Nungubane Game Lodge

Nungubane Game Lodge

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#3 of 14 lodges in Welgevonden Game Reserve
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 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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Heather B wrote a review Mar 2024
Bordon, United Kingdom1 contribution
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing hol, fantastic lodge and staff that really go above and beyond.
Game drives with Keegan are great, very knowledgeable at tracking and finding the animals.
All meals were delicious, with lovely snacks and drinks on the game drives to keep you going.
Birthday cake, bubbles and singing made in the perfect treat.
Will return !
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Response from Nungubane Management, General Manager at Nungubane Game Lodge
Responded 14 Mar 2024
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and that the Nungubane experience exceeded your expectations. Com back soon. From The Nungubane Team
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Lisa wrote a review Nov 2021
Chania Town, Greece2 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What an awesome experience. Beautiful lodge with spacious rooms fit for a King and Queen. Friendly staff and management. Annushkua, our guide was fantastic and extremely knowledgeable. Spotted four of the big five. She on two occasions was the first to find the lion sightings. Our encounters with the animals was up close and personal. The chef we certainly need to bring home, she was amazing! We really felt special with the personal touch. Thank you Chris and Annushkua, we will definitely be back. Mike and Lisa
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Response from Nungubane Management, General Manager at Nungubane Game Lodge
Responded 08 Nov 2021
Dear Mike & Lisa 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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Globetrotteuse_8 wrote a review Aug 2023
Geneva, Switzerland64 contributions19 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in Nungubane lodge as a family of 3 in July 2023, for 4 days. The experience was just wonderful. We were so warmly welcomed, taken care of and hosted that we felt we were staying with family. The food was nothing short of excellent and the portions were generous. The rooms are spacious, as are the bathrooms, and there is even an outside shower. The whole staff was so kind that we cant wait to go back. The safari experience was also another level, as Keegan our ranger is a passionate zoologist and the understanding and explanations we got were so rich and interesting. He also finds the animals very quickly and his interest in them was contagious. When we left our 12 year old burst into tears saying she wanted to go back.
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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
Thank you for your review - we so pleased that your vacation with us exceeded your expectations. We look foward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. The Nungubane Team
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RobertKathy wrote a review Aug 2022
Wantage, United Kingdom29 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Staying at the Lodge is an amazing experience.
Miriam the chef is a magician who creates the most enticing and delicious meals.
The wildlife is great and we had a number of fabulous moments particularly when Anouchka (our guide) found a male lion relaxing in the grass a short distance from us. Temba the lion then treated us to a series of roars which made our bodies tingle. A magical moment. Would not hesitate to return, we wish it was tomorrow !
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from Nungubane Management, General Manager at Nungubane Game Lodge
Responded 17 Aug 2022
Hi Rob & Kathy We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and that it met with all your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Warm Regards The Nungubane Team
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Chinouk Luksch wrote a review 08 Jun
Ugchelen, The Netherlands11 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We are so greatful that we have stayed here for the last days. We really enjoyed literally everything! The room was so nice and clean all the time. The food was unbelievable good! En most important for us; we felt home here. The hospitality of all of the staff is really good. Every single one of you guys is really amazing!

We saw amazing animals and learned about the nature as well.

We really appreciate the calmness and respect for the nature and all of her beautiful belongings. We can see that the animals feel free here and also feel comfortable next to our vehicle.

I’m sure we are actually really gonna miss it here.

I would love to come back one day!

We want to thanks you all from the bottom of our hearts!
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Date of stay: June 2024
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DominiqueB wrote a review Jan 2024
Gauteng, South Africa8 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It was an absolutely amazing stay! Keagen and Kyra who manage the Lodge are amazing, and all the staff are very friendly and efficient. They all ensured that our stay was absolutely wonderful. We were there for our 25th wedding anniversary and were totally spoilt from arrival to when we left. The views are incredible. The rooms are beautiful and have superb views! The game drives with the guide Bertus van Zyl was excellent and we learnt so many things from him. We went out early mornings and late afternoons. Superb! The food was incredibly tasty as well and left us looking forward to the next meal! On our last night they made the most romantic setting in our room along with a private supper and a beautiful letter which we have kept as a wonderful memory of our time there. It was amazing! I highly recommend going there and hope to go back soon.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Response from Nungubane Management, General Manager at Nungubane Game Lodge
Responded 01 Feb 2024
It was wonderful to host you on your 25th wedding anniversary and that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Nungubane Team
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stephani89 wrote a review Sept 2023
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely loved Nungubane! Keegan was an amazing guide, extremely knowledgeable and a wonderful host. The food was also outstanding, every meal was delicious with alot of local recipes and food used. The entire staff was welcoming and made us feel at home. Would recommend Nungubane to anyone!
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Response from Nungubane Management, General Manager at Nungubane Game Lodge
Responded 19 Sept 2023
Hi Stephani. We are so pleased that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to seeing you again in the not too distant future. Warm Regards The Nungubane Team
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Julie wrote a review Mar 2024
United Kingdom3 contributions
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A big thank you to Keegan, Kyra and ALL the Nungubane family for another amazing stay. The friendliness and hospitality of all the staff, whatever their role, made for a relaxing and enjoyable stay. The game drives were superb with an abundance of up close sightings, only surpassed by Keegan’s passion, enthusiasm and energy to get you the best out of every game drive. Thanks to you all.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Response from Nungubane Management, General Manager at Nungubane Game Lodge
Responded 20 Mar 2024
Delighted that your return stay with us met with all your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. The Nungubane Team
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Venus wrote a review Apr 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our stay at Nungubane was phenomenal, Chris and his staff took great care of us. They were warm, thoughtful and welcoming every step of the way. They provided professional and bespoke service.

They even put on a surprise romantic dinner for us which was really special.

The food was so amazing🤤.

The facilities and room were clean (we have OCD when it comes to cleanliness) and the views from the room were so lovely. Very tranquil escape.

We thoroughly enjoyed the game drives - of the big five we managed to see rhino, lions and elephants 😄.

Rating 5/5.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from Nungubane Management, General Manager at Nungubane Game Lodge
Responded 01 Apr 2021
Hi V We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and that it met with all your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Warm Regards The Nungubane Team
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Gina G wrote a review Feb 2023
25 contributions1 helpful vote
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Incredible stay with the best hosts: Annoushka (super cheerful&energetic), Ranger Bertus (massive knowledge from animals to plants to stars) & the rest of the awesome crew! Super nice, attentive, fun, helpful, generous, smart & casual staff. Delicious food (you will for sure not starve, maybe need a diet after:)).It was a beautiful get away with long lasting memories! PS: it is very private so only 5 cottages/ 10 people. Highly recommended!!!
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Response from Nungubane Management, General Manager at Nungubane Game Lodge
Responded 28 Mar 2023
Thank you for taking the time to post a review - we greatly appreciate it. We are delighted that your stay with us exceeded your expectations and trust that we will see you again in the not too distant future. Warmest regards 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 contributions513 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
1 contribution
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 8,386 - R 9,762 (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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