The rooms and restaurant all lovely, bartender is amazing and remembers everyone and everything.. Beautiful setting in the Mala Mala private game reserve which is next to Kruger National Park.
However, the guides have an agenda - looking for lions, leopards, cheetah's and if you want to see smaller animals or birds they will very reluctantly participate. They don't ask, just go where the big game has been reported, if you want to see cats, elephants, hippos and this is your first time on safari, it would be great.
Guides are also allowed to take photos, and they have very expensive camera equipment, thus their attention is often diverted by this personal activity.
Also the guides eat 3 meals a day with you, kind of tiring.
Overall out of my 15 Safari lodges in Tanzania, Botswana and now S. Africa (over 3 separate trips) I would rate this a 3.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking