Well we arrived in our little toyota and were greeted with the biggest smile in africa yet. it belonged to Lucy. We were walked into the main entrance of the logde to the bar and relaxing area were we met the owner of the logde Neill. A flattering welcome was given and all the parts of the logde were explained. Eddie (one of the tracker's and such a nice guy) took our bags to the "tent" which was so much more than that. (Melanie, Neill's partner in crime did a stunning job on these). We had a shower and toilet just out of the tent but still attached and let me tell you taking a shower while still be able to see out into the reserve is something special!
Once you have unpacked lunch was served and the standard of food should be easly given 5 stars, then you are off to your game drive. Now being South African myself with 3 Irish guys i knew what was to come, but they take it a step further and will find you what you want. Even if it means tracking a cheetah for 4 hours. (thank you Gavin, the best ranger i have ever had, sorry Neill)
In the long run I could type about 4 more pages and still not justify the amount of fun and the awesome experience we had. You feel accomadated all the time and the beauty of it is you have wild life all around you, kudo and buck just roam right through the lodge. (we were fortunate enough not to have and big cats do that) ;)
So this is more of a thank you to KwaMbili than a review as i would just simply say go and experience what we did first hand cause you will not forget your time there. oh and the last thing is try spend 4 nights cause you will definately want to after just being there for one.
So thank you to KwaMbili and may everyone have the experience that we did!!
We will be returning in 2012 with so many more friends that cant wait for the thrill and quality that you get.
Ronnie, Dan, Kevin, Eoin
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- KwaMbili Game Lodge provides an authentic safari experience at an affordable price. KwaMbili is siutated in the Thornybush Game Reserve near Hoedspruit, within the Greater Kruger area. The reserve is home to the Big Five as well as an abundance of other game and bird species. This means good sightings, either while out on game drive or on foot during bush walks. KwaMbili means "Place of Two" in the local Shangaan language.Our knowledgeable rangers will introduce you to the tracks, movements, sights and sounds which give you a window into the secrets of the African bush. Back at the lodge, view wildlife from the safety and comfort of our well-positioned hide. If all this calls for time to just let the experience sink in ... take a dip in the swimming pool, just relax in an armchair or enjoy a cool drink at the bar. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kwa Mbili Game Hotel
- Kwa Mbili Game Resort
- Kwa-Mbili Game Lodge South Africa/Thornybush Private Game Reserve