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“Questionable Ethics” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Buffalo Thorn Safari Lodge

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Buffalo Thorn Safari Lodge
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Lephalale
Johannesburg, South Africa
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41 reviews
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“Questionable Ethics”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2013

Our group booked at this lodge as its close to the border with Botswana so its appeared to be a good first night for our 10 day trip. When we arrived we found a tour operator had checked in before us and taken our rooms. The lodge had given favour to this tour operator who was a regular at this lodge. We checked the tour operators booking and it was for another date. The lodge referred us to another lodge in the area who could accommodate us. When a lodge puts its commercial interests in front of its guest relations one has to ask is this a reliable venue? Our group will never use this lodge again and strongly suggest that others consider their options.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Buffalo Thorn Safari Lodge

Property: Buffalo Thorn Safari Lodge
Address: Farm Engelsea | Tomburke, Lephalale 2572, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Lephalale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Lephalale
Hotel Class:4 star — Buffalo Thorn Safari Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 4

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