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Heia Safari Ranch

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place has now changed it's name to Cradle Moon Lakeside Lodge. The security staff at the entrance were polite & friendly. You need to pay a conservation fee of R30 per person, irrespective of whether you are staying overnight or a day visitor. This is paid at reception if you are booking into the accommodation, or at the bike...

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Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a family weekend away for my Fathers 75th birthday, it was very quiet and peaceful with lovely animals wandering around. The chalets are clean and comfortable.it was the weekend before an event so not to many guests staying. They are busy with renovations too, and it will be really worth once they've finished. Such a lovely location.

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Thank Dawn D
Westonaria, South Africa
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Setting beautiful with animals roaming between facilities. Not for persons with health issues because one has to walk to where ever you want to get. park above reception and hike to your destination with your luggage. Catering service left quite a lot to be desired. when ordering refreshments order three rounds at a time, as it takes quite some time...

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

The facilities are under new management. It's now called cradle moon lakeside lodge. The improvements are stunning. The fact of being in the wilds of Africa with a stunning water side view and only 30 minutes from the city. They have bicycles for rent and many cycle tracks through the park. We had a lunch at the outside restaurant. Great...

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Thank Luc H
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Was there as Maid of Honour for my cousins wedding. At the moment it is rather chaotic with all the renovations. Slightly pricey for staying on a renovation site but it is pretty and can imagine once the place is fixed up it will be fabulous. Evenings are cold and wasn't prepared for it so ensure you have extra blankets....

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Thank Jax W
South Africa
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Visited on a Sunday afternoon. It was fairly busy 7 or 8 tables. The resort is undergoing renovations and has great potential. New outside bar area is great but the rest is a bit run down. The R30 each entrance fee me and my 11 yr daughter was over the top! I was curious.. Now I know, I'll wait until...

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1Thank Defzane L
Westerburg, Germany
Reviewed 25 July 2016

I have been at the Ranch twice. Once in 2011, once in 2015. The first time was on a weekend while working in Joburg, we went for lunch on saturday, and spontaneously decided it was so nice that we could stay the night. The restaurant & food are not perfect, there are better places. But it is clean, and there...

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Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch at restaurant had to pay exit fee of 30 rand per person to get out of main gate for conservation dining area cold dark and lamb curry more of a stew than a curry won't go back better places out that way

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2Thank Danny M
Bellevue
Reviewed 2 June 2016

I went on a Game reserve Safari nearby and when I returned to the lodge and went for a walk by the river at dusk I saw all the same animals on the game safari except for the Chita's and lions. The zebra come around noon time to drink out of the swimming pool. If you take advantage of the...

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Thank Kathleen E
Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Rooms are extreemly cold. DO not stay unless it is on sommer time. I book for 3 nights. Surprisingly I had to pay all my stay in advance. After first night, I decided to move to a new lodge because the room is too cold and the dirty blanket is not enough. asked for teh refund for the rest of...

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Address: P O Box 1387, Muldersdrift 2040, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Muldersdrift
Number of rooms: 50
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“Huts with lake view are nicer....”
dominiquelafourcade, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Each hut is individual with coffee etc. The ones next to the waterfront would afford the best views of the animals at night fall.”
KathleenE22, 2 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Rondavels close to the dam have a great view”
JohanW325, 8 May 2016 | Read review
“I would opt for a unit away from the restaurant and closer to the dam”
JoanneT120, 14 Mar 2016 | Read review
“I was in bungalow no.43 and it was amongst the best.”
denisp991, 22 May 2015 | Read review
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