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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Tshwene Lodge was fantastic! It gets a 5* from the moment the staff greet you on arrival. Gregg the manager looks after everyone as No: 1 priority. The bedrooms are nicely decorated and a good size, each with its own balcony looking out to the bush. Bathrooms are very nice, and each also has an outside shower. The central area... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we had a great three night stay. Breakfasts and lunch are really good but dinner is a little disappointing. We had great sightings of most game and the game ranger was really interesting. Overall great quality for money.

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

I was disappointed to hear about dinner and will definitely look into this. We pride ourselves on offering an excellent all round experience. Thank you for your feedback and we're happy to hear that you enjoyed all the other aspects of the lodge and the game viewing. Kind regards Richard de la Rey More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tshwene Lodge was nothing like we expected in actual fact we enjoyed it much more than some of the usual run if the mill lodges at Welgevonden. Gregg and his team felt like family after our weekend there and we had an amazing time with the other 3 couples at the lodge. Game drives were fun and so enjoyable, we... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback. It really does sound like you had a lot of fun and that Gregg looked after you very well. We are obviously very happy to hear how much you enjoyed the weekend with the other guests and hope that all of you will visit us again son. Kind regards Richard de la Rey More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The service from Sinah and the team was fantastic. From the time we arrived to the goodbyes, nothing was too much trouble. Arriving after game drives, guests were greeted by Jack with warm towels to wipe away the dust. Whether it was extra rusks in the room to a special occasion birthday cake, every request was met with a smile.... More 

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

Sinah and her team really go out of their way to make sure our guests are extremely well looked after and this shows in your feedback. I think Sinah has been responsible for our guests leaving Tshwene with a few additional kilograms due to her excellent cooking skills. We're obviously thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay and look... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Fabulous weekend away with good friends in a perfect setting. Gregg and his team went out of their way to make it a thoroughly enjoyable stay. The actual rooms are a treat in themselves whilst the lodge has a very warm and cosy atmosphere. Well done to the Tshwene team, keep up the good work and we will certainly be... More 

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

We sincerely hope you do visit us again soon. Thank you for the wonderful feedback. Our team at Tshwene really do go out of their way to make sure our guests are very well looked after and we're very fortunate to have them all on board. Thank you once again and we hope to see you soon. Kind regards Richard... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

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

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 June 10, 2015

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
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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 

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