Sigurwana Lodge

Sigurwana Lodge

Soutpansberg Mountains, Louis Trichardt 0920 South Africa
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5.0
#2 of 11 lodges in Louis Trichardt
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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Found in the Limpopo Province of South Africa, this unique wilderness area with its diversity of habitat on top of the Soutpansberg and its privacy, which we fondly call Sigurwana Wilderness is connected with Tolo Wilderness - giving access to the southern side of the mountain and a different habitat. These two wilderness areas are true botanical paradises: there are more than 320 different species of tree, including an ancient yellowood forest, as well as rare cycads, attracting Samango monkeys, baboons, bush pig, crowned eagle, and rare birds. Sable, eland, kudu, leopard, caracal, porcupine and lots of indigenous game.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Laundry service
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
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Room service
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Non-smoking rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Green
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Soutpansberg Mountains, Louis Trichardt 0920 South Africa
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Trouble1312 wrote a review Apr 2020
Hillcrest, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
One can't imagine that there is a place so nicely tucked away from everything.
Stunning location with a magnificent host who make your stay extra special.
The Staff makes you special upon arrival at the lodge.
The owners took us on personalized walks and we had some stunning sundowners in the middle of 'no where'.
The game is free to roam and you might wake up in the middle of the night as a bushbaby walks over the roof of your chalet.
We enjoyed the outside showers and simply being so close to nature.
We have been travelling in South Africa extensively but our stay at Sigurwana is simply unmatched!
You don't feel like you are just a paying guest but a friend! A good friend that is!
Wish we could have spend the lock-down during CoVid 19 at the lodge... Can't wait to spend another special time at Sigurwana!
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Date of stay: September 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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Response from Liesel Wright, Owner at Sigurwana Lodge
Responded 08 Apr 2020
Thank you for your wonderful compliments. You are welcome anytime!
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Karl K wrote a review May 2020
George, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The pick-up at the meeting point and the welcome in the lodge by the entire team promised already a very personal stay. The perfect mixture of competent, very charming guided tours by Liesel and Dawn through the very untouched nature, the interesting conversations with our hosts and their team intensified the feeling of a special experience in which we were able to discover far more than just large animals. The attention also to the smaller, quickly overlooked creatures and the extremely diverse fauna expanded our impressions considerably. In addition, we enjoyed the excellent, varied kitchen and accommodation in the unique Ystervark – very comfortable even with hot water bottles in our beds. All in all a highlight after 7 days in the Kruger Park and a must for everyone who likes to combine individual nature experience and total relaxation. We will definitely come back.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Guido H wrote a review Feb 2021
Cape Town, South Africa
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I decided to pop the question on valentine's day and could not have asked for a more romantic location than this hidden gem high up in the Soutpansberg mountains. Breathtaking scenery, amazing accommodation and fantastic food! The drive up the mountain to the lodge was super fun too! Our excellent hosts Dawn and Danie were extremely attentive and accommodating. Chef Oliver's cooking skills are nothing short of world class! Dawn's incredible knowledge and passion for flora,fauna, wildlife, (including off course Bats), made for very interesting and educational game drives and Bush walks.
Thank you to the whole team for an unforgettable weekend!
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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xanthe wrote a review Oct 2021
Noordhoek, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
To stay and walk in beautiful unspoilt wilderness is such a privilege. Service is seamless at every level with excellent accommodation and food. To meet Liesel and Neil and share the knowledge and experience.. I left feeling uplifted. I will return
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Liesel Wright, Owner at Sigurwana Lodge
Responded 14 Oct 2021
We are extremely honoured to receive such nice compliments. Thank you very much. Your kind words uplift the whole team. We look forward to your next visit!
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Peter-Wilhelm S wrote a review Nov 2021
Plettenberg, Germany
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hello,

this was a very nice stay, and it really is a place 'out of the way' - or close to heaven.

Thanks heaps for feeling to be home away from home! And the idea (in my case) to use a container as a chalet, good idea.

Very good and personal service.
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Date of stay: October 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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CarpeDiemToday wrote a review Jan 2016
Houston, Texas
5.0 of 5 bubbles
After an incredible week in beautiful and hip Cape Town we headed to Sigurwana to see if it would be possible to repeat our experience from the previous year but this time with the kids. From Cape Town we took a flight to Polokwane and drove to Louis Trichardt, where we were picked up by the owner.
We could not be more thrilled, since our arrival we met the same team as last year and they showed the same level of dedication and personal touch that immediately made us feel completely at ease.
At Sigurwana we found once more a sense of perfect balance between peace and excitement that is so rare to find nowadays. We stayed at a newly built tent which I was taken aback on how truly beautiful it was, a very luxurious and comfy setting even with a bathtub in the master bathroom, this in the middle of the bush!!
On the first day we woke up and upon opening the tent we saw a dozen of impalas at our door and baboons 300 feet away just looking at us like giving us a warm welcome.
The following days we saw so many more animals that were hard to keep track of them.The kids were ecstatic and truly loved every minute of it.
I cannot forget to mention the food, I only wish I had the chance to have these dishesin our town in US, and the desserts... oh my....
We left Sigurwana with a mixed feeling such as when you are saying goodbye to a very special place, sad because we were leaving but really happy as we had the chance to see even more beautiful things than we saw the previous year and also because our kids were exposed to this magical new world.
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Date of stay: December 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: If you have a chance get the tent, amazing
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Entspannt wrote a review Nov 2014
Peking
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I felt really "Close to Heaven" at 1300m mountain lodge. Starting with a warm receiption by all staff, very individual treat, max with other 6 guest. I felt immediately the pashion the owners put into this exceptional location in terms of tasteful design, quality of food and hospitallity. The stunning 5500 hectar preserved natural habitat, in a very divers landscape offers a huge range of biodiversity and distincts annimals and vegetation u will hardly find anywhere else.The exclusive sourrounding offers individual tours in terms of not when and where u like to experience gamerides or walks with Peter, who is a very experience expert to explain you all these wonders I experienced with fun and competence. Could be better thanks to you will come definatley again soon.
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Date of stay: November 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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helen hoare wrote a review Apr 2020
Cape Town, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
IF:
IF you're ready to see the world through fresh eyes, treat yourself to Sigurwana;
IF you're looking for a way of life beyond a mere holiday, treat yourself to Sigurwana;
IF you're thirsting for a miraculous world of pristine wilderness, treat yourself to Sigurwana;
IF you can imagine a 'close to heaven' experience where you're not a parcel on a commercial package tour; Sigurwana's warm heart of Africa awaits you.
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Each guest suite opens to its own private parkland
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Response from Liesel Wright, Owner at Sigurwana Lodge
Responded 17 Apr 2020
We thank you for the most special compliments - which will stay with us forever.
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Eva E wrote a review Apr 2015
Germany
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Sigurwana lodge, in the middle of the South African bush, is the best place to be to forget the rest of the world. We had a fantastic time with wonderful people. We enjoyed great meals, breakfast, lunch, dinner, bush cappuccino, sundowner, etc. The lodge is located in the middle of pure nature far away from any human influence. We discovered the bush together with Peter, Neil and Liesel and they showed us beautiful places. We met the giraffes, the zebras, the impalas, the kudus, … And after we came back to the lodge a fresh cake and a bush cappuccino or any other tasty snack was prepared for us by the sigurwana angels. We learned a lot about this part of South Africa, the people living there, the nature, the animals and the spirit of this unique place close to heaven. It was an unforgettable great stay and we would repeat it at any time.
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Date of stay: December 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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schermerz wrote a review Dec 2014
Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Leaving your car at the bottom of the hill, Peter, the ranger, takes you in his Land Rover on the bumpy ride to the Lodge where you meet the owners and all the staff. Once we were shown our well-furnished roomy individual cabin, we met the other guests at the main lodge and enjoyed coffee, tea and a home baked cake. We were taken aback by the quality and variety of the cuisine that we experienced there. The staff demonstratively took great pride in all the work that they had done and in the service delivery. We did game drives at different times of the day, in the very early or later morning, afternoons and early evenings. One of the highlights was walking with Peter, the ranger. These were educational experiences where we not only learned in detail about game and how to read spoor, but also about plants, insects and birds. The owners made us feel as if we were guests in their house and cared for our every need.
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Date of stay: November 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thulathulabound asked a question Aug 2015
Dublin, Ireland119 contributions6 helpful votes
Hi, are the night drives usually good here? For nocturnal animals and birds?
helen hoare wrote a tip Apr 2020
Cape Town, South Africa7 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Each guest suite opens to its own private parkland"
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Renate S wrote a tip Sept 2016
Stuttgart, Germany12 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"chalets are good and basic with outdoor shower. They have a very good tent for families."
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CarpeDiemToday wrote a tip Jan 2016
Houston, Texas12 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you have a chance get the tent, amazing"
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PRICE RANGE
R 9,156 - R 9,540 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaLimpopo ProvinceLouis Trichardt
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sigurwana Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Sigurwana Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Sigurwana Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Sigurwana Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sigurwana Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Sigurwana Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Sigurwana Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Sigurwana Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.