Our group originally picked Jackelberry Lodge but was "upgraded" to Royal Legend due to Jackelberry being overbooked. We weren't happy at first b/c the previous Royal Legend reviews were less than flattering. We were pleasantly surprised and loved, loved, loved the Royal Legend! It is a small lodge, allowing for 20 guests, and the service is amazing. We went during the dry season and saw 4 of the big 5 except for the Leopard. The leopard was close b/c our porters pointed out leopard tracks in our lodge but he evaded us. We saw giraffes, zebras, warthogs, elephants, lions, rhino, hippo, impala, among others. During lunch at the lodge, girraffes, warthogs, kudus, and elephants were drinking from the pond. Our guide and tracker were knowledgeable and personable. The food was abundant and delicious. The rooms were large and comfortable. The only downside was no fitness equipment, ( i missed my treadmill), the spa didn't offer products to purchase, (though the massage was fabulous) and sparse gift shop. We ran out of batteries for our camera and though the gift shop didn't have them the manager drove to a store and purchased them for us...what service!!! We loved the Royal Legend. Hope you enjoy your trip!
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- Also Known As:
- Royal Legend Safari Hotel Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
- Royal Legend Safari Lodge And Spa
- Royal Legend Safari Lodge & Spa South Africa/Timbavati Private Nature Reserve