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Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve Safari Lodge

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Schafli Road Kwelera, East London 5259 South Africa
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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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jgreyvenstein1 wrote a review 10 May
East London, South Africa1 contribution
One of the best experiences of my life, great food, friendly people, immaculate service and hospitality...definitely a place to add to your bucket list. Also if you are thinking about a venue for your wedding, I would highly recommend you choose Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Lynette H wrote a review Apr 2021
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My husband and I visited Inkwenkwezi for my birthday. The staff went out of their way to accommodate us. The food is superb, and the wildlife incredible. We had an amazing time. Willem went out of his way.
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Mihloti M wrote a review Apr 2021
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I could not have wished for a better place to celebrate life and love. The romantic setting in the tent kick started my vacation and the experiences are awesome. I have to definitely come back. Amazing hosts
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kerry793 wrote a review Apr 2021
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We enjoyed every minute of our stay! It was such a great 10 year anniversary celebration. The staff and our ranger, Willem, were so friendly and accommodating. The game drive was amazing and we got to see a lot of the wildlife and animals, while learning a thing or two. The food was delicious. We also loved doing the canoeing down the river. We had an all round amazing experience and will definitely be back.
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Jenna S wrote a review Apr 2021
East London, South Africa11 contributions1 helpful vote
My boyfriend and I have been wanting to stay at inkwenkwezi for a while now, it is so beautiful and seems full of fun activities. When we arrived we were greeted by a friendly gentleman named Johan, he was ready to take out bags and looked happy to see us. We then went to reception where we met with Willem, he was mildly friendly but did not seem to be expecting us and was not organized at all. We then met Tammy, she seemed very inconvenienced by our arrival. She took us down to our place and showed us around. We had arrived at 2 and were not told of any activities or even walks to go on, we were simply told to meet her at 7 for dinner. We were in the room for 5 hours with nothing to do. Dinner service was quiet and had absolutely no atmosphere. Tammy seemed annoyed with us while Willem barked orders at the staff. I got up to ask for a serviette and he shouted at me for forgetting to put my mask on. He was nasty to the staff infront of the guests and looked as if he would rather be somewhere else. The food was absolutely delicious, we thoroughly enjoyed it. We watched as Johans guests received great service and wished we had had him as our guide. The next day we went on our game drive which was absolutely beautiful, we took amazing photos and that was the highlight of the trip. We were supposed to go quad biking the next morning but after Willem shouted at me again for sticking up for a child he was shouting at and then being stuck traveling with Tammy who had also been nasty to the poor child and myself, we were not in the mood and canceled. I honestly feel that Tammy and Willem have no people skills and shouldn't be working with the guests at all. The game drive was fabulous and maybe they should stick to their strengths. Willem walks around as if he is in owns the place and seems annoyed to have guests. He forgets we are paying customers. It felt as if we were staying at his house for free and were not made to feel welcome at all. I am very disappointed and feel insulted by these 2. Johan should be in charge of customer service as he was amazing. Will not be back and would definitely not recommend to friends.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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US$69 - US$360 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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inkwenkwezi private game reserve safari hotel east london
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South AfricaEastern CapeEast London
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12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve Safari Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve Safari Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Cintsa Beach (3.3 km) and Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve (0.05 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve Safari Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve Safari Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a mosquito net, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve Safari Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve Safari Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve Safari Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Prana Lodge Restaurant, The Barefoot Cafe, and Tea in the Trees.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve Safari Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve Safari Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve Safari Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.