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4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Dete Vlei, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hwange offered a range of game drives and bush walks; all of which we sampled.Perhaps the most thrilling moment was our first lion sighting which was only yards from the track down to the lodge.Our game wardens, Beche and Raymond , were well-informed and enthusiastic.Best of all was watching zebra and elephants from our room and an exciting bush dinner... More

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Harare, Mashonaland East, Zimbabwe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I absolutely enjoyed my stay at Hwange Safari Lodge. They offer attentive service and the staff is very switched on. the bush dinner was the highlight of my stay. My business associates (from South Africa) with whom i had travelled with shared my sentiments and said that they will recommend Hwange Safari Lodge to anyone travelling to Hwange. Keep it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

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
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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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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
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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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8 hotel reviews
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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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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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