Pezulu Tree House Lodge

Pezulu Tree House Lodge

Guernsey Road, Guernsey Private Nature Reserve 1380 South Africa
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4.5
#2 of 10 lodges in Guernsey Private Nature Reserve
4.4 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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Pezulu Tree House Lodge is a small exclusive tree house game lodge on Guernsey Private Nature Reserve, Limpopo, South Africa. The lodge comprising 10 unique tree houses accommodating 37 people is intentionally small, to keep the experience personal for each guest. Pezulu is built to celebrate its surroundings, each tree house is built around a canopy of growing trees ensuring our unique accommodation fuses nature and comfort. Solid wooden walkways lead to the tree houses, and every unit has a spacious balcony for viewing herds of animals passing below Early morning and late afternoon game drives are conducted in open 4x4 vehicles with knowledgeable rangers. Guided walks, sunset and night drives are a delight allowing guests to experience the bushveld to the full. Relax at the magnificent rock swimming pool, enjoy a sundowner at the superb lookout point or have a drink in the original treetop bar. A traditional style dinner is served around a log fire in the outdoor boma. With a wide variety of experiences, being near to the Panorama Route and the world famous Kruger National Park, visiting Pezulu is something you’ll simply never forget. Discover the heart of the South African bush at Pezulu Treehouse Lodge.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Internet
Pool
Pool / beach towels
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Mosquito net
Sun terrace
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
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Private balcony
Safe
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans

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Guernsey Road, Guernsey Private Nature Reserve 1380 South Africa
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mfve2022 wrote a review Oct 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a romantic place! Beautiful situated in nature and well equipped. The outside bathroom is a new, but great experience too. The personnel is very friendly. The kitchen is also great, so breakfast, lunch and dinner were very tasteful. Also the possibilities for safari’s were plenty. We received enough information about it and the rangers were very good educated about the wonderful nature and awesome animals. We did de sunset drive, the night safari and the whole day Kruger Park. Everything was excellent.
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Date of stay: September 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 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 Sandy Van Niekerk, Marketing at Pezulu Tree House Lodge
Responded 11 Oct 2022
Thank-you for our response. The Pezulu Team strives to give our guests a great experience and we are so thrilled when we accomplish this in all aspects.
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Jozi Gal wrote a review Apr 2023
Sandton, South Africa1,353 contribution14 helpful votes
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Spent 3 nights at this beautiful reserve. The accommodation was fabulous- animals would just stroll by casually. Beautiful sunsets - game drives and hikes.
1 self catering accommodation and the rest is tree lodges. Fires are not allowed. Pool can be used at your leisure. Bar is opened all day. Dinner and breakfast served buffet style (which is average) lunch can be ordered off the menu. Our first night was not the best as there was no power.

For the amount we paid I would of expected the accommodation to have had solar powers or inverters.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Sandy Van Niekerk, Marketing at Pezulu Tree House Lodge
Responded 11 Apr 2023
Thank-you for your review - we value each and every input.. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay despite the power issues. As an establishment we are actively working towards finding sustainable solutions for the power outages. Regards Sandy
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Ida v wrote a review Oct 2022
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a wonderful stay at Pezulu Treehouse. All Treehouses are different. We stayed at Mountain View. what a view! Sunset from the balcony.
Animals that can come close to your treehouse what an experience.
"In the evening you sit around a fire with the rest of the guests having a nice meal.
There are many nice excursions to make. It is definitely recommended to stay here for 2 to 3 nights
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Date of stay: September 2022
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
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Sandy Van Niekerk, Marketing at Pezulu Tree House Lodge
Responded 17 Oct 2022
Dear Ida. Thank-you for your lovely review. We are so pleased you had such a wonderful stay at Pezulu Tree House Lodge. Staying 2 - 3 nights is a really good choice since we have many actives to enhance the experience in the bush .
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jstern320970 wrote a review May 2023
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Could be an awesome place and the kitchen staff and chef were really lovely and tried very hard to help guests. It's the management that ruined the whole experience. Our room was dirty, there was holes in the smelly bedding and things weren't working such as lights and fans. When we politely spoke to the management they shrugged us off and didn't care at all and didnt even offer an apology, they truly didn't care. They seem to only be nice to international guests. For the price we paid and the poor service I will never be back. There are MANY other places in the area who are much more worth it.
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Date of stay: April 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Sandy van Niekerk, Marketing at Pezulu Tree House Lodge
Responded 09 May 2023
Dear Jonika Thank-you for your comments, all reviews and comments are appreciated. Management has been made aware and are taking your review in a serious light. No complaint goes unattended and we will investigate each of your points.
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felicityfourie wrote a review Oct 2022
Great Oxendon, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Pezulu Tree House Lodge is a great location to choose for a perfect African holiday for all age groups.
Accommodation is a clever mix of rustic and comfortable, and from here trips to any number of experiences can be arranged. Worth particular mention is the excellent cuisine and friendliness of staff.
I would be very happy to recommend to anyone planning a game viewing holiday.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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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Response from Sandy Van Niekerk, Marketing at Pezulu Tree House Lodge
Responded 08 Oct 2022
Dear Felicity Thank-you for your review. The Pezulu Team strive for service excellence and reviews such as this are a real motivator. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay
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londonreviews wrote a review Dec 2022
London, United Kingdom78 contributions42 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We went for 2 nights in Marula treehouse. Pezulu is set in a quiet and secluded location with none of the big 5 around, there might be buffalo but no lions etc. The treehouses are basic but you can expect that from a treehouse! The rooms are not dirty but need a bit of maintenance. The food was better than expected and the staff are incredible. I would go back here but not for more than two nights.
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Date of stay: July 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Sandy Van Niekerk, Marketing at Pezulu Tree House Lodge
Responded 03 Dec 2022
Good day. Thank you for your review and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Pezulu Tree House Lodge is set in the Guernsey Private Nature Reserve, which has an abundance of plains game as well as 2 of the Big 5 namely Leopard and Buffalo. We are surrounded by Big 5 Reserves in the Greater Kruger, where open vehicle safaris offer the opportunity for Big 5 Game viewing. Hyena is prevalent on the reserve and from time to time Wild Dogs pass through. The Panorama Route and KNP are also wonderful day trips. We would be delighted to welcome you back someday
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VVGS wrote a review Jul 2022
Cleveland, Ohio2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Pezulu tree house lodge in July 2022 and it was a great experience.
We would like to thank Mikayla for helping us plan the stay and with all the activities, Joe for driving and showing us all the animals around the Kruger National Park, Elephant Moments and Boyd river canyon trip, Charlotte for managing everything very well and a special shout-out to Chef Nathan who was incredibly accommodating with our special vegetarian diet and created some really delicious dishes specifically for us. Thank you so much to entire Pezulu team for a great and memorable trip !
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Sandy Van Niekerk, Owner at Pezulu Tree House Lodge
Responded 29 Jul 2022
Dear Snehal, thank-you for choosing Pezulu Tree House Lodge. We are thrilled you enjoyed your time with us, we enjoyed the company of you and your family and hope to welcome you back someday
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Sean Whittaker wrote a review Mar 2022
United Kingdom19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have seen many reviews critiquing the food as ‘basic’. I am here to set the record straight.

First thing you need to know, the food is incredibly cheap and only in a monetary sense. Yes, the lunch menu is burgers, chips and pizza.. but a lunch for 2 cost us 110 RAND. That’s £5.50 roughly translated!

The food was very tasty and I was given one of THE best homemade hot chilli sauces I’ve tasted.

The chef is also a very welcoming and humble guy. Chilled vibe and I dig it.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sandy Van Niekerk, Owner at Pezulu Tree House Lodge
Responded 21 Apr 2022
Dreamers, Pezulu's bush pub and restaurant is certainly the place to be for cold beverages delicious pizza's and burgers. I will let Chef Rob know his chilli sauce is a hit! Pezulu is all about making memories and we trust this is one experience you will remember for a long time!
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etimme wrote a review May 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
stayed at Pezulu 8 years ago and loved it so much that I came back! It is a wonderful place and the treehouses and views are amazing. We stayed during Covid and it was very quiet at Pezulu. It is totaly safe to travel to and stay at Pezulu. The dinner was delicious and the cook made sure everything was to our liking.
The staff was super friendly, we were feeling really welcome at Pezulu. Everyone who likes a special experience at a beautiful accomodation should go to Pezulu!
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Date of stay: May 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
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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David C wrote a review Jul 2022
Chicago, Illinois3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I stayed at Pezulu Tree House Lodge for four days in June. Needless to say it was an great experience. Everything went smooth ranging from the airport pickup at eastgate and the list of tours we selected. Charlotte was an excellent guide and we really enjoyed our Safari in Kruger Park with her in the open air Vehicle. Overall, the property was well maintained and the accomandations were great. It was really neat to stay in a treehouse for the duration of the stay. Lastly, Pezulu was able to hold the nightly rate from from the original booking from 2020 and applied it to our stay.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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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Response from Sandy Van Niekerk, Owner at Pezulu Tree House Lodge
Responded 13 Jul 2022
Hi Dave. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Pezulu. We have a great team at Pezulu an aim to give our guests a great experience from start to finish. Regards The Pezulu Team
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Answer from Accarones
Milan, Italy36 contributions9 helpful votes
I would definitely drive. There is so much to do in the area, you do NOT want to stay at Pezulu the entire time. you will want to explore for sure. Hoespruit airport is the closest, but it is super tiny and usually more expensive for flights
Hoedspruit
Good day, What time is your plane arriving at Johannesburg airport? What time do you plan to visit us ? From Johannesburg airport to Pezulu is more or less a 5 -5.5 hours drive. Sunny greetings from Pezulu. Kind regards, Claude HUBERTY
Answer from Paula A
Foz do Iguacu, PR19 contributions8 helpful votes
Oi estive lá semana passada. Os games não estão incluídos na diária, mas vc pode solicitar por email que eles agendam pra vc, custam 1110 zar por game, por adulto e vc paga no checkout. O aeroporto mais próxim é o de Hoedspruit, mas loquei um carro em Johanesburgo e fui dirigindo pela rota panorama, super indico a locação de carro, é barato e as estradas são boas, só não esqueça de alugar um carro automático, já que lá é mão inglesa.
steveb013 wrote a tip Jul 2023
Sydney, Australia15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"The road in is quite rough for long stretch."
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Samantha Ashley M wrote a tip Jul 2023
Yangshuo County, China20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Summer or winter is great in this area! Bring walking shoes and comfy cloths. Sunblock is a must! Don’t be shy! Talk to everyone😊"
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Maggie L wrote a tip Mar 2023
19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I suggest booking a transfer or self driving in SUV, we had a very small rental car and some roads were not ideal due to recent rainfall"
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Kim B wrote a tip Oct 2022
Südlohn43 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try to get there before dark as the sandy road going up there is quit bumpy."
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Jossos wrote a tip Apr 2022
Leiden, The Netherlands67 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try to visit Moholoholo. Nice to see how injured animals are helped."
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PRICE RANGE
R 3,658 - R 4,604 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
pezulu tree house game hotel hoedspruit
LOCATION
South AfricaLimpopo ProvinceGuernsey Private Nature Reserve
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pezulu Tree House Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Pezulu Tree House Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (7.5 km), Nyani Cultural Village (5.7 km), and Thornybush Game Reserve (4.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Pezulu Tree House 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 Pezulu Tree House Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Pezulu Tree House Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Pezulu Tree House Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Pezulu Tree House Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.