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Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve Safari Lodge

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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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
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Susan D wrote a review Mar 2021
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We were 10 hikers who recently overnight at Inkwenkwezi. It was a very positive experience that we definitely would like to repeat. Willem and Tammy went out of their way to accomodate us with an early breakfast and a lift to our next starting point.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Cremers wrote a review Mar 2021
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We visited Inkwekwezi and stayed in the Vallley Camp. It is camping for people that don't like camping but love being in the wilderness. It was fabulous. The tents were well appointed and the beds were very comfy. The food was exceptional and plentifull. We had a quide who made everyone feel very well looked after and nothing was too much trouble. The friendly personal attention you receive from the Inkwenswesi staff is simply wonderful. The animals we managed to see were plentiful and the experience being so up close to these wild animals is simply wonderful. We would recommend anyone to visit this private game reserve with no hesitation at all. Top marks.
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Date of stay: March 2021
msiyakholwa wrote a review Mar 2021
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The service was good and the people were very nice guide knows his stuff (wellem) had a great time indeed the food was great great, the game reserve is great just sad that we didn't get to see the elephants but everything was excellent I'll definitely recommend it to my friends
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Date of stay: February 2021
carikavanderwest2021 wrote a review Feb 2021
East London, South Africa1 contribution
My husband and I decided to have a break away for relaxation. We had the best guide Johan. The beds were amazing! Best sleep in months! Calm relaxing setting. AMAZING food and friendly staff LOVED It! Lovely game drive and even went rowing which was so nice and scenic. Best holiday
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Date of stay: February 2021
US$69 - US$360 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
inkwenkwezi private game reserve safari hotel east london
South AfricaEastern CapeEast London
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