Wild Dog Guest Lodge

Wild Dog Guest Lodge

352 Kierrieklapper Wildlife Estate, Hoedspruit, Kruger National Park 3680 South Africa
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We warmly welcome you to Wild Dog Guest Lodge, Hoedspruit a Luxurious 4-star Bush Lodge with situated on the Greenbelt of Hoedspruit Wildlife Reserve where the melodies of nature raise over all sounds. Enjoy a peaceful and tranquil safari/bush break while residing in exclusive, modern and spacious fully equipped units offering a high level of comfort and privacy. Our units are perfect for families and nature lovers who enjoy a quiet bush break or safari holiday. Wild Dog Guest Lodge boasts two Properties within Hoedspruit Wildlife Reserve both properties with a shared swimming pool and loungers, deck chairs and umbrellas. Main Lodge (352 Kierrieklapper) Sable Cottage (maximum 2 adults) & Nyala Cottage (maximum 2 adults) - These units are fully equipped for Self Catering and offer guests the option to also book for breakfast. Akasia Villas (324 Akasia) Shawu (maximum 4 adults and 2 children under 12) & Dzombo Luxury Villa (maximum 4 guests) - These units are fully equipped for Self Catering. All our units offer a magnitude of amenities, which include an information file with activities and places to visit in the area, dining areas, Hi-speed wifi, air-conditioning, Flat screen TVs with cable TV (Netflix, Showmax & You Tube). Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate is a conserved 680 hectare reserve which lie at the foot of the Klein Drakensberg Mountain escarpment, between the Blyde River Valley and Kruger National Park. This exclusive estate’s pristine lowveld bush is home to a splendid array of plants, birds and animals. Impalas, Kudus, Zebra, Waterbuck, Giraffe and Wildebeest graze peacefully, while stocky Warthogs search for roots and tubers. Hyena, Wild dog and Leopard sightings occur from time to time within the Estate while nocturnal creatures operate with their highly developed senses during the magical star graze African nights.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Children's television networks
Airport transportation
Car park
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Golf course
Hiking
Horseback riding
Bicycle tours
Canoeing offsite
Patio
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Shuttle bus service
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Kitchenette
Microwave
Minibar
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans

Location

352 Kierrieklapper Wildlife Estate, Hoedspruit, Kruger National Park 3680 South Africa
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 67 out of 100
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Hoedspruit Airport
Ngala Airfield
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bjosje620264 wrote a review Mar 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wild Dog Inn is truly amazing! Not only is the location incredible (you'll find you have a giraffe family as your occasional neighbours), it's also conveniently close to shops & restaurants. The cottage itself was spacy and comfortable. Even online workers can enjoy it as deluxe workspace, with excellent wifi and a big table desk. Moreover, the owners/hosts are really truly wonderful people! Very kind and helpful, from bike rentals to help setting up the braai: they can arrange anything for you. Plus they are lovely people to have a chat with at the bar as well.

The only small thing for improvement might have been the bed, the matrass could be a bit more comfortable.
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Date of stay: February 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from HENRO Badenhorst, Owner at Wild Dog Guest Lodge
Responded 02 Mar 2021
Thank you for your message and kind words. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. It was a great pleasure to meet and host you! Looking forward to welcome you back again in the future. All the Best!
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Explorer31743411942 wrote a review Jun 2021
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The lodge offered excellent accommodation and service plus tranquillity, a gem set in the African bush. I enjoyed the spacious, tastefully decorated and well stocked chalet which offered welcome privacy but with a personal touch from helpful and friendly hosts Henro and Vicky. Having amenities close by was very useful but one was still surrounded at the lodge by a diversity and abundance of the local fauna and flora. Hearing the night noises and watching the rising orange full moon was magical. I will be back.
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Date of stay: May 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from HENRO Badenhorst, Owner at Wild Dog Guest Lodge
Responded 06 Jun 2021
Thank you for your kind words. It was a great pleasure hosting you and we look forward to welcome back again.
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Robert J wrote a review Nov 2022
Gloucester, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Henro & Vicky are great hosts - they are friendly & full of helpful advice when it is needed. We stayed in Sable Cottage which was spacious, spotlessly clean, well kitted out & had a lovely outlook onto the bush & wildlife of the estate ( essentially herbivores ! ) as it passed by. We would not hesitate to stay there again if we return to the area.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Easy access to a secure estate. A designated parking spot for the property.
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Response from HENRO Badenhorst, Owner at Wild Dog Guest Lodge
Responded 08 Dec 2022
Thank you for your kind words. It was a great pleasure to host you and we look forward to welcome you back again in the future.
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Barbs1985 wrote a review Oct 2021
Potchefstroom, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The accommodation was modern, convenient and spotless! The owner is always willing to help (even when I locked myself out of my room at 23h00 one night). Professional service and great location. Would highly recommend this establishment to anyone!
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Date of stay: October 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from HENRO Badenhorst, Owner at Wild Dog Guest Lodge
Responded 25 Oct 2021
Thank you for your kind review. It was a great pleasure to host you and we look forward to welcome you back in the future. All the best!
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mhoban553397 wrote a review Jan 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wt said for 3 nights as a base to explore the Panorama route as we had a separate safari booked. However, safari drives can be organised from here.
The place was immaculate and the hosts could not have been friendlier. They were very helpful in helpings orientate ourselves and the best restaurants to go to locally.
Oh and they get our award for the best breakfast we've ever had for a B&B accommodation !
We stayed in the Nyala cottage.
Mick & Helen
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Date of stay: January 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from HENRO Badenhorst, Owner at Wild Dog Guest Lodge
Responded 24 Jan 2024
Thank you Mick & Helen for your kind review. It was a great pleasure to host you. We look forward to welcome you back again in the future.
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bolive237101 wrote a review May 2021
Hillcrest, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our second stay at the Wild Dog Inn. We find the accommodation comfortable and quiet, with great views over the bush, just in front of the porch. Access from the town is easy, as is driving or walking access to the game-viewing trails and roads in the Estate.
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Date of stay: May 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from HENRO Badenhorst, Owner at Wild Dog Guest Lodge
Responded 27 May 2021
Thank you for visiting Wild Dog Inn again. It is pleasing to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. It was a great pleasure to host you and we look forward to welcome you back again!
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Quest27334355690 wrote a review Jan 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is the third time that we rent a house (Sable cottage) at Wilddog Inn, this time for 7 weeks, the location is beautiful, waking up with the giraffes, zebras and impalas. The cottage is kept clean, and Vicky and Henro are very welcoming and helpful.
We will definitely recommend this lodge, and will definitely be back at the end of this year, thank you so much Vicky and Henro.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from HENRO Badenhorst, Owner at Wild Dog Guest Lodge
Responded 01 Mar 2024
Thank you for your kind review. It was a great pleasure to host you. We look forward to welcome you back again in the future.
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Dawn wrote a review Nov 2022
Qualicum Beach, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
On route to the Silvan Game Reserve we stayed 1 night in Hoedspruit. We loved our stay at the Wild Dog Inn. Vicki was lovely and greeted us warmly when we arrived and quickly settled us in to our clean and comfortable cottage. We enjoyed driving around the estate and saw lots of giraffes and kudos. We went out of the reserve and got takeaway from from the Kassava Cafe. Excellent. We would go back here in a heartbeat! We went to breakfast both days we were in Hoedspruit at The Hoedspruit Cafe and had lunch there one day as well. Excellent. We would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: November 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from HENRO Badenhorst, Owner at Wild Dog Guest Lodge
Responded 10 Nov 2022
Thank you for your kind review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcome you back again. Safe Travels
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jameswJ3887FX wrote a review Jun 2022
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I loved Sable Cottage and will definitely come back. Thank you.
Nyala cottage is not quite as special and I think it might be useful to price them differently or to point this out to your guests. Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate is also great to ride and walk.
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Date of stay: June 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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lspren510308 wrote a review Aug 2023
Hluhluwe, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed 5 days, family of 6 persons. We had a great stay. The hosts were really helpful with all kinds of information for visiting Hoedspruit and Kruger. Very nice houses and very clean, with great breakfast. When visiting Kruger very early they made a delicious breakfast to go. The accommodation is in the middle of a wild life property. Giraffe, pumbaa, impala, kudu, zebra and even a leopard (did not had the chance to spot him, only heard him in the night 😀).
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from HENRO Badenhorst, Owner at Wild Dog Guest Lodge
Responded 12 Aug 2023
Thank you for your kind review. It was a great pleasure to host you. We look forward to welcome you back again in the future.
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David G wrote a tip Dec 2023
Crowthorne, United Kingdom1,018 contribution229 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Quiet and peaceful"
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Robert J wrote a tip Nov 2022
Gloucester, United Kingdom64 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Easy access to a secure estate. A designated parking spot for the property."
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phyllis Q wrote a tip Jan 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Quieter, clean, relaxing"
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Sharronvont wrote a tip Apr 2018
Bath, United Kingdom29 contributions18 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book the garden cottage as it looks out on to the bush and also has a lovely green lawn to the front."
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dawiebotes wrote a tip Nov 2017
Tzaneen, South Africa1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Definitely Cottage 2 newly renovated and very private."
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,517 - R 1,663 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Wild Dog Inn
LOCATION
South AfricaKruger National ParkHoedspruit
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about Wild Dog Guest Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Wild Dog Guest Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Vanessa Lomas Artist (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Wild Dog Guest Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Wild Dog Guest Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Wild Dog Guest Lodge?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, a poolside bar, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Wild Dog Guest Lodge?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Wild Dog Guest Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sleepers Restaurant, The Fig and Bean, and Hoedspruit Brewing Co.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Wild Dog Guest Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Wild Dog Guest Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Wild Dog Guest Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Wild Dog Guest Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Hoedspruit.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Wild Dog Guest Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
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