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Kingfisher Lodge

Sterkrivier Rd | Upper Escarpment, Entabeni Game Reserve, South Africa
Kingfisher Lodge
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Kingfisher lodge really needs to be upgraded to deserve the denomination of a "luxury" lodge. The rooms/bathrooms need to be revamped and service needs to raise its game as the food is not offering anything special and customer service is not in line with any luxury lodges you can find in South Africa. The location however is absolutely wonderful as... More 

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MichelleBouic, PR & Marketing Executive at Kingfisher Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Carole G, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. Whilst we are disheartened to read that your overall experience was not the complete Legendary experience we strive to create, we are glad to read that you enjoyed our lodge’s setting and our reserve. As many know, we welcome constructive comments as we believe they can only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Thank you to Mishack and his team for exceeding all our expectations making our stay at Kingfisher a memory that will last forever! Also a big thank you to Jan and Solly for a Big 5 experience that made the trip even more memorable. We would definitely be back and would recommend this resort to others! Best regards Allison and... More 

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MichelleBouic, PR & Marketing Executive at Kingfisher Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Dean G Thank you very much for taking the time to write a lovely review and mentioning the Team members who made your stay extra special. We are very happy to hear that you had such a wonderful time at Kingfisher Lodge! We will be sure to pass on your comments to the Kingfisher Team and look forward to... More 

pretoria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Kingfisher Lodge at Entabeni Game Reserve is a wonderful getaway. The Lodge is comfortable and is in a beautiful setting. , the food is delicious and tasty. The staff are friendly and helpful. Game viewing is spectacular in this BIG 5 game reserve. We were fortunate to see white rhino a number of times, elephant swimming in a dam, Cheetah... More 

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MichelleBouic, PR & Marketing Executive at Kingfisher Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jill528 Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience at Kingfisher Lodge with us! We are delighted to hear that you had such a wonderful time. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future and we will be sure to pass on your review to the Kingfisher Team. More 

Peschiera Borromeo, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We were in two rooms facing the lake that were really nice. We loved the fire place in the rooms and every thing was nice and clean. The only improvement that they need is the heating in the bathroom that can be cold after the shower. The manager was really kind and capable and he did his best to make... More 

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MichelleBouic, Marketing & PR Executive at Kingfisher Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Zazzo67, Thank you for taking the time to post this review. We are sincerely proud to also learn that you were impressed with our property, our Legendary team and that all your expectations were met. We certainly value your comments and suggestions and they have been passed on to the Lodge Manager for their attention. We look forward to... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The staff were friendly but the service and quality of food and accommodation was not as advertised. The bathroom doors in the rooms wouldn't close (shower and toilet) which was inconvenient in the least when sharing with a colleague. The food was bland and the portion sizes were extremely small. The game drives were nice but were 3-4 hours long... More 

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MichelleBouic, Marketing & PR Executive at Kingfisher Lodge, responded to this review

Dear azariakemp, Thank you for your review of Kingfisher Lodge. We welcome all feedback as it not only bolsters our Legendary team, but ensures a better service delivery where required. Having investigated your comments, we located your guest questionnaire, and notice that most of your experience were rates 4/5 or 5/5. This is heartening to see. We are concerned to... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We stayed at Kingfisher lodge as part of a deal where we bought 4 nights for the price of 2. The setting is lovely beside a lake, and were allocated the 'honeymoon' lodge. Our initial impressions were good, but it was clear on closer inspection that a lot of maintenance needed doing on the buildings. I couldn't pin down why... More 

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MichelleBouic, Client Liaison at Kingfisher Lodge, responded to this review

Good Day Missenchsinclair, Thank you for your review of Kingfisher Lodge – we are heartened to read that you enjoyed your time with us. We welcome constructive comments as our main focus is to create a Legendary experience for all our guests. We will pass your comments onto our Camp Manager to address the points raised and rectify as soon... More 

Prtetoria
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

We visited the Kingfisher lodge on the weekend of the 23 November 2012. Let me start by saying this is a amazing setting for a Game Lodge, many thanks to Simon and Solly for the amazing drive you made this weekend special. Now for the negative we were told we will be upgraded from the 4 star Lakeside lodge to... More 

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Michelle B, Senior Marketing Assistant OBO General Manager Gary Millar at Kingfisher Lodge, responded to this review

Dear JackpotPretoria Thank you for taking the time to review our property. It is regretful that your perception of Kingfisher Lodge is currently a negative one and we hope that you will give us the opportunity to rectify this by visiting us again. A letter of apology has been forwarded to your booking agent who will be in contact with... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

For a 5 star establishment, this lodge is in need of serious maintenance. The thatch needs some serious work on it, it looks tatty. i saw torn sheets, bleached patches on hooked towels, towels were also minimal in the room for a 5 star. The carpet is aged and frayed, coming undone at the end of the tiles. The food... More 

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Sofia Region, Bulgaria
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31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2011

I stayed with friends at the Kingfisher lodge end of January 2011. The place seems to be well maintained, hence there seems to be quite some problems with the monkeys running around in the camp (which can be rather disturbing as you can hardly stay outside). Wildlife (even though it is not a huge reserve is good and we saw... More 

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Den Haag
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2011

Don't need no more words to discribe Kingfisher Lodge than AMAZING. Everything is amazing the game ranger Trevor, the lovely, wonderfull straight from the heart hard working people and staff. And believe us the Entabeni Reserve is breath taking beautiful. A real piece of Africa within South Africa. The animals are very healthy and taking real good care of. If... More 

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