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103 Jatinga Road, White River 1240 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 21/12/30 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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As a native German, I bought the Thokozani Lodge with my wife back in 2009 and we emigrated directly to South Africa. In previous years, we explored Southern Africa extensively, by travelled through Namibia, Botswana and South Africa. Through our experience with the cultures and the beauty of the Fauna and Flora we took the decision, to make South Africa our new home. We can now, enjoy the nature and wildlife at our doorstep close to the Kruger National Park. The Thokozani Lodge was built in the typical African architectural design with thatch roof in 1926. The Jatinga street where the lodge is situated, was named after the English officer’s that settled down after finishing their service in India. The lodge was built in a crescent shape and was known as the “halfmoon cottage”. Through the years numerous renovations was done, but the old charm has not been lost. All of the rooms and the stoep areas, are facing West, to assure a beautiful sunset.
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Free parking
Wifi
Pool
Bar / lounge
BBQ facilities
Mosquito net
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Secured parking
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Languages Spoken
English, German
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99moser wrote a review 09 Jun
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We stayed at Thokozani Lodge for 1 night in May 2022. It's not too far from the airport, easy to reach. It is a quiet place, right in the middle of an enourmous garden, rather a park. Trees, flowers, banana plants, a small stream crossing the park - it's a relaxing, safe place to be. Breakfast was served with view on the garden. Holger is very helpful to give you personal information about the region. We enjoyed it so much to be there, just before we went to the Kruger.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Colette C wrote a review May 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa8 contributions1 helpful vote
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I spent a lovely, relaxing four nights here. A great little cotrage with kitchen and braai setup, providing everything I needed. It was wonderful to sit and watch the birds and butterflies from the deck of my little cottage. And of course the sunset every day too. The owner, Holger is very lovely and helpful, always checking with me that all was good. In those few short days I made myself a home. Thank you for this wonderful stay.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled
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The Khumalos wrote a review Apr 2022
Centurion, South Africa51 contributions5 helpful votes
We enjoyed our stay at Thokozani Lodge. The host and the staff were very welcoming and friendly. Our unit was neat and clean, with all the utensils we needed for self catering (e.g. Braai, etc.). What's nice about the lodge is that there's backup solar electricity in case of loadshedding. We enjoyed the pool, which also had a kids section. It's very quiet and peaceful if you want to escape from the city buzz for a while.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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nxaba593383 wrote a review Mar 2022
Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution
It was a good stay, price cost are met. Reasonable amount for the accommodation. The place is nice and clean. Good for family and friend trip. I just don't like their beds, as they more like mattress instead of beds.
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awayla419805 wrote a review Mar 2022
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Great place just outside Whiteriver. Just take the road from Bagdad and not straight out of Whiteriver as the road has a lot of potholes. Place is just beautiful with lots of birdlife. Rooms are clean and the service was great.
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peggysuefigueira wrote a review Mar 2022
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1 contribution
The Rondavel style cottages are very comfortable and simply but wel equipped. The bed was very comfortable. Great outside braai (BBQ) area. Little outside washing up place. We stayed one night. We know the area (vegetation) very well it is why we are often in this region. A must for international travellers on a bit of a budget. We paid a last minute European rate, but we had seen days before that the prices are very affordable.
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Response from Holger Hänning, Geschäftsführer at Thokozani Lodge
Responded 15 Mar 2022
Thank you for your stay at Thokozani Lodge and I am sure you had a good time. We will say thank you that you take a couple of minutes for a review about your stay. We hope to welcoming you agin on your next trip to our area.
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suricatah wrote a review Mar 2022
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Thokozani Lodge is an exceptional establishment. The host and owner is Holger Hänning. A remarkable man with various talents. His friendly and professional service made such a good impression on us that we will visit Thokozani Lodge again. The rooms and surroundings are clean and secure. A nice big recreational area awaits the visitors. I will recommend Thokozani Lodge to anyone travelling to White River or the Kruger National Park.
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Response from Holger Hänning, Geschäftsführer at Thokozani Lodge
Responded 15 Mar 2022
Thank you for your stay. And we are glad that you enjoyed it. We hope you had a relaxing holiday.
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Sandra A wrote a review Mar 2022
Leeds, England356 contributions87 helpful votes
Thokozani was exactly what we wanted after plane from the UK and a car journey from Johannesburg. It provides solitude in a beautiful very large garden with a swimming pool to relax in when overheated. The lodge we stayed in was comfy and we slept well with birds to listen to in the mornings once awake. Breakfast is served overlooking the garden and pool and was very tasty. Fruit salad yoghurt, cheese meat and bread on offer with eggs and bacon if desired which way you wanted it cooking. Holger our host was extremely helpful and friendly and we enjoyed our chats with him.
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Response from Holger Hänning, Geschäftsführer at Thokozani Lodge
Responded 15 Mar 2022
We are very happy that you had a great stay with us befor you went to Kruger NP. I am sure on your next stay you can extend your list of birds you found in our garden.
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jhb12022 wrote a review Feb 2022
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
Warm and Friendly Reception at Thokozani Lodge Holger a Great Lodge Owner. Breakfast was good. Peaceful environment with no noise whatsoever. Excellent value for money, not overpriced at all. Last 1.2km of road leading to Thokozani Lodge can be improved on.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Response from Holger Hänning, Geschäftsführer at Thokozani Lodge
Responded 15 Mar 2022
We were glade that you choose Thokozani Lodge for your stay. We are glad that you had a good stay on our Lodge. We are appologise aboit the last few km to our Guesthouse. But it is not in our hand. We are very soprry for it.
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sinjyn2022 wrote a review Feb 2022
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa1 contribution
Holger is an amazing host, incredibly friendly and always looking for opportunities to show more hospitality. He was incredibly accommodating to our ever-changing schedule, and always following up to see how he could add more value to our stay with him. 10/10 - See you during the next Expo, Holger!
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US$41 - US$51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Thokozani Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Thokozani Lodge?
Nearby attractions include South African National Parks (1.4 km), Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre (4.2 km), and Casterbridge Cinema (5.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Thokozani Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, a lounge, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Thokozani Lodge?
Top room amenities include a refrigerator, a mosquito net, and a pool view.
What food & drink options are available at Thokozani Lodge?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Thokozani Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Thokozani Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Oliver's, Magnolia, and 64 Coolmore.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Thokozani Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Thokozani Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.