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Port Charlotte, Florida
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our fifth trip to South Africa and our first stay at N'Kaya. I had high expectations after reading the online reviews and I was not disappointed. The camp has a relaxing and intimate feel. Our welcome with warm towels and a beverage did not feel scripted, just sincere and welcoming. The rooms were spacious, clean and quite comfortable.... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Our family had a wonderful time at N'kaya. The game viewing was exceptional and the guides were engaged, informative and entertaining. Sitting a few yards from a leopard eating a kill was an incredible experience! The managers went out of their way to make sure we were happy and comfortable. I am both vegan and gluten free and really wasn't... More 

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Blythburgh, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

There are some places that I've returned to where my lovely memories have been spoiled by a new reality. This is definitely NOT the case with N'kaya Lodge. If anything, this trip was even better than my first encounter 18 months ago. The lodge is intimate, having only four rooms. Each is an individual cottage with a bedroom, living room,... More 

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NKaya_Manager, Manager at N'kaya Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this very nice review. A lot of memories made on this trip, accompanied by loads of photo's and laughter, we had a good run. Thank you for visiting us again and we hope this will not be the last visit. More 

Hillsboro, Oregon
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158 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

I can hardly say enough good things about our experience at N'Kaya game lodge. The accommodation was spacious, with excellent wi-fi, good air-conditioning, and both a shower and a bathtub in our two-room cabin. The food was plentiful and delicious for breakfast, 'high tea', and dinner. The game drives were outstanding, and we were expertly guided to see some incredible... More 

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Park City, Utah
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

My wife and I are very savvy international travelers. We both agree that our time at this lodge is most likely the best four days of our life. I'm not joking. The staff, the service, the food, the cabin / rooms and the cleanliness of the rooms and the game drives were all just amazing. We booked through a travel... More 

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NKaya_Manager, Manager at N'kaya Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking time to send a review. It was very nice having you here and we are always delighted when we get great feedback like this. Thank you so much. More 

Gnosall, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

We were at N’Kaya the same time as Louisa (review below) and family and endorse all written 100%. They really are all the very best of hosts with Andres leading the way and Lene who provided us with the most sumptuous meals every day; the best ever dining from breakfast , high tea, evening meals and the braai – wonderful... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

It is almost impossible to put into words the amazing experience we all had as a family at N'Kaya Lodge; I shall try....We were dropped at the larger 5 star Waterside Lodge on arrival at Thornybush and awaited our transfer to N'kaya. We were collected by Andrew, a very quiet, gentle man who we discovered was to be our 'tracker'... More 

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NKaya_Manager, Manager at N'kaya Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking time to send a review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and that we could send you of with great memories. More 

Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

While I had looked at the pictures online, I wasn't exactly sure what to expect when my friends and I arrived at N'Kaya Lodge. Whatever I imagined, N'kaya far exceeded my expectations. N'kaya only has 4 rooms (which are absolutely beautiful) which made our stay very intimate. We were the only guests our first few days, which was amazing! Here... More 

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NKaya_Manager, Manager at N'kaya Lodge, responded to this review

Alexa, thank you sooooo much for this great review. Yes, we had a good time with you and you friends, and would love to see you all back here. Thank you for sharing so much about your country with us, we have also learned a lot from your group. Stay well. More 

Bucharest, Romania
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180 reviews
76 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 405 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We were not supposed to stay here because we wanted a more luxurious lodge - Jackalberry. But East Cape Tours and Thornybush Reservation Department (Diane and Michelle Naidoo especially) were very incompetent dealing with our request for Jackalberry. We fully paid the 4 nights at Jackalberry and we received the confirmation voucher from Thornybush Reservation Department for our 4 nights... More 

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NKaya_Manager, Manager at N'kaya Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write this review. It was very nice having you here and I am sure you have a lot of photos to share with friends and a lot of interesting stories. Very glad that you got to see the elusive leopard. More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

I stayed at N'kaya Lodge over Christmas. Nkaya is a little lodge comprising of four rooms. It is very homely and the couple who run the lodge, Lenai and Andre are a huge part of the reason why this lodge scores highly in my review. The suites at Nkaya are divided into two sections, the bedroom and the sitting area.... More 

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NKaya_Manager, Manager at N'kaya Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the nice review, we are glad to hear that you have you had a great time with us. More 

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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A wonderful gem in the bush, 4 star, located in the Thornybush Reserve, well known for superb game viewing. ... more   less 

Additional Information about N'kaya Lodge

Address: Guernsey Road, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Thornybush Private Game Reserve
Price Range: $472 - $640 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — N'kaya Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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