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Phophonyane Falls Ecolodge and Nature Reserve

Phophonyane Falls Nature Reserve | PO Box 199, Piggs Peak H108, Swaziland
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Phophonyane Falls Ecolodge and Nature Reserve
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Maputo, Mozambique
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely stay (2 nights) at the lodge with our two children (aged 6 and 8). We made a wonderful hike along the river and the waterfall with great views. The trails are well maintained and signposted. Cottage number 2 is lovely with a large private garden and a 360 degree view from the top bedroom (including a... More

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Ottawa
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14 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We were really disappointed in our stay at the lodge. Due to a series of miscommunications from their staff, we were booked into the two tents right on the river (4 and 5), which were completely unsuitable for the four young children we had with us. The tents have private bathrooms but to reach them, you must walk up a... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We stayed at the Phophonyane Falls for the two final nights of our honeymoon in SA, and it was a truely wonderful experience. We were given the beehive, and its 'Hobbit' feeling makes it very unique. The lodge is located in the forest so it's very quiet and relaxing (especially after four days of safaris in the Kruger). The views... More

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UK_Traveller019
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Be clear, this is an eco-lodge, not a hotel or game lodge. So the beauty of it lies in the location, with stunning views down the valley, and lovely walks (albeit in sweltering heat) around the series of waterfalls that runs through this small reserve. We stayed in one of the "beehives" so don't know what the other rooms were... More

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Northumberland
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9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We loved Phophonyane mainly because of its location with its fantastic views and good walking trails. The road to the lodge is a bit bumpy but not too bad and well worth the effort. We stayed in cottage 3, although the decor was a little tired it was clean, roomy and very comfortable. The main lodge had a lovely ambience... More

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Quebec City, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Mice in the beehive. Ants in the bed. Not good. Other than that ? First morning at the breakfast : no fruits "You are too late for fruits". Second morning : no fruits "You are too early for fruits". Not good. Remote and not much to do.

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San Francisco Bay Area
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

The drive in is a bit grim (clear cut forests) but once into the preserve, it is very nice — and a good change of pace from what you have probably been doing (game preserves etc) during your trip. Green, lush, mountainous. We quite enjoyed the various trails in the preserve. Some were a bit of a challenge with was... More

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We only stayed 1 night in a tent. The tent was really comfortable with kettle and comfortable beds (better than some hotels we stayed at). The lodge is very remote at the end of a 7km track in a remote area of Swaziland. If you like peace and quiet you will love this lodge. It is next to a beautiful... More

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warwickshire
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15 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

The location of this lodge is stunning, and the walks around the waterfalls were a great activity, although we did complete them all in 1.5 days so were left with little to do there after that! We payed extra to stay in their beehive accommodation and I was surprised at the cleanliness of it, and a bit disappointed. Whilst it... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

The grounds were simply amazing and we loved the waterfalls and walks. We were slightly disappointed with the accommodation and some of the service we received with the price of the stay, however overall it was a great experience. The dinner service was painfully slow but fortunately the food was good quality. It was the winter season and there was... More

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Additional Information about Phophonyane Falls Ecolodge and Nature Reserve

Address: Phophonyane Falls Nature Reserve | PO Box 199, Piggs Peak H108, Swaziland
Location: Swaziland > Hhohho District > Piggs Peak
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty lodging in Piggs Peak
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A place of legendary romance and breathtaking natural scenery. Choose between comfortable cottages, riverside safari tents or luxury traditional Swazi beehives, each blending into the lush sub-tropical forest. Enjoy healthy home-cooked meals and fine wines in our stylish restaurant with a roaring log fire. Small library and internet room. Refreshing natural rock pools, a stunning hilltop pool with views, waterfalls, walks, hikes and excellent birdwatching. A secluded hideaway for travelers seeking a magical retreat. ... more   less 

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