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Reviewed 21 January 2018

After a hot drive we were welcomed with a cold drink & snack, from that moment on someone was there to attend to our every need!
Our 1st game drive was later that afternoon, our guide Rogan, was fantastic a very careful driver, and extremely knowledgeable about the animals plants and other little creatures, of which we saw many.
Our meals were all different and well prepared and it was always a pleasure to join up with other guests for tea or a drink and discuss what had been spotted that day.
My bed was comfortable and the shower lovely and hot - so nothing to complain about, except my experience was over too quickly!!
I shall just have to go back!

  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled with friends
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100roaringlions, Guest Relations Manager at Leeuwenbosch Country House, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Hi there, thanks for taking the time to write such a great review. We're really happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and it sounds like you had some really great game drives during your stay as well. It makes all the difference hearing such positive feedback from our guests and we'll be sure to pass on the lovely compliments to our team. We hope to see you again! All the best, the Leeuwenbosch team

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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

We had to fly in for a meeting at Shamwari and on short notice decided to go the evening before and avoid the airport rush the next day.

The only place which could accommodate us at short notice was Leeuwenbosch so off we went.

We arrived and I was really not impressed. Derelict and worn down but you do find yourself thinking this is close to being old world farmhouse and quaint.

We were informed that drinks were in the pub at 19:00 and dinner strictly at 20:00. We arrived to a small basement pub which is really authentic. Met by the owner Bill who introduces himself and all the other guest you are promptly served with your drink of choice and pulled into lively animated conversation.

In short it turned out to be one of the most pleasant relaxed evenings I have had in a long time. What a jol. We met such interesting travelers from all over the world and we really enjoyed our evening. The kicker though is if you remove the enormously animated Bill and the guests the evening would have been below average and not nearly as enjoyable. So what is the value proposition:
A. The fact that you get dinner, bed and breakfast with all drinks included as well as a game drive makes this great value for money.
B. Rooms are neat and decent but if you are not there for the game drive you will be disappointed with the price.

I would do it again.

Stayed: January 2018, travelled as a couple
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100roaringlions, Guest Relations Manager at Leeuwenbosch Country House, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Hi there, thank you for the balanced. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed the experience, the little pub is a wonderful place to get to know our guests, and Bill really is such a wonderful story-teller. . Thank you for your feedback, it has shown us the areas in which we can still make improvements in order to hit top marks. We wish you all the best and hope you'll visit again! Warm wishes, the Leeuwenbosch team

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

Our stay at Leeuwenbosch Country House was excellent. Beautiful rooms, very nice people and amazing drives through the game reserve. Our ranger told us a lot about the animals and their environment and it was quite impressive and touching to see the wild animals so close, in their own surroundings. The bar was also a rather special experience: we'd love to meet the other guests and hear the stories about the rhino and the game reserve from Bill. The food was excellent and the garden and veranda a lovely place to relax. Thanks for your great hospitality!

  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled with family
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100roaringlions, Guest Relations Manager at Leeuwenbosch Country House, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Hi there, thanks for taking the time to write such a great review!

We're really happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and it sounds like you had a really great game drive during your stay as well. It makes all the difference hearing such positive feedback from our guests and we'll be sure to pass on the lovely compliments to the team. We hope to see you again!

All the best,
The Leeuwenbosch team

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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

We booked one night at Leeuwenbosch but as soon as we arrived we wish we booked much MUCH longer!

From when we arrived the staff were all incredibly welcoming and made us feel completely at home and relaxed. The rooms and decor are extremely classy and offer a different option to the normal
Safari lodges/camps. We felt like we had been transported back in time and we absolutely loved it.

We were greeted with flowers on our bed and a personal welcome note which adds a very special personal touch that not all managers would think of doing!

Steve and Kerry run a smooth operation and we can only compliment the good work they're doing at Leeuwenbosch. We were lucky enough to have a quick chat with them and some of the Fowlds family, this really made us feel at home and welcomed.

Our guide was always on time, had good knowledge and was always eager to please, he went above and beyond and managed to find us a mother cheetah and her cubs on our early morning game drive.

Overall I'd highly recommend Leeuwenbosch Country House if you're ever passing or in the area.

Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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100roaringlions, Guest Relations Manager at Leeuwenbosch Country House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Hi Lewis, what a lovely review, thank you so much for taking the time to write it! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time here and were made to feel so welcome. It's been such a pleasure and honour to open our family home to visitors from all over the world. We are very lucky to have such a wonderful team here at Leeuwenbosch and will certainly pass on the compliments to them. We hope to see you again in the future. All the best, the Leeuwenbosch team

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Had an amazing time with Steve.The safari drive and sundowners where too perfect.

Amazing dinner and attentive service.

The room was nice and warm.The game was abundant in the reserve, saw cheetahs, elephants etc

Room Tip: All rooms are superb.
  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Murray C
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100roaringlions, Guest Relations Manager at Leeuwenbosch Country House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Hi there, thanks for taking the time to write such a great review!

We're really happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and it sounds like you had really great sightings during your stay as well. It makes all the difference hearing such positive feedback from our guests and we'll be sure to pass on the lovely compliments to Steve and our team. We hope to see you again!

All the best,
The Leeuwenbosch team

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