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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 4 days ago
Kameeltjie Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not only for Africa-"beginners" it is a lovely place just to stay - within the spacious landscape with the different animals and nice meals in the evening. And the last more than 20 km can be managed also with a small car.

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Thank you for your kind words. It was nice having you with us! More

Almelo, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

we carefully planned our last days in South Africa. We stayed the last days in Kololo to relax. This is really the place to relax, enjoy a walk through the fields and watch the animals. A safari in the late afternoon is realy nice. Overall a place to come back Marian Baas Netherlands

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Thank you for the nice review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully we will see you again sometime! More

Durban, South Africa
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Kololos service was excellent, all problems swiftly sorted out. My personal disappointment was with the location. It is not situated in a scenic area of the Waterberg, I realise that it is an unsolvable problem but I felt that the tarriffs were high for probably a piece of old farm land. I was also dismayed to see a lot of... More

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Thank you for your review and critical note. We have worked very hard for several years to bring back the land to its original state. Unfortunately, these process take time and very hard work. A recent project we have done is the time consuming process of removing the bankrotbos from Kololo. Large sections of the open plains on Kololo are... More

Pretoria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The staff were friendly, the room was large and the mattress comfortable. The wine list was boring but the food was ok and well presented. Nice birds in the garden. No interesting game, scenery or plant life. VERY overpriced and the 30 km of dirt was really terrible.

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Thank you for your review. Unfortunatly, we had a lot af rain which hasn't been good for the road. Luckily, you found the way to our lodge! More

Arnhem, The Netherlands
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We enjoyed our stay a lot, beautiful location, great cabins, the food was delicious. The gamedrives were great and very informative. Very friendly and competent staff. The drive to the lodge over the Bakkerspass was an adventure in its self. The horseriding with Savannah horse trails was amazing!

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Thank you for you review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay! 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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