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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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BecCheshire wrote a review Mar 2011
England, United Kingdom15 contributions14 helpful votes
We trawled the internet for a safari location close to East London and were so pleased we chose Inkwenkwezi (translates as 'under the stars'). The location is superb and easy to find if making your own way there. From the moment you are greeted in reception with a warm welcome from your guide (in our case, Johann) you are well looked after in a relaxing and chilled out environment. If you can afford it, its worth while paying the extra for the Valley Camp. These 'tents' are spacious, and about as luxurious as you can make a tent in the middle of the jungle, whilst retaining the adventure of camping. The shower is fab - with 2 of the glass sides in full view of outside (but don't worry - there's only the odd ostrich that can see you!). The balcony is of a generous size and
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Date of stay: February 2011
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CheshireJilly wrote a review Apr 2010
Gordon's Bay, South Africa181 contributions70 helpful votes
We stayed here for 4 days in February. We were very impressed when we arrived, quick check in and the we were allocated our own guide, Rodger, for the duration of our stay. He took us, in a jeep, to our luxury tent, which on first view was fabulous. Big bed, air conditioning, glass shower looking out into the game park. Fabulous big tent and balcony. As the tents are set out in the hillslide, Rodger came to collect us for meals and game drives. We had the MOST amazing experience - walking with lion cubs, something we will never forget! also we rode the elephants and I think this something the rangers and guides will not forget (me getting on the elephant!). Food was cooked fresh and was very tasty, but I felt we should have had a choice - but nevertheless it was always
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Date of stay: February 2010
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bedfordbev55 wrote a review Mar 2010
bedford4 contributions2 helpful votes
From the moment we arrive and met Johann our guide for the 3 days nothing could have been better! we got out of the car and the first thing that hit you was the silence. We were taken to our tents in the valley - complete with bath, shower and "HOT" water. The fridge was full of water soft drinks beer and wine- all you could need. The to Lunch- 3 courses at 2pm- the girls in our party immediately started to worry about their waist lines! the men just kept refilling their plates. Then for our first safari. we saw everything possible but the Rhino as they had walked off to a part with no trails- but we could see from the otherside of the valley. Johann was so knowledgeable and had answers to ever question. Dinner was a 4 course meal complete with wine- Johann joined us for every
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Date of stay: March 2010
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con23 wrote a review Sep 2009
Dublin17 contributions6 helpful votes
Stayed here for 4 nights in March 2009. From the minute we arrrived until we were leaving all the staff couldnt do enough for us. The tents are great and have everything you could possibly need.(including a well stocked fridge of beers and wines etc). The food was amazing and catered for everyone. The safari was great we got to see almost everything and we taken out on game drives whenever we wanted. They was so much to do here, from horse riding to elephant back riding to quad biking, the list goes on!!!!! Would recommend this place to anyone.
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Date of stay: March 2009
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DublinScorpian wrote a review Oct 2008
ireland16 contributions7 helpful votes
we arrived in east london airport and were picked up by denis who was our guide for the 3 days we were there. he drove us through town and gave us a little history on the town, ssowed us the beach and then on to the game reserve. we were checked in and transfered to a jeep and driven to our tent. we stayed in the luxery valley camp. our tent had all the luxeries of a 4* hot plus a fridge full of beer, soft drinks, water and white wine. there was a kettle tea and coffee and fresh milk . anyway to get back to our trip after we droped off our bags we were brought for lunch . it was more like a four course dinner wine included. after lunch we went on a game drive,it was incredable and denis was informing us on everything all the way. we saw bless buck, impala,(type of deer)lots of
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PRICE RANGE
US$69 - US$360 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
inkwenkwezi private game reserve safari hotel east london
LOCATION
South AfricaEastern CapeEast London
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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