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594 C/O Ghwarrie & Kanniedood Streets Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate, Hoedspruit 1380 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 23/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 23/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#3 of 143 Speciality lodging in Hoedspruit
Travellers' Choice
African Rock Lodge, situated in a wildlife estate, offers luxury thatched-roof accommodation with a private patio. It features an outdoor pool with sun terrace, a rustic bar, a guest lounge with flat screen TV, and a large braai (bbq) area. All of our air-conditioned rooms include a seating area and king-sized bed, tea & coffee facilities, mini-bar, Wi-Fi internet and mosquito nets. The en-suite bathrooms have double washbasins, a double shower (normal & rain shower), a bath, toilet and toiletries. Our accommodation is catered (breakfast and optional dinner). Taking that well-earned break will NEVER be the same without the "finishing touches" of your hosts Sander & Juliet. Giraffe, waterbuck, warthog, kudu, wildebeest, zebra and nyala are commonly seen. The Estate is perfect for walking, driving and mountain biking among the game. At night the nocturnal wildlife is just as plentiful, the calls of the hyenas are as loud as the millions of stars in the sky are bright. We offer Bed & Breakfast and/or Dinner Bed & Breakfast. Close to the Blyde River Canyon, Kruger National Park and several private game reserves where game drives can be organised.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Children's television networks
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Saltwater pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kid-friendly buffet
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Horseback riding
Bicycle tours
Walking tours
Taxi service
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Walk-in shower
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Afrikaans, Dutch and 2 more
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MargaretEllen1950 wrote a review 10 Nov
Houston, Texas295 contributions177 helpful votes
We stayed two nights with Sander and Juliette. They are a warm and welcoming couple. The property has all you need - a pool, comfortable and clean rooms, excellent food, and such a welcoming vibe. We stayed two nights Nov 2021 and this was a carryover from our original plans made in 2019 for 2020! So this stay was a long time coming and well worth the wait. In addition to being a master at the braai pit, Sander is a fully accredited guide, so he is very knowledgeable about the area in addition to everything else. Thoroughly delighted with our stay.
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Date of stay: November 2021
newspapertaxi wrote a review Mar 2020
Nottingham, United Kingdom317 contributions42 helpful votes
Property's Favourite Review
We stayed here for 6 nights, taking advantage of the lodge's Elephant package plus one extra night, and we couldn't have asked for more. Each activity in the package was excellent and Sander was more than willing to arrange further activities if required - my wife took a horse ride through the bush on our extra day and couldn't have been more thrilled. Dinner each night was absolutely top notch - the best food we had during our trip to South Africa. Sander prepared 4 types of meat each evening on the braai, beef, chicken and 2 others that varied like ostrich, springbok, impala etc, all cooked to perfection. The sides from the buffet included the usual suspects like chips, potatoes, veg, etc but also included local dishes for you to try (I could not get enough of the chakalaka). All this served in a beautiful setting under the African sky with the tables lit by simple lights. The rooms had everything you needed and sitting on your patio watching a warthog or kudu stroll by not 3 feet away is something you won't forget. Both Sander and Juliet were a pleasure to be with during our stay, it felt like you were staying with friends. Hopefully one day we can return.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Wendy V wrote a review Sep 2021
Durban, South Africa313 contributions5 helpful votes
Our stay at this hotel was a lovely experience. We struggled for quite a long time to find this hotel as the GPS doesn't take you to this hotel but we eventually found it and it was worth the struggle to get there. The owner Sander, was an excellent, knowledgeable and attentive host. Breakfast was awesome the next morning. We would definitely recommend this hotel!
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Date of stay: August 2021
asanto947516 wrote a review Sep 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
We thoroughly enjoyed out stop at African Rock Lodge, friendly staff and great food. The peace of nature and the tranquility was brilliant. Good birding to be seen in the reserve with Water holes and Bird hide only a short walk away.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Sleep Quality
Rebecca C wrote a review Aug 2021
Miami, Florida7 contributions
My family and I stayed at the African Rock Lodge for just one night during our 18 day trip in South Africa - and I wish we had had stayed for so much longer. The proprietors were the most wonderful, warm, and welcoming couple! The rooms we had were luxurious and beautifully appointed and the common areas (outside dining, pool) were likewise tasteful and beautiful. The entire facility, which only hosts a very small number of people emanates such a feeling of peace and tranquility which is exactly what I needed as a rest day in between Kruger and flying on to Cape Town. We enjoyed both dinner and breakfast while staying here, and both were delicious. Eggs are made to order when you arrive in the morning, and the braii at night is *chef's kiss* perfect. My son and I fell in love with their chaka-laka sauce (apologies for misspelling it!) - try it with everything! The hotel is located within a nature reserve and there are walking paths in the neighborhood so you can enjoy a walk or a bikeride and see what kind of South African wildlife is around. In the morning, our hosts drove us to the Hoedspruit airport and helped us get checked in as well. Thank you Sander and Juliet for a lovely visit! Hoping to get back your way one of these days!
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Date of stay: August 2021
US$75 - US$151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaLimpopo ProvinceHoedspruit
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Frequently Asked Questions about African Rock Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to African Rock Lodge?
Nearby attractions include iNyoka Art Gallery (4.4 km), Kumbaya Home Decor (3.3 km), and Warren Cary Wildlife Gallery (4.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at African Rock Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at African Rock Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at African Rock Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at African Rock Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to African Rock Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Hat & Creek - Hoedspruit, Sleepers Restaurant, and Cooked.
Are there opportunities to exercise at African Rock Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does African Rock Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, African Rock Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at African Rock Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at African Rock Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Dutch, Afrikaans, and Zulu.