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The Hague, The Netherlands
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our stay very much and even saw a leopard! Our main comment is that the layout of the Ravineside guests area and restaurant to our opinion is totally wrong: none of these areas offer a view over Entabeni's main asset: the plain with the animals (dubbed the Serengeti). All the rooms that overlook the plain are currently occupied... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

On our arrival nobody assisted us with our luggage. Then just before 14:00 we proceed to the restaurant and the food was already packed away except for the salads which remained. Once returned the food was a meagre compilation with the two meat dishes being pork and beef short ribs. Both dry and untasteful and the firs time ever that... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The arrival was good . Food in general is not good. The high tea is dismal and I understand there are flies but it is not ok that there is no deterrent for them. The staff are ok not amazingly friendly. The game drive was so fast it felt like a roller coaster ride and the only reason we found... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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140 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ravineside is well run yet laid back, that made our stay very relaxing. There is no fence around the camp so animals may come inside the camp - which made it quite exciting. The rooms share a communal living room with a fridge/freeze. They offer 2 lengthy game drives per day. The swimming pool offers welcome relief on the hot... More 

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MichelleBouic, PR & Marketing Executive at Ravineside Lodge, responded to this review

Dear devilliers Thank you for sharing your 'peaceful bush retreat' with us. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your time with us, especially the safaris, accommodations and welcoming pool. We will be sure to pass on your great compliments to Gibson and the rest of the Ravineside Team and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. More 

Bowral, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 8 October 2016

After staying at both Lakeside & Ravineside, Ravineside is my pick. The views from your accommodation were spectacular. Especially the stars at night & the sunrise. Also your close proximity to the wildlife is outstanding. The guided drive exceeds expectations as you drive from the upper escarpment to the lower. The Scenery & natural beauty are breathtaking with different aspects... More 

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MichelleBouic, Company Liaison at Ravineside Lodge, responded to this review

Dear dadmacrae, Thank you very much for the positive feedback from your stay at Ravineside lodge; we are so happy to hear that the game drives exceeded your expectations;However,we are surprised and quite disheartened to read that you felt our food offerings did not live up to expectation. We have not received any other complaints from guests over the same... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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4 reviews
Reviewed 26 September 2016

The whole experience was wonderful, a short but very effective brake away to face the last term of the year. The staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful. The food was great and the accommodation neat. Thank you

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MichelleBouic, Company Liaison at Ravineside Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Marykevdwalt, We would like to thank you for such a positive feedback about Ravineside Lodge; we are glad t hear the your overall experience was such a success and that the staff was helpful and friendly to you, and we will mention to the Chef that you enjoyed the meals. We hope to welcome you back again very soon.... More 

Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

I was there for a safari, and enjoyed it. The lodge has a bar, is where you have meals, and get access to wifi (which can be spotty). Since animals roam freely you can get great pictures from a close (and safe) distance. I did not realize that the rooms were separate from the lodge. However, that means you have... More 

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MichelleBouic, Company Liaison at Ravineside Lodge, responded to this review

Good Day Jacqueen2016, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We are delighted to read that your time with us was the Legendary experience we strive to create and your recommendation of our lodge. Thank you for your point regarding the plugs – we have escalated it to Management to ensure that adapters are available for all... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

We loved every minute at Entebani. We had a superb ranger (Gibson), and learned so much from him. The views and animal sightings were more than awesome. The lodge is wonderfully comfortable, the food is terrific, and the entire staff are among the absolutely nicest and friendliest and helpful folks i've ever had the pleasure of being with! THANK YOU

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Dear MJFGWU, Thank you so much for the high score you have given us; we appreciate your kind words about our staff, food and property. We wish to welcome you back again very soon. Regards Michelle Bouic More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

We had a overall Great experience at Entabeni Revineside Lodge! The road there is mostly tar but becomes dirt road for about 15-20km, we had a Suv but the road is good enough for smaller sedans and hatches to, just nothing to low! The welcome is great, every Ranger gets 10 guests assigned to him and he welcomes you on... More 

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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48 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately for us it was a long weekend and the reserve also hosted an epic mountain bike race. The lodge was jam packed. There are 22 rooms so you do the math. Our guide came from Kingfisher lodge. Mashadu was just lovely. The lodge rooms need some TLC however they offer the basics in the room which is more than... More 

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MichelleBouic, PR & Marketing Executive at Ravineside Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Chrmnvntndr Thank you for taking the time to review our Lodge. We are heartened to read that your overall time with us was a good one. Thank you for your compliments on the reserve and your ranger. We have passed them on to the team. We apologise that our annual mountain bike race impacted your time with us, and... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ravineside Lodge comprises tranquil thatched wooden lodges on stilts with magnificent views. Each lodge has 3 or 4 luxury en-suite bedrooms with an African ethnic theme. A private open-plan lounge and bar area extends to the open sundecks. From here guests may indulge in bird and game watching and experience the beauty of the ravine with the rippling sound of water far down in the valley. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ravineside Lodge

Address: Sterkrivier Rd | Upper Escarpment, Entabeni Game Reserve, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Waterberg > Entabeni Game Reserve
Price Range: RM523 - RM1,246 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ravineside Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 22
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“A TV set in the room would be nice, especially because there is not much to do between the early morning and late afternoon game drives. For a 4-star game reserve it is remarkable that there are no TV's (except for 1 TV in the main bar).”
 of 5 bubbles dickh856, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Choose a room closest to the reception area because a lot of rooms are situated a distance from the amenities.”
 of 5 bubbles hendrikferreira, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Enjoy the view!!”
 of 5 bubbles MarykevdWalt, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Our room was on the end which seemed a little bigger than the average room”
 of 5 bubbles Jaqueen2016, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms have spectacular views!”
 of 5 bubbles andref451, 25 May 2016 | Read review
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