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Hwange Safari Lodge

Dete Vlei, Hwange National Park 5792, Zimbabwe
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Nairobi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Hotel is placed in a very privileged place, an amazing Park, right in front of a waterhole for animals to gather (this time there weren't many of them because there is plenty of water around...). It is the third time I stay in this lodge and is always great to come back. The Hotel is a bit run-down, the... More 

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although this is a larger and older Lodge dating to the 70’s, most of their rooms have been renovated. If you don’t mind staying with larger groups, it is an affordable choice. You can book game drives from here if you don’t want to use you own car in the Hwange National Park. Their waterhole not far from the Lodge... More 

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La Ferriere, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really, the people of Zimbabwe do not deserve so few visitors; we were almost alone in the hotel. The lodge is very nice, the staff extraordinary, always willing to help and wanting to fulfill all our requirements; the food was excellent served with great amability in the garden while watching the game at the waterhole, especially those huge herds of... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived to find 40 elephant arriving at the waterhole in front of the lodge & staff waiting to greet us. It set the tone for our four night stay. The game viewing was absolutely top notch as our guide Lazarus showed us lion eating their kill (an elephant), elephants, cheetah, giraffe, hippo, croc, buffalo, baboon,Impala, steenbok,warthog & so much... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I have been in the tourism industry for 28 years and really have NEVER experienced such good overall service at a lodge - it was as if the staff here can not do enough to make you feel welcome and help where-ever, how-ever. The smiles and attitudes are real. Amazing. I have stayed here before a few times, but the... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We were greeted with the sight of a herd of elephants grazing by the water hole and a young bull elephant terrorizing a couple of guests in the viewing platform. The rooms off the main atrium were large and spacious with great viewing balconies. The Dining room was occupied by a debating competition so dining was al fresco - standard... More 

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Ramrod Key Florida
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47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The air conditioning and fans only work in some rooms. Make sure yours works when you check in. Get a room without a terrace as you can not use it as the monkeys can enter. King bed and OK shower, TV, swimming pool Game pool with lights for game viewing especially at night. Very good breakfast and dinner with very... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

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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Edinburgh
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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