This small private reserve doesn't offer the Big 5 which made it perfect for us, as it offered an opportunity of relaxing, walking and simply enjoying the well cared for bush. Our luxury tent was exactly that. Very tastefully and simply done offering a view over water with hippos close by. Meals were generous and tasty with a reasonable vegetarian offering. Covid protocols were well adhered to. We had some very good and personal conversations with the staff who all seemed happy and grateful to still have their jobs despite the consequences of Covid. Clearly the owners care not only for their land but also the people on it.
The staff at Phelwana certainly made the trip worthwhile. The service is that of a 5 star lodge and I would definitely recommend this as a family getaway destination. Lots to do and see and extremely peaceful.
Thank you PHELWANA GAME LODGE for a memorable birthday and an unforgettable bush experience. We received 5 star treatment far beyond our expectations ... - a warm welcome - sunset game drive - sundowners near wallowing hippos - intimate, family dinner around a crackling fire in the bushveld boma - luxurious villa - breakfast in the bush, next to the watering hole where we watched zebra come for a drink. Thank you Jana de Villiers and team ... Robert, Jeffrey, Elvis, Brilliant & Mavis!
Phelwana is just perfect! We have been there for two nights and the team did absolutely everything for making us feel like we are in heaven. Delicious food, best service, private safaris, bush walks, sundowner with a view and a lot of information regarding the nature and animals around the place.
Phelwana Game Lodge, synonymous with Great service , good food and an amazing in nature experience! Situated a mere 40 km from the Kruger Narional Park in the Greter Kruger Region, they offer guided game drives and nature walks where you can see a variety of plains game animals like giraffe, zebra, wildebeest and their famous hippos that can often be heard while enjoying a meal or sitting at the pool infront of your option of accommodation. They offer beutifull chalets, luxury tents surrounding the Phelwana dam, or the Sky deck where you can spend a night under the stars. Great food exeptional hospitality, a must stay on your traveling bucket list.