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Lubabalo M
Cape Town Central, South Africa

Mpumalanga surprise

4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 08 Jul 2015
This lodge is a few kilometres outside Nelspruit so you can avoid the hustle and bustle of the city. You have to cover about 1 kilometre on gravel which is not bad and can easily be transversed in any sedan.

The property appears to be popular with conference groups and has the necessary accommodation and facilities for these events.

There is a large section dedicated to children with various outdoor facilities and activities (I did not travel with children but at least appreciated the thought). The rooms were well appointed but I found the absence of DSTC (Cable TV) to be a shortcoming as this was not even available in the communal areas or pub (so watching sport, overseas channels and Disney was definitely not an option).

Breakfast was simple and adequate but be warned to arrive early as the staff seemed reluctant to warm food or replenish empty serving dishes. Variety was sadly lacking in the menu.

On my last evening the lodge had organised a braai which had a great variety of food that was delicious (my only challenge with the braai and breakfast was that it did not factor the fact that some people do not et pork).

The bar was situating outside under a thatched roof. Whilst this looked quaint, it was extremely cold (May) and although a fireplace was installed the staff had not taken the trouble to light a fire.

Whilst I had a few such small gripes, I would not hesitate to recommend this lodge given that their price was extremely good and you should expect to pay at least double to triple their rate at the typical branded hotels. This is not where I would go for an idyllic romantic holiday but would certainly bring the family here
Date of stay: May 2015
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Reviewed 20 February 2015 via mobile

This is a lovely country venue for conferences and overnighting on the way to Kruger Park or Mozambique.
Could even make for a good weekend getaway!
Facilities are clean and atmosphere is calming.
Wide open spaces, inviting pool.
I can definitely recommend this place.

Date of stay: February 2015
Trip type: Travelled on business
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