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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2011

My wife and I stayed at Nguni River Lodge for four nights, and we loved it. The lodge is in a beautiful setting and the individual rooms are extremely comfortable (the outdoor showers are great, too!). We were met on arrival by the manager, Craig, who made us feel welcome, and the food and service for the whole time we... More 

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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2011

We stayed at Nguni with friends in early February, but reading previous reviews it would appear that we stayed in a 'different' place. We found the accomodation, food and service exceptional. We were greeted by Craig who made us feel immediately at home, he introduced us to the staff who could not do enough for us. The units were simply... More 

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Tzaneen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2011

Me and my husband got married and went to Nguni River Lodge for our Honeymoon. We got a warm welcome from the Manger and the GM (Arno)when we arived at the Reception. The we took the drive up to the lodge. When we arrived at the lodge we were greeted by ever so friendly staff and handed nice cold clothes... More 

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Odessa, Ukraine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2011

I would like to draw your attention to some details of our stay at nguni lodge on the 11.01 to 13.01.2011 We were two families- both with teenage kids. 1. Absence of hot water for day one. The same for day two-only afterlunch the problem has been fixed. After two complaints. And this is for 3 houses.No apologies or compliments... More 

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warwickshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2011

This Lodge deserves more than its 5 star rating. All the staff were warm and friendly. The food was out of this world and the chef deserves a Michelin Star. A room with a view is an under statement, it was fantastic watching the Baboons walking across the plain from our window and Wart Hogs outside our door. Apollo’s safari... More 

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Babenhausen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2010

We arrived in the afternoon and Steven, our Ranger vfor the next 3 days, picked us up at the reception. Craig welcomed us at the lodge and showed us around, told us everything we need (and a little too much for my exhausted wife ;) ) and then we went right off to the first game drive. 20min and it... More 

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South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2010

Nguni River Lodge should be zipped up and moved to the Kruger National Park! The Lodge itself is absolutely stunning and set in a beautiful location overlooking a large open plain (although the only animals we spotted here were baboons, warthogs, bushbuck and red hartebeest) and a river bed (which was unfortunately dry from the drought). We stayed for two... More 

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Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2010

* Stunning views from every room & central area, including viewing of many animals as you dine, or relax in your own pool. * Very knowledgable guide in Apollo, who found each of the animals requested, and tracked each before other guides (and their vehicles) arrived. We got to see Black Rhino from 20 metres in the wild mountains and... More 

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Milano
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2010

End of August we spent two days in the Nguni Lodge and our expectations where completely overfulfilled. I am very much used to 5-star-hotels for business purposes but this lodge is completely on a different level. We enjoyed it from the moment our ranger picked us up at the reception and drove us to the lodge until we were back... More 

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Hove, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2010

A lovely place to stay when travelling to Addo Elephant Park. The game viewing was OK, not great due to the terrain - we also stayed in the Kruger area and there is a vast difference to the game viewing - whilst this was a relaxing stay, the game viewing is considerably better in the Kruger area. The lodge itself... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated in the malaria free Addo Elephant National Park, Nguni River Lodge offers a combination of game viewing and luxurious accommodation. Eclectic selections of shapes, textures and colours offers the guest at Nguni River Lodge accommodation in seven suites and one King suite. Each suite boasts private plunge pools, stone baths and outdoor showers. One can experience and enjoy a relaxed chat in the lounge, or assist with the preparation of African cuisine in the interactive kitchen. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Nguni River Lodge

Address: Nyathi Concession, Addo Elephant National Park 6105, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Addo Elephant National Park
Hotel Class:5 star — Nguni River Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Nguni River Hotel Addo Elephant National Park
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