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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A wonderful hideaway with plenty to do and yet the calm and privacy just to have a complete rest. The food was exceptional and the staff so welcoming and kind. Our room (of only four bedrooms) had an amazing view as well as all the amenities one would expect in a first class hotel.

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Vereeniging, South Africa
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was an unforgettable experience and I cant wait to visit them again. Everything was perfect, from the comfortable rooms with a beautiful view over the dam to the delicious food and excellent service.

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WildHorsesLodge, General Manager at Wild Horses Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Anmare, Thank you for staying with us at Wild Horses Lodge and for your positive review. I am glad you and your husband had such a memorable stay. We look forward to welcoming you back for another great experience and next time we book your Horse riding with our Appaloosas. Good luck on your Hotel for Dogs business I...

Vereeniging, South Africa
Reviewed 16 January 2017

What a breathtaking view and top hospitality the food was well prepared. I love the idea of dressing smart casual as it compliments the place and sets a romantic dinner for 2. Activities were limited due to weather but we could got some nice DVD's from the reception and it was really nice Thank you so much

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WildHorsesLodge, General Manager at Wild Horses Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Salome, Let me take the opportunity to thank you for taking the time to share your appreciation towards our Lodge. I am delighted to read through your review and knowing that we have managed to deliver a great experience. It was a pleasure spending some time with you and your husband. We are very excited to welcome you back...

Sandy, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 January 2017

After a 20km journey over roads that I expected to be worse given previous reviews I'd read, we arrived at this lovely sandstone lodge, designed & built by it's owners who we had the privilege to meet..... Unfortunately, our 2 full days there were very overcast & we didn't get to enjoy a boat trip on the dam. We did...

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WildHorsesLodge, General Manager at Wild Horses Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Paul and Cass, Thank you so much for staying with us at Wild Horses. I hope you both had a safe trip and a wonderful festive season. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Lodge in the near future to sunny skies. Kind Regards Janine

Erding, Germany
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Outstanding place in a breathtaking surrounding. A stunning landscape and excellent service allowed us to rewind. Trish, John and their staff gave us warm welcome and made us feel at home straight from the beginning. The food (especially breakfast) is excellent and the selection of wines is really good. A perfect place to get away from everything.

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Dear Joerg, Let me take the opportunity to thank you for taking the time to share your appreciation towards our Lodge. I am delighted to read through your review and knowing that we have managed to deliver a great experience. It is always nice for the guests to meet the Heart and Soul behind Wild Horses, Trish and Jon thank...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 December 2016

A home away from home experience but with the 5 star treatment of a personal chef and staff to cater to all your needs. From the time you arrive and leave you are treated like royalty. The staff are extremely friendly but professional and we had a bonus weekend having the owners Trish and Jon there to entertain us at...

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WildHorsesLodge, General Manager at Wild Horses Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Mrs Cheryl, Let me take the opportunity to thank you for taking the time to share your appreciation towards our Lodge. I am delighted to read through your review and knowing that we have managed to deliver a great experience. Trish and Jon both thank you for staying at their Lodge, we are all glad to hear your stay...

Jhb
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Lovely spot on the dam. The lodge is beautifully appointed we had a lovely suite with a balcony and gorgeous bathroom. The food was excellent compliments to the chef. Generally excellent service in general

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WildHorsesLodge, General Manager at Wild Horses Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Monique, Let me take the opportunity to thank you for taking the time to share your appreciation towards our Lodge. I am delighted to read through your review and knowing that we have managed to deliver a great experience. It is always nice to hear your staff has made an impression, I will make sure to inform them of...

Benoni, South Africa
Reviewed 24 November 2016

There is something refreshing about being truly isolated from the hustle and bustle of city life that really allows one to relax. There are few 5 star experiences one can have in this country completely out of sight or earshot of any roads or highways, and wild horses is one such place, managing to be both isolated and homely simultaneously....

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WildHorsesLodge, General Manager at Wild Horses Lodge, responded to this review

Dear 589dariof, Let me take the opportunity to thank you for taking the time to share your appreciation towards our Lodge. I am delighted to read through your review and knowing that we have managed to deliver a great experience. Thank you for choosing Wild Horses Lodge, Drakensburg and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future....

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 November 2016

We were the only guests for the evening. We arrived at 5.30 tired from a long drive to a manager who clearly didn't want to be there. We were informed that as we were the only guests the staff liked to go early so could we eat at an earlier time than the usual 7pm! It wasn't the 5 star...

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WildHorsesLodge, Manager at Wild Horses Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Penelope, Thank you for your very honest review here at Wild Horses. I do remember checking you in and while I realise that no excuse makes up for your stay, I must apologise as I was quite ill and therefore would have seemed much less enthusiastic than I normally am with guests. I therefore handed the evening over to...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 8 November 2016

This amazing little hotel simply blew us away. We arrived quite late on the Friday evening having had to leave after work (it's only a 3 hour blast from Joburg - all the roads are good apart from the final 20kms on dirt road). The team at the hotel had accommodated us and setup a plated dinner in the room,...

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WildHorsesLodge, Manager at Wild Horses Lodge, responded to this review

Dear William, Many thanks for your great compliments to us here at Wild Horses. We are thrilled that you enjoyed everything from the views to the koi pond. Vuyo will be just as pleased to hear about your lovely comments regarding her food and thank you for input regarding our lunch pricing which will be evaluated accordingly, we do takes...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the Eastern Free State's pristine Sterkfontein Nature Reserve at the foothills of the Drakensberg Escarpment, Wild Horses Lodge is the perfect location for an African breakaway. With its panoramic views of the majestic Platberg Mountain and the vast Sterkfontein Dam, the Lodge is a masterpiece of architectural design in local sandstone and offers luxury accommodation, exquisite cuisine and a variety of activities centred around the dam and the abundant wildlife of the reserve. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Wild Horses Lodge

Address: Sterkfontein Dam, Harrismith 9880, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Free State > Harrismith
Price Range: $328 - $377 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Wild Horses Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 4
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“Best rooms looking out on the Dam is the Zebra room top floor and the room beneath.”
 of 5 bubbles debfis77, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Choose the lake facing rooms for the best views. The other two rooms look into the mountain.”
 of 5 bubbles Jasondwilliams, 26 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Go for the Zebra room!”
 of 5 bubbles Stephenmurray235, 6 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Ask for one of the rooms that face the dam.”
 of 5 bubbles CapeTownHelen, 13 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Just a perfect getaway to celebrate special occasions.”
 of 5 bubbles kds295, 3 Aug 2015 | Read review
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