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Hulala Lakeside Lodge

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Hulala Lakeside Lodge is situated on the da Gama Dam surrounded by a Forrest of Indigenous Trees and is the ideal place to relax and unwind. Enjoy our daily Cruise around the Dam and take in the peace and tranquility while experiencing the extensive Bird life.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Bar / lounge
Canoeing
Hiking
Babysitting
Shuttle bus service
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Fishing
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Chapel / shrine
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
Sun terrace
Ironing service
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Safe
Seating area
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa

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Farm Etna R40, White River 1240 South Africa
Hulala Lakeside Lodge
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hoprab wrote a review Mar 2020
White River, South Africa1 contribution
The place, the service, the food, the activities were great. The only disappointment was how the room was cleaned. The cleaner did not clean the glasses, spoons that we used the previous night. The cleaner also did not make the bed properly; there was still dust particles on the bed when we slept at night. We also noted that the shower is not cleaned thoroughly otherwise we enjoyed our stay and we are planning to come back.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Responded 09 Mar 2020
Good day thank you for your review on Hulala Lakeside Lodge thank you for bringing your concerns to our attention, we will make every effort to rectify them We look forward to welcoming you back soon kind regards Sean Light General Manager
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288mzwandilem wrote a review Jan 2020
Eswatini (Swaziland)50 contributions13 helpful votes
What a stunner in the midst of lush greens. We had come for the boat ride and had great service from the reception and captain. Relaxing ride on the dam, perfect day. A ride is a mere R80 for 1 hour, pretty nothing compared to the views and overall helpful people.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Bubbahotep666 wrote a review Oct 2019
Stockholm, Sweden1 contribution
The only thing missing is wifi in the rooms. There is Wifi in the common areas but I would expect coverage everywhere nowadays. For SA travellers it's probably not a big deal but for those without local 4G it is.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Lebo M wrote a review Aug 2019
Johannesburg South, South Africa43 contributions3 helpful votes
Oh my gosh, this is the place to visit if you enjoy bush accommodation! Peaceful and relaxing! The food was Amazing thanks to Chef Johanna and all the staff including the ever bubbly, passionate Susan, very helpful Teenage and Skhumba. We will definitely visit again in summer this time!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from SeanL2836, General Manager at Hulala Lakeside Lodge
Responded 30 Aug 2019
good day thank you for your wonderful review on Hulala Lakeside Lodge i will give your great feed back to the staff we hope to welcome you back to Hulala soon kind regards
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mandytraut wrote a review Jul 2019
Hoedspruit, South Africa1 contribution
What a simply stunning stay we had. The service was excellent, the staff friendly and efficient. The management beyond rebuke, nothing was too much trouble to make our stay a memorable one. Really highly recommended. Good value for money. We will definitely be back
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 12 Jul 2019
Good day Thank you for your excellent review on Hulala It was wonderful hosting you at the Lodge I have passed your review on to the Hulala Team We look forward to welcoming you back Kind regards Sean Light
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Explorer60415078355 wrote a review Jul 2019
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This is a lovely property, well looked after, in a wonderful garden next to a lake. The staff and management is very friendly and helpful. It was great, that they had a specific kids menu to choose from, so that the kids do not have to have a 3 course meal. The food was very, very good.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 12 Jul 2019
Good day thank you for your wonderful review on Hulala Lakeside Lodge I have passed your comments on to the Hulala Team we look forward to welcoming you back to Hulala. Kind regards Sean Light
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Kwanda T wrote a review Jul 2019
Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution
Overal we enjoyed our stay at Hulala. Accommodation was as expected. The following were small issues that we had: 1. As the visit was during winter time, heating provided was not assisting much in heating up the room. 2. Tv was a bit blurry and not easy to watch. 3. We had limited choice with food since it was a set menu. As mentioned, these were small issue which we didnt bother reporting as we had plan B however, we would like to recommend that these be looked at. We would like to come back during summer to enjoy the outdoors more. Security guard for morning shift give us a 20sec entertaining show which we didnt expect to see. We appreciate his efforts.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Responded 12 Jul 2019
Good day Thank you for your review on Hulala Lakeside Lodge we have taken note of your comments and will work towards bringing every thing up to your expectations. we look forward to welcoming you back to Hulala Kind regards Sean Light General Manager
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Resort62666118771 wrote a review Jun 2019
Knysna, South Africa1 contribution
The Lodge was initially quite difficult to find, but we were relieved to finally get to it by late evening. Had a lovely dinner provided by the hotel and then went to our room at about 9.30PM and despite all our efforts could not get any hot water in the shower and it was a chilly night. We used the kettle to have a bit of hot water to have a basin and face cloth rub down. I could not raise anyone at Reception as it was closed up for the night. The Manager apologised the next morning. but we were not happy customers!!
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Date of stay: May 2019
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ME2014BB wrote a review May 2019
Beverwijk, The Netherlands150 contributions5 helpful votes
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Last stop of our road trip 28-30 April. It is a beautiful place to relax but also close to bustling towns. Because of the road it almost forces you to stay on the property for dinner which we did. Dinners were okay...set menu. Breakfast was better. Lunch we went to town. The towns offer nice options for lunch or day activities. On the property you can do a boat trip or walk around the garden The rooms are spacious with views of the lake..,some better than others. Maintenance could be better specially toilet plumbing. Decor in public areas is lush like the gardens and the interior has a colonial feel to it. Love the big rocks in dining room and bar. Furniture could use a bit of maintenance as well or a makeover. Old does not need to be broken specially chairs, tables and sun beds. We are happy to hear that there are plans for sprucing up the place. Staff in general are friendly but could be more attentive.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Tourist06966896819 wrote a review May 2019
Kempton Park, South Africa1 contribution
The place was just as said on website, friendly staff, magnificent dam views, great menu. The children were very happy,quiet environment. We really did enjoy our stay and will definitely consider them in the near future.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hulala Lakeside Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Hulala Lakeside Lodge?
Nearby attractions include JWM Shooting Range (4.5 km) and Umbali (2.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hulala Lakeside Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Hulala Lakeside Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Hulala Lakeside Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hulala Lakeside Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Hulala Lakeside Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hulala Lakeside Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Xhosa.
Does Hulala Lakeside Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.
Is Hulala Lakeside Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.