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Gauteng
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Thabo and Ethel are excellent we were warmly welcomed and at home. The food was great as well as the sightseeing trip on a tractor was a good experience. To hear the lions roar in the early hours of the morning is priceless.

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EZitha1, Owner at Lions Rest Country Estate, responded to this review

Thank you, Charmone. Your Family was Awesome. As for Gaby is very special and adorable.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We received a Warm Welcome from Ethel ,Delicious meals were served daily during our stay ,the Rooms are kept spotless clean , the staff is very neatly dressed every thing is orderly ,w e went for the Lions feed With Prof Thabo and it was very informative we learned a Lot about Lions , and not misconceptions that people have...

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EZitha1, Owner at Lions Rest Country Estate, responded to this review

Thank you Maureen. It was very pleasant and great to host you and your sister, my name-sake, Ethel, the other 3 Sisters, Johanna, Esther and Margaret. We value your support.

Pretoria
Reviewed January 4, 2017

On the people side, the staff and owners were most friendly and always willing to assist. We had 2 meals being watched over by 4 attentive staff. The hosts were very attentive and made us feel quite at home. They chatted about the lions and the running of the farm which was a great education. The draw back which lowered...

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EZitha1, Owner at Lions Rest Country Estate, responded to this review

Thank you Graeme. we had a good time hosting you. You comments are most appreciated. We hope to give you a different room when you return.

New Germany, Durban
Reviewed January 2, 2017

My family and I had the most relaxing, educational and enjoyable stay we could ever wish for. We learnt a lot about lions and other game from Prof. Thabo. The reception, catering and service we received from Prof. Thabo, Ethel and staff was outstanding. The rooms were immaculately clean and spacious. We would certainly stay at Lions Rest in our...

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EZitha1, Owner at Lions Rest Country Estate, responded to this review

Thank you Harry. I remember our conversations with you. we also learnt a lot form you. We definitely had a wonderful time with you. All the Best.

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed November 27, 2016

Peaceful and restful, hosts very attentive and friendly and helpful regarding the local sights and area Special table setting done for us on our last evening, much appreciated. lions are exceptionally healthy and well cared for

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EZitha1, Owner at Lions Rest Country Estate, responded to this review

Anne and Steve, what an amazing couple. The conversations and the laughter; we had a good time with you. Many thanks for bringing happiness to our lives.

Reitz
Reviewed November 26, 2016

We really enjoyed our stay at Lions Rest guesthouse,the entertainment,food and the service was EXCELLENT.We'll definetely come back for our next holiday you guys ROCK please keep up the good work..........from Fana and Mirriam

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EZitha1, Owner at Lions Rest Country Estate, responded to this review

Mirriam and Fana, we felt Blessed and happy hosting you. you are wonderful people. Thank you for your support.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed November 12, 2016

Our weekend stay at lions rest was great. You can hear the lions roar from your room. The rooms are beautiful and modern. This lodge offers a very personal feel to it and the owners are friendly and hospitable.

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EZitha1, Owner at Lions Rest Country Estate, responded to this review

Danielle, I can vividly remember your infectious smile. Most appreciated is the contribution you made to the students who wish to express their appreciation for the opportunity you gave them to practice what I was trying to teach them. Luckily we had two more months to guide them and make sure they go out with more skills and better understanding...

Potchefstroom, South Africa
Reviewed November 3, 2016

I had a beautiful stay, the staff was friendly and helpful. Overall just a pleasure to stay and will go back there again. Had no problems with my account and Ethel was such an lovely person to deal with.

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EZitha1, Owner at Lions Rest Country Estate, responded to this review

Michael, we had such a lot to talk about during your long stay with us. All the interesting and exciting stories and issues of our country were dished out in the many talks we had with you. We hope to see you again. All the Best with your students and your work.

Kempton Park, South Africa
Reviewed October 13, 2016

The rooms were clean and neat with the minimum furniture needed. The doors were locked when we arrived and had to climb through the window as there was no-one to open the front door for us. This after we specifically mentioned when we checked in that we will be arriving late back to the accommodation. Breakfast was not great.

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EZitha1, Owner at Lions Rest Country Estate, responded to this review

I have read your review. Thank you for pointing out your disappointment in the service you received. I feel extremely sorry for the bad treatment you received. I wish to turn the clock and be there to provide the service you and all other guests deserve. All I can say is that I am very sorry. It should not have...

Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed August 8, 2016

Beautiful place,excellent rooms.Prof Thabo and Ses Ethel live to please their guests.It was such an excellent experience.You haven't experienced a proper holiday until you sleep over at Lions Rest.👍☺

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EZitha1, Owner at Lions Rest Country Estate, responded to this review

Thank you Nelis. You made us serve you with ease. Thank you for your support and encouragement. Most appreciated.

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We have luxurious accommodation, cater for weddings, productive conferences, a rejuvenating Health Hydro Spa . We are based in the North Eastern Free State, 170Km from Central Johannesburg. Lions Rest is situated about two kilometres from Tweeling, between Frankfort and Reitz; about 125Km from Clarens. Lions-Rest maintains the province’s reputation by offering visitors supreme quality and a blissful and tranquil place to escape to. With warm and friendly staff members who are ready to cater to your every need, a delicious breakfast every morning and an African night sky experience with a truly South African braai, weather permitting. Our main offerings: • Accommodation • Wedding Venue • Conference Venue • Health Hydro and Spa • Camping & Caravan Park • Small Game drives ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lions Rest Country Estate

Address: | Berlin Farm, Tweeling 9820, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Free State > Tweeling
Price Range: $38 - $59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Lions Rest Country Estate 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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“go through on a saturday when the lions are being fed red meat”
 of 5 bubbles 857aneesar, Jul 18, 2016 | Read review
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