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Reviewed 18 February 2016

we spent 3 days at this lodge with 6 game drives. we saw the big five and then some. the ranger/ guide Jared was very enthusiastic,knowledgable and loved his job. Saskia,the manager ,was a delight and took care of all our needs. the lodge only...More

1  Thank fishwish
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Third time to Phinda and not the last. Vlei is much more intimate and at the end of our 4 night stay you felt like one of the family......to leave is emotional as you have been privileged to witness animals in THEIR own natural habitat...More

1  Thank Roger A
Reviewed 6 February 2016

We spent 3 nights here and enjoyed every minute. Our room was beautiful with views across the (dry) vlie. The food was amazing as were the staff who looked after us so well. We saw plenty wildlife on the game drives and enjoyed a bush-walk....More

1  Thank Holidaymakerx2
Reviewed 3 February 2016

This is our third time at Phinda and second time at Vlei Lodge - what am amazing time! We were a party of six who stayed for four nights. From the time we arrived where we were met by Kathryn and introduced to Happiness (the...More

Thank Angie E
Reviewed 14 January 2016

My sister-in-law spent the most amazing two nights at Vlei Lodge. Total luxury. The room was beautifully furnished and equipped, nothing was left out. It was a wonderful experience to listen to the animals drinking from the plunge pool whilst lying on a lounger just...More

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Response from happytraveler12015 | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately the elephants did not visit during our 4 day stay. We were told that they were there a few days before. Consider it a bonus if they visit but I wouldn't expect it. We did see a Cheetah from our deck! The... More
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"with only 6 suite , no differrence we were 4 and 6 same side"
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"Room 6 for the possibility of the elephants drinking but happy to sacrifice your swim. No contest."
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"Request room 6 (at the end) for most privacy and chance of elephants drinking from your pool."
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"Rooms 5 and 6 animals visit splash pool"
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