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Thandeka Lodge and Spa

Rooiberg Road Mabula, Bela-Bela | Thandeka Private Game Reserve, 0480, South Africa
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room
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    2 adults
    • 2 adults
      0 children
      • 0 children
        US$284
        US$199
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        Overview
        • Excellent59%
        • Very good18%
        • Average12%
        • Poor7%
        • Terrible3%
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        “tent” (8 reviews)
        Free Wifi
        Free Parking
        Pool
        Non-Smoking Rooms
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        Spa
        Shuttle Bus Service
        4.5 Star Hotel
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        1 - 5 of 66 reviews

        Reviewed 5 days ago

        Lovely tented rooms. Friendly staff. BUT. no hospitality training across the board. Meals shambolic at best. No system, no choices, guests often treated as an inconvenience if you want something a bit different. Obvious bits missing. No wine list, go to the cellar to chose...More

        Thank LQM1507
        Reviewed 14 February 2017

        We booked online the day prior to arrival & were chased for pre-payment before receiving confirmation, the booking site said only "one room available" so we thought it would be busy but we were happy to go ahead.... little did we know. We followed the...More

        Thank Simon B
        Response from Online_Hospitality, Online Marketing Representative at Thandeka Lodge and Spa

        Hi Simon B, We would like to thank you for your review about your recent stay with us. We are truly sorry for the issues you experienced with your arrival and the other aspects mentioned in your review and we will ensure that each point...More

        Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

        I booked a luxury tent for our weekend away. I notified the lodge that we have a 9 month old baby and was told this is not a problem! In fact this was the best thing ever. The staff were amazing, they looked after our...More

        Thank stevetonkin83
        Response from Online_Hospitality, Online Marketing Representative at Thandeka Lodge and Spa

        Hi Stevetonkin83, Many thanks for your wonderful review about your stay with us. We are delighted to hear that the team went out their way to ensure you had a wonderful stay and we will be sure to let them all know. We hope to...More

        Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

        Wonderfull lodge with friendly staff. The tents are very nice ,the views good and the sundown wonderfull The gamedrives are good organised and nice. Have seen cheeta's, white lions, rhino's bocks etc. Very nice!

        Thank PetraSuzan
        Response from Online_Hospitality, Online Marketing Representative at Thandeka Lodge and Spa

        Hi PetraSuzan, Thank you for your lovely review of your stay at Thandeka Lodge and Spa. We are delighted to read that you had a wonderful stay and seeing some amazing wildlife with us and we hope you do come visit us again soon.

        Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

        What an incredible place! The accommodation and atmosphere at the lodge is truly special, the staff are exceedingly welcoming and helpful. The accommodation is exquisite with beautiful facilities. The food is unbelievable and plentiful, the entire experience leaves a lasting memory.More

        1  Thank Chelsey B
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        Amenities
        • Top amenities
        • Pool
        • Free Parking
        • Restaurant
        • Bar/Lounge
        • Spa
        • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
        • Hotel Amenities
        • Free Parking
        • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
        • Shuttle Bus Service
        • Things to do
        • Pool
        • Restaurant
        • Bar/Lounge
        • Spa
        Details
        • Price range
        • US$207 - US$504 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
        • Hotel class
        • Room types
        • Suites ,
        • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
        • Family Rooms
        • Number of rooms
        • 20
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        • Location
        • South Africa >
        • Limpopo Province >
        • Waterberg
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        Pool & Beach (4)
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        Business Centre & Event Rooms (8)
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        Room Tips
        "wifi so bad it does not count!"
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        "Wifi not in the rooms, but available in the bar/common room."
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        "Room number 2 has a superb interior and bathroom with a magnificent view."
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        "We had a family tent that had a big queen bed in the main room and had a separate bedroom with two single..."
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