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Sefapane Lodge and Safaris

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Koper Road | Off R71, Phalaborwa 1390, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Louis Trichardt, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our 1 year old away for the long weekend, it was so special to see her reaction towards the animals in Kruger and the drive at Sefapane River Lodge. The location is perfect being so close to Kruger but then to come back to a luxury room, cocktails by the pool, walk around the beautiful garden and dinner... More 

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Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We did not stay at the main lodge, but went to the River Lodge. It was our favorite of 8 places we stayed in the Kruger area. It is small and intimate, private, with just 5 rondavels. The site overlooks the Olifants River, so there is always something to watch. Hippos lounge, crocodiles, elephants and even Springhares. The staff are... More 

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Chalfont St. Giles, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The outstanding feature of Sefapane, both the Main Lodge and the River Lodge, was the friendliness and willingness to help of the staff, even when this was a little confused. The meals were very good and the service attentive. We had a wonderful guide at the River Lodge, whose love and knowledge of the bush and all its wildlife were... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This is one of the best stays we have ever had!!! After going to Phalaborwa last minute, we arrived at Sefapane at 17H00 on a Saturday afternoon with no prior booking, hoping that they could accommodate us. They immediately got a room ready for us and we had the most amazing stay. The Lodge is about 1 km from the... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Our initial rating was going to be poor. But on awaking,thought it was a bit harsh. But poor is rated because value for money does not match. overall stay average. Firstly the booking in sa venue re the different lodges is confusing regards the lodge in town and the one on Olifants river.. which is where we thought we had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We stayed in the main lodge for two nights and river lodge for 2 nights. The main lodge is well situated within a mile of Kruger park gate and close to the airport (although we drove up from Jo'burg through the Blyde River Canyon which was stunning).The houses are very spacious, clean and well equipped. The grounds are extensive and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Enjoy the safari houses, the ponds and the rest. Nice restaurant, warm people and plenty of entertainment in the area nearby. 1 km to the phalaborwa gate - Kruger park, direct flight from J'burg. Do visit the Bambanani Tour to experience charity projects dor the youngest youth and see how they get a chance for a beter future!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

Definetly a must see and stay combined with kruger national park! We stayed in Riverlodge and main lodge (house; fevertree) Riverlodge was a great experience.. With a safari vehicle through KNP to the famous olifantsriver! You will enjoy the beautiful environment and the quitness! The service of the staff is great and the rooms are really Nice decorated in african... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This was my first stop on a long awaited and spontaneously planned trip to South Africa and it was a fine way to get started. From my first rondavel, a great bar area with ice cold draft beer, very nice grounds and very good service, I was very pleased with my stay here. I didn't have a meal here so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We stayed at Sefapane Lodge and their ultimate all inclusive River Lodge for a couple of days recently. We loved the place, the people, the hospitality and the service. The safari's are great and staying at their River Lodge is fantastic. On the Olifants River in the middle of nature. Does it get any better ? We will return !!!... More 

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sharon b, Manager at Sefapane Lodge and Safaris, responded to this review

Morning John Thank you for posting a review on on our newly acquired Lodge Sefapane River Lodge as you mentioned the lodge is secluded in the bush away from every thing and everyone on the banks of the Olifants River. The lodge consists of 5 Rondavels, sleeping 10 guests in total. We offer a all inclusive packages to make your... More 

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