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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed August 11, 2016

The cabin was close to the road, so heard cars and bike passing, but we got used to it. Waking up in the morning to the wind blowing in the trees and the birds chirping was so relaxing. Because there is no TV we had such fun with our kids. Laughed, played games and chatted until bed time. Cellphone reception...

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Sasolburg, South Africa
Reviewed August 9, 2016

We stayed there in December 2016 with my elderly parents in law. The lodge served as our base for daily exploration in the area. on our arrival the downstairs shower did not work, but the owners fixed it really really quickly. Our children did not even switch on the tv once during our stay. Lovely pool.

Thank Marna N
Overijse, Belgium
Reviewed May 5, 2015

Our intention was to stay in Kruger but we had lost too much time on the way, so could not get there before dark. We then decided to enquire at Misty Mountain which looked very nice but it is not cheap and as we could not take advantage of the surroundings because of the mist and the rain, we decided...

Thank laraBrussels
Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

We were greeted fairly.the problem was no remote to leave premises had to press intercom and wait for gate to open after u explain where u stay at bananien(there are about 8 houses and cost for gate remote R120 each total R960 problem solved if it was our lodge).was told to not leave windows open during the night (something tells...

Thank Mrhones
Reviewed September 4, 2013

The weekend of 30 August 2013 me and my fiance Cindy took a break away weekend and found Bananien Lodge. We ran into a problem due that i had to drive up to JHB to fetch her at the airport.We then had to drive back to the lodge and arrived at 02H10 in the morning at the lodge. The owners...

2Thank Hendrik E
Reviewed January 20, 2013

Booked for 7 day stay based on tripadvidor reviews. Totally inaccurate. .... the place is not anywhere near to what is promised pn their website. The facilities are substandard, one of our units don't even have a shower head in the bath. We arrived in the rain and the greeting was not welcoming. ... yet to be greeted and explained...

Thank Etienne3260
SabieForest, Owner at Bananien Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Trip Adviser Agent Thank you for the oppertunity to respond to this review. I don't want to go into a big explanation on this review but if you look at all the other reviews Bananien Lodge received I think it is not a fair review for my bussiness and it can cause doubt in potential client minds. I think...

Reviewed May 7, 2012 via mobile

We had a very nice stay in one of the quaint log cabins at Bananien. Its a good place for couples or families. The location is perfect, just outside sabie and close to many of the attractions in the panorama. The hosts were extremely friendly and helpful, it seems nothing was too much trouble. It would have been nice if...

1Thank TravelerNix
Reviewed December 23, 2008

We stayed for 1 night. Rooms are very very nice but basic. People are friendly but a little bit like "Bates Motel" ;-) If you expect to get a fancy hotel, forget this here. The rooms are equipped with a clean bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen. For chilly nights you have only a small heater inside. A pool is...

Thank marbru
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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Kitchenette
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
For an experience you will never forget, visit Bananien Lodge close to Sabie for an unforgettable holiday in pristine self catering-units close to Kruger National Park. Your hosts, Pieter & Maggie welcome you to their lodge providing a sumptuous base for a unforgettable rustic African experience in self-catering thatched roof log cabins and our double story guesthouse. Nestling in scenic and indigenous bush and waterfalls it has the combined comfort and natural surroundings... ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bananien Lodge

Address: R536 | Sabie to Hazyview Road, Sabie 1260, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Sabie
Price Range: $48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“Elderly folks will have trouble using the stairs in the guesthouse, it is a bit steep.”
 of 5 bubbles marnan421, Aug 9, 2016 | Read review
“There is not much difference, but the further away from the road, the better.”
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