Stayed here for a night as part of a tour.
To access the rooms, you go down stairs and cross underneath the lobby. Two holes in the lobby floor overlooks two pools of standing water, I guess provided for animals and to attract them to come onto the lodge grounds. This creates a smell by the area which was not pleasant.
We were assigned to room 10, not too far away from the stairs up to the lobby area, it is a ground level room with slight elevation up from the actual ground being that we were on a slight incline. Room 10 shares a rondavel with room 9.
Outside our balcony about 100 feet into the bush was a watering hole. We saw an elephant and some antelopes drinking from it. The screen door to the balcony does not lock. None of the screens in any of the windows can lock. It is held closed with a magnet. In order to lock your windows would mean closing the glass panes.
There is a large foyer/sitting area once in the door. In our room, there were two queen beds and they asked if we needed a single, we declined. It was quite warm here and we were thankful for an overhead fan. The weird smell from the standing pools of water kind of pervade the room. The room was not well lit with limited table top space even though it was a somewhat spacious room. There was a fridge, safe, coffee/tea making amenities. We were triple occupancy and yet housekeeping only left 2 bottles of complimentary water.
The hairdryer was installed against the wall in the large and not well-lit bathroom. There were the usual toiletries and very limited counter space.
This wasn't one of the better Sopa lodges we stayed at and were glad it was only for one night.
Lunch the first day was served buffet style by the pool. Eating outside meant encountering curious and hungry wildlife. Various birds, monkeys, mongoose, squirrels and hyraxes hung around us.
Breakfast next morning was in-doors and also buffet style.
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