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Ama Amanzi Bush Lodge

35 km North of Vaalwater on R33, Vaalwater 0530 South Africa
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Your GREAT getaway in the bush! Stunning lodge in the beautiful Waterberg Biosphere, an UNESCO Heritage at the last true wilderness of South Africa. A warm welcome in the bush with a value for money accommodation with personal attention. Private, luxurious and yet intimate as if you were staying at your own lodge. We can customize almost anything for you. Come for an overnight stay, a lovely weekend to relax in the bush or let us organize you a complete holiday of a couple of weeks. We have three different accommodations for you. We also offer several business possibilities, of course accommodation but also teambuilding events, meetings in the bush, coach sessions, etc. Enjoy our fabulous dinners with excellent wines, relax on your own veranda, fall asleep in your 100% cotton linens with luxury down duvets. Be a bit more active and enjoy our workshops like 'Basic Wildlife' or 'Photography.' Only the presence of non dangerous game allows you to walk around freely or take your bicycle for a nice ride on the trails. Hope to welcome you soon! Warm regards, Issabella Kerklaan, director, Ama Amanzi Bush Lodge
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Bar / lounge
Hiking
Horseback riding
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Foot massage
Car park
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Bicycle tours
Patio
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Waxing services
BBQ facilities
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Radio
Bath / shower
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Landmark view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Dutch

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35 km North of Vaalwater on R33, Vaalwater 0530 South Africa
Ama Amanzi Bush Lodge
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Polokwane Airport
152.4 km
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Aidan Rorke wrote a review Jan 2021
The Netherlands2 contributions1 helpful vote
Ama Amanzi provides a very relaxing and private environment where we were able to enjoy ourselves and the beautiful bush. The lodges were equipped with everything we could need and great quality. The food was also great. Ama Amanzi is the place to go if you want to appreciate the bush while having a relaxing, private getaway.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Odette-Bos wrote a review Dec 2020
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We loved every minute of our stay at Ama Amanzi. We were welcomed by our amazing hosts with great snacks and wine. We loved the thatched roof rooms, as every little thing was thought of. You are right in the middle of the bush, and our hosts know so much about the nature around you. At night we had our first South African bush braai on the fire pit and we are hooked! Great food under the stars, accompanied by great wine. What more can you want? We stayed just with our family and our youngest loved glamping in the separate tent near our chalet. As there are few rooms it is very Covid proof and you can easily have this amazing place exclusively for your party. We shall definitely be back!!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Issabella Kerklaan, Owner at Ama Amanzi Bush Lodge
Responded 10 Jan 2021
Dear Odette, We are humbled by your review. It was our absolute pleasure to spoil you and we are delighted you have experienced your stay as you did. We cant wait to welcome you back soon. Staying safe we do together, and indeed we are naturally Covid-19 Prevention Proof besides the extra's we have put in place to make your stay even safer. We are looking forward to spoil you again because you deserve it! With love from the bush Issabella & The Ama Amanzi Family
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Ulric D wrote a review Dec 2020
Lusaka, Zambia25 contributions4 helpful votes
After a year of uncertainty and lock downs it was a great pleasure to return to Ama Amanzi Bush Lodge. Issabella, as always, treated us as royalty and the children enjoyed the privacy offered at the lodge to bond and relax with me. It was definitely a case of "you deserve it" as promised by Ama Amanzi.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Issabella Kerklaan, Owner at Ama Amanzi Bush Lodge
Responded 10 Jan 2021
Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear you have enjoyed your stay once again. And YES, you do deserve it! Its great to have a whole family at the lodge so you can have that ultimate privacy as if it is your own lodge. Looking forward seeing you again. With love from the bush, Issabella & The Ama Amanzi Family
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Mitchell Korpel wrote a review Dec 2019
Vlaardingen, The Netherlands6 contributions
Ama Amanzi is a very calm and relaxing bush lodge with nice staff! A great place if you want to enjoy nature. It's easy to find and the food is delicious. The braai near the swimming pool was absolutly fabulous. Definitly a place I want to book again.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from ama-amanzi, Owner at Ama Amanzi Bush Lodge
Responded 15 Jan 2020
Hi, Thank you for your review. It's a delight to read you have enjoyed your stay. It was absolutely our pleasure to have you at Ama Amanzi Bush Lodge. We would love you to come again. With warm regards from the bush, issabella Kerklaan & The Ama Amanzi Family
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Ulrich wrote a review Nov 2019
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A Bush Lodge is not a luxurious, stylish, anonymous, tip-oriented 4-star overnight stay! It's much better !! You will be discreetly spoiled by the nice staff, eat delicious things whenever you want, look at the brightly shining stars and enjoy the breathtaking tranquility of the bush paradise. I can not judge the Ama Amanzi Lodge better, experience it by yourself.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Issabella_Kerklaan, Owner at Ama Amanzi Bush Lodge
Responded 15 Jan 2020
Hi, WOW! Thank you for your super review. We are blushing due to your words... We feel privileged to be able to give you the experience you have had and we would love to welcome you and your family back again. Thanks again! With warm regards from the bush, Issabella Kerklaan & The Ama Amanzi Family
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Lennart B wrote a review Nov 2019
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Very relaxing and intimate atmosphere, great pool/lounge/braai area, outstanding service. The diner/braai option is definitely recommended. We we're pleasantly surprised by the lodge itself; it has all the luxury you'll need and very well furnished and maintained. For us, this was the perfect 3 night getaway before heading back to Joburg and then home.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from IHKerklaan, Owner at Ama Amanzi Bush Lodge
Responded 12 Nov 2019
Dear Lennart, We are delighted by your words! In just a few lines you describe it all. Thank you for leaving your review and thank you for making it possible for other guests to make their choice based on your experience. It was a pleasure having you as our guests and we would love to welcome you again. Wishing you a safe trip home. With warm regards from the bush, Issabella Kerklaan & The Ama Amanzi Famiy
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Bart & Jannie wrote a review Sept 2019
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Ama-Amanzi is a very nice place to stay, good service, high hospitality, good food, nice lodges with high comfort. The very clean swmmingpool is refreshing and the estate has nice routes for a long or short walk.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from IHKerklaan, Owner at Ama Amanzi Bush Lodge
Responded 09 Sept 2019
Hi Bart, Janniie, Bram en Rianne, Thank you so much for your review! We are humbled by your words. It was a great pleasure having you, you are such a wonderful group of people. We hope to welcome you again some day. For now, warm regards from the bush, Issabella Kerklaan & The Ama Amanzi Family
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Stephanie v wrote a review Aug 2019
Vlaardingen, The Netherlands174 contributions35 helpful votes
Ama Amanzi is a fantastic nearly private bush lodge. There are different walking trails through the bush and de lodges are in the middle of nature. There are only sounds of nature surrounding you. The food is great and there is a lovely lounge near the pool to relax and watch the warthogs drink from the pool. The lodge was really clean and we like the 'African style' of the lodge. The area and Ama Amanzi itself is not extremely touristic so if you like the feeling of exclusivity this is your place!
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Response from IHKerklaan, Owner at Ama Amanzi Bush Lodge
Responded 12 Aug 2019
Hi Stephanie, Thank you for leaving your lovely review at TripAdvisor. it helps other people make their choice. We are humbled by your words and cant wait to welcome you again. Issabella & The Ama Amanzi Team
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Jessica-Lee Bown wrote a review Aug 2019
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Ama Amanzi is the perfect place for a quiet weekend getaway. The food is delicious, the views are absolutely beautiful and Issabella and staff go out of their way to make your experience memorable. The lodge only accompanies around 6-8 people which was perfect as we felt like we could have a peaceful time, away from the noise of our usual lives. There is also plenty to do in the area, and you can ask the couple overseeing the lodge for recommendations (which do not disappoint!). We were able to relax in our lodge and also go for walks in the reserve, coupled with outside adventures such as game drives and a day trip to Marakele National Park. We would definitely recommend this to couples looking for a quiet getaway, or those looking to explore the Limpopo surrounds! Thanks Issabella, Mitch and Steph for everything - you truly made our stay memorable.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 12 Aug 2019
Thank you for your great review. It was absolutely our pleasure having you. We are looking forward to welcome you again. With warm regards from the bush, Issabella & The Ama Amanzi Team
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Nicolaas wrote a review Apr 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
Everything was exactly as advertised - yet it still exceeded our expectations. We were welcomed by our friendly hosts, Jules & Claudia, and checked in to our beautiful and well equipped room. We spent our days lazing next to the pool. Claudia prepared the most delicious food for us during our stay. We cannot wait to go again. It is truly a place to recharge and relax.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from IHKerklaan, Owner at Ama Amanzi Bush Lodge
Responded 12 Nov 2019
Dear Nicolaas, Thank you so much for your kind words. We really appreciate your review. We would love to see you again! We just hope we can meet your expectations.. :-) With warm regards form the bush, Issabella Kerklaan & The Ama Amanzi Family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ama Amanzi Bush Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Ama Amanzi Bush Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, a lounge, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Ama Amanzi Bush Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a refrigerator, and a view of a nearby landmark.
What food & drink options are available at Ama Amanzi Bush Lodge?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Ama Amanzi Bush Lodge?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ama Amanzi Bush Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Ama Amanzi Bush Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ama Amanzi Bush Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Dutch, and Afrikaans.