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“Most peaceful place!”
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Ngwenya Lodge
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Most peaceful place!”
Reviewed August 26, 2011

We own timeshare at Ngwenya this is the highlight of our year to just pack up and go... Once we arrive there we are always greeted as if we are long lost family. The hospitality and helpfulness of the staff is exemplary. Our chalet overlooks the river and the Kruger National Park. We have seen the most amazing things right in front of our chalet including Leopard, Buffalo, Hippo, Giraffe, Zebra, Black and White Rhino and so I can go on and on... There is a resident pair of African Fish Eagle that wake in the morning. The bat exodus in the evening when thousands of bats take to the sky is absolutely spectacular.

The Spar in Komatipoort is well stocked and reasonably priced. The best thing is that you are 15 minutes drive from the Crocodile Bridge Gate and can be in the park before sunrise to see everything first. March we came across two huge lions seeping in the road and we had it all to ourselves for 15 minutes.

The accommodation is excellent with regular upgrades to the facilities. The restaurant has the best pizzas and very reasonably priced meals. The "Tuck shop" has the necessary goods including fresh bread daily. The Put-Put course gives hours of fun... then there is the fantastic swimming pools, tennis courts, trampolines and well equipped games room.

At night, after the barbeque, I always go "bug hunting". There are the most amazing array of bugs to photograph. A word of caution though, be alert as I have come across Hyena, Black Mamba and Elephant in the camp. (But don't worry, I am still alive.) The security is excellent!

There are more species of bird that I can count and I have added some of the most beautiful and rare birds to my checklist. (While sitting on my porch or the bird hide.)

It is a wonderful place to make new friends or just sit quietly and do absolutely nothing. I love writing poetry as my brain goes into "neutral" in this most peaceful place.

Why not make Ngwenya your next destination in Africa? You will never regret it!

See you!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Ngwenya Lodge
Address: Tenbosch Road | Farm Whisky, Komatipoort 1340, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Komatipoort
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 13 Specialty Lodging in Komatipoort
Hotel Class:4 star — Ngwenya Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 194
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ngwenya Lodge is situated on the southern tip of the world-renowned Kruger National Park. This means that visitors don’t even have to leave the resort to see a huge variety of game species – including the famous Big Five. The river view chalets overlook a scenic floodplain, which allows for magnificent views of the area where the big cats often hunt. Our Dam and Bush view chalets are set back on the property and also have beautiful views, as they overlook tranquil dams or bush areas. Game viewing hides make game viewing on the riverfront accessible to all – so no one misses out on spotting any of their favorite wild animals. Holiday in the luxury you’re used to… The units have fully equipped kitchens with a stove, fridge, freezer and a microwave. Each unit has a television and an undercover veranda with patio table, chairs and a braai, for unforgettable get-togethers with family and friends. Ngwenya’s on-site facilities include a pub, a beauty salon with a wide range of treatments, a curio shop, a small convenience shop, 6 outdoor swimming pools, 18 hole Mini Golf course, 2 tennis courts, trampolines, jungle gyms, a games room with pool tables, table tennis, Playstations with Xbox Kinnect, a kiddies room with various board games, puzzles, and kids movies.We can’t wait for you to visit us. ... more   less 
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