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    Waterbuck Game Lodge

    Guernsey Road, Kruger National Park, South Africa
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    Free Internet
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    Breakfast included
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    1 - 5 of 113 reviews

    Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

    This was our first safari excursion. We were super excited to arrive after we flew for over 26 hours to get here! We were welcomed by the rangers & staff. Overall, the lodge is nice but we will not be coming back for several reasons....More

    2  Thank m v
    Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

    My new wife and I spent a long while looking at what to do for our honeymoon to make sure it was unique and a once in a lifetime opportunity. We planned to do a safari which we booked through an external company. Once we...More

    Thank Josh F
    Reviewed 19 August 2017

    As indicated by the title of my review, I would prefer to keep the existence of this incredible place a secret. My initial tendency was to do just that, but this incredible place warrants praise. We spent four days here an a safari trip that...More

    2  Thank Robert M
    Reviewed 23 May 2017

    Amazing all around experience. Accommodations were in private lodges and unreal- you could hear the bush alive at night from bed. The food was awesome. The staff were great and made it truely unforgetable. And wow the SAFARIS just unreal!!! Can't wait to go back!...More

    Thank Alewis12344
    Reviewed 10 May 2017

    I have stayed in numerous bush loges and experienced many game drives. I can honestly say this was the best experience I have ever had. We went on two game drives per day, morning and dusk. The guide and tracker never failed to give us...More

    Thank Terri Voss S
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    • Pool
    • Free Parking
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    • Breakfast included
    • Free Internet
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    • Airport Transportation
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    • USD 716 - USD 827 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 4
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    • South Africa >
    • Kruger National Park >
    • Thornybush Private Game Reserve
    • Also Known As
    • Waterbuck Game Lodge Thornybush Private Game Reserve, South Africa
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    Janine S
    14 January 2017|
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    Response from MaurizioNasi | Reviewed this property |
    Hi Janine, I always inform in advance about food requests, just write, they were very helpful with us. I remember that the wifi was good and I also believed that we had tv in our room (which was very big, 2 floors): I cannot... More
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    "There are no rooms, just four stand alone lodges. They are all good!"
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    "Room 4 has a view of the watering hole. However the activity tends to be early morning or dusk, when you are..."
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    "There are only 4 rooms. Room 4 is closest to the watering hole."
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    "every room is a good room"
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