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Kololo Game Reserve

4.0 of 5 Villa   |   Bakkerspas, Vaalwater 530, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Friends advised us to stay at Kololo Game Reserve during our holiday and they have not said a word too much! It was great staying at Kololo. Nice area, lovely houses, and very friendly staff. Absolutely worth staying there for a couple of nights,

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Thank you for your kind words. We are happy you enjoyed your stay! More

Benoni, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We expected something totally different, more romantic ,better cuisine and more to do. The fact that we only discovered that we PAID for the game drive at Welgevonden , that was not explained to us on arrival, annoyed me tremendously nearly R1000 wasted. The food was NOT up to standard and the restaurant was so smoked up it was unpleasant... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Kololo for a short project and was surprised in all aspects. Kololo is attached to Welgevonden Big5 Game Reserve, the entrance gate is only 200m from the reception. The parks are seperated by only a fence, making it possible to see the Big5 park from the restaurant, or simply walk upto the fence. Because of this seclusion,... More

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We are happy you enjoyed your stay on our reserve and enjoyed the activities we offer. Thank you for taking the time to write this extensive review about your experiences! More

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location next to Welgevonden Game Reserve and view from Kololo, beautiful, clean, luxury lodges, friendly, helpfull, knowledgeable staff, lots of wildlife (saw rhino's, elephants, lions, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest).

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The combination of the Kololo Game Reserve where you can cycle and hike as there are no predators. And the Welgevonden Game Reserve where the big 5 can be found, is a perfect match. In addition the houses on Kololo are very nicely decorated and clean. Beautiful situated so you have privacy. Don't get a fright when the nialas or... More

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Thank you for your review. Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully we will welcome you again sometime! More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After our ordinary sedan survived the terrible 29km dirt road we were warmly welcomed at Kololo. (Rather tackle this with a 4x4).The rooms are comfortable and neat. The staff is great! The meals were good but I was disappointed that we were not offered a real South African "braai". The menu lacks imagination and needs attention to serve more traditional... More

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Thank you for you review! We usually do a braai in the weekends, but with the chilly winter months the evenings are often too cold for a braai. We will take your feedback into account and hope you enjoyed your stay More

Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service was great, staff always friendly and helpful, Ideal venue for our purpose (class re-union). Catering was excellent. We stayed in Giraffe and found it very comfortable with all necessary amenities.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing food, great staff, magical piece of land. The Management team are incredible and no request to big or impossible. They go out of their way to do what they can. The Game and Views in the Welgevonden Park is amazing and the guide's knowledge is impressive. All in all, an absolute treat in all aspects.

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Thanks for staying with us at our lodge! We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed it us much as we do! More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The road to Kololo Game Reserve was bumpy. However, we did not regret for a minute we had to endure 29 km of this gravel road. The house was well equipped, including full kitchen, braai area and very comfortable sitting for relaxation. Plenty of wood for the fireplace to warm up the house before going to sleep. Another high point... More

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We are happy you enjoyed your stay, despite the cold winter weather. More

Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

everything was fine, but because we were there in June it was quite cold after the sun went down. The Lodges are wonderful, but the open fire place was not enough to heat it up a little. We will come back in spring or summer.

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Thank you for posting your review! Unfortunately June is one of the coldest months for our region. Hopefully you will have time and the possibility to visit us in Spring or Summer when the days are nice and warm! More

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Address: Bakkerspas, Vaalwater 530, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Waterberg > Vaalwater
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Kololo Game Reserve 4*
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Kololo Game Reserve is situated in the beautiful province of Limpopo, South Africa, in the heart of the Waterberg biosphere. Vast, peaceful and incredibly beautiful, this is a fascinating destination with a rich cultural legacy and natural splendour.A malaria-free area, child friendly and home to a large variety of game, Kololo is a perfect safari destination. Visit neighbouring reserve Welgevonden Game Reserve (of which Kololo is also part) and view the Big 5 - lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo - or enjoy a sneak preview over the fence, from the comfort of your chalet at Kololo.Kololo has its own gate near the reception, which provides direct access to Welgevonden Game Reserve. Kololo therefore has a unique concept: the Big 5 and accommodation in a luxurious, comfortable lodge where only the safe wildlife roams free. ... more   less 
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