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Vanderbijlpark, South Africa

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Review of Sable Lodge
4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 Aug 2016
What must we do to change the attitude of the able-bodied towards the disabled. I went to Mabula Game Resort on the 12th August 16 only to arrive at the resort with major accessibility problems - steps to get in the unit, steps down to the lounge and steps up to the bedrooms and this after I travelled 280 kilometres. Eventually I was given a unit with only a small step to enter but I could not enter the bedrooms with the result that I had to sleep in the lounge - no privacy. What a shame - such a nice resort. The resorts must do more effort to switch people around to accommodate the disabled in the accessible units. Foreign visitors will not accept such a service, why must SA be treated differently!

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Leon Labuschagne
Date of stay: August 2016
Room Tip: Make sure accessible units are available
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

This lodge should not be rented out at all. It is in a total state of disrepair. You arrive at the entrance staircase to a welcome of a half broken off step....No soap in the bathrooms, not enough towels. No service from the staff. A completely unroadworthy game drive vehicle with no canopy!
This lodge is completely misrepresented on the web site.

Date of stay: December 2015
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

Sable lodge consists of a central lodge for eating, swimming, BBQ (Braai) and 4 double bedroom lodges with maid service and one daily game drive included. The staff are lovely and friendly, the bedroom lodges are all double en suite rooms with tea, coffee and fridge facilities plus hairdryer btw. There are a lot of small maintenance issues that need addressing but we were asked to make a list of anything we found as they are closing for a maintenance period this year so all those minor niggles should be fixed. We got a 2 1/2-3 hour game drive everyday, John, our guide was very knowledgeable and happy to go look and generally find the animals we were looking for. As you are actually within the game reserve, you get all sorts of animals wandering through, warthogs, porcupine and elephants! luckily the elephants came through overnight and whilst they dug up our water pipe, didnt do much other damage!! Loved it and would go back there without a second thought. Mabula Game reserve is home to the Big 5, we saw lions, elephant, water buffalo, zebra, water buck, impala, hippos, warthogs, rhino amongst others :)

Date of stay: January 2014
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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