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Belvedere-on-River
Ranked #3 of 11 Malelane B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Dublin, Ireland
Level 6 Contributor
95 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Ok place”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

We booked through booking.com and when we arrived the owners had no records of our reservation...they had no idea we were coming. It's not their fault, but that didn't set us off to a nice mood. They had a free room for us, but not the specific one we asked for in our booking, it was occupied already.
The room we had was nice, colonial look - there is no separation between the bathroom/toilet and the bedroom so it might set some people off.
The outside garden, pool and terrace were looking nice, we went out for dinner at 8pm and found not much opened so ended up having a burger...the town didn't look great.
The breakfast was good but not it was not much in terms of quantity, overall I would recommend to stay in another town, but if you have to stay in Malelane then stay in Belvedere, just ensure you confirm your booking with them!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

This is a fabulous guest house! The owners are very friendly and helpful and cater to all of your needs. The breakfast was great and the presentation was just beautiful. They paid extra special attention to every detail from matching monogrammed sheets and towels to a beautiful garden with sparkling swimming pool. The terrace had an amazing view of the river with Kruger park and its animals for us to enjoy while we had breakfast. The rooms were very large with TV, mini fridge, hair dryer, and beautiful furnishings. I would definitely recommend this place to everyone and will stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed November 20, 2012

We had the pleasure in staying in this well appointed 5 star guest house for 4 days, in the town of Malelane, overlooking the Crocodile river. The rooms are spacious and well appointed. The chef is an excellent cook and the food was of the highest standard. We shall visit the guest house again and shall also recommend it to all our friends.

Room Tip: We loved room no 5
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cape Town
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed November 8, 2012

This place is the best hidden Gem, just outside the Kruger Park. The adverts on the internet to not do justice to this beautiful guest house. Sun downers right on the Crocodile river was breath taking, watching a heard of elephant drinking and feeding right in front of us. Sitting on the verandah eating dinner and breakfast you have a beautiful view right onto the Kruger Park. The pool was beautiful, I even took and evening dip just to cool off from the heat of the day. The place is beautifully furnished, Lovely spacious rooms, with everything you need. Your hosts are hospitable and friendly, are more than willing to accommodate your every need. Priced well, this is an absolute must stay. We will certainly stay again on our next trip to Kruger.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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oundle
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

This is one of the very best 5* guesthouses in the world that I have had the pleasure to stay in.
It overlooks the Crocodile River where we saw crocodile, hippo, buffalo, rhino & elephant from the hotel balcony. The family of six elephants who visited us whilst we had sundowner drinks overlooking the river were literally, a stone throw away, on our side of the river....amazing! Food & service was outstanding and the breakfast view overlooking the Crocodile River was an 'Out of Africa' experience. Who needs to trail around the Kruger Park for hours trying to find game when the animals come to you at Belvedere!

Room Tip: Best rooms next to pool overlooking river.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2012

If you travel to park kruger and you don't want to stay inside the park, here is a very nice place to stay !
The house is very beautiful ! nice pool, and gardens, you can see the animal from the breakfast area !
You can also have a rest in front of the park and relax yourself watching the animals !
The room is very well decorated, with very nice taste, very old fashion and modern things, event the towels are choose with the color of the room !
The owner are very welcoming people, the wife is very nice and the husband is making a perfect cooking (the breakfast is very nice).

Room Tip: Ask for room 9, big bathroom and shower, balcony with view on the pool !
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Level 6 Contributor
161 reviews
147 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed October 5, 2012

The room is great: incredible big, i think the biggest room that i stay in my life, the view of the river by the yard of the guesthouse is so good to. The staff is eficient and very polite, you can parking free and start your journey to Kruger Park early to see the big five...very good guesthouse that i learn in 20 days trip it is, by the way, better than the hotels at South Africa.

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Belvedere-on-River
Address: 772 Groot Jagarend Street, Malelane 1320, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Malelane
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Spa Swimming Pool
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Ranked #3 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Malelane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Belvedere-on-River 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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