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Shongweni Dam and Game Reserve

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Bluff, South Africa
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 11 October 2015

Great place to spend a night or two. Awesome cabins right on the water. Monkeys are a bit of a pain.(take a water gun) Safari tent has everything needed. Loved it, relaxing and would return again and again.

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Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 12 December 2014

This place has rustic but clean Tent/cabins to rent that are great for a night or two. On the water, and right in the game reserve. Our guided tour was awesome. We couldn't help but laugh at the very entertaining and smart monkeys that came to visit and take food. We found our three days there to be peaceful and... More 

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Victoria Falls, Zambia
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Reviewed 11 March 2012

Spent an overnight in this reserve. It's not near ANY beaches as advertized. It's not the ideal spot for a bit of peace and quite, staff and visitors are very noisy. Seems to be used by locals who have the run of the place. It's run down and badly managed. Foreigh visitors beware, you are not welcome here.

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Reviewed 23 February 2012

Shongweni Dam is a good place to escape from the city for the day. Very close to Durban. Has braai areas, fishing, jungle gym, trampoline, and canoes for hire.. Kids loved the canoes and had hours of fun on the dam. A very relaxing place to spend the day,.

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Reviewed 18 February 2012

Peaceful and minutes from the beach. True, if you pilot a helicopter. it's a good 45mins inland from Durban.Advised to just bring food,everything else provided. Arrived to find many items N0T in the tent. Advised them but just got a "yes we know" response. The electricity supply to the tent was tempermental and dangerous. 2 ladies showers provided for the... More 

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Address: Durban, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Price Range: RM174 - RM444 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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“Don't bother.”
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 of 5 bubbles clandy78, 11 Mar 2012 | Read review
“If you are looking for peace and quite , choose somewhere else.”
 of 5 bubbles jukskei, 18 Feb 2012 | Read review
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