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Lovely bush lodge

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 04 Mar 2024
We had a great stay with sightings of wildlife during breakfast. The room was the nicest we had during our two weeks trip. Hosting completely perfect, and the spontaneous game drive with Reinhardt was far the best we had! Thank you very much, we will come back
Date of stay: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 March 2024

The level of respect and special treatment for our needs. They value and treasure their quest. The place is excellent, clean ,peaceful for soulful and relaxing for the mind. It's perfect for recognition with your loved ones. 😍

Date of stay: February 2024
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Reviewed 31 October 2023

really liked staying here. Very comfortable, intimate. great service. The food was excellent. It is in a quiet location but near the airport. It was nice to take a walk around the estate after so much time in a vehicle.

Date of stay: October 2023
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Reviewed 4 October 2023

We had a wonderful stay in beautiful Rafiki Bush Lodge! The Lodge is modern, beautiful and spotless. It has the feel of a very upmarket family home. Maria, Reinhardt and Lungsanne (sp?) made us so welcome, and little Mara provided the entertainment. The food was fantastic - I think we gained 3kg each during our 5 day stay! The pool was refreshing and very welcome on those 35C afternoons. The bush comes right up to the garden fence; the red-necked nightjar sang us to sleep each night. Nothing was too much trouble for these supreme hosts: Maria brought us into town for some shopping; Reinhardt drove us to a sports bar to watch a Rugby World Cup match. When a wedding anniversary was mentioned, champagne appeared; at the end of an early morning bush drive, we emerged into a clearing to find a splendid al fresco breakfast laid out for us! To cap it all, a huge giraffe strolled up the driveway to the lodge to wish us a perfect au revoir!

Date of stay: September 2023
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Reviewed 20 September 2023

To begin with, Maria and Reinhardt made our whole group (6 women traveling together), feel like very privileged family. Ours rooms were perfect, and so very comfortable. I never wanted to get out of my wonderful outdoor shower! I apologize to everyone else, if I used up the hot water every time I got in! I'm not sure why anyone would complain about the food, but there was plenty of beautiful fresh local food for every meal. Maria and Lunghi cooked whatever was desired, or surprised us with very high quality meals at all times. The guided tours of the local reserve or of the Kruger National Park, were so very special, done expertly by Reinhardt. I can't thank the family enough for sharing their obvious love of the area.

Date of stay: September 2023
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Reviewed 27 August 2023

Hi there !
We had a lovely time in Rafiki Bush Lodge
The room was stunning .
Maria was also reactive to a last minutes guest and that was good .

We chose 2 activities and they were also very good .
We enjoyed both of them our safari and guided tour were both amazing

Nothing to complain about the house except the pool was not clean so we couldn’t use it.
The rooms were stunning I really appreciated the decoration and the comfort.

As for the food I was dispointed because it was supposed to be inclusive yet we had to pay for soft drinks and water.
The food was not enough for 6 people including three men besides we only had a main courses and a desert no entry no starters was included except on the first night at the lodge.
Same thing for the breakfast helping were not generous enough , we had to ask for jam and more bread the fruits were in small quantities.
The breakfast was not varied and generous enough.
I was very disappointed about the take away breakfast to safari. The special wraps prepared the night before were most unsavoury and obviously cold .

Any way the bad point here is the food.

Nothing to complain about the hospitality and the rest only the food .

My family enjoy everything except the food.

Thanks’ you

Date of stay: August 2023
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