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Ekuthuleni Lodge

Welgevonden Game Reserve | Waterberg, Vaalwater 2021, South Africa
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Dubai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is my 2nd visit to Welgevonden Game Reserve and 1st to Ekuthuleni Lodge, stayed for 2 nights and managed to see 4 of the big five, service at the lodge was very good, staff very friendly, although no off-roading is allowed at this game reserve but you manage to see games up close. its a good place to see... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After our wonderful stay at Tshwene, we popped in to view Ekuthuleni Lodge and this is where our next safari experience will be! (Ps: Ekuthuleni is the sister lodge to Tshwene). Another intimate lodge with only 5 rooms, offers a magnificent verandah that leads off one of the lounges and overlooks one of the many planes of Welgevonden. I can... More

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TheOutpost, Director of Sales at Ekuthuleni Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful feedback on Ekuthuleni Lodge. We are seriously considering offering you a position in sales considering your comments and the fact that you have not even stayed at the lodge. As you rightly say, Ekuthuleni does have incredible views of the plains in front of the lodge and one can see a host of animals on... More

South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

It is all about the service, quality and hospitality of the people who welcome you and attend to your every need. The management and staff at Ekuthuleni Lodge are simply superb in their attention to detail in focusing on your experience and enjoyment of the excellent facilities and most enjoyable game drives. The pleasant and comfortable chalets provides privacy and... More

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TheOutpost, Director of Sales at Ekuthuleni Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful feedback. We are obviously thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the lodge. We are so proud of our staff and are truly blessed to have such competent and professional staff on board with Heath and Bridget at the helm. Welgevonden seldom disappoints on the game viewing front and your feedback is testament... More

Pretoria, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

If you are looking for a short breakaway, with the best service and experience, this is the place to go. These people are a great time and go out of there way to make your stay unforgettable. Many thanks to Heath, Bridgette, Jonas, Josi and all the other personnel.

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TheOutpost, Director of Sales at Ekuthuleni Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Ekuthuleni. We are really fortunate to have such wonderful staff. We hope to see you soon again. Kind regards Richard de la Rey More

Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Ekuthuleni Lodge Welgevonden is the perfect place to be for a much needed weekend away. From the minute Heath collected us at the main gate, it was pure bliss. On arrival we were met by Jozi, Sinah and Lazarus, who were attentive and polite the entire weekend, Jozi produced the most amazing meals, Sinah - was quiet and did a... More

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TheOutpost, Director of Sales at Ekuthuleni Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the incredible feedback. We are truly grateful to have such a wonderful staff compliment and there is no doubt that they make the lodge what it is. I have never had the privilege of tasting Jossy's biltong bites but I can assure you, they are now on my list. We hope to see you soon again. Kind... More

Benoni, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

A perfect setting complemented by impeccable service is to be expected in lodges like this, but Ekuthuleni exceeded my expectations and provided the perfect romantic getaway weekend. At every point, from the call ahead of our arrival to check our progress through the greeting at the main gate and then the lodge and indeed throughout the whole weekend the staff... More

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TheOutpost, Director of Sales at Ekuthuleni Lodge, responded to this review

Dear DrIPG Thank you for your incredible feedback. We love hearing feedback like yours and we are obviously over the moon that you enjoyed your stay as much as you did. Thank you once again and we hope that it's not too long before you visit us again. Kind regards Richard More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

The staff worry about the small details so you can relax and enjoy your stay! The focus is on relaxing, ensuring you wind down and experience the peace beauty and of course the spectacular wild life during your stay! The game drives are spectacular, Jonas is incredibly experienced & personalizes the drive to suit you! The meals are fine dining... More

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TheOutpost, Director of Sales at Ekuthuleni Lodge, responded to this review

Dear BecLaird Thank you for the wonderful feedback. Needless to say we are thrilled that you had such an incredible stay at Ekuthuleni Lodge. We are very fortunate to have such amazing staff. As you well know, staff can make or break the guests' experience and they really are all super stars. Thank you for visiting Ekuthuleni Lodge and we... More

Groningen, The Netherlands
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

When we came all of the staff was waiting for us, they shaked our hands and we got warm wet towels to clean off the dirt. The view from the luxurious rooms and swimmingpool and terrace is amazing, you can see animals most of the time. Great and big bathroom behind your sleepingroom, with sight on your own garden with... More

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TheOutpost, Director of Sales at Ekuthuleni Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Yvette0592 Thank you so much for the feedback. We are truly fortunate to have such wonderful staff. The plain in front of the lodge is active most of the time as you say and it's wonderful to watch the animals from the comfort of your room. Hopefully we will be able to welcome you back at Ekuthuleni in the... More

Brussels, Belgium
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286 reviews 286 reviews
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131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Close your eyes, imagine some bungalows in front of a large plain, large .... and elephants. (we had one on our terrace when we arrived) A taste of "Out of Africa". The hotel is worthy of the great professional hotel but with a feeling of the best private houses. The rooms are spacious and the terrace is with unlimited view.... More

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TheOutpost, Director of Sales at Ekuthuleni Lodge, responded to this review

Dear HDLBruxelles Thank you so much for your wonderful compliments. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Ekuthuleni as much as you did and hope you returned safely home to Belgium. Kind regards Richard More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

A superb weekend at this wonderful lodge - the oldest in the Welgevonden reserve, but spotlessly maintained. The lounge and dining areas are restful and comfortable and the five chalets are spacious and extremely well-fitted (the outdoor shower, with a view into the bushveld, was just superb, as was the huge free-standing bath). But best of all as the old-world... More

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Address: Welgevonden Game Reserve | Waterberg, Vaalwater 2021, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Waterberg > Vaalwater
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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Situated in the heart of the malaria-free Welgevonden Private Game Reserve in South Africa, Ekuthuleni Lodge invites you to savour true African luxury. Ekuthuleni Lodge, meaning "place of peace", has sweeping views of the Savannah plains, and is home to the Big Five and many other species of game.Ekuthuleni Lodge invites guests to relax next to the swimming pool overlooking sweeping grassy plains, or watch the sun as its sets at the end of an African day. If the weather is cool, curl up with a book in one of the comfortable lounges before enjoying a delicious meal prepared with the freshest ingredients available. Meals can be enjoyed in the cosy dining room or the open air deck, sheltered from the elements by a reed awning.Each of the five suites offer intimacy and privacy, with magnificent views of the grasslands, giving a whole new meaning to nature on your doorstep. The romantic bathrooms open onto a private courtyard and have both indoor and outdoor showers.Two daily game drives are conducted by experienced rangers who will provide intimate details of the abundant flora and fauna, many of which is unique to the Waterberg. Watch the morning sun scribble intriguing patterns across the veld and contemplate the day's journey. Enjoy an early morning safari and watch Africa awaken in front of your eyes. Then head home for a scrumptious breakfast before settling down for your midday siesta. After sundowner drinks, allow the darkness of the African bush to envelop you on your evening game safari. Nightlife abounds in the African bush and dangers lurk everywhere. Lions on the hunt and leopards stalking prey in the cover of darkness are truly magnificent sights to behold. ... more   less 
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