Lions Rest Country Estate

Lions Rest Country Estate

Hospital Street Berlin Farm, Tweeling 9820 South Africa
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4.5
#1 of 1 guest house in Tweeling
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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We have luxurious accommodation, cater for weddings, productive conferences, a rejuvenating Health Hydro Spa . We are based in the North Eastern Free State, 170Km from Central Johannesburg. Lions Rest is situated about two kilometres from Tweeling, between Frankfort and Reitz; about 125Km from Clarens. Lions-Rest maintains the province’s reputation by offering visitors supreme quality and a blissful and tranquil place to escape to. With warm and friendly staff members who are ready to cater to your every need, a delicious breakfast every morning and an African night sky experience with a truly South African braai, weather permitting. Our main offerings: • Accommodation • Wedding Venue • Conference Venue • Health Hydro and Spa • Camping & Caravan Park • Small Game drives
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Property amenities
Free parking
Pool
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Spa
Non-smoking hotel
Restaurant
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Laundry service
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to TGCSA - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Trendy
Languages Spoken
English

Location

Hospital Street Berlin Farm, Tweeling 9820 South Africa
Getting there
Bloemfontein Intl Airport
280.7 km
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Jayshree Gan wrote a review Apr 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Thabo and Ethel made our stay very special. They are both committed to service excellence. Every meal was great. They gave us a personalized experience and we could not have asked for more. We definitely left with more knowledge of the lions thanks to Thabo. The highlight was seeing the lions they have on the property. A definite home away from home experience.
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Date of stay: April 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Room 5 was great.
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Sulaiman Portia wrote a review Jan 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
good food good service. There service was awesome, was made to feel at home and treated like family.
The sunsets are beautiful, morning roars make you feel nature. You can check other animals and take a walk in the wild.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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BruceTroubridge wrote a review Jan 2020
Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Luxury accommodation, wonderful hosts, and so very peaceful.
Sitting in the gardens, listening to the lion's roaring is a memory I'll enjoy for a long time.
Ethel and Thabo were both entertaining and informative hosts.
We highly recommend Lions Rest to any townies wanting something very different.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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GoPlaces28958968001 wrote a review Mar 2020
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We really enjoyed our stay. it was very relaxing and quiet. We learnt a lot about the animals especially the lions. This place has two of the MOST beautiful male lions I've ever seen. The staff were also very friendly and the food was good.
In terms of the pool and facilities they could do with a little upgrade and the rooms could do with a bar fridge of some sort but other than that I was super happy with my stay.
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Date of stay: February 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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kileys690 wrote a review Mar 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
You can't go wrong by booking a weekend away from home or even a week away. The owner's are simply the Best, Friendly doesn't if describe them. They are just simply out of this world. They will even go out of their way to make you feel at home.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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saarahb334 wrote a review Jul 2018
Cape Town, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The short visit will always be remembered due to excellent service,friendliness and warmth.Ethel’s quiet strength and Thabo’s humor made us feel at home.Waking up to the sound of the lions were amazing.
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Date of stay: June 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from EthelZitha-Masihleho, Owner at Lions Rest Country Estate
Responded 18 Sept 2018
Most appreciated. We are looking forward to seeing you again!
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malehana wrote a review Jan 2018
Maseru, Lesotho
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is an interesting place for all ages, from children to grannies. The different settings of the rooms that accommodate even a large family is what I liked most. We enjoyed the meals and the game drive.
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Date of stay: December 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from EthelZitha-Masihleho, Owner at Lions Rest Country Estate
Responded 04 Jan 2018
Your support is mots appreciated. Many Thanks.
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Sarah K wrote a review Oct 2017
Sandton, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
If you love wandering off the beaten track, this place is for you.

My boyfriend and I visited in September and couldn't have been happier. We loved seeing the lions being fed and hearing them roaring at night. It was quite an experience! The service is so friendly and attentive, Ethel really looked after us.

Thanks for everything!
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: September 2017
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from EthelZitha-Masihleho, Owner at Lions Rest Country Estate
Responded 18 Sept 2018
Most appreciated. We are looking forward to seeing you again!
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JHB-couple wrote a review Oct 2017
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Our weekend at Lion's rest can be summarised as "comfortable accommodation, good food, great hosts and awesome lions" !
Thabo and Ethel have a special gift to make guests feel like they are visiting friends. The lions roaring in the night have a special gift to remind guests that they are in Africa :)
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: September 2017
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from EthelZitha-Masihleho, Owner at Lions Rest Country Estate
Responded 18 Sept 2018
Most appreciated. We are looking forward to seeing you again!
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peet543 wrote a review Sept 2017
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
Venue was beautiful decorated and the chapel was also up to standard. Rooms was clean and had everything needed available. Breakfast was also good. At arrival the staff where very friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: September 2017
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from EthelZitha-Masihleho, Owner at Lions Rest Country Estate
Responded 18 Sept 2018
Most appreciated. We are looking forward to seeing you again!
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Jayshree Gan wrote a tip Apr 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa7 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room 5 was great."
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Clive wrote a tip Sept 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"best views"
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malingap656 wrote a tip Jun 2017
Warden, South Africa1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms on the south side are quieter"
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Aneesa R wrote a tip Jul 2016
5 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"go through on a saturday when the lions are being fed red meat"
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Colleen F wrote a tip Jul 2016
Centurion, South Africa99 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If doing the game drive, remember a hat and sunblock. And don't forget your camera"
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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LIONS REST COUNTRY ESTATE - Guesthouse Reviews (Tweeling, South Africa)

Frequently Asked Questions about Lions Rest Country Estate
What are some of the property amenities at Lions Rest Country Estate?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Lions Rest Country Estate?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Lions Rest Country Estate?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Lions Rest Country Estate?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Lions Rest Country Estate offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Is Lions Rest Country Estate accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.