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Johannesburg, South Africa

Bush Fun for Families

4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 01 May 2023via mobile
This is a very different model of game lodge. This is a fantastic family getaway and resort-like experience. The kids feel free and well-accommodated. We had a fun family game of padel.

This lodge is welcoming of families which is wonderful. They take kids on their own extra drive or they take families on later morning drives to accommodate the little ones.

Service is inconsistent but always with a smile. The rooms are superb and modern. Worth the upgrade to the suites for more privacy and quiet. The all-inclusive model is such a pleasure. The home-made ice-tea is superb.

The pool is beautiful, and the spa and gym exceed expectations. Food is good and our bush mountain-top experience was spectacular and unforgettable.

The game reserve itself is very young and unestablished, and we would expect it to improve as the years go by. At the moment, quality sightings are scarce. There are very few big game herds/prides/predators, so drives can be a little too quiet. Rangers are very good and enthusiastic. The terrain is magnificent, but the bush is thick, which makes the inability to go off-road more impactful. If you are a wildlife buff, this is not for you.

Distance from Gauteng is a pleasure.

Many teething problems can really negatively impact your stay here, so it is hit-and-miss. The focus of this property is still on its game reserve experience, and that unfortunately is what lets it down. But, my kids had the time of their lives, hence 4 star.
Date of stay: May 2023
Room Tip: Avoid rooms near the generator. The Eland rooms are the way to go. The younger the kids, the more...
Trip type: Travelled with family
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