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“Fantastic short stay - highly recommended!” 5 of 5 stars
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68 Letamo Estate, South Africa   |  
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Townsville, Australia
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“Fantastic short stay - highly recommended!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful attention to detail with both service and fine dining. We stayed in a stone cottage and its rustic African decor was the perfect introduction to South Africa for us Australian first time visitors to the country. Just a short drive down the road is a nice lion and rhino park. We were picked up from Impangele Game Lodge by a game driver of the Park and taken on a personalize game tour - all organised for us by the Impangele hosts. Also nearby is the Cradle of Humankind museum and caves etc which we did not have the time to explore. The private game reserve that Impangele shares with its rural neighbors offers one the opportunity to take a nice walk - sighting Zebra, Kudu, Impala etc. We were very well taken care of and highly recommend this lovely B&B for visitors and locals alike. One our last morning we were having an very early breakfast on our porch when we could hear the lions of the nearby park roaring.. It was awesome!

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  • Stayed March 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This was by far the worst hospitality service experience I have ever had. My wife and I booked and paid for accommodation at Impangele Game Lodge, several months in advance, for a wedding we were attending at a nearby venue. On arrival, we were told that they had overbooked their facilities. Their solution was to offer us a full refund, as well as 'makeshift' accommodation sharing a room with another couple in our party, who had also paid in full for their own private room. Deeming this arrangement unacceptable (but realising that mistakes sometimes happen), we chose to rather drive home after the wedding. After 6 weeks, and several emails, we had still not received any refund, despite several promises. Eventually, Impangele management accused us of staying over in the 'makeshift' accommodation, and only refunded us half our payment.

  • Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

I stayed at Empangele lodge for two nights with my partner. What a wonderful stay this was.

From the moment of booking the stay, right through to check out, was handled professionally and efficiently.

We stayed in the luxury tent which was surprisingly private with our own braai facility and a gorgeous outdoor shower. The tent itself was lovely and comfortable.

I would highly recommend the breakfast as it was wonderfully prepared by Pierre on both mornings.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Although it's about an hour from the Johannesburg airport, Impangele Game Lodge provided a warm, welcoming atmosphere when we arrived after a 14-hour flight from Australia. Host, Pierre, couldn't have been kinder and the atmosphere and decor were quite different from anything we have seen on our other travels - and VERY South African in style. It was great to wake in the morning and be able to walk at leisure among the native animals and birds on the Letomo Game Farm, where the lodge is located. The rooms were clean, comfortable and very quite and Pierre's meals were beautifully presented and delicious. We'll be back.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

What a wonderful place! and seeing animals just roaming around was a cherry on top. I really enjoyed my stay and Impangele Game Lodge and I will definately be back, even if its just for the delicious meals Pierre so wonderfully prepared! All the meals we freshly prepared and so beautifully displayed on the plate.

The room was spacious, the bathroom so inviting, the lounge so warm and welcoming.
The place clean, the sheets crisp white!

I will definately be back in summer so I could enjoy sitting at the patio and just enjoy the fresh air and the landscape.

Beautifull place indeed. The two gentlemen, Simon and Pierre we very welcoming and ready to please the guests, first class service indeed!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2009

I have to say that I was so impress when we got to Impangele game lodge after 15 hours of flight. That was like discovering a little paradise!!!! sssso worth it! I want to mention that we are both flight attendants so we travel quiet a lot, but that was from far the best place we have seen! Everything is perfect, the food is seriously amazing!!! I never seen anybody so pationated about food!!! The decorations of the rooms are fantastic!!! realy african!!! Its absolutly romantic with fresh flowers everyday! you have your own little garden with outdoor shower! You can organise tours from there! and I think its the perfect spot if you dont want to stay in the middle of Johannesbourg, but you prefer nature! its actually a heritage world site with zebras, hippos and a lot more.....The atmosphere is incredible, thats for sure! Its a great spot if you want to relax before going on a safari in Kruger!
We highly recommend this place and we ll be back for sure!
Thank you!

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 68 Letamo Estate, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg
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Ranked #305 of 766 B&Bs / Inns in Greater Johannesburg
Number of rooms: 11

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