This is a spacious, relaxed and very reasonable lodge set in lovely grounds just off the N1 six kilometres south of Louis Trichardt. It is run by the most helpful people. We arrived with car problems, and they quickly helped us to work out how to get it fixed (at Speedbrake Fitment Centre, which we also strongly recommend). And we found that all staff were helpful and caring, not just management. Rooms are simple but adequate.
This is the first time in a long time we stayed at Northgate Lodge. Our room was comfortable and clean. The lodge itself is lovely and quiet as in no traffic noise. There are resident peacocks and roosters which wonder around and are considerate enough not to start crowing until after 6 am!! The grounds are beauyfully kept and the surrounds are tidy and clean. The lodge is well signed, so easy to find and is not too far out of the town. We will definitely go back.
I was attending a friend's wedding. The Lodge's ambiance, the food, my goodness! It was 5 star. Not to mention the friendliness of the staff. I booked to sleep over on the Friday. I couldn't make it so I called the hotel late on the same Friday to ask to sleep over on Saturday instead. While I was busy talking to him I ran out of airtime. He called me back. He told me nooo problem! When I got there the family room I booked on Friday was not available on Saturday, so he gave me 2 rooms with even more space! No late changing fees, no extra fees for extra space, no stress. This place really reminded me of people who do this because of their love for people, not because of money. It was really pleasant..!
This lodge is in the middle of the bushveld, thatch roof cabins are surrounded by green lawn and acasia trees. You are woken up in the morning by guinea fowl and doves, the rooms are clean and spacious and come with their own kitchenette. There are braai facilities on the grounds as well as a lapa.