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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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago via mobile

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

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 November 3, 2014 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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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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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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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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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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Also Known As:
Hwange Safari Hotel Harare

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