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4.5 of 5 Lodge   |   Sterkrivier Rd | Upper Escarpment, Entabeni Game Reserve, South Africa
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Peschiera Borromeo, Italy
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
73 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
1 review
1 helpful vote 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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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
30 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2007

Everything comes together to give you a fantastic safari experience. We stayed at the Kingfisher Lodge but ate / visited most of the lodges which all appear to be well run and to a similar standard. Accommodation (good size, own fires) food (high standard, lots, catered for the 2 vegetarians well) and service (warm, happy people) is all as stated... More

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Address: Sterkrivier Rd | Upper Escarpment, Entabeni Game Reserve, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Waterberg > Entabeni Game Reserve
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Kingfisher Lodge 4.5*

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Set on the banks of Lake Entabeni, Kingfisher Lodge is the most exclusive and luxurious of all the lodges, offering superb personalized service. In the main lounge and dining area the ambience is inviting with elegant decor, specially designed furniture and fireplace ensuring an enjoyable and relaxed atmosphere. The lodge has a spacious lounge/dining room, which opens onto a wooden deck. The eight deluxe bedrooms are stylishly decorated and feature fireplaces, mini-bars and private decks. The lodge is also equipped to accommodate guests with mobility challenges. The honeymoon suite features an exquisite four poster bed and a Jacuzzi bath with views of the lake. ... more   less 
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