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N'kaya Lodge

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No words can sum up our experience at N'kaya lodge but here's a brief review. Absolutely amazing! We arrived to a very warm greeting from Nicki who told us everything we needed to know about the lodge and gave us some very good information including that for our health and safety whilst we were on Safari. We settled into our...

Thank diamond1London
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just returned from three days at N'Kaya this past week. To say it was the trip of a lifetime would be an understatement. The lodge is beautiful, the food excellent in every way, and wonderful hospitality were just the start. The guides somehow managed to find all the important animals you'd want to see on a safari, and got us...

Thank N1805BN
cheshire england
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed at N'Kaya lodge for three nights at the end of April. It was a truly memorable experience. Andreas, the Ranger and Leanne (not sure of the spelling here) his partner, were fantastic hosts. We were greeted warmly and immediately made to feel at home. The accommodation is made up of four lodges, each with a...

Thank sugarpine
Ormond Beach, Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small lodge, only 4 rooms out in the bush on the Thornybush Reserve. Everything about this lodge is fun, unique, and exciting. The rooms are clean, the food GREAT, the people super friendly. With the plane transfers and the distance to the lodge you usually get the early to mid afternoon. After a "tea" you go on...

Thank obaj
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You'll really feel cosseted at N'Kaya Lodge. I EASILY could have stayed another week beyond our 3 nights. Being handed a cup of perfectly made expresso ( I am from Seattle so I know my coffee!) prior to morning game drives perfectly sets the tone for the day to follow. Every detail is exquisitely attended to. With Andre our guide...

Thank LindaSusanCapriotti
NKaya_Manager, Manager at N'kaya Lodge, responded to this review

Good day. Thank you sooo much for the review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you will recommend us, thank you. It was a pleasure hosting you here at Nkaya and we would love to see you back here for one of those early morning exspresso's and game viewing. Stay well. Kind...

Maidstone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Enthusiasm, passion, dedication and devotion are the key qualities associated with the team running this lodge. A great experience during the four days we spent with them. All details were well taken care of with efficiency and warmth. The mood generated was contagious and promoted real camaraderie among all the guests creating a great social as well as safari experience....

Thank smalti32
NKaya_Manager, Manager at N'kaya Lodge, responded to this review

Good day. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It was a pleasure hosting you here at Nkaya and we trust you gained lots of memories and insight of the bush and all the animals it holds. Kind regards. André.

Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Me and my wife spent three nights there and after we left we regret not spending our whole two weeks in South Africa there it was that memorable. We had Andreas as our tracker is knowledge of the Bush and knowing all the game trails was unbelievable. Then there was Werner as our guide who treated us first class and...

Thank Jesse W
NKaya_Manager, Manager at N'kaya Lodge, responded to this review

Good day Jesse. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad to hear that your trip and your stay here at Nkaya was enjoyable. Glad to hear that you are planning on coming back, looking forward to that. Kind regards. André.

Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Have sadly just left N'Kaya Lodge today and are now in Pretoria. We had three wonderful nights being looked after magnificently by Andre and Lene. With only 4 suits it is a very personal and intimate service, yet remained friendly and professional. Our tracker was Andreas and he is one fantastic tracker; with his expertise accompanied by Andre's great skills...

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NKaya_Manager, Manager at N'kaya Lodge, responded to this review

Good day. Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. We truly enjoyed hosting you here at Nkaya and trust you left with a lot of memories. Would be great to have you back here for another great adventure. Thank you for the well wishes for the wedding. Kind regards. André.

Milton Keynes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Do you want peace, tranquillity, privacy. Or passion, enthusiasm, expert care. Then N'Kaya is the place to stay. Upon arrival we were met by Lene and her partner Andre. We were shown to the main lodge where all meals ar served, then to Lodge 4, a double with 2 separate toilets, separate bath and rain forest shower. Depending on the...

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NKaya_Manager, Manager at N'kaya Lodge, responded to this review

Good day. Thank you for the great review. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that we could give you a memorable experience. Yes, we had a lucky trip to have found all the animals first :) Bush greetings. André.

Bonn, Germany
Reviewed 11 January 2017

N'kaya lodge was our favorite from the three lodges we visited during our first stay in South Africa. Thanks to Werner and Andris all our game drives were fantastic, their knowledge and enthusiasm were outstanding. The mixture of these safaris together with leisure time at the pool and in the beautiful suites (lovely decorated), wonderful meals prepared by Nicky and...

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A wonderful gem in the bush, 4 star, located in the Thornybush Reserve, well known for superb game viewing. ... more   less 

Additional Information about N'kaya Lodge

Address: Guernsey Road, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Thornybush Private Game Reserve
Price Range: $619 - $844 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — N'kaya Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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