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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The staff are very friendly, efficient and helpful. The chalets are along the banks of the river with hippo grazing on the huge grass lawns at night. The chalets are both wheelchair and disabled friendly. The main bedroom is en-suite with a flat walk in shower designed with no edge or step. The units are very well decorated but in need of an upgrade as the decor is starting to look a bit worn. The units are well equipped for self catering. In summer the swimming pool is a must to cool off. They have a very large pool area.

Room Tip: The chalets with high numbers are the best area for a chance to see the hippo
  • Stayed: September 2018, travelled with family
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Agnes1242, Manager at Sanbonani Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and your kind words - we are busy with a substantial upgrade programme for the Kitchens, lounge, dinning room and patio floor tiles, some painting as well as redoing the Parking covers - this is planned over the next year or two and so far 20 chalets have been completed. We look forward to welcome you back in the near future. Kind Regards Resort Manager

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Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Friendly staff, spacious, clean and beautiful apartments and a refreshing and restful environment, next to Sabie and Sand rivers - that is Sanbonani! Thank you for encredible service! We loved our stay!

Stayed: September 2018, travelled with friends
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Agnes1242, Manager at Sanbonani Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and your kind words. Regards Resort Manager

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Reviewed 13 September 2018

The management and staff are welcoming and friendly, always willing to go the extra mile for their guests.

With the delicious meals a the restaurant, lovely cocktails next to the crystal clear pool, not to mention the spa and gym, you'll never want to leave this paradise.

Thank you for your consistent service, always with a smile!

Room Tip: Luxury rooms are all magnificent!
  • Stayed: July 2018, travelled on business
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Agnes1242, Manager at Sanbonani Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future! Regards Resort Manager.

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Reviewed 7 September 2018

We were booked into a two bedroom chalet overlooking the riverfront garden with magestic trees and a beautiful river and mountain as background.The unit was clean,
and was well equiped for a self catering stay. We found the staff very frienly and helpfull.

  • Stayed: August 2018, travelled as a couple
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Agnes1242, Manager at Sanbonani Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

It is always a pleasure to read such nice reviews, thank you for your kind words and 5 star rating. The Sabie River, hippo and crocodile sightings is such a highlight especially in the cool winter months, added to this the beautiful tress, the Spa, all the outdoor activities truly makes the Resort the Jewel of the Lowveld. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards from the Resort Manager and the Sanbonani Team.

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Reviewed 2 September 2018

We didn't have Sat Nav on our arrival, (couldn't get a chip to use locally straight away), So followed directions given from Nelspruit Kruger Mpumalanga airport and a little more on the way. When arriving in Hazyview the resort was a little difficult to locate. After a few days realized the brown signs with (no directional arrows) actually instead had a pointed edge showing the way to turn, we had become familiar with the roads by then and also now had Sat Nav. Loved that we were close to a shopping mall and lots of other fun activities around the resort to choose from my kids 6 and 11 especially loved the elephant sanctuary and quad biking. We didn't see the hippo's around the resort as so may people had mentioned and we only saw the monkeys 1 day near our departure my kids were especially looking forward to seeing both. We did however have a wonderful guide who took us around Kruger National park and we saw 4 of the big 5's, kids loved seeing the animals most of them close up. The resort is adequate but I have stayed in better, more modern units and loved the fact that the maids came by to clean everyday.

  • Stayed: August 2018, travelled with family
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Agnes1242, Manager at Sanbonani Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

Thank you for your rating, The GPS co-ordinates and directions are available on our web site as well as on the guest certificates. As spring turns into summer, then the Hippo;s are not that active as they are in the cooler winter months, we are happy that your sightings in the Kruger National Park were good, it certainly is a privilege to see 4 of the big 5 . We have started a substantial upgrade of the chalets - modernising the kitchens - new floor tiles in the kitchen, dining and lounge area - painting etc. 18 chalets have been completed and we hope to complete a few more before the end of the year. We look forward to welcome you back in the near future. Kind Regards Resort Manager..

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