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Protea Hotel by Marriott Zebula Lodge

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1000 Farm No 534 Mabula District, D Road Mabula District, 20 minutes drive from Bela Bela, Bela Bela 0480 South Africa
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#10 of 67 Speciality lodging in Bela Bela
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Protea Hotel by Marriott Zebula Lodge is a stunning and unique lifestyle destination a mere 2 hours' drive North of Johannesburg. Whether you choose to spend an intimate, romantic night or two at Zebula's Bush Chalets or bring the whole family for a gathering at one of our splendid luxury homes, you can be assured of spectacular, well-appointed accommodation and legendary Zebula service and hospitality. Protea Hotel by Marriott Zebula Lodge has 20 Bush Lodge Rooms, 16 Waterberg Lodge Rooms, 9 Zebula-owned houses, as well as 46 privately owned houses available, each GUEST will be spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing the perfect accommodation for their stay. The 20 Bush Lodge Rooms are situated close enough to the main Clubhouse to enjoy its many facilities, yet still wonderfully private with stunning views of either the bushveld or the golf course. The Waterberg Lodge is rated 5-star and this is the place to book should service and exclusivity be what you are looking for. Situated 3km away from the main Clubhouse, featuring its own restaurant, full bar and private chef, this 16-bedroom lodge is elegance and exclusivity personified. The Zebula-owned houses provides the families or groups with extra privacy. Situated throughout the estate, these homes provide space and elegance, and also allow self-catering should you choose. These homes are also serviced daily. In addition, Zebula has a pool of 46 privately owned homes available. All homes subscribe to a high level of luxury accommodation.
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Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Bicycle rental
Golf course
Babysitting
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Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Tennis court
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Baggage storage
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Self-serve laundry
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1000 Farm No 534 Mabula District, D Road Mabula District, 20 minutes drive from Bela Bela, Bela Bela 0480 South Africa
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Nathalie B wrote a review Jan 2020
8 contributions1 helpful vote
We loved everything: the excellent service, the food, the rooms, the game drives. It was all perfect. We were in the Waterberg house which was not too busy. The activities at the main reception were well organized. Friendly and helpful staff that assisted us with every minor thing. Giraffes in our garden!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from MArthinus D, Public Relations Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Zebula Lodge
Responded 11 Jan 2020
We are glad to hear you loved your time with us and that everything was to your liking. Commitment to service and guest satisfaction is a main focus and we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay. The pride and dedication our hotel team takes in providing exceptional customer service to our valued guests speak strongly to our company’s core values, “good service at a fair price.” Thank you again for taking the time to provide your feedback and we look forward to serving you again soon!
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BonganiBaloyi wrote a review Jan 2020
Tzaneen, South Africa157 contributions7 helpful votes
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Zebula is a great place to visit, if you like golf it's an extra. The Hotel is well kept and the scenery is beautiful with animals roaming around, if you love nature and conservation this is the place to be. They have lots of activities in the vicinity, two decent sized pools, their own bird and snake park🐍, tennis, mountain bikes, game drive, quads, squash etc🐴.🐆. you name it its there. The restaurants offer delicious food, breakfast is a buffet with options, the rooms are surrounded by thich bushes which offers an escape ...Buyi and Khomotso handled our check in and check out, you immediately feel like royalty at this facility, your car is parked in one place and they take you away in their carts... Amazing, what's not to love about it🙄
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from MArthinus D, Public Relations Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Zebula Lodge
Responded 11 Jan 2020
We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you enjoyed all the activities on offer. The only question now is: " When will you visit us again?"
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Simon L wrote a review Dec 2019
Stockholm, Sweden22 contributions4 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed at this hotel as part of our trip to the Kruger park. We stayed for two nights and enjoyed the tranquil settings and the views of the grassing animals close to our house. I got to play a round of golf and the golf course was very nice but the since animals are roaming freely the fairway had a lot of damages but that is something that you enjoy when you get to see wild animals at the same time as you play a round of golf.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from MArthinus D, Public Relations Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Zebula Lodge
Responded 09 Dec 2019
So glad to hear that you enjoyed the tranquility at Zebula. You are right the animals especially in the winter months can do a lot of damage to the course but what a privilege to play a round of golf with them as your partners. We hope you will visit us in the future again.
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Steve623 wrote a review Nov 2019
Alnwick, United Kingdom6 contributions1 helpful vote
A beautiful location, travelled ther for breakfast one Sunday, in my brother in laws helicopter, Great food not to mention the animal park associated with it, well worth a vist. The park itself is about 129 miles from JHB.
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Response from MArthinus D, Public Relations Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Zebula Lodge
Responded 07 Nov 2019
So glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and that you enjoyed the food at our restaurant. We hope that you will visit us in the future for a longer stay to enjoy all we have to offer.
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RonelRogers wrote a review Oct 2019
Pretoria, South Africa204 contributions41 helpful votes
All of these issues were submitted to Hotel "How was your stay" questionnaire - with no success - I even offered to supply photos to prove the Sub standard quality and facility - Bush Lodge 19 Unit - junior suite - quite a distance from the main building with the worse building maintenance program ever... 1. Damaged front door does not close and seal properly, 2. Walls crack up and dirty, 3. View panels in bathroom for all to see inside your bathroom at hip height, 4. Poly filler holes and remaining screws where roman blinds once hung, 5. Air conditioner squeaked like a duck being murdered, 6. Skew bathroom mirrors, 7. Mold growing in various areas in shower, 8. Curtains derailing due to not having end stops, dirty and dusty 9. Bedding had markings and dusty, 10.Bad paint jobs, poor carpentry and joinery, 11.TV Cables untidy and laying allover the counter, 12.Exposed drill holes in tiles with no purpose Main building is on up to standard for the star rating issued: 1. Bar stool arm was broken, 2. No foot rest on high chair, 3, Upholstery was badly stained and scuffed, 4. Drinks table had loose granite top - a disaster to happen, 5, Balustrade on upper deck was unsafe and wood rotten, 6. Glass doors to buffet area did not close (huge gap between frames), 7. Badly patched repair work to glass door, 8. Upper Deck planks are lifting (waiter/barman/guests tripped a few times) and some are giving to much for comfort. These are but a few to mention. Restaurant: We had a 32nd anniversary to celebrate on our 2nd night of the stay. We booked months in advance - even the restaurant booking was done months in before. During our stay Zebula had 2 large conference groups. Access to general areas were limited during lunch to guests outside these groups. Our anniversary dinner were booked and confirmed before we arrived by my husband, at the fine dining a la Carte restaurant. Chef was not available on the evening and they tried to make us eat the buffet, with the other guests (which was not the arrangement when we booked). Bar: Well stocked with friendly service and staff.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Room Tip: Bush Lodge units away from the golf course and main building are quieter
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Response from MArthinus D, Public Relations Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Zebula Lodge
Responded 29 Oct 2019
HI, Apologies for your bad experience, I can assure you that every point you raised will be thoroughly investigated and fixed where needed. The hotel review system takes a while and that has not filtered through yet and as soon as it is received you will get a response and more feedback regarding the points you raised
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PRICE RANGE
US$77 - US$127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaLimpopo ProvinceWaterbergBela Bela
NUMBER OF ROOMS
64
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Frequently Asked Questions about Protea Hotel by Marriott Zebula Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Protea Hotel by Marriott Zebula Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Adventures with Elephants (4.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Protea Hotel by Marriott Zebula Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Protea Hotel by Marriott Zebula Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Protea Hotel by Marriott Zebula Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Protea Hotel by Marriott Zebula Lodge?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Protea Hotel by Marriott Zebula Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Protea Hotel by Marriott Zebula Lodge?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Protea Hotel by Marriott Zebula Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Is Protea Hotel by Marriott Zebula Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.