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Chris C

Amazing safari honeymoon with all the family.

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 04 Nov 2023via mobile
My wife and I brought the whole family on our honeymoon. From young to old, we all had a great time at Sunset: amazing wildlife, stunning landscapes, beautiful rooms, excellent food and local expertise provided by Vince, Toni and the team.

The lodge itself is beautiful, with stunning views of the Drakensberg mountain range. The rooms are all decorated immaculately, each with their own design. The kids loved the pool. There’s a well equipped gym for when you realise you over indulged at dinner the night before. And the high level viewing deck means you can see further into the bush to spot the wildlife.

Vince and Toni organised all our excursions, including big 5 safaris in the Kruger, quad biking wildlife trips, small aircraft sight seeing flights etc. But the personal touch provided by the team on walks around the lodge were the best, allowing you to get up close and personal with termites, zebras, impalas, trees, plants and even different animal dung!

Each night, amazing food was served, sitting on the patio, sometimes just a few yards away from warthogs, buffalo and nyalas. We had some lovely evenings watching the meat cook on the braai, with a glass of wine as the sunset.

The kids loved it and were kept entertained even when their attention span for nature started to wain (translation: the wifi always worked).

The older folks amongst us truly appreciated the different world you step into when you stay at Sunset. The beauty of the place is matched by the knowledge that the team provide and the support they provide in arranging all your trips.
Date of stay: October 2023
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Vincent van Rooyen, General Manager at Sunset Lodge & Safaris, responded to this review
Responded 10 Nov 2023
Dear Chris and family, thank you very much for the review. It was a pleasure having you at the lodge and seeing the kids enjoy the pool and the animals as well as teaching them about nature. Thank you for the compliments it is highly appreciated. From all of us at Sunset.
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    Reviewed 2 November 2023

    We’ve come back to this wonderful Sunset Lodge and this time we’ve brought the whole of our family.
    Not only did we find an abundance of animals at the lodge & on Safari but our family enjoyed extensive excursions & was treated so specially at this fabulous lodge. The children (big & small) had a magical experience. Thank you so much Vince & Toni

    Date of stay: October 2023
    Trip type: Travelled with family
    Thank Sandracranton
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    Vincent van Rooyen, General Manager at Sunset Lodge & Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2023

    Dear Sandra, although we treasure every guest it is even more special when we receive return guests. Thank you for your visit and your review, it is much appreciated. On behalf of the entire Sunset Team, Vincent

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    Reviewed 31 October 2023

    Very relaxing stay. I prefer to sit and relax but if I was so inclined there were plenty of activities available for booking.
    Vincent and Toni are very knowledgeable about the surroundings and wildlife and are very accommodating. It is very unusual and pleasant to have the owners sit down and have their meals with you. The food is great and you are well looked after.
    Will definitely visit again if I am in the area.

    Date of stay: October 2023
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    Vincent van Rooyen, General Manager at Sunset Lodge & Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2023

    Dear Stephen, thank you for your review, we are looking forward to seeing you again when next you visit our area. Regards, The Sunset Team

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    Reviewed 6 October 2023 via mobile

    We stayed 3 nights at the lodge. Our stay was simply perfect. The hosts are amazing and you'll get some of the best food you ever tasted. We did 3 safaris, organised by the hosts, and managed to see almost all animals we wanted to see, and even more. Would definitely recommend.

    Date of stay: October 2023
    Trip type: Travelled with friends
    Thank rik a
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    Vincent van Rooyen, General Manager at Sunset Lodge & Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2023

    Dear Rik, thank you for the review and recommendation. It is highly appreciated. From the entire Sunset Team.

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    Reviewed 1 September 2023

    Trip of a lifetime made extra special by the hospitality at sunset game lodge. Vincent, Tony and all the staff couldn’t do enough for us, going the extra mile to ensure our time here was all we dreamed of. We will definitely be back, thank you all

    Room tip: Vincent and tony are always in hand, even before your arrival to ensure you have the best holiday ever
    Date of stay: August 2023
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    Vincent van Rooyen, General Manager at Sunset Lodge & Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2023

    Dear Louise, thank you for the review, it is much appreciated. What an absolute pleasure it was to host your mom's 70th birthday at Sunset. What made the celebrations extra special was that it lasted am entire week. We hope you will return to our sunny shores again soon! On behalf of the entire Sunset Team, thank you! Vincent

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    Reviewed 19 August 2023

    We stayed with our family for three nights. We were given two seperate very nice rooms, which were very clean and with good quality bedding. This was no extra fee even though we initially booked one family room. Breakfast and dinner were very good! We had no load shedding because they had solar power stored. Every evening a nice fire to sit around and this is also where a part of the food was made. Good wines and drinks. A quick lunch was no problem and very good. Vincent and Toni were always around for questions, a good tip or just a nice chat. They were very knowledgeable. We did some really good tours via their site. Everything for a very, very reasonable price. The area of their place is nice with a lot of animals. We had a really wonderful time and would recommend this place to anyone.

    Date of stay: August 2023
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    Vincent van Rooyen, General Manager at Sunset Lodge & Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2023

    Good day Marielle, thank you for your review! We love sharing nature with our guests and you and your family made it most enjoyable for ourselves top do just that! Hope the rest of your SA vacation was wonderful and that we will have the pleasure of hosting you again in the future. Greetings to you and your family with fond memories of your stay! Vincent and the Sunset Team

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