We stayed at Kingfisher lodge as part of a deal where we bought 4 nights for the price of 2. The setting is lovely beside a lake, and were allocated the 'honeymoon' lodge. Our initial impressions were good, but it was clear on closer inspection that a lot of maintenance needed doing on the buildings. I couldn't pin down why it smelled of bonfires constantly in our room, later realising that the chimney was in serious need of sweeping. Lots of chips etc inside on the surfaces, and I agree with other reviewers that the lodges need re-thatching. The swimming pool was also out of use, which I was surprised at, as we visited in mid December. The food was pleasant, but nothing to write home about. In short - this was a nice long weekend away, and was great as we had essentially had the stay for half-price. However, I do not think I would have been as happy if we had paid full price and expected a 5 star lodge, as is advertised.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set on the banks of Lake Entabeni, Kingfisher Lodge is the most exclusive and luxurious of all the lodges, offering superb personalized service. In the main lounge and dining area the ambience is inviting with elegant decor, specially designed furniture and fireplace ensuring an enjoyable and relaxed atmosphere. The lodge has a spacious lounge/dining room, which opens onto a wooden deck. The eight deluxe bedrooms are stylishly decorated and feature fireplaces, mini-bars and private decks. The lodge is also equipped to accommodate guests with mobility challenges. The honeymoon suite features an exquisite four poster bed and a Jacuzzi bath with views of the lake. ... more less