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288 Wildlife Estate, Hoedspruit 1380 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 22/08/06 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#7 of 147 Specialty lodging in Hoedspruit
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A luxurious and exclusive boutique lodge set on 1 ha area on a wildlife estate; looking out on the bush. The lodge consist of 15 luxurious bush rooms with en suite bathroom, 2 private villa's with private pools, a boma area with open fireplace, a large swimming pool, inside and outside dining areas, a lapa (entertainment area) and stunning viewing decks overlooking the African Wilderness. Many safari's and activities are offered.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Airport transportation
Facial treatments
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Horseback riding
Walking tours
Shuttle bus service
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Pedicure
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Doorperson
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Minibar
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
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Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Raf De Paepe wrote a review Jul 2022
Haaltert, Belgium259 contributions69 helpful votes
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We stayed for 3 nights; one night in Villa Leadwood and 2 night in the family-wing of Villa Mlahbeni. Both were exquisite; absolutely fabulous, we felt like kings. Private pool, terrace, fire-place,….you name it. Staff is very friendly and helpful. The chefs create amazing, locally flavored food. Not cheap, but what you get in return blows your mind!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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angelasaltas wrote a review Jul 2022
27 contributions6 helpful votes
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We stayed at Unembeza for two nights and we were thoroughly spoiled. From the moment they met us at our car to when they waved us goodbye, they treated us like special friends. We had dinner there both nights, which was lovely, as well as delicious breakfasts lovingly prepared. The Spa treatments were top class and our guided walk was so informative! We enjoyed drinks on the lookout deck and a fire in the evenings. The rooms were large and beautifully decorated and the G&G toiletries were a true spoil. We will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Many of the places to visit in Hoedspruit require bookings so plan your days in advance.
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CTG-FRA-Travelling wrote a review Jun 2022
8 contributions1 helpful vote
In April I did start planning a holiday in South Africa and have then discovered this property through tripdavisor. Given the excellent reviews I have also decided to book my stay with this wonderfull place and have since then been really overwhelmed by the support, especially by Charlotte. I would like to highlight that, also my planning was a it more complex all requested options have been provided and being listed. I would also recommend to have a look at the packages Unembeza offers as these can be individualized and offer various activities including visiting Kruger National Park, Massages, Dinner and Mountain Biking. All wishes and considerations I made in the planning have been considered and I would like to highlight the outstanding level of services received by Unemebeza
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Kait_2014 wrote a review Jun 2022
Amsterdam, The Netherlands242 contributions34 helpful votes
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Wish we could have stayed forever! Unembeza was so luxurious, especially after 4 nights in Kruger park - the design is beautiful, modern & the lodges feel very private. We loved every breakfast & dinner and enjoyed exploring the nature reserve on foot or with mountain bikes. Amazing indoor & outdoor shower and a huge, comfortable bed. We were also able to rent a car nearby no problem. Loved our stay!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Unembeza L, Owner at Unembeza Boutique Lodge & Spa
Responded 25 Jun 2022
Dear guest, Thank you for all the compliments and kind words. It was a pleasure hosting you. We hope you will visit us again one day. On behalf of the Unembeza team, Best regards, Arnold
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Patience Ndlovu wrote a review Jun 2022
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We went for a 1 night stay and then decided to go back for 3 nights. The place is so tranquil & our stay was phenomenal . The food was amazing and the staff was welcoming and friendly. African Wood Massage is a definetely must!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Unembeza L, Owner at Unembeza Boutique Lodge & Spa
Responded 25 Jun 2022
Dear Patience, Thank you for visiting us and extending your stay. Thank you for the compliments on our spa treatments. We hope to welcome you soon back again. Best regards, Arnold
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Odyssey763705 wrote a review May 2022
Pretoria, South Africa4 contributions2 helpful votes
Visited Unembeza with Family and it was great. It was beautiful and serene. We enjoyed our stay. The food was great but wished the menu was more flexible. Kids enjoyed the nature drive they were given an opportunity to ask a lot of questions and get answers. The Unembeza team is amazing we felt welcomed and taken care of. Wish our stay was longer.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Unembeza L, Owner at Unembeza Boutique Lodge & Spa
Responded 16 May 2022
Dear guest, Thank you for staying with us and all your compliments. Next time stay longer, we have so many things on offer. Best regards, Charlotte
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Happy M wrote a review Apr 2022
Polokwane, South Africa1 contribution
Unembeza Boutique Lodge has out did themselves in ensuring I had the best birthday getaway. Thanks to Constance for making us feel at home and being able to make sure our stay was comfortable. The food was delicious. Not forgetting our morning Walk guide Sbusiso. The man knows a lot of trees. We were so informed from that session. Our saterdah dinner was just classic and elegant. The place can just host any type of occasion. I was so overwhelmed. The rooms were so luxurious, I never enjoyed my sleep like I did at Unembeza. Big up for luxury, tranquility and class at Unembeza.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Unembeza L, Owner at Unembeza Boutique Lodge & Spa
Responded 16 May 2022
Dear guest, Thank you for staying with us and your compliments. We are happy we overwhelmed you. We hope to welcome you back soon. Best regards, Charlotte
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Carla Gerdes wrote a review Apr 2022
Hazyview, South Africa2 contributions
We were absolutely blown away by this little gem in the heart of Hoedspruit! From the moment we arrived at the lodge, the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. The spa is 5 star and exactly what we needed after our wedding! The honeymoon suite was amazing, especially the little turndown surprise we got after dinner with flower petals and champagne. The food was incredible, breakfast and dinner blew our minds and the waitresses were super friendly especially Sindile & Jessica. Highly recommended for sure! We will be back!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Unembeza L, Owner at Unembeza Boutique Lodge & Spa
Responded 25 Jun 2022
Dear Carla, We are humbled by all your compliments. Thank you for staying with us. We hope to welcome you again in the near future. Best regards, Arnold
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Jacqueline R wrote a review Apr 2022
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After chasing a day of animal scouting in Kruger Unembeza is the great oase of enjoyment and rest in the surroundings. It is a great location for sleeping, dining with great personal service. In the morning during breakfast you can scout warthogs. The name Unembeza says it all! A true recommendation
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Unembeza L, Owner at Unembeza Boutique Lodge & Spa
Responded 25 Jun 2022
Dear Jacqueline, Thank you for all your compliments. On behalf of the Unembeza family. Best regards, Arnold
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Yasmin wrote a review Mar 2022
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Brilliant lodge, the room and facilities were incredible. The staff were amazingly friendly and the guides and trips to the national park were out of this world. All members of staff involved here were amazing. My only drawback is me and my partner are both vegan. This wasn't an issue at all at meal time. But it was almost like being vegan was forgotten outside of meal time. I.e. there was cows milk in our room and milk chocolate left on our bed, nice gestures but would be brilliant if they had the vegan alternatives already in position before us reminding them.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Unembeza L, Owner at Unembeza Boutique Lodge & Spa
Responded 25 Jun 2022
Dear Yasmin, Thank you for staying with us and the compliments. We apologise for the cow milk in your room. Best regards, Arnold
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PRICE RANGE
US$163 - US$214 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaLimpopo ProvinceHoedspruit
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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Frequently Asked Questions about Unembeza Boutique Lodge & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Unembeza Boutique Lodge & Spa?
Nearby attractions include iNyoka Art Gallery (4.3 km), High Tea With Elephants (4.4 km), and Kumbaya Home Decor (3.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Unembeza Boutique Lodge & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Unembeza Boutique Lodge & Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Unembeza Boutique Lodge & Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Unembeza Boutique Lodge & Spa?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Unembeza Boutique Lodge & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Hat & Creek - Hoedspruit, Sleepers Restaurant, and Kassava Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Unembeza Boutique Lodge & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Unembeza Boutique Lodge & Spa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Unembeza Boutique Lodge & Spa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Unembeza Boutique Lodge & Spa have airport transportation?
Yes, Unembeza Boutique Lodge & Spa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Unembeza Boutique Lodge & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Unembeza Boutique Lodge & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Dutch, and Afrikaans.