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Wild Horses Mountain Guest Lodge

Sterkfontein Dam, Harrismith 9880, South Africa
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Ranked #2 of 15 Harrismith B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Mbabane, Swaziland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a magical time at Wild Horses. As the only guests there, we were spoilt, charmed and loved to say the least! We stayed in the Zebra room which was beautiful and watching the sunrise on the balcony was breath taking. Our hosts were exceptional! Having a personal chef cook us each meal was such a treat. Thank you... More

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Clocolan, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

What a beautiful little place. My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at Wild Horses. We stayed in Zebra room, it was pretty, clean and luxurious. We loved the details to the garden and enjoyed relaxing in the lounge by the fire. My personal highlight was the private dinner we had in the wine cellar, just us and a... More

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Suffolk UK
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We so enjoyed our three night stay at the Wild Horses - greeted by Sophia and her chef husband Francisco after a long drive over precarious terrain but stunning views especially of the dam on arrival - the whole stay was very relaxing - easy place to chill and Tina who manages the Wild Horses very informative and friendly -... More

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

We arrived at a Wild Horses after a driving from Johannesburg . Turning off the main road onto the dirt track we expected to find the lodge in a short distance. Oh no . The drive goes on and on and the scenery gets better and better. Tina greeted us on our arrival and we had a tour of the... More

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55 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

After a slightly inauspicious start....we couldn't get in! The instructions given were to phone from the security gate if the guard wasn't on duty. No guard, no response from the contact numbers. Thankfully a contractor working nearby was able to phone the owner (who actually wasn't at the property!!!). 20 minutes later we were in (apparently the phone lines were... More

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

For a number of years my fiancée and I have stayed at Qwantani Resort where we enjoyed the accommodation, bird life and fly fishing in the Sterkies dam. The one year we noticed this beautiful lodge being built on the western side of the dam and decided that once completed we would definitely pay them a visit.Our initial stay at... More

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

I booked the entire venue for what was supposed to be a special weekend for me and my family. Being a person that spend around 6 months per year travelling the globe, i looked forward to a wonderfull weekend with my family at a local destination. Paying around R45000 For accommodation i expected at least something resembling the 5 star... More

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ceQwantani, the resort next door, is far better suited for family holidays & perhaps his choice of venue should have been better researched as the lodge does not accept children under 12. His arrival with 3 young children was unexpected & took us by surprise. This booking was through a tour guide & the lodge received a fraction of his... More

Durban, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We stayed here as a one night stopover during our trip from Durban to Johannesburg and we regret only staying one night. It was so luxurious and special, we had dinner set up specially for us in the wine cellar. Awesome views too. Can't wait to return, hopefully soon!

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7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We used the Wild Horses lodge as a one night stop off during our travel from Durban to Johannesburg and I regret only staying the one evening. The room (Sunset suite) was very good, food was excellent and the service fantastic. The web site and brochures don't do the place justice.

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10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We returned for the third time and our stay was wonderful. The food was even better than before as the new Chef Francisco is amazing . The views of the lake are breathtaking ! Looking forward to returning soon.

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Address: Sterkfontein Dam, Harrismith 9880, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Free State > Harrismith
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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Located in the Eastern Free State's pristine Sterkfontein Nature Reserve at the foothills of the Drakensberg Escarpment, Wild Horses Lodge is the perfect location for an African breakaway. With its panoramic views of the majestic Platberg Mountain and the vast Sterkfontein Dam, the Lodge is a masterpiece of architectural design in local sandstone and offers luxury accommodation, exquisite cuisine and a variety of activities centred around the dam and the abundant wildlife of the reserve. ... more   less 
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