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On the Banks of the Mogalakwena River, Grootpan 0909 South Africa
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Updated 20/06/10

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free wifi in the business centre
Pool
Bar / lounge
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Restaurant
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Poolside bar
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Safe
Private bathrooms
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Dutch

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On the Banks of the Mogalakwena River, Grootpan 0909 South Africa
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Polokwane Airport143 kmSee all flights
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Dewald555 wrote a review 15 Jun
Pretoria, South Africa3 contributions
As a regular traveler I get to experience service offerings from a large number of Lodges, Guest Houses, Hotels etc. I was pleasantly surprised by the service experienced at Mogalakwena River Lodge, it far exceeded my expectation. From the moment that I arrived till the time I departed. The friendly staff and owners went above and beyond to attend to my every need and requests. The food served was fit for a king’s banquet and the rooms could easily accommodate those with the highest expectations when it comes to cleanliness and attention to detail. Nights were spend around the fire where travel stories were exchanged and friendships forged. This was by far the most memorable experience I had in all my years of traveling. The staff and owners a like made you feel as if you part of the family and not just another guest. I'll definitely recommend the lodge to anybody that's looking for that once in a lifetime experiences; whether traveling for business or in my private capacity I'll most definitely book my stay with Mogalakwena River Lodge again.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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madelaineprinsloo001 wrote a review Oct 2021
Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution
No activities that were advertised on webpage was available over a long weekend because the staff wasn't working. Some photos used on the website wasn't even taken on the property itself. Not a variety of beverages and the beer wasn't really cold. When asked for beers on ice, it was presented in a plastic cooler box. Filthy plaster on the side of the pool. As guests we had to wipe off the outside cushions on the chairs, full of dust and leaves. The blow dryer was broken. No 2 point plugs in the room to charge your phone. Remaining staff was very helpful and friendly under the circumstances. Food was good. Lovely room.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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roneleksteen29 wrote a review Jul 2020
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We find it very expensive for what we get. The geyser was leaking in the toilet and we had to put towels on the floor. We reported the problem - but nobody attend to it. The room was not serviced. Fixed menu - no choices.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Marc d wrote a review Feb 2019
Durban, South Africa30 contributions11 helpful votes
Set un a great location, that us where it ends. This place is run down, its staff clearly willing and fairly pleasant but far from competent and its food ar very best very average. The Vakentines special was simple false advertising and a low pou t was when our steak knives were, after a long and unexplained delay, removed and replaced, and we were served KFC-like disgusting chicken in small portions. The room leaked in 3 places. The level of a backpackers at prices which do not March that standard. Disgusting overall and will not merit a return visit or recommendation.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Paul J wrote a review Jan 2019
Midrand, South Africa257 contributions46 helpful votes
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Mariaan from Boelamien referred us to Mogalakwena for Christmas lunch. Isabella was very professional and handled the booking quickly and provided us with a menu and costs. Grounds and gardens are very neat and the X-factor must be the rim flow pool on the river. The venue was clean and had a real Christmas feel to it. Staff were neatly dressed and tables neatly set with white table cloths draped to the floor. Food was great, well presented and tasty. It was really a memorale day and a Christmas that we will remember for a very long time. Thank you to all involved who worked and treated us well.
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Room Tip: Have a drink in the bar/lapa overlooking the river
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Ashley B wrote a review Jan 2019
Knysna, South Africa2 contributions
After a hellish 10 hour drive, I finally made it to this pet-friendly B&B. I arrived and it was hours before I sought my room, for good reason! The hosting couple were so warm and welcoming that we ended up chatting for the better part of the first evening. I elected to stay an extra night (thankfully they had availability - the guest house itself was exceptionally busy as it was peak season and clearly a popular spot!). Close to all amenities and equipped with everything you could desire, my dogs safely enjoyed the garden whilst I enjoyed the friendly company and atmosphere. I would definitely seek this B&B out in future. Oh! And the breakfast!! Super delicious and more than ample.
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Date of stay: December 2018
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pierriette wrote a review Sep 2018
Paarl, South Africa3 contributions
Always a nice stay over with friendly reception and safe parking. Homely and welcoming. This is a definate stay over without the frills and fuss. All you need for an overnight or longer stay. Have never been disappointed in this establishment.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Marie Anne M wrote a review Aug 2018
Sedgefield, South Africa25 contributions41 helpful votes
We were warmly welcomed on our arrival. Had a delicious dinner next to the open fire. The setting was very peaceful and romantic. The chalet was very comfortable and the we slept very well. We were woken in the morning by the sounds of the Bush. Had a good breakfast overlooking the river while buck came to drink. Overall it was a magical stay, next time we will stay longer!
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Response from Mogalakwena, Owner at Mogalakwena River Lodge
Responded 24 Sep 2018
Thank you very much Marie Anne M for your review! We are really happy that you had a nice time at Mogalakwena. We hope to see you soon again! Mogalakwena Team
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Sheridan B wrote a review May 2018
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Really enjoyed the personal touch at this small lodge which gives close attention to guests and is a beautiful spot with lots of art and local flair making it a unique and special destination. Great staff, lovely accommodation and good food served in a fabulous environment.
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Date of stay: May 2018
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Response from Mogalakwena, Manager at Mogalakwena River Lodge
Responded 21 May 2018
Thank you very much SheriBRSA for your review! We are really happy you enjoyed Mogalakwena and we hope to see you soon again! Mogalakwena Team
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575johan wrote a review May 2018
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There is a rhythm to the location, especially the river, and the people that soon leads to a relaxed state of body and mind. You can choose to be as active or sedentary as you like. Watch the birds. Take a walk. Ride your bike. Do a game drive. It's up to you.
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Date of stay: April 2018
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PRICE RANGE
US$89 - US$92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaLimpopo ProvinceGrootpan
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mogalakwena River Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Mogalakwena River Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Mogalakwena River Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a view of a nearby landmark, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Mogalakwena River Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Mogalakwena River Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mogalakwena River Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Mogalakwena River Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Mogalakwena River Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Dutch, and Afrikaans.