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mrombo389074
Leidschendam, The Netherlands

A relaxing lodge

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 Mar 2020
We visited the lodge just before our stay in Krugerpark. Everything was organized very well. The breakfast was good; dinner was super. We also enjoyed the game drives (great guide). Staff was very friendly.
Date of stay: March 2020
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    Reviewed 13 January 2020

    My wife and I stayed at Phakamani River Lodge (formerly Kurhula) in late December 2019. Francois and Dee were perfect hosts. Food was great. The rooms and pool are beautiful and it was very hot so the air-conditioning was soooo welcome.
    The property is in a private reserve where we saw a leopard, lots of giraffe, zebra, impala, bucs, monkeys and warthogs. The game drives were great! We learned a lot from Francois and he did a great job tracking the animals down. We also did the day trip to Kruger which I would highly recommend - although it is a very long day.

    Would definitely recommend Phakamani to anyone.

    Date of stay: December 2019
    • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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    Reviewed 5 January 2020 via mobile

    We were staying in October 219 and even the lodge undergoing a transition of owners our days were amazing, surely the best part of our trip to South Africa. Special thanks to Chef Nadya who even made birthday cake for me. And we also love the games made with François.

    Date of stay: October 2019
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    Reviewed 23 December 2019

    Excellent located lodge. Beatifull setting with view of river and wildlife in garden. Very friendly and hel-fulltime owners and staff. From the deck outside your room you have a great view of the river and surroundings. The road to the lodge is a adventure in its self, lots of wildlife but minimal a SUV needed. The only criticism I van give are the leaking and noisy taps.

    Date of stay: December 2019
    • Trip type: Travelled with family
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    KimVM, Owner at Kurhula Wildlife Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2020

    Thank you for your review. We are glad to read that you had a good time in Kurhula. Regarding the taps, we will look into that straight away.

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    Reviewed 2 December 2019

    Very nice place, beautiful view, wild nature, very nice and clean rooms, good diner and nice hosts.
    Minor comments: a bit long track to reach the lodge (but fully compensated by the wild nature), and indeed, the price is not the cheapest...
    Thanks & Best regards. Marc.

    Date of stay: November 2019
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    KimVM, Owner at Kurhula Wildlife Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2020

    Dear Marc,

    Thank you for your review. The road will always be a famous one and part of the total experience. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us.

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    Reviewed 16 November 2019

    Just got back from 2 weeks in South Africa, and this was the best lodge we stayed in - gutted we could only stay for 2 nights. Francois and Dee are amazing hosts and the chef (can’t remember her name) cooked delicious food... we were obsessed with the peppermint crisp!

    The game drives were great, we had a family of lions surround the vehicle! We also learned a lot from Francois and he did a great job tracking the animals down. This was also the best game drives we had around the Kruger area.

    Would 100% recommend and hopefully we can visit again soon 😊

    Date of stay: November 2019
    Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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    KimVM, Owner at Kurhula Wildlife Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2019

    Thank you for your lovely review. We are happy to hear that you had a great time with our management at our little paradise at the river.

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