Leaves Lodge & Spa

Leaves Lodge & Spa

1 Bergsalie St Cnr. Johanna & Halssnoer Cresent, Sonheuwel, Mbombela 1200 South Africa
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4.0
#2 of 31 lodges in Nelspruit
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.3 of 5 bubbles
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4.1 of 5 bubbles
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For the true 5 star experience, come to Leaves Lodge & Spa. This impressive guest house exemplifies the very best in modern architecture and offers fifteen spacious bedrooms, each with its own private balcony. Built on a granite dome you can enjoy the breathtaking views from your room over the ancient indigenous African bush and a murmuring mountain stream that runs through lush gardens - a birding hot spot with a relaxing walk in the nature reserve.The day spa is nestled in nature next to the river and offers you a wide range of facial and body treatments by our qualified therapists - truly a must for every person who is content with only the best. We pride ourselves in the wide range of personal yet professional services that we offer to cater for all your individual needs. For the weary traveler a home-style dinner can be served on a tray in the privacy of your room. A scrumptious breakfast is included in your stay. The up-market, fully serviced board room accommodates thirty people. A variety of lunches and platters are served. Leaves Lodge & Spa is also the ideal venue for special and intimate functions. The lodge is ideally situated for day trips - the world famous Kruger National Park, the Blyde River Canyon, Pilgrims Rest, Barberton, Aventura Resorts, Swaziland and Maputo are within easy range. The lodge is near the CBD, private hospital, restaurants, shopping centres and the KMI airport. The staff will assist in arranging and advising on any of the above mentioned excursions. A chauffeur service is available on request. Indeed, Leaves Lodge & Spa, with its relaxed and peaceful atmosphere, offers the perfect retreat from a hectic and stressful life-style!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Babysitting
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Wifi
Paid wifi
Hot bath
Breakfast available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Spa
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Kitchenette
Microwave
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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gumede a wrote a review Oct 2020
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful place, trees all around, birds chirping all day . The receptionist/chef was very friendly and made us feel right at home. It was disappointing that they only serve breakfast and no other meals so you have to go out to get lunch and dinner .
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Date of stay: October 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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nmohlafase wrote a review Mar 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a wonderful stay @Leaves Lodge and Spa, from the entrance you are welcomed by an amazing fresh scent, beautifully decorated foyer with beautiful plants, beautiful tiling and amazing lights, I most appreciated the sitting area, exquisite, with a beautiful chandelier and tall mirrors, with a large widow giving you a view that's out of this world.
Staff is professional and so kind, very helpful with luggage, I appreciated that. Rooms were totally 5*, clean, bathroom sparkly and white towels, enough natural light, beautiful views. Breakfast was my favorite time, freshly brewed coffee in a misty morning on a cloudy day :) Their standard cold breakfast is all types of cereals, then a pancake with mixed fruits and yogurt, yum.
I had poached eggs, with salmon on and English muffin, if I could attach a picture, I would...I was very very happy.
I appreciate all the staff, especially the waiters and waitresses, there was load shedding, but somehow, they manage to iron my shirt. I give this lodge 10/10, and yes, I am coming back with my husband.
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Date of stay: February 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
Trip type: Travelled on business
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rsanto906500 wrote a review Jan 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The stay was perfect, although I had some issues with my room didn’t have electricity and rooms had it. The staff fixed the issue during the next day . The room is perfectly fitted with some impressive details: for example the rug is so wonderful that I went to the store to buy one to my house. The breakfast is awesome and we could hear the water spring nearby . Very helpful staff. Great stay.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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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Tumelo N wrote a review Jan 2020
Durban-sur-Arize, France1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Your property is misleading. We booked a presidential suite and we don’t like the toilet that is so close to the bed. Secondly you don’t provide water for the presidential suite and it is a rip-off. We requested another room which was better but still no water provided and we were charged for water which I found very strange for the rate we paid. I don’t advise anyone to visit this property
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Date of stay: December 2019
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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psetat591360 wrote a review Apr 2021
Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Maintenance manager stays in the lodge, allows his kids and their dogs to budge into your private pool anytime of the day. After reporting the invasion of privacy, he came to our room to insult us, going on about him having lived in the lodge for years and therefore earning the rights to access any area despite it being booked.
Awkward part is that he also serves guest breakfast in the morning, with an attitude making you feel uncomfortable. Our lights didn't work properly & the same guy had to come fix them, horrible to say the least.

The cleaners would rather fold dirty towels than change them, disgusting. No water or ice in the fridge, disappointing for a 5 star lodge. Way too average for what they're charging. Definitely not great for a family setting or weekends maybe suitable or an overnight stay.
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Date of stay: April 2021
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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joeln94145 wrote a review Feb 2023
Bloemfontein, South Africa1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Awesome stay as i enjoyed my time there, the rooms were amazing, however WiFi kept switching on and Off. No Streaming and downloading notice was a turn off. We have Streaming platforms so that we are not forced to watch DSTV repeating episodes and unflexible Television.
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Date of stay: February 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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lisaloock wrote a review Oct 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We enjoyed our stay. Food was excellent, service was great. Staff very helpful and friendly. They accommodated us with some requests, which added that personal touch to a very special stay. We will definitely make use of Leaves again.
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Date of stay: September 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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doxumar wrote a review Jan 2022
Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I want to express my gratitude and appreciation to you and your team at Leaves Lodge and Spa. We received warm hospitality and loved the experience we had. At breakfast, the staff were friendly and the food was hearty and delicious. Sydney and his team were welcoming and accommodating. A special mention to acknowledge the fact that Sydney has a great demeanor - which sold me on confirming the reservation, and accommodated our request to be grouped together as a family at short notice.
We will definitely be returning to Leaves Lodge and Spa and will most certainly be recommending your establishment to friends and family who visit Mbombela and surrounding areas.
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Date of stay: December 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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KatlegoSharon wrote a review Dec 2023
Midrand, South Africa1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The place is exquisite, rooms were just as seen on pictures. the only problem was the water pressure in the shower in my room was very low, making it impossible to shower, i ended up having to take a bath instead. Either than that everything was immaculate.
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Date of stay: December 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Gareth S wrote a review Apr 2022
3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
No generators available, so you sit in the dark from 7pm until power returns in the early hours of the morning. Once power returns, you are then violently woken up by the hotels alarms systems as power returns. No explanation or apology given. Throw in a pork stir fry meal that led to the runs for the rest of my stay. Enough said!!!!

Never to return again....
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Answer from Allen T
Cape Town Central, South Africa42 contributions48 helpful votes
No The public transport in the area is not great. I don't think they have a tour desk but the owners may have local knowledge. The sights in this area should be seen using self drive.
Anna wrote a tip Dec 2023
Hermanus, South Africa14 contributions3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do not believe thrir webpage you do not see any of those rooms!!! Do not be tricked as I was!"
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Thandeka M wrote a tip Aug 2023
Pretoria, South Africa6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"They need to get their things in order "
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koenies wrote a tip Nov 2019
Pretoria, South Africa13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The corner rooms are larger and more spacious with a wonderful ambiance."
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Allen T wrote a tip Oct 2018
Cape Town Central, South Africa42 contributions48 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stayed in Fig which was like a tree house"
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Pietlou wrote a tip Nov 2017
10 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Premier rooms are expensive but worth it."
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,490 - R 1,711 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaMpumalangaMbombela
NUMBER OF ROOMS
31
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Frequently Asked Questions about Leaves Lodge & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Leaves Lodge & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Lowveld National Botanical Garden (5.3 km), i'langa Mall (3.0 km), and Riverside Mall (5.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Leaves Lodge & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Leaves Lodge & Spa?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Leaves Lodge & Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Leaves Lodge & Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Leaves Lodge & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Orange Restaurant, Greek Kouzina, and Mugg & Bean.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Leaves Lodge & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Leaves Lodge & Spa have airport transportation?
Yes, Leaves Lodge & Spa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Leaves Lodge & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Leaves Lodge & Spa?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Leaves Lodge & Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
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