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New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a beautiful lodge, service was great and they really looked after every need. Sam, Jonas and laptop are so friendly and accommodating. Food was delicious and drinks were great. We enjoyed the other couples staying their at same time In terms of game drives, Jonas knows the land and we were so lucky to see pretty much everything, cheetahs...

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed November 3, 2016

We loved our few days at this lodge. The rooms are very comfortable, immaculate and private with lovely views over the plain. It was great to have a comfortable bath and outside shower. All the food was excellent, not being over the top with ridiculous portions. The plains are lovely with plentiful plains game. Trees of the Waterberg are special,...

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Zwolle, The Netherlands
Reviewed October 10, 2016

Our stay at the Ekuthuleni lodge was perfect! Everything was well arranged. I felt very welcomed by the staff and they gave us an experience that I will never forget. Everything was thought off. Food was terrific! Rooms were neat and very clean, every time we left the room, the beds were made and gave me a welcome home feeling:)...

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Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

What a great weekend away from the crazy city... From arrival to departure your every need is catered for. The staff is so friendly and helpfull nothing is to much trouble... The game drives where amazing and saw some great game - 3 of the big 5 and a cheeta with three babies. The food was out of this world...

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed September 19, 2016

We had the best experience and I strongly recommend to everyone. We could see all the animals in the game reserve and please make sure to stay. They service is excellent, very friends staff. Good and variety food prepared from the chef. The lodge can fulfill all your wishes.

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Bushdice, General Manager at Ekuthuleni Lodge, responded to this review

Dear kelvink91, It is always humbling when folks like yourself visit us for the first time and the love for this "place of peace" is so strong and deep. We are so glad that we could share Ekuthuleni with you and your family. We also appreciate the special mention of our Leloko as we have shared your memories with them...

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

The lodge is small and intimate with great rooms and amenities. The attention to detail is amazing and the staff friendly and efficient. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff. My son turned eight the day we arrived and his birthday wish was to spend the weekend in the bush. I am glad we chose Ekuthuleni, as they made...

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Bushdice, General Manager at Ekuthuleni Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Andrea, Chris, Jessica and Birthday Boy Kyle, What an absolute pleasure reading your review! Thank you from everyone at Ekuthuleni for all your commendations and for sharing your experience with our fellow travelers. Kyle is such a lovely young man and we were exceptionally honoured that he chose to spend this special time and experience with us. Please keep...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

We spent two nights at Ekuthuleni Lodge with our girls aged 7 and 9. The family room was great with a loft room with 2 single beds and best of all 2 separate bathrooms, one with a shower and the other with a bath. The staff were so helpful and friendly. The game drives weren't too long for the children...

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LaurenRitchieRare, CEO at Ekuthuleni Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Pat A, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time with us. The family suite is our new addition to the property, so it means a lot that you enjoyed it. We hope to see you soon when we have rolled out our full kids programme. Kind regards, Lauren Ritchie

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed July 22, 2016

Ekuthuleni Lodge lives up to its Zulu name - 'place of peace' - even in chilly July. The bushveld is in good condition despite the dry summer. The varying terrain (valleys and plains), trees and grasses together with exquisite sunrises and sunsets extends the usual excitement of seeing animals and birds in their natural environment. We were well looked after...

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LaurenRitchieRare, CEO at Ekuthuleni Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Golo_60, Thanks for your feedback. And for choosing to spend your break with us. We are very lucky not to have been severely affected by the disastrous droughts affecting the country. Wow, you sure seemed to be very lucky with your sightings. We are so proud of our family, with Stephen, Jonas and Clifford standing testament to this.Thank you...

Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful weekend! The staff all round was amazing. The food was fantastic. Truly a 5-star experience. The lodge and rooms have a beautiful view of the open plains and hills. Jonas, our guide, was very informative and went out of his way to make our game drives an exceptional experience.

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LaurenRitchieRare, CEO at Ekuthuleni Lodge, responded to this review

Dear martinettee2015, Wow, thank you so much for the wonderful review. It's words such as yours that make our day. We will be sure to pass on the great compliment to Jonas and the rest of the team. Kind Regards, Lauren Ritchie

Johannesburg
Reviewed January 12, 2016

Yebo! The Soulman spent a few days at this lodge in Welgevonden to start the new year with my brother from Switzerland and we had a fantastic stay at Ekuthuleni - Top location in Welgevonden Game Reserve, great food prepared by the one and only Stephen (hail to all the Malawian chefs!) and served by Jack and their respective teams....

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated in the heart of the malaria-free Welgevonden Private Game Reserve in South Africa, Ekuthuleni Lodge invites you to savour true African luxury. Ekuthuleni Lodge, meaning "place of peace," has sweeping views of the Savannah plains, and is home to the Big Five and many other species of game. Ekuthuleni Lodge invites guests to relax next to the swimming pool overlooking sweeping grassy plains, or watch the sun as its sets at the end of an African day. If the weather is cool, curl up with a book in one of the comfortable lounges before enjoying a delicious meal prepared with the freshest ingredients available. Meals can be enjoyed in the cosy dining room or the open air deck, sheltered from the elements by a reed awning. Each of the five suites offer intimacy and privacy, with magnificent views of the grasslands, giving a whole new meaning to nature on your doorstep. The romantic bathrooms open onto a private courtyard and have both indoor and outdoor showers. Two daily game drives are conducted by experienced rangers who will provide intimate details of the abundant flora and fauna, many of which is unique to the Waterberg. Watch the morning sun scribble intriguing patterns across the veld and contemplate the day's journey. Enjoy an early morning safari and watch Africa awaken in front of your eyes. Then head home for a scrumptious breakfast before settling down for your midday siesta. After sundowner drinks, allow the darkness of the African bush to envelop you on your evening game safari. Nightlife abounds in the African bush and dangers lurk everywhere. Lions on the hunt and leopards stalking prey in the cover of darkness are truly magnificent sights to behold. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ekuthuleni Lodge

Address: Welgevonden Game Reserve 2021, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Welgevonden Game Reserve
Price Range: $270 - $696 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ekuthuleni Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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“All the rooms are separate, elegant and private with a good view over the plain.”
 of 5 bubbles lindabelle2015, Nov 3, 2016 | Read review
“all rooms have good views”
 of 5 bubbles andriesf, Oct 6, 2015 | Read review
“Only 5 chalets ... so any are a good choice! Free wifi in the main lounge area.”
 of 5 bubbles LW1214, Jun 25, 2015 | Read review
“All the rooms look out onto the Bush, There are only 5 so you will never be crowded. The bush is also quiet and the guests respect this.”
 of 5 bubbles alicecN9650EV, Jun 16, 2015 | Read review
“all rooms are quiet with beautiful views over the bush.”
 of 5 bubbles KunoTschumi, Jan 2, 2015 | Read review
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