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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went as a large family group of 15 including 2 small children and my 99 year old father-in-law. Booking from Toronto trying to use Marriott hotels was an absolute nightmare - such bad service from Marriott!!!. (that's another TripAdvisor review!) But then called Protea Hotels who put us on to the actual resort. Spoke with Lindia who gave me...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a group of 15 people of four families, including my two small kids, my husband's 99-year-old Oupa, 20-something year-old cousins, parents, couples and grand-parents --- and this place catered for ALL of us. From ensuring our rooms were all close to each other to the chef making special bread on request, the staff were wonderfully responsive and helpful....

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had the most amazing stay at the Ranch. The staff is friendly and helpful, the dinners and lunches of excellent quality especially Basil's restuarant-fine dining. The grounds are immaculate and beautiful. The only critisism: the breakfast totally overcharged.

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durham
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at the Ranch from Sunday to the Friday. Rooms are basic but very clean and comfortable. The Ranch its self is set in stunning grounds with pools , gardens , wildlife etc. Bazil's restaurant is very good , nice setting , good menu and the food was very nice. All in all nice enough place for what we paid.

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Polokwane, South Africa
Reviewed 13 December 2016

We had our year end function here and we stayed over; the service we received was fantastic every single person I spoke to was exceptionally professional and friendly, the food was fantastic the game drive was awesome and I honestly could not fault them on anything. The lion and cheetah interaction was fantastic.

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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Listed on TA as 4 star - but this place clearly rivals 5-star Marriott properties in the US. The cheetah experience is phenomenal, beautiful grounds with awesome pools & hot-tubs. There is a historic chapel and rose garden that the lovely misses is suggesting would be a perfect destination wedding location. We found the staff to be very friendly and...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 17 November 2016

I stayed here for one night en route to Musina. The room was clean and comfortable. Only the "steakhouse" restaurant was open for dinner, but it was fine. My steak was prepared the way I like it. We left too early to try out the breakfast, but lunch packs were available for take-away (Just make sure to reserve one the...

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 16 November 2016

We spent the nights Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th October at the Ranch. Great accommodation, excellent service and very good food. We stayed in the newly renovated rooms 37 and 38, simply great. To add to this the birding in the Ranch conservancy was exceptional , in spite of the drought.

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Moreleta Park
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We went for the weekend as we just wanted to get away from the city for a few day. The breakfast spread was amazing, we spent most of our time lounging around the pool with the kids. Service was great. The hotel is nice and clean. Great value for money! We will be back for the breakfast and the spicy...

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Stopped for one night whilst travelling g to Botswana. Pleasantly surprised. Chalet was basic but fine. Basics restaurant was very good, steaks were excellent. Wine delicious. Decent breakfast. Not bad value for money.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The 4-star Protea Hotel by Marriott Ranch Resort established in 1960, is the leading conference, leisure and sports resort in Limpopo. The hotel is situated within a 1000ha nature conservancy and offers 150 hotel bedrooms and self-catering chalets which boasts all modern conveniences. Our Preseidential and Executive suites feature their own private courtyard and spa pool. The 20 luxury two bedroom self-catering golf chalets can accommodate upto 4 adults and two children. Our superior culinary TEAM offers unequaled quality, creativity in local and international cuisines. Take the pleasure of experiencing the ambiance of Basil's fine dining restaurant, or enjoy all meals in the Buttery family restaurant or at our day time clubhouse restaurant. Awaken to the sound of roaring lions and experience these majestic animals on a game drive. Make sure that you meet the cheetahs which have been hand raised and get your camera ready to spot over 200 bird species and 25 antelope species, including Sable antelope, Golden wildebeest, Giraffes, Zebras and Buffalo. Our Facilities and services include, horseback safaris, 4 sparkling pools (2 heated), landing strip, tennis court, fitness centre, steam room, games room, the NEW Kolobe tented camp and TEAM building activities. Our state of the art sports academy offers a magnificent 12-hole par 3 golf course and has launched 2 multi purpose sports pitches which is ideal for professional sports teams to carry out their training camps. 12-well appointed and air-conditioned conference venues seat upto 1200 delegates, with adequate WIFI access through out the property as well as a back-up generator to ensure the hotel is self reliant. We are the ideal wedding destination venue - featuring bush weddings, contemporary weddings, intimate weddings and garden weddings. "COME EXPERIENCE OUR PRIDE, WHERE HOSPITALITY IS A LONG TRADITION" ... more   less 

Additional Information about Protea Hotel by Marriott Ranch Resort

Address: Ranch Resort, Farm Hollandsdrift | 25km South of Polokwane on R101/ N1, Polokwane 0699, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Polokwane
Price Range: $76 - $204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Protea Hotel by Marriott Ranch Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 150
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“Rooms without renovated bathrooms have nicer view of a large garden, but bigger rooms for families have the renovated bathrooms”
 of 5 bubbles 230deborahb, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The golf Chalets have excellent views, the main hotel rooms over look the beautiful hotel gardens.”
 of 5 bubbles aves123, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“A room that is far away from the banquet room as it can get a little busy/noisy at times.”
 of 5 bubbles rivoniao, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Polokwane is about 30km away.”
 of 5 bubbles Thato1982, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“get the individual chalets”
 of 5 bubbles wdulabh, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
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