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Lions Valley Lodge

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An exclusive, Malaria-free Big Five Private game lodge situated on the Nambiti Private Game Reserve near Ladysmith, Kwa-Zulu Natal. It is geared for utimate relaxation and indulgence of wild life and natural surroundings of the bushveld. Visitors are accommodated in exlusive suites offering maximum privacy. There are a wealth of interesting activities for visitors to participate in. Lions Valley Lodge is situated near to historic battlefields and trips can be arranged. Bush braais and fishing in the dams can be arranged. Guests who want to unwind can laze around at the pool deck which overlooks the waterhole. Succumb to a massage by one of our trained therapists. Lions Valley Lodge offers a unique setting for corporate or team-building breakaways and conferences whilst being surrounded by the spectular sights and sounds of the African Bushveld.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Conference Facilities
Laundry Service
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
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Nambiti Memorial Gate, Ladysmith 3370 South Africa
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Pietermaritzburg Airport136 km
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The lodge is well appointed and extremely comfortable. The staff were pleasant, friendly and helpful, the wildlife guide was superb. Food and drink were all good, there was too much at times. Perhaps a treadmill would be a welcome extra in the spa area.
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Response from Cheryl F, Director of Sales at Lions Valley Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Trevor B Many thanks for your review of the lodge. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards Cheryl F
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We have just come home from 4 nights at Lions Valley Lodge. My wife, my 2 children (ages 16 and 12) and I had the most amazing time. It was the most special and magical holiday we have ever had and we have been to many place around the world. LVL is very luxurious and the
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Response from LionsValley, Owner at Lions Valley Lodge
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Dan1977 Wow, wow, wow.....what a magical review! Thank you so much for taking the time to write such an awesome Trip Advisor review. We are delighted to hear that you and your family had such a great time at Lions Valley Lodge. Glad to hear our new spa was such a hit. The Lions Valley Lodge Team look forward to welcoming you and your family back.
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Everything about the holiday was wonderful, from Barry our extremely passionate and knowledgeable guide, to the enormous room, the friendly and very helpful staff and the delicious food. The only negative we had was the wine list! We tried most of the reds over our 3 night
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Response from LionsValley, Owner at Lions Valley Lodge
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Diana S Thank you for your review, we are delighted to hear you had a wonderful stay at Lions Valley Lodge. However, we are disappointed that you did not like any of the 14 red wines on our wine list, especially because we had a wine specialist recommend what wines we should make available to guests! We hope you will make a return visit and we will definitely liaise with you in advance to make sure we have stock of your wine of choice. We have also just set up a new spa area which you will be able to enjoy on a return visit.
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Wife and I spent 3 nights there. Every aspect was magnificent. Accommodation was luxurious-5 Star. Food was outstanding. It was cold and rainy but game drives were brilliant. Our guide,Nolan,was the most knowledgeable that we have ever encountered.We will definitely return.
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Response from Cheryl F, Director of Sales at Lions Valley Lodge
Responded 12 Feb 2019
Hi DavidwJ3795FU Thanks so much for your wonderful review of the lodge and good to hear that you enjoyed the facilities and game drives and that your guide was good. We do hope that you can return again soon. Kind regards Cheryl F
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7 nights of pure luxury. Everything about Lions Valley Lodge is excellent! The warm hospitality, excellent food, outstanding service, attention to detail and the game drives - all are 5 ++ star. Nolan, our guide, was so knowledgeable, patient and fun! I learned a lot about the
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Response from Cheryl F, Director of Sales at Lions Valley Lodge
Responded 07 Jan 2019
Hi Joades Many thanks for your excellent feedback on your experience at the lodge. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed yourselves at Lions Valley Lodge so much. There is a huge amount of interesting historical facts and information to learn about the reserve and the surrounding area. We do hope that you can get to visit us again soon. Kind regards Cheryl F
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We used Rhino transfers who drove us from Jo'burg to the gate in approx 4 hours. Very easy, good service and reasonable. rhino shuttles . co . za As per the other comments, you will see 4 of the big 5 multiple times I'm sure, but you are unlikely to see leopard (or cheetah) in this reserve as there are so few in this reserve. But I wouldn't let that stop you going!
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Hi, I flow from Cape Town to Joburg and then drove (about 4h). Best wishes Jonathan.
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"Request a room close to the lodge!"
"This hotel is the best value for money of any we have ever come across. Absolute luxury for mid-range pricing"
"All suites are amzing"
"Every single room is equally beautiful"
"We loved Savannah"
US$484 - US$553 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalLadysmith
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