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Sally E

Over night stop on way to Namibia.

4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 06 May 2018
We stayed in a very clean room with nice furnishings and had a lovely breakfast. The hosts were very friendly and informative about local attractions and eateries. We would stay here again.
Safe secure parking .
Date of stay: March 2018
Room Tip: No fridge ...all rooms looked alike.
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

Well positioned on the main road entrance into Upington this newly built wooden lodge is ideal for over nighting in Upington. Rooms are clean and neat. Liked the parking right out front of the room as it is practical. The included breakfast was a la carte and very tasty. The owner personally made us breakfast. a nice view of the valley and great value for money.

Date of stay: April 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

It is very odd, as it doesn't feel that you are even close to Upington. It is quiet and relaxing. The wooden rooms and thatched roof feels like vacation.
The staff was very friendly and made n delicious breakfast.

The room was very comfortable. The shower did make n bit of a mess, but other than that is was perfect.

Will definitely visit them again.

Date of stay: March 2017
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Henco B, Owner at Kalahari Lion's Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Thank you very much for your visit. Was a pleasure having you here. Please visit us again, and we will definitely take a look at the shower (thank you).

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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

The weather in upington was hot, but our room was perfectly cool. The bed was very comfortable. We loved the view and the wooden cozy feeling of the lodge. The breakfast was the best i ever had at a lodge. The owners/manager of the lodge was friendly and kind. The deck of the lodge was very nice to sit and drink coffee watching the view of the river bank and fields. We will definitely come and visit again soon me and my family!

Date of stay: December 2017
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

The place was very very good. Beautiful view, vacation feeling. The bed was comfortable as my own!!! The breakfast was unbelievable good and the host of the guesthouse was nice and friendly. The stay was enjoyed by me and my children, we loved it

Date of stay: December 2017
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

At arrival it looked deserted, everything was closed and both rings didn't work so we had to make quite an effort to get someone's attention. After getting around the property and yelling luckily the dog picked us up and a man came out to let us in finally. He said that we could have rung the bell and after we said it didn't work there was no apology. So things started off not too good. The property looks quite new and nice. You can park inside the gate. While on booking.com it is communicated that free wifi is provided this is not entirely the case. Wifi is provided but we only got 200mb and for anything extra you have to pay. Although the place is cheap to stay at, this is annoying and should be communicated upfront. It was also weird that when we checked in, we were told that if we wanted to use hot water we had to use hot water only and not mix it with cold water. But cold water is already quite warm as well because it's Upington, so we were told. The latter is not the case so we did use hot water. The problem is that it is very hot so that you just have to mix it with cold water. And when doing that, the boiler goes off leaving you with cold water etc etc. So showering isn't a pleasant experience with the extremes in warmth. Also, be aware there is no door between the bathroom and the bedroom. The bedroom was fine and there is a good airco. Also be aware that the place is very noisy. You can almost literally hear what your neighbours are saying. Considering the low price and the fact that breakfast is included it is still good value for money when you are looking for a place to stay over for one night in Upington but there are certainly quite some things that can be improved making it a much better experience.

Date of stay: December 2017
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Henco B, Owner at Kalahari Lion's Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2017

Thank you for your stay at us and thank you for your review. We do appreciate. Regarding the bell, it worked perfectly fine just before you came, and as it is with murphys law, it just did not work when you came. There is a big board outside with our contact numbers on. Sorry that you had to struggle to get in (without phoning). Regarding the room with no bathroom door, it is our ONLY room with no bathroom door (it is also our Wheelchair friendly room. Sorry that you did not like it not having a door. Regarding your other remarks, certainly things we can work on and I can assure you we have taken it to heart and will immediatly rectify it.

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