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Nedile Lodge
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Welgevonden Game Reserve, Welgevonden Game Reserve 0530, South Africa   |  
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Look no further, this place is perfect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

We spent our second visit to Nedile earlier in May and immediately booked a third stay. That was the only way to avoid the disappointment of leaving such a wonderful lodge. The staff line up to welcome you and the smiles are genuine and warm. The lodge has five rooms, allowing the six staff members to give the personal treatment, whether on a game drive, eating three fabulous meals a day - we each had to confess that our belts were loosened underneath our shirts on night - or socialising around the bar. The first time we visited, we didn't even do a game drive, but just sat around reading, drinking and relaxing. This time we did many game drives, seeing four a half of the Big Five - the half one was a shadow that COULD have been a leopard - and being charged by an angry elephant. Expert driving from Mike saved the day and allowed me to snap some exciting photos. what a weekend, what a place, and we return in two months. Yeah!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

From the moment we arrived, we felt right at home at this beautiful lodge. The team is welcoming and hospitable and will go out of their way to make your stay comfortable and memorable (including coffee served in bed with your wake-up call -- a first for me). They do 'attention-to-detail' really well and will pick up very quickly on your smallest of preferences.

Add to the mix, great food, fantastic game drives, amazing sights and you have the making of a perfect bush getaway.

Having visited Welgevonden before, this is by far my favorite lodge in this game reserve --
this is five-star-at-everything at its best. I will definitely be going back -- soon.

Room Tip: The room are all great with fantastic views.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

If you are looking for the perfect luxurious game lodge to share some special moment, stop looking anymore this is the place! Nedile is the most beautiful game lodge you can imagine. We have spent there only 2 nights but everything during this stay was simply amazing.
Lodge is very beautiful, not fenced, with stunning views and perfect service. It is very private as there are only 5 cottages which can accommodate max 10 people. Try to arrange your stay during the week, we were lucky enough to have very private experience as there was only another couple except of us :)
Cottage was very beautiful with amazing terrace, beautiful bath with a view and the outside shower which was a hit and you have to try it when you are there. Food was divine and they have also accommodated for me being vegetarian and I had very tasty dishes to try. It was so lovely to dine under the most amazing stars I’ve ever see.
Common area and pool are very beautiful, everything blends perfectly with a nature and there is no single one unnecessary decoration there. It is not a family-friendly place and lodge itself welcomes only kids after certain age, so you can be sure that it will be perfect for the romantic experience.
Staff was great, very attentive yet discreet – the real 5 star experience.
We were lucky enough also to have the perfect game drives too; however this is a nature so you cannot be really certain. Welgevonden Game Reserve does not have so many animals like Pilanesberg or Kruger, but it’s landscape is so different and well worthy to visit.

PS. Write to lodge directly to make a reservation. When you are little out of main season and during the week you can get better offer!

Room Tip: Room nb 1, it is too close to main area so it is not private. Room number 3 has the biggest terrace...
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  • Stayed April 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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Nedile, Owner at Nedile Lodge, responded to this review, June 26, 2013
Dear Gosia.
Thank you very much for your kind words. I just want to clarify that that you will not get a different price if you write directly to the lodge. The same specials and prices are honored to all tour operators so please feel free to book via your tour operator as you will get exactly the same price.
Hope to see you back soon!
Kind Regards
Hennie
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Had a short stay here, just 1 night and 2 game drives. But it sure is a place to remember.
Perfect hospitality, great guides, beautiful rooms and amazing view.

Can't think of a thing that wasn't right.

Great experience having breakfast with some mating giraffes in the background.

Regarding the staff we met:
Barend, thanks for the enjoyable and interesting game drives(we saw cheetah, lions, rhino and giraffe)
Anica and Micheal, keep up the good job, the place looks fantastic.
Gladys, thank you for the good service. And thanks to the cook, whose name I missed.

Would recommend it without hesitation.

Room Tip: All rooms are fantastic, but there is one room close to the lounge which doesn't require you to...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Maastricht, the Netherlands
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39 hotel reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We were here some years ago and were very happy to find the lodge in excellent shape again. Luxury accommodation with much privacy and great view over the bushland and mountains. Welcoming and pleasant service by friendly and competent staff. Excellent game drives with - this time again - surprising wildlife encounters. A great place to relax.

  • Stayed April 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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Zurich, Switzerland
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Most of the other reviews say it all - the Nedile lodge is a little piece luxury with fantastic views across the Waterberg mountains. It was a very special experience, eating dinner on the veranda with a good glass of wine - under a starlit firmament the like of which we seldom see in Europe.
I have been to another lodge in the park before, so I knew the area. This lodge was more secluded - a real hideaway. We stayed 6 very lovely nights, and enjoyed every one of our 10 drives. There were always different things to see and not just the animals. The light was at time was simply stunning, never the same twice. In terms of animals, the lion, cheetah, rhinoceros and jackal babies were highlights - as were the encounters with elephants and of course the leopard.
The only feedback I would give is that during the period that we stayed at the lodge, it was not possible to enjoy a walking safari. So for people that like to move a little in order to better enjoy the fantastic food, it is better to check beforehand if this option is available. Apparently it depends on the ranger on duty at the time. For those that want to enjoy the animals from the safety of a land rover only - not an issue.

  • Stayed February 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Munich, Germany
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

I stayed with a whole group of friends between 19 and 70 at Nedile Lodge and we had a wonderful stay. Service was perfect, Michael, the ranger, did a very good job and showed us the most amazing and rare animals, food was lovely and the pool area was nice and clean and relaxing. I would always come back. Welgevonden is a huge Game Reserve and just after 5 mins in Nedile I felt perfectly relaxed and far away from my everyday stressful routine at work.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Welgevonden Game Reserve, Welgevonden Game Reserve 0530, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Welgevonden Game Reserve
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Welgevonden Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Nedile Lodge 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nedile Lodge is situated in the Malaria free, Welgevonden Game Reserve 3 hours drive from Pretoria. Welgevonden Game Reserve is a declared Heritage Site of 36000 hectares (more than 80000 acres) bordering the Marekele National Park and part of the Waterberg Biosphere. This true bushveld environment is home to some of Africa’s most sought after game species, including one of the largest collections of white rhino on private land. Other species housed within this reserve include elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, eland and many other varieties of antelope. There may even be the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the aardvark, brown hyena or rarely seen honey badger ... more   less 
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