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“Beautiful gardens and home-like cabins are a great get-a-way destination” 4 of 5 stars
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Lone Creek River Lodge
4.5 of 5 Lodge   |   Old Lydenburg Road, Sabie, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #7 of 15 Specialty Lodging in Sabie
Johannesburg, South Africa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Beautiful gardens and home-like cabins are a great get-a-way destination”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

We are booked into the large, double floor type units built on stilts to take advantage of the mountain vista. The outside balcony braai area is excellent for socializing and the indoor fireplace is perfect for keeping winter at bay. The master bedroom is roomy and the lofty up-the-ladder second room is great for kids and flexible adults who don't mind a steep set of steps. TV is basic and kitchen ticks all the boxes. A few more glasses and crockery items would make things a little more comfortable. Only thing to be mindful of is the insulation of the timber units, the main bedroom became icy cold at night while the loft space retains heat very well. The bedding is comfortable and the friendly and obliging staff are on hand to provide fresh towels and extra bedding - nothing appears to be too much trouble. Our unit is serviced each day and we feel that we are being looked-after well. This place is recommended!!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Richmond, VA, USA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
38 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

This lodge was a great stop in Sabie on our way back to Joburg. The room was spacious, with a large balcony that overlooked the grounds and the river. At dinner, both the food and the service were excellent, and the dining room was charming. Breakfast was delicious, especially the scrambled eggs with curry beans and grilled mushrooms.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

What an amazing property! Spectacular views, super friendly attentive staff, delicious cuisine and warm ambience! I can't wait for my next visit. Special thanks to Liezle and Deirdre for the very special stay.

Stayed June 2013
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Franschhoek, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

The lodge and surrounding nature are absolutely amazing! The staff is very friendly and professional. The dining experience was great - what an amazing team all over! I shall definitively recommend t it to all my friends in Cape Town and Pretoria.

  • Stayed June 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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Malelane, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

The staff at Lone Creek outdid all my expectations, from the minute we arrived - it was all smiles and helping hands.
As a tour operator i deal with a lot of hotels and lodges, and not all staff are as friendly as what i found at Lone Creek.

The area around the lodge is beautiful, we took a long walk where we were escorted by the 2 lovely inhouse dogs.

A well hidden gem in the hills you have there, thanks to all @ Lone Creek River Lodge :-)

  • Stayed May 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Joburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Dear Lone Creek Team

We wanted to take some time to thank you for an amazing weekend. You really made our engagement weekend truly memorable. From the little touches in our room to the friendly service and delicious food, it was an experience we will always remember.

These days it is a rarity to experience such dedication and quality service. Your hands on approach makes the Lone Creek River Lodge a unique jewel of the Lowveld and definitely a venue we will be visiting every year and maybe even our wedding venue 

From the bottom of our hearts – thank you!!

Nadia and Arisna

  • Stayed June 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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Lone Creek R, General Manager at Lone Creek River Lodge, responded to this review, June 21, 2013
Nadia and Arisna,

Wow what a weekend! It was an absolute honour to be a part of your engagement weekend. And such a pleasure having such wonderful guests at our lodge.

Thank you for posting such a great review, we can only learn from all our guest and their feedback.

We look forward to welcoming you back and once again wish to congratulate you on your engagement.

Best Regards,
The Ladies at the Creek
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Nelspruit, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

The lodge is stunning. |From the moment you set foot into the reception with it's beautiful chandelier to the ding room with the huge windows opening onto the most beautiful garden and the river that runs through. The dining experience it self was wow. The presentation of the food and the taste was excellent. There are 2 dogs on the property, Jasper a beautiful Labrador and Zoey a mischievous Weimeraner puppy,that walk around with you where ever you go, this makes you feel that your at home away from home, just a more stunning one. I found the staff to be delightful. Would definitely add this lodge to my fovourites to visit often

Room Tip: The rooms on the top floor or the chalets in front river facing - stunning
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  • Stayed June 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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Lone Creek R, General Manager at Lone Creek River Lodge, responded to this review, June 21, 2013
Dear Deirdre B,

Thank you for writing such a wonderful review on Tripadvisor.

We are constantly striving to improve our service and the product we have on offer. With the renovations and upgrades we have been busy with, it is a pleasure to have returning guests such as yourselves, to see the progress.

We look forward to welcoming you back, and I'm sure the dogs will enjoy another stroll in the forest.

Kind Regards,

The Ladies at the Creek
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Additional Information about Lone Creek River Lodge

Address: Old Lydenburg Road, Sabie, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Sabie
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 15 Specialty Lodging in Sabie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Lone Creek River Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 27
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