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Mpala Safari Lodge

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Parsons Private Nature Reserve Plot No. 14, Balule Nature Reserve | Postal: Private Bag X1013, Postnet Suite 49, Phalaborwa, Phalaborwa, South Africa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Schaumburg, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Mpala Lodge turned out to be better than we could've have imagines. Driving to the lodge we were stopped in our path to elephant and giraffe's crossing. We were welcomed by the whole staff and swept away to a fabulous lunch. Our accommodations were perfect, the whole staff was amazing and took such great care of us. Mpala is unique... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

It's not in Iowa but it certainly is a place of dreams! It could be Heaven More people from the US have to visit this place. Spoiled us from the moment we arrived! Food, tours, views really not missing anything.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Fantastic. The superb setting is only superseded by the fantastic team. Thanks guys for your dedication and the extremely welcoming attitude - we loved our stay and recommend to anyone who want an exclusive stay.

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Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Together with my wife and a group of good friends I have just returned from an outstanding week in Mpala Safari Lodge. The staff made us feels like home and they all worked hard to make the stay an unforgettable experience. The wildlife is fantastic. The rangers are passionate about their work and eager to share their in depth knowledge... More 

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Straumsjoen, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We had an unforgettable experience on our holiday at Mpala Safari Lodge. Estel, the rangers and the rest of the team did what they could to make our stay exciting and comfortable. We felt as being part of the family and we saw a huge amount of animals and birds during our stay. Even the leopard. I' m sure we... More 

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Aalborg, Nordjylland, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

This Lodge is absolutely stunning, perfectly situated by the Olifant river and with relatively nice chalets. The long drive via dirt roads into the logde and the accompanying "african massage" is well worth the effort. What really sets Mpala apart from the rest, is the fabulous staff and their welcoming way of recieving guest. As they say themselves, you come... More 

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Sønder Felding, Ringkobing, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2011

We had the pleasure to be 1 week at this Danish-owned lodge in South Africa in Kryger Park area. Everything was perfect and incredibly friendly staff. Our ranger John made ​​us feel completely safe in his care, so we came very close to the amazing animals and followed animal tracks. The food was made by the lodge's cook who made... More 

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Nørresundby, Danmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2011

To stay at Mpala Safari Lodge is like being in a dream! The staff is amazing and the surroundings are just as great! I stayed there for 1 week and it felt like I was saying goodbye to my family when I was leaving! The rooms are perfect, the trips are memorible and the food might be the best I've... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2011

Everything was just fantastic! The place, staff, trips and the place overall! It was just what we hoped it was going to be :-)

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