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Tshwene Lodge

Welgevonden Gate, Welgevonden Game Reserve 2074, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We arrived to a warm welcome by staff at Tshwene Lodge on a Saturday afternoon in November. Unfortunately, on return from the evening game drive, we were informed that there was no water as elephants had damaged the pipes; water for drinking and flushing of toilets was provided. After the morning game drive, still no water, and repairs were hampered... More 

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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

From the moment we drove into Welgenvonden park, Tshwene Lodge staff aimed to make our experience unforgettable. The lodge is beautifully located in the hidden hills of the Welgevonden area. Each room provides you with ample privacy and evenings can be spent on the balcony star gazing on a clear night amongst the natural ambience of the bush. We visited... More 

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RareEarthZA, Chief Executive Officer at Tshwene Lodge, responded to this review

Good day Thank you for your wonderful feedback. What a wonderful way to spend your anniversary. A leopard kill is certainly a special sighting and you are very fortunate. Sam is a great asset to the company and guests thoroughly enjoy his game drives. We would really appreciate it if you would post some pics on our Facebook page at... More 

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