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4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Dete Vlei, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
David H Wylam, England, United Kingdom
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  • Location
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Wylam, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We made a pitstop here en route to Victoria Falls on the splendid Pathfinder coach journey. It was a welcome relief to find somewhere as beautifully relaxing to take a break after most of the day travelling. The entrance opens out into a huge lobby/reception area, and the stairs and paths separate and sweep down to the ground level where... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This fantastic Location deserves a better lodge than this. Renovation May be possible, but it will have to be soon. The rooms are small, shabby, smelly And Dirty. The bathroom was horrible, the toilet Seat broken And as we arrived there was no electricity. Most of the Staff were very helpful some were just Scruffy looking. On our last evening... More

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Mildred D, General Manager at Hwange Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest On behalf of Hwange Safari Lodge, please accept my apology for your unpleasant experiences during your stay with us. We are concerned to note your dissatisfaction with your room, room cleanliness and bathroom. I can assure you that we are actively working to improve our product and service standards; your feedback has proved to be invaluable. We... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We stayed here for two nights in Sep 2014. The lodge is suffering a bit from its age and requires upgrades to the rooms; however, the location is superb and the staff work very hard to please their customers. The restaurant meals were of average quality. The view overlooking a watering hole provides endless game-viewing opportunities and the wildlife cooperates... More

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10 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is an amazing venue with very helpful staff. The dining area being open air and overlooking the watering hole makes for fabulous views. The game drive we went on was a wildlife extravaganza and we saw all the animals we could. The guide was also fantastic.

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Vancouver, Canada
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9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Overall esthetic of the lodge was lovely. Rooms were well laid out within the building. Gorgeous view of the watering hole in the back. Wildlife can come right onto the property as we witnessed with an elephant. Nice beds but the room itself was cramped for two people. Small bathroom with very old fixtures. Food was average. Very highly priced... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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 August 13, 2014

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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san jose
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14 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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*
Number of rooms: 100
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