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Umhlanga
Reviewed 21 April 2016

This is one of the best golf/ game estates around the Warmbaths district. The trip from Johannesburg takes around two hours, with most of it along a highway, and the last 50 km on a narrower road now under repairs. The imposing entrance leads straight to a restaurant overlooking a so-inviting golf course. Check-in was smooth and friendly but we...

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hpoole2016, Sales and Marketing Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Zebula Lodge, responded to this review

Dear SvB-CvB Thank you so much for the positive review on Protea Zebula Lodge. We thank you for your continued support. I shall ensure that the welcome drinks at the check in desk have sign for all guests to enjoy on check in. I shall pass your remarks onto our Food and Beverage Department, but agreed the nachos and salads...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 5 February 2016

Bush lodge accommodation is a large, luxury suite, it's spacious, huge king bed, enormous bathroom with tea & coffe station and mini bar. Each suite has an outside patio with chairs & you have an unobstructed sunset view. It's peaceful and calming spending some time here.

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hpoole2016, Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Zebula Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Maureen Thanks so much for the great review! We look forward to hosting you soon.

Reviewed 15 October 2015

Protea (Marriott) Zebula lodge. A magnificent hotel with African luxury. It has a good golf course and offers the options of lodge rooms and large houses for sharing for people groups of 4-8. The house I feel is a better option as each room as an e-suite bathroom with sheer luxury of Jacuzzi bath and pairs shower. The room is...

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S_Terblanche, Guest Relations Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Zebula Lodge, responded to this review

Dear John, Thank you for writing such a detailed review on Protea Zebula Lodge. Your comments are highly valued and we are very happy to hear you have enjoyed your business trip to Zebula. Our luxury self-catering houses are ideal for a corporate break away, as the houses offer enough comfort and privacy to reconnect with your colleagues. Please note...

Johannesburg
Reviewed 5 October 2015

Was there for a conference which was held in one of the huge "homes" that are for rental, with the top floor being the conference centre. Only spent one night, but everything was well organised. The client arranged a braai evening (barbeque,) under the stars at the accommodation/lodge, and this was really well-managed and tasty. My own accommodation was really...

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S_Terblanche, Public Relations Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Zebula Lodge, responded to this review

Dear AkiJohannesburg, Thank you for the feedback on your recent visit to Protea Zebula Lodge. We are pleased to hear the conference you have attended in Eagle's Nest went well and that you have enjoyed our site braai offering under the beautiful bushveld night skies. We have noted your concern with regards to the television in the room and have...

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 30 September 2015

The Room is clean and very spacious and comes in the form of a chalet (20 in total) with a king size bed private bath and shower. There is satellite TV, bar fridge and all other items that you expect from a 4 star hotel.

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S_Terblanche, Public Relations Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Zebula Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Marius B, Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review. Our 4* Bush Lodge Chalets and 5* Waterberg Lodge Rooms are perfect for romantic breakaways. We appreciate your feedback and are happy to hear we were able to meet your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards The...

Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

I absolutely loved this place. I went on a 2 hour game drive and played with lion cubs and got to pet a cheetah! Lovely people and the game drive was absolutely amazing and informative all the way through. Loved the tour guide! Will definitely go back again when I come back to South Africa!

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S_Terblanche, Public Relations Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Zebula Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Kiara R, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such an awesome review. We are very pleased to hear you have enjoyed your stay at Zebula during your visit to Sunny South Africa. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards The Zebula TEAM

Johannesburg
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

We spent a long weekend at one of the private homes Protea manages at Zebula, the Zebu Lodge. We loved every moment of it. The lodge has 5 bedrooms all en-suite and a central house with an entertainment area, jacuzzi and tv rooms. The staff were friendly and very helpful. The lodge clean and well serviced. We will definitely go...

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S_Terblanche, Public Relations Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Zebula Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Yorish, Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review. Our luxury self-catering houses are definitely a favorite when visiting Zebula with friends and family. We are very happy to hear you’ve enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to your next visit. Kind regards The Zebula TEAM

Community of Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 7 July 2015

It´s just amazing that you can play golf and have to stop because there´s a giraffe on the green!!!! The villas are perfect for families, rooms are really big, bathroom with double showers and jacuzzi. Pool on the 1st floor and barbecue. I wish I could have stayed longer there. While staying there, go to the Adventure with Elephants.

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S_Terblanche, Public Relations Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Zebula Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Cbazille, Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review. We are delighted to hear you’ve enjoyed your stay and round of golf with us. We are truly blessed to be able to play golf and view animals all at the same time! Our Luxury Self-catering Houses are indeed very spacious and ideal for families. We...

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 6 July 2015

We were in heaven over the weekend, from the security at the gate to all the staff in general, freindly and helpful. Beautiful views of the Waterberg mountains, abundant wild life, I can go on and on.The security manager ended up helping us change our wheel on the game viewer when we had a flat tyre whilst giving us a...

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S_Terblanche, Public Relations Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Zebula Lodge, responded to this review

Dear ethanmark, Thank you very much for taking the time to write your kind comments as it is absolutely necessary for us to get feedback from our guests. We are delighted to hear that our Security TEAM made your stay extra special. We look forward to your next visit in the near future. Kind regards The Zebula TEAM

Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Due to my work I am a frequent hotel dweller, but my oh my what a lovely stay we had. The Protea hotel group must be complimented for their customer service in general but goodness the staff at Protea Zebula Lodge was beyond professional, friendly, helpful - awesome! The rooms are excellent in terms of its layout as well as...

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S_Terblanche, Public Relations Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Zebula Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Ria V, Thank you for your 5-star review and your kind comments. At Protea Zebula Lodge we don’t only meet guests expectations but strive to exceed their expectations, we are truly delighted to hear that we’ve succeeded and that you've enjoyed your stay with us. Protea Zebula Lodge is flexible to cater to everybody’s needs – from singles, couple...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Spa
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Golf Course
  • Tennis Court
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Protea Hotel by Marriott Zebula Lodge is a stunning and unique lifestyle destination a mere 2 hours' drive North of Johannesburg. Whether you choose to spend an intimate, romantic night or two at Zebula's Bush Chalets or bring the whole family for a gathering at one of our splendid luxury homes, you can be assured of spectacular, well-appointed accommodation and legendary Zebula service and hospitality. Protea Hotel by Marriott Zebula Lodge has 20 Bush Lodge Rooms, 16 Waterberg Lodge Rooms, 9 Zebula-owned houses, as well as 46 privately owned houses available, each GUEST will be spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing the perfect accommodation for their stay. The 20 Bush Lodge Rooms are situated close enough to the main Clubhouse to enjoy its many facilities, yet still wonderfully private with stunning views of either the bushveld or the golf course. The Waterberg Lodge is rated 5-star and this is the place to book should service and exclusivity be what you are looking for. Situated 3km away from the main Clubhouse, featuring its own restaurant, full bar and private chef, this 16-bedroom lodge is elegance and exclusivity personified. The Zebula-owned houses provides the families or groups with extra privacy. Situated throughout the estate, these homes provide space and elegance, and also allow self-catering should you choose. These homes are also serviced daily. In addition, Zebula has a pool of 46 privately owned homes available. All homes subscribe to a high level of luxury accommodation. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Protea Hotel by Marriott Zebula Lodge

Address: Farm 534, D1000 | Mabula District, 20 minutes drive from Bela Bela, Bela Bela 0480, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Bela Bela
Price Range: RM510 - RM980 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Protea Hotel by Marriott Zebula Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 94
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“If possible form a group of 4-8 people and get a ultra luxury house to share”
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