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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for two nights in early March towards the end of our Garden Route adventure. It was definitely the highlight of our holiday. We have never stayed anywhere so unique ever before. It was a beautiful old country farm house with a very gentrified, historical and tranquil feel. We stayed In a separate lodge which had a similar...

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100roaringlions, Guest Relations Manager at Leeuwenbosch Country House, responded to this review

Hi Jonathan, what a lovely, descriptive review, thank you so much for taking the time to write it! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time here and were made to feel so welcome. It's been such a pleasure and honour to open our family home to visitors from all over the world. We are very lucky to have...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful country house!!! This place is gorgeous, authentic and entertaining. The rooms are huge and extremely bright and comfortable, the food is delicious, and every single person that works and lives at Leeuwenbosch is a pleasure. We had a very lucky day time game drive with Mike and you can just see the passion in what he does...

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100roaringlions, Guest Relations Manager at Leeuwenbosch Country House, responded to this review

Hi Jane, thanks for taking the time to write such a great review! We're really happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and it sounds like you had a really great game drive during your stay as well. It makes all the difference hearing such positive feedback from our guests and we'll be sure to pass on the lovely compliments...

Lichfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first safari, so we had an idea what to expect but were not prepared for the level of amazement we had during our stay. The house is cosy, welcoming and clean. The staff are superb, very accommodating and keen to make your stay an enjoyable one. The room was spacious and attended to three times a day....

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100roaringlions, Guest Relations Manager at Leeuwenbosch Country House, responded to this review

Hi Nicky, thank you so much for the wonderful review! We loved reading your experience of Leeuwenbosch and are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We will be sure to pass on your kind words to Ouboet and and the staff. Ouboet is one of the oldest rangers in the reserve and guests find themselves very fortunate...

Yorkshire
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We received a very warm welcome to this lovely colonial-style house. Our room was huge with sitting area and large bathroom. Overall was beautifully maintained. All the staff were friendly & helpful & our ranger was very knowledgeable, asking what we would like to go & look for. Food was nice but nothing very special & a little limited for...

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100roaringlions, Guest Relations Manager at Leeuwenbosch Country House, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you so much for the lovely review! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and sounds like your game drives were very successful and exciting. Our Country House accommodation is situated in an historic family home which gives us the advantage of a very homely atmosphere. Thank you for choosing Leeuwenbosch for your safari...

Halifax, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The property is in need of an upgrade and the evening meal was not as good as we would have like, however the safari was amazing and the staff were great. We saw a great deal of animals and the river cruise was unexpected but great.

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100roaringlions, Guest Relations Manager at Leeuwenbosch Country House, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you for the balanced. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your safari experience, the river cruise is a lovely way to see many birds and smaller animals on the reserve. Thank you for your feedback, it has shown us the areas in which we can still make improvements in order to hit top marks. We wish you...

High Wycombe, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 February 2017

So glad we did this, we cannot describe what a wonderful time we had on the safaris. Great photographic opportunities, and the whole experience was enhanced by our guide for the two days, Asher. The lodge itself is quaint ,and very peaceful. Breakfast and dinner are excellent , staff great, and all the alcohol one could drink. A tip, do...

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100roaringlions, Guest Relations Manager at Leeuwenbosch Country House, responded to this review

Hi Greg, thank you so much for the review! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay. We'll be sure to pass on your kind words to Asher and the rest of the team. The little pub is a wonderful place to get to know our guests, and Bill really is such a wonderful story-teller. It sounds like you made...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Leeuwenbosch is a traditional country manor with beautiful architecture and furniture. The daily morning and evening safari rides were each fabulous and different animals were seen up close on each ride. The ranger was informative and friendly. We loved how they stopped to offer tea, coffee, wine, beer and even gin and tonics. Food at the house was delicious. Staff...

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100roaringlions, Public Relations Manager at Leeuwenbosch Country House, responded to this review

Hi Donald, thanks for taking the time to write such a great review. We're really happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and it sounds like you had some really great game drives during your stay as well. It makes all the difference hearing such positive feedback from our guests and we'll be sure to pass on the lovely compliments...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Our first game reserve experience and we loved it all. Excellent ranger; friendly warm staff at the house. Delicious food. Relaxed and informal; meal times with other guests pleasurable. Well organised & smooth running.

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100roaringlions, Guest Relations Manager at Leeuwenbosch Country House, responded to this review

Hi Karen, thank you very much for the lovely review. It is really wonderful to hear back from our guests and are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay at Leeuwenbosch so much. We hope you visit us again soon! All the very best, the Leeuwenbosch team

Haarlem
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Welcome to Leeuwenbosch Country House and Shearers Lodge @ Amakhala in the Eastern Cape. Our stay is as a trip down to memory lane or a dive into South African history. The house that is for a long long time used as the family house of the Fowlds is filled with personal stories. The spacious living room is now the...

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100roaringlions, Public Relations Manager at Leeuwenbosch Country House, responded to this review

Hi Marjolein, thank you so much for taking the time to write such a warm and descriptive review of Leeuwenbosch. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and appreciated all the history our house has to offer. We love being able to share our heritage and hospitality with our guests as well as the special area called the Amakhala. You...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Just back from South Africa, stayed 2 nights here, met up with the lovely Bill, whom entertained us with his interesting stories about the Game Reserve. I holidayed by myself and was made to feel very welcome on my arrival, was given a tour of the house and the grounds, i stayed in the main house and my bedroom was...

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100roaringlions, Public Relations Manager at Leeuwenbosch Country House, responded to this review

Hi Nerys, what a lovely review, thank you so much for taking the time to write it! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time here and were made to feel so welcome. It's been such a pleasure and honour to open our family home to visitors from all over the world. We are very lucky to have such...

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A 3-star safari experience in an historic country house on the 7,500 ha malaria-free Amakhala Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Leeuwenbosch Country House is a gracious country house located in the malaria free Amakhala Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Our beautiful country home is set amidst beautiful indigenous gardens, offering luxurious safari accommodation and a family safari experience steeped in settler history. The Country House, built in 1908, offers four spacious en-suite bedrooms, and is layered with a collection of historical images, documents, and furniture dating back to the 1800s. Set back from the Country House in the luscious gardens is a tranquil swimming pool. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Leeuwenbosch Country House

Address: R342 Karel Landman | Follow the N2 from Port Elizabeth to Grahamstown (+/- 60 km) - on right hand side, Amakhala Game Reserve 6070, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Amakhala Game Reserve
Price Range: $411 - $804 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Leeuwenbosch Country House 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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Leeuwenbosch Country House Hotel Amakhala Game Reserve
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“Stay in the main house not the sheep sheerest cottage, for more privacy.”
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