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Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

We spent three days and two nights here. We loved the rooms, spaceous, clean, well appointed, with a balcony looking over the reserve. The TV is set where you can see what is at the watering hole via the "Hide". We saw a white rhino and rushed out to the Hide. The food at the restaurant is excellent and Jacques was an excellent guide. Very knowledgeable and observant. We got to see all of the animals except leopard and buffalo who were in a remote part of the park inacessible to us. We did see seven lions including several with a kill and jackals, plus the highlight was the wild dogs who also had a fresh kill. We would definitely go back here again ansd high recommend it to anyone safari visitor who is not into malaria pills. For birders, this is an excellent area! I counted close to 60 species during our stay!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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ghathers, General Manager at Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2012

I was delighted to read your wonderful comments regarding your recent stay at Kwa Maritane!

Your kind remarks about the rooms and the food are really appreciated and it sounds like you had some amazing “bush experiences”! I will certainly pass on your comments to Jacques.

We trust that you will return soon to experience some more Kwa Magic and hope that you will eventually see that elusive leopard!

Kind regards

Gavin

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Reviewed November 9, 2012

At Kwa Maritane, guests were hosted by warm restaurant staff and taken care of by the extremely experienced and knowledgable guides who took us on our game drives.

Props to Jacques who took us on the afternoon and early morning game drives -- he was patient and clearly passionate about animals and the environment as he took the time to share information about nature and animal behaviours and traits on the drives... and noted a random request to pack hot chocolate for the second game drive!

The food and service at the restaurant was impeccable -- fresh fruit and foods and responsive wait staff who were always smiley made our trip so enjoyable, despite the long night (i.e.: getting to bed at 10pm) and early morning (read: 4am wake-up call after)

The tiny gesture which made all the difference --
The turn-down service was a welcome surprise for us at the end of a long game drive and hallmark of Legacy Hotels' service quality.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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ghathers, General Manager at Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2012

Thank you for taking the time to post such a brilliant review of Kwa Maritane!

Your kind comments regarding the staff and the guides are most welcome and will certainly passed on to them.

Jacques (as are all of our guides) is extremely passionate about the bush and the animals and I am really pleased that you enjoyed your experience with him.

Your complimentary comments regarding the food and service at the restaurant are greatly appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back soon to experience some more Kwa Magic!.

Regards

Gavin

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Reviewed November 7, 2012

Always love going to Kwa! Have taken several US visitors along and they always enjoy the African "bush" experience with the luxury of excellent accomodation! Definitely rate Kwa as my "Out of Africa" experience!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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ghathers, General Manager at Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2012

Thank you for your wonderful comments regarding Kwa Maritane!

It is such an amazing place and I am really pleased that you continue to enjoy the Kwa Magic, and that you share it with others.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Kind regards

Gavin

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Reviewed October 31, 2012

I recently escorted a group of 78 people to Kwa Maritane for a two night bush experience.
These people came from all over the world so the lodge had to take into account the diversity of the guests. Everything was run like clockwork and always with a smile and quiet efficiency.
The guests had a marvelous time with fantastic game viewing, good meals and wonderful
memories of brilliant South African hospitality at its best.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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Thank Laurie R
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ghathers, General Manager at Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2012

Thank you for your superb review of Kwa Maritane following your group’s recent stay.

I was delighted to read your wonderful comments as it makes us particularly proud when visitors from around the world enjoy true South African hospitality.

I am really pleased that you and your group enjoyed your bush experience with us and will certainly pass on your kind remarks to the staff.

We trust that you will all return soon to experience some more Kwa Magic!

Kind regards

Gavin

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Reviewed October 29, 2012

Loved Kwa Maritane, were treated like royalty. Game drive was spectacular, and just the right length. Just a couple of hours from Centurion, and a relatively easy drive. Food was excellent, and our ground floor room had a patio that looked out into the bush. Loved listening to the elephants eating on the other side of the waterhole.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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ghathers, General Manager at Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2012

Thank you for taking the time to post such a complimentary review following your recent stay at Kwa Maritane and thank you for the wonderful comments regarding the food.

We are always delighted when a guest experiences the best that Kwa Maritane and the surrounding Pilanesberg has to offer and we trust that you will be back soon for some more Kwa Magic!

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Gavin

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