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Francolin Lodge
Ranked #3 of 78 Nelspruit B&B and Inns
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Reviewed January 15, 2010

During a recent trip to South Africa that includes several luxury stays, we had to overnight in a town we had never heard of called Nelspruit. After reading Lonely Planet, we decided on a place called the Francolin Lodge. Were we ever pleasantly surprised.

With large, open two-story condo-like rooms with balconies that are beautifully appointed in contempary style, our room was by far one of the best values of our entire trip. The Francolin Lodge is nestled high up in the hills overlooking Nelspruit and even boasts an excellent restaurant and terrific pool. The staff was attentive and friendly, and to top it off, we were welcomed by Francolin's Great Dane, Frank.

I would strongly recommend staying here and certainly would if I ever returned to South Africa.

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Reviewed December 6, 2009

The Francolin Lodge is a small inn on top of a hill overlooking the city and mountains. The grounds are beautiful and the rooms are very stylish. Breakfast is included and is a different cooked to order dish everyday along with a fruit and cheese bar. This is served on a lovely terrace overlooking the pool and city. The inn keepers are very helpful in recommending restaurants, shopping and activities in the Nelspruit area. We highly recommend this lodge. The Orangery restaurant that is also located here is incredible.

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled as a couple
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  • Stayed: August 2017, traveled with family
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  • Stayed: July 2017, traveled with family
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Stayed: October 2016, traveled with family
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  • Stayed: August 2016, traveled with friends
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Stayed: August 2016, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Francolin Lodge

Address: 4 Du Preez Street, Nelspruit 1200, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Nelspruit
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 78 B&Bs / Inns in Nelspruit
Price Range: $145 - $162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Francolin Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Francolin Lodge is a luxury guest house and boutique hotel situated centrally in Nelspruit. It offers 5 star accommodation and hospitality, with a new, modern design and elegant décor. Francolin Lodge is proud of its own on-site, A La Carte restaurant which also boasts conferencing facilities. This bed and breakfast lodge is the perfect base for both the corporate traveller and families looking to explore the Mpumalanga Lowveld. Being in the hart of Mpumalanga, the leisure traveller has easy access to the Kruger National Park, the Blyde River Canyon, Maputo and Swaziland. ... more   less 
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