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John F
Pretoria, South Africa

Rewarding Bush Break

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 May 2021via mobile
Chris, Annouchka and lodge staff proved attentive and competent hosts. Meals and game viewing happened like clockwork. Welgevonden Game Reserve is perhaps a lessor known gem, but we'll worth a visit. We were fortunate to see the big five on our Sunday morning game drive, which was very special. Overall a memorable stay and sure to return.
Date of stay: May 2021
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 20 May 2021
Hi John.

We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future.

Warm Regards

The Nungubane Team.
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Reviewed 19 April 2021

Magnificent find!!

Our family (3 couples) spent the weekend here for my mother-in-law's 60th birthday and we honestly cannot fault anything! The rooms are cozy and comfortable, with outdoor showers, magnificent views from the bath and bed, open balcony to have a mid-morning coffee or late-afternoon sundowner. The support staff and chef are so helpful and the food is second to none, including a spectacular birthday cake surprise!!

Chris and Annouchka are impeccable hosts with a clear passion for what they do! Chris is an awesome drinking partner and barman, and Annouchka's knowledge of the bush and surrounding area resulted in some incredible sightings, including an adrenaline-pumping run-in with a beautiful spotted bush snake on our drive-in.

Thank you team, looking forward to visiting again soon!

Room tip: Rooms 2 and 5 furthest away from main lodge if you enjoy a nice walk to your room after dark to see some nocturnal creatures!
Date of stay: April 2021
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Nungubane Management, General Manager at Nungubane Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2021

Thank you so much for your feedback, review and wonderful experiences that you had during your recent visit to our Lodge. It was a pleasure having you as our Guests and we look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future.
Warm regards from The Nungubane Team

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Reviewed 14 April 2021 via mobile

My husband and I spent last weekend at Nungubane Lodge and can’t fault a thing. The rooms are comfortable and well appointed, the main lodge, pool area and snug are just fantastic and the views over the reserve outstanding. Annie, Lizzie and the staff were so attentive and Lizzie is a great chef, the food was delicious. Annouchka is a wonderful guide and our game drives were most enjoyable and Manager Chris is efficient, knowledgable and a really down to earth person. On the whole a great team in a great location. We were fortunate enough to be with a lovely group of guests and had a fantastic time. Thank you Nungubane team.

Date of stay: April 2021
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Nungubane Management, General Manager at Nungubane Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2021

Thank you so much for your kind words and review. 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

From The Nungubane Game Lodge Team.

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Reviewed 7 April 2021

Nungubane lodge ticked every single box!

We stayed at the lodge over the Easter weekend (4 nights) and from the hospitality, the incredible food selection, the game drives and the beautiful atmosphere that was created, we give them 5 stars +.
The rooms are big and well equipped with everything that you need with a king size bed to rest on every night.

The food is at least a two-course meal for breakfast and lunch and dinner with a three-course meal. There was a variety of dishes at every meal which suited everyone’s palette (even for the fussy eaters, they were satisfied).

Whilst in our quiet time, we lazed around by the beautiful pool side with some drinks which the bar was well stocked with.

Annouchka kept us well entertained and informed on our game drives. With her vast knowledge of the animals, the terrain and plants, we felt that we really had one of the BEST rangers that we have ever experienced. She made our trip so worthwhile by getting the best views of lion, rhino, elephant, buffalo and more.

We even had a romantic setup dinner under the stars - which just made our weekend celebration that more special!

The way the lodge is managed by Chris and his staff is such a treat and we left making not only memories but great friendships too!

Thank you to the great team at Nungubane lodge, we hope to visit soon enough and book out the whole lodge with the family :)

Date of stay: April 2021
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Nungubane Management, General Manager at Nungubane Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2021

We are delighted that you had such an amazing experience and memorable time with us. Congeniality is the hallmark of Nungubane experience and our motto is : " A home from home "
The Team looks forward to "welcoming you back home " in the not too distant future.

Warm Regards from The Nungubane Team

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Reviewed 1 April 2021

Our stay at Nungubane was phenomenal, Chris and his staff took great care of us. They were warm, thoughtful and welcoming every step of the way. They provided professional and bespoke service.

They even put on a surprise romantic dinner for us which was really special.

The food was so amazing🤤.

The facilities and room were clean (we have OCD when it comes to cleanliness) and the views from the room were so lovely. Very tranquil escape.

We thoroughly enjoyed the game drives - of the big five we managed to see rhino, lions and elephants 😄.

Rating 5/5.

Date of stay: March 2021
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Nungubane Management, General Manager at Nungubane Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2021

Hi V

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 10 March 2021 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a fabulous weekend at Nungubane. From the moment we were greeted at the gate, they were true to their 'home from home' philosophy. The small staff are friendly and attentive. I loved the game drives, the food, the room, the views. They even put on a surprise romantic dinner for us which was really special. We loved the idea of eating with the other guests, and if that's not your thing you're welcome to ask for your own space. Thank you Chris and the team for an unforgettable experience!

Date of stay: March 2021
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Nungubane Management, General Manager at Nungubane Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2021

We are so pleased that you had such a wonderful experience and memorable weekend at the Lodge. Yes we endeavor to live up to our motto : " A home from home "
We really look forward to "welcoming you home " in the not too distant future.

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