Hanlin Lodge

Hanlin Lodge

R 33 Maroelasfontein Farm, Modimolle (Nylstroom) 0510 South Africa
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4.5
#6 of 12 lodges in Modimolle (Nylstroom)
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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Quaint
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Pool
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids' outdoor play equipment
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Air conditioning
Dining area
Private bathrooms
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
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Non-smoking rooms
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carcsjacobs wrote a review Jun 2022
Pretoria, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The dirt road was sturdy and moving in and out of the property was effortless. The view over the deck was incredible and there was a cute cat to keep us company. We would advise coffee condiments to be available since some guests may only use the accommodation for a night. Eitherway, thanks for the lovely stay.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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 Retha Weir, General Manager at Hanlin Lodge
Responded 14 Sept 2023
Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. We are so happy you enjoyed and appreciated our place.
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GrandTour00824902496 wrote a review Sept 2023
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We enjoyed walking with the kids in the veld. It was a lovely opportunity to show the kids the different animals. The accomodation is comfortable and the owners were very friendly and helpful. The kids had lots of questions about the differant critters that they saw and Retha was very knowledgeable and answered all their questions very patiently.
Thanks for a lovely week end.
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Date of stay: August 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Retha Weir, General Manager at Hanlin Lodge
Responded 15 Sept 2023
Thank you for your lovely feedback. I love sharing information on the bush and all the animal with guests and especially the kids. Hope to see you again soon.
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Craig M wrote a review May 2022
Pretoria, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great spot for a weekend getaway. The hosts are really great and make an effort to ensure that you have a good time. My daughter loved seeing the animals (impala, giraffe, sable) and caught her first fish. Thank you!
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Date of stay: May 2022
4.0 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 Retha Weir, General Manager at Hanlin Lodge
Responded 14 Sept 2023
Hi Craig, thank you so much, I hope you will visit us again soon!
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Paradise67923720658 wrote a review Sept 2023
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely place to visit. Neat and clean.
Amaizing people! They were very accommodating and helpful with all our requests even after arriving. Love the peace and quite surrounded with nature's beauty (especially the adorable bush baby's.)

We finally found a place that is not crowded and still offered more than we expected.
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Date of stay: September 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Enjoy the surroundings.
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Happiness59133413455 wrote a review Sept 2023
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A nice, friendly and secluded getaway from the city. Only 3 (and half) chalets. Plenty of game and good opportunities to walk/drive around for viewing game. No TV in chalets and sketchy signal for phones, but this may indeed be a positive. If you want to get away from it all, enjoy the bush and come back relaxed, give this Lodge a try.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Retha Weir, General Manager at Hanlin Lodge
Responded 21 Sept 2023
Thank you. As an eco-lodge, we are trying to let people reconnect with nature. Glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Floris v wrote a review Sept 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We regularly visit Hanlin Lodge with family and friends. We really enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the lodge and the units right on the water. Our recent stay in the Honeymoon suite was brilliant. Waking up in the early morning overlooking the water, and being greeted by the Impala on the edge of the dam, while the Black Collard Barbet admired itself in the unit window next to our bed, is quite the experience. Once up, we enjoyed a fresh morning shower in the outside shower looking into the bush. A quiet walk in the veld seeing the kudu, waterbuck and zebras, rounded of a really good experience, before a quiet afternoon on the deck overlooking the dam. All and all food for the soul.
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Retha Weir, General Manager at Hanlin Lodge
Responded 15 Sept 2023
Always lovely seeing you! Thank you for appreciating nature and what we offer!
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Tour21027602064 wrote a review Sept 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have stayed at Hanlin Lodge a few times, and will def be making use of this amazing gem again and again.
As Photographers there is nothing as good as to step into your room after a long day of working and just being comfortable.
Thanx for the amazing treatment we always get from you.
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Date of stay: February 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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708jaco wrote a review Mar 2021
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A relaxing stay in the bush that is not too far from Pretoria and Johannesburg. Easily accessible on the R33. Friendly helpful service. A good place to go to unwind. Limited cellphone coverage, but free wifi supplied.
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Date of stay: March 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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sdewet73 wrote a review Oct 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My family recently visited Hanlin Lodge for a weekend getaway. The lodge is quite close to Pretoria. The management was very accommodating towards us. It was a lovely weekend fishing and enjoying the bushveld.
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Date of stay: October 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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H_J_W_S wrote a review Apr 2015
Pretoria, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
It is a small lodge in the bush, with the feeling that you are far away from the city, even though it is only an hour and a half's drive from Pretoria if the N1 is clear.
It is nothing fancy, but all you need is available. The four chalets are built on the edge of a dam, and has a beautiful view, especially with sunrise. We stayed in the Honeymoon chalet (which I would recommend , as it is off to the side and more private, while the other three chalets are very close to each other). All four chalets are constructed of wood, and has a bit of a "creak" as you move about in the chalet.
There is another house on the property that you can rent, but it is close to the highway by the gate and I would not reccomend it, merely because of the location.
There is no cellphone or data signal at the chalets (so a good excuse to switch off and relax!!), but there is wifi available at reception.
They claim that you can cycle on the property (mountain bikes only), but the property is quite small and you'll only be able to do about 7km without riding the same roads more than once. It's quite nice cycling to view the game, but if you want to do it for excercise, you'll most likely have to do it on the main road (Nylstroom-Marble Hall road) outside the property.
There was another group in one of the other chalets that was playing music the whole weekend. Not ear-crushingly loud, but loud enough that the bush sounds evaded us.
You can fish (actually from the verenda of the chalet, or on the other side of the dam where the edge is cleared), but the fish (bass and kurper) seems small and there was only a few that was caught throughout the weekend.
There is quite a diversity of birdlife, and if it is your thing, take your bino's and camera with.
I would definately reccomend taking wood (you can buy there, but supply seems limited - and you need cash) and sitting by the fire in the evenings.
The outdoor shower at the honeymoon chalet is really nice as well!
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Date of stay: April 2015
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The Honeymoon chalet is off to the side and more private.
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Responded 13 Oct 2020
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Paradise67923720658 wrote a tip Sept 2023
1 contribution1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Enjoy the surroundings."
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H_J_W_S wrote a tip Apr 2015
Pretoria, South Africa8 contributions4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"The Honeymoon chalet is off to the side and more private."
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,275 - R 1,311 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaLimpopo ProvinceWaterbergModimolle (Nylstroom)
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hanlin Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Hanlin Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Fashion & Decor Sniper (6.8 km), Embellished Memories (7.2 km), and Oude Werf Antiques & Decor (7.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hanlin Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Hanlin Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Hanlin Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hanlin Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Koffiekan Plaaswerf Restaurant, Lone Bear Spur Steak Ranch, and UnaPizza.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hanlin Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hanlin Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
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