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Mvubu River Lodge
derbyshire
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“A great welcome at Mvubu!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2012

we had three nights here and were really chilled out when we left.Our chalet was spacious and very comfortable, with a lvoey en suite area(bath and shower) and a f abulous terrace under thatch, overlooking the river and when we werent on the river or game drives we would sit there with our binoculars to hand and just watch the river and the plains beyond -very, very restful ...and we were the only people staying.

We did a river cruise early morning and spotted all the elephants on the plains across the river/ The followng day arrangements were made for us to go over to the larger sister lodge for a game drive to find the elephants(which we did).

we had some super game drives from our area with an experienced but new to Mvubu guide who was very enthusiastic and managed to find rhino for us, at very close range. The views from the hill top behing the lodge were unrivalled and you could see across the river to the lake beyond. This lodge was smaller and more intimate than its sister and we were very glad we had stayed at Mvubu. The food was good and plentiful, my husband had an excellent massage there for around £16.The experience was realy good and the staff couldnt do enough to help.

Room Tip: All rooms are good and have views of the river.we had chalet 6-excellent views.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2012

An awesome time, stayed for two nights and spent the day fishing in the river and the lake, the accomodations are fantastic, upscale, comfortable and very much bushveld flavoured, the staff could not do enough to help and make my stay comfortable, very friendly, courteous and relaxed at the same time.
The fishing was excellent, caught some nice tigerfish and a huge barbel (catfish), lots of game sightings on the bank all day ! my guide Inkosinati was knowledgable and capable, I should have brought more bait ! they supply tackle but not bait, if you book just ask them what to bring if you plan on fishing.
All in all I will go back and highly recommend Mvubu River Lodge to anyone who wants a quality and affordable African experience.

Room Tip: ask for a good view of the river and sandbanks.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2012

We have just returned afeter spending 4 nights at Mvubu in Pongola. It was a wonderful experience where we relaxed and enjoyed the spendid scenery. The staff especially Gerda and Lorraine where fantastic and did everything to make our stay pleasant.

Room Tip: Ask for one of the river facing rooms
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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pgrwim, Owner at Mvubu River Lodge, responded to this review, January 19, 2012
Dear Guest
Thank you very much for your short & sweet comments in TripAdvisor. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit.

Kind Regards

Pongola Game Reserve Team
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Additional Information about Mvubu River Lodge

Property: Mvubu River Lodge
Address: Pongola Game Reserve, Pongola, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Pongola
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 11 Specialty Lodging in Pongola
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 22

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