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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 14 July 2016

The one night stay on our way back to Pretoria was great at this very peaceful environment of The Ranch Hotel. Very neat and clean rooms including the bathrooms, white bedding and fluffy blankets, their sparkling pools, gym facility and entertainment areas were all excellent. Love their delicious buffet breakfast that caters for all our needs. Will definitely go back...

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Dear Bridget, Thank you for sharing your experience at the Protea Hotel Polokwane Ranch Resort through the Guest Satisfaction Survey. As a VALUED CUSTOMER, we appreciate your feedback and are delighted to hear that you had a great stay. With a spirit to serve, we take great pride in not only meeting, but exceeding your expectations. Your feedback is integral...

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

What a great time and good experience in my life to walk next to a lion, the tour guider was one his perfection when he took us photos next to the lions, I would encourage tourist to visit the place Protea The Ranch Hotel. I learned a lot about the life Lions, Cheaters and getting closer to them and walk...

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Durban
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

My colleagues and I spent two nights in this exquisite establishment. The rooms are really huge and very impressive. I never experienced the level of service from a restaurant, like I did in this hotel. I am definitely coming to visit with my family. Highly recommended luxurious hotel.

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Johannesburg
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Now this is a lovely stop when on route to Johannesburg or Pretoria coming from the Limpopo's Polokwane area. We really enjoyed the stay with very nice little home atmosphere chalets set under beautiful trees and garden setting. This is a large accommodation so walking is part of your daily routine. The rooms are kept clean and are spacious and...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 July 2016

I checked in on 30 June 2016 at 23h20 and the hotel staff was friendly and went a step further serving a warm dinner which I enjoyed though I was alone. The hotel has big and spacious rooms. Polokwane was cold however I was warm as they has set the temperature prior my arrival. The hotel is ideal for family...

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Northeastern Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 22 June 2016

I visited The Ranch Resort for a day trip to experience the walking with lions tour. What an amazing time. The guides have raised the lions from infancy and made them very comfortable around humans. They currently have three female lions that walk with the group. Each person carries a staff and must not bend over to pick things up....

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Reviewed 16 June 2016

This is one of my favourite hotels. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. The food in both restaurants are of the best. The wild life to and from the hotels is always a pleasant surprise and food for the soul.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 5 June 2016

We recently stayed over at the Ranch on our way to Botswana. We were a big group and we were well looked after. The dinner in the family restaurant was perfect for an easy meal out. We did a lovely run the next morning and although it is sad to see animals in enclosures,the animals looked health and in great...

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PaulShearer, Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Ranch Resort, responded to this review

Dear mightymousemdsm Thankyou for taking the time to leave a positive review on your recent stay with us. We take great pride in the well being of the animals in our conservancy and ensure that at all times they are recieving the best care and attention. Our TEAM look forward to welcoming you back in the near future Best regards

Reviewed 2 June 2016

Our accommodations were lovely. The grounds are well kept and pleasant to walk around. The food in the restaurant is more than good; many pastries and breads are made on site. The game drive was wonderful. We got to interact with cheetahs as part of the game drive. There was nothing not good about this place that is a combination...

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PaulShearer, Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Ranch Resort, responded to this review

Dear Dutch397, Thankyou for taking the time to review your recent stay at The Ranch. The Ranch is one of South Africas leading conference and leisure desitnations that have taken the steps to provide a truly unique atmosphere when combining business and pleasure. Our TEAM look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip to Polokwane. Kind Regards

Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

About 2 weeks ago I emailed the Ranch and asked if the game drives will be suitable for elderly people and was told it was. Today (Sunday) we as a family wanted to go for the game drive. Once there we waited for the truck to pick us up. When it arrived we realised that the truck is very high...

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Paul S, Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Ranch Resort, responded to this review

Dear Marinda B Thank you for leaving your review. We appologise for the inconvenience of you not being able to participate in the game drive experience, the vehicles are high and currently a step ladder is provided to assist with gaining access into the vehicle. As a result of your dissapoinment, special steps are being designed and built to make...

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Amenities

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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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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf Course
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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: $86 - $205 (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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“Book in the Golf field view”
 of 5 bubbles rew87, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a pool facing room”
 of 5 bubbles RobL104, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
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