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Kololo Game Reserve

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

A most wonderful and relaxing holiday with great service and warm hospitality in a unique location. Watching the giraffes from the balcony of our chalet was great fun. Game drives amongst the big five in the adjacent game reserve was ideal.

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Nijverdal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our stay at Kololo was a very relaxed stay for two nights. The chalet Weaver offers everything you need included a very good fireplace to keep the room warm during the evening. The employees where very friendly and willing to help us with any question we had.

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Helmond, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After one night in Johannesburg and 2 nights in Pretoria we were pleasantly surprised at Kololo. What a beautiful place, what a quietness. We enjoyed very much the possibility to walk through the reserve and use the mountainbikes. With the bikes we were able to come very close to the beautifull animals like zebras, giraffes, wildebeests, warthogs, kudus and of... More

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Uithoorn, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an very enjoyable stay, the kids safari was received very well by our daughter, Natalie was a great translator and assistant ranger! We very upgraded too and loved the house we got! The view of the deck was wonderfull!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a great time at Kololo. However when it was time to see the Big 5 at the neighbouring game reserve only two of the big 5 showed up. The other 3 well have to go back for. Thank you fire everything. Great times

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Situated in the beautiful Waterberg area of South Africa this a place to come and relax and see some wild animals. It is very peaceful. Safari drives are available at Kololo and at adjacent Welgevonden Safari park, where you find the Big Five. Indeed you can see into Welgevonden from Kololo. Rooms are functional safari type as is the food.... More

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KololoGameReserve, Marketing and sales at Kololo Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The Bakkespass can indeed be challenging especially for unexperienced South Africa drivers. Guests arriving by car can Phone the reception once they arrive in Vaalwater and turn onto the bakkerspas, then we know when to expect them at the lodge. More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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 July 28, 2014

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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Thank you for your critical feedback. We are sorry that you didn't enjoy your stay. Due to the temperature in the winter months we have no other option than heating the restaurant with the fireplace. Unfortunate, that you weren't aware of the additional costs for activities outside Kololo. Personalized service and good information is very important to us, therefore we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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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KololoGameReserve, Marketing & Sales at Kololo Game Reserve, responded to this review

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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

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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Thank you for your review, great to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much! More

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Address: Bakkerspas, Vaalwater 530, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Waterberg > Vaalwater
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Hotel Class:4 star — Kololo Game Reserve 4*
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