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Tanamera Lodge
Certificate of Excellence
Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
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“Fantastic”
Reviewed January 17, 2014

After a rustic few days in Kruger, this was the place to go and relax. The staff is terrific, food is great, and the rooms and views are stunning. If you stay, make sure you hike down to the river/rapids. Hope to return someday.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Tanamera L L, General Manager at Tanamera Lodge, responded to this review, January 25, 2014
We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay & hope you are indeed able to return to see us (and THAT view) again. Thank you!

Kind regards,
Mansel and Melissa
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Reviewed December 15, 2013

We arrived at tanamera and was greeted by Melissa and Mansel who run the lodge!! The rooms area amazing, each room has its own little fire place!! That heats up the room quite quickly, ( def want one in my house one day!) The food was soooo good, try the salmon! We actually slept with our doors open, the sound of the waterfall and river was really relaxing!! The service was 5 star!!! Princess and Joyce was great!! The best lodge we stayed at while on honeymoon!!! My husband fell in love with the bathroom!!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Tanamera L L, General Manager at Tanamera Lodge, responded to this review, December 17, 2013
Hi Lemari & Gerrie, congratulations again on your wedding and honeymoon - and thank you for the kind words. Only a pleasure to have you here and we are so pleased to know that the chalet and Tanamera team ticked all the boxes. Looking forward to your next visit! - Mansel and Melissa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed December 8, 2013

This is a gorgeous, private little lodge that only accommodates a small crowd as the 7 rooms each occupy just two. The king sized bed was wonderful and the very big bathtub (with considerately placed neck cushions) a real treat. Our trip was a short stay but we were treated like royalty. The five star service was so subtle from the super hosts, Mansel and his wife and our dear waiting staff seemed genuinely pleased to assist. A 10 out of 10 from us!

  • Stayed October 2013
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9 Thank AnnTravel68
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Tanamera L L, General Manager at Tanamera Lodge, responded to this review, December 17, 2013
Thank you Ann! You're very welcome. We appreciate your words and are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Until next time... - Mansel and Melissa
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Innsbruck, Austria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed December 7, 2013

WOW, what a fantastic place. This is the icing on the cake where we completed our dream holiday in South Africa. The service and staff were fantastic - this place looks even better in person than it looked on the web pages. Our agent made a great recommendation in suggesting Tanamera. The beautiful chalets, the view over the valley - will never forget it.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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7 Thank Johann S
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Tanamera L L, General Manager at Tanamera Lodge, responded to this review, December 17, 2013
Thank you for taking time to write. We could not be more pleased to hear your words about Tanamera and your trip to South Africa - always fantastic to hear positive feedback. We look forward to your return! - Mansel and Melissa
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Reviewed November 15, 2013

Me and my wife decided to go on a romantic weekend to the Hazeyview area. We chose Tanamera based on reviews and on the photos we saw on the website. We were certainly not dissapointed, the views from our chalet were spectacular and lived up to the website.

Booking the accomodation with Melissa was apleasure with emails being answered immidiatly.

Me and my wife are vegeterian / vegan, no problems with meals.

Only (very small) downside was the service of some of the staff. The guy that was supposed to help with our bags helped me carry one bag and then dissapeared without as much as a word and seemed a bit put out that he had to do it all. The service at dinner was a bit subdued with the staff mixing up who was supposed to be getting what. Overall it was not much of a issue.
Dinner is served either on you very private patio or you can eat with all the other guests at a dining room table. We chose the latter option and has some interesting conversations with the other guests.
We have been to a number of similar lodges in the Hazeyview area. This was definetly the best and we will go back.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Tanamera L L, General Manager at Tanamera Lodge, responded to this review, November 16, 2013
Hi Vic,

Thank you very much for your review - we are pleased you had a great visit and thank you for taking time to give us the feedback, it is very important for us to keep the lodge on track. Next time we hope to meet you ourselves (we were on our leave days) - wishing you many more fantastic trips to Hazyview!

Kind regards,
Mansel & Melissa
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Johannesburg
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

My girlfriend and I took a chance on Tanamera as we had driven past the sign post on the road before and were able to book in on short notice. What a find - this is by far the most stunning viewpoint close to Hazyview, in Mpumalanga, just a different world. This is a very beautiful part of South Africa to be in and the lodge exceeded our expectations - and at a reasonable rate. This really should be a 5 star lodge. The meals were excellent and we could not have asked for more. We took the private dining dinner option as it was warm outside and we ate at a table on our chalet deck. The service received was very pleasant - a turndown with real rose petals was a nice surprise! Would highly recommend to our friends and we will definitely be coming back to this place.

Room Tip: We hiked down to see the river rock pools - that was our natural take on the "fitness centre&qu...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Tanamera L L, General Manager at Tanamera Lodge, responded to this review, November 16, 2013
It was a pleasure to have you here and we look forward to the next "drop-in"! Thank you for writing this review of your stay.

Kind regards
Mansel and Melissa
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

My hubby and I wanted to go somewhere not too far from Johannesburg for a romantic get away. The criteria was dinner, bed and breakfast as we didn't really want to drive around too much. A friend recommended Tanamera Lodge and what a win!
It is between Hazyview and Sabie overlooking the Sabie River. From the moment we arrived we were treated like Royalty. Nothing was too much trouble and the staff were fantastic. The accommadation was all that was promised from the private splash pool to the HUGE egg shaped stone bath and comfy Kingsize beds.
Although each Lodge is completely private the Main Lounge and dining area are conveniently close by. But they staff are more than happy to serve your meals on your private balcony overlooking the gorge and Sabie River.
The breakfast and three course dinner were plentiful and well prepared and very tasty. A good selection of wines were also on offer. We thoroughly enjoyed the pre-dinner drinks at the bar chatting to the other guests, most of which were overseas visitors. It was lovely to hear them raving about our counrty!
I would highly recommend Tanamera to anyone looking for a good spoiling and a romantic break.
There is plenty to do in the area, like : Quad biking, hiking, game viewing and much more. And Mansel our host was more that happy to arrange booking the various activities for us.
All in all we had an amazing weekend and can't wait to visit again.

Room Tip: If you enjoy a Spa treatment, one can have a treatment in your Lodge! For an extra bit of romance th...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Tanamera L L, General Manager at Tanamera Lodge, responded to this review, September 29, 2013
Thank you for writing us such a wonderful review! It was only a pleasure to meet you two earlier in the month and we are thrilled to know that you had a fantastic time here. We hope to see you and Mike again in the near future. Best wishes from Tanamera
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Property: Tanamera Lodge
Address: Sabie Road Portion 8 | Farm Vergenoeg Sabie Road, Hazyview 1260, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Hazyview
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 40 Specialty Lodging in Hazyview
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Tanamera Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tanamera Lodge is nestled on the malaria-free slopes of the Sabie River Valley, offering luxurious accommodation and breathtaking Lowveld scenery. Being centrally located, guests are able to explore the Lowveld Panorama, including sights such as God's Window, the Blyde River Canyon and Pilgrim's Rest. We are 4 Star graded and offer beautifully decorated rooms with personal touches and attention to detail. Each chalet is complete with a tea and coffee selection, a log fireplace to keep you warm over wintry nights, and ceiling fans for hot summer nights. With the Kruger National Park's Phabeni Gate just a short 30-minute drive, our visitors may easily access this world-renowned Big 5 reserve on self-driven or guided safari tours. This is a birder’s paradise and home to birds such as the Narina Trogon and Purple Crested Turaco. Activities in the area include abseiling, white water rafting, microlight flights, elephant encounters, horseback riding and much more! We outsource spa treatments from massage to reflexology to manicures and pedicures, all brought to you in the privacy of your own chalet. A couple's massage is ideal for a romantic getaway.Our five magnificent Luxury Chalets are fully serviced and offer king-size beds with mosquito nets, stone baths, waterfall showers, fireplaces and plunge pools. In addition to this the two Honeymoon Chalets offer open-door outside showers on private decks with outstanding valley views and a sitting room and dining area. Each Chalet is secluded, private and surrounded by the unspoilt indigenous bush. Tanamera is perfect for romantic getaways. The main lodge area is tastefully decorated and comprises a dining area, a lounge and a comfortable bar area. You can step down onto our main deck where there is a rim-flow pool and absorb the exceptional views over the cascading Sabie River Valley. Meals are served in our main lodge area, on the candle-lit deck, or privately in your chalet or on your deck. Rates include dinner as well as bed and breakfast. ... more   less 
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