It had always been on my bucket list to do a safari in South Africa. There were 3 couples who went together to the Bona Ntaba Tree House Lodge based on a recommendation of a friend. We were there for 9 incredible days. It was one of the best experiences of my life. Each couple had their own tree house. they were absolutely wonderful; very comfortable, spacious and well equipped right down to the electric water pot where I enjoyed tea every morning watching the sun rise over the mountains. Greg and Karen were wonderful hosts. The lodge was a great meeting place for meals - eating under the stars in the Boma was incredibly beautiful and relaxing. The food was absolutely delicious. The staff was so friendly. The service was incredible - the tables were set every morning and evening - it was so inviting and beautifully set up. I am not a fish eater. The staff, in the kitchen, always made sure I had a wonderful alternative if fish happened to be served. Greg built a watering hole so we had a wonderful time watching zebra, etc drinking as we sat, very close, on the deck in the lodge. There is a great swimming pool right off the deck overlooking the watering hole. I have such wonderful memories that will be forever etched in my mind; my favorite was listening to the sounds of the lions as I fell asleep. I am a techie addict - I need my smart phone, computer, iPad, etc. For 9 days, those were turned off as there is no service at Bona Ntaba (except for reading a book, at night, on my iPad). It was a piece of heaven - I sat on the porch of the tree house every night writing in my journal. It was so peaceful. I will never forget it. Thank you to Greg and Karen, as well as the staff, who helped to make this trip the best I have ever taken ( and we travel a lot). I would highly recommend the Bona Ntaba Tree House Lodge to anyone who wants to experience South Africa.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience the ambiance of South Africa in our tranquil self catering lodge on a private game reserve in the heart of game rich Limpopo Province. Solitude and serenity surround you as you watch a spectacular sunset over the mountains.Bona Ntaba Lodge is small and unique with three ensuite tree house chalets and a thatched central lodge with fully equipped kitchen, boma with braai, and a tranquil lounge with a sunset deck.We offer the perfect quiet getaway where you set your own pace: from enjoying the deck all day to an exciting day trip into Kruger. Meals can be arranged - please ask us! Our small size makes it affordable for a group 5 - 8 adults to book the entire camp for an ultra private hideaway. ... more less