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Five Assegais Country Estate

PO Box 593, Waterval Boven 1195, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Pretoria, South Africa
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went over a weekend, mainly just to relax and do some hiking. The hiking trail was once again simply spectacular, and definitely one of the better feature of the lodge. Dams were also beautiful fishing was great! The lodge itself is very beautiful and setting is great Nora was simply spectacular, very helpful and we barely noticed her. I... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We have just returned from our 5th visit to Five Assegais this weekend. The estate and facilities remain top notch, matched with great hospitality and food provided by Nora and of course Francis. The summer rains have filled up all the dams, and the waterfall was a wonderful sight. Keep it up guys!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

A last minute decision to go away for Easter turned into a fabulous weekend at the most enjoyable retreat from city life - Five Assegais Lodge, Machadadorp. Our accommodation was stunning with wrap around views of the most scenic surroundings. We were on a full board basis and I must compliment the chef on the variety, freshness and flavour of... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Our stay at Five Assegais was great! We loved the house, the countryside, and the fantastic walks. We were lucky to stay as part of the family and everything was done to make us feel at home and to give us a good time. We did not fish but there was a lot to do just in absorbing and enjoying... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

This place is perfect. Outstandingly beautiful, fabulous walks and swims in the spring water lakes, lux accomodation, brilliant food, charming friendly staff. Could not have asked for more. There is a choice of super comfort in the lodge or eccentric (but also comfortable) camping spots. Come and see the magnificent Nguni cattle mingling with wildebeest, zebra and blesbok and a... More

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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

As part of a much larger trip of the region, we stayed recently at Five Assegais at the recommendation of a friend - we are so glad we found this little gem nestled in the beautiful high veld. It was quite luxurious and really excellent value for money. Five Assegais has everything you'd expect from a luxury lodge tucked in... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

We visited this lodge the weekend of 9 Augustus specifically for Flyfishing, having conveys to this our host. Looking at the website it show magnificent dams with a good lodge... On our arrival this specific dam had very little water in and the lodge manager tried to get around this by say.... Now the fish are more concentrated....???? There were... More

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fiveassegais, Owner at Five Assegais Country Estate, responded to this review

I am distressed to see this review and asked my staff what they thought, it turns out that they did NOT really specify that the ONLY reason they were here was to fish! We offer a total country experience from hiking to game viewing to sitting around a fire under the stars. But the bottom line is we F$%ked up... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

Ever experienced that huge disappointment when you booked a long weekend fly-fishing trip in a "so-called" 4-star lodge over the internet, only to find that the "well stocked" dams are empty because of leaks and that the accommodation should have actually been 2-star rated because of a lack of upkeep and maintenance? Well this was what we experienced when we... More

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fiveassegais, Manager at Five Assegais Country Estate, responded to this review

We compensated Jako F and Troutman for the fishing. We had fishermen in the Lodge 2 weeks before who had no complaints. It was a dramatic drop in the water levels over that period due to a leak in the top dam and very low rain fall this year. We would not recommend that fishermen come here before end of... More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2011

Five Assegai is a beautiful lodge and estate tucked away in the Highveld and conveniently placed as a stop before Kruger and Nelspruit. The estate offers a Lodge with cosy and beautiful rooms - each with their own ensuite (mine had a huge bath and a separate shower with numerous fluffy towels) - a dining room and living area covered... More

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Also Known As:
Five Assegais Country Estate Waterval Boven, South Africa - Mpumalanga
Address: PO Box 593, Waterval Boven 1195, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Waterval Boven
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #1 of 7 Specialty lodging in Waterval Boven
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Five Assegais Fishing Lodge is a very cute old stone home from the turn of the century, nestled in a protective valley overlooking large dams. Graded 4 star by the TGCSA and AA Highly recommended, the lodge offers an intimate country house atmosphere, which is exclusive and private. The open plan sitting, dinning and kitchen area is perfect for both catered, we provide hearty country fare, and self-catering guests. The kitchen is fully equipped and the there is the full bouquet of DSTV. The house has 3 double bedrooms en-suite and a fourth bedroom also en-suite with two single beds sleeping 8 altogether. All beds are equipped with electric blankets and fab linen and loads of soft cushions to ensure a duvet wilderness experience. The lodge is the epitome of 4 star comfy, shabby chic luxuries where one can set aside the troubles of the world. ... more   less 

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