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Mvubu River Lodge

Pongola Game Reserve, Pongola, South Africa
Mvubu River Lodge
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I spent 3 nights at Mvubu lodge in December. I really enjoyed the stay. The manager, Cathy, was very friendly and attentive to all our needs! The accommodation was basic but clean and well maintained. Our game ranger, Bertus, was very entertaining and knowledgeable. The food at the lodge was great, better than expected. I would definitely recommend a visit!!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We stayed at Mvubu River Lodge as a stopover on our way from Johannesburg to Sodwana Bay. We loved it so much that we decided to make the stop on the way home, too. From the moment you enter the Pongola Game Reserve, it feels like you have been transported to another world. On arrival at the lodge, you are... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This is my second visit to Pongolo Game reserve , this time we decided to stay at Mvubu river lodge and i am blown away by the fantastic service starting from Marietjie at booking , then been greeted by Catherina warm and welcoming smile and Bertus , food was excellent and as for the game drive , one of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We are back home after a short visit to KZN, that unfortunately allowed only a one night stay at Mvubu. We have stayed in other lodges in the area but Mvubu never fails to impress us. It is super value for money, friendly staff, lovely setting and a comfortable and relaxed environment. I can highly recommend the lodge for quality... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Pongola is one of the best game reserves we've been to. The lodge is beautiful, ideally situated above the river, with excellent food. Catherine and her staff are very friendly and efficient. The drives and river cruises were awe-inspiring with 2 exceptional guides, Bertus and Maxwell, highly professional and enthusiastic. With Maxwell, we did 2 river cruises, morning and afternoon,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Apart from the wild life and position the success of Mbuvu is undoubtedly the staff (led by Catherine) From check in to check out the service was professional, interested and friendly ... the game drives, and rhino tracking with Bertus as our guide and the river cruise with Maxwell as our guide were great - both are passionate about wildlife... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We stayed at this wonderful lodge for two nights & loved the place. The views from our room (no 2), over the valley below, watching animals drinking in the river was breathtaking. Service throughout was top class & the food was excellent. Great base for Tiger fishing & boat trips on the Pongola lake.

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Pinetown, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Spent one night at this reasonably priced lodge. Such friendly staff who go the extra mile to ensure your comfort. Our room was very comfortable with a wonderful view of the river and we could watch the game on the plain from our veranda. Maxwell was excellent guide on the game drive. We were so close to 2 magnificent rhino... More 

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