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“My time @ Bona Ntaba.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bona Ntaba Self Catering Tree House Lodge

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Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Pleasantville, New York, United States
2 reviews
“My time @ Bona Ntaba.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

We stayed At Bona Ntaba for.10 busy action packed days & relaxing nights. Our host/hostess Gregory & Karen provided our group (6) with all the comforts of home, our tree house lodge was comfortable, clean & had all the amenities one needs including a indoor bath tub & an outdoor shower. The meals were beautifully prepared using local meats & produce. The lodge staff pleasantly responded to all of our needs...the views of the surroundings were epic & the evening sky is breathtaking ...One day I'd like to return to this wonderful place... until then I wish Gregory & Karen continued success with Bona Ntaba.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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Willemstad, Curacao
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Had a fantastic 5 night stay at Bona Ntaba. We were glad we did not stay for a shorter period, as now we had sufficient time to enjoy the peacefullness of the area, sit on the balcony, enjoy the pool and go on safaris. All utensils for self catering were present. The large fridge with freezer compartment was a big plus. Staff were very friendly. We had interesting conversations with Glory the cleaning lady.The owner Greg is very friendly and helpful and gave excellent information about the area. Without us asking him, he drew a map with directions for our departure to Swaziland and gave tips for our trip there. While driving to and from the exit, we saw groups of impala, zebra and giraffe, right in front of our car, amazing! We highly recommend the walking safari in Guernsey. We had a private safari and learned a lot about the area and the animals. The gamedrives in Thornybush were very intimate because of the small groups. We booked a morning and sunset drive. Especially the sunset drive was fantastic with lion and cheetah upclose. Gillian booked the accomodation for us as well as the safaris. Contact with her went very smoothly. From our trip in South africa this was the accomodation we defenitely enjoyed the most!!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tzaneen, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

We had a great time at Bona Ntaba, this is africa at its best!
Service was good and friendly. Ideal place to stay near the Kruger.
Very clean and neat.
Outdoor shower is a winner.
Though a small bar fridge would have been nice in the rooms.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pretoria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Bona Ntaba provides a great place to relax. The tree houses are clean and comfortable and provide everything you need (except maybe a small fridge). The views from the balcony are great. The main lodge (communal kitchen and pool) is close by and is spacious and well equipped. The staff is friendly and helpful. This is especially a great place to visit with friends and family. If you can book out all 3 houses you will have privacy when you need it and a great communal area to braai and swim and cook in. The location of the lodge is quite remote and it takes about 20 - 30 minutes to get onto one of the main roads, but you can enjoy watching the giraffe and wildebeest while travelling.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Had a great time! The treehouses were awesome and the mainlodge had everything you need.
Breathtaking views! It's a greaat way of ending your stay at the Kruger National Park and relax a few days at Bono Ntaba. The manager and the staf were very friendly and tried to make our stay as pleasant as possible. Had a nice breakfast as well. It's certain a place to go back to!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

I have never experienced such amazing hospitality and welcome in my entire life. This was a holiday of a lifetime. Glory to char was pleasant, helpful and full of laughs and her knowledge of the area is also very good. The tree house with its outdoor shower was the most liberating experience I have had in a very long time. Everything was just top class and I would recommend it to anyone who loves the bush.
Well done Bona Ntaba and I trust that you will go from strength to strength and I look forward to another visit in the near future.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 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
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Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

I have search for a nice, quite, peaceful place to get away from the city life and close enough to the Kruger National Park and this is THE place to be. Best house tree, best service, best views, best in absolute everything!

Take my word for it, I'm a very picky person when searching for accommodation and placed a picture in my mind when looking for some place to stay and this was even better.

  • Stayed January 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
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Additional Information about Bona Ntaba Self Catering Tree House Lodge

Address: Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Hoedspruit
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 88 Specialty Lodging in Hoedspruit
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the ambiance of South Africa in our tranquil self catering lodge on a private game reserve in the heart of game rich Limpopo Province. Solitude and serenity surround you as you watch a spectacular sunset over the mountains.Bona Ntaba Lodge is small and unique with three ensuite tree house chalets and a thatched central lodge with fully equipped kitchen, boma with braai, and a tranquil lounge with a sunset deck.We offer the perfect quiet getaway where you set your own pace: from enjoying the deck all day to an exciting day trip into Kruger. Meals can be arranged - please ask us! Our small size makes it affordable for a group 5 - 8 adults to book the entire camp for an ultra private hideaway. ... more   less 

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