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“Zwahili Private Lodge & Spa” 3 of 5 stars
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Zwahili Private Game Lodge & Spa
5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Farm 597, R33,Off the 2nd Boekenhout RD | Mooifontein, Modimolle (Nylstroom) 510, South Africa   |  
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“Zwahili Private Lodge & Spa”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Game ranger good but farm disappointing.
Lodge rooms very small and basic and footfall noisy because of location. however cannot comment on Royal suites and stand alone suites.
Staff excellent and food good.
Spa nothing special no facials so disappointing.

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

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EGAST, Manager at Zwahili Private Game Lodge & Spa, responded to this review, February 7, 2014
Dear Barbara,

Thank you for the constructive criticism, we take note of all the feedback received .

Bushveld Regards
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Alberton, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Where do we start? On arrival, Frans was waiting for us, with a warm welcome smile, like we know each other for every, and that was the warm welcome right thru to the chef! Charity was fantastic, professional and yet she made us feel at home (well done ure Afrikaans improved with 2 words:) ) My partner has an extensive knowledge re animals, trees, birds etc, etc, needless to say Marge and Basil bonded immediately, Basil is a walking encyclopedia, we were cobsmacked, this is one of the reasons why we WILL return to Zwahili. Jabuh, thank you as well, Lettah, has such beautiful manners and well spoken, the Spa treatment was out of this world, thank you again, and of course the food , we really worked our way thru the menu, Liane thank you for the Monday menu for Marge's birthday, the room with rose pedals and the bath, priceless. Thanx Judy and Marge

  • Stayed September 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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ZwahiliGameLodge, Front Office Manager at Zwahili Private Game Lodge & Spa, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
Hi Judy & Marge

I'm so pleased to hear that we exceeded your expectations! What a great way to start this week.

Basil is an absolute treasure and his knowledge is unsurpassed.

Thank you so much for taking the time to mention each staff member by name, it means a lot to all of us that the hard work is noticed and that our guests leave happy and relaxed.

We truly look forward to having you stay with us again!

And a very happy birthday to you Marge! Hope the year ahead will be filled with love and joy.

Warm Bushveld Regards
Liane
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Pretoria
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Thank you so much for making our anniversary a most memorable experience!! The friendliness of all staff is absolutely something to mention. We have already convince my daughter to visit Zwahili!
Thanks again and all the best for the future,hope to visit you soon!!!
Carl & Ilse Botha

  • Stayed September 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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ZwahiliGameLodge, Front Office Manager at Zwahili Private Game Lodge & Spa, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
Hi Carl & Ilse

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us.

You daughter has booked with us and we will make sure that they have a fantastic time, just like you did!

Happy anniversary and hope to see you again soon!

Warm Bushveld Regards
Liane
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Pretoria
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We were there during the week and were the only guests at the lodge. The staff went out of there way to make it very special for us. The food was excellent, game drive was great. The room was a bit small.

  • Stayed September 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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ZwahiliGameLodge, Front Office Manager at Zwahili Private Game Lodge & Spa, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
Hi Tracey

Thank you for your review!

I'm happy to hear that you had a great time at the lodge and that the staff made it special for you.

We hope that we can welcome you back again soon and that you will choose either a Safari Suite or the Presidential Suite next time.

Warm Bushveld Regards
Liane
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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

We recently celebrated my husband’s birthday at Zwahili and can’t wait to return! Zwahili is 5 star all the way with luxurious accommodation, special cuisine and friendly and attentive staff. Bushveld hospitality at its best!

Room Tip: We stayed in Kifu which is close to the restaurant and has beautiful views.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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ZwahiliGameLodge, Front Office Manager at Zwahili Private Game Lodge & Spa, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
Hi

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us.

I'm very happy to hear that you had a great time at the lodge and that we could share in this special celebration.

We look forward to welcoming you back!

Warm Bushveld Regards
Liane
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Jhb
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Perfect for relaxing.
Great outdoors
Service was amazing!!
Excellent staff!!
Food was out of this world,
Great game drives - looking forward to the introduction of the lions,
Hope to visit soon.
Thanks

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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ZwahiliGameLodge, Front Office Manager at Zwahili Private Game Lodge & Spa, responded to this review, August 20, 2013
Hi Marianthi

Thank you for your review!

I'm glad that you had an amazing time at the lodge and that everything was up to standard!

We look forward to welcoming you back, remember to mention that you've stayed with us before for ex-patron discounts.

Warm Bushveld Regards
Liane
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Pretoria, South Africa
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Do not let guests eat in the Lapa when its so cold, our food was cold and unpleasant. The rooms were cold, when we came back from dinner they removed our heater. The staff was friendly, and the game drives where wonderful. It took 45 min. after our order was taken to get our breakfast on Sunday morning, and you could sense in the dinningroom people was getting inpatient.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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ZwahiliGameLodge, Front Office Manager at Zwahili Private Game Lodge & Spa, responded to this review, August 20, 2013
Hi Pretwatch

It's standard at all game lodges to provide guests with the experience of dining in a Boma under the magnificent African skies around a large bonfire.
We provided blankets and ponchos for all the guests eating in the Boma. However had you expressed your discomfort at the time we would have gladly moved you to the restaurant as we want our guests to be as comfortable as possible.

I'm sorry to hear that you found the food unpleasant, with regards to the temperature thereof, with the power outage at the time our heating trays were compromised and the staff tried their best to get the food out as quickly as possible.

With regards to breakfast all our dishes are made fresh and certain dishes do take a little longer to prepare than others. We do however state this on the menu as to avoid client discomfort.

Warm Bushveld Regards
Liane
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Address: Farm 597, R33,Off the 2nd Boekenhout RD | Mooifontein, Modimolle (Nylstroom) 510, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Modimolle (Nylstroom)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 19 Specialty Lodging in Modimolle (Nylstroom)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Zwahili Private Game Lodge & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Embrace a true African experience; 3 luxurious main lodge rooms, 4 elegant Safari suites, 2 Executive suites and a Presidential suite await you. Immerse yourself in the tranquil sounds of nature with breathtaking views of the African Bush. Game viewing & guided walking safaris are conducted by experienced guides. Revive your body, mind and soul at the African Spa. Enjoy Masterful cuisine, personal exclusive experience. Superb attention to detail. 200 Kms North of Johannesburg in a malaria free area. ... more   less 
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