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“Worthwhile place to visit” 4 of 5 stars
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No. 171 Lake view Avenue | P.O.Box 3623, Johannesburg 2040, South Africa   |  
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Centurion, South Africa
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“Worthwhile place to visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Spent a lovely day at the resort. Enjoyed a wonderful spa package but agree with the cost cutting comments. Maybe if more people visited this could be addressed. Rooms comfortable but horrible pillows (I'm very fussy about this and usually take my own) and hot water lacks pressure. Good food in restaurant. Overall an enjoyable visit.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

The gardens are lovely and picturesque. The menu very limited also presented and cooked well enough. The Health centre is staffed with enthusiastic but unskilled therapists. The rooms are fine but evidence of cost cutting in things like soap and shampoo. Restaurant staff also pleasant - looks like a management issue.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

I just loved our chalet and didn't want to leave the next day!

CHALET: beautiful and clean with the most comfortable bed, a fire place with wood where we had this romantic fire (plus a heater which we really needed because it was winter and quite cold outside), a TV that actually worked (it is often advertised but doesn't work), the bathroom was just amazing! A huge shower with 2 shower heads, a little whirlpool, everything very clean and looked quite new.
FOOD: delicious! We didn't want to go to the restaurant so we had room service for a little extra cost. The food was there in time, hot and delicous
STAFF: Very friendly and helpful. We just arrived without a booking and didn't know about their winter special. So we would have paid the normal rate but the receptionist was so friendly to let us know about the discounted rate.

The perfect place for a romantic get away that seems like you are out of the city even if you are actually in Johannesburg :-)

Room Tip: Aks for the chalet with whirlpool, I'm not sure if every chalet has one.
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  • Stayed June 2012, 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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Additional Information about Hakunamatata Lodge

Address: No. 171 Lake view Avenue | P.O.Box 3623, Johannesburg 2040, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Hotel Style:
Ranked #37 of 68 Specialty Lodging in Johannesburg
Number of rooms: 12

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