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Warm and Beautiful at Sunset Lodge

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 Jan 2024
The team warm and welcoming. The kids really enjoyed. The food was amazing. The rooms are spacious with very clean and nice linen. Very close to the Kruger Gate. It is a beautiful place to go and refresh and connect with nature
Date of stay: January 2024
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 09 Feb 2024
Thank you for the review it is much appreciated. Greetings the Sunset Team
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    Reviewed 13 January 2024

    Great lodge with nice food, nice staff, nice guests and most importantly nice hosts! We loved our stay at this lodge. Everything from the room to the scenery with animals was great. The hosts were also very helpful and attentionate, and were able to book tours for us.
    Thanks again Vincent and Toni for making your place feel like home.

    Date of stay: December 2023
    • Trip type: Travelled with family
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    Vincent van Rooyen, General Manager at Sunset Lodge & Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2024

    Thank you very much for your review and for taking the time to write it! We wish you all the best for the future, from all of us at Sunset Lodge and Safaris.

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    Reviewed 8 January 2024

    Sunset Game Lodge is the best accommodation we've ever been in. Immediately again, but then longer. The owners are incredibly lovely and helpful, and we learned a lot about nature from Vincent. Wake up with Buffalos in the front of the room, eat dinner with the Impalas behind you, go for a walk with Vincent in the bush, have a talk with him and Toni on the terrasse. There are no fences between the wild animals and you, there is calm and knowledge and friendliness. What a experience and adventure! We learned a lot and enjoyed it very much!

    Date of stay: January 2024
    Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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    Vincent van Rooyen, General Manager at Sunset Lodge & Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2024

    Dear Wiltrud, it was great fun having you at Sunset Lodge and Safaris and we are immensely pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. It has to be said that we enjoyed those chats as much as what you did! Your statement " there is calm and knowledge and friendliness" might be included in our future marketing! It is what we set out to achieve and reading it is indeed pleasing. Thank you thank you thank you! From all of us here at Sunset, we wish you all the very best until we visit again!

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    Reviewed 4 January 2024

    Our time at Sunset Lodge & Safaris was absolutely wonderful. Toni & Vincent went above and beyond to make sure that we felt welcome and comfortable. We came over Christmas and had the apparently unusual experience of having several rainy days during our visit. But this didn’t stop us from having a wonderful time, as Toni and Vincent helped us arrange weather appropriate activities. The lodge itself was a comfortable and calm place to relax when rain did cancel our events.
    The guest rooms were exceptionally comfortable and well appointed. They had air conditioning units (if needed) which we found that all places in SA do not, so thats a nice option to have. The food served daily was delicious and healthy. The grounds are beautiful and you can observe many animals from the lodge itself while eating outdoors or relaxing on the rooftop deck. I hadn’t realized there was a gym and it was just perfect.
    Our family is already talking about a return trip.

    Room tip: Toni will help you plan each days activities, so communicate with him well in advance and arrive knowing you are all set!
    Date of stay: December 2023
    • Trip type: Travelled with family
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    Vincent van Rooyen, General Manager at Sunset Lodge & Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2024

    Dear Kate and Family, we cannot wait for your return visit. The games and visits with your family will not be forgotten. Even the trip into the Kruger with our SUV (Because of the rain we could not use the Open Safari Vehicle) was an event, as the enthusiasm from everybody made the day what it turned out be! Thank you for your kind words, we appreciate each comment and can tell you from ourselves and the entire team here at Sunset Lodge and Safaris, it was great to have you here with us!

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    Reviewed 27 November 2023

    Sunset game lodge
    A new experience and our first visit to South Africa.

    We were met at Hoedspruit Airport by our host and owner Vincent.

    A short drive later we arrived at Sunset Lodge and Safaris (after seeing giraffes, zebra, wildebeest and many other wild animals on the Guernsey Estate).

    At the Lodge, we were met by Toni a co-owner and shown to our semi-tented bush cabin with veranda and open views of the bush and in the distance Mariepskop Mountain, at 1,945 metres above sea level one of the highest peaks in the northern Drakensberg.

    The accommodation met all expectations. It was very clean and comfortable with the unique experience of having both an indoor and outdoor shower.

    The food was excellent throughout the day starting with breakfast which consisted of cereals, yoghurt, fresh fruit, orange juice and choice of cooked breakfast, tea, coffee and water.

    Lunch was optional and we were offered delicious toasted cheese sandwiches or platters of cheese, ham, fruit and biscuits.

    Pre-dinner drinks were served from a well stocked bar as we sat around the open fire watching amazing sunsets with giraffes and zebras grazing just metres away.

    Dinner was a set two-courses each evening and we were offered beef fillet, ostrich fillet and chicken with a traditional South African sausage mainly cooked on the braa. All were served with an interesting variety of vegetables.

    Dessert was simple either beautiful, nutty chocolate brownies or malva pudding, a traditional South African dessert served with cream and or ice cream.

    Dinner was served on an open terrace, weather permitting, with fantastic views on to the bush and the Drakensburg mountains.

    The trips that Toni and Vincent arranged for us to the Kruger National Park, the Blyde Dam, Mariepskop and Hoedspruit were all excellent. The bush walks from the Lodge were special and you were able to feel part of the bush.

    Toni and Vincent’s personal attention to detail made our stay a wonderful experience to the extent that we are planning a return visit as soon as we are able.

    Mike and Catherine John November 2023



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    Date of stay: November 2023
    • Trip type: Travelled with family
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    Vincent van Rooyen, General Manager at Sunset Lodge & Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2023

    Dear Mike and Catherine, thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely and detailed review. We really appreciate the effort. Hoping to see you again soon!. On behalf of the entire Sunset Team, I wish you both all the best!

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    Reviewed 15 November 2023

    We had a family holiday at Sunset Lodge in October 23. From the moment we arrived at the lodge, where we were welcomed with traditional African singing, we knew we'd chosen the right place. The lodge is luxurious and spacious whilst retaining the spirit of real Africa. Vince and Toni are wonderful hosts, and arranged various trips and safaris for us whilst we were there. The pool is fantastic, the rooms are spacious and well appointed, and the food (cooked by the wonderful Beauty) is to die for.

    You are right in the middle of nature. We saw giraffe, zebra, buffalo, warthogs - all from the comfort of the lodge. It really is quite surreal having breakfast with a family of giraffe stood only feet away! We also went on game drives, again organised by Vince, where we saw leopards, lions and rhinos. The Jubulani elephant sanctuary is also close by, and whilst it's an early start I advise you not to miss it. Really an incredible experience!

    Nice atmos all round really. Already looking at dates for next year.

    Date of stay: October 2023
    • Trip type: Travelled with family
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    Thank The_Wire
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    Vincent van Rooyen, General Manager at Sunset Lodge & Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2023

    Thank you for your lovely review. We are indeed looking forward to your visit next year! From the entire Sunset Team

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