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Ngwenya Lodge
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

we stayed at ngwenya lodge for a week, there were some issues whilst there like no electricity for the day but not the lodges fault, but then the cooker played up. The computer available for guests had stopped working, but they allowed us to use the staff one for a while. The road was still being improved at the time but considering how far out you are that wasnt a surprise and was a part of the daily challenge on who could drive it the best!

otherwise it was a lovely stay, sitting at the restaurant we saw plenty of animals as then went by, including a large group of elephants, hippos, wilder-beast and rhino's. And so close to go on safari which was organised through the lodge and was a good price.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

Beautiful view of the river. Abudundant wildlife. Luxurious and relaxing.
Games area with a few Playstations for kids(if you must), Xbox Kinect systems. Pool tables, Ping pong, darts or hire board games. Multiple tennis swimming pools

There was a time in one of my week long visits where there was an issue with TV signal, but I dont holiday in the bush to watch TV and was sorted within an hour. It is an enclosed resort BUT it is in the wild, obey the boards and DONT walk about at night and then complain about the abundant wildlife that can kill you. ;)
Last visit had a very large bull elephant step over the electric fence and visit the resort. Dont complain, use common sense! This is the wild!

It was dirt road but the municipality has been tarring and should be complete.

I stay at Hippo Bend and the accomodation includes 4 bedrooms, all ensuite. Shower and bath. Laundry washer and dryer included as well as full kitchen and dishwasher.

All 4 rooms and lounge have AC. Brilliant destination where I spend a week at every year. Not the cheapest but you get what you pay for and the location regardless of which room/lodge you got is brilliant.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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4  Thank Steven F
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

Hi my name is Armstrong and im from the Vaal. I was there with my wife and friends for a week, We have never seen such a beutiful site of our country until we reached Ngwenya. I must say this place rocks. The place is malaria free, Hippo bands and Pond self catering units are the best.
We came to an agreement that once a year we will visit this place and thanks to Louis van Wyk for giving us more info on Ngwenya timeshare.
WOW WOW thank you all the staff at Ngwenya.

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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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4  Thank Armstrong M
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

Stayed in a river facing unit. Balcony suspended over Crocodile river so you feel like you are I the bush. Restaurant and peaceful pond close by. It was fully furnished incl dish washer, towels, all crockery and cutlery as well as ice! I would recommend that you take soap, shampoo and mosquito repellant. It is serviced daily except for Sundays. You can pay extra for a service on Sunday at R120. Check out is 10 am or else R200 an hour after 10. Although it was peak season it was very quiet. Loved the view - saw buffaloes, water buck, hippos and elephants from my balcony as well as my room. It is very close to Kruger National Park. The roads we drove a lot were S130 S28 and H4-2 and this is where we had the best sightings. We bought a wild card (couple) you don't have to be related - any 2 adults can get it for R570 for year access at any Sanparks park.

Room Tip: River facing unit or one on hippo bend.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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4  Thank Fuzzwana
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Reviewed December 20, 2012

We bought HB44 as a timeshare for the UK October Half Term week - we loved it so much that when we got back we immeditaley bought HB41 next door for our son's 21st birthday as he is also crazy about the bush. It is simply stunning. From our deck we have regularly seen elephants playing in the river and walking by so close that we could reach out and touch them, dagga boys (Old buffalo bulls) are often resting on the bank, rhino, giraffe etc etc not to mention the resident lion pride attempting to take a buffaloe right opposite us!! The waterbuck, impala, egyptian geese and other prolofic birdlife hardly makes it necessaryt to drive the 5Kms to Croc Bridge Gate! The Restaurant is just fine (always remember - you are in Africa!) with stunning views and sunsets, there are several swimming pools, PuttPutt (18 holes!), tennis and a games room for those who are crazy enough to be srawn from the river side entertainment provided by the bush. The sights, smells and sounds combined with evening braais on the deck make this place simply magical. We LOVE it and have brought many family and friends on holiday with us to share this special place with the. Go there - you won't regret it! ;-)

Room Tip: Hippo Bend is the best!
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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3  Thank Shaka1
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Reviewed December 14, 2012

stayed in unit hb05 overlooking river. excellent views, huge 4 bedroom 4 bathroom chalet which had a washing machine, dryer and dishwasher in the unit. unit also has an iron and an ironing board, all these added to the comfort of my stay, more like a home away from home. great weekly entertainment for the kids with very friendly staff in games room namely, DM and Belinda. they kept the kids entertained. great game vieing from the unit and from one of the many hides on the resort. definetly hippo bend is a better part of the resort, units are bigger, more spaced out and its away from the hustle and bustle. loved my stay

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 7, 2012

As others have put the game viewing really is fantastic - I've done a few safaris in my time and never been able to sit on a balcony drinking beer and see so much game! Sadly no cats though. Accommodation was great, very clean and spacious. I didn't pay for it but gather it's very good value although you do get the sales pitch on the timeshares. Food less impressive, the pizzas were okay, normal restaurant food less so.

Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Address: Tenbosch Road | Farm Whisky, Komatipoort 1340, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Komatipoort
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 14 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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