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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I will comment on some things we did not get easily from other comments: - good food - great service - nice game drives - good value Why Good Value? We paid approx 150e a night for 2 persons via booking.com. Rough breakdown: - 80e for accomodation and breakfast for a remote location in a large room compareable to other...

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MichelleBouic, PR & Marketing Executive at Lakeside Lodge at Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Erny_nl Thank you for sharing your experience at Lakeside Lodge with us. We are happy to read that you enjoyed the friendly service and food. We will pass on your message to the Lakeside Team and look forward to welcoming you back in the future

New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly Planet arranged for this trip and the accommodations at Lakeside exceeded our expectations. Very friendly and welcoming staff - beautiful and tasteful rooms and modern bathrooms without losing the charm of the being in the bushes. Food was excellent !

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Dear 444Monique Thank you for sharing your experience at Lakeside Lodge with us. We are happy to read that you enjoyed the friendly service and food. We will pass on your message to the Lakeside Team and look forward to welcoming you back in the future

Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lakeside Lodge in the Entabeni Reserve is located 260 km from Johannesburg airport, a 4 hour drive, partially on a rough unpaved road. It is malaria free and has 24 spacious rooms- thatched cottage style- with terrace looking over the lake, connected by walkway to main building. Large bathroom with bath and separate shower. Ceiling fan. Opening windows is not...

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Dear Alicia K Thank you for sharing your experience at Lakeside Lodge with us. We are happy to read that you enjoyed the friendly service and food. We will pass on your message to the Lakeside Team and look forward to welcoming you back in the future

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Setting is dramatic in all weathers. Accommodation, food and service were so good. I had room 43 with a partial lake view but quite close to lodge. Those in the 70s rooms saw more wildlife in and out of their rooms. The actual game drives were really exciting and we saw lions, elephants, cheetahs, rhinos, buffalo, giraffes, warthogs etc. up...

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Good Day Dechezare Thank you for sharing your experience at Lakeside Lodge with us. We are heartened to read that you enjoyed the wildlife, food and friendly service. We will pass on your message to the Lakeside Team and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Valencia, Spain
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic atmosphere, my room was really cozy and clean. Staff was friendly and you could see they wanted you to have a nice experience. Food was very well prepared (delicious desserts), always some salad, missed fruit baskets but they had one on our last day. Game drives were ok for a park (please don't expect the wild Safari experience here)....

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Dear Valenciana32 Thank you for sharing your experience at Lakeside Lodge with us. We are happy to read that you enjoyed the friendly service and food. We will pass on your message to the Lakeside Team and look forward to welcoming you back in the future

Marietta, Georgia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many pros - Tumi (at Lakeside Lodge), the bartenders, and the guides (Pete and Cricket) - and, honestly, all the staff were professional, cared about their work, and were very pleasant. Scenery is stunning, drives were great - we saw plenty to feel that each drive was worth it. The negatives - food, though plentiful, was not really very good....

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Good Day Nate B, Thank you for your review. We are delighted to read that your overall time with us was a good one and trust you will take with you many memories of your visit. We do however offer our apologies for the concerns you raised as we strive to create truly Legendary experiences for all our guests and...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not worth the money we paid and definitely not a 4 star hotel as advertised !Food not up to scratch and always running out service was shocking and accommodation was terrible as we stayed in the old rooms which were 300 steps away from the main hotel and my mother who is in her late 70s had to walk ....

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Lymm, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful time at Lakeside Lodge. Lodges were a little tired but comfortable with all facilities available. Food was buffet style with a few dinners/BBQ (Brie) outside. The grounds were amazing with Elephant, Hippos, Rhinos, monkeys and Impala freely walking around, although the monkeys were a tad naughty who would steal food from your plate or hand if eating...

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Dear AlexandBeth Thank you for sharing your experience at Lakeside Lodge with us. We are happy to read that you enjoyed the wildlife, food and friendly service. We will pass on your message to the Lakeside Team and look forward to welcoming you back in the future

Wakefield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the lodge for a week in November. It's located about a 3 hour drive for Johanesbuorg, the last hour of which is on an unsurfaced road. The lodges themselves are spacious and, whilst not 5 star, are perfectly adequate and kept spotlessly clean by the staff. Just be careful not to leave a door or window open...

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Dear JDB44R Thank you for sharing your experience at Lakeside Lodge with us. We are happy to read that you enjoyed the wildlife and friendly service. We will pass on your message to the Lakeside Team and look forward to welcoming you back in the future

Burnet, Texas
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The staff and the facility exceeded our expectations. Highly recommend this facility and the tour opportunities. Got to see 4 of the Big Five and appreciate the planning and work done by the host/guide, Jan. The room was very comfortable and spacious and had a great view.

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Dear Majorie64 Thank you for sharing your experience at Lakeside Lodge with us. We are happy to read that you enjoyed the wildlife and friendly service. We will pass on your message to the Lakeside Team and look forward to welcoming you back in the future

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
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Additional Information about Lakeside Lodge

Address: Sterkrivier Rd | Upper Escarpment, Entabeni Game Reserve, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Waterberg > Entabeni Game Reserve
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
Lakeside Hotel Entabeni Game Reserve
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“I think the better lake views are to be found in the 70s rooms to the right as you leave the lodge - but this is further from the lodge than the 50s and 40s rooms (to the left) and the monkeys seemed to target them more. All rooms have a balcony and are spacious with fan, fridge, shower, bath, tea & coffee making facilities, hairdryer, safe etc.”
 of 5 bubbles Dechezare, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“choose a refurbished room if you dare to go.”
 of 5 bubbles katerina280869, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Only problem was a lack of water on two occasions where we could not shower or flush the commodes. Service and cleanliness were super.”
 of 5 bubbles marjorieb64, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms with perfect view and porge to the wilderness...”
 of 5 bubbles 768ejap, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“A few things kept me awake at night: Monkeys bouncing on the roof. A rogue hippo foraging for dinner outside me door. The extreme brightness of the full moon. And those noisy crickets!!! On a more practical note, the room had no heat or AC - only a ceiling fan and fire place. I was there during a mild weather period and all was well, but it could be uncomfortable if temps were extreme.”
 of 5 bubbles yourtourguy444, 23 Dec 2016 | Read review
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