Taaibos River Lodge

Taaibos River Lodge

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#11 of 14 lodges in Welgevonden Game Reserve
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This elegant wilderness retreat with its eye catching design and architecture offers you all of the modern comforts of a luxury home in the bush.The lodge Lodge is located in the acclaimed Welgevonden Game Reserve which is situated in the heart of the Waterberg Biosphere in the Limpopo province of South Africa and is home to most of Africa's famous wildlife, with over 50 mammal species, including the big five, and over 250 birds species. Safaris are undertaken in an open game-drive vehicle by highly qualified game rangers and can even include bush barbeques and picnic lunches. Meals can be presented from casual, private and cosy buffet-style occasions to indulging, full-service, plated events. An extensive wine cellar, together with an exotic collection of whiskeys, cognacs and liqueurs complement the delicious fare. There is no set routine for mealtimes or game drives - these are adjusted, within reason, according to guests' whims and needs.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Billiards
Darts
Children's television networks
Airport transportation
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Plunge pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Shuttle bus service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
River View
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans

Location

Welgevonden Game Reserve 0530 South Africa
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937gb wrote a review Jan 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our family stayed at Taaibos during 2 nights when our mum celebrated her 60th birthday. The lodge is such an amazing place to stay at with nature, literally, around the corner, cool safari experiences with James and great food cooked by Angela and co. We thought that the familiar atmosphere and the exceptional level of service was high above our expectations. A truly memorable experience and our best hotel experience so far!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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FlaminGoes wrote a review Jun 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was such a treat for our family, and our kids first trip to the bush. Angela, James and team were patient, knowledgeable and excellent hosts. The food was outstanding, and James made every effort to “tick off” the list of animals the kids wanted to see and help us make the most of the time there.
We will definitely be back !
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Spiro Z wrote a review Sept 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a treat for our first holiday after a 5 month LockDown. Family really were spoilt
by the excellent hospitality by an awesome team lead by James and Angela with a great combination of food and safari excellence. Seeing the Big 4 in the first day and the facilities created an excellent ambience that was embellished with some great culinary and service from the team. We will definitely be back soon...
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: The rooms are all of a high standard...
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Sam wrote a review Mar 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had an amazing 4 days, the food was excellent, service brilliant, location amazing and game drives were perfect. A great COVID safe holiday. Well done and thank you. I am still waiting for the recipes, just delicious. Be prepared to relax and eat.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Elalo wrote a review Sept 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Taaibos is truly a special place in Welgevonden. We spent 3 nights with the family and had a wonderful break. The service and food were out of this world and the accommodation was excellent! Once you’ve experienced Taaibos, you will struggle to find anything like it. The ultimate bush experience!
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Elena P wrote a review Aug 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Once again Taaibos River Lodge did not disappoint. From the food, accommodation, game drives and service, it was exceptional. There is nothing quite like this place. It is very family orientated and everyone is accommodated for. Angela and James were wonderful hosts. You won’t get better than this.
10/10
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Julie W wrote a review Sept 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What an amazing experience for our family! Great service, gourmet food, perfect sundowners, breathtaking views, educational game drives and an interesting bush walk. Thank you to James, Angela and team for an unforgettable bush getaway!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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kareyk001 wrote a review Jan 2019
Leesburg, Virginia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our third Welgevonden experience, and by far the best. We traveled with family - 11 of us, and James and Angela were unbelievably gracious and accommodating. James was a terrific guide - very knowledgable and enjoyable - both on the game drives, and at the lodge. Angela - wow, what an amazing lady. She made us meals that were so delicious and unique. The food was unbelievable - even the breads were homemade. The lodge itself is stunning. The rooms were beautiful, with bathrooms that rivaled the top rated hotels. The views from lodge are stunning. We were there during a dry period, so the river was dried up, but it didn't stop us from seeing Kudu, monkeys and other animals grazing below. Planning a trip for 11 people could have been a disaster, but every one of us loved the entire experience - we even tried to extend our stay. I know that many of us hope to return to Taaibos in the near future. Thank you again James & Angela. You were amazing!
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Date of stay: December 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: This is an exclusive stay lodge for 10 - 12 people. (Only 10 can go on a game drive)
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Andrew L wrote a review Sept 2018
United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Can’t recommend Taaibos River Lodge enough. The pictures do not do it justice at all.

The lodge is beautiful and you will have it all to yourself. The rooms are huge and all have stunning views of the amphitheatre of rocks along the river. The accommodation is really fantastic.

The game viewing is truly special. We saw the big 5 and cheetah (to name a few!). The nature reserve is not overcrowded with cars and as a result the animals are all very relaxed and comfortable with the game viewing vehicles.

The best part about the lodge is the people. We had an incredible team of James and Ange who are your game ranger/mangers/chef/bartender for the stay. The food is incredible (for any diet).

We had the most wonderful stay and will definitely be back.

Thank you Taaibos River Lodge!
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Kate L wrote a review Sept 2018
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
James is a phenomenal ranger and host, and Ang’s food is out of this world! The lodges view is picturesque and no photo can do it justice. The lodge is tastefully done with everything you can possible want. The best bush holiday we have been on as a family of 7, and the most incredible sightings of Welgevondens predators. We will be back!
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Spiro Z wrote a tip Sept 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa47 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The rooms are all of a high standard..."
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kareyk001 wrote a tip Jan 2019
Leesburg, Virginia130 contributions105 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"This is an exclusive stay lodge for 10 - 12 people. (Only 10 can go on a game drive)"
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Els L wrote a tip Sept 2018
2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms are very nice and have a great view."
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Nicholas R wrote a tip Oct 2017
Hereford, United Kingdom390 contributions110 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just let the team take care of it....."
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Tom W wrote a tip Nov 2016
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Master bedroom is beyond amazing!!!!"
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South AfricaLimpopo ProvinceWaterbergWelgevonden Game Reserve
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6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Taaibos River Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Taaibos River Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Taaibos River Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Taaibos River Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Taaibos River Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Taaibos River Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Taaibos River Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Taaibos River Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Taaibos River Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Taaibos River Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Does Taaibos River Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.
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