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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!