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Reviewed 12 September 2013

This is not your super luxury game lodge with an overload of nouvelle cuisine and a hectic program, almost guarantying a big five experience.

This is old style hospitality, very good home cooking and an authentic and relaxing South African bush experience. It is also more affordable, especially if you book all three units. As stated in other reviews Neil and Ann are wonderful hosts.

Book at Leopards View if you want to relax in privacy in the bush and are not hell bent on seeing all of the big five.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank BertusJHB
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

We have just been to Leopards View for our fourth visit and were not disappointed. Neil and Ann continue to provide a wonderful retreat at an affordable price. The accommodation is perfect for the environment, comfortable yet tastefully understated, and the food of similar quality. We stayed for 5 nights at the start of a 16 day holiday and found the quietness and tranquility perfect for our requirements. We tracked a cheetah on a game drive and then enjoyed viewing elephant very close to the lodge - what a treat. Also, outdoor showers have been installed in Giraffe and Duiker lodges, a welcome addition. We will be back again.

Room Tip: We love staying in the Giraffe rom, but Duiker is equally good.
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank DavidYv0nne
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Reviewed 21 February 2013

Words can't describe how wonderful our time at Leopard's View was. 2 girlfriends and I stayed for 5 nights in the middle of January, and wouldn't you know, the lowveld received 3/4 of its yearly rain during our stay. But Neil and Ann did everything they could to make sure we were enjoying ourselves. Neil had rented a vehicle specifically to drive us around in, and took us to a cheetah rehab place, the Blyde River Canyon boat tour (a MUST), and even escorted us on a day tour of Kruger park. Ann cooked the most delicious meals with the assistance of the Ladies, and she is such a fantastically tough cookie when dealing with everything from roaring lions to rain-based deluges of spiders on game drives.

The three of us each had our own chalet, and each was just lovely. I stayed in Giraffe, and couldn't recommend it more highly. There was some residual nervousness sleeping under the netting due to the insects and spiders rejoicing from the unusual rain (probably wouldn't be a problem for any other visitors at any other time of year), but the sounds of the frogs outside almost negated that. We went on game drives with Neil and Ann in the Leopard's View vehicle, and also with Bert, and they were all fantastic. We saw all of the big 5 with the ironic exception of the leopard, but we would've been surprised to see one of those wily guys.

I could go on and on and on about the animals we saw and how lovely and relaxing our time drinking tea, gin and tonics, and wine by the fire/pool/bird pool/viewing tower was, but really must end with once again saying how fantastic our hosts Neil and Ann were. They are such good conversationalists, with so much love of South Africa and do everything they can to make their guests comfortable and happy. Come visit us in New York, you two!

Room Tip: They're all beautiful!
  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Elizabeth F
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Reviewed 4 January 2013

Leopards view,home away from home with a difference,5 star accommadation for very little money.The hosts were the best ever,food excellent,water hole attracting all wildlife.I was part of Craig Spencers team in December 2012 and fortunate enough to stay at this amazing lodge and witness so much wildlife from my rondavel.This place is truly unique and I would not stay enywhere else in this area.
Rhys Davies.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled solo
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1  Thank Carol R
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Reviewed 22 December 2012

My friend Kathleen and I enjoyed four nights with Ann and Neil and their great staff. We could see the waterhole from our doorway! We saw something every day and often many somethings many times during the day without even moving from the comfort of the front porch.

Neil and Ann are great hosts - very welcoming and informative regarding all of our travel questions and needs. We flew in from Cape Town to Hoedspruit and were Neil met us and drove us in. We were greeted with a lovely snack on arrival and a perfectly made gin and tonic while we enjoyed the waterhole parade in the afternoon. The family style dinners were simple, perfectly made and beautifully presented. We really felt well taken care of and sincerely welcomed.

Neil helped me get my mobile phone service working and gave us great directions for our car rental and where to go in Kruger Park after we left.

Our game drives and guides were friendly, informative and very knowledgable... we couldn't have asked for a better stay.

Room Tip: Giraffe room was right out in front by the porch!
  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank TheBettererLife
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