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Mvubu River Lodge

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Pongola Game Reserve, Pongola, South Africa
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Quebec
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Avoid this place if you are not a hunter. The place advertise all kind of activities that do not really exist. You will be treated ( even if you pay good money ) as a third rate visitor if you are not a man with a gun... Exclusives zones reserved for hunters that you will not access ( e.g. Black... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We only booked one night at the lodge and wished we were staying longer. On our drive from the entrance to the lodge we saw a multitude of animals and birds and it just got better from there. Our accommodation was stunning and we especially enjoyed our covered deck area that had a feel of being a private little hide... More 

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2 Thank Balerno0
Jyllinge, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Very nice lodge, great people, super food, rooms cosy. We used it for our hunting trip. The service is en top, even when we get late for brunch. Dinner at the boma was excellent. We will be back for sure.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Catherine and her staff were outstanding with their welcoming hospitality! We were also delighted with Maxwell, our Game Ranger, he was very entertaining. Despite the drought we saw giraffe, buck, rhino, buffalo and elephant. The views from the lodge are stunning and the accommodation very comfortable.

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2 Thank Elise B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Came here in winter. Although it was dry the game viewing was great and staff were both professional and friendly. Great views from room 2 of the valley and the river. Many elephants and hippos on view

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4 Thank George P
Middelburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

We were a group of 16 gathering for a family birthday. What was pleasantly surprising was that we didn't have to lock our chalets. The thatched chalets were comfortable, clean and the beds very comfortable. The staff were very friendly and made everyone feel at home especially Bertus and Catherine. They went out of their way for us! The meals... More 

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3 Thank Erna p
Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We go to Pongola every year and stay at Mvubu, and every year it just seems to get better and better! This year (May 2015) the highlights are too numerous to detail but our Jeep Safari's with Berthos were informative, fun and we learnt so much about the animals, flora, fauna and the bush; the fishing trips enabled us to... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

A group of 8 of us stayed here in March, what can I say heaven on earth. The staff were amazing especially Bertus with his passion and knowledge, couldn't recommend enough! The accomodation was first class with fantastic views. Everything was taken care of in a friendly but professional manner. Roger the chef cooked fantastic meals every night, Catherine was... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I dont often write reviews:- however in exceptional circumstances which this was -I believe it to be warranted. We stayed here in January and I can honestly say it was flawless -from the checking in to the rooms and food to the dramatic and fantastic Rhino Tracking with Bertus who charmed us with charming anecdotes and stole our breath with... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

My Wife and I spent three nights at Mvubu lodge in January 2015. This is our first visit to this beautiful reserve. The lodge is comfortable, ideally situated above the river, with excellent food. The accommodation was comfortable, with all the comforts from home including a small mini bar fridge on the deck and a safe with a walk in... More 

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