Lion Tree Top Lodge

R531 Guernsey Rd Guernsey 81, KU Portion 146, Amanda 1380 South Africa
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Experience total tranquillity and true African hospitality at Lion Tree Top Lodge near Hoedspruit, we are situated in a private nature reserve in the heart of the game-rich area, bordering the Kruger National Park’s western boundary in Limpopo, this is Glamping near the Kruger Park at its best. We are a small exclusive lodge offering a unique African experience. We have five intimate and private, luxury tree top tents with sunken or corner baths, inside and outside showers, large decks, fans and bar fridges. All accommodation offers a choice of king or twin beds with canopy-style mosquito nets. There are also cosy sitting areas with tea and coffee stations in all our tents. Please email the lodge for more information.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Boating
Hiking
Car hire
24-hour security
Car park
Internet
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Aerobics offsite
Fishing
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
Private check-in / check-out
Washing machine
Ironing service
Room features
Dining area
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Seating area
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans

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R531 Guernsey Rd Guernsey 81, KU Portion 146, Amanda 1380 South Africa
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Patrick B wrote a review Jan 2024
Penarth, United Kingdom10 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our hosts, Lynn and Brian, treated the 5 of us like family. Great communication prior to our arrival, regarding game drives and other activities, all being organised ahead of time.
Really comfortable 'tree top tents', in the Bush, with associated wildlife nighttime noises. Fantastic sleeps.
Loved the small social gatherings at breakfast and dinner, meeting and chatting with the other local and intrmernational guests, together with Lynn and Brian.
Food was excellent and plentiful. Great chef and all the staff were so friendly and helpful.
We were very sad to leave after our 6 nights and 5 very full days.
Would highly recommend it if you want to experience the real Bush atmosphere in a small, family group setting.
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Date of stay: December 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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babzspring wrote a review Mar 2023
Biggleswade, United Kingdom6 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I were looking for somewhere to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Being in the bush in a luxurious tent absolutely delivered on this!! Nothing beats being able to hear the crickets and frogs at night whilst being snug in a comfortable bed!! Food was amazing and we felt thoroughly spoilt. Lynn's attention to detail to ensure we had the best stay with lots of activities is second to none and both Brian and Lynn were perfect hosts.
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Date of stay: February 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
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5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Paul wrote a review Aug 2023
leicester, UK12 contributions28 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed as a family of four, with children of 9 and 6.

We loved everything about Lion Tree Top Lodge. Lovely owners and staff, lovely setting in the bush - zebras and giraffes wandering around the camp. The tent was easily big enough for the four of us, with a lovely big bathroom and outdoor shower. The beds were extremely comfortable and come with an electric blanket for those cold Winter nights.

The kids managed a quick plunge in the pool and they loved the experience of sitting around the Boma in the evening

The owners arranged for us to go on a walk through the bush as well as a half day game drive to a nearbye big 5 reserve. Both were sadly lacking in animals for us but we spoke to other guests who had fantastic encounters on both trips - thats the luck of safari!

Wouldn't hesitate to return to LTTL or recommend to friends/family - it was a wonderful end to our safari adventure with brilliant hosts and a magical setting
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Make note of the power cut times, its not ideal if you are trying to charge a camera or heat up...
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Response from Brian Christiane, Owner at Lion Tree Top Lodge
Responded 29 Aug 2023
Hi Paul. Thank you so much or choosing to stay at Lion Tree Top Lodge, and for the positive review.I t was an absolute delight to welcome you and your lovely family, and we can only hope that our paths will cross again sometime in the future. So sorry you were not that lucky with the game viewing, but as you said, there is no guarantees when it comes to safari. We trust you enjoyed the rest of your holiday and that you are now safely back home. Kind regards and best wishes , Brian & Lynn
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cneuho546472 wrote a review Jul 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Accommodation was excellent. The staff were very friendly. Owners went out of their way to help us with whatever we needed. Food was great. Loved the animals and surrounding area. Can recommend this to anyone wanting to visit the Lowveld area
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Date of stay: June 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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StefanieK-H wrote a review Dec 2023
Nijmegen, The Netherlands1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lynn, Brian and all their staff made our stay an absolutely memorable one. They spared no effort to make us feel very much at home. Not only did they book outings for us, they even offered to take us to a reserve as my partner had fallen and could hardly walk. We enjoyed the food at the open fire in the boma, breakfast was great. We could not have wished for more. We hope to be able to come back in November. Thanks so much.
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Date of stay: November 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Sammy1968 wrote a review Jan 2020
10 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a couple of nights in this beautiful little Lodge. We were woke by the lovely sound of roaring lions. The Lodge owners were so friendly and helpful. The staff are faultless.
Our tent was amazing in the trees. The whole Lodge was clean and fresh. Couldn’t fault anything
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: The Cheetah tent isn’t far from the lions so you get a beautiful wake up call
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Response from GillianM1700, Owner at Lion Tree Top Lodge
Responded 29 Jan 2020
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We appreciate your feedback. Warm regards, West and Gill Mathewson
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Marlene M wrote a review Jan 2020
Brampton, Canada53 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Such a lovely stay we had! If only we had more time ... the accommodation with mosquito screens and chicken wire (glassless) made sure the sounds and smells of the bush surrounded us. Amazing to shower in privacy under the heavens. The pool called us and did not disappoint!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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pbahri233109 wrote a review May 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is one of the best lodges we have visited. The owners and staff are awesome and the experience was sublime. Wonderful food, wonderful staff, Huge tank you to Lynn and Brian and Belinda and team. The bush walk and game drives were fabulous and the evenings around the boom amazing.
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Date of stay: April 2022
4.0 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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Pascal d wrote a review Jul 2022
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely location with great hosts. The dinner and breakfast were good, and was a nice time chatting with other guests and the owners.

We did the night game drive and the morning bush walk. The reserve is not that big, resulting in seeing a lot of animals. Not all animals can be spotted though. To see the big 5 you need to visit other places also
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Astrid007 wrote a review Apr 2015
Alesund, Norway5 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had the great pleasure to stay at this lovely lodge. It is a small and intim lodge with a great hospitality from the owners Mr. Drummond and his wife. The special acommondation at this lodge are the lovely treetop luxery cottages and also special is that the owner is raising two cute white lion cubs. We had the opportunity to play and walk out in the bushes with them. We also can recomand the very good food cooked by Mrs. Drummond. We had a very relaxing and a great stay at the Lion Tree top. Best regards from the Häber Family in Norway and thank you for the wonderful days we will never forget.
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Date of stay: March 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Sader417 asked a question Feb 2018
Danvers, Massachusetts20 contributions1 helpful vote
Is there laundry service available?
Answer from Hugh1944
Winston Park, South Africa270 contributions37 helpful votes
We did not stay at the Lodge - we went for a morning walk with 2 lions - so I don't know if they have a laundry service, but I'm sure they will have. The best way to find out is to email them and ask them
Answer from Walesabroad
UK69 contributions61 helpful votes
We hired our own car at the airport but if you contact them they can arrange for you. They are very helpful
Answer from cybergran
Heaton, United Kingdom185 contributions62 helpful votes
Sorry, I've only just seen your question. Yes, you can just book the walk which is what we did, We arranged the whole thing through Seasons in Africa so didn't have to worry about sorting out transport etc. If you are driving yourself you will be able to just book the walk. It's worth every penny in my opinion. Enjoy your SA trip!
Paul wrote a tip Aug 2023
leicester, UK12 contributions28 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make note of the power cut times, its not ideal if you are trying to charge a camera or heat up your bed. Nothing the owners can do about it"
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Mike K wrote a tip May 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa26 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Recommend to bring a 5l water in case of loadshedding as the water pump relies on it. There is a generator but it doesn't run the whole time"
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Sammy1968 wrote a tip Jan 2020
10 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The Cheetah tent isn’t far from the lions so you get a beautiful wake up call"
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phi54 wrote a tip Nov 2018
Lynge, Denmark38 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you are honeymooners, tell the management ahead"
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RoxyMonoxide wrote a tip Nov 2018
Grimsby, Canada58 contributions26 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you want self catering you can choose Leopard cabins"
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PRICE RANGE
R 3,444 - R 4,171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaLimpopo ProvinceAmanda
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lion Tree Top Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Lion Tree Top Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (7.8 km), Nyani Cultural Village (5.8 km), and Thornybush Game Reserve (3.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lion Tree Top Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Lion Tree Top Lodge?
Top room amenities include a refrigerator, a dining area, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Lion Tree Top Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Lion Tree Top Lodge?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Lion Tree Top Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Lion Tree Top Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.