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Naledi Bushcamp and Enkoveni Camp
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“Just Go for it”
Reviewed May 12, 2011

Better late than never - stayed at Naledi in FEB and it would be unfair not to have written this review.

The level of personalised attention you get at Naledi is to be experienced to be believed. This starts with Craig picking you up at the airport pickup and is followed by being warmly greeted by Kjell's family at the camp.... there are numerous instances to quote. For the sake of clarity, your privacy is never intruded upon.

The safaris are not to be missed, especially the sundowners in the middle of the forest and, Kjell's enthusiasm for nature and wildlife is infectious. Saw lions on our first outing and spent a good 10 minutes is very close (but safe) proximity.

The rooms are airy / spacious and are spotless. The main bar/lounge area has several african artifacts and is a cosy place to relax in the evening. The upper deck provides a great view of the forest and a perfect place to spend a lazy afternoon.

The food is OUTSTANDING - be it the presentation or the taste - thanks Kim.

We spent 3 nights at Naledi and could have easily spent a week more... Thanks Kjell and team...Gitu, Neha, Chandan and Jaideep

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  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
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Naledibushcamp, Owner at Naledi Bushcamp and Enkoveni Camp, responded to this review, May 18, 2011
Dear Guest

Thank you so much for reviewing Naledi, and am pleased that you enjoyed the sundowners in the bush with us after your close encounter with our wonderful lions.

Your Tip to future prospective guests is greatly appreciated.

Kind regards
Kjell and team Naledi
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Reviewed May 10, 2011

We stayed at Naledi for 3 nights at the back end of March 2011 .... WOW!

The quality and attention to detail is scary; the game drives are intelligent and 'up close and personal', the food (cooked by Kim) is some of the best we have ever tasted, the rooms are exquisite each time you return, the next beer is almost poured before you ask as you laze by the pool ... this is what puts Naledi above the rest. Kjell, Craig, Kim and Billy are hosts of the highest caliber, amongst the most beautiful scenery and within the most luxurious accommodation.

We went to Naledi on the back of the rave reviews, and I implore you do the same. Hands down the best 3 days of mine and Erins life. Thank you Kjell + co.

(We'll be back soon!)

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Naledibushcamp, Owner at Naledi Bushcamp and Enkoveni Camp, responded to this review, May 18, 2011
Dear Guest

Thank you so much for reviewing Naledi, I am glad we could make your 3 day stay the best time of your lives, it was a pleasure hosting you in our little piece of paradise and getting you to expierience our wildlife up close and personal.

Look forward to hosting you again


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Kjell and team Naledi
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Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
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Reviewed May 5, 2011

Great hospitality, exquisite attention to detail, superb location, delicious gourmet food, fabulous game drives with coffee breaks and blankets in between getting close to a herd of buffalos. Can't ask for more.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Naledibushcamp, Owner at Naledi Bushcamp and Enkoveni Camp, responded to this review, May 18, 2011
Dear Guest

Thank you so much for reviewing Naledi, I am pleased that you enjoyed your up and personal experiences with all our wonderful wildlife here in balule Nature reserve.

Kind regards
Kjell and team Naledi
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Reviewed May 3, 2011

Having heard many good things – great game drives, good food, and luxurious surroundings -- we planned our safari trek to S. Africa and Botswana around the Naledi. Coming from far away Hong Kong, we had high expectations for a fantastic safari experience. To say we were not disappointed would be an understatement.

We stayed at the Naledi in late April for 3 nights in the Leadwood Suite and Marula Suite. Our group consisted of two families with 3 children: ages 7, 7 and 2. Both rooms have rich African decorations, plenty of space, open showers and comfy beds and sheets with a fantastic view to the bush. Meals are served at three wonderful locations: breakfast in front of the bar; lunch on the open second level with fresh breezes and spectacular views of the reserves and mountains to enjoy; and dinners are candlelit affairs on an open deck near the pool. All this is packaged on cozy grounds complete with torches at night to light your way and neatly trimmed gardens within the grounds.

That is all nice, but it is Kjell and team Naledi’s passion and attention to detail that raises the experience from good to great. That plus the intimate environment they are able to create. Game drives were well coordinated, with Kjell leading the way and Billy acting as tracker. They are not just chauffeuring you though the bush with hordes of other cars around you, but looking for clues, tracking down game, adjusting game plan according to what comes in front of you: transporting you to another world. We chose Naledi in part because they allow kids on the game drives, but looking back, we would recommend Naledi because of the wonder the experience brought to our kids.

The schedule is well thought through, and well executed, from morning to night. It starts with morning call to get you going on your drive. Torches, blankets, hats, rain ponchos, water? Yes, all there in front of you. Craig of Naledi coordinating game drives from home base. Kjell sharing his extensive knowledge of the bush and it’s wildlife with you and taking you within inches of a lions eating their kill. Meals served soon after you arrive from game drives, prepared by Sam who explains his dishes for you and Kim and her excellent baking skills. Lazing around after drives on the Naledi grounds personally decorated by Kjell’s wife Kim and, drinks before dinner…perfect! And the next day, you are looking forward to more!

We left Naledi armed with gigabytes of great photos and smiles on our faces. Come on you ask, weren’t there downsides? Ok, yes, there were not separate shampoo bottles provided. Suggestions on tipping the staff could perhaps be made more clear. But perhaps the biggest downside? Going to your next safari destination, because the Naledi has now left a pretty high bar for that to be measured against.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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Naledibushcamp, Owner at Naledi Bushcamp and Enkoveni Camp, responded to this review, May 18, 2011
Dear Guest

Thank you so much for reviewing Naledi, I am pleased that we could make your first african safari a good one and that you left with many digital images to relive the trip over and over again.

Unfortunately we dont supply shampoo as we have found that the majority of guests have there personal preference, however there is shampoo available in case you have forgotten you own and we will glaly supply on request.

Tipping is an extremely difficult issue as so many people have different views on this and we believe that this should be at your personal discretion, our staff are extremely greatful for any tips they recieve.

Kind regards
Kjell and team Naledi
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Reviewed April 29, 2011

Trip to Naledi is not just another safari, it's a joyful experience of fun, food, warmth and animal sighting. With only 3 / 4 families accommodated at a time, team Naledi (Kjell, Kim and Craig) ensures everyone feels at home and part of their extended family for the day. Our experience in Naledi was great. We stayed for 2 nights. Our stay was very very comfortable and the only regret – wish we could have stayed longer. The food was awesome every time, well presented and delicious, thanks to Kim. The game drives were thrilling and thoroughly enjoyable. Even my 5 year old kid enjoyed every moment of the trip. We saw lot’s of Lions, Water buffalos, herd of elephants apart from regular sighting of other animals. Overall it was a charming experience to remember forever. Two thumbs up.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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Naledibushcamp, Owner at Naledi Bushcamp and Enkoveni Camp, responded to this review, May 18, 2011
Dear Guest

Thank you so much for reviewing Naledi, We are pleased that we could make the experience a memorable one for your 5 year old, and that his love for nature further grows after this expierience.

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Kjell and team Naledi
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Melbourne Australia
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Reviewed April 27, 2011

We recently stayed at Naledi for four nights in April. Our group consisted of our friends from Melbourne and our two boys, together with my mother who was celebrating her 80th birthday.

Naledi is a lovely, peaceful lodge with so many wonderful parts to enjoy. We stayed in Leadwood Lodge with our friends. It was very relaxing and peaceful and the rooms were extremely comfortable. We loved the decking and the plunge pool. Unfortunately, the weather was not fantastic, however, we did get one dip in!

The lodge has a wonderful space upstairs from where one can view the Transvaal Drakensburg. On a warm day, the breeze filters through and its lovely to lie on couches and drift off. There is a pool area and several decks where you can view game at the waterholes.

Kjell was an excellent ranger, full of passion and he showed us so much. We saw a lioness with two week old cubs in the den, rhino, cheetah, seven lions walking on the road, and the list goes on. We saw the big 5 which Kjell went out of his way to show us.

Craig was an excellent host and together he and Kjell shared many experiences with us over dinner. The food prepared by Sam and Kim was fantastic and we looked forward to every meal. Everyone at the lodge showed so much passion for what they did and this really reflected on Naledi.

The only comment I would have to make about Naledi is that when serving breakfast, Kjell and Craig stayed at the bar. In a situation where there is a group all together, it would be more appropriate if they were there simply clearing etc as sometimes it is uncomfortable with them standing at the bar. Also, please can you put SOFT pillows in the room as well as the hard ones. Two very small comments - but the rest was wonderful and we will definitely be back. Thank you Naledi for a wonderful four days.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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Naledibushcamp, Owner at Naledi Bushcamp and Enkoveni Camp, responded to this review, May 18, 2011
Dear Guest

Thank you so much for reviewing Naledi, It was a pleasure hosting you and your family and friends from Australia.

I will never forget your Mom tracking lions on foot with us at 80 years old, she is impresive.

Thanks you for your comment with reference to the pillows, we will add these too the rooms for the future.

Kind regards
Kjell and team Naledi
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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Reviewed April 26, 2011

After 83 countries and countless positive travel experiences, our time at Naledi ranks amoung the best. Kjell's knowledge of the bush was impressive, beautiful/authentic accomodation, top notch cuisine, and an overall terrific experience. Could not have been more pleased.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Naledibushcamp, Owner at Naledi Bushcamp and Enkoveni Camp, responded to this review, May 18, 2011
Dear Guest

Thank you so much for reviewing Naledi, I am pleased that we met your expectations and that the food was to you liking, Sam thanks you for the comment.


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Property: Naledi Bushcamp and Enkoveni Camp
Address: R40 | Balule Nature reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Balule Nature Reserve
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #2 of 19 Specialty Lodging in Balule Nature Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 4
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Just four magnificently appointed chalets sleeping only eight people, right in the heart of Big Five country within the borders of the greater Kruger National Park!!!! Without a doubt, Naledi offers you the most personal, intimate experience anywhere In the region – and at a price often less than half of what you would expect to pay elsewhere! At Naledi we only ever have a maximum of eight guests on our game viewer, only eight relaxing on our beautiful swimming pool deck overlooking the river bed and our private waterhole where one can enjoy the daily parade of animals and birds coming to drink and feed in total peace and tranquility. Our lodge is our passion, showing people our private piece of wild Africa our greatest pleasure, and that means introducing you to the bush and all its creatures, from lions and elephants, to antelope and birds is something we always look forward to ! At Naledi you’ll find aircon throughout, delicious meals, elegant surroundings, a fabulously stocked bar, fun, relaxation and excitement in equal portions, but best of all, you’ll arrive as strangers, and leave as friends!! ... more   less 
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