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R539 Old Sabie Road Schagen, Nelspruit 1207 South Africa
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#4 of 91 in Nelspruit
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Situated in a province known for astonishing views, breath-taking natural scenery and interesting attractions Sudwala Lodge caries these characteristics in itself. The relaxed atmosphere and warm hospitality has made this three star lodge the perfect escape for many holiday goers and promises to be a getaway you and your loved ones will enjoy immensely. Sudwala Lodge is a gateway to the famous Panorama Route with many well-known tourist attractions such as the Sudwala Caves, God's Window, the Blyde River Canyon, Bourke's Luck Potholes and the Kruger National Park close by. Along the banks of the river, you will find the recently renovated 3 star Sudwala hotel. The comfortable air-conditioned rooms are stylish, clean, have DSTV, an en-suite bathroom and overlooks the shimmering swimming pool. Self-catering luxury chalets are also on offer - each elegantly decorated and fully equipped with selected DSTV channels and private braai facility. The Sudwala Lodge refurbishment is well on its way to completion and we are confident that our guests will be as impressed with all the upgrades as we are.Sudwala Lodge has a three star grading form the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.RCI has awarded Sudwala Lodge Silver Crown status. Sudwala Lodge is a VRS managed resort.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Coffee shop
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's playground
Secured parking
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Game room
Hiking
Horseback riding
Mini golf
Tennis court
Billiards
Darts
Entertainment staff
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Video game console
Children's television networks
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Convenience store
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Dining area
Housekeeping
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Microwave
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
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Mountain view
Landmark view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Mid-range
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Zulu
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cobusp2022 wrote a review Mar 2022
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We had a very good stay. The property is well maintained. The chalets are clean and well equipped. The DSTV boquet could be better for entertainment. We really enjoy the resort and will become regular visitors. We are avid cyclists and the riding offered in direct vicinity is brilliant.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Resort Spokesperson Wild Side Creative, Other at Sudwala Lodge
Responded 19 Apr 2022
Hi Cobus. Thank you for the kind review and 5/5 rating. We're pleased to know that you enjoyed a relaxing stay and found the facilities and chalets to be well-maintained and neat. It is also lovely to know that you enjoyed the trails and plan to return for more wonderful holidays. Your feedback has been noted for Management's consideration. Until next time! Kind Regards - The Sudwala Team
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Tendayi wrote a review Mar 2022
Centurion, South Africa1 contribution
Second time around at Sudwala and happy to find there now is an awesome zipline experience from the caves all the way to Dinosaur Park. Really enjoyed the warm welcome on arrival from Nompumelelo and Promise and the two ladies' assistance and hospitality. Was quite a serene, relaxed outing with loads of bush walks, games and fresh air. The gym equipment needs an upgrade though.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Resort Spokesperson Wild Side Creative, Other at Sudwala Lodge
Responded 19 Apr 2022
Hi there. Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. We're so pleased to know that you appreciate our dedicated Team's hospitality, as well as the surrounding activities. Sudwala's location certainly lends to a well-rounded holiday experience. Thank you for the compliments and comments for our consideration. We hope to welcome you back! Kind Regards - The Sudwala Team
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578newport wrote a review Mar 2022
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The overall resort is lovely with beautiful views of mountains. Pros: - Units surrounding each of own pools thus no overcrowding at the pools which is nice. - The main entertainment area is well equipped and enjoyable area. Entertainment program is also warmly welcomed, especially the hikes and monday braai. - Staff are very friendly and always there to assist and provide recommendations. - Cleanliness of resort and rooms are of great quality, just some units had excess leaves outside by braai especially block 600 Downfalls: - no restaurant and even though there is a cafe for breakfast and lunch. If arrive on check in day and would like dinner after long drive instead of making it yourself, there is no facility to have a dinner on site as cafe closing early. and closest
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Resort Spokesperson Wild Side Creative, Other at Sudwala Lodge
Responded 22 Apr 2022
Hi 578newport. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed the tranquillity of the Resort as well as our facilities and entertainment. Thank you for the compliment regarding our dedicated Team. We appreciate all feedback to consider additional ways in which to improve our service offering. The onsite Café offers a range of yummy eats and closes nightly at 19:00; guests are welcome to order take-aways to enjoy in their Chalets on arrival. Rest assured, our Management Team is in regular contact with the relevant municipalities with regards to the maintenance on public roads. Our Team is also investigating sound solutions to ensure all our guests can enjoy a relaxing, quiet stay. Nevertheless, we appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again! Kind Regards – The Sudwala Team
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phumui0791839853 wrote a review Feb 2022
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MY WEEK WAS TOO SHORT , ALL was perfect except[t for not accommodating my little one with a tub or sleeper couch as I was promised. however everything was of high standard and i will be buying my shares through lp. thank u for the experience see u very soon
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Response from Resort Spokesperson Wild Side Creative, Other at Sudwala Lodge
Responded 13 Feb 2022
Hi phumui0791839853. Wow - thank you for the lovely review! We're elated to know that you enjoyed such a wonderful holiday with your family that you plan on becoming a Sudwala family member! Thank you for your valued feedback, too. We look forward to your next stay! Kind Regards - The Sudwala Lodge Team
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Andre O wrote a review Dec 2021
Kempton Park, South Africa5 contributions
When checking in, we were told our unit was not ready yet. We subsequently found the unit as booked had permanent residents. We were then allocated a much smaller unit, even though we were there for a full week. This unit had no parking, and we were then allocated another tiny unit. Our original booked unit was a large unit with separate lounge and dining area. We could only move to a large unit on the Monday which was no fun.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Resort Spokesperson Wild Side Creative, Other at Sudwala Lodge
Responded 09 Jan 2022
Hi AndreO1183. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are most perturbed to learn that your experience was less than satisfactory. We appreciate all feedback to consider additional ways in which to improve our service offering. Nevertheless, we hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay. Kind Regards - The Sudwala Lodge Team
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C Datnow wrote a review Dec 2021
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We spent a very happy week at Sudwala Lodge, with the beautiful tranquil mountains as a backdrop. So much for the children (5 and 1) to do. Seven swimming pools, jungle gyms, trampolines, mini golf, jumping castles, the Butterfly Effect nature garden being an absolute highlight and of course the Caves and the Dinosaur Park, also a short trip to visit the chimpanzees at Chimp Eden on the other side of Nelspruit. A really lovely holiday!
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Resort Spokesperson Wild Side Creative, Other at Sudwala Lodge
Responded 09 Jan 2022
Hi CDatnow. Wow - thank you for the wonderful review! We're elated to know that you had such a wonderful holiday; taking in the views, making use of the onsite facilities and visiting the nearby attractions. We hope you will return for more family holiday memories! Kind Regards - The Sudwala Lodge Team
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Eulene wrote a review Dec 2021
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On sight when arriving the entrance looks like you about to step into tranquil environment of relaxation..we were very quickly shocked into reality.Because of covid regulations i understand they need to receive our basic health information but its a bit tedious and lengthy 1adults id details should be enough.When we arrived at the chalet its so tiny not to mention not clean floor was sticky also previous guest left their items and that indicated cleaning wasnt done.Bugs were everywhere which i get its located in a wild life area but you cant have a peaceful nights sleep swatting bugs of your pillow. Kitchen was tiny and served as a sleeping area also not ideal at all the architecture of that place is all wrong.There is alot of space to extend it out to make it bigger.The patio
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Resort Spokesperson Wild Side Creative, Other at Sudwala Lodge
Responded 09 Jan 2022
Hi Eulz82. Thank you for raising your concerns. We appreciate all feedback to consider additional ways in which to improve our service offering. Kindly note that Management has informed that the paperwork completed upon check-in is mandatory and enforced by government regulations. Kindly note that guests are supplied with a booking confirmation letter which details the unit configuration chosen; guests are advised to revise these details and phone ahead or discuss same with the relevant holiday club to ensure the unit selected meets the guests' requirements. Nevertheless, upon receiving the feedback Management did offer a larger unit configuration, which was declined. Kindly note that the hire of game room equipment is based on refundable deposits to ensure equipment is returned; there is no charge for guests. Furthermore, the pool table may be used by under 16-year-olds, under parental supervision. These measures are in place to ensure that all our guests can enjoy the same standard of gaming. Our Housekeeping Team provides toilet paper on the day of check-in, as well as every Monday, as per our policies. Guests are welcome to visit Reception, should they require extra. Management has also advised that plans are underway to assist in better sound-proofing the rooms. Rest assured, your comments have been received by Management for their consideration. Thank you. Kind Regards - The Sudwala Lodge Team
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Dawn C wrote a review Nov 2021
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This was a trip to remember, the setting and placement of the resort left us in wonder. The friendliness and extreme helpfulness of the staff boosted our experience. Thank you for making us feel welcome and providing the facilities to enjoy the weather, the nature and surrounding facilities which are right on your doorstep.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Response from Resort Spokesperson Wild Side Creative, Other at Sudwala Lodge
Responded 07 Jan 2022
Hi dawncarolk. Wow - what a stellar review! It warms our hearts to know that you had such a memorable holiday with us. Thank you for the kind words regarding our Team's hospitality and the Resort facilities. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind Regards - The Sudwala Lodge Team
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ThiaGrobler wrote a review Nov 2021
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Recommended for a nice, quiet, relaxing breakaway to re-charge. We had warm weather and the air conditioner in the room was a winner. Staff is very friendly, welcoming and helpful. Loadshedding played a role but the resort eases that with a generator during peak times to limit downtime. Thank you!
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Response from Resort Spokesperson Wild Side Creative, Other at Sudwala Lodge
Responded 07 Jan 2022
Hi ThiaGrobler. Wow - thank you for the kind review! We're elated to know that you had such a relaxing stay, that you would recommend Sudwala to others! We are pleased to know that the weather played along for your holiday and that you enjoyed the cool rooms. Thank you for the compliments regarding our Team; they remain dedicated to providing the best possible holiday environment. We hope to welcome you back soon! Kind Regards - The Sudwala Lodge Team
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Thabo S wrote a review Nov 2021
Kempton Park, South Africa83 contributions11 helpful votes
We visited Sudwala Lodge first week of November. I must say the place is neat and the kids enjoyed every moment on the lodge. We meet good people. The friendly staff, big up to Caunda, Khosi and Betty by the kids area
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Responded 07 Jan 2022
Hi Thabo S. Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. We're so pleased to know that you and your family enjoyed a refreshing stay; relaxing in a neat unit and exploring the Resort grounds with your children. Thank you for the compliments; we'll be sure to pass them along to the Team. We hope to see you soon! Kind Regards - The Sudwala Lodge Team
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PRICE RANGE
US$51 - US$87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaMpumalangaNelspruit
NUMBER OF ROOMS
83
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