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Reviewed November 1, 2013

My husband and I and two other good friend couples stayed nine delightful days at Bona Ntaba as part of our Africa Wild Safari. I rate everything at this lodge an A+. The tree house was fun with its outdoor shower and its little balcony with great views of the mountains and sunsets and bush babies leaping in the trees. It was very clean and the bed was very comfortable. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The main lodge was a wonderful place for all of us to gather and relax; take a refreshing dip in the pool and watch the wild life gather at the watering hole. Now back in the real world, my memory of Bona Ntaba is my new go to happy place. Thanks Greg and Karen for providing an experience I will always cherish.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

Bona Ntaba Tree House Lodge was one of the most unique and wonderful experiences. It was our first time out of the states and our hosts, Greg and Karen Sweeney, and their staff made our stay a comfortable and great experience. Everything was clean and the service was outstanding. The sunset over the mountains was a gorgeous view from our deck; I loved sitting out watching this view and listening to the animals in the background.

Room Tip: Each of the tree houses are equally wonderful.
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

I spent 10 days in South Africa with hosts and owners of the lodge Karen and Gregory Sweeney. We used the treehouse as a base for the first few days of our photographic safari. Both hosts bent over backwards to accommodate us. The treehouse had all the modern convieninces in a tranquil rustic setting with a beautiful view of the landscape at treetop levels. The food at the lodge was excellent and each night we had at least one South African dish served in a BOMA. Breakfast and lunch was quite often served on the deck with a great variety of homemade food. The staff were pleasant, friendly and accomodating and were a pleasure deal with. I had my own treehouse and it was a wonderful experience. Going to sleep each night with the sounds of the wildlife in the background was special and good for the soul. The Photographic Safari was great! I had experiences that I will probably never be able to duplicate. I would highly recommend the lodge for any occasion and thank the staff for a wonderful time. Gregory Sweeney was a very knowledgeable person who shared experiences and techniques openely without hestitation and he and Karen his wife made you feel at home very quickly.
I would highly recommend the lodge and services to anyone who wants a memorable experience at a reasonable price.

Room Tip: All of the treehouses(4) were excellent
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled solo
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Thank kejione
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BonaNtaba, Owner at Bona Ntaba Self Catering Tree House Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2013

Keith, Thank you for your review. We loved having you and the rest of the group for the photo safari. While usually a self - catering lodge, guests can arrange for meals to be served as part of your stay - just like Keith experienced as part of one of our special catered photo safaris. Choose from South African traditional favorites and hearty breakfasts. Our area is well known for its superior wildlife viewing and guests can book game drives or get information about other wildlife attractions in the area. Kruger is 35 minutes away for a self-drive adventure.

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Reviewed September 23, 2013

Stayed at Bona Ntaba Tree House Lodge as part of a Photo Safari. The Tree House was awesome - the tree house was easy to access by ramp and had a very rustic feel but comfortable with all the necessities. The outdoor shower was amazing with a great view over looking the mountains. The porch of the tree house gave a great view of the sun setting. At night I could hear the roar of the lions in the reserve next door. The main lodge has a great breakfast area by the pool where you can sit outside and watch the animals arrive at the watering hole.

Thank you to Gregory and Karen for a great time and hope to see you again!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

We had a lovely time at Bona Ntaba, The Tree House was perfect - It has such a lovely rustic vibe and with all the necessities! Not too far from the Kruger Park we spent our days in the park and ended off at the tree-house to watch the beautiful sunset before braaing whilst listening to the lion roar. It was a great experience and we will definitely go back. There are 3 tree houses and a main area to braai and socialise it would be great to go as a full group.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Danielle2504
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BonaNtaba, Owner at Bona Ntaba Self Catering Tree House Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2013

Thank you for your lovely review. We try hard to present a relaxed bush experience.

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