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Last 5 reviews
Great game viewing, amazing accommodations
For me, the bush is always about the game viewing. Anybody saying the Big 5 are a slam dunk here had a different experience than we did. On the last day of our three-day stay, our guide gave us the choice of Cape buffalo or wild dog. We'd seen plenty of buffalo in Kruger National Park, so chose the wild dog, and we saw one lone dog calling to his pack. The leopard was sheer luck, as we encountered one going on the hunt, as we returned to the lodge at the end of a marvelous day. The black rhino we saw immediately charged us as we came around a corner in the bush. But there are not slam dunks or canned appearances as some would have you believe. Yes, guides communicate via radio, the same as I do when guiding people in Yellowstone. No doubt, communication increases your chances. But Pilot, our tracker, did an amazingly diligent job of tracking to get us on a pair of white rhinos. The accommodations were stunning. Food was quite good and tea in the bush was served with great, quality snacks and a nice variety of drinks. All staff was outstanding and very professional. I'd come back here in a heartbeat.
Great location with amazing game drives hosted and supported by great game ranges. Food very average for such a facility with inconsistencies of service amongst different teams and staff members this brings down the overall experience. Accommodation facilities are amazing 🤩
Untouched beauty at its finest! The food was unbelievable and the game ranger and tracker were too! The rooms were very big, private and extremely clean. We had a wonderful stay and I would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to experience untouched bush with the right amount of luxury.
Amazing Bush Experience
It really was an amazing experience. The food, service, game drives and viewing was marvelous. We saw 4 of the big 5 (Leopards are notoriously shy) twice and they were so close you could feel them breathe! Highly recommended and a truly South African experience!
Peaceful resort, amazing staff
We enjoyed a 2 nights' stay at the river lodge and enjoyed every minute of it! The staff are amazing and try their utmost to ensure that you are comfortable, you have enjoyable game drives, are offered excellent dining experiences etc. The food was amazing - and they really do try to meet everyone's requirements whilst still offering something "adventurous" - such as the crocodile meat that was offered at one dinner along with a variety of other non-adventurous meat selections. I would recommend this resort to anyone looking for a peaceful place to "wind down".
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