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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Absolutely wonderful!!
Super secluded with wonderful view. Balmy weather
Tri-lingual with wonderful meals
Dogs included in deal were a surprize
We became part of the family
Waterberge and Marakele on your doorstep
Will do it again!

  • Stayed: May 2018, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

Monica and Dave are excellent hosts!
We had A warm welcome. A very beautifull room.
Diner is possible and verry tasty.

We really can reccomand A game drive with Dave!!
The Marekele Park is beautifull. The views from the top are so great!

  • Stayed: May 2018, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

I’ve stayed at the Marula Cottage on a business trip, but it was so friendly that I wished I could stay some days more. I will be back there on vacations one day, for sure! Thanks to hosts Dave and Monika for the warm welcome and delicious food!

Stayed: April 2018, travelled on business
Thank Alexis P
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

Stay there was perfect! Monika & Dave are perfect host. Monika it's very good cook, best place to eat in Thabazimbi! Go to visit Marakele Nationa Park, it's just 5 km from the structure. In Marakele you'll see very nice panorama from top of the mountain and multiple animals too.

  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

This was our second stay in this little paradise. This time we brought our family which we told earlier about our excellent stay a year earlier. Nothing changed . The owners ( Dave and Monika) again made us feel at home from the first moment. The rooms were comfortable, everything worked well and was clean, the whole lodge shows the love they have for their guest, the house, the garden and their three lovely dogs, also being a part of the family. The swimming pool looks inviting but due to the rain that came in in the afternoon we did not use it this time. Both dinners and breakfasts were wonderful. We also got expert advise for our 2nd trip to Marakele ( a SAN Park) as Dave is a trained safari guide. So we saw several rhino's and lots of elephants, besides the "normal" giraffes, kudu's, zebra's, monkeys and impala's. Our family was as enthusiastic as we where and we felt it difficult to leave and move on. Thanks a lot Dave and Monika for the great time we (again) had with you. Hope to be back another time when we are in the vicinity of Thabazimbi

Stayed: January 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank Kees V
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