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Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve Safari Lodge

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Inkwenkwezi is situated in the malaria free Eastern Cape of South Africa. The reserve is situated within an area of one hundred square kilometres encompassing five different biomes (vegetation types) which offer varied game viewing. It is one of the few reserves with a tidal estuary. The reserve has the big five and a variety of antelope as well as giraffe, zebra & other predators. The reserve is five minutes from magnificent beaches and a 40 minute drive from a national airport. Driving to Inkwenkwezi is a pleasure as the roads are tarred right to the entrance ACCOMMODATION BUSH CAMP The Bush Camp offers accommodation for twelve guests in six en-suite safari tents. All tents have electric lights, twin beds with Cloud 9 mattresses, slatted headboards, bedside tables and bedside lamps, bedside mats, telephones, chest of drawers. The en-suite bathrooms feature a shower, (hot and cold water) which is crafted to resemble a cave and blends with the natural rock and bush of this area. From its hilltop site the camp overlooks a valley & each safari tent is positioned on a raised timber deck offering you your own private game viewing. On the elevated timber deck guest are able to relax on two easy chairs with a coffee table. VALLEY CAMP The Valley Camp offers twelve guests accommodation in six custom designed luxury tents with the emphasis on spaciousness and quality. The tents are positioned on individual timber decks and situated in a valley nestling amongst indigenous trees. The bathrooms are fitted with both a slipper bath and a four sided glass shower (hot and cold water) a vanity slab(drawers underneath) with a hand basin as well as a hanging area for clothing. All finishes are of a high quality. Tents are furnished with twin three quarter beds (one tent has a queen size bed) all with cloud 9 mattresses and Percale linen. Headboards are trimmed with brass and have bedside tables and lamps as well as a matching dresser, 2 leather easy chairs and a butlers tray. A bar fridge stocked with a variety of South African wine and malt as well as soft drinks. The partially covered outside deck is large and has 2 easy chairs with a coffee table. Guests at both the Valley Camp and the Bush Camp have tea and coffee making facilities with a variety of different teas. All tents have 3 roofs, the inside roof has ventilation flaps to control the temperature, the second roof is the water proofing and the outside roof is used for shade and helps moderate the temperature. All tents have insect mesh on all openings.
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Free Parking
Public Wifi
Breakfast Available
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Shuttle Bus Service
Airport Transportation
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Golf Course
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
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East London Airport32 km
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow this place is incredible! We attending a wedding here which was beautiful and the staff made it perfect with their great service. The only thing with the bar men they were charging different prices for the same thing and trying to charge for tap...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank 844kayg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for one night stay in the lodge. Johann was our guide and was very friendly and knowledgable a real credit to the reserve. Done a safari drive and saw 3 of the big 5 which was told were lucky to see. Lodge accommodation was...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank 26robh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After our visit to eMqhekezweni, The Great Place we stayed overnight at Ikwenkwezi Private Game Lodge. The welcome was superb and so was the friendly staff and rangers made us feel very relaxed and entertained. The encounters were amazing!

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank TwinM10
Reviewed 9 October 2018

I think your experience here depends very much on the ranger you have. Ours was Brandon who is a real asset to the reserve and who made our time here fabulous. The accommodation is comfortable and the food plentiful and tasty. The roads are in...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 30 September 2018

thank you for a wonderful stay .... you are guys are the best. I would certainly recommend people to visit this place. the proximity to the beach crowns it all please keep up the good work and make sure that you maintain the standard even...More

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Date of stay: September 2018
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27 May 2017|
Response from marjiehugo | Reviewed this property |
It is best to visit Inkwenkwezi's website for tarriffs. We found them reasonable, since meals and gamedrives are inclusive of their prices. You only pay extra for drinks and additional activities.
Samantha G
23 August 2016|
Response from Colin S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I can't answer your question. You need to contact the reserve management for the answer. I should have thought it would be on their web site. I was only a visitor for one day and had lunch there.
3 October 2015|
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Response from teibaz | Reviewed this property |
Inkwenkwezi is about 30 kilometers from East London, and in the time you have it may not be practical to hire a car. A taxi hire for the day could be possible, but could be expensive. Why not contact Inkwenkwezi by... More
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"Tranquility at its best!"
3 weeks ago
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"We only visited the game reserve"
03 Jan 2018
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"Find out about their Valley camp and Bush Camp! Spectacular views and relaxed atmosphere to it!"
30 May 2017
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"All the tented camps are private with a fabulous view."
20 Apr 2017
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US$72 - US$262 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
inkwenkwezi private game reserve safari hotel east london
South AfricaEastern CapeEast London
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