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4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Dete Vlei, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
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Hwange Safari Lodge
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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san jose
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the grounds at Hwange Safari Lodge. Tree studded lawns lead to an inviting swimming pool and a large waterhole beyond. There is a quiet viewing platform nearby where you can watch impala, kudu, or elephant come to drink. Tea is served at 4pm under a shady tree near the boma. All rooms overlook the grounds. From room 205... More

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21 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for four nights and thought it was great. The lodge is set right in a watering hole with many animals day and night. You can watch them from your window or walk out to the fence and be very close. One evening we were lucky enough to have approximately 200 elephant cross the road in from of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I loved this lodge. We had excellent game drives, dinner by open fires and lion viewing from the hotel. It was easter sunday and they organised an easter egg hunt for my kids. It was also my daughters birthday and they baked a cake for her. Attentive service and excellent food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We recently had a big group at HSL for the annual AHEAD-GLTFCA conference with the RP-PCP of Zimbabwe and it was a beautiful week! The setting is amazing with wildlife very close and a starry sky, only topped by the full moon... The service was, as usual in Zimbabwe, impeccable... We mostly had barbecue at night and a variety of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

The lodge was a very nice place. The room had nice accommodations and the bed was very comfortable. They have a outpost that you can go and look out into the reserve to look at animals and it was a nice treat. The food was great. I even got to try a Kudo. It taste like beef. We stayed for... More

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Paphos, Cyprus
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25 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The only good thing about this place was the magnificient view over the water hole. The Hotel is run down and shabby. At times we felt like we were the only people in the Hotel. The room itself was ok, bathroom was very dated, poorly maintained and maids kept leaving the louvre windows open so we always came back to... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We stayed at here for 2 nights and had a very pleasant stay. The rooms were nice and spacious with lovely view to the watering hole. The air conditioning was not working but the ceiling fan was- it was not a big issue for us as it wasn't too hot but I guess it could be unpleasant sometimes. The staff... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I take students from a University on study abroad experiences and we stay at this hotel every year for a few days. The students love the water hole out back as well as the large chalkboard in the lobby area to see what game has been in the area that day. The dining area outside is great at night with... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

This is one of our favourite holiday resorts in the world. This time around we were very disspaointed by the poor maintance of the place. For a start the swimmimng pool is a death trap very filthy and really needs a good clean out. Get experts who can help you and get the pool cleaned. The rooms what can i... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

The Safari rides were great and our guide was awesome, we seen all the big game and as a photographer getting close was the highlight of my stay. Dinner was outside which I loved and nightly fires were great to hang around and meet new people. It does need updating and they have no air conditioners just air circulations (like... More

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Address: Dete Vlei, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
Location: Zimbabwe > Matabeleland North Province > Hwange National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hwange Safari Lodge 4*
Also Known As:
Hwange Safari Hotel Harare

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Hwange Safari Lodge is an oasis of luxury in the heart of the African savannah. Surrounded by untouched wilderness our guests have access to all the modern amenities required to make their stay truly comfortable. The hotel has two restaurants one which is located outside with views of the watering hole. The swimming pool is a popular oasis for cooling down each day and the bar is the ideal place to relax after a safari. ... more   less 
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