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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great, intimate camp with a pool, amazing food and a cozy living room. 2 drives per day (we saw all big 5 and 1 leopard each day) and the staff was terrific - special mention goes to the driver - Franco, and the stopper, Logic (sorry i can't spell your name!) who made the safaris so good.

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Johannesburg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Accommodation was luxurious, food was superb (especially for those with food issues); the game drives were excellent. Our ranger Franco was exceptionally knowledgeable and our tracker Lodrick seemed to have a 6th sense for the game. I would recommend this for a short stay to experience a real bush safari.

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Conifer, Colorado
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Waterbuck Game Lodge was the highlight of my recent trip to South Africa! Being the trip of a lifetime and most likely my only chance to see African animals in their habitat, I put a lot of research into finding the right place for my daughter and I to stay. I was advised to choose carefully as some “safari”...

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Encinitas, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family took over Waterbuck lodge for 4 days. We felt so fortunate to stay in this luxurious place and to have Hanes and Anita take care of us. The game drives were fantastic and we saw more than we could have imagined. A leopard hunt and being charged by elephants was a highlight. The food was delicious and our...

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Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

If I could give this place 6 stars I would!! It was an outstanding experience!! We saw so many animals including the big five! Franco and Lodrick are so knowledgeable about the animals and great at tracking them down! Franco is very friendly and always made us feel comfortable. I never worried about my safety because these guys know what...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Now if you want a grand intimate safari experience - this is the place to go. Fabulous people food and atmosphere. We saw everything and with only 4 homes for guests it was really a bonding opportunity. we had a blast over dinners and chatted non-stop over breakfast and lunch. Awesome!!

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Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Waterbuck Lodge is a real slice of heaven & I will highly recommend it to anyone looking for a decent "home away from home" experience!! The staff are so welcoming & friendly, and you were always greeted with a smile. Spacious, beautiful and spotless rooms that were turned down every evening. Unbelievably knowledgable guides and their trackers, who always went...

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Reviewed 11 November 2016

Experiencing the bush in this reserve is a real treat! with leopard and lion sightings being a common occurrence, friendly and knowledgeable rangers and trackers with serious skill. The highlight for me was a leopard sighting of a young male and his brother putting on a show in the middle to southern area of the reserve, I have included my...

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Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

We have been visiting this lodge once a year now for last 7 years and cannot wait for our next visit. Some of the best sightings we have had in the African bush have been here including 2 leopard cubs in the drainage line just in front of the camp on our last trip. This place is special and a...

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stayed at Monwana last year and Thornybush main lodge a couple of years ago and unfortunately we were disappointed by Waterbuck lodge The ranger and tracker were really nice as were the rest of the staff however the food really wasn't up to Thornybush's previous high standard The lunch was the same every day salad and...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Beautifully set on a large watering hole deep in the African bush this amazing lodge awaits your arrival. There are 4 individually set rooms spaced generously apart with a welcoming central lodge area. This area has a bar, lounge, swimming pool and a deck overlooking the waterhole. It is truly a little piece of paradise.Safari's (Game drives) are conducted morning and evening giving our guests a good chance of seeing Africa's famous "Big 5" as well as numerous other species of fauna and floura. These are conducted by extremely knowledgeable and friendly guides anxious to make your experience unforgettable.Please read the comments of our guests below, their words are the best reflection we can give on the experience. Look forward to hosting your African safari experience soon! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Waterbuck Game Lodge

Address: Guernsey Road, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Thornybush Private Game Reserve
Price Range: RM2,724 - RM3,018 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Waterbuck Game Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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“All rooms are excellent.”
 of 5 bubbles ESP-JHB, 24 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are similar. Large king size bed, outdoor and indoor shower, bathtub. Large verandah”
 of 5 bubbles PaulPauwen, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“every bungalow is amazing you will be pleased no matter where you are. you will also have the most amazing nights sleep”
 of 5 bubbles ateamsquared, 25 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Room 4 has views over the dam”
 of 5 bubbles 235robd, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
“There are only four rooms, all separate so every room is great.”
 of 5 bubbles 5jackb, 14 Mar 2016 | Read review
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