Hi folks - I dont usually write reviews on TripAdvisor but I do often refer to it prior to booking our trips and holidays. Well here goes !! We visited Njovu Game Lodge for 4 nights at the start of September 08. It took about 4 and a half hours to drive to it from Jo'berg airport but the roads were good and the scenery on-route was fantastic. We drove during the day - I dont know how I would have felt about driving in the dark !!
Anyway we were greeted on arrival by the manager Chris who made us feel very welcome with a refreshing cold drink. We were soon shown to our luxury tent - it was even better than the lodges web-site portrayed it.( www.njovugamelodge.com ) Extremely clean and fitted out with high-end brand new furnishings (my wife is usually funny about staying in hotel beds !!)
Over the course of the next 4 days we went on numerous excellent game drives within the Kruger National Park. Our ranger (called Greig) was extremely professional and as the most that was ever on our safari vechile at any one time was 6 he was able to give a more personal service. We also went on accompanied bushwalks in the local reserve and did a safari on the back of an elephant (note this did cost abit extra - about 60 pounds I think)
On another day we went on an accompanied visit to the Maputo the capital of mozambique which is only about 1 hour away. It was a facinating place and the prawn lunch we had was the best seafood I have ever eaten !!
On the negative side for some people there might not be a great selection of restaurants in the immediate area - but the food at the lodge was fantastic and was included in the rate - as was all the beer and wine !! It was great to lounge by the pool late in the afternoon with a few cold ones.
To sum Njovu up I can honestly say I rate it extremely highly. I have stayed previously for 3 nights at Shamwari which is a top rated reserve and I was concerned this may be a step down. Although Njovu might not be able to provide the hype of the big commercial reserves it is certainly a great value for money high-end safari experience giving its customers a more personal experience due to the much smaller numbers that it accomodates at any one time. I will definately be back !!!
- Also Known As:
- Njovu Kruger Game Lodge Komatipoort, Africa - South Africa