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“A nice surprise” 4 of 5 stars
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Three Cities Jozini Tiger Lodge and Spa
4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Main Road, Jozini 3969, South Africa   |  
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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26 hotel reviews
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
“A nice surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We stopped over here and found a little paradise. Firstly the rooms are amazing, you can see the dam from the shower and the bed. The view is dramatic, I would say just as good as a sea view. The staff were eager to please and so friendly.

The chicken in the restaurant was excellent, all the food was great. Jozini as a town is very dirty and rural, you just don't expect this type of excellence, so we were impressed.

Somewhere there must be a great manager behind the scenes, because all the little touch points were just right. There is a great infinity pool overlooking the dam.

My wife went to the spa and said that her massage was the best she had, and the cheapest of the holiday. I did the tiger fishing. We never caught anything, but the skipper stayed out a little longer to give me as many opportunities as possible. That impressed me, he really wanted to get something.

This place is great!

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Boksburg, South Africa
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24 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

Being the owner of a Travel Agency I am normally very hard to please, but Jozini Tiger Lodge was lovely. The family room with loft was stunning, the bathroom design great and I loved having a separate basin in the room to rinse cups etc. The sundowner cruise was enjoyable, but more snacks and more drink stock onboard would bring back more jovial customers and a higher drinks bill. The pool and deck were lovely to relax at, especially with a cocktail. The meals were fine, although not much variety. One evening there was lots of starch and veg and very little meat. The next night there was a stir fry veg and chips and loads of meat. It's fine for a few nights though. The Lodge did organize a great NY Eve party with fireworks. The only problem was that it sounded like we had speakers in our room as the music was so loud. It did however all go quiet at 1am. Unfortunately I think the Tiger Fish may all have gone on holiday for New Year, as no one was catching at all. The Spa was a nice relaxing treat both hubby and I could enjoy together while our kids were looked after in the games room. Overall a nice resort and we would definitely come back for a few nights again. Thank you to everyone at Jozini Tiger Lodge.

Stayed December 2013
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Stayed at Jozini Tiger Lodge for 2 nights at the end of September. The hotel and guest rooms are absolutely gorgeous and very modern, clean and spacious. However if you struggle with stairs etc it may be a bit of a problem as lots of stairs to get to the rooms etc. Amazing view of the dam from the hotel room balcony. Also loved the shutters from the bathroom so you could sit and admire the view from the bath if you wanted to!

Staff were very helpful. However the food quality I thought varied drastically. On the first day we were there our group ordered a simple lunch of sandwiches, wraps, burgers etc all of which were very nice. However the food that was on the buffet on the evening, if you did not eat red meat there wasn't much of a selection! My friend that does eat red meat said that it was ok but she wouldn't have it again and I ended up eating bread rolls and cheese for my evening meal. The desserts were also not great.

Breakfast had the usual offerings but again if you weren't the first to breakfast a lot of things were not there (however when the head chef saw one morning that something I wanted was missing he went into the kitchen and replenished straight away).

The hotel is at the bottom of a dusty hill and apart from organised trips etc you cannot just get out of the hotel complex and walk around.

Whilst we were there the pool was also under renovation work so could not use this and there were several parties using the hotel who liked to shout loudly outside our room in the corridor amongst themselves in the early hours of the morning!

Even though the food was hit and miss I would stay here again because of the hotel generally and the hotel rooms.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Durban, South Africa
2 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Stayed two nights and wish I could have stayed longer...
Superb facilities, stunning rooms, everything was just perfect.
The view from the balcony was incredible!
The staff were friendly, professional and accommodating.
The only downside was that on the second day the president of South Africa arrived and all the big little men (security and bodyguards of important people who puff themselves up) tried to be intimidating...
But I was enjoying myself to much to let it bother me
DO NOT miss out on a river boat cruise, the views are stunning!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

A very stylish hotel set in a fabulous location overlooking the Jozini Lake/dam. A very comfortable room with balcony overlooking the lake so one could chill out at dawn and dusk and hear the beautiful sounds of African wildlife. Exceedingly peaceful - I will never forget the beautiful sounds of the animals at dawn and dusk.
We went on a sunset cruise which was very relaxing. And took some beautiful photos of the African sunset. The service was very professional and the food delicious.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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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Sao Paulo, SP
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

The hotel is situate on a hill overlooking a nice view of the tiger river,quite and nice for family trip,business meetings and groups.
The food is magnificent especially the buffet they have. I was there 2 for businesses and would love to take my family there. And if you a a fishing person this will be the place for your. Next catch.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

After a long drive from Durban we arrived at the Jozini Tiger Lodge and first impressions were good. The location is superb right on the edge of the lake. Rooms were spacious with split level bedrooms which was perfect for sharing with one other person. We had an early start for a game drive the next morning and the hotel prepared breakfast for us to take with us which was nice. We did the evening cruise on the lake which was very enjoyable too. The evening buffet was fine but nothing amazing but you stay there for the location to be honest.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Main Road, Jozini 3969, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Jozini
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Jozini
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Three Cities Jozini Tiger Lodge and Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tiger lodge is situated along the banks of the picturesque Jozini dam of KwaZulu Natal. Situated in the heart of the Kingdom of the Zulu with its rich heritage and untamed natural beauty, Tiger Lodge is an exciting holiday destination which offers a perfect luxury getaway in the heart of nature.The hotel is incredibly positioned overlooking the Jozini Dam and is easily accessible from both Durban and Gauteng. ... more   less 
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