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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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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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 

Africa
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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 

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
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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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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 

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Address: Welgevonden Game Reserve | Waterberg, Vaalwater 2021, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Waterberg > Vaalwater
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Number of rooms: 5
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