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Kusudalweni Safari Lodge & Spa
Ranked #2 of 18 Hoedspruit B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Extraordinary!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

The bedrooms in the villa have beautiful views onto the savannah and the staff are the most friendly I've ever met. The cooks and their food are extraordinary and they make you feel like part of a family. Dave and Maria are extremely friendly and the activities even include walking with white lions. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

  • Stayed August 2016, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We can't say enough positive things about this hotel!! I am certain you will be happy with a choice to stay here. It is beautiful and really well designed so you feel like you are in a luxurious private hut in the bush but you're actually a 2 min walk to the pool/main lodge. The activities list is fantastic, Dave and Maria are terrific hosts, the food is outstanding, our guide was super nice and good at spotting animals and the whole atmosphere is just really wonderful. In particular, we totally recommend the lion walk, the afternoon game drives (we had much much better luck seeing animals on our afternoon drive altho that may have been a fluke - and take wine with you for the afternoon stop in the bush!), Jessica the Hippo, playing with their sweetheart of a dog also named Jessica, the apples are amazing, the amarula nightcap was so fun, the cold towels when we came back from safari were really welcome, the outdoor shower is so nice, the jacuzzi is great (and makes it feel cool outside when you step out of it which makes for a really pleasant plunge), the bed turndown with the mosquito nets arranged each night ... I could go on and on bc there are so many wonderful things about this hotel. They are also incredibly thoughtful - really appreciated the cooler when we went to Kruger on self drive trip and the breakfast prepped for us when we got back from a bush walk at 630am on our last day, among other really nice things Dave and Maria did for us. We loved it here so so much!!

Stayed November 2016, travelled as a couple
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kusudalweni1, Owner at Kusudalweni Safari Lodge & Spa, responded to this review, 26 November 2016
Thanks so much for your great review, it was a pleasure having you stay with us and great to get to know you both. Good luck with the wedding and your future together, there are lots more great adventures ahead I am sure. Hope to see you back again soon. Lots of love Maria, Dave, Jessie and the Kusudalweni family x
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

What can I say??? Kusudalweni Lodge, blew away my expectations!!! It had all the amenities of a Ritz Carlton, but also made you feel like your home with all the comforts!!!! Dave and Maria, made us feel so welcome and the staff did an amazing job pampering us! You will be hard pressed to find such comfort at any place that provides the access to BIG 5 safari game drives and the amenities you would expect at a 5 star hotel, including spa services like massages! They even set us up for an amazing walk with white lions, complimentary!!!! We will definitely go back and enjoy Kusudalweni again!!!!

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  • Stayed October 2016, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Dave and Maria, your outstanding hosts, will welcome you into their phenomenal lodge. Their outstanding staff and friendly dog Jesse will make you feel right at home in the African bush. The rooms are clean and beautifully decorated. The meals are delicious. The array of available activities will ensure that you are never bored. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed October 2016, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Houston, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Dave and Maria make you feel right at home at Kusudalweni with their friendly greetings, cozy atmosphere around den and dinner table, and beautiful surroundings. But this is better than home because the food is delicious and ample, drink glasses are never empty, rooms are clean with fresh linens and luxurious decor, and wildlife amble just outside the hot tub. Also love the outdoor shower.

  • Stayed October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Property: Kusudalweni Safari Lodge & Spa
Address: Guernsey Road, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Hoedspruit
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Hoedspruit
Price range (per night): R5 564 - R7 789
Hotel Class:4 star — Kusudalweni Safari Lodge & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
4 luxurious detached thatched chalets (3 x 1 bedroomed and 1 x 2 bedroomed family chalet), set individually at the end of meandering walkways that link to the main lodge. Each chalet is hidden from view by the natural bush surroundings. ... more   less 
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