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Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge
Certificate of Excellence
New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
217 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
“Fantastic Establishment”
Reviewed April 10, 2014

I booked this resort because of its proximity to Johannesburg, we did not want to drive so far. When we arrived I was so thrilled to see the amazing accommodation offered to us. We had a magnificent chalet which had three lovely bedrooms, important to me is always the linen, this was all white which is exactly what I like, I guess I am particular about bedding when traveling. The chalet had a very updated granite kitchen well fitted out, with a dishwasher and a large oven. On our patio which faced directly onto the game park , one could sit for hours watching the animals, lots of Zebra and antelope.
We also had our own pool on the verandah which was a lovely touch.
The service at this game park is exceptional. House keeping do a wonderful job.
Do go to the breakfast room even if it is for coffee as the view from there of the animals is really wonderful.
I would like to compliment the resort on excellent service all around and especially on their amazing security. I one night walking back to my room got lost, and seemed to be walking around in circles. A very observant guard and his assistant came up to me and asked me if I was lost as they had seen me walking round and round, I gave them my room number and they escorted me courteously to my room I believe their names were Paul and perhaps his assistant might of been Dan, hope I have remembered correctly.
We did go to the town to the Spa grocery store and bought some juices and food to have in the room. To people reading this who are not South African if you do go the grocery store, buy Boerewors a South African delicacy , unique flavors to South Africa, really delicious.
We did have a barbecue on our verandah, or a braai as South Africans say and did cook our boerewors on the barbecue.
Maintainance of the unit as everything else was excellent/
I loved the scones they served in the main restaurant.
The game hunts were fabulous and we did see 4 of the big 5, including a leopard.
Loved Kwamaritane, and look forward to returning. Also want to mention very efficient and wonderful Jenny in the reservation department. Thanks to all the great staff.
Check in was excellent, always friendly staff at the front desk. Wi fi was only available if you went near reception or the bar.

Room Tip: I think our room facing the park and great location was in the thirties
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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2 Thank sanmerle
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Patrick636, Manager at Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge, responded to this review, April 25, 2014
Greetings from Kwa Maritane,
Thank you so much for the feedback provided – much appreciated!
We are delighted that you had pleasant experience during your recent stay with us.
As for Wi-Fi only accessible at reception, we are pleased to advise that we have installed the connection in all of our rooms and chalets.
Once again, thank you so much and wish to welcome you back to Kwa Maritane in future.
Most Regards,
Patrick Serakwane, General Manager, Kwa Maritane Lodge
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Reviewed April 10, 2014

In the early hours ( 3am) of 27 January 2014 we were burgled while asleep in unit 91. We had our 5 month old baby with us. Our possessions were taken from right next to our bed whilst we slept! Thank God our lives were spared and that our baby wasn't snatched.

Immediately upon realising the situation we called hotel security. Management of the situation was poor. Definitely no customer service when it came to a serious matter of being invaded in our hotel room.

We maintain that the hotel is liable for the burglary occurring. The hotel provided no burglar proofing on the downstairs windows, which we had closed for air conditioning. The thief gained access at the window located next to the front door of the unit. In addition the door can be opened from the inside, automatically locks on the outside. possible to just put hand in and open the door!

The hotel and their insurance company( Marsh Africa) of course do not admit liability for the trauma and loss we have suffered. Simply shrug their shoulders.

Be VERY wary staying at Kwa Maritane. You are at risk staying there. We will certainly not be back!
Back safe in Australia.

  • Stayed January 2014
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Patrick636, Manager at Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge, responded to this review, April 30, 2014
Theft at Kwa Maritane Game Lodge
It is with regret that we need to acknowledge that we have had a few incidents of thefts in our area – the current unemployment rate in the region is very high and regretfully luxurious properties such as our have not been immune to thefts and attempted thefts.
With the increase of modern technologies, our guess and owners are also carrying more valuable items in their possession (latest cell phones, ipad sand laptops) and thus we have increased our advertising material in our rooms, asking our guests and visitors to please lock away their valuables in the safes provided in the rooms when not in use – temptation will always be a factor.
Kwa Maritane is situated in a Game reserve and the outside boundary is electrified to keep our animals from breaking out of the reserve. The property itself is then also secured with another electric fence to keep animals off the property and keep our guests and owners safe from any harm caused by animals – we have the big 5 roaming freely in the reserve and thus protection is needed for our guests. With all this security in place to control our wildlife , we however do still experience very limited attempts by thief’s wanting to enrich themselves – our own security are also patrolling the Lodge on a regular basis – thus all efforts are made to secure our guest and visitors.
We have been in contact with the Hicks family on numerous times , offered counselling to the family at our cost as we recognized the trauma the family have go through must have been serious and we are still awaiting a response from the family.
Gert Brumme
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Marinha Grande, Portugal
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Reviewed April 4, 2014

We spent 4 days here, and it was amazing, the staff are incredibly friendly, the food was fantastic, they offer day and night drives, we went for the night drive with dinner included in a Boma in the bush which was an incredible experience, the lodging is 5 stars, and the game viewing is worth every moment.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Patrick636, Manager at Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge, responded to this review, April 25, 2014
Greetings from Kwa Maritane
Thank you so much for the feedback provided – much appreciated!
We are delighted that you had pleasant experience during your recent stay with us. It is with great pleasure to inform you that we will pass on the feedback to our staff for their friendliness.
Once again, thank you so much and wish to welcome you back to Kwa Maritane in future.
Most Regards,
Patrick Serakwane, General Manager, Kwa Maritane Lodge
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed April 3, 2014

After reading one of the other reviews about thefts, I decided I should post my experience too. Two parties in our group were also robbed and one person had the unfortunate situation of walking in on the thief. No one was harmed, but management and staff was less than helpful or understanding.

That said, the other experiences here were fairly positive. The guides for our game drives and game walk were excellent and really enjoyed them. The meals weren't bad but a little uninspiring, as mentioned by a couple other reviews. The views are fantastic though; there aren't many things cooler than seeing safari animals from your patio, at dinner, and other places on the grounds. Unfortunately, those views are a lot less enjoyable if you don't feel safe.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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2 Thank Loras T
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Patrick636, General Manager at Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge, responded to this review, April 25, 2014
Greetings from Kwa Maritane
This refers to the review provided on Tripadvisor regarding the alleged theft during your stay with us.
Please note that we have no record of the alleged incident in our books. It is unfortunate that we wouldn’t have been in a position to attend to the incident if not reported. Please send us more details so we can investigate and provide feedback accordingly.
Details to include:
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- Date of alleged incident
Herewith my email address: pserakwane@legacyhotels.co.za
Most Regards,
Patrick Serakwane, General Manager, Kwa Maritane Lodge
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 28, 2014

We rented a week in the timeshare section of Kwa Maritane. What an excellent place to stay!!. We could go into Pilanesburg Game Reserve daily, play golf at Sun City, play tennis at the lodge or just enjoy the animals at the waterhole right in front of our unit. The unit itself is luxuriously equipped and the service at the unit is of excellent standard. We will for sure go back to Kwa Maritane where luxury, the bush and good service come together

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here for 2 days on business with 27 of my colleagues. The rooms are quite nice, if the decor is somewhat dated, and the bathroom and the room in General we're clean. My room was on the ground floor in the block furthest from the main building, and it had a nice patio where you can sit and watch the zebras stroll past in the park. The view from the dining room terrace is beautiful.

The food was uninspiring; a sort of international cuisine. The salad bar was the best part. Breakfast was better than the other meals.

Unlike some other reviewers, I thought the service was OK, in the South African style, and I had no complaints.

It is such beautiful spot that I would consider coming back here on holiday.

Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2014

Located in the center of the Pilanesberg National Park. Decent hotel with a decent staff. Nothing exceptional, the kitchen staff was very friendly. The safari was decent and the guide was very friendly. When we were staying there, we saw a lot of clients taking the Safari of other Hotel "The Palace" which was a luxurious safari and i asked the guest and they said that there is not much of a price difference. I would recommend people staying there to call safari from The Palace. It is a pricey Hotel for the quality of rooms, service and safari!! Our experience was good though.

Room Tip: Choose the rooms which face the national park!!
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Property: Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge
Address: Pilanesberg National Park 0316, South Africa
Location: South Africa > North-West Province > Pilanesberg National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Pilanesberg National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled beneath “the Rock”, from whence Kwa Maritane gets its name, this luxurious four star hotel offers excellent service, mouth-watering cuisine and spacious en-suite accommodation that exude elegance in true African style.Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge is located in malaria free Pilanesberg National Park, an easy 2 hour’s drive from Johannesburg and a mere 10 minutes from Sun City. This is the perfect setting for a relaxing family weekend away or for a corporate conference.Kwa Maritane Spa Rejuvenate your mind, body and soul in our magnificent Spa. Indulge yourself with treatments such as Thabayadiotso, our signature treatment, or be pampered with a pedicure while watching the game feeding on the plains in front of the Spa. Whether it is a full body massages, in which the masseur uses Mountain Aloe oil, or a soothing, deep cleansing facial using warm volcanic milk, the professional therapists will simply spoil you.There are four treatment rooms, including one suite suitable for couples looking to share the experience. There is also a manicure and pedicure lounge, a rasul chamber, relaxation area and hydro pool. ... more   less 
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