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Dennis C
Oakland, California

Amazing Safari Lodge

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 06 Feb 2024via mobile
I am not good at writing reviews but It was an incredible experience to stay at Mbazo safari Lodge. The room was very elegant and spacious with all the details and amenities that one can expect. The meals were excellent and with a lot of elegance and a very good amount. The service of all the staff was a 10 out of 10, our safari driver Marcus took care of us very well and guided us and taught us everything there was to know about the place, the animals and above all the safety. We will never forget the excellent experience we had at Mbazo Safari Lodge.
Date of stay: January 2024
Trip type: Travelled with family
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hendri van dyk, General Manager at Mbazo Safari Lodge, responded to this review
Responded 07 Feb 2024
Hello there Dennis Campbell
We're really grateful for your sharp perspectives and ideas. We greatly appreciate your contributions, which have been instrumental in driving our improvements.
We're delighted to hear that you had a fantastic stay at Mbazo in the stunning Pilanesberg bush, with the friendly Mbazo Team and the amazing Tania leading the way.
Markus, our incredibly skilled safari guide, was there to help you spot the more elusive animals.
We can't wait to have you back soon!

Hakuna Matata
Team Mbazo
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Reviewed 5 February 2024

I could not have imagined a better way to celebrate my 70th birthday than at Mbazo Safari Lodge.

My daughter and son-in-law treated me and my two sisters to a trip to South Africa and our first stop was Mbazo lodge.

Never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine I would make it to Africa, let alone to somewhere as magnificent as Mbazo lodge.

Every part of my stay from the details in the rooms, to the care and presentation of the food, to our amazing driver Marcus far exceeded any expectations I had.

Words cannot explain how the team at Mbazo made us feel as though we were the most important people yet still a part of their family.

Many thanks to the whole Mbazo team for an amazing 4 nights and a birthday I will never forget!

Date of stay: January 2024
Trip type: Travelled with family
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hendri van dyk, General Manager at Mbazo Safari Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2024

Greetings and happy birthday Happiness67997721391!!
We are truly appreciative of your insightful views and thoughts.
Your contributions have been invaluable in helping us make improvements.
We are thrilled to hear that you had an absolutely wonderful stay at Mbazo in the breathtaking Pilanesberg bush, surrounded by the warm and welcoming Mbazo Team and the incredible Tania leading the way.
Markus, our exceptional safari guide, was present to assist you in finding relaxation.
We eagerly anticipate the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future.
Hakuna Matata
Team Mbazo

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Reviewed 4 February 2024

Myself and hubby visited Mbazo for my birthday in November. What a spoil! From the minute we arrived we where treated as Royals. The bathtub had salts, milk bath and a beautiful body scrub that I used to treat myself for my birthday. We got spoiled with a romantic turndown aswell as a delicious birthday cake. The staff even sang happy birthday to me. On the one morning game drive we saw the big 5!! Thank you Marcus! The food was delicious and well presented. Tanya the Lodge Manager was very welcoming and assisted with all our needs. We arrived as guests and left feeling as family. Thank you everyone for the best time ever!!! Lots of love

Room tip: Ask for the premier suite - it has a hot tub!
Date of stay: November 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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hendri van dyk, General Manager at Mbazo Safari Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2024

Good Morning Venture65854468654

Happy Birthday !!

We'd like to express our gratitude for your insightful views and thoughts; your contributions help us improve.
We are delighted that you had a fantastic stay at Mbazo in the Pilanesberg bush, with the Mbazo Team and head honcho, Tania.
Markus, our safari guide extraordinaire, who were all there to help you unwind.

We look forward to hosting you again in the near future.

Hakuna matata

Team Mbazo

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Reviewed 3 February 2024 via mobile

This was a trip of a lifetime. Our guide and driver, Marcus Kapp, went above and beyond to make it extra special. I would recommend Mbazo Safari Lodge every time. He answered every question we threw at him. I would go back there in a heartbeat. The staff at the lodge met every need and request. The food was wonderful, and all special requests were done.

Room tip: If you go to this lodge, just bring your camera and have fun.
Date of stay: January 2024
Trip type: Travelled with family
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hendri van dyk, General Manager at Mbazo Safari Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2024

Good morning Serenity Dachsh... S
we would like to express our gratitude for your insightful views and thoughts; your contributions help us improve.
We are delighted that you had a fantastic stay at Mbazo in the Pilanesberg bush, with the Mbazo Team and Markus, our safari guide extraordinaire, who were all there to help you unwind.

We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future.
Hakuna Matata

Team Mbazo

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Reviewed 30 December 2023

It was a wonderful experience !
The accommodation excellent, the staff
very friendly and the food very good !
The Manageress TANJA is very friedly
and competent, the Ranger EDDI
knows exactly where to go to see
animal’s. We will be back !

Date of stay: December 2023
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hendri van dyk, General Manager at Mbazo Safari Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2024

Good morning jnick818396
Your thoughtful comments are greatly appreciated by the Mbazo team.
During a Mbazo Safari, we treat our guests as if they were royalty, and we consider your satisfaction to be our number one priority.
Our camp is a magical place to stay when it comes to safari because of the attention to detail.Our campmaster, Tania, is a magician who pays close attention to detail.
Eddie happens to be a Master Guide, and the secret to his success lies in the meticulous manner in which he approaches every Safari.
Our team at Mbazo is exceptional, and we take great pride in the fact that we love to serve people.
Mbazo is looking forward to meeting you again when you come back to Pilanesberg for your subsequent safari opportunity.
Hakuna Matata
Team Mbazo

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Reviewed 22 December 2023

Fantastic place with fantastic people! It is refreshing to see how harmonious a lodge can be with nature. We were treated like kings with amazing food. The setting and vibe made it possible to relax properly. We will not think twice to stay at Mbazo again.

Date of stay: December 2023
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hendri van dyk, General Manager at Mbazo Safari Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2024

Hello, Jaco.
We sincerely appreciate your kind words.
On safari, our guests are treated like royalty, and your satisfaction is our top priority.
When it comes to Safari, the magic of our camp is in the attention to detail.
Tania, our campmaster, is a detail-oriented magician.
At Mbazo, we take great pride in serving others, and our team is exceptional.
Mbazo looks forward to seeing you when you return to Pilanesberg for your next safari.
Hakuna Matata

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