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Middelburg, South Africa
Reviewed March 27, 2016

Had a terrible Easter Weekend Vacation in my entire life. The hotel claims to be a 3 star hotel but its not at all. its only 3 Star at the reception and Conference rooms but the so called Deluxe Family Rooms are way below expectations. They are 0 star and very shabby.The Hotel staff was very helpful but was very...

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Hote1Management, marketing coordinator at Safari Lodge Hotel & Convention Centre, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. we appreciate your feedback very much. We apologize for your experience regarding the hotel rooms and the electricity problems over the weekend. Senior Management has been informed about this complaint and they will be looking into the issues. The generator unfortunately does make a lot of noise and...

Johannesburg
Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

We visited over a period of 4 days with a family of 2 adults and 4 kids. We booked the junior suites as I was concerned as there were mixed reviews. I felt that the rooms themselves were lovely,spacious and clean but that's where it ended. The lodge itself is extremely run down and in dire need of renovations and...

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Hote1Management, marketing coordinator at Safari Lodge Hotel & Convention Centre, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your review of Safari Lodge Please let us apologize for your terrible experience at Safari Lodge. We take our reviews very seriously and are very disappointed in hearing about your experience. We apologize for the experience regarding the maintenance, the lack of creativity with the food and also for your kids being bored while being...

Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Reviewed March 7, 2016

Stayed during a holiday in December 15. Place is well maintained. The food was great, for such a bargain price this was a great stay. Very good for the family! Wifi was however not available but then again this was a time to relax. Would like to visit again.

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Hote1Management, Marketing Coordinator at Safari Lodge Hotel & Convention Centre, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to review Safari Lodge. We are so pleased to hear that you had a lovely stay at our hotel. We do hope that you will visit us again in the near future as we value you as our guest at Safari Lodge Warm Regards Staff and Management Safari Lodge

Benoni, South Africa
Reviewed February 27, 2016

Stayed here a year ago and i was passing thru on a business trip again. The dining room and kitchen burned down and it seems that they are taking long to rebuild. The room was clean and food good, but I think the Lodge lost their magic. There is no reason to stay here except if you are doing a...

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Hote1Management, Marketing Coordinator at Safari Lodge Hotel & Convention Centre, responded to this review

Dear Herman Thank you for your honest review of Safari Lodge. we do apologize for any inconvenience caused due to the construction on site. Thank you for the lovely feedback regarding the food and room. Senior management will be notified of the concerns raised to improve our services and experience. We do hope that you will afford us the opportunity...

Reviewed January 20, 2016 via mobile

Service good but disliked the waitresses' attitude of telling to sits on overcrowded tables in spite of there being available tables that were not reserved. Rooms were good but the couch had seen better days. Wifi is excellent. And the ambience so relaxing. I'd recommend this beautiful place any time.

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Hote1Management, Manager at Safari Lodge Hotel & Convention Centre, responded to this review

Dear Guests Thank you for all your kind words and compliments. We do acknowledge the points you have raised and we would like to apologise for any inconvenience you may have experienced. Please stay with us again soon. Warm Regards Staff and Management Safari Lodge

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed January 12, 2016

We had family coming from out of town so we booked a 7 rooms for a weekend getaway over Christmas. The location of the lodge is perfect, that's where it ends. The whole place is in serious need of renovations. From the time it was part of the Orion Group to now it is just gone downhill. The staff are...

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Hote1Management, Manager at Safari Lodge Hotel & Convention Centre, responded to this review

Dear Rodney Thank you for your review. We appreciate your kind words and also acknowledge your concerns. During May last year, a destructive fire burned through much of the hotel, and as such, renovations are still in the pipeline. We thank you for your concerns and will look into the points you have mentioned. Thank you once again and please...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Hate writing negative reviews or super long ones I feel compelled though to do both just to honestly review the place. This is my opinion based on room 123 maybe others will disagree. 3 star hotel feels as if they trying hard to be just 3 star so I have given 3 star rating. Check in good, the staff are...

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Hote1Management, Manager at Safari Lodge Hotel & Convention Centre, responded to this review

Dear Gary Thank you for your response following your time with us. We appreciate your kind words and we also acknowledge the points you have brought to our attention. We thank you for highlighting these issues-if it weren't for you we would not be aware of these in depth matters that need attention. We will wee to these issues immediately....

Kidd's Beach, South Africa
Reviewed December 19, 2015

The Orion Safari Lodge is a really relaxing place for the entire family . The meals are well prepared and the location is perfect. Mr Stander and his entire team have done an excellent job of dishing out service excellence .One of our favorite Hotels in the country. Well organised ,excellently managed and very effiecient and friendly staff . Highly...

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Hote1Management, Manager at Safari Lodge Hotel & Convention Centre, responded to this review

Dearest Ben Thank you for your most kind review following your time with us. Your kind words and compliments really motivate us to be our best for each and very guest. We thank you once again and wish you and your loved ones well over 2016. Hope to see you again soon. Warm Regards Staff and Management Safari Lodge

Potchefstroom, South Africa
Reviewed November 15, 2015

Spent the night at the hotel and had a pleasant stay. It is nicely located away from city life, tucked away in beautiful surroundings of hills and mountains. The staff really go the extra mile to make the stay as pleasant and as enjoyable as possible. The service is excellent and the entire management and team are friendly. Excellent food...

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Hote1Management, Manager at Safari Lodge Hotel & Convention Centre, responded to this review

Dear Magda Thank you for taking the time to share your opinion following your time with us. Thank you for your kind words and compliments. Its review like yours that keep each and everyone here at the Lodge motivated! Please visit us again soon. Warm Regards Staff and Management Safari Lodge

Pretoria
Reviewed November 12, 2015

I booked in at Orion Safari Lodge Rustenburg from 1November 2015 till 6 November 2015. The reason was a business trip. On my arrival at the reception I was warmly welcomed by the friendly staff. I felt welcomed. I had a pleasant stay at this hotel. overlooking the Rustenburg Kloof. Excellent food. very nice conference centres where the staff is...

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Hote1Management, Manager at Safari Lodge Hotel & Convention Centre, responded to this review

Dear Jan Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts of our hotel. Thank you for all the kind words and compliments which we will share with the entire team. We look forward to your next stay! Warm Regards Staff and Management Safari Lodge

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled at the foothills of the Rustenberg Kloof and Magaliesberg Mountains, the Safari Lodge is easily accessible from all the major metropolitan areas of Gauteng. The tranquil and relaxed country setting, together with its central location, makes it an ideal conference venue, or holiday destination, from which to explore the many attractions and natural splendours of the area.The Coach Restaurant offers gourmet dining and is perfectly complimented by the Usutu Restaurant and Cocktail Bar that serves mouth-watering buffets. This country hotel has numerous activities and facilities onsite. The swimming pool and pool bar are the perfect place to relax and unwind after a busy day at a conference, or after enjoying a scenic walk in the Rustenberg Kloof. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Safari Lodge Hotel & Convention Centre

Address: Donkerhoek Road, Rustenburg 0300, South Africa (Formerly Orion Safari Lodge)
Location: South Africa > North-West Province > Rustenburg
Price Range: $59 - $113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Safari Lodge Hotel & Convention Centre 3*
Number of rooms: 131
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Also Known As:
Orion Safari Hotel Rustenburg
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer

“dont stay in the standard room they are so 1980's”
sallyd101, 1 week ago | Read review
“Rooms south facing to Rusteburg Kloof is the best. Bit more pricy than the other rooms, but definately well worth it.”
LGericke, Jan 16, 2017 | Read review
“If you are booking more than 1 room ask for connecting rooms.”
MarrysM, Apr 13, 2016 | Read review
“Dont bother book your Family at this Hotel unless you are a Backpacker who doesnt care about the Class”
  • Curtains for a # Star Deluxe Family Room
  • viewfrom my room
  • Table desk for the deluxe family room
  • Bathroom Curtain for a 3 Star Deluxe Family Room
  • Shower for a family room with the cheapest tiles available in the country
  • Bathroom basin for the 3 star deluxe family room
  • entrance door to the Deluxe Family Room
96jacobg, Mar 27, 2016 | Read review
“All The rooms come with an Excellent View .”
botfam, Dec 19, 2015 | Read review
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