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Lions Valley Lodge Private Game Reserve

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West Malling, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We've been on safari several times to different reserves and were recommended this lodge by PAWS safaris. We were a group of 2 families (4 adults, 5 kids aged 11-16) and had both pairs of adjoining suites. We wanted somewhere small and personal, with high quality accommodation & food, the strong chance that we would see the 5 big /...

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had such a marvellous time. Everything was perfect. Wonderful accommodation, Zebra lodge, fantastic food. All staff were so enthusiastic, friendly and helpful. Tyrone was our guide for the 3 days we were at the reserve. We felt safe and secure. His knowledge was outstanding. He really cares about the environment and the animals. He had great respect for the...

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Chelsea, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to RSA many times and each trip we did safari. This place is now number 1 in our book. Reasons guides were outstanding. Rooms the best. Food good. Animals everywhere. Saw all big five. Will be back again in 2018.

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Thank Larry J
Bethesda, Maryland
Reviewed 14 January 2017

I cannot say enough good things about Lion's Valley Lodge. The staff is extremely knowledgable and helpful, the suites and main lodge are beautiful. This is the real experience you want when going on safari. No TVs, just beautiful nature. Tyrone was our guide through the game reserve - he was able to tell us so much about each animal....

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Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Beautiful accommodation, fantastic food, excellent service. The safari was amazing with such a variety of animals. The rangers were very experienced and Tyrone particularly made the experience . I can thoroughly recommend everything about the stay.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 December 2016

We had four nights in this excellent game reserve. Our room was beautiful with excellent views. The standard of the food is good and plentiful. The staff very pleasant and helpful. Our guide Tyronne was excellent and really put himself out to give us such a great experience. I would recommend the walking safari for having a different perspective. It...

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1Thank caroline j
Norwich
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Chef James has a real passion for food and your tastebuds will be delighted with every meal. Charles will go above and beyond to make your stay even more comfortable. Joe, Adrii and the rest of the team will do anything for you even outside of their working hours. Tyrone - Not one question unanswered, what this guy does not...

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Manchester
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

We brought clients on a trip and stayed for a night at the reserve. It is very large and the guide was great and very knowledgeable about the area and the animals. We didn't see all the big 5 but what we saw was impressive. The lodge itself is beautiful. We stayed in the Africa room which was large and...

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Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed three nights in the Romance suite and felt like honeymooners in the secluded bungalow at the top of the mountain overlooking the valley and the rest of the lodge. A dream location for us to be in SA and doing safari so good for us we chose this excellent lodge where everyone in the staff tried their hardest...

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LionsValley, Director of Sales at Lions Valley Lodge Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi Niklas H Thank you for this lovely review of the lodge. It is very good to hear that you enjoyed your stay and the facilities at the lodge, and that our wonderful staff looked after you well, plus that the game viewing and animal experience was a good one. I do hope that you can visit us again soon....

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 November 2016

We revisited Lions Valley after 4 years, this time we had 3 nights (only 2 last time)and wow was it worth it. We saw the big 5 ( although the leopard was at night so no photo) the cheetah with his nights catch still nearly whole ! The rooms are fit for royalty large and comfatable but the highlight of...

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LionsValley, Director of Sales at Lions Valley Lodge Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi Gill H Thanks for your wonderful review of the lodge. It is good to hear that you enjoyed your stay once again and that your whole experience was good. I hope you get to visit us in the near future. Kind regards Cheryl F

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
An exclusive, Malaria-free Big Five Private game lodge situated on the Nambiti Private Game Reserve near Ladysmith, Kwa-Zulu Natal. It is geared for utimate relaxation and indulgence of wild life and natural surroundings of the bushveld. Visitors are accommodated in exlusive suites offering maximum privacy. There are a wealth of interesting activities for visitors to participate in. Lions Valley Lodge is situated near to historic battlefields and trips can be arranged. Bush braais and fishing in the dams can be arranged. Guests who want to unwind can laze around at the pool deck which overlooks the waterhole. Succumb to a massage by one of our trained therapists. Lions Valley Lodge offers a unique setting for corporate or team-building breakaways and conferences whilst being surrounded by the spectular sights and sounds of the African Bushveld. ... more   less 

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Address: Nambiti Conservancy, Ladysmith 3370, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Ladysmith
Number of rooms: 10
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“Africa & Bird, Ndebele & Nguni are closest to the centre. They also have connecting verandas - good for kids in separate rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles HeidiE707, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All lodges are quiet and comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles lyndyl001, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms would be good- you can usually walk to the main lodge with the closer rooms”
 of 5 bubbles carolinej904, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are great”
 of 5 bubbles GillH53, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Lodge does not allow children under 8 y/o due to liability on the game drives.”
 of 5 bubbles rlapt101, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
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