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Mpumalanga, South Africa
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Received a warm welcome by Olaf. Stayed for two nights in a comfortable room and enjoyed Stefanie's home cooked meals. The 'honesty' bar was well stocked and coffee and tea were available all the time. I would recommend this camp to small groups

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Never have we been received in such a warm and welcome way. It's a lovely place. Stephanie 's cooking and Olaf 's expertise in safari and wild life are the perfect combination for an unforgettable stay. 

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Reviewed 20 October 2016

We are a German family with 3 teenagers and visited Nsele Lodge in August. Olaf and his team is very friendly, we enjoyed the hospitality and felt at home. We can really recommend this lodge and the safari with Olaf, who is very experienced and skilled. We learned a lot.

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darlington, UK
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We had the pleasure to stay here for two nights on our tour. The lodge was great. Rooms were clean, tidy and of a reasonable size. Nice comfy beds with mosquito nets. Bathroom were large. Wifi is available at a small cost. The hosts were brilliant. Stephanie definitely knew how to cook. We were well fed both nights with a...

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Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

I can't say enough sweet things about this property. I will say that Olaf is the BEST tour guide there is.. within one day at the park we saw nearly every single animal in the book.. this was thanks to Olaf for spotting them. I would have never spotted them alone. His wife cooked incredible meals from stratch. See you...

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George, South Africa
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Been coming to this haven for roughly 2 years and quite frankly ticks all the boxes. A true South Africa gem in the heart of the Greater Kruger region and only an hour drive to the main gate of Kruger National Park. The drive alone there is an adventure to say the least and so much to take in. Stephanie,...

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North Clarendon, Vermont
Reviewed 13 January 2016

Spent the day visiting the white lions and took a bush walk with Olaf. The experience was wonderful and informative. Grand kids stayed at the lodge and "the ladies" watched them with care and love. We had an authentic "bush" lunch back at the lodge and enjoyed some interesting stories from Olaf and his lovely wife.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 6 January 2016

We stayed at Nsele lodge as part of a packaged tour of South Africa - all we can say is this place is a dump. It needs updating - some of which is simple updates like painting, updating the bedding, putting screens in the windows so you;re room isn;t full of bugs every night, etc. Others are investments that these...

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Reviewed 23 November 2015

We had 2x Daddy Deals and enjoyed our stay a lot.The rooms are a little bit small and one feel a bit crowded but the hospitality of both Olaf and Stephanie made up for it.The food was excellent and we could not asked for more to be done to made our stay one that we won't forget soon.The pool was...

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Reviewed 20 October 2015

This is a great lodge close to Kruger and great hosts. Olaf is the safari guide and his wife cooks up some great dinners. Nice little huts to stay in and a nice firepit area to relax and drink some wine. Girraffes are roaming around!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nsele Lodge is a family owned and managed bush lodge nestled in the pristine African bush of the Greater Kruger National Park, situated in Guernsey Private Nature Reserve. Comprises of 5 elegantly furnished thatched en-suite chalets, for families & children. An open boma for starlit dining, or late night conversations and a drink of your choice from our bar. We offer Big 5 game drives & walks; daily tours into the surrounding to local rehabilitation center or breeding project. Kruger National Park & Panorama is close for a day tour. ... more   less 

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Address: | Guernsey Farm 81 KU, Portion 152, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Hoedspruit
Number of rooms: 5
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“This property is too far from Kruger and is poorly kept - do some research and stay somewhere else”
  • No screens on wondows means your room is always filled with bugs
  • tiny rooms - nowhere to walk or sit
  • shows the lack of care by the owners - simple update
  • old grout and mold
  • bathroom needs to be updated - moldy and unpleasant
  • peeling paint and dirt
  • mold and dirt
  • old bathrooms
 of 5 bubbles lorisW4759IC, 5 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Room 4 is closest to the waterhole”
 of 5 bubbles 538suzanneh, 14 Sep 2015 | Read review
“All good rooms”
 of 5 bubbles cahrols, 8 Jun 2014 | Read review
“if you expect lodge quatily you're not going to get it here. if you're on an Overland Truck (ruffing it) go here, you'll have a blast”
 of 5 bubbles jvrens, 18 Apr 2014 | Read review
“Any one will do.”
 of 5 bubbles rethav_13, 24 Mar 2013 | Read review
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