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Kololo Game Reserve

4.0 of 5 Villa   |   Bakkerspas, Vaalwater 530, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hannover, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just enjoy the place! It is a very friendly and personal athmosphere that allows you to enjoy the place right from the beginning. The food is excellent and the people are always trying tho make the best holiday for you!

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It was nice having you at our lodge. We are happy you enjoyed your stay! More

Groningen, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent accommodation, very good meals, nice people, game drive with professional rangers, running impala's in the garden, our "own" Kingfisher in the tree..... Our holiday couldn't have a better start! We certainly will come back one day!!!

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Thank you very much for you kind words! It was lovely having you with us! More

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This year i stayed already 2 times at Kololo. I am working for KLM and i love your lodge. The people are very friendly and give you a warm welcome. Nice rooms, good food and lovely gamedrives. What else do you want.

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Thank you for your review. We are glad to have had you on Kololo and you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully we can welcome you back again sometime! More

Pretoria
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We have been to Kololo several times, it's one of our favorite escapes form the city. At 2,5 hours drive perfect for the weekend. What we like best is the quiteness, the nature and the some 20km of hiking trails which you can explore on your own. The fact that big 5 game reserve Welgevonden borders Kololo is also one... More

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Thank you very much for you extensive review. We are looking forward to having you on Kololo again, we will have a chalet ready for you when you arrive! More

Silverthorne
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

This was our first experience in a game reserve and it was wonderful. We stayed in the luxurious Queens cottage which was a fully equipped two bedroom house with full kitchen, two exceptional baths, great living room and extensive covered veranda with an expansive view of an edge of the Welgevonden Game reserve. The restaurant offered a nice selection of... More

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It looks as though you enjoyed your stay. We were happy to have you visit us and hope to welcome you back on Kololo again sometime! More

Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Spent two nights here in January just after arriving in SA, which worked well as it's an informal and relaxed place to unwind after a long flight. Accommodation was more than adequate (the view from the veranda was spectacular) and the food (which is what I would call "home cooking") was very good. Would definitely recommend taking advantage of being... More

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We are glad that you enjoyed your stay in Villa Queens! Thanks for recommending us, this is much appreciated! More

Baarn, The Netherlands
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Lodge was very nice, clean and quiet. Staff was very friendly and helpfull. Gamedrive in Welverloren Reserve was excellent, we had Bok as ranger, he is terrific! Kololo game drive was a little disappointing for more experienced visitors. Better do this by bicycle.

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Good to hear that you the game drive in Welgevonden with Bok. Indeed because no dangerous animals reside on the reserve guestes are free to explore the area by foot or by bike. Hope this experience made your visit worthwhile. Thank you for taking the time to post a review! More

Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

If you want a slice of South African paradise, Kololo will be hard pressed to beat. From the moment we arrived we were treated like family and stress of everyday life quickly departed as we seemed to blend in with nature. Where can you find wild buck and warthogs feeding on your front lawn while you sit on the veranda,... More

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Thank you for taking the time to post a review. It looks as though you enjoyed your stay and had plenty of time to relax! More

Los Angeles, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

It was a trip of a lifetime. The food was really really good and the rooms (bungalows) were beautiful. We got to see lots of animals (zebras, elephants, giraffes, rhinoceros, buffalos and many more).. We highly recommend this place and will most definitely come back for it. And again, the food was AMAZING

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Thank you for the kind words. We are happy you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back again sometime! More

Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

My wife and I stayed 6 nights at Kololo. It was a great adventure and the most restful time as well. The staff here are very friendly and their knowledge of the local wildlife is amazing, we went out on safari everyday, some in the morning and some in the evening. Each time was a new adventure as we saw... More

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Thanks for the elaborate review. It was a privilege having guests from down under! More

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Additional Information about Kololo Game Reserve

Also Known As:
Kololo Game Reserve Vaalwater, Waterberg, South Africa
Address: Bakkerspas, Vaalwater 530, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Waterberg > Vaalwater
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 29 Specialty lodging in Vaalwater
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Kololo Game Reserve 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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