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Kololo Game Reserve

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4.0 of 5
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Bakkerspas, Vaalwater 0530, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
paulien2015 Enschede, The Netherlands
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Enschede, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had an upgrade to the nicest villa in Kololo. A beautiful villa with our own swimming pool, and a room with a beautiful view. we enjoyed our stay very much. It is so quiet and beautiful, The restaurant serves a very good breakfast en diner. Thank you very much for your hospitality and services.

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Thank you very much for the nice compliments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay! More 

Vaalwater
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

it was a great experience to stay at Kololo, we have had a upgrate, it was super. The children also liked it. We have say a lot of animals. the rest, area, staff, house, game drive, restaurant. the long way on the road it was worth it!!!

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Helmond, The Netherlands
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautifull lodge in beautifull surrounding. Very friendly staff. The cabin "oom Piet" was very clean but little bit oldfashioned. The gamedrives are realy an experience! Very good restaurant and nice swimmingpool.

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It was great having you with us! We will take your feedback into account to improve our service. More 

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

What a great place to start our holiday in South Africa. We were impressed by the friendly and very outgoing staff who really did their utmost to make sure we had a good time. We were welcomed with a drink and very attentive staff members. Justice, who runs the receptiondesk manages to make everything run so smoothly. The game are... More 

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It was great having you with us! We are glad that we could make you feel welcome in our lodge! More 

Saint Lucia, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Kololo as part of a recce tour for a new tour we were putting together (we are a travel agency & tour operator), and our expectations were exceeded! This place is incredibly well run, with friendly staff, great service and facilities, and all of that in a lovely surrounding with a variety of exciting activities to do. Highly... More 

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It was great having you with us! We hope that we will maintain our pleasant cooperation in the future! More 

Denver, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely stay at Kololo in June 2015 with our four year old daughter. Our game drives into Welgevonden were excellent but our favorite part was being able to hike on the grounds of Kololo. It was a truly memorable experience as we saw lots of buckstock and a huge herd of wildebeest on foot. There are lots... More 

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Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay with you daughter. Hopefully we will see you again sometime! More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Very comfortable accommodation, and amazing staff. Everybody was so friendly and helpful and did everything in their power to make our stay a happy and comfortable one. The rooms were spotless and comfortable. Free bundle of wood available every day. Very interesting and informative game drive given by Dean.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Although there were few guests (beginning of June) everything looked clean and welcome. Pool beds invitingly clean with a towel on every bed, receptionist always on duty, welcoming staff, flexibility, blankets provided during game drive (it was cold!), drinks and snacks halfway game drive, a warming drink after the drive, great dinner (with table near the fireplace), our house was... More 

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Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay! The winter months can indeed be cold, luckily we are well prepared. It was a pleasure having you at our lodge. More 

Brussels
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The lodge is superb. Perfectly furnished, providing very good food. What we enjoyed most is the possibility of visiting both Waterberg game reserve and strolling around the Kololo reserve which makes for great trekking. There were however two issues with the booking (made through an agent) which cpuld only be partly resolved. The announced pick-up service at the main junction... More 

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Thank you for your review. Information provision to customers is very important to us. We will contact the travel agent to make sure they are better informed about the service we offer. More 

Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The staff were very attentive and catered to every need we had. Although this was the case it would have been nice to know that there wasn't anywhere to purchase food/ drink nearby- having stayed in numerous reserves there has always been a small shop where things like milk and snacks could be bought. The nearest shop was 40 mins... More 

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Thank you for your review! It is definitely important to do some grocery shopping on your way to Kololo. Should you be in need of anything, you can always ask our staff members, they might be able to bring it with them when they drive to Vaalwater. More 

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