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Tamboti Bush Lodge

95 97 Klipdrift 90 Jr Dinokeng Game Reserve, Hammanskraal 0407 South Africa
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Tamboti Bush Lodge is in the middle of the Dinokeng Big 5 Game Reserve, nestled in a grove of Tamboti trees, many of the trees are already marked and you can identify over 80 indigenous trees and over 200 species of birds around the lodge and in the veld. The 6 suites at the lodge are stunning, each with their own décor and style. The honeymoon suites are to die for, there two log cabins overlooking the dams and the luxury safari tent amazing. All the suites have a TV and coffee making facilities for the late-nighter / early bird. This area is malaria free and is situated one hours drive from Johannesburg. There is an a la carte restaurant at the lodge and game drives are available as well as a self drive route through the game reserve
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Tennis court offsite
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English, Afrikaans
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markus m wrote a review Jun 2022
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Yes, I was there again in April 2021. It is a very nice place to live, with the friendly new owner and stuff. I worked in the area so this is the best place to stay. Safari on the way to the work in the morning. I also made the tour through the park and saw really many animals. There is also a nice little Lake and a pool to rest.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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ggozze542174 wrote a review Jan 2020
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The warm welcome the greath hospitality all the super frendly staff the super flexible good Kitchen Espezial the 450gr.T-Bone with 🍳,Onion&Garlic for Brakfast and at any time you askt for a good menu Bushdrive's morning afternoon eavening Aerea for relax Pool all just good and highly recomendable to stay at least 4 to 6 night's 🤠🐒🦓🦏👌👍👍👍
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from Inspire571492, Owner at Tamboti Bush Lodge
Responded 14 Jan 2020
Thank you Guiseppe We really enjoyed your company and that of your brother and we hope that we can entice you out of Switzerland soon . Kind regards Derrick
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fezekile2018 wrote a review Dec 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa4 contributions1 helpful vote
The property location is excellent, even with a mini lake. However, the room we were booked in(Bejane) is too small, with beds and beddings leaving a lot to be desired. The bedding did not look to the standard of any property one could have in the Dinokeng Game Reserve. We had to use our own blankets to sit/sleep on the beds because the lined and duvets were not comforting. The christmas lunch was a disaster!! It was supposed to be a buffet but no choice of foods was ever given. The meal was completely unedible, the salads were not covered and flies were playing!!! Despite having paid for a buffet, we were charged separately for the drinks!!!! Our stay was so terrible we did not eat breakfast the following morning(despite having paid for it) and we checked out and found another property for the night. I had secretly wondered while researching the property why there were not pictures of the rooms online!!! Now I know why.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from Inspire571492, Owner at Tamboti Bush Lodge
Responded 01 Jan 2020
Our most sincere apologies that you did not enjoy your stay. Drinks are never included in a buffet, there are plenty of pictures on our website at least 4 pictures per room, you may have missed them. We are an a la carte restaurant and have been operating as such for the last 16 years, very, successfully as you will see from our reviews. We have been fully booked for the entire Christmas and New Year period and have had very happy guests with no complaints Kind regards Derrick
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ElizabethMaboki wrote a review Dec 2019
Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution
The lodge was situated in the wright place, wright inside the bush. The staff was well mannered, took good care of us especially Thanks a million times to Sam and the other guy, you made our stay worthwhile. My concern was the cleanliness of the bathrooms. The basin and shower was extremely duty, its like those things were not cleaned before we arrive. The dust in the shower was a great turn off. The soap water onto of the basin was also a turn off and the mini dustbin in the bathroom for sanitary towels was not emptied before our arrival. Lastly for a 4 star lodge we expect a mini bar fridge in a room. it was actually an inconvenience to us because we had to ask Sam to put our drinks in the main fridge and we didn't feel comfortable going to the main fridge when ever we needed a drink. By the way we had a great challenge with mosquitoes in our bed rooms.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Tiaanste wrote a review Nov 2019
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Enjoyed our stay. Felt welcome from the moment we arrived. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Enjoyed the talks with Derrick during dinner every night. Was very informative. Staff friendly. The meals were excellent.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Responded 12 Nov 2019
Hi Tiaan Many thanks for your really great review we most sincerely hope to see you again in the near future Kind regards Derrick and the Tamboti team
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arossu911886 wrote a review Oct 2019
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We stayed at Tamboti Bush Lodge and got an upgrade to the Honeymoon suite. Thank you for that ! We had a lovely stay thanks to the friendly staff and owner. Surroudings are very nice with the dam and the beautiful trees and many birds and other wildlife in the gamereserve. We will be back!
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Inspire571492, Owner at Tamboti Bush Lodge
Responded 27 Oct 2019
Thank so much for your lovely review. The Tamboti Team hopes to see you again soon Kind regards Derrick and Pixie
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MissL wrote a review Oct 2019
Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution
Enjoyed the hospitality. Staff is friendly and goes the extra mile to accommodate one's needs. The environment is so peaceful and a good break away from normal daily activities. Game drive was enjoyable. Great choice of stay with no regrets.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 03 Oct 2019
Thank you so much for a great review I am glad the Tamboti team made your weekend enjoyable
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KirstiB18 wrote a review Sept 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa26 contributions4 helpful votes
This was our second trip to Tamboti, and once again they did not disappoint. Whether by fluke or intention, we were put in the same room we had the last time, which was for our 1st year anniversary. The weather this time was much warmer thankfully! The lodge is such a great place to just relax and catch your breath after the fast moving pace of the city, and being only an hour away, makes it such a convenient getaway. Derrick is such a knowledgeable host, and tells great stories of the reserve and what he has seen and experienced. The food is delicious and the staff are always smiling and happy to help. As much as we say we will try somewhere else in reserve, I don't think we will - we will probably always come back to Tamboti!
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Nalsin wrote a review Aug 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa194 contributions98 helpful votes
Tamboti Bush Lodge is situated in a tranquil environment surrounded with Tamboti trees. Upon arrival we were greeted by the friendly owner Derrick who made us feel at home. We had the Honeymoon Suite which was beautifully decorated overlooking the pool and bar area. The food was excellent and the service received from the team was great. Thank you to Derrick and his team for a lovely tranquil weekend. Highly recommend this lodge within the Dinokeng Game Reserve.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Response from Inspire571492, Owner at Tamboti Bush Lodge
Responded 20 Aug 2019
Many thanks We try very hard to live up to our motto " Mi Casa su Casa" My home is your home and we hope to see you again soon Kind regards Derrick & Pixie
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Martin wrote a review Jun 2019
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Very nice place in the wildness with nice stuff and owner Very good food in the restaurant With luck you can see the big five on your way to your Hotel Make a Busch safari with Derick, its very interesting If you like to do bushdrives by car at the Dinokeng Game Reserve you pay a fee per day and that get a lower price within the next 3 days
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Response from Inspire571492, Owner at Tamboti Bush Lodge
Responded 30 Jun 2019
Thank you so much for a lovely review our team at Tamboti appreciate the kind words Derrick
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tamboti Bush Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Tamboti Bush Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Dinokeng Game Reserve (4.4 km), Carousel Casino & Entertainment World (6.3 km), and Makopa Reptile Park (6.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Tamboti Bush Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Tamboti Bush Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Tamboti Bush Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tamboti Bush Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kingfisher Restaurant, Thunder Bay Spur Steak Ranch, and Injabulo Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Tamboti Bush Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Tamboti Bush Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Tamboti Bush Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Tamboti Bush Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Tamboti Bush Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.