Nungubane Game Lodge

Nungubane Game Lodge

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5.0
#3 of 14 lodges in Welgevonden Game Reserve
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
Property amenities
Free parking
Internet
Pool
Bar / lounge
Patio
Airport transportation
Foot massage
Gift shop
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Electric kettle
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms

Location

Site 53, Welgevonden Game Reserve 0530 South Africa
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Detailed Reviews
Meander305654 wrote a review Oct 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have just returned from Nungubane Lodge. This lodge is run by the most fantastic couple....Hein and Nikki are so hospitable and nothing is too much for them to handle...including a massive storm! The attention to detail is insurmountable. The rooms are spotless and the bed is very comfortable. Delicious home cooked meals. Informative game drives and an exquisite setting make Nungubane Lodge an excellent choice for a weekend in Welgevonden....you will find it hard to find something to fault. Thank you for a very happy experience.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Nungubane Management, General Manager at Nungubane Game Lodge
Responded 27 Oct 2020
We are thrilled that your time with us was so amazing. We endeavor to go above and beyond to ensure all our our Guests have a memorable experience (including severe thunderstorms !!). We look forward to hosting you again soon for another fantastic experience. Warm Regards The Nungubane Game Lodge Team
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Hemant Makan wrote a review Dec 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I spent 3 nights at Nungubane at the end of November. The property has a spectacular setting. The room was large and comfortable. The outside deck was a great place to relax. We were warmly welcomed by the team. Hein ensured that we had great sightings on our game drives. Nikki was always willing to please and went out of her way to ensure our comfort. Meriam prepared great meals. Thanks to the team for a memorable stay.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Response from Nungubane Management, General Manager at Nungubane Game Lodge
Responded 13 Dec 2020
Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to share your experiences. The hallmark of the Nungubane experience is congeniality and we are so pleased that your stay with us was a memorable one.. We look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. From The Nungubane Game Lodge Team.
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Liz Dev wrote a review Apr 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I spent last weekend at Nungubane Lodge and can’t fault a thing. The rooms are comfortable and well appointed, the main lodge, pool area and snug are just fantastic and the views over the reserve outstanding. Annie, Lizzie and the staff were so attentive and Lizzie is a great chef, the food was delicious. Annouchka is a wonderful guide and our game drives were most enjoyable and Manager Chris is efficient, knowledgable and a really down to earth person. On the whole a great team in a great location. We were fortunate enough to be with a lovely group of guests and had a fantastic time. Thank you Nungubane team.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Nungubane Management, General Manager at Nungubane Game Lodge
Responded 19 Apr 2021
Thank you so much for your kind words and review. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experiences and that your visit to our Lodge met with your expectations. Come back and see us soon From The Nungubane Game Lodge Team.
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Helena Gottschling wrote a review Sept 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
You showed us what true joy and fun looks like again after a very difficult and challenging time at home. Chris and Anouschka are awesome hosts, we felt welcomed the minute we arrived, had some amazing sightings with the best guide ever and to top everything off the food was marvellous. The staff was super friendly and everyone makes such a great team. The rooms were very cozy, the view was stunning and the overall atmosphere was nice and relaxing. We definetly plan on coming back (for longer than two nights hopefully haha). For sure the best place to start an unforgettable holiday in South Africa and we hope to see all of you again soon!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from Nungubane Management, General Manager at Nungubane Game Lodge
Responded 02 Oct 2022
Thank you for taking the time to share your vacation experiences with the Nungubane Team.. Hospitality is the hallmark of the Nungubane experience and we are so pleased that your stay with us exceeded your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Warm Regards The Nungubane Team
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Sherpa39793311178 wrote a review Feb 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a memorable weekend.
From the moment off pickup to drop-off your expectations are exceeded this place is situated deep in the heart of the bushveld. The friendliness and attention to detail from all the staff is incredible. Never felt this welcome and spoiled in one weekend. Animal sightings was great and we learned a lot from Keegan.
The rooms are spotless clean and the view from the deck incredible. Chef spoiled us too much, and Kyra's made us feel like family. This is a true gem in the bush. I left a piece of my heart
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Response from Nungubane Management, General Manager at Nungubane Game Lodge
Responded 14 Mar 2024
Thank you for sharing the wonderful moments that you experienced with us. A home from home is what Nungubane is all about and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. From The Nungubane Team
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Judy G wrote a review Sept 2021
Cape Town Central, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was the most exceptional experience in every way. From the warm welcome where we were made to feel totally attended to, to the brilliant rangers Keegan and Anushka who make it their focus to provide a unique, personal experience. Well done to the whole team who work together and clearly love what they do.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Nungubane Management, General Manager at Nungubane Game Lodge
Responded 27 Sept 2021
We really appreciate you taking the time to post your review and highlight the wonderful experiences that you had with Annouchka, Keegan and the Team. It was a pleasure having you as our Guests and we look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Warm regards from The Nungubane Team
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Juan T wrote a review Aug 2023
Florence, Italy
5.0 of 5 bubbles
MAGIC HOLIDAYS
Zebras, Giraffes, Rhinoceros, Wildebeest, african sunsets and sunrises are still in our eyes and will always remain in our hearts.
Spend our vacation at Nungubane Lodge has been one of the best surprises we had for our vacation ever.
Keagan, the ranger, always enthusiastic, is a special person, very competent about animals, birds and the whole environment of Welgevonden.
The girls and everybody of the staff are just great. Very gentle, ironic and always smiling have made us feel like at home. But one of the amazing thing of Nungubane is the food. The chefs are creative with every day new EXCELLENT proposals.
The rooms are just beautiful and they keep them extremely clean.
Many other good things guys, we will never forget you and hope to be back someday.
All the best to you all.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Response from Nungubane Management, General Manager at Nungubane Game Lodge
Responded 13 Aug 2023
We are so pleased that you thoroughly enjoyed your vacation with us and that you took home many happy memories of your stay with us. Come back soon The Nungubane Team
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Rick K wrote a review May 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
In this luxurious small scale safari lodge, you really feel welcome and part of the Nungubane-family. It makes it easy to connect to the amazing Nungubane-team and to meet other guests. The ranger is very knowledgable and enthousiastic and really cares about the wildlife in the park, which is great in itself too. All in all, an awesome experience that I would recommend to everyone! Many thanks to Kyra, Keegan and the Nungubane-team!
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Response from Nungubane Management, General Manager at Nungubane Game Lodge
Responded 16 Jun 2023
It was a pleasure hosting you and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Till next time Warm Regards The Nungubane Team
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Bill B wrote a review Oct 2023
South Ayrshire, United Kingdom
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 3 nights at the wonderful Nungubane Game Lodge and the experience was exceptional.

Keegan, Kyra and their team were perfect hosts.and their knowledge charm and enthusiasm helped make this an unforgettable experience.

The game drives were amazing and Keegans knowledge of the reserve and the animals and plant life was encyclopedic. He tracked and found game that gave us some wonderful experiences and memories that will last a lifetime. He asked us what we wanted to see, and then found it for us.

Kyra and the team looked after our every need and the accommodation itself was wonderful. The food, lodges, staff and environment all contributed to a great holiday.

I would recommend Nungubane to anyone looking for a memorable game drive experience with perfect hosts and team

Bill B
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Response from Nungubane Management, General Manager at Nungubane Game Lodge
Responded 08 Oct 2023
Hi Bill. We are so pleased that you had such a wonderful time at the Lodge and we certainly enjoyed hosting you. We look forward to seeing you again sometime soon. The Nungubane Team
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Tarryn wrote a review Oct 2023
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nungubane and Welgevonden are truly special. The staff at Nungubane are incredibly congenial and make you feel part of the family. From the casual interaction over drinks at the bar to in depth discussions on game drives about the wildlife and everything in between, they made our experience very memorable. Keegan is incredibly knowledgeable and highly capable as the guide. Kyra and the lodge staff are so friendly and caring, we wanted for nothing. Would highly recommend this lovely lodge to other couples looking for a break from reality and some perspective.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Response from Nungubane Management, General Manager at Nungubane Game Lodge
Responded 08 Oct 2023
So glad that you enjoyed your stay with us to relax and unwind. Come back soon. The Nungubane Team
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Sesana asked a question Oct 2020
Malamulele, South Africa
How do i find prices?
1 contribution
Hi To please contact us : 086 131 8887 Kind Regards
rdubbs08 asked a question Jul 2017
Edmond, Oklahoma7,571 contributions514 helpful votes
Has anyone used their childcare while on game drive? Any feedback is appreciated!!!
Answer from Nungubane L
Hi There Unfortunately we are only able to accommodate children over 12 years. Best Regards Chey
Catherine Chivers wrote a tip Apr 2024
Nottingham, United Kingdom15 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Temperature drops very quickly so you definitely need layers! The ponchos were fantastic!"
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Roving19266792469 wrote a tip Mar 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"A short rough patch of road to the gate. Ensure tyres are in good condition."
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Heather B wrote a tip Mar 2024
Bordon, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Small intimate lodge"
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Hugo P wrote a tip Nov 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The drinks are excluded. We though it was included."
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Cassie B wrote a tip Oct 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We went in September and had lovely weather but the morning drives could be a bit chilly. Hats and thick socks helped!"
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PRICE RANGE
R 8,205 - R 9,624 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
nungubane game hotel waterberg
LOCATION
South AfricaLimpopo ProvinceWaterbergWelgevonden Game Reserve
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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