Hope Springs Eternal Game lodge

Hope Springs Eternal Game lodge

D180 59 Road Gps S24. 76011 E28. 16403, Bela Bela 0480 South Africa
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Hope Springs Eternal is a game lodge covering 433 hectares of the beautiful Waterberg . It is home to a wide variety of game and other animals, birdlife and flora. The rock formations attest to its volcanic creation millennia ago. The accommodation has 3 units situated in The Lodge, built out of stone collected on the farm. Each unit sleeps 2 persons in a queen-sized bed. the farmyard cottage sleeps 4 - 2 double beds Bush cottage sleeps 8 - 4 queen sized beds Kitchens are fully equipped. Each unit has its own patio and braai. Braai/barbeque utensils and wood are provided. The farm is the ideal getaway to enjoy the peace of the bush and, for the more active, hiking, bird watching, stargazing guided walks and game drives. The Bunk house/backpackerd has 4 units sleep up to 12 on bunk beds.Catering is available on request . We are situated only 2 hours from Pretoria, 2.5 Hours from Johannesburg and 21 kms from the nearest town, Bela Bela (Warmbaths) Limpopo. come enjoy nature at its best
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Hiking
Darts
Children's playground
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Banquet room
Photo copier / fax In business centre
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
First aid kit
Washing machine
Ironing service
Room features
Soundproof rooms
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Kitchenette
Refrigerator
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Room types
Mountain view
Suites
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Quaint
Languages Spoken
Spanish, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Zulu

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D180 59 Road Gps S24. 76011 E28. 16403, Bela Bela 0480 South Africa
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yashika arvind p wrote a review Mar 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had the most amazing time at Hope Springs Eternal. We met the most friendly host, Rae and Lerato have been nothing but accommodating and making our stay the best time. We absolutely loved every minute of being there and did not want to go back home.

Our lodge was clean, neat and tidy, we had everything in the lodge that would make self catering a joy. Bob's Bar is where we spent most of our time because of the great company we had from Rae, we loved just being able to chill and play pool and darts. We even played with Bob, he was so friendly. We had the best late afternoon swim, even in the rain, that's how lovely the water was.

An amazing hike after beautiful rain led us to finding the most beautiful scenery and some foot prints that we were so excited.

This is the best place to stay, get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Such beautiful sunsets and sunrises.

Hope Springs Eternal will definitely be seeing more of us.

Thank you for the most amazing time spent.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Raed156, Owner at Hope Springs Eternal Game lodge
Responded 19 Mar 2020
Sometimes you have nice guests sometime very nice guests you guys were very nice to say the least Regards Rae
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Jet47064480847 wrote a review Mar 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I Visited Hope Springs Eternal Game lodge as a child with family for a game drive. I remember meeting the Owener "Ray" and his dog as well as the Ranger. At the end of the game drive I got to play fetch with the dog while my parents were talking to Ray. Visiting the Lodge is an experience I will never forget, although till this day I still refer to the Game lodge as "Rays Farm". I would really recommend visiting the Lodge☺️❤️.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Paradise405587 wrote a review Feb 2020
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The chalet is well furnished, comfortable and in a beautiful setting. We did some fascinating walks and spent time around the refreshing swimming pool. There is a pub and games room in friendly atmosphere. My family wants to return!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Raed156, Owner at Hope Springs Eternal Game lodge
Responded 26 Feb 2020
We will be happy to have you guys back great guests always welcomed back
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Josephine O wrote a review Aug 2019
Orlando, Florida3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had a wonderful relaxed long weekend. The lodge has everything needed. Very peaceful and serene. Loved it and will definitely go back. Awesome game drive and braai on top of the mountain with amazing sunset. Thank you Rae!
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Response from Raed156, Owner at Hope Springs Eternal Game lodge
Responded 21 Aug 2019
Was a pleasure hope to see you back one day soon
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Arno v wrote a review May 2018
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We really had a wonderful time. The owners are super friendly and always willing to help if necessary. We stayed in the newly built Savannah lodge, so all the furniture was brand new! And the scenery when driving around on the farm was absolutely beautiful. Loved the trip!
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Date of stay: May 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Rae d, Owner at Hope Springs Eternal Game lodge
Responded 03 Aug 2018
Was great to have you guys hope you come back soon and don't forget the kids Regards Rae
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Sandra wrote a review May 2018
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a lovely place. Our room was beautiful, neat and the bathroom was modern. We were welcomed warmly and felt at home all the time. The owners are friendly and go out of their way to assist and ensure that your stay is a memorable one.

Best weekend for me in the bush. If you want to get away from the crazy city life, take at least two nights away to Hope Springs Eternal and experience the beautiful sunsets and game drives or just relax with sundowners.

Rae, Natasha, Angie - thank YOU
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Raedebeer, Owner at Hope Springs Eternal Game lodge
Responded 03 May 2018
It was a pleasure having you and Chris Hope to see u soon Regards Rae
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Maya N wrote a review Jan 2018
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This last December we took our friends from Europe and they were charmed not only by the stunning nature but also by the warm reception of the hosts and all the staff at the game lodge. The food is delicious and masterfully prepared. Thank you Rae and Tasha for the wonderful time and the lovely memories! We highly recommend the game lodge for its excellent facilities and relaxing vibe.
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Date of stay: December 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Rae d, Owner at Hope Springs Eternal Game lodge
Responded 05 Feb 2018
It is always a pleasure having you Paul and Maya your family and friends were amazing sorry about over feeding you though but thats just us the crew say hello and a happy new year
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brianwilkins60 wrote a review Oct 2017
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I can honestly say I was very wary of my trip with my son to South Africa. However I needn't have worried, we were greeted by Rae, Natasha and their son Nkosi, and were given a fantastic welcome. The accommodation was everything we had hoped for rustic but very comfortable.
Rae and William were fonts of knowledge and their expertise and experience made the whole experience more enjoyable. Wondering around the farm alone so close to the animals was a surreal experience but for me the stillness and silence was incredible and the best therapy you could wish for.
We also spent many a pleasant evening in the bar/games room where we gave Rae lessons in pool and darts, which surprisingly he didn't take to well! (I haven't laughed so much in years). However don't play cards with Natasha - you will loose!
To evaluate the whole experience I think its enough to say that we can't wait to go back. Thanks to you all Brian and Joe.
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Date of stay: November 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from 405raed, Owner at Hope Springs Eternal Game lodge
Responded 14 Oct 2017
It was great having you guys here Brian thanks for the help making the hide still enjoying it Rae and Tasha
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_daleenringdahl wrote a review Aug 2017
Butzbach, Germany1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I ended up staying at Hope Springs with our 2 dogs for 8 months. You don't do that unless a place feels like home. Rae and Natasha treated us like kings, allways accomodating, making sure we had the best time possible.
The farm is beautiful and the facilities first rate. I would absolutely recommend a visit to Hope Springs.
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Date of stay: September 2016
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 21 Sept 2017
Hi Daleen and Niel Hope to see you and the pooches again and soon was great meeting you guys miss our chats
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Lindiwe T wrote a review Apr 2017
Alberton, South Africa1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I went there to camp and it was the best experience ever 14 April until 17 April 2017.
Rae, Tasha, William and Gabby you guys are amazing thank you for making us feel at home. God Bless you

We are planning to come back in summer with the kids this time.
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Date of stay: April 2017
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Camping site very peaceful
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Response from 405raed, Owner at Hope Springs Eternal Game lodge
Responded 17 Nov 2017
Great having you guys here see you soon hopefully
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hope Springs Eternal Game lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Hope Springs Eternal Game lodge?
Nearby attractions include Cheetah Experience (ZA Cheetah Conservation) (1.0 km), L'abri Farm Shop and Brewery (0.00 km), and De Wildt Shingwedzi Cheetah Ranch (4.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hope Springs Eternal Game lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hope Springs Eternal Game lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a view of the mountains.
What food & drink options are available at Hope Springs Eternal Game lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hope Springs Eternal Game lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hope Springs Eternal Game lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Toeka Se Dae, Tacoma Spur Steak Ranch, and Ocean Basket Bela Bela.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hope Springs Eternal Game lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Hope Springs Eternal Game lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Hope Springs Eternal Game lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Hope Springs Eternal Game lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Bela Bela.
Are pets allowed at Hope Springs Eternal Game lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Hope Springs Eternal Game lodge offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and a banquet room during their stay.
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