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My husband and I are a gay, American couple. Earlier this month as part of our honeymoon trip to South Africa we spent a few nights here. We liked the location KwazZulu Natal (near both game reserve and wetlands) and so booked with Emdoneni. We...More
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Response from Lodge-Owners, Owner at Emdoneni LodgeResponded 24 January 2017
Hi DC. We are so glad that we exceeded all your expectations. Thank you for writing this wonderful, detailed review - it makes us very proud! Congratulations once again on your wedding. All of the best.
What an awesome place this is fantastic experience meeting the Cheetahs and a great game drive in the afternoon- tremendous value for money fabulous friendly staff can't say enough about the place
Great food clean rooms what more do you need
This is a bigger lodge than I expected and therefore perfect for families. Good accommodation, a pool, a bar and restaurant and good food with great selection of choices. They organise safaris and are art of the Cheetah project which is great to see
We spent a night here in early December 2016 and regret not having booked for longer. We got to interact with the cheetahs, boy do they purr!!
Our rondavel was lovely as was the whole camp. Food was lovely but our choice was limited because...More
Response from Lodge-Owners, Owner at Emdoneni LodgeResponded 20 December 2016
Thank you for a 5 star review, Tony! We really appreciate your kind words and wonderful feedback. Please visit again!
Emdoneni is a magical and unique place to stay. After 4 nights in Cape Town, it was wonderful to find ourselves surrounded by nature. We loved our little rondavel and the whole layout of the lodge. The dinner buffet was nice and we were even...More
Response from AmpleMedia, Public Relations Manager at Emdoneni LodgeResponded 7 November 2016
Thank you for such a wonderful and heart-warming review. We are so happy to learn that you enjoyed all the offerings at Emdoneni Lodge. A big thank you for adopting one of our cats and for supporting the cat project that is so dear to...More
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Business Centre with Internet Access
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USD 121 - USD 224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Gooderson DumaZulu Lodge and Traditional Zulu Village
1.12 km away
Gooderson Bushlands Game Lodge
3.42 km away
9.56 km away
33.29 km away
35.92 km away
Terrace Restaurant Ghost Mountain Inn
58.84 km away
Emdoneni Cheetah project
.10 km away
15.73 km away
Heritage Tours & Safaris
23.10 km away
iSimangaliso Wetland Park
28.60 km away
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Hi LJG, did you pay extra to roll on the grass with the cheetahs? I'm going next month on my birthday so would like an experience like this to make the day extra special!
8 June 2015|
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I did not pay extra for the personal interaction, and rolling on the grass with Summer and Raine. It was a thrill I'm glad to have experienced, especially with Gerry getting it all on video. While there was no... More
I did not pay extra for the personal interaction, and rolling on the grass with Summer and Raine. It was a thrill I'm glad to have experienced, especially with Gerry getting it all on video. While there was no charge, In addition to the tip for the staff, I did tip him individually.
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