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Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

Spent four days here - exceptional service and staff, outstanding food, beautiful rooms and excellent game drives. It was an amazing and magical experience! Even had a dinner in our room when we got back from a drive - flowers everywhere, bath drawn, champagne and each course delivered when we wanted it was amazing and so romantic!

Date of stay: January 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Duncan R, General Manager at Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2018

Hello Kathy D, from all of the Team at Leopard Hills, thank you for a wonderful Review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us at the Lodge.

We sincerely hope it will not be too long before we see you with us again.

Until next time

Kind Regards

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

This was my fourth visit to Leopard Hills, but the first time I have been back since 2009.

We booked to stay for three nights over New Years. There is always the danger that the memories exaggerate the quality of the past experience and you set yourself up for disappointment by returning to an old favourite place. I needn't have worried!

Every single thing about Leopard Hills is fantastic. It more than lived up to the massive expectations I had on returning after so long.

It's hard to describe the quality of the end to end experience of Leopard Hills in a short review. What I will say in summary is that of all the hotels I have visited in the c.90 countries I have travelled to so far, this is my favourite.

The lodge and rooms have all been refurbished relatively recently and are world class. Cosy, luxurious, beautiful tiny details everywhere you turn, and the view from the deck of the lodge/room just beautiful. That wow factor on walking out to the watering hole view for the first time is every bit as strong as I remember.

Obviously the main event is the game drive. Amazing sightings, beautiful landscape and a real sense of privilege to get so close to such incredible animals. First class ranger and tracker who impart just the right amount of knowledge and enhance the whole experience. Also fantastic new game drive vehicles which are very comfortable but almost comically robust and able to cover any terrain. All this in combination make this one of the great safari experiences you could have anywhere in the world.

Every single meal was excellent. Every member of staff was warm, welcoming and professional.

I honestly can't think of a single thing they could do better and I will try to not leave it as long between visits next time.

If you have the chance to go here, don't think twice, just go for it, and you will remember it forever.

Room tip: All rooms are excellent. We had room 3 which had amazing views across the valley with animals walking past in the distance regularly.
Date of stay: December 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Adrian W
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Duncan R, General Manager at Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Greetings Adrian W from Leopard Hills. This truly is a wonderful Review, and very much appreciated. We are very blessed to have such a regular amount of Guests returning to Leopard Hills, it really is a fantastic compliment, and so nice to hear each visit gets better and better. We are constantly striving to ensure we continue to maintain and indeed improve our Guest experiences, and indeed have started another Suite revamp, with some new and improved aspects, exciting times ahead as always.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Leopard Hills in the not too distant future.

Regards from all the Team.

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Simply extraordinary! My wife and I visited Leopard Hills this past December for our first safari experience. We have been very fortunate in our travels and I am not one to typically write reviews unless something is truly exceptional. Leopard Hills meets the word "exceptional" in literally every way possible.

The 3 nights and 4 days we spent there was the single greatest travel experience of our lives. The lodge only has 8 cabins and as a result you feel like you are part of the Leopard Hills family while you are there. The service is extraordinary, the food fantastic and that is before you talk about the game drives themselves which are truly magical.

For anyone thinking about doing a safari experience, I HIGHLY recommend you visit Sabi Sand (versus just doing Kruger National Park) and that you look no further than Leopard Hills.

Thank you to all of the people working at Leopard Hills that made this experience one that we will never forget!

Date of stay: December 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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    • Sleep Quality
    • Service
Thank Emily B
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Duncan R, General Manager at Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Hello Emily B from all the Team at Leopard Hills.

It is such an amazing compliment that Leopard Hills was able to contribute to making your trip,"the single greatest travel experience of your lives". Thank you for this, we are truly humbled.

It was our pleasure, and we look forward to hosting you again in the not too distant future.

Regards from all the Team.

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Reviewed 27 December 2017

My husband and I booked our honeymoon to South Africa and wanted to experience a few different lodges within Kruger National Park.... thank goodness we did because our second lodge was Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve which was by far the BEST in all aspects.
- The luxurious room overlooked acres of the game reserve where you could see animals roaming around all times of the day. A huge deck with loungers, dipping pool, and outside shower. In the room were great amenities, snacks and various beverages. The accommodations were all top notch!
- Game Drives were in the early morning and late afternoon into the evening. We had been at a previous lodge but the ranger and tracker here were so impressive! They were knowledgeable on everything we wanted to know and gave us facts and trivia during the adventures which was fun. We saw the best animals with unclose and personal encounters that blew our minds. A leopard dragging her kill up into a tree, a hippo & her baby OUT of the water, being completely surrounded by elephants within inches of the vehicle, and a pride of lions and their cubs playing near the water's edge. Experiences we will never forget!!
- The meals were phenomenal, they were all gourmet meals with plenty of options to choose from. The wine selection was also a bonus with so many premium selections. On one night we did a family-style dinner outside near the fire pit with authentic cuisine with our safari group and ranger. We got to know him and the rest of the people we had been going on excursions with throughout the trip.
- Last but certainly not least was the staff, every person we spoke with and interacted with were really nice, accommodating and genuine. You could tell they not only cared immensely about their lodge but that each guest had the best experience they could there.

I 1000% recommend this lodge to anyone traveling to South Africa and want a truly once in a lifetime experience!

Room tip: Luxury Suite overlooking the game reserve
Date of stay: April 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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    • Rooms
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Thank Denise M
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Duncan R, General Manager at Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Thank you Denise M for the humbling Review, and we really are so pleased that Leopard Hills contributed to making such a special time in your lives so memorable. Your 1000% recommendation is genuinely appreciated.

We look forward to having you back at Leopard Hills in the not too distant future.

Kind Regards from all the Leopard Hills Team.

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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Leopard Hills lodge is in the Sabi Sands reserve on the edge of the Kruger National Park. This is one of the best lodges we have stayed at in the whole of Africa. The game viewing is outstanding and we saw all the “big five” but the undoubted highlight were the leopards which were present on every drive.

The lodge itself is very high quality and recently refurbished to a very high standard. The suites are excellent - there are only 8 and all have their own private terrace with plunge pools. The views are breathtaking.

The staff in all areas of the lodge are just superb - guides, trackers, management, reception, dining room and bar as well as the ground staff and housekeeping. Nothing was too much trouble. With a maximum of 16 guests at any one time more or less anything can be tailored to individual needs.

This is not a cheap safari but in our view tremendous value for money in terms of the overall experience. We plan to return to see the lodge in winter.

Date of stay: December 2017
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank Stephen D
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Duncan R, General Manager at Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Thank you Stephen D for your very kind Review. Even after 20 years of having the privilege of being at leopard Hills, the consistency and quality of the Leopard sightings never cease to amaze me.

We really look forward to welcoming you back to Leopard Hills in the Winter.

Kind Regards from all the Team.

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