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Johannesburg, South Africa

Relaxing weekend away

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 Oct 2020
Nungubane is a small lodge that is professional, but friendly and relaxed at the same time. The rooms were lovely and cool with the fluffiest towels and the nougat with turn down service was a special touch. The meals were delicious and there was certainly no shortage of food, even with a hungry teenager. Our compliments to the chef Meriam and her team. The lodge has a hide, a sala for relaxing with a book and a very inviting swimming pool area. The host, Nicky, looked after us from the moment we arrived and nothing was too much trouble. Our game ranger Hein, was extremely knowledgable and an excellent driver and is a huge asset to the lodge.
The whole team made our stay extremely enjoyable and relaxing and we would not hesitate to recommend this lodge to future travellers.
Date of stay: October 2020
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Responded 23 Oct 2020
Thank you so much for your kind words. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experiences and that your visit to our Lodge met with your expectations. Come back and see us soon

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Reviewed 12 October 2020 via mobile

We were 3 couples and spent 3 spectacular nights at the lodge. From our arrival to our departure there was not a moment we didn't feel like the whole lodge revolved around us. The service was exceptional as was the food.

Our taste buds were spoilt by Miriam and her very competent kitchen team including a starry "braai" in the Boma.

We had Anuschka as our guide and she VERY knowledgeable and friendly with a decent dose of humor.

The only sad part was our departure.

To Chris and his team, we hope to see you again soon!!

Date of stay: October 2020
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Nungubane Management, General Manager at Nungubane Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2020

Hospitality is the hallmark of the Nungubane experience and we are so pleased to have been able to share this with you along with Meriam's culinary delights.

Till next time

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Reviewed 11 October 2020

We had an amazing experience at Nungubane Lodge. The lodge is small and intimate and at a great location in Welgevonden Reserve. Annouchka was our guide and it was one of the best guides we have experienced at any game reserve. Her knowledge is unparalleled and she went out of her way to take us on a different game drive route every day. We were spoilt with amazing game sightings, most of them close to our vehicle. The Welgevonden Reserve is also extremely beautiful with all the game in prime condition and not scared of game drive vehicles. The reserve takes the management of the game and environment very seriously. All the Nungubane staff were so friendly and no special request went unanswered. They went out of their way to make our stay special. The lodge experience is top class but unintimidating and it feels like coming home. We will definitely go back and recommend it to anyone wanting to experience the bushveld.

Date of stay: October 2020
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Nungubane Management, General Manager at Nungubane Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2020

We are so pleased that you had such an amazing experience and memorable time at Nungubane Game Lodge - our motto is :
" A home from home "
We look forward to "welcoming you home " soon

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Reviewed 11 October 2020 via mobile

We had an amazing experience - wish we could stay longer than the 4 days we were there. Annouchka, Chris & team were excellent hosts - knowledgeable & welcoming, and in the most picturesque setting. Would recommend Nungubane & the Waterberg mountains to anyone!

Date of stay: October 2020
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Nungubane Management, General Manager at Nungubane Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your Nungubane Game Lodge experience with us. So glad the experience met with your expectations and we look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future.

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Reviewed 22 September 2020

Awesome sightings....the BIG five, super friendly staff, delicious food. Excellent hosts. Very knowledgeable game ranger with a great sense of humor. Had lots of fun. Overall they get a gold star from us.

Room tip: All the chalets are good.
Date of stay: September 2020
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Nungubane Management, General Manager at Nungubane Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2020

Hi Gail

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and that it met with all your expectations.

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

Warm Regards

The Nungubane Team

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Reviewed 23 May 2020

The trip to Nungubane was a birthday present from my husband, and I don't think I have ever had such a wonderful gift. The two nights and three days that we spent more than met expectations, which were high to begin with.
The room, the service, the meals, and all amenities were, for me, perfect. But my best were the guided game drives. Our guide was exceptional, and on the last morning, with just 4 out of the full camp up for the experience, myself being one of them, we had a very close encounter with an elephant. It was terrifying and at the same time exhilarating, and is a memory which will remain vividly with me for the rest of my life.
Thank you to all of the staff, who went out of their way to make it a very special experience for us.

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank Desire M
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Nungubane Management, General Manager at Nungubane Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2020

Hi Desire

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and that it met with all your expectations.

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

Warm Regards

The Nungubane Team

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