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Bryony Kate Howard
London, United Kingdom

Solar panels and wind turbine = no power outages here!

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 07 Mar 2023
This was the only place we went to in South Africa where we were not affected by load-shedding because they owners have solar panels and wind turbines. I make a point of saying this because being at Sunset Lodge and Safaris was the only time where we didn't have to worry about not having power during our whole trip. Huge kudos to the owners for their sustainable and practical attitude!

Of course, there are the many other boons to being there - the fabulous owners who cannot do enough for you, the huge rooms, tastefully decorated. They have just built two new rooms which give you more of a bush feel, still luxurious but very rustic. the most amazing food (shoutout to the homemade tomato jam and the best homemade chocolate brownies I have ever had!) , fabulous game drives and, best of all, the wildlife: Buffalo, giraffe, zebra, bushbuck, warthog, impala, all coming right up to the lodge. They are not tame as the lodge owners make a point of not feeding them, but you get the chance to see them close up but safely.
This place is a whole experience that I encourage everyone to have in their lifetime!
Date of stay: February 2023
Room Tip: Room 7 directly overlooks a huge field filled with animals
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Vincent van Rooyen, General Manager at Sunset Lodge & Safaris, responded to this review
Responded 24 Mar 2023
Dear Bryony, thank you for your review and for taking time out to write it! In these ever-changing times it is so very rewarding to read a review like yours which highlights the efforts one has to make to ensure comfort for your guests. Your comments are therefore highly appreciated, and we cannot thank you enough. I want to add that the laughter that came with your visit made your stay even more enjoyable, including for the other guests who was at the lodge at the time. Thank you, thank you, thank you, we look forward to your next visit. On behalf of the entire Sunset Team!
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Reviewed 25 January 2023

We did see a lot of wildlife in the krugerpark. At the lodges you can see giraffes, zebra's and many more...how exciting is it to go the breakfast and meet all these animals. Toni and Vincent do everything they can to make sturen that you have a good experience. They can provide the transportation from the airport to the lodge and they make sure that the excursions are arranged. Breakfast is included but for a small price they will cook diner also....realy 10 out of 10.

Room tip: There are rooms whit a veranda and the wildlife is coming directly at your door....beautiful
Date of stay: January 2023
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Vincent van Rooyen, General Manager at Sunset Lodge & Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2023

Dear Simone, thank you for the review. It was with the greatest of pleasure that we arranged your Safari Outings, and it was with a warm feeling in our hearts that we shared some of those moments with you. We really look forward to your next visit and want to wish you all the best. Thank you for your 10 out of 10 rating we truly appreciate it! Vincent and Toni with the Sunset Team.

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Reviewed 28 October 2022

The minute you set foot in the lodge you feel 'at home' in the most natural and authentic surroundings. Toni and Vincent are perfect hosts who hit the perfect balance between offering privacy and drawing you into their lodge, the bush and stories of the Guernsey Reserve. Drinks at sunset, super wonderful meals, healthy, full of fresh vegetables and whatever takes your fancy and never over the top. That is what makes this place to special, you get the best of what South Africa has to offer, not a copy of home life.

We woke up, rolled over and watched the giraffes from out bed taking a leisurely morning walk and drinking in the waterhole we were looking out on. Warthogs next, then 'lady Gaga' the ostrich and her followers. And all that before breakfast. Do go on the early morning bush walk, Vincent knows and shares anything worth knowing, do go on a bush drive and sundowners and discuss anything else you'd like to do with them. When Vince and Toni organise it, it will be done from AAA to ZZZ and beyond.

Finally, do book the safari style 'camping' lodge if you can. Overnight you hear the bush sounds, smell the air and wake up IN Africa whilst having good showers (in and outdoor) and a comfy bed.

Room tip: excellent wifi, check which cabin you like: indoor pool terrace or outside bush view - so much choice. They arrange all transport needs.
Date of stay: October 2022
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Vincent van Rooyen, General Manager at Sunset Lodge & Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2022

Dear Syrah, thank you for your detailed and stunning review! We loved the conversations you guys brought to the fire and your wonderful knowledge attained from all your travels! It was indeed a pleasure to host you guys at our lodge and we look forward to your next visit. Thanks again for choosing Sunset Game Lodge. All the best, from the Team at Sunset Game Lodge

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Reviewed 26 October 2022

We’ve travelled back to the most wonderful find in Hoedspruit. Sunset Game Lodge is most wonderful experience in our 20 years of visiting South Africa. The bush drives, the quad biking experience and visits to local attractions have all added to our adventure.
Toni and Vince are, once again, perfect hosts and nothing is too much trouble. The food is excellent and drinks flow freely
I really cannot recommend this lodge enough. We we definitely be back early next year

Room tip: Enjoy the bush experience and chill around the pool
Date of stay: October 2022
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Vincent van Rooyen, General Manager at Sunset Lodge & Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2022

Dear Sandra, thank you for the review. I think we had as much fun as what you guys had and appreciate the time you spent with us. Looking forward to your next visit! All of the best, from the Sunset Team

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Reviewed 21 October 2022

What makes this place so special?

- The two hosts with an enormous knowledge of the area and of the wild animals. They don't shy from answering any question and are happy to explain.

- From the moment they picked us up in Hoedspruit until we were brought back after our vacation, we truly have enjoyed the stay.

- You absolutely do not feel like a customer here, but you are immediately at ease here and a friend of the house.

- From early morning until late at night Vincent and Toni do their best to make sure everything is to your satisfaction.

- At Sunset Game Lodge you can do many different activities. Such as sunrise and and sunset walks, Wild Life trips, boat trips, Kruger Park tours, etc. If you don't want to do anything, that's fine too. Nothing has to and a lot is possible.

- Wake up in the middle of the night or early in the morning because the buffalo, zebras, girafs, etc. are standing in front of your window eating the grass or drinking from the pond. An exceptional experience.

Thank you Vincent and Toni for making this trip unforgettable for us!

Date of stay: October 2022
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Vincent van Rooyen, General Manager at Sunset Lodge & Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2022

Dear Cindy, thank you for the review and also for taking the time to write such a detailed review. Your kind words are highly appreciated, and it was indeed an absolute pleasure to arrange all the outings for you guys. We look forward to your next visit. Kind regards from the entire Sunset Team

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Reviewed 18 August 2022 via mobile

We had a perfect stay at Sunset Game Lodge. Friendly people, very nice rooms, gym and swimming pool. The food tasted very good. When you are lucky you can see de buffalo’s or other animals nearby, really nice. Thank you so much for everything.

Date of stay: August 2022
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Vincent van Rooyen, General Manager at Sunset Lodge & Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2022

Hi Suzan, thank you for the review. What a pleasure it was to have your family here with us at Sunset Game Lodge. We hope that you guys will consider SA again for a holiday and that our paths will cross again. Kindest regards from all of us at Sunset Game Lodge

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