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“Beautiful place with inexperienced management!!”
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Inkungu Lodge
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Beautiful place with inexperienced management!!”
Reviewed May 4, 2013

This is a beautiful place with a wonderful view and excellent position, but very inexperienced management, the young lady who took our bookings and who was at reception at our arrival did not do justice to this place, long before we arrived we where already frustrated (as we could not find the place,) and wondering if we should book in, however,the lodge is wonderful,and the food outstanding, all staff including management needs lots of training,as they are obviesley VERY very inexperienced, its a great pity!!!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

Stunning views, fantastic food, great staff. Beautiful rooms. This was our first visit to the Drakensberg. Inkungu Lodge is a great place for total chill out. Plenty to do if you want to go out and about or just chill by the pool and admire the views. Walk the great food portions off through thr local hills!!. Close to the Boys School. If you are in the Drakensberg you must stay here. Words cannot say enough!! Gods own creation. We will be back!!

Room Tip: all rooms are great. They all look out over the mountains. Down stairs open on to patio upstairs hav...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
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Reviewed November 15, 2012 via mobile

Stunning place with fantastic views of the Drakensberg. Felt very welcomed by both staff and owners, who took us to a private Biltong making masterclass! Food is absolutely delicious. Thanks so much for an unforgettable experience!
Gijs and Suzanne

  • Stayed November 2012
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Monaco-Ville, Monaco
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

my wife and I stayed 2 nights in November 2012 after reading the reviews . The lodge is basically a boutique hotel with magnificent views across the hills up into the Drakensburg escarpment .After a slightly prickly booking and check-in experience and some very closed entrance gates we were made most welcome and comfortable in this quite stylish modern/ traditional thatched building with cathedral ceilings. Good food from sensibly short menu and well chosen wines, served knowledgeably by our hosts Vernon and Lee. Excellent value for money though only 3 out of 5 for cleanliness.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

My wife and I looked at all the accommodation in the Drakensberg area and this is by far the best!!! Service that I thought never exist, does exist at Inkungu!! The view is 10/10, the rooms, the food, the looks of the venue, the pool, the bar, the FOOD (Flippen Good Food) and did I mention the service is just out of this world!!! Thank you very much Vernon, Lee, Nischka, Princess (waiter) and all the kitchen / cleaning staff for making our stay at Inkungu so unforgettable!!!! We will be visiting you again soon, maybe next winter when the mountains are white!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed June 11, 2012

Stayed in this wonderful small hotel for my birthday with my husband and cannot rate it highly enough. from the ease of booking online with Vernon, to enjoying the peace and tranquility of the setting and superior quality of everything in the hotel, the staff could not have been nicer, making us feel so welcome and very helpful suggesting places to visit locally. Our room was exquisite, huge and beautifully presented.
There are great walks from Monks Cowl nearby and if you are looking to have a snack or meal then The Village bakery is lovely and Scrumpy Jacks honey cheesecake ( thanks vernon for the recommendation) cannot be bettered.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Movern, General Manager at Inkungu Lodge, responded to this review, June 12, 2012
Thank you for your lovely review. We are thrilled that you had a wonderful time and always strive to make each guest feel as pampered and special as possible. We cant wait to welcome you back.
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Zuerich
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Reviewed April 23, 2012

A beautiful Lodge with a magnificent view and tranquil surroundings. Conveniently situated.
Anton, Kerry, Vernon and all his staff looked after us extremley well. They were also very helpful with the organisation of events and activities. It is good advice to listen to their ideas and suggestions.
You will find a good range of scottish single malt whiskies at the bar. The food is excellent.

Room Tip: the honey moon suite leaves nothing to be desired
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Inkungu Lodge

Property: Inkungu Lodge
Address: On Road D19 Off R600 | Champagne Valley, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Drakensberg Region
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 12 Hotels in Drakensberg Region
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Inkungu Lodge is nestled in the heart of Champagne Valley, and is set against the magnificent backdrop of the Drakensberg mountain range. A boutique hotel that offers visitors an exclusive escape from the rest of the world, Inkungu Lodge specialises in luxury getaways, berg weddings and conferences. ... more   less 
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