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Ekuthuleni Lodge

Welgevonden Game Reserve | Waterberg, Vaalwater 2021, South Africa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I visited over the Easter weekend and had a fantastic time. The food was delicious and Jonas (the game ranger) was extremely knowledgeable. The accommodation was great and there was even a little treat left in our room for Easter. We were especially impressed by the way in which our previous evacuation had been handled when there... More 

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RareEarthZA, CEO at Ekuthuleni Lodge, responded to this review

We feel that the Easter weekend was a huge success and your amazing feedback is testament to this. We are so pleased that you were able to visit us again after the fire and that you had such a great time. Once again our staff came to the fore and as usual went all out to ensure you had an... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved our weekend at ekuthuleni. This was actually our second time since the first time we were evacuated due to fires- the lodge allowed us to rebook that weekend over the Easter weekend at no additonal charge so we were already impressed. The food was amazing! The game drives were incredible- Jonas was so knowledgable and found great sightings... More 

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RareEarthZA, CEO at Ekuthuleni Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful feedback. Needless to say we are thrilled you enjoyed your stay at Ekuthuleni. Gregg, Viv and all the staff are truly an asset and we are very fortunate to have them all on board. As they say; staff can make or break a guests' experience and our staff definitely make the experience what it is.... More 

Alberton, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This was one of the best experiences we have ever had.... friendly staff.... great food... fantastic game drives... we saw lion, rhino, cheetah, elephant and even a pangolin.... thank you to Jonas who went out of his way to get us great sightings... he really is a fantastic driver and took us to some exquisite spots for sundowners and morning... More 

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RareEarthZA, CEO at Ekuthuleni Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for posting this amazing feedback. We love hearing how much our guests enjoyed their stay. What fantastic game viewing you had! Welgevonden seldom disappoints and to see a pangolin is a truly special sighting. Some people spend years going to the bush but have yet to see one. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay so much... More 

Johannesburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

this was my second holiday at the Ekuthuleni Lodge in the Welgevonden Reserve. Again a great and awesome experience. A small lodge with 5 comfortable chalets, each with stunning views over the bush, indoor and outdoor shower, great bath and all the necessities provided. The staff is friendly, charming, helpful and together with the management couple create a home away... More 

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RareEarthZA, Chief Executive Officer at Ekuthuleni Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your comprehensive feedback. You sum up a typical day at Ekuthuleni very well. I must agree that the hot towels are definitely a treat after a hard day on safari. It's the small things that make a difference. Needless to say, our staff try their hardest to impress the guests. I am very happy to hear that... More 

Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We just spent one night at the wonderfully relaxing Ekuthuleni Lodge in the Welgevonden Private Game Reserve. The Lodge management went out of their way to ensure my wife and I were comfortable. The driver that took us on the game drive made sure we saw the big 5 before checking out. Will defiantly recommend this place for some "time-out"... More 

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RareEarthZA, CEO at Ekuthuleni Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful feedback. Needless to say, we are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay as much as you did. What a pity you only got to spend one night with us. To see the big five is very special and Welgevonden always delivers as far as game viewing is concerned. Our staff are very special and... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We just spent two wonderfully relaxing days at Ekuthuleni Lodge in the Welgevonden Private Game Reserve. Although we were only there for 2 days we saw the BIG 5 and then some. On our drive from the main gate to the lodge we saw three rhino lazily grazing right beside the road, a family of warthogs with the cutest little... More 

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RareEarthZA, Chief Executive Officer at Ekuthuleni Lodge, responded to this review

Good Day It is always an absolute pleasure to read your feedback and I am obviously thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay as much as you did. I've said it before and I'll say it again; we are so incredibly fortunate to have such wonderful staff. Without them it would not be the lodge it is. They really work... More 

Fourways, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My husband treated us to a two night stay at Ekuthuleni Lodge to celebrate his birthday on the 31st August 2014. Our complicated booking was handled swiftly and efficiently by May Smith the booking clerk who is based in Johannesburg. The Lodge management (Bridget and Heath) went out of their way to pick up all six of us from the... More 

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

Thank you for your valid and comprehensive feedback. I would like to address your feedback point by point: May is absolutely wonderful and we are so fortunate to have her on board. She really has made the position of reservations manager her own and people love dealing with her. I am very happy to hear that your father was so... More 

Dubai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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

Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We sincerely appreciate it. The cheetah sightings have become more and more prevalent and the cubs are doing very well. Motherhood definitely suits the adult and she has done really well to get them this far. Kind regards Richard de la Rey More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

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 

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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 

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