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Nedile Lodge
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

Leaving our car at the Gate to start our adventure (Make sure you have what you need in your luggage) we started our break with a short game drive to the Lodge with our friendly ranger.
The feeling in Welgevonden Game Reserve is that it’s big enough not to be a zoo but small enough that you’re never lost.
The lodge is warm, charming and integrated with its environment, accommodates only 5 couples at a time. Unfortunately we had room 1 which was attractive but closest to the public areas and so lacked privacy, also the shower didn’t work, but there was a beautiful bath with a few so no matter.
The accommodation is spacious and inviting, with an excellent self-service tea station stocked with locally baked cookies.
The food is outstanding and was a real treat, although it doesn’t stop so be prepared to pack on a few Kilo's (I have not had better pastries in Paris.)
The game drives are relaxing however you feel your part of a tour group as there are 60 concessions on the reserve and there are always 6 cars at every sighting. Reminds me a bit of the dune tour in Dubai, I prefer a somewhat more private viewing experience personally.
All in all my rating is this is a great short stay breakaway.

Room Tip: Dont get room 1 its not the best for privacy but close to the food :)
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Nedile, Owner at Nedile Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2013

Dear Merlin.
Thanks for your kind words. I just want clarify some statements and to add to your description of room 1. Although room 1 it is close to the swimming pool and the main complex, some view this as a benefit, it has an extra room attached to the main bedroom and the unit can thus be shared by 3 people. We also installed a roller blind on the veranda that can be rolled down if you want to sit outside in privacy. Although the reserve is 34000 ha with 60 owners, there are not 60 lodges in the reserve. Some properties are bundled in one lodge and we have a number of unbuild sites. I am not sure of the exact number of lodges but is is closer to 40 private lodges in total with the majority non-commercial or private lodges with very low occupancy. There are also strong regulations that there will never be more than 3 vehicles at any rare game sighting, so it must have been a very unusual situation to even see 6 game viewers in total on a game drive. On most game drives, even during busy weekends, we will seldom see more than three vehicles during the total drive. I am not sure when you visited Nedile but must have been during an unusual busy time. I am very sorry about your outside shower not working but this has been fixed.
Kind regards
Hennie

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Reviewed May 30, 2013

We spent our second visit to Nedile earlier in May and immediately booked a third stay. That was the only way to avoid the disappointment of leaving such a wonderful lodge. The staff line up to welcome you and the smiles are genuine and warm. The lodge has five rooms, allowing the six staff members to give the personal treatment, whether on a game drive, eating three fabulous meals a day - we each had to confess that our belts were loosened underneath our shirts on night - or socialising around the bar. The first time we visited, we didn't even do a game drive, but just sat around reading, drinking and relaxing. This time we did many game drives, seeing four a half of the Big Five - the half one was a shadow that COULD have been a leopard - and being charged by an angry elephant. Expert driving from Mike saved the day and allowed me to snap some exciting photos. what a weekend, what a place, and we return in two months. Yeah!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 23, 2013

From the moment we arrived, we felt right at home at this beautiful lodge. The team is welcoming and hospitable and will go out of their way to make your stay comfortable and memorable (including coffee served in bed with your wake-up call -- a first for me). They do 'attention-to-detail' really well and will pick up very quickly on your smallest of preferences.

Add to the mix, great food, fantastic game drives, amazing sights and you have the making of a perfect bush getaway.

Having visited Welgevonden before, this is by far my favorite lodge in this game reserve --
this is five-star-at-everything at its best. I will definitely be going back -- soon.

Room Tip: The room are all great with fantastic views.
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

If you are looking for the perfect luxurious game lodge to share some special moment, stop looking anymore this is the place! Nedile is the most beautiful game lodge you can imagine. We have spent there only 2 nights but everything during this stay was simply amazing.
Lodge is very beautiful, not fenced, with stunning views and perfect service. It is very private as there are only 5 cottages which can accommodate max 10 people. Try to arrange your stay during the week, we were lucky enough to have very private experience as there was only another couple except of us :)
Cottage was very beautiful with amazing terrace, beautiful bath with a view and the outside shower which was a hit and you have to try it when you are there. Food was divine and they have also accommodated for me being vegetarian and I had very tasty dishes to try. It was so lovely to dine under the most amazing stars I’ve ever see.
Common area and pool are very beautiful, everything blends perfectly with a nature and there is no single one unnecessary decoration there. It is not a family-friendly place and lodge itself welcomes only kids after certain age, so you can be sure that it will be perfect for the romantic experience.
Staff was great, very attentive yet discreet – the real 5 star experience.
We were lucky enough also to have the perfect game drives too; however this is a nature so you cannot be really certain. Welgevonden Game Reserve does not have so many animals like Pilanesberg or Kruger, but it’s landscape is so different and well worthy to visit.

PS. Write to lodge directly to make a reservation. When you are little out of main season and during the week you can get better offer!

Room Tip: Room nb 1, it is too close to main area so it is not private. Room number 3 has the biggest terrace and it is very private.
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Gosia L
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Nedile, Owner at Nedile Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2013

Dear Gosia.
Thank you very much for your kind words. I just want to clarify that that you will not get a different price if you write directly to the lodge. The same specials and prices are honored to all tour operators so please feel free to book via your tour operator as you will get exactly the same price.
Hope to see you back soon!
Kind Regards
Hennie

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Reviewed May 6, 2013

Had a short stay here, just 1 night and 2 game drives. But it sure is a place to remember.
Perfect hospitality, great guides, beautiful rooms and amazing view.

Can't think of a thing that wasn't right.

Great experience having breakfast with some mating giraffes in the background.

Regarding the staff we met:
Barend, thanks for the enjoyable and interesting game drives(we saw cheetah, lions, rhino and giraffe)
Anica and Micheal, keep up the good job, the place looks fantastic.
Gladys, thank you for the good service. And thanks to the cook, whose name I missed.

Would recommend it without hesitation.

Room Tip: All rooms are fantastic, but there is one room close to the lounge which doesn't require you to be accompanied by a ranger when going to your room.
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Ben S
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