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Maguga Lodge
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All reviewsnice viewboat cruisepleasant staywill visit againrooms are clean and comfortablea la carte menulovely sceneryload sheddingstaff was very friendly and helpfulawesome locationenjoyed our stayrelaxing weekendbuffet breakfastseen better daysspent nightspool areaen route
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

I have to agree with a previous reviewer - the noise from across the dam made for a sleepless night. Such a pity since the lodge was in a pleasant location to explore the area. We decided to check out a night early so that we could catch up with some sleep. The rooms are sparsely furnished but that's to be expected considering it was a budget hotel. Food in the restaurant was reasonable and the cappuccino was great!

  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled as a couple
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AnnaMcGinn, Public Relations Manager at Maguga Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

We are so sorry about the noise from the neighbouring public site at the dam. Unfortunately it was the festive season and the public section of the dam (not Maguga Lodge) was being used by some rowdy people.

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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Nice area, great for relaxation. Staff members were friendly, food is decent, very safe area, parking though was a bit far, boiling hot temperature during summer, it would be also great if they could provide mosquito repellent in each room

Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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AnnaMcGinn, Public Relations Manager at Maguga Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

It was a hot festive season! Thank you for the idea of mosquito repellent, we will look into that, and/or mosquito nets.

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Reviewed 18 December 2017

We enjoyed our stay at Maguga overall, but found the noise levels from across the dam extremely unpleasant. Another establishment partied LOUDLY throughout the Saturday night which much shouting and loud music, until around 6:30am. When we spoke to the reception manager she told is this is becoming the norm and despite them speaking to the other restaurant owners the noise continues every weekend. Its a pity because overall the lodge is comfortable and has a beautiful setting above the dam.

  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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AnnaMcGinn, Public Relations Manager at Maguga Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Happy you enjoyed your stay but very sorry about the noise from the neighbouring public site at the dam. Unfortunately it was building up to the festive season and the public section of the dam (not Maguga Lodge) was being used by some rowdy people - however it's not the case of every weekend - but still something we need to negotiate further with Kobwa, the company monitoring the dam.

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Reviewed 18 December 2017

the place is amazing beautiful , clean , the view is heavenly beautiful, the food and customer service compliment each other, the activities are entertaining and amazing

thank you maguga
team absa is coming back very very soon

  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled on business
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AnnaMcGinn, Public Relations Manager at Maguga Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Thank you so much for your review! So happy that you had a good stay with us and looking forward to welcoming you back.

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Reviewed 10 December 2017

The only thing I enjoyed was the breakfast served daily. The burger was tasty, good value for money however; it was too greasy. The staff were not friendly, they could not provide information regarding top sightseeing places or activities to do around the area, they just gave us their local newspaper for us to figure out everything .... The worst is that there are No WiFi in the rooms, TVs are the small old fashioned with nothing much watch, I had brought my Hard drive with movies to watch at night but couldn't watch because thier TVs are old. We Could not relax by the pool because there are no Pool Lounge Chairs, worst of it we couldn't swim because there were Frogs in the pool. On the last day, we requested for a boat cruise on the maguga dam, we were given hundreds of excuses why we couldn't which was not what was advertised on their website. I had to involve management to who then authorized the cruise.

  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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AnnaMcGinn, Public Relations Manager at Maguga Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

We are so sorry that you were not happy with all our facilities. Our rooms are rustic, but comfortable and clean. There is wifi in all the public areas, and people tend to use this whilst seating on at the deck overlooking the dam, but not in the rooms as of yet. The TV's are old style, but again most people spend time at the deck or watching sport etc on the flat screen TV in the bar, and not as much time in their rooms. Pool loungers we will get, thank you for this advise. We have taken everything you have mentioned into consideration and will work on improving, and hope that you will visit us again.

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