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Tshwene Lodge

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Welgevonden Gate, Welgevonden Game Reserve 2074, South Africa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tshwene Lodge is one of the smaller lodges we have been to and quite charming. It only accommodates ten guests in five private chalets. Chalets 1 and 2 share a patio, so aren’t as private, but are closer to the lodge. The rooms are large and comfortable, on a slope with a view of a hillside. There is an outside... More 

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Thank you for your feedback and compliments on Tshwene Lodge. You summed up the lodge very well I might add. Game viewing, as you no doubt know, is always the luck of the draw. Especially in an area as vast as Welgevonden Game Reserve. You are quite right when you say that it is very dry but this has not... More 

Randburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Truly a memorable weekend, thanks to Tshwene Lodge - where you arrive as a guest and leave as family. The staff, with genuine smiles on their faces is what makes this lodge so special. Sina, the chef who has been at the lodge for many years, makes food with love. You can taste the love in her meals. Sam the... More 

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RareEarthZA, Director of Sales at Tshwene Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Kishani Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback and for visiting us again. We love hearing from repeat guests. Once again our staff went out of their way to make your stay such an enjoyable one. We are truly fortunate to have such a wonderful staff compliment. Huge congratulations on your engagement and we look forward to welcoming... More 

Johannesburg
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

A beautiful lodge high up on the mountain with stunning views. Friendly staff and management willing to help and assist in any way possible. Sam our ranger very knowledgeable, charming, friendly and a great driver. As beautiful as the lodge is, not recommended for guests who have issues with climbing stairs. Unfortunately the beautiful location on top of the mountain... More 

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RareEarthZA, CEO at Tshwene Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Kuno Thank you for your comprehensive feedback. It was wonderful to welcome you back to Welgevonden. Our staff at Tshwene are fantastic and we are so proud of them. As you mention in your feedback, Tshwene has it's own special charm. You are correct in saying that the stairs can pose problems for certain guests. For this reason we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We booked the lodge out for a bachalorette and it was absolutely fantastic. The staff were attentive and warm, the food was great and the accommodation was luxurious. We were made to feel like it was a home away from home. The lodge itself is set high up, giving fabulous vistas and it is very quiet. It was a special... More 

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RareEarthZA, CEO at Tshwene Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Helen Thank you for the fantastic feedback. We are obviously thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and that you felt it was like home away from home. That sums it up perfectly. Thank you for visiting Tshwene Lodge. Hopefully you will be able to visit us in the not too distant future. Kind regards Lauren More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I can recommend this lodge to anybody. It's magic. The staff is friendly and proffessionel. The rooms are very nice and clean. The food is well prepared and served with a smile. Our guide for the gamedrives was excellent.

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RareEarthZA, CEO at Tshwene Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your wonderful feedback. We sincerely appreciate it. Thank you too for all the kind comments. We are truly blessed to have such wonderful staff. Needless to say we are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay at Tshwene Lodge and we hope to see you back again in the not too distant future. Kind regards Lauren More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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19 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

a friend and I stayed at Tshwene fora weekend. The staff are very well intentioned but seem to lack some training - warm drinks, plain food that was often left out in the heat (wilted salads and hardened bread). Bowls forgotten at breakfast, no top ups offered on drinks, eggs forgotten at one breakfast. Hot plates give for a dinner... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

We decided to go to Welgevonden due to how close it is to Joburg and the size of the park so after 2 hours and 30 minutes drive from the airport we arrived at the main gate were the guide Sam meet us with a nice cold drinks and a big smile. We parked the car and jumped in to... More 

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RareEarthZA, Director of Sales at Tshwene Lodge, responded to this review

We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay at Tshwene Lodge. You summed up a normal day perfectly. As I've stated before, Welgevonden seldom disappoints on the game viewing front and it certainly delivered during your stay. Thank you for your incredible feedback and we hope to see you soon. Kind regards Richard More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Our stay at Tshwene was magical. The room was comfortable, spacious and had all the relevant modcons such as a Braun hairdryer. The staff was amazing, professional, friendly and helpful from the moment we arrived until we left. We stayed for three nights. The lodge was full when we arrived but all the other guests left on the following morning,... More 

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RareEarthZA, Director of Sales at Tshwene Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful feedback. Once again our staff came to the fore and we are incredibly fortunate to have such a fantastic team. I will certainly forward your mail onto lodge management and they will pass your comments onto the staff. I'm sure they will be delighted. Thank you for choosing to stay at Tshwene Lodge and we... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

It was our second visit to Welgevonden but our first stay at Tshwene Lodge. We had a great time and the entire team made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived. A special thanks to Heath and Bridget who took good care of us. The rooms (only 5 in total) are spacious with a beautiful deck. The food was... More 

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RareEarthZA, CEO at Tshwene Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your feedback. It's always a pleasure welcoming guests back to Welgevonden Game Reserve and thank you for choosing to stay with us at Tshwene Lodge. We have a very special team at Tshwene Lodge and we are always grateful for all the hard work and effort they put into making sure our guests have an awesome experience.... More 

Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

From the minute we arrived to our goodbyes the staff at Tshwene lodge were extremely welcoming and friendly. Accomodation was clean and comfortable and the food was definitely always a five star meal. We had amazing game drives seeing lions, cheetah, giraffes, elephant and many more. Our tour guide Sam was knowledgeable and was always seen with a smile. The... More 

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RareEarthZA, CEO at Tshwene Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful feedback. We are so happy that your fiance chose Tshwene Lodge to propose. It's such a special occasion and the African bush is the ideal place to propose. Sam and the rest of the staff are very special and we are really thrilled to have them all on board. As I have mentioned before, the... More 

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