AM Lodge

AM Lodge

Guernsey Rd Off R40, Amanda 1391 South Africa
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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AM Lodge is an Exclusive, Luxurious 5 Star Safari Lodge that is situated in the heart of the African Bush on a 2,000 HA Private Game Reserve which is home to four of the BIG 5, namely Rhino, Lion, Buffalo and Leopard; only meters away from the Greater Kruger National Park, near Hoedspruit, Limpopo, South Africa. With exclusive all-inclusive packages, AM Lodge offers an Intimate African Experience to individuals or families of all ages who are looking to emerge their senses into the African Heartbeat. This luxury lodge hosts a maximum of 22 guests in the utmost luxury and style. Six suites offer complete seclusion as well as private and stunning views. Two completely secluded suites with private plunge pools provide an even more exclusive luxury African safari experience. AM Villa, a few minutes’ drive from the main lodge, is the perfect option for families or groups. AM Villa can accommodate 6 guests in three en-suite bedrooms.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Pool
Free breakfast
Game room
Entertainment staff
Free airport transportation
Valet parking
Wifi
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Sauna
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Plunge pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Evening entertainment
Patio
Walking tours
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Hot spring bath
Manicure
Massage
Massage chair
Neck massage
Pedicure
Steam room
Waxing services
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Doorperson
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
Room features
Air conditioning
Fireplace
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Guernsey Rd Off R40, Amanda 1391 South Africa
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María H wrote a review Jan 2020
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Everything about this trip was amazing. We were welcomed by Amanda who answered and took care of any questions or requests we had. Our pool was dirty and one of our TVs did not work which he had fixed immediately. The resort itself is beautiful with a great view from our balcony. The room had every amenity you needed and more. They even included bath salts and bubbles for the bath. David went out of his way to make our dinning experience great. He even set up a private lunch on a tree loft with a bottle of champagne, flowers (which were then taken to our room), and chocolates to celebrate our honeymoon. Our room was decorated with rose pedales with a bubble bath drawn up for us as well.

The safari experience was beyond amazing. Vusi and Kenny were amazing. They made every effort to get us to see the big 5. They kept track of what we saw and were very knowledgeable of the animals. They taught us so much about every animal we saw, they are very passionate about these animals and their wellbeing. They truly went above and beyond and we built a great relationship with them.

The spa was great as well. Very clean and professional. We got a couples massage which we both loved and my husband isn’t one that cares for massages.

Over all this was a great experience and we are already planning a return visit for one of our anniversaries.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Hannes d, Marketing at AM Lodge
Responded 27 Jan 2020
Dear Maria, Thank you so much for taking the time to tell us about your experience at AM Lodge. We alway strive to provide all our guest with that intimate Africa Experience and great service! We value your feedback and hope to see you back soon for your anniversary! Regards,
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Ndabezinhle M wrote a review Sept 2020
Pretoria, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The stay at the lodge was excellent, the facilities and amenities were great. Every member of staff took care to make sure our stay was comfortable, they were very friendly and welcoming and gave great service. The meals were good, but perhaps more could be done to increase the range of health foods - am sure they would have catered for them if we had asked!
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Date of stay: August 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Hannes du Preez, Marketing at AM Lodge
Responded 30 Apr 2021
Thank you so much for taking the time to tell us about your experience at AM Lodge. We value your feedback. We will definately look at adding more healthy food options to our menu. We hope to welcome you back soon!
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maseluxetravel wrote a review Feb 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The service and staff were great. It made our stay all the more pleasant. The furniture and upkeep of the rooms should be improved especially considering how costly it is to stay at the lodge. Update appliances in the room to SMEG appliances. The fridge in the rooms is outdated. Fix things that don't work in the rooms. Sofas in the rooms could also be updated as some are old. The food could also be improved for lunch and dinner.
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Date of stay: February 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Hannes du Preez, Marketing at AM Lodge
Responded 06 Apr 2021
Dear Maselu, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience. We value your feedback and have taken all the comments to heart. We are looking into your recommendations and hope to welcome you back to AM Lodge soon to experience a new state of the art room fridge!
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Pieter Bosch wrote a review Sept 2020
Pretoria, South Africa
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We can not comment on anything except the lunch we were served. We called this lodge to enquire about the possibility of having a LIGHT lunch and were told that this was in order. We we offered a three course lunch menu with no pricing. Only wanting a light lunch we asked if the three courses were available and priced separately when we were assured that it was. We opted to have the main course and desert: this consisted of three very small, slightly undercooked pastas (with bits of raw pasta and only a few mushrooms and cherry tomatoes) and a toasted ham, cheese and tomato sandwich. Desert consisted of a small portion of banana crumble or a small scoop brandy and chocolate ball (no brandy detectable) and a small scoop of chocolate ice cream. The food was average, but fine for a light lunch. We were however charged for 4 "lodge meals" at R450 each. R2010 for a LIGHT lunch. They also accidentally charged as R20 010 -but at least rectified this to the R2010 price later. This was the most expensive restaurant light lunch we have ever had.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Hannes du Preez, Marketing at AM Lodge
Responded 05 Oct 2020
Dear Pieter, Thank you for your valuable feedback. This is definitely not the standard we are know for NOR the experience we want to offer our guest! I will have to consult with the Lodge to determine why your experience was not as it should be. I will refer back to you ASAP. I apologised for the inconvenience.
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mabuzagiyani wrote a review Mar 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had an amazing experience at AM Lodge. The food was great, the game drives were exciting and the overall service at the lodge was on another level of incredible that we had never experienced before. A special thanks to Ntsako at reception as well as Collen and Arnold who took us for the game drives!
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Date of stay: March 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Hannes du Preez, Marketing at AM Lodge
Responded 06 Apr 2021
Dear Mabuza, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience. We value your feedback and hope to welcome you back to AM Lodge again in the near future.
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pphala308793 wrote a review May 2022
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The place is in a perfect location, very tranquil. I think they need a little something extra like a cable car or a restaurant deep in the bush or maybe the boat cruise to be included. Something extra
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Date of stay: April 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Kennedy Machiwana, General Manager at AM Lodge
Responded 10 May 2022
Dear Guest, Thank you for your valued feedback. We have recently added a few activities to our experience itinerary with Boat Cruise being one of them. We hope on your next visit you will be able to experience this. Till you visit us again. Take Care. AM Lodge Team
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NBGS Travel wrote a review Aug 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Visited AM Lodge last weekend and we had booked the AM Villa, it was very secluded and luxurious. We had a private chef, butler and had our own private game drives. The villa is perfect for family and group of friends. The we were welcomed by the host and butler, Jeff and Manford who were very warm & welcoming. The cuisine served was exquisite and chef Bernick also asked us for our meal preferences which I found very considerate.

The rooms were very spacious and the outdoor shower was my favourite!

Sunrise Game Drive at AM Lodge was the biggest highlight of my trip🌅 It was an incredible morning as we were welcomed by two of the big cats, Lions. Saw the beautiful sightings of Zebras 🦓, Giraffes, Waterbucks etc. Also had a Tea and biscuits in the bush while overlooking the River. The guide and tracker Alberto knew the reserve from the back of their head and are well knowledgeable. The treatment was just absolute first class. On our final day we had a Boma buffet which was accompanied by Swati Traditional dancers and it was exceptional. I cannot wait to return again and unwind ✨
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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peshmdungazi wrote a review Dec 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The whole stay was excellent from check in to departure. The receptionist Ntsako was very friendly and welcoming, the guides Tom and Evance were very knowledgeable and went out of their way to make the drives a wonderful experience. The waiter David made the dining experience exquisite. All staff went out of their way to make our stay beautiful. Thanks😊
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Date of stay: December 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Hannes du Preez, Marketing at AM Lodge
Responded 13 Dec 2020
Thank you for your valuable feedback! We alway strive to provide all our guest with an intimate African experience and hospitality! I will convey the compliments to our fantastic staff at the lodge! We hope to see you back soon and to be of service to you again.
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murimisi11 wrote a review Oct 2021
Pretoria, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
An awesome stay it was. the reception team was excellent, the rooms out of this world including the facilities. the outdoor shower was the cherry on top. The Game drives were well plpanned, with great enthusiasm. we saw 4/5 of the big 5.

The lions roared at the gate's side on the day our arrival and the following day after a long hunt we found one lying in wait at our doorsteps and it took its time allowing us pictures.
The meals were sumptuous beyond explanation, with the breakfast by the river bank taking the lead.
Definitely in my list of the best holidays i have had .
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Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Hannes du Preez, Marketing at AM Lodge
Responded 06 Oct 2021
Dear Murimisi11, Thank you so much for taking the time to share you experience at AM Lodge with us. We value your feedback and hope to welcome you back soon!
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philbundo wrote a review Mar 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Service nad hospitality was second to none. Priscilla our guide made sure that we felt at home and was on top of the game all the time. Jessica the Chef made sure that our tummies remained full and the food was very tasty. Themba the tracker made sure that our game drives were worth it- we encountered all the Big 5
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Date of stay: February 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from AMLodge Marketing, Owner at AM Lodge
Responded 04 Mar 2024
Dear Phil, Thank you for your amazing review on AM Lodge! We are so pleased to know that you had such an amazing experience at our AM Villa. Thank you for complimenting us on our staff and our tasty food! Your compliments will be passed on to our team. We hope to see you back again soon. Kind regards, AM Lodge Team
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Colleen L asked a question Jul 2019
Singapore, Singapore20 contributions12 helpful votes
Hi, are we able to see animals afar from the villa, or suite itself?
Answer from Hannes du Preez
5 contributions
Dear Colleen, You can definitely see the animals from the villa and also from suites. We ofter find villa guest seeing the giraffe, kudu, impala and sometimes even leopard and lions from the deck - we can not guarantee this though, but changes are very good. You wil how ever get the opportunity to view all the animals up close in the game drives! Our game drives is assisted by a guide and a tracker...so if there is any specific animal that you would like to see will will track them down...we will try our best to find it! We look forward to welcome you at AM Lodge and to provide you with an intimate African experience! Regards, Hannes
TravellingCouple asked a question Jun 2019
west sussex28 contributions8 helpful votes
Hello Are the game drives complimentary Thanks
Answer from Renata Zorzi
Sao Paulo, SP12 contributions1 helpful vote
Yes, they are included on the villa’s rate.
brian v asked a question Sept 2018
Auckland, New Zealand7 contributions3 helpful votes
does the tariff inc. Safaris and how many in a 5 night stay. if not how much per safari.
Answer from iamkudam85
2 contributions
How are you Yenrev. Thank you for your question. Our rates are inclusive of the following: - All meals - A Selection of beverages which includes; local beers, AM Lodge House Wines, soft drinks, mineral waters, teas and coffee - Twice daily open safaris on AM Reserve, Walking Safaris and Star Gazing - Complimentary once daily open safari on the Manyeleti Game Reserve – adjacent to the Kruger National Park - Exclusive Use of our Gym Facility - Laundry Service - Uncapped Wi-Fi throughout AM Lodge - Complimentary Spa Voucher to the value of R 500 per adult, per stay which can be redeemed at AM Lodge Spa - Return road transfers between AM Lodge and Eastgate Airport [HDS] Please visit our website and send us an email on the contact form with your dates of intended travel and for how many people. We will send you all the information you need via email.
Answer from iamkudam85
2 contributions
Hi There Alice, I trust you are well. You can get our email address on our website or contact us using the online contact form available on the website. We will arrange a pickup for you from Hoedspruit Airport to AM Lodge. In terms of dinner, bring a variety of clothes for both warm and hot weather options, but for the most part, informal clothing is advisable. We hope we have answered your questions. Please remember to send us an email with other inquiries. Regards, Kennedy M Guest Relations
Answer from iamkudam85
2 contributions
Hi, Mellen101 Yes, we have 2 swimming pools that are available for guests. We have one at the main lodge as mentioned above and one at the Spa as well. If you are staying with us at the Villa you have full exclusivity to an infinity pool and same as the 2 Superior suites. Regards, Kennedy M Guest Relations
Christian P wrote a tip Apr 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Recommend the villla if party is 7+ people."
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foodandfun2015 wrote a tip Apr 2018
Calgary, Canada13 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Villa for a family or group of couples is a perfect location."
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annerichard2018 wrote a tip Jan 2018
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom5 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Noise is not an issue unless a lion huffing for it's pals constitutes a problem."
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matty_strokes wrote a tip Aug 2017
Sydney, Australia23 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room 8 has the most amazing views over the AM Lodge property!"
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LavvieBeds_UK_ wrote a tip Mar 2017
Beds, UK.21 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All the rooms/lodges are amazing"
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PRICE RANGE
R 10,057 - R 21,602 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
AM Lodge - AM Villa - AM Lodge Spa
LOCATION
South AfricaLimpopo ProvinceAmanda
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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Frequently Asked Questions about AM Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to AM Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (2.5 km) and Nyani Cultural Village (4.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at AM Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at AM Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at AM Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at AM Lodge?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to AM Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include KFC Acornhoek Mall, Hungry Lion Acornhoek, and Roman's Pizza Acornhoek.
Are there opportunities to exercise at AM Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does AM Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, AM Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does AM Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, AM Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at AM Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Is AM Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.