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Hwange Safari Lodge

4.0 of 5
Dete Vlei, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Situated within the Hwange National Park, the main feature that strikes you as you enter this hotel is the large open field at the rear, which houses a small pool and overlooks a watering hole where birds, baboons, and springboks gather. There was a crocodile during our visit that was munching on birds foolish enough to gather along the water's... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We had just come from two nights in Hwange Safari Park itself, so were delighted to be able to relax and enjoy this hotel. The watering hole is a big attraction and it was fantastic to be able to chill out by the pool and still see all of the animals (including a family group of elephants) passing through. It... More 

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Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I recently got to spend a night with some foreign guests and I was very impressed with the layout and service at the lodge. I found the staff very friendly and the service impressive. We were even lucky enough to arrive the day after they dropped the prices of food and beverages. It is good to see that someone is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Hwange Safari Lodge is possibly one of the best locations and hotel designs in southern Africa. I have visited it many times over the past three decades and I always come away with a deep sense of pleasure. The key feature of the Lodge is its floodlit waterhole located within the park boundaries which presents a unique opportunity to view... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Returned to Hwange Safari lodge for another visit and again it did not disappoint. I love visiting here- the room was very comfortable and clean and the food was great. Complimentary wifi worked very well and was able to FaceTime with no problems at all. Real highlight is relaxing by the pool in the beautiful grounds watching animals come and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We stayed at Hwange on 5 January 2015. It is still a very attractive hotel with nice rooms and attentive staff. The highlight of course is the view of the waterhole right on the door step. We were lucky enough to see a large herd of sable antelope coming down to drink.. a very rare and special sighting. Our guide... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Attended wedding over the new year period (30 Dec to. 1st Jan) Room was clean, had great view of the lake. Free 3 day complimentary wi-fi and Satellite TV in rooms for those who want to catch up with world events. Food was great. Staff very courteous and friendly. Safari trips in the morning and afternoon at $35.00 per person... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

For a place that beautiful there's a lot that needs to be done in terms of customer care. Most of the staff were not pleasant. The wifi was not working. When I viewed the rooms there was complimentary bottled water but when I checked in the water was gone. The staff were gossiping about guests in venecular, me included! Unbeknown... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

When we checked in,l immediately set out to look for the shortcomings that other reviewers had noted and discovered that promises by management to improve on service standards are genuine. Checkin was a breeze and we were led to a clean and comfortable room after a long drive in heavy rain from Byo.The food served was great and wifi that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We stayed at Hwange in December 2014. On arrival we didn't particularly like the room we were given and management upgraded us (thank you!). We thoroughly enjoyed the safari drives. Amazing how wildlife simply makes its way to the lodge's watering holes. We found the staff really helpful. The breakfast was delicious with lots of variety. It was such a... More 

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