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Enkhuizen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only stayed here for one night and would have loved to stay one more! This is not a wellknown place I think, but it should be, because It's just great. We got a house overlooking the whole area, with a big balcony where you can sit outside and just enjoy. There is a small swimmingpool which is so nice...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this place by chance and it really is a such a beautiful place. Very scenic, the staff were most helpful and friendly. You cannot do self drives so you have to book and go with the lodges game ranger. They are very knowledgeable so you learn a lot. Food was excellent too. The place is well maintained and...

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed December 7, 2016

Our usual place was fully booked so we stay over at Mvubu Lodge, what an awesome experience. It is a business trip for my husband into Swaziland and i stay at the lodge during the day, it is right at the border posts but you do not hear the noise from all the trucks, but only silence! The chalet we...

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Welkom, South Africa
Reviewed October 31, 2016

Everything just great! Views breathtaking from dining and bar area. Nice bonfire. Real african experience. Rooms everything you need with nice balcony and view. Very friendly staff. we arrived late because of car trouble. Our supper were waiting for us. They assisted us in finding help with our car.

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Newcastle
Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

Lovely restaurant, lounge and bar area. Although the rooms have FANTASTIC views of river below, they are basic and the bathroom in ours was seriously in need of a complete refurbishment. The meals were very good and served around an open log fire. Took a trip on the river with our guide Bongo....who knew his stuff....great guy ! Saw Rhino,...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

I stayed three nights with friends and we had the most amazing time! The staff are very helpful and extremely kind. Their passion for their reserve is clear to see. The rooms were perfect! With a view of the river we could see wildlife from the moment we woke up right the way through to dusk. The activities were well...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed August 10, 2016

What a view!! Dining / lounge area and bedrooms have exceptional views over the river and flood plain. Birds a plenty. Very welcoming staff and exceptional service to ensure you relax from the start. Great food and access to some amazing self drive game drives at Pongolo Nature Reserve or guided drives on site. Well worth a stay of a...

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

A romantic getaway for us. What a spectacular place. Phenominal views of the Pongola River in a breathtaking reserve. Wildlife everywhere, we had a close up with Rhino each day, giraffe, buck, crocodiles, hippos and so much more. Food is divine, staf are exceptional and the most relaxing Spa with the works. Game Drives and Fishing Trips for Tiger.... Nothing...

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Boksburg, South Africa
Reviewed June 29, 2016

Great staff, pleasant, helpful and informative. Chalet (No 8) far enough away to be all alone as we like. Meals excellent and plentiful. I could go on and on about this place as we enjoyed the relaxation and home away from home feeling. Really sad about the drought and river being almost nonexistent but still saw elephant come down to...

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 26, 2016

We stayed here with our friends Peter and Sandy, having travelled from Cambridge, U.K. We have visited several game parks in the past but this was our first time here and we will definitely be back. Sandy's review cannot be bettered, we agree with everything she has written. All we would add is that the food was excellent, we were...

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  • Free Parking
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Additional Information about Mvubu River Lodge

Address: Pongola Game Reserve, Pongola, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Pongola
Price Range: $80 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
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“Chalet 7 has a great view”
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 of 5 bubbles SPodrouzek, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Room 2 - Very good view”
 of 5 bubbles cliffb33, Aug 10, 2016 | Read review
“No. 8 is the furthest away.”
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 of 5 bubbles jbb88, Jun 29, 2016 | Read review
“A room with a river view is the best”
 of 5 bubbles sandysharland, Apr 30, 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are great. They have a selection of couples accommodation or group accommodation. The all looked good.”
 of 5 bubbles DenisGoff, Feb 25, 2016 | Read review
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