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Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve Safari Lodge

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The accommodation was very good, clean and pretty but we had a problem to find the accommodation and we didn`t get any news before, that we have to fitch the key somewhere else before. After we had to look for the accommodation we had to drive to another place, so next time it would be nice to get the news... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sunday Buffet . A must attend. Owner managed. Top Class. One of 5 best Game Reserves in South Africa. Do the Elephant interaction . Ask the Owner Graham. to call the Cheetah. via bird whistles. ( Small Cheetah. call their parents. via Bird sounds . to prevent Hyena finding them and killing them ? ) Take the Scemic , old... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a very enjoyable, albeit too short stay. After 2 weeks of business travelling, this was my colleagues last night of his first trip to Africa, so it seemed fitting to finish off with a chance to unwind. Being conveniently close to East London, the location was ideal. We both had the best sleep of our trip, managed to... More 

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Stellenbosch
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Directly under a very loud pub. This made sleep before 12 at night impossible. As far as proximity to the sea is concerned, the situation is very good. The activity in and around the pub however, makes a peaceful stay impossible. I think that facilities to prepare food with would be welcome, as the only restaurant seemed to be the... More 

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East London, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our stay at Inkwenkwezi was lovely, despite the gale force winds, that made sleeping a little difficult. The food was excellent, and our guide, Willem, was top notch. Overall the experience was a wonderful one.

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East London, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son & I recently stayed at Inkwenkwezi for two nights and we had a brilliant time. Our guide Branden was very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful and very keen to make sure we enjoyed our time at Inkwenkwezi. The food was lovely and we particularly enjoyed the Sunday lunch buffet. We will definitely be recommending Inkwenkwezi to our friends.

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Durban, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Chintsa sands room I stayed in was awful! Like a narrow passage with the beds squeezed in. No room for bedside light. It would have been fine at a backpackers rate but with a water leak like a spring right in the entrance to the room even a backpacker would have given it a miss! R500.00 / night is... More 

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Elliot, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Chose to stay two nights in the tented accommodation at Inkwenkwezi during May with our son and his American companion who wanted to experience a game reserve for the first time. Our stay was brilliant in the tents which had every convenience including a semi outdoor shower. The lodge located in the reserve served well prepared meals which we all... More 

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East London, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

We spent a week at this venue, one of the most relaxing stays we can remember-all the staff were fantastic-made our week for sure.The food was exceptional and certainly no shortage, the rangers went out of there way to explain the finest details of all aspects of nature-thanks we will be back- Robert& Belinda ( really enjoyed the Xhosa songs... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

We did not stay at the lodge so I cannot comment on that. However we did go on a day drive there. It was disappointing and we saw few animals, none of the bigger animals that were promised. The only animals we saw were common antelope you can see for free driving through the Eastern Cape. It was expensive and... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Inkwenkwezi is situated in the malaria free Eastern Cape of South Africa. The reserve is situated within an area of one hundred square kilometres encompassing five different biomes (vegetation types) which offer varied game viewing. It is one of the few reserves with a tidal estuary. The reserve has the big five and a variety of antelope as well as giraffe, zebra & other predators. The reserve is five minutes from magnificent beaches and a 40 minute drive from a national airport. Driving to Inkwenkwezi is a pleasure as the roads are tarred right to the entrance ACCOMMODATION BUSH CAMP The Bush Camp offers accommodation for twelve guests in six en-suite safari tents. All tents have electric lights, twin beds with Cloud 9 mattresses, slatted headboards, bedside tables and bedside lamps, bedside mats, telephones, chest of drawers. The en-suite bathrooms feature a shower, (hot and cold water) which is crafted to resemble a cave and blends with the natural rock and bush of this area. From its hilltop site the camp overlooks a valley & each safari tent is positioned on a raised timber deck offering you your own private game viewing. On the elevated timber deck guest are able to relax on two easy chairs with a coffee table. VALLEY CAMP The Valley Camp offers twelve guests accommodation in six custom designed luxury tents with the emphasis on spaciousness and quality. The tents are positioned on individual timber decks and situated in a valley nestling amongst indigenous trees. The bathrooms are fitted with both a slipper bath and a four sided glass shower (hot and cold water) a vanity slab(drawers underneath) with a hand basin as well as a hanging area for clothing. All finishes are of a high quality. Tents are furnished with twin three quarter beds (one tent has a queen size bed) all with cloud 9 mattresses and Percale linen. Headboards are trimmed with brass and have bedside tables and lamps as well as a matching dresser, 2 leather easy chairs and a butlers tray. A bar fridge stocked with a variety of South African wine and malt as well as soft drinks. The partially covered outside deck is large and has 2 easy chairs with a coffee table. Guests at both the Valley Camp and the Bush Camp have tea and coffee making facilities with a variety of different teas. All tents have 3 roofs, the inside roof has ventilation flaps to control the temperature, the second roof is the water proofing and the outside roof is used for shade and helps moderate the temperature. All tents have insect mesh on all openings. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve Safari Lodge

Address: PO Box 236 | Schafli Road Kwelera, East London 5259, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > East London
Price Range: $47 - $333 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve Safari Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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