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“Dont stay in the old rooms”
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Bundu Lodge
Maputo, Mozambique
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Dont stay in the old rooms”
Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

Stayed one night and they gave me a room without aircon that smelled a lot. After complaining the gave ia a better room but without a shower just a bath and very old, the Tv had 3 channels!!! We hate a pizza that was Nice and my daughter loved the animals. Bad experience.

Stayed March 2014
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Vancouver
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Reviewed December 3, 2013

On a trip from Canada, we stayed at Bundu for a night and then extended it 6 more nights.
This hotel has stunning 4 star rooms with great amenities. Large pools, Playground for the kids, and friendly animals all over the property. We have over 150 photos of the property and animals.
Would recommend to anyone looking to stay in the area.
Check it out!!

Room Tip: any rooms at the top of the property with great view.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Thank you for your positive review. We hope that you will visit Bundu Lodge again in the near future.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed November 26, 2013

I must have been given one of the worst rooms (room 77), which is located in the same block as the reception. Luckily it was just a quick one-night last minute thing, but I got a terrible nights sleep. There were things flying in my face during the night and no mosquito nets, I might recommend they install those. I was surrounded by all manner of wildlife- spiders. winged creatures, creepy crawlies, and even (literally) a slug in the bathtub. I wanted to spend as little time possible in the bathroom as it was in terrible condition, not to mention the giant spider cowering in the shadows of the shower curtain. I was kept awake by what sounded like mating peacocks outside, starting at about 4am. I get that they have the wildlife theme but I doubt people want this in their room- I would venture to guess people actually want to sleep in there. I would seriously stay away from this place unless you are some kind of insect researcher. Only two fuzzy channels on the TV, no remote or air/con. The only positive that I can give is that the room was close enough to the restaurant to pick up the free wifi. Saving grace, really.

Room Tip: Stay away from room 77 unless you are looking to add to your insect or spider collection.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 reviews
Reviewed November 12, 2013

I booked my self in at the Bundu lodge, as I always stay there and this time I was really seriously disappointed, there were a few problems that I feel was bad management I stayed in room 65. the aircon does not cool its just a fan, the toilet was leaking and stinking. the food I ordered a pizza from the restaurant and it tasted like a sea from all the salt it had on. I used to inform all my friend and family and companies to stay there but I doubt I will now. this is very sad to see this happening to this lodge.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Komatipoort, South Africa
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4 reviews
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

I recently stayed at Bundu Lodge and the rooms are shocking!! I would not advise this place to anyone. Don't be fooled by the beautiful rooms you see on their website, as those are not the rooms you receive when you book. I didn't expect a 5 star lodge, but I also didn't think that the price we paid justified ripped curtains and bedding with holes in it - never mind the lack of pillows! No air conditioning, Smelly bathrooms, and overall disgusting. They will never see me again. I feel like I was put in the servants quarters, and when I complained they never replied.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2013

Very nice and refreshing enviroment with tamed animals roaming around lol had a peacock that turned my balcony into its own teritory woke me up every morning,the room was very clean with thatch roof and the aircon unit was far from the bed so you could sleep with the aircon on. The restaurant has very well mannered waitrons and they do try to make you feel at home. Very centrally located between nelspruit and White river and Kruger national i wouldnt mind staying at Bundu again in future was worth it.

Room Tip: Thatched roof units are the best
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

Loved our stay at Bundu. Fantastic location, service and atmosphere. Kids loved the animals. Would def be going back soon!!

Friendly service and very helpful. Good facilities and very neat and clean. Close to lots of attractions not just in Nelspruit but also towards White River and surrounding areas.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Thank Marika H
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Property: Bundu Lodge
Address: Route R-40 White River Road | Mpumalanga, Nelspruit 1240, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Nelspruit
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 66 Specialty Lodging in Nelspruit
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Bundu Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 112
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated within the Bundu Rockies Wildlife Estate, home to more than 30 animals and over 300 bird species, Bundu Lodge offers guests and visitors a taste of the Lowveld life. With superb cuisine and service, Bundu boasts 112 rooms a large a la carte restaurant, as well as 6 fully-equipped conference venues and a quaint chapel - for the ultimate in romantic weddings. Bundu's proximity to Nelspruit and White River as well as the Kruger National Park, has contributed to making it the local lodge of choice. With all its animals at the Bundu Animal Farm, it really is a paradise for the children, making it ideal for the family getaway. Bundu's success story could be largely attributed to its friendly and helpful staff members. ... more   less 
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