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Aldershot, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Perched on a rocky outcrop on the rim of the Malelane Mountains and with spectacular views across the Mthethomusha Game Reserve, the Bongani Mountain Lodge is an incredible location. Booked through Africasafari, this outstanding tour consisted of 7 nights here followed by 4 nights in Cape Town. Sure, an exceedingly long trip from Jo'burg airport, then transfer to a jeep...

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Vejle, Denmark
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice houses with a fantastic view over the reserve include a waterhole . During my stay the late comming rain turned the nature from grey to green Excelent food and services given by polite and kowledgeable personel. Fantastic reserve with many animals Specialle the game tours was enjoyed

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at Bongani for two nights. The place was very hard to reach, we first drove wrong due to our navigation system. Although there was a sign of the lodge on the dirt road in the middle of a very poor township like neighborhood the reception couldn't tell us where we are and let us drive back to the...

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Johan M, General Manager at Bongani Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Dear KD Thank you for staying at Bongani Mountain Lodge and taking of your valuable time to review us. Your feedback is very important to us and we take negative feedback very seriously indeed. I can assure you that we do have lions on the property as well as the rest of the Big 5, there are some animals that...

York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 October 2016

An amazing drive up and down the mountain - fun at first though it did get a little tedious after a week! Room was fantastic - huge bath in the bedroom - used once on a very cold night. Otherwise the shower was good. Huge bed also - I think it may have been two queen sized ones pushed together....

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Johan M, General Manager at Bongani Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Dear DBYorkshire Thank you for visiting Bongani Mountain Lodge, I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that your room was comfortable and your food was delicious, and will be sure to tell the staff that you appretiated their service. We hope to see you again here in the future. Best regards Johan Meintjies General...

Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Our last stop on our safari trip to SA. To begin with there is a fairly hazardous trip up the mountain - and that was after a lengthy and bone shaking ride along the road through the township. The first view of the lodge is impressive and the setting is certainly breath taking. Unfortunately our reception was pretty chaotic, not...

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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We have just returned from spending 10 nights at this wonderful reserve! Everything was perfect for me! We were very lucky to have seen lions for several days as well as the heaps of other animals! Food, yum! Just yum! The staff were just fabulous, and the personal touches, made leaving just that little harder! In Particular Patrick and Robson...

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Johan M, General Manager at Bongani Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Gemma Thank you for visiting Bongani Mountain Lodge, I'm very delighted to hear that you had a great time staying with us and of your great experiences, I would like to thank you for the fantastic comments regarding our staff and I have also shared your feedback with all of them. Looking forward to your next visit. Best regards...

National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
Reviewed 19 September 2016

The place is great and the service they provide is even better. The buffet spread has good food and the staff is friendly and helpful. What does not sit well, is the ride to this place. It's a 30/40 minute off road uphill climb in a safari jeep since it's a private reserve and no other cars are permitted. A...

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Johan M, General Manager at Bongani Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Ratsingh Thank you for staying at Bongani Mountain Lodge and for taking the time to review your stay, I will definitely pass your great comments onto our staff but as for the game sightings, it is difficult for any Safari Lodge to guarantee wildlife sightings, but on the whole as most reviews would confirm we have really good sightings....

Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed at bongani just one night. It was quite a journey to get there - 7km of rough road that passes in between what seems to be a township of some sort. Once you get to the gate, a ranger picks you up and through a 30 min drive takes you up to the lodge. The premises are well...

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Johan M, General Manager at Bongani Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Federica Thank you for visiting Bongani Mountain Lodge, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and the stunning game reserve with all the amazing views. I'm also very happy to hear that you had such a good time with Simon and will be sure to share your comments with him. We hope to see you again...

Reviewed 29 August 2016

Just returned from a week at Bongani. We had an absolutely amazing time. They were extremely organised and liaised with our travel agent / safari tour company perfectly. All staff were extremely friendly and made it a wonderful place to stay. A special mention to Aaron (our ranger), Pascal managing the front desk and a waiter who's nickname was Scar...

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Eberswalde
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Having never been to Africa before we could not imagine how thinks work there. From the first moment we felt welcomed and must underline the proficiency of the staff, the cleanness of the accomaodation, the quality of the meals and the experience of the rangers who showed us their home country. Thanks again. PS: If you book your trip there...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Discover the spirit of Africa and feel at one with the great African explorers and hunters of yesteryear as you step into this magnificent Mountain Lodge. Bongani Mountain Lodge is situated in the shadows of the Malelane Mountain range and surrounded by the peace and tranquillity of the African bushveld. Here you can connect back to a more simple life amidst the tranquillity of nature and the culture and history of this fascinating area. Take a trip here and you'll feel rejuvenated as you immerse yourself into the pulse of nature and luxury. Unspoiled beauty, warm and friendly hospitality make Bongani Mountain Lodge a favourite destination for both local and international travellers. Bongani Mountain Lodge is situated at 745m above sea level in the middle of the magnificent Mthethomusha Game Reserve, on the South Western border of Kruger National Park. We have a total of 38 rooms. 9 Of which are joined via a small passage which ensures that families can be close. While the remaining 20 suites offer greater privacy as well as King size beds, bath, indoor and outdoor showers, and all the ammenities one would expect from a luxury Lodge. Our Rates include: accomodation and all meals, daily game drive plus transfers within the reserve to and from our welcome. Rates exclude: Conservation fees, alcohol and soft drinks and all other items of a personal nature. ... more   less 

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Address: Mthethomusha Game Reserve, on the southern border of the Kruger National Park | Off the N4 between Nelspruit and Kaapmuiden, Matsulu 1295, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Matsulu
Price Range: RM1,170 - RM1,653 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bongani Mountain Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 38
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“Huts on the edge of the rock have best views, e.g. 13-15, 24, 25. Hut 26 was set back but perfectly peaceful location.”
  • View down the mountain to the village of Matsulu.
  • Palatial bed in beautifully-fitted hut.
  • Beautiful sunset during our last evening game drive.
 of 5 bubbles nickandlinds211006, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The valley facing rooms”
 of 5 bubbles Ratsingh, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Lodge 22 is perfect!”
 of 5 bubbles 913annettew, 8 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Need to have a strong Wifi connectivity in the room, as tourists (esp. employed) need to address their emails, browse net whiel back in the room, with multiple pin charging adaptor availability”
 of 5 bubbles 499syedf, 31 May 2016 | Read review
“The accommodation is in individual lodges around the well kept grounds.”
 of 5 bubbles B2180UXgregoryd, 15 May 2016 | Read review
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