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DominiqueB
Gauteng, South Africa

Awesome views, amazing food, excellent service and breathtakingly beautiful game drives!

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 Jan 2024
It was an absolutely amazing stay! Keagen and Kyra who manage the Lodge are amazing, and all the staff are very friendly and efficient. They all ensured that our stay was absolutely wonderful. We were there for our 25th wedding anniversary and were totally spoilt from arrival to when we left. The views are incredible. The rooms are beautiful and have superb views! The game drives with the guide Bertus van Zyl was excellent and we learnt so many things from him. We went out early mornings and late afternoons. Superb! The food was incredibly tasty as well and left us looking forward to the next meal! On our last night they made the most romantic setting in our room along with a private supper and a beautiful letter which we have kept as a wonderful memory of our time there. It was amazing! I highly recommend going there and hope to go back soon.
Date of stay: August 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 01 Feb 2024
It was wonderful to host you on your 25th wedding anniversary and that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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Reviewed 26 January 2024

Stayed 3 nights and from the moment Keegan picked us up, we were absolutely blown away. Every single element of this experience was above and beyond what we had imagined. The warm welcome and continued hospitality, the attention to detail, the beautiful lodge and rooms, the food, and the little surprises every day made this trip a true highlight. Keegan, Kyra, Monique and all of the staff were exceptional. The game drives were brilliant and made so special due to Keegans encyclopaedic knowledge! We saw so many animals and beautiful scenery. We cannot recommend Nungubane highly enough. Book and you will not regret it!!

Date of stay: January 2024
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Nungubane Management, General Manager at Nungubane Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2024

We are so pleased that the time spent with us was so special and that you thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed 11 January 2024

I am not someone that usually would leave a review but the Nungubane Family were exceptional in every respect.
Never have I experienced the perfect balance between ultimate professionalism and top shelf service. This applies to every individual that we dealt with. Nothing of our experience was “usual” from the warm uniquely African welcome to the everyday tailor made adjustments to our experience.
I have been on many safari trips through both provincial and national parks, none came close to Nungubane and Keagan!
I learned so much about the bush and the animals that I never knew. It was refreshing to have a guide that was truly connected with the “total bush” paying attention and having deep knowledge of every aspect from the big 5 through to birds, dung beetles and plants - absolutely refreshing.
If you choose to visit Nungubane, be sure to spen 90 minutes with Anne and her hot stones (massage) she is a wizard!
I can’t find fault with any aspect of our visit (and I am critical in this sense).
If there was just one improvement that I might Suggs it would be to have a pair of binoculars allocated to each chalet for overseas traveler’s who might not have their own (but this too was accommodated for us).
Thank you Nungubane Family - I hope that we can visit with you again.
Warm regards
Andre de Wet

Date of stay: January 2024
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Nungubane Management, General Manager at Nungubane Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2024

Hi Andre.

Thank you for taking the time to post a review - greatly appreciated. We are so pleased that your stay with us exceeded your expectations is so many ways and that you thoroughly enjoyed the many experiences that Nungubane offered.. We certainly look forward to seeing you again in the not too distant future.

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Reviewed 11 January 2024

Wow, what can I say! My husband and I had the best experience ever. Keegan, Kyra, Monique and all the other staff were incredible, we felt so spoiled. The food was delicious (they made special vegan options available too), the accommodation was beautiful, the game drives amazing with Keegan’s incredible knowledge of animals, plants, birds and insects. They also arranged a romantic dinner for our anniversary:). We are already missing the bush and the staff, it truly feels like they are family! We will definitely be back as soon as we can. Thanks guys! Hope to see you very soon again!

Date of stay: January 2024
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Nungubane Management, General Manager at Nungubane Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2024

We are so pleased that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us - yes congeniality is the hallmark of the Nungubane experience and we look forward seeing you again in the not too distant future.

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Reviewed 3 January 2024

A wonderful, beyond imaginations stay at the Nungubane Game Lodge, Welgevonden Game Reserve, South Africa over Christmas. We highly recommend this lodge. It was definitely well worth the long journey from Finland. Great food, super lodging and lovely staff that made us feel like home. It would have been worth it for this only but we came for the game drives and that was incredible too. Very good and entertaining guides with knowledge of the animals and the nature that made the viewing of the animals an experience we will never forget. Thank you so much for making our stay special. BTW we spotted all big 5 and many, many more.

Date of stay: December 2023
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Nungubane Management, General Manager at Nungubane Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2024

Thank you for posting a review regarding your recent visit to Nungubane Game Lodge. We are so pleased that your visit met with all your expectations and that your experiences will be long remembered. We look forward to seeing you again in the not too distant future.

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Reviewed 10 December 2023

We went to Nungubane Game Lodge for my husband's 50th...what an amazing experience!! Keegan, Kyra, Monique and staff, went out of their way to make our stay unforgettable!! One incredible place, amazing food, awesome ambience and staff!! Keegan went out of his way to make every game drive an unforgettable experience. We have zero complaints and will defenitely be back soon. Cheers Ngubane, Ngiyabonga kakhulu!!

Date of stay: December 2023
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Nungubane Management, General Manager at Nungubane Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2023

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

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