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Khaya Ndlovu Manor House
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 10, 2014

If you are looking for luxury and refinement, yet wanting a safari ... look no further.

Don't be in a rush, enjoy life and soak in the pampering that you will receive at Khaya Ndlovu. Spend at least five days here, as you will want to take you time and not hurry through the experience.

Bring good books to read after a lovely breakfast, and then again while drinking poolside with snacks. They are constantly surprising you with snacks and drinks between meals. Get a massage, go on an afternoon safari and come back to a meal that is fantasic. End the night by the fireplace meeting a select few global travelers that you will end your stay grateful to have met, since only great people would choose an elegant manor home to enjoy their safari experience.

Going on a safari must be more than a truck ride to see animals, and certainly better than a hotel with 100 other guests. We are planning our next visit with friends, and other with family in 3 years.

Our three kids loved it totally, and it changed their perspectives, refined their tasted and... they were treated so very kindly by the staff constantly.

Thank you to all at Khaya Ndlovu Manor House for this phenomenal experience!

Room Tip: If a family of five, they have Garden Suites (in the garden area) with a room with 3 twin beds, one...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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Mike_KNMH123, General Manager at Khaya Ndlovu Manor House, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2014

Dear Friends,

We so loved getting to know your family during your 5 day stay. Your kids were so friendly and polite. You arrived as guests but left as friends that we wont easily forget. We cannot wait to welcome you back to the Manor House.

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Ronel

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Reviewed July 8, 2014

My husband and I were treated so incredibly well while we stayed at Khaya Ndlovu Manor House. We spent most of our days going on game drives and our evenings being lavished with great service and food. The time we spent with our field guide on game drives was the best we could have had, getting personal attention and learning so much about South Africa. The animal viewing was not always the best as far as the "Big 5", but what we learned and did get to see was awesome. If you get a chance, you must ask for Chris Martin to do your drives. The only issue we had was not having a set itinerary. We were a bit confused a couple of days as to what we were actually going to do, but it all worked out. Make sure that you take the initiative to sit down and get everything set on your first day so that you don't have any questions the rest of your stay. We had an amazing time and really connected with the staff and the other guests. Dinner was family style with the other guests which gave us the opportunity to meet others, hear about their experiences, and ultimately add a new level to our stay. And the food could not have been better. Overall, our stay was great and if and when we get the chance to head back to South Africa, we will certainly call Khaya Ndlovu Manor House our home again.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Mike_KNMH123, General Manager at Khaya Ndlovu Manor House, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2014

Dear Hillary,

thank you for your great review. Chris is by far one of the best guides in the industry and he so enjoyed taking you on drives. It was such a pleasure to host you in our home, we hope to see you again in the very near future.

Ronel

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Reviewed July 3, 2014

Warm and friendly service, great views, animal lovers paradise, wild animal viewing from the pool, homely, lovely garden, George is a star. We can highly recommend staying here, sorry that we only spent one night there.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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Mike_KNMH123, General Manager at Khaya Ndlovu Manor House, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2014

Dear Ellie,

We fully agree one nigh is simply not enough time at Khaya Ndlovu. We hope to see you longer for your next visit.

Ronel

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Reviewed June 19, 2014

We only spent two nights there - but they were just brilliant. The location is awesome, the pool is amazing, the food delicious and the team is great! We can recommend it full-heartedly and would come back anytime!

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Mike_KNMH123, General Manager at Khaya Ndlovu Manor House, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2014

Dear Gullivers,

It was so nice to welcome you to our Manor House, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Hopefully you will stay a few extra nights the next time you visit us.

Ronel

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Reviewed May 14, 2014

We enjoyed our stay, mostly because the staff is so friendly and helpfull. Princess And Susan are wonderful Cooks, All waitresses are so nice and friendly, they are making your stay great! The only think we missed is some information about nice things to do in the area of Hoedspruit, we asked the manager but she couldn't give is any brochure.
The Manor House is wonderful, we stayed in the familyroom and I think The owner has to upgrade this a bit. Electricity is working on a very strange way, kitchen is quit old, tap is leaking, bedroom and bathometer are great!

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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Mike_KNMH123, General Manager at Khaya Ndlovu Manor House, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2014

Dear Mapje,

Princess and Suzen are wonderful chefs and they prepare the meals with such passion. Thank you for your advice about the family unit, we have been looking at ways to solve the difficult light switches.

Ronel

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Reviewed May 12, 2014

We wanted a relaxing getaway in a beautiful, natural setting with comfortable accommodation and good service and got just that! Khaya Ndlovu is upmarket, yet has a warm homely feel. We stayed in the honeymoon suit which is luxurious and spacious with a stunning garden view. We soaked up the sounds of the bush and the vista of the Drakensberg and were constantly entertained by the variety of animals visiting the watering hole. The staff went out of their way to ensure that our every need was catered for. At the end of our six day stay we felt refreshed and were very sad to say farewell.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Mike_KNMH123, General Manager at Khaya Ndlovu Manor House, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2014

Dear Bougar,

I am so sorry that i was not there to meet you, and I am equally sorry to hear that they ran out of drinks in the bar, we will make sure this does not happens during your next visit.

Ronel

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Reviewed May 9, 2014

From the moment we arrived we were made to feel so welcome and the staff were absolutely fantastic throughout our stay. The food was amazing and the view was unbelievable. Only downside was that they ran out of pretty much everything in the bar so very limited choice of cocktails, but they worked with what they had and the result was very tasty! We met the owners during our stay and they organised an afternoon at their sister lodge in Thornybush, where we spent time by the beautiful pool and went on a fantastic game drive. I really can't recommend this highly enough, my friends cried when we had to leave and I would stay again should I return to Hoedspruit.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
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Mike_KNMH123, General Manager at Khaya Ndlovu Manor House, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2014

Dear Trish,

We are so happy to hear that you managed to relax. This is what we want to hear from guests, that they had an expectation and left feeling that they received what they were hoping to get.

Ronel

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Additional Information about Khaya Ndlovu Manor House

Address: R40, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Hoedspruit
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 103 Specialty Lodging in Hoedspruit
Price Range: $212 - $511 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Khaya Ndlovu Manor House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Scanning the majestic Northern Drakensberg mountain range, the Khaya Ndlovu Manor House wooden decked terrace offers a sweeping panoramic view, which will leave you breathless! Khaya Ndlovu is situated in the northern corner of the big game Blue Canyon Conservancy, a stone's throw from the Kruger National Park. Khaya Ndlovu Manor House - more than just a "game lodge experience". Luxury is elegantly under stated offering an external and a stylish internal dining area, two lounges with DSTV. Free uncapped Wi-Fi is also available. Five comfortable colonial style bedrooms offer a choice of single or king size beds, all elegantly draped with spacious mosquito nets. Each room overlooks the landscaped garden, which provides a playground for the resident monkeys, abundant squirrels, tortoises and a host of chattering bird species. Whilst the sun sets on a dreamy day, sip on a sundowner chosen from our well stocked bar, before enjoying the four course dinner offered every night. As South Africa is home to a host of different cultures, our trained chefs provide a tempting sampler of the rich assortment of culinary traditions. Special requirements are catered for. Retreat to an intimate haven of relaxation and indulge in one of the many treatments offered by our mini spa. Listen to the sounds of the African bush whilst our trained therapist spoils you rotten! ... more   less 
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