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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
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Middelburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

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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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 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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