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Clearwater Lodges - Kudu & Tsetshepi

Welgevonden Game Reserve, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014
LoriO35 Pretoria, South Africa
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Pretoria, South Africa
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We have just spent 4 nights at malaria-free, Clearwater Kudu Lodge, which was recommended to us by a friend, as having all the luxurious comforts you require in a wonderful relaxing atmosphere. Exactly what we experienced. We stayed in the two bedroom (both en-suite) family unit. Lovely large bedrooms and bathrooms and three patios overlooking the savannah (where we saw... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Terry's attitude just makes this place one to go back to. The food is awesome, home cooked and heart The lodge is gorgeous, set right on a watering hole The rooms and little slices of heaven The game in the park is magic I could not think of a better spot in the bush to be, loved it

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

We have just returned from a 3 night stay at Clearwater Kudu lodge and we are already checking our calendars to see when we can return. Everything about the lodge is exceptional. We stayed in the family room which is massive with two extremely large rooms with their own bathrooms. The food was delicious and plentiful and nothing was too... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

We celebrated our wedding anniversary. Our hosts Hamish and Terry were very hospitable. Hamish have loads of knowledge about the area and animals. Welgevonden game reserve is a beautiful area and have various different vegetation and loads of animals. The accommodation is excellent, beautiful room and bathroom (also with outside shower). Delicious meals and all beverages included. The watering hole... More

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Campinas, SP
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

We went here with my family, and really enjoyed the place. We had some very good game viewing, but game density was not like it is in other places. With that said, the game that we did see was exceptional. The size (only ~10 guests) makes this place great. The unfenced experience is also very cool with plenty of game... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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15 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Stayed two nights at the Clearwater Kudu lodge, and the place is just magic. The lodge is a non fenced lodge which means that you will see wild animals in the camp and if you are lucky hear lions roar in the night. The lodge is on a all inclusive basis and the food and wines are really nice. Hamish... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

I stayed at Kudu lodge for two nights with some friends and we were lucky enough to have the place to ourselves, with the great friendly service it really felt like home. Even if there were more people staying the place is still large enough that you could get privacy if that’s what you wanted. The individual cottages were large... More

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

Four days in heaven. Massive thanks to Paul and Nadia. Incredible game viewing. Lion right in front of our lodge. Just awesome guys!

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79 reviews 79 reviews
37 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

Like most Welgevonden lodges, Kudu is a small (10 guest) establishment which can foster intimacy with the people you've come with, allow you to form new friendships, or rapidly tire of those who happen to be there with you. The rooms are attractive and reasonably well equipped: we had a giant bath as well as the obligatory outside shower. The... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2010

My husband and I spent a long weekend at the Tshetshepi Lodge. We absolutely loved our time there. The lodge is very small and intimate.... 4 rooms in total. So you almost feel like guests at a friend's game farm.... a very luxurious and elegant game farm at that! Our room was exquisite..... complete with enormous bath tub, indoor and... More

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Address: Welgevonden Game Reserve, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Welgevonden Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
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In the Waterberg mountains, a merely two-and-a-half hours drive from Johannesburg, the private Welgevonden Game Reserve, 34000 hectares of magnificent landscapes, malaria-free, is the setting for two charming havens of peace, Clearwater Lodges: Kudu set out on the open savannah overlooking a waterhole and Tshetshepi, amongst lush indigenous trees, next to a stream. Colonial elegance combined with warm hospitality. ... more   less 
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