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dagmar102
Cape Town Central, South Africa

Best overnight stop close to Mata Mata

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 May 2017
We stayed at the very luxurious tented camp with en suite bathroom , own Braai facilities and fridge .Fantastic for luxury self-catering, private and spacious in a tranquil setting - but we actually chose the Dinner bed and breakfast option because we arrived late. The food was lovely and the hosts great! Would recommend to any friend who wants to either get into the park early or leave late - its only 8 km from Mata Mata
Date of stay: May 2017
Room Tip: tent 10 is the furthest away from the boma but totally private and surrounded by nature
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

We were two couples that stayed at Torgos Lodges in two "tent homes". We received a warm welcome from Daantjie and Yvonne and what a pity we could only stay one night. The staff were friendly and helpful, the rooms were very clean and the outside area extremely well maintained. A lovely place where you can enjoy the peace and quite that the Kalahari has two offer. The rooms have en suite bathrooms, a fridge and an outside kitchen with a braai. Firewood is provided. There is a pool on the property. The distance between the units provides privacy and there is a waterhole for game viewing. Meat and some basic supplies are available from a small farmstall close by (same owners). The lodge is 5 kilometres from the Mata Mata Gate of the Kgalagadi National Park. We will visit again if we have the opportunity.

Date of stay: September 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Manus K, Owner at Torgos Safari Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

Good day Mr Vermaak

Thank you very much for your positive review, we are always thrilled to hear from our guests that have stayed with us. We hope to see you again soon!

Kind regards
Manus Kotze

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Reviewed 1 August 2016

My partner and I visited Torgos Lodge in July 2016, it is a place we will most certainly return to for the most memorable Kalahari experience. The lodge was built by hand out of stone and has a beautiful thatch roof. All the tented chalets are unobtrusive to the natural environment and are tastefully decorated with all necessary facilities provided. At night a waterhole is lit in order to view game congregating around this waterhole, a sight to behold. We enjoyed a 5 star meal laid on by the family that own the lodge, Manus and Lara Kotze. This is a good place to overnight at if one is heading for Mata Mata.

Date of stay: July 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 November 2015 via mobile

This was only booked as is was close to the transfrontier park and we stayed on 2 separate occasions. What the safari camp lacks in facilities easily makes up for the friendliness of the family who own it. They could not have done more for us including lots of advice, offer of help on everything and even Africaan lessons. The camp is next to a watering hole in a river basin with springboks resident every evening. The local squirrels and bird life cause amusement outside the chalets and the food was excellent. We could have stayed here longer and on the second time had the camp to ourselves so it was paradise. Only very minor points like the bed was a bit short but we are very pleased to have stayed twice. Try the homemade biltong........

Date of stay: November 2015
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

A great find 6 Kms from the Mata Mata entrance to Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Well appointed chalets looking onto a waterhole and Kalahari sand dune. We arrived late afternoon without a reservation and were welcomed in by Lena who made it her business to ensure we were comfortable and happily settled in. The proprietor arrived later and could be more helpful, making sure we had lots of wood for a rustic fire in front of the chalet. Definitely will use the lodge again.

Date of stay: August 2015
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 August 2015

This was a wonderful place to stay, the staff were so efficient and oh so friendly. The food was excellent and our accommodation comfortable and very clean. Would definitely stay here again. Enjoyed the game drive even though we didn't see a lot of game the drive through the kalahari desert was wonderful.

Date of stay: May 2015
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