Bona Bona Game Lodge

Bona Bona Game Lodge

N12, Treasure Route Farm Klipspruit, Wolmaransstad 2570 South Africa
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4.5
#1 of 2 lodges in Wolmaransstad
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.3 of 5 bubbles
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4.3 of 5 bubbles
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Bona Bona Game Lodge, with its wide variety of fauna and flora, consists of approximately 1 600ha bushveld and gives you an experience which is a true reflection of the ecosystem that we are in - an ecological tapestry of Acacia veld, Rosyntjiebos and abundant wildlife. Guest can enjoy daily morning and afternoon game drives, Bona Bona Game Lodge with it's tranquillity consist of our Main Lodge with 18 rooms - which are bed and breakfast. The Bush Camp has 6 chalets , Rest Camp with 3 chalets and main house (15 guests) and Safari House (10 guests) are self catering units. We also have our new additions - The Stable Rooms. Which are luxurious double rooms 200m from the Main Camp. We also do special events such as weddings, Conferences, birthday parties and more! You can also relax in our day Spa which offers various treatments. We have a private wine cellar that can accommodate 12 people for private functions.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Spa
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Safe
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Languages Spoken
Afrikaans

Location

N12, Treasure Route Farm Klipspruit, Wolmaransstad 2570 South Africa
Getting there
Lanseria Airport
207.5 km
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles801 reviews
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Bona Bona Game Lodge is celebrated for its spotless accommodations and inviting atmosphere amidst beautiful surroundings, as many travelers have noted. While the rooms are applauded for their cleanliness and comfort, a few guests have mentioned a desire for additional amenities and pointed out some maintenance issues. The lodge's amenities, including the acclaimed spa and game drives, are highly regarded, though occasional noise and room service inconsistencies have been called out. Service is generally praised for its professionalism and warmth, yet some inconsistencies have been observed, particularly in the restaurant.
Atmosphere
Inviting
Rooms
Comfortable
Value
Reasonable
Cleanliness
Meticulous
Service
Inconsistent
Amenities
Relaxing

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RudzaniLeroo wrote a review Jan 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Arrived quite late on the 27th around 10pm but still found the bartender ready for us with our keys. A very friendly guy who loves people, actually the whole staff was amazing. Even at though the kitchen was closed when we arrived, the bartender called Chef Thabo who was still busy cleaning up and asked him if he could do us a favour and prepare a quick meal as we drove quite a distance and didn't want to waste any more time stopping along the way. Chef Thabo was more than accomodating through out our stay and whipped us a meat platter to go. Let me not get started about the Game Drive, it was very informative and intimate it felt like it was just meant for my wife and I. The ranger gave us a tour that taught us so much about game life. Answered all our questions to the T. Will definitely be stopping by soon
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Date of stay: December 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Bona_Bona_Game_Lodge, Manager at Bona Bona Game Lodge
Responded 12 Jan 2020
Good day Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay with us. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We will give your compliments to all the staff involved and we hope to welcome you back again soon! Regards
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26301113 wrote a review Jul 2022
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This place was exceptional with incredible customer service.
They could improve their hygiene by placing cleaning items in the bathroom and have hand soap and air freshener.
They can also offer bottled water everyday for their tea and coffee station in the room
They need to have transport ie golf cart for rooms far away from the main camp

They should have walkie talkies in the rooms available in the event of an emergency during loadshedding since there is no signal in the area and need to have solar lights in the vicinity to help with loadshedding.
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Date of stay: June 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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thymeandagain wrote a review Jan 2020
Hartswater, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This game farm must be one of the big five in the North West province. Tranquility, quality and variety sum up a visit to this beautiful farm. The setting is perfect for a weekend away from Gauteng, the Free State and Northern Cape and the menu: a sheer delight, not to mention the wine cellar and wines from our top wine farms in South Africa! The staff are friendly, neat and well trained. I need to mention the young game ranger who seems to be very knowledgeable and shared interesting information on all the predators on the game viewing trip. The facilities, landing strip and reception are top class. Do not miss this one.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Bona_Bona_Game_Lodge, Manager at Bona Bona Game Lodge
Responded 19 Jan 2020
Good day! Wow thank you very much for this fantastic review! We are humbled by your comments and we will give your compliments to our staff. We hope to welcome you back in the near future! Regards
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Emetia wrote a review Jan 2020
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited the Jakkals restaurant at Bona Bona over the weekend and it was awful! We had terrible service! I had to stand up from our table and go and look for a waiter just to ask for a menu and to ask that someone can remove the previous people's food. Nobody even knew we were sitting there for almost 30 minutes. Later we also had an encounter with a different waiter than ours. When I called her to ask for vinegar, so was unhappy about serving us and delayed to approach our table. Me and my fiancé wanted a nice date lunch and it spoiled the whole atmosphere.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Bona_Bona_Game_Lodge, Manager at Bona Bona Game Lodge
Responded 12 Jan 2020
Good day Emetia Thank you for the feedback regarding your visit to our restaurant. We apologise for the lack of service that you experienced. We have discussed this with our floor manager and the waiters. This is certainly not the type of experience we would like our guests to have and we apologise for the inconvenience caused. We hope that in the future we can improve your perception of Bona Bona Game Lodge. Regards
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laetitia807 wrote a review Aug 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Staff are very friendly. Barbara Moselane went out of her way to make everything move smoothly. Every single time we made contact with her, asking questions, sharing information regarding the wedding, Barbara was friendly and very efficient.
TIPS:
There is a whole in the wooden door in the honeymoon suite and a cold wind was coming in. We had to put a pillow infront of the door, trying to keep the cold out. It's maybe time to get a new bed for the honeymoon suite? If I remember correctly, the shower door needs a handyman's attention as well.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Bona Bona Game Lodge Reserve, Other at Bona Bona Game Lodge
Responded 26 Aug 2021
Good day Laetitia Thank you so much for the feedback regarding your stay! We appreciate all the positive comments and will be sure to let Barbara know! We will have a look at the faults in the honeymoon suite - thank you for pointing them out! We hope to see you again soon! Regards
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annelize842 wrote a review Aug 2021
Secunda, South Africa
3.0 of 5 bubbles
First we struggled for days to get hold of someone to make a booking. Phones not answered and emails not replied to. Website blocked the dates we wanted to book.
When booking was eventually made, we asked for 2 nights stay and it was abruptly refused and only one night was offered.
On arrival, for a wedding, the safe was not working
Limited hot water (not enough for 2 showers) on an extremely cold weekend. Since we stayed only one night, there was no time to address the issues.
The facilities are beautiful and the peaceful. We really expected more in terms of service.
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Date of stay: August 2021
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Bona Bona Game Lodge Reserve, Other at Bona Bona Game Lodge
Responded 26 Aug 2021
Good day Annelize Thank you for the feedback regarding your experience with us. We are naturally disappointed that your initial contact was a struggle and not what you expected. We would like to do something about this - if you have the time please send us an email: francois@bonabona.co.za - to let us know who it was that you dealt with at reception. As this is unacceptable. Regards
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grmpack wrote a review Dec 2020
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The Safari house is beautiful and very spacious. Awesome outside view from the pool deck..
Just a proposal from a guest point of view…
Kitchen can do with an update(cabinets) and new pot, pans, bowls, etc. All 3 Rooms' blinds need definite upgrade for weary and worn, some broken(can't close) also blinds and curtain in bathroom room 1 and small maintenance stuff like lightbulb replacements and regular aircon servicing. awesome restaurant, great food and thoroughly enjoyed game drive and spa treatments. Great place for a private family breakaway...
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Date of stay: November 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Bona Bona Game Lodge Reserve, Other at Bona Bona Game Lodge
Responded 29 Dec 2020
Good day Thank you for this valuable feedback. We will look at all the above and address them ASAP. We hope to welcome you back soon! Regards
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Sithembiso N wrote a review Jul 2021
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A beautiful well looked after place with great staff and service. Rooms need Wifi, Rooms need electricity blankets and bigger geysers. All in all I’d visit again . Thabo the game driver definitely deserves 10/10 for an outstanding service and informative about the animals .
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Bona Bona Game Lodge Reserve, Other at Bona Bona Game Lodge
Responded 05 Aug 2021
Good day Thank you for your review. Unfortunately we cannot provide electric blankets as this is a safety hazard. 4 star game lodges also do not need to provide WIFI in the rooms - that is why we provide WIFI in the restaurant. We are in a water scarce area therefore we also cannot do bigger geysers - we need to save water. We will give your compliments to Dumisani! Regards
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MaartenBruyns wrote a review Sept 2020
4.0 of 5 bubbles
It was a fantastic weekend away and I loved all the activities, however it feels like we paid a really high price for views of construction. Also you have a sign in the suite that no outside drinks are allowed, but there is no mini bar and your bar closed at 10, so when we came back from the night game drive we couldn't find anything to drink. I will try Bona Bona again when both the construction and lockdown is over.
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Date of stay: September 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Bona Bona Game Lodge Reserve, Other at Bona Bona Game Lodge
Responded 22 Sept 2020
Good day. Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate it. We do apologise for the inconvenience caused by our construction - unfortunately to improve our current facilities for the guests it needs to be done. We started during lockdown - as this was the perfect time to start such a massive project. As it involves major renovations it will take a few months to complete. We do however communicate this to guests when the make a booking with us. We also communicate this regularly on our Facebook page. It is also stated on our website. We hope you will visit us again when the project is completed on 1 December 2020. Regards
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H8310VSleon wrote a review Jan 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Thanks for fantastic facilities.
Beautiful location / wildlife & rooms.
Kids play area always welcome thanks.
Restaurant beautiful & food of good value for money
would have loved a game drive / predator tour but our time was limited.
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Date of stay: January 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
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Bona_Bona_Game_Lodge, Manager at Bona Bona Game Lodge
Responded 13 Jan 2020
Good day Thank you for the feedback we appreciate it! We are definitely busy with plans to upgrade our kiddies play area - as this would be a great asset for the lodge and restaurant. We hope to welcome you back soon for that game drive! Regards
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ROSY asked a question Sept 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa94 contributions21 helpful votes
I have an inflatable boat, is it possible to have a row on the dam?
YSYFFERT asked a question Apr 2017
Richards Bay, South Africa19 contributions5 helpful votes
Hi can I drive with my Ford Eco Sport to the bush camp Regards Yvonne
Wolmaransstad, South Africa2 contributions2 helpful votes
Good day Yvonne, Yes you will be able to drive with your Eco sport to the Bush camp for any further information please contact us on (018) 4511188 Kind regards
Wolmaransstad, South Africa2 contributions2 helpful votes
Hi! Our numbers are: 018 451 1188 or 071 674 9969 Regards,
Sunette L asked a question Aug 2016
Hi are you pet friendly?
Wolmaransstad, South Africa2 contributions2 helpful votes
Hi Sunette! Unfortunately we do not accomodate our furry little domesticated friends at this stage! Reason being the close proximity of wild animals to the main lodge. We hope that you still decide to come and visit us!
BeerMin wrote a tip Apr 2024
South Africa251 contributions35 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Spa is almost always full, ensure to book in advance..."
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Michelle wrote a tip Oct 2022
Sasolburg, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Generator made the stay very convenient. Enough parking. "
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J Ross wrote a tip Aug 2021
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be prepared to book months in advance so no quick break aways, Stables are quiet and well appointed"
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Donna R wrote a tip Jan 2020
Basking Ridge, New Jersey27 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms to the side of the deck are ground level, animals will come very close to your door!"
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Sarah L wrote a tip May 2019
Laloubere, France6 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The Rest Lodge rooms are in an enclosure. All rooms have good views of wildlife."
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,299 - R 1,464 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaNorth-West ProvinceWolmaransstad
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bona Bona Game Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Bona Bona Game Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Bona Bona Game Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Bona Bona Game Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bona Bona Game Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Bona Bona Game Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Is Bona Bona Game Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.