We had the very unfortunate experience to spend a night in your lodge and be totally ripped off to say the least - R2630 per single for a bed and Double R3600, dinner and breakfast - and no games drives and when requested that this was a rip-off and the rate should be adjusted because no game drives were done - blank stares was the answer! (Sthe Thembi) Their was not management at the lodge and nobody cared - only Khethekuhle who served us our meals is worthy of being in the hospitality industry.
To name a few critical negatives
-The aircon did not work in room 4 and guests needed to move to room 2 at 9.30pm when someone had supposedly gone to room 4 to fix the aircon and confirmed it worked when it didn't
-Room 2 no water
-Toilet in room 3 ran all night - guests are asked to conserve water but clearly this goes for no one else!
-The rooms overall were far from clean!
-Big sliding doors in dining room could not be closed as they were broken and we as guests had to freeze!
-The shower was blocked in room 3 + 4
-A smaller door in lounge are also could not be closed properly and cold wind blew in.
- when the switchboard called to request details of ownership and General Management you are put on hold indefinitely - tried 3 times!
How can the exorbitant rates be justified when you are not even at 2 Star level but charge 5 star rates. What a complete rip-off.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- There is a place in Africa where legends are bornShishangeni comprises of three camps to choose from Shishangeni Private Lodge, Camp Shonga and Camp Shawu. Each of the three adding a different experience to the visitor. The Lodge offers big five game viewing, superior service, excellent cuisine, and the best accommodation in Southern Africa. The emphasis of all three of our camps is on nature without losing the luxury and superior service our guests are accustomed to. We are striving to create the optimum balance between people and their environments, while having an absolute minimal impact on the neighbouring habitat. ... more less
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