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Bingelela Lodge

Certificate of Excellence
on the R74, Bergville 3350, South Africa
Bingelela Lodge
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the second year in a row that we have stayed here before the Arthur Cresswell Marathon. Perfect place to stay - close to the start! Chalets are neat, clean and beds comfy. Warm welcome and a packed breakfast for our race as well. Delicious steak as dinner Would also be a good place to stay to explore the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bingelela is a very basic backpackers which is very over priced for what you can get in the area. We stayed in a chalet where the bed was up in a loft, wedged pretty close to the web/bug infected thatch roof. Walking down the creeky, unlevel, steep stairs at night to the bathroom was quite daunting. Our friends, who paid... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Quick thinking from the manager to serve us lunch before the kitchen was officially open. We weren't in time for pizzas but had good toasted sandwiches with home made chips. Play area for the kids is always a bonus on top of good food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We had a great time and super services from all the Bingelela staff. To the moaners - unhappy and sad people Why don't you ask to view the accommodation before you moan? We had a fantastic time and stayed two days longer. Why? Because we choose to be happy. I will return not only for a good rest but also... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The food was really good, but the accommodation and service was terrible. I booked a room in advance and was quite distressed that there was no hot water for me to have a shower that night. I wasn’t able to let the management know that night because they were having a party so I had to ask someone to come... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

As others have noted, the food in the restaurant is excellent, and we thoroughly enjoyed the two meals we ate there. The cocktails were also delicious, although unfortunately two of the ones on the menu that we wanted to try were not available. The accommodation is clean and comfortable, but our sleep on the first night was disturbed until about... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

In August 2013 I was looking for a place to stay for a weekend near to Drakensberg and found Bingelela. The place is near to the mountains and it is easy to find. High point of this place is the restaurant. Really nice restaurant, the food is very good. We were in 2 adults and one infant. The accommodation was... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We stayed at Bingelela for two nights after coming from Clarens. Unfortunately for Bingelela, we came from a place that was cheaper and twice as luxurious, which added to my disappointment of Bingelela. There is no view of the Drakensberg from the accommodation, which is a pity. The accommodation itself is clean enough and good enough,but it doesn't go above... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We had a great time at Bingelela and would defintely return. Not only was the accomodation clean, comfortable and well set out, but the restaurant onsite is a real gem. The food was great and this provided a great place to relax before retiring to the room. The breakfast the next morning was another highlight!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We had a lovely time staying at Bingelela. The place is well organized, the pizzas are delicious and the cottages are very clean - I especially liked that the bedroom was 'upstairs' which just made it such a cute place. Breakfast was included and also very good! We went the next day hiking in the Drakensberg, which are only about... More 

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