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Palala Boutique Game Lodge and Spa

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Where the Palala And Limpopo Rivers Meet, Lephalale 0555 South Africa
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#1 of 39 Speciality lodging in Lephalale
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Set in the majestic Limpopo Province, Palala Boutique Game Lodge is enticing to those who appreciate exclusivity, fine fare, romance and adventure. A mere 4 hour’s drive from Johannesburg, the lodge is unmistakably 5-star and a haven of sophistication surrounded by the authentic Limpopo bushveld landscape. This exclusive boutique game lodge inspired by the surrounding safari landscape encapsulates a fusion of elements through elaborate solid wooden furniture and exquisite artwork. The suites are the pinnacle of refinement and opulence, each designed and appointed with ultimate luxury and comfort in mind. The air-conditioned suites boast queen or king size beds covered with high quality imported linen and spacious marble bathrooms with free standing baths, glass showers, double basins and specially selected bath amenities. Engage in an assortment of exhilarating activities or indulge in a serene and holistic spa treatment at our world class Sediko Bush Spa. Activities on offer include game drives, guided bush walks, boat cruises or angling on the Limpopo River, indulgent bush picnics, outings on one of the bicycle trails, or some bird watching for the avid birdwatcher in an area renowned as a birder’s paradise. The Matoppie Restaurant provides a distinctive experience in a relaxed and private dining space under a unique and abstract Matoppie tree. Enjoy mouth-watering dishes inspired by truly South African ingredients, whilst the wine collection pays homage to the wine makers of South Africa, showcasing the best of each wine region. Our taste for luxury extends to all our facilities and services, overall offering an indulgent bush experience and world-class spa retreat.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Hiking
Fishing
Babysitting
Wifi
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Walking tours
Children's television networks
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hammam
Hand massage
Head massage
Hot spring bath
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Open-air bath
Pedicure
Salon
Steam room
Waxing services
Baggage storage
Chapel / shrine
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Minibar
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Neil Tee wrote a review Oct 2021
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Exceptional venue, world class facilities and above all, staff that go above and beyond. We were part of a big group and yet we were made to feel special. The spa and the predator tour were our highlights. 3 weeks after our visit, a valuable item that we had lost was found by the staff. You do not often encounter that calibre of honesty. A true reflection of Palala's personal touch.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your detailed and positive feedback! At Palala we strive to not only meet but exceed our guests expectations by offering a memorable experience. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your recent Palala experience and we eagerly await your return for your next Palala Bush Break
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jacqui wrote a review Sep 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
Thank you Palala for a wonderful weekend. Your attention to detail (in the rooms, at the Spa, the river cruise, the game drive, just everything) is appreciated. Your staff are attentive and friendly. Your food is amazing. Your conservation efforts are applauded. When we visit 5 Star lodges we expect peace and tranquility and that is what you offer. To be this close to nature is to be close to God and His creations. May you be blessed.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Fusion Portfolio Team, Marketing at Palala Boutique Game Lodge and Spa
Responded 07 Oct 2021
Thank you for choosing Palala Boutique Game Lodge & Spa for your recent bush escape. At Palala we strive to not only meet but exceed our guests expectations. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your Palala experience and we eagerly await your return for an even more memorable stay soon!
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CDMak wrote a review Jun 2021
16 contributions12 helpful votes
At best - a destination function venue! Not all aspects of Palala measure up. Disappointments galore! The zoo-like predator sanctuary is barely a 5 star experience. Give it a miss The hype around Palala is not backed up what a 5star traveller would be accustomed to!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Fusion Portfolio Team, Marketing at Palala Boutique Game Lodge and Spa
Responded 22 Jun 2021
Dear Mr and Mrs Makgala A 5-star property is not exceptional due to its buildings, if that were the case only new hotels would be popular. What sets a 5-star property apart from the rest is the experience and the treatment of guests during their stay. The Palala team is proud of their excellent service and the amazing memories they help to create during each guest’s stay Throughout your stay, you and your family were treated with the care and attention that Palala is known for and the comment cards completed by your family commented in writing on the “amazing service” the “excellent quality of the food”, and the “kindness of the waiter”. On the question “what would you change about us, the answer was given “nothing” Had you truly experienced all Palala had to offer, you would have understood the “hype” around Palala that you are referring to. Visiting Palala without spoiling yourself at the award winning Sediko Spa is like not having been to Palala at all. You could have experienced a romantic red wine or milk bath with your husband, else you could have relaxed with a blissful couple’s massage or a signature Hammam treatment. We love romance and spoil our guests with romantic candle lit turndowns in the evening with champagne, private cabana dinners or a special rose petal and candle bath that we run especially for you after dinner. Palala days are filled with countless activities. The predator tour is such a great learning experience, and although it might not be your thing, Palala offers so much more. Imagine cruising on the Limpopo River with its breath-taking sunsets, while sipping an ice-cold glass of wine, watching the wonder of the nature scenes, the bird life, crocodiles, and the occasional hippo. Have fun with your family by doing a bicycle safari, a guided walk or our daily game drives where you not only see beautiful African game, but where you meet and make new friends during your drinks stop. Missing out on all of this… is missing out on Palala, and missing out on amazing opportunities to make memories that will last you forever Palala is truly loved by all travellers including seasoned travellers who have travelled all over the world. The unique magic and hospitality experienced during a stay at Palala rubs off on all and the comment that the Palala team most frequently hear is “ we will be back” and “ we will tell all our friends”, is testimony to that fact
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Heart wrote a review Jun 2021
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We arrived on a Wednesday evening, and we were running late because of the long drive from Johannesburg. The front of house team did a great gesture by providing us with proper directions so that we do not get lost. It was unfortunate that we missed our booking for the spa. At first we did not quite understand nor appreciate the tone that was used and the lack of empathy since we had travelled far and this nearly ruined our stay. However, the front of house team turned this whole experience to an incredible stay. We had a lovely spa experience, coupled with a beautifully laid out picnic, bike ride and Cabana experience. This was the turning point of the stay. Buellah and her team came up with a great idea - as it was a proposal. My fiance had no clue and your team made it happen and this was followed up by an amazing romantic turndown. ...and it did not stop there. The team continued to blow us away with amazing service. Thank you Palala for making this experience one for the books! We would like to thank Buellah for all her efforts on making this experience memorable.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Fusion Portfolio Team, Marketing at Palala Boutique Game Lodge and Spa
Responded 22 Jun 2021
Thank you for sharing your recent Palala experience. Thank you for your detailed and positive feedback. At Palala Boutique Game Lodge & Spa we strive to not only meet but exceed our guests expectations. We are delighted to hear that we exceeded your expectations during this stay. We are honored to have been able to make your engagement proposal even more memorable and trust you will cherish these moments for years to come.
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N3 Aviation wrote a review Apr 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa45 contributions5 helpful votes
Having its own landing strip Palala is a perfect fly-in destination for a getaway from the city. We were met at the airstrip upon landing and taken though to the lodge by one of their rangers. The setup of the lodge is magnificent and the decorations and designs thought through to their finest details. The fine dining was also superb and so was the service throughout our stay. Activities to chose from are plenty and we opted for a bicycle game ride and the river cruise, which were both amazing. We will definitely be back, probably rather sooner than later.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from Fusion Portfolio Team, Marketing at Palala Boutique Game Lodge and Spa
Responded 16 Apr 2021
Thank you for your amazing feedback. At Palala Boutique Game Lodge & Spa we strive to not only meet but exceed our guest's expectations. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed a memorable Palala experience. Our popular river cruise – allow yourself to be taken on a slow and relaxing cruise on the Palala River, meandering into the Limpopo River The riverine bushveld offers excellent bird watching opportunities and is also perfect for crocodile and hippo sightings. We cannot wait to welcome you back for your next stay in true Palala style.
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PRICE RANGE
US$207 - US$265 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaLimpopo ProvinceWaterbergLephalale
NUMBER OF ROOMS
37
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Frequently Asked Questions about Palala Boutique Game Lodge and Spa
What are some of the property amenities at Palala Boutique Game Lodge and Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Palala Boutique Game Lodge and Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Palala Boutique Game Lodge and Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Palala Boutique Game Lodge and Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Palala Boutique Game Lodge and Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Palala Boutique Game Lodge and Spa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Palala Boutique Game Lodge and Spa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Palala Boutique Game Lodge and Spa have airport transportation?
Yes, Palala Boutique Game Lodge and Spa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Palala Boutique Game Lodge and Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Palala Boutique Game Lodge and Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Is Palala Boutique Game Lodge and Spa accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.