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Emdoneni Lodge
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

We were very happy with our large room, large bathroom, and porch. It was rainy and humid when we visited so we were very happy to have both air conditioning and a ceiling fan. Our room was one of two rooms in a cottage. The dining room, lounge, and bar were very beautiful. Our group loved the onsite cheetah preserve where we were led into the enclosures and we were able to pet cheetahs. This would be a lovely place to spend a month, relax, and go on safari. One night at dinner the staff broke out into song and dance! The breakfast and dinner buffets were excellent. We loved it!

Room Tip: Request air conditioning.
  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

Gorgeous location easily accessible without having to bump over dirt roads which was a plus for us. Our room was clean, quiet and comfortable. Cheetah experience and Game Drive were the hi-lights of our stay. Hope to visit again with the rest of my family - know they will have a wonderful time.

  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank Margaret S
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Lodge-Owners, Owner at Emdoneni Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2017

Dear Margaret. Thank you for a lovely review. Please visit soon with the rest of your family - we would absolutely love to have you again. All of the best.

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Reviewed 23 January 2017

My husband and I are a gay, American couple. Earlier this month as part of our honeymoon trip to South Africa we spent a few nights here. We liked the location KwazZulu Natal (near both game reserve and wetlands) and so booked with Emdoneni. We stayed in the Windfall cottage - their honeymoon suite. It is a bit separated from the other lodgings and main building but just a 3 minute walk. When we got to the cottage, there were zebras and other animals roaming in the yard. Just amazing. For two urbanites that closeness was very special. We could also see two of the cheetahs that Emdoneni is caring for from our porch. They were also basically in our yard - though behind a fence. The staff were always pleasant and helpful - including before and during our stay. The food was excellent. We hired one of their guides, Justin, to take us out into the park twice - once in the morning and once in the afternoon. We saw an enormous number of animals and frankly were as taken with the landscapes. Justin was an incredible guide. We learned so much from him about the area and each animal we saw (including 4 of the bi 5). Perhaps most appreciated, he made sure we did not leave the park without seeing a lion. He was committed to us seeing one. We so much appreciated that dedication and skill. We ended up seeing 3 lionesses and 8 cubs just as we were getting ready to leave the park. Thank you, Justin and Emdoneni!

Room Tip: The honeymoon suite is perfection - though the internet is not really functional. That is probably good though.
  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Lodge-Owners, Owner at Emdoneni Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2017

Hi DC. We are so glad that we exceeded all your expectations. Thank you for writing this wonderful, detailed review - it makes us very proud! Congratulations once again on your wedding. All of the best.

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Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

What an awesome place this is fantastic experience meeting the Cheetahs and a great game drive in the afternoon- tremendous value for money fabulous friendly staff can't say enough about the place
Great food clean rooms what more do you need

Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

This is a bigger lodge than I expected and therefore perfect for families. Good accommodation, a pool, a bar and restaurant and good food with great selection of choices. They organise safaris and are art of the Cheetah project which is great to see

Stayed: December 2016, travelled with family
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