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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best and most relaxing places to stay at. The Restaurant has no equal.Every dish is made with care and only the freshest ingredients mostly out of there own gardens. Joss and Paula make you feel welcome from the start.

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Thank Francois R
Winterton, South Africa
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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

I came for lunch with my friend & my nine month old baby girl. I requested a place where i could change my baby's nappy and was shown a baby crib tha i could use. To my shock i only realized after i had changed her that i was given a baby crib used by their dogs and my child... More 

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Thank Vincent S
Ladysmith, South Africa
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

Although we only visited the restuarant ,we did have a look at the chalets,which are lovely and* rustic *situated under lush trees.Our starters were absolutely divine,and so was the pizza that i had.The staff were very friendly and accommodating.We sat at the poolside listening to soft soothing music.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

I popped in with my girl for a quick bite. Our expectations were very low as the local offering is generally depressing at best, but as we entered we were pleasantly surprised. The menu was impressive, wine list was well priced and selected.. All in all, a good first impression. Don't get me wrong, this venue is rustic with a... More 

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Thank David N
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Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Pleasant and efficient. Just need to check that you get all you order foodwise. I had a vodka and tomato sauce without the vodka and a salad appeared without the advertised olives. Setting calm around the pool with options to sit undercover or in the Sun.

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Thank Nick E
Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 28 March 2016

The room was a little on the small side, but comfortable with all the required amenities. Nice little lounge area, and upstairs bedroom. The staff are friendly and helpful, and the food at the restaurant was excellent. Loved having everything we needed on the premises, didn't have to venture out in the night to find a place to eat -... More 

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Thank Taryn G
Hillcrest, South Africa
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Reviewed 27 March 2016

As a guest within a larger group I had no say in where we were going to eat and after stopping for drinks the previous day this wouldn't have been my first choice. Regardless of where you are seated there is a constant buzzing from the kitchen when a food order is ready. Having large dogs in a public eating... More 

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

Pleasant atmosphere. Food plain but tasty. Lamb curry well cooked and tender. Loved the dogs lying around - understand why no pets allowed. Service okay. While young waiter was pleasant the Manageress was rather offhand. Would not bother to visit again.

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Thank Sandra S
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Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

Great first impressions. .. main guest area with restaurant, pool etc very nice. Lovely staff and great food. Cute little hut, lovely surprise when entering to find comfy couch, fridge, air conditioning, fireplace, nicely fitted out bathroom and quaint wooden staircase taking you up to your mezzanine bedroom with big comfy bed... but sleep was hard... air conditioning only helped... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 31 August 2015

This was our second visit to Bingelela, and once again, we weren't disappointed. The accommodation has been tastefully renovated, with thoughtful touches. The bedside lamps are the first we've ever encountered which actually allow one to read in bed! Meals are generous and very tasty, with an excellent wine-list. Overall, a great stay.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Restaurant - On Premises.No need to drive.We Offer tantalizing recipes,Whether it's something traditional or something new and exciting that you're after, the varied and creative menu offers something suitable to every palette.Every choice is a favorite and all dishes are prepared from the freshest,best quality produce from local suppliers.In addition to the regular menu's that boast a scrumptious selection of starters,mains and desserts including delights for three continents around the Med with adventurous combinations of ingredients and seasonings,there's the daily specialty menu that caters to every mood,wallet and appetite.Pizzeria our wood fired oven delivers only the finest gourmet pizzas.Our Menu ensures you'll find a new divine pizza to try every time. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bingelela Lodge

Address: on the R74, Bergville 3350, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Drakensberg Region > Bergville
Number of rooms: 12
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“Cottage 10 has a jacuzzi which is very romantic, top Restaurant”
 of 5 bubbles stephne2015, 28 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Request the one-level chalet's, they are all the same price. They are a lot more spacious and comfortable, with more modern finishings (glass shower doors opposed to clammy shower curtains).”
 of 5 bubbles JanineC, 13 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Check if there is hot water and if there is that there is no gas leak”
 of 5 bubbles traveller155100, 22 Jan 2015 | Read review
“No fitness centre or spa availabe on site. Room 10 has a jaccuzzi.”
 of 5 bubbles garysN9824IC, 16 Feb 2014 | Read review
“If you have allergies to Thatch grass, I would suggest the self-catering accommodation which is Zinc roofing.”
 of 5 bubbles MurielP1978, 18 Jun 2013 | Read review
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