For a decade or so we've been making an annual pilgrimage to Hoedspruit from our home in the Garden Route, South Africa. Never have we stayed in a more perfect bush home prepared beautifully and in detail. On arrival we found the ice machine popping ice cubes, the external solar lamps hanging in the trees, cushions put out and bird seed provided. Actually it's quite difficult to adequately articulate the pleasure of being at this (clearly much loved) home with its stylish, expansive, luxurious living areas and bedroom suites. The superior treats in the bathroom were much appreciated by the girls. The spaciousness afforded our party separate areas in the garden and home to be alone absorbing the sounds of the bush and wildlife around them. The visiting bush babies, squirrels, warthogs, buck and hornbills were a delight. We will long remember the style and comfort of Pangolin Lodge and hope to return.
Wether you are looking for a lovely couple retreat, a family holiday or a friends get together, this stunning private thatched lodge embracing a beautifully kept shaded garden around a cute refreshing pool after a hot day in the Bush is the perfect choice near Kruger Park. Many other good sites to visit during the day around this estate but the most fantastic time is when you return to the lodge to enjoy a sunset at one of the walking distance dam and observe the girafes and zebras drink before dark.... the. Watch the Bush babies jumping from tree to tree in front of the kitchen and finally relax by the boma with a glass of Sauvignon blanc.
The professionally interior designed bedrooms and living room arranged by the owner with precious material ( antique and colonial furniture) is a delight of comfort and serenity.
Highly recommended to nature and design lovers.
Can not wait to share this secret jewel with our friends.
The beautiful house is in a gated community where wildlife walks around and keeps you amazed when you venture out, when you sit by the pool or simply when you look out the window. It is a great place for families or even friends, as it has three double bedrooms which all have separate entrances, which makes it quite private.
If you don't like to travel around too much it is a great location to do day trips as there is so much to do nearby.
Besides Safaris, I suggest a visit for example, the Endangered Species Centre, the Rehabilitation Centre for wildlife, and what we did, for the more adventurous a flight on a microlight and Helicopter.
Near the entrance of the wildlife estate there is a supermarket for groceries for the time spent at the house/pool.
For restaurants, the Hat and Creek was ma favourite.
Wow!! This place is absolutely outstanding. No detail has been overlooked. We found it to be extremely comfortable & relaxing. It’s a beautiful, safe location. With plenty of wildlife wandering around. We hope to come back
I have high standards and this did not disappoint. Pangolin Lodge has been refurbished to the highest standards with no expense spared. As soon as you walk into the Lodge you are greeted by stunning art work on the walls, stylish local antiques and quirky interesting artefacts. Every comfort and detail has been thought of but in an incredibly stylish way. From the practical utility room with all the white goods and ice machine to a large stylish open planned kitchen with all mod cons. The exceptionally comfortable open planned living area (with Scrabble and other games) spills out onto an outside dining area overlooking a very pretty garden and bomer area around a central plunge pool. The garden magically lights up at night with pretty solar powered fairy lights. The bedrooms are individually furnished with exceptionally comfortable beds, ample storage and generous en-suites. With giraffes walking up the drive, zebra walking past the front door and a family of wart hogs visiting to be fed with the maize left by the owner I couldn't have wished to have stayed anywhere else. Fab restaurants a ten minute drive away and KNP just half an hour drive I really cannot recommend this place enough.