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4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Harmony 105, Karongwe Private Game Reserve | R 36, between Lydenburg and Tzaneen, Makalali Private Game Reserve 0891, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We recently spent one night at the lodge going for a funeral at the nearby village, with a group of about 20 family members. A very good place for a family outing. The night fire at the Boma was one of the highlights. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The views are out of this world!! Wish we had stayed... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Just visited Indlovu River Lodge with good friends from the UK. We have been on safari together many times over the years and have very high expectations. Indlovu River Lodge did not disappoint and in many ways exceeded our expectations! I would like to thank Ilse and Jan, Jonty and Billy as well as Usher and the team for taking... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We recently spent 4 days at the lodge, as guests of some very good friends. The place, for someone who has never before visited Africa, let alone the bush, was simply amazing (an over-used word, but entirely appropriate in this context). The staff were knowledgeable, friendly, helpful and polite. Jan and Ilse were exceptionally courteous and caring - Jonty (sp)... More

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Springs, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Recently visited Indlovu River Lodge. A very warm welcome from Ilse and her staff. Exceptional service. The best part about this place is that it is child friendly. Very clean accommodation. Game ranger (Jonty) gave us a very informative game drive. Thoroughly enjoyed the sighting of the lioness. Would definitely recommend this place to relax and enjoy the bush. Yasmin

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

One night was far too short a stay and we look forward to returning to this wonderful warm and welcoming Lodge. We are accommodated literally as a last minute booking and Ilse and Jan went out of their way to get our accommodation ready and comfortable. Our kiddies had an absolute ball in the gorgeous garden, the swimming pool and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Since our arrival at Indlovu River lodge we were treated to personal attention to detail and excellent service. Our personal guide,tracker & chef made the stay a very pleasant expierence! The lonely appointed Shingwedzi unit with great river views and awesome sundowners will be something to remember!!

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We recently stayed at Indlovu River Lodge and I have to say that it was the absolute highlight of our holiday in South Africa. It was just my idea of a perfect getaway in the bush for a couple of simple reasons: First of all the warm and friendly welcoming by Sandra, Stuart, Johnty and the rest of the team... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Me and my wife stayed at Indlovu River Lodge for a short break in December. We were greeted upon arrival by Sandra, Stuart and the team. They made sure we were welcomed and settled in. The Lodge has everything you need and more. The full board meals was something out of this world, Usher, our chef is a great asset... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

My girlfriend an I had an incredible stay here. We could only be there for one night, but I wish it could have been longer. We booked the all inclusive rate and my most optimistic expectations were surpassed. Everything was great from start to finish, the chalet, the staff, the chef's cooking and the game viewing. The best part of... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

I recently escorted 15 client on Safari and had the privilege of using Indlovu River Lodge as destination. The quality of service during our 6 night stay at Indlovu was outstanding! Indlovu offers guest the opportunity to truly unwind and enjoy the luxurious accommodation while experiencing the splendor of the African bush! Thank you to Dawn and Ben Venter(owners), Stuart... More

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Address: Harmony 105, Karongwe Private Game Reserve | R 36, between Lydenburg and Tzaneen, Makalali Private Game Reserve 0891, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Makalali Private Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Indlovu River Lodge 4*
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Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
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Home is where your heart is. In the heart of the 9.000 ha Karongwe Private Game Reserve the beautiful Three Cities Indlovu River Lodge is located on the tranquil banks of the Kuvjename River. It is here that guests come to absorb unsurpassed peace of the bush, experience the timeless sensations of Africa and explore this world of splendour. We consider Indlovu River Lodge your second home in the bush where we provide friendship, relaxation and comfort combined with an unforgettable African safari experience.The prime bushveld with its seasonal rivers and rocky outcrops provides for exceptional game viewing and birding. The reserve is home to over 350 bird species, with big game that includes elephant, rhino, buffalo, hippo, giraffe, lion, leopard, hyena and cheetah. Our qualified game rangers and trackers will sweep you off into the bush. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and smells of nature on game drives and bush walks and capture that perfect photograph. Room Configuration: Total 12 Rooms. Chalet Shingwedzi, Chalet Kambaku, Chalet Shawu, Shawu Honeymoon Suite, Ndlulamithi Suite, Shingwedzi Garden Suite. Facilities: Fully Equipped Chalets, Swimming Pools, Outdoor Bomas, Air conditioners or Fans, Laundry Facilities on Request, Unlimited Wireless-LAN, Gym, Helicopter Pad. For self-caterers: Private Chef Service, Grocery Ordering and Delivery Service.Onsite / Nearby Attractions / Activities: The Big 5, Game Drives, Bush Walks, Rangers and Trackers, Over 350 Bird Species, Abseiling, Boat cruise on the Blyde Dam, Kruger National Park, The Panorama Route, Blyde River Canyon, The Three Rondavels, Bourke's Luck Potholes, God’s Window, Graskop, Waterfalls, Shangaan Cultural Village, Pilgrim's Rest, Sudwala Caves, Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre, Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, Khamai Reptile Park.Conference Facilities: Conferences for up to 15 people. Setup options: board room, classroom or theatre.Dining & Cuisine: Set Menu, BuffetFully inclusive guests are catered for by our lodge kitchen. Traditional South African dishes and a complimenting wine list allow our guests to have a taste of the local cuisine. For self-caterers we offer the services of a private chef if you would like to retire from the kitchen during your holiday. Our passionate chef will prepare and serve meals with the food supplies brought along. ... more   less 
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