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Annabel M
Barry, United Kingdom

Lovely accommodation in a beautiful position

4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 Jul 2016
Our Hilltop stay was a lovely experience. The main centre held reception area, shop, bar, restaurant and outside seating/eating space with views across to the hills beyond. We had booked two 2 bed, non-selfcatering chalet (36 & 37) which were on the resort boundary, both with great views and outside balcony's. The rooms were spacious, comfortable and had everything we needed for a pleasant stay. Tea and coffee facilities were on hand and the rooms serviced daily.
Breakfast was included in the price and was good and plentiful. The 'juice' is still not fresh and it would have been nice to have the option of water at breakfast but there was also coffee and a range of tea's.
Evening buffet was ok. Soup was good and the salads even better. There was a different roast meat option each night - good but not great quality - but the second option was a meat curry each of our three night stay. The curry was fine but we felt there should be more variety! Vegetables were generally poor. You won't go hungry going for the buffet but we were glad that we were not there longer.
We had a lovely afternoon at the pool chilling and playing frizzbe.
We had hoped to go on a ranger guided walk but these are not held regularly during the SA winter so call beforehand if this is important to you.
We opted for the evening drive with a ranger as it was outside the hours we could self-drive. The vehicle was full but there was still a great view from each seat. The ranger as knowledgeable and we saw a number of animals that we had also seen in the daytime but also a few nocturnal ones. It was our only time we caught sight of lions - just at dusk so they were just visible. We also saw a large herd of elephants with some very young ones too. Worthwhile experience but do wrap up warm as the nights get cold. There are blankets you can put over your knees on the vehicle.
Date of stay: June 2016
Room Tip: The 2 bed non-selfcatering chalets we were allocated had excellent views and even nyala and...
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

Wonderful option for accommodation eg. selfcatering houses with breakfast included at them main building, small rondavels too. This was a wonderful thatched accommodation, fully serviced and all provided for, this camp has a swimming pool as well. The "shop" however was not that well stocked so I suggest you buy whatever food items you need before entering the park. The main building did offer reasonably priced meals too - we didn't try them though. Everyone friendly. The only problem was that they ran out of stock of maps for the park - and you had to buy them!

Room tip: Ask for a cottage with a view of the mountains - not the bush!
Date of stay: April 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

Visited in August 2015 while doing a 3 day safari. We had 2 self catering villas for a family of 5.

The positives are clearly the views from the veranda and the overall location. It was also clean but very rustic which is not surprising given its location and price.

Food was largely traditional South African and while good value was not that enjoyable.

Staff were very friendly and they entertained the guests at dinner with some traditional Zulu dancing.

If you're in the national park and looking for somewhere to stay then consider this for the location - it's worth it for that alone.

Date of stay: August 2015
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 February 2024
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Date of stay: February 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 December 2019 via mobile
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Date of stay: December 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 December 2019
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Date of stay: November 2019
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