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Fifty Seven Waterberg
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    Reviewed 2 February 2017

    I got to experience this beautiful place for a weekend and celebrate my 30th Birthday. The staff are just amazing they made us feel so at home. It was very hard to leave and we miss this it dearly. The food was awesome. Seeing 3 of the big 5 was just majestic. I wish we could have stayed longer but we will definitely be back!!!

    • Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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    Thank Navashni C
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    Reviewed 14 January 2017

    We visited 57 Waterberg at welgevonden It was the most relaxing , exciting , exquisite experience.

    From the moment we arrived until we left , we were treated like royalty. The staff were beyond incredible and couldn't do enough to make our stay magnficent.

    Our ranger Josphat was the most knowledgable and interesting gentleman. It was a treat to have him for the entire time of our stay. We had amazing drives and saw incredible game. We saw everything , close up. He educated us in the most interesting manner and we laughed a lot too

    The rooms were gorgeous and the lodge is magnificent.

    We were so sad to leave and we cannot wait to go again

    The area is gorgeous and the entire experience should not be missed


    Thanks so much.

    Room Tip: All rooms exquisite.
    • Stayed: January 2017, travelled with family
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    Thank CHeilig
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    Reviewed 4 January 2017

    We spent 3 blissful days and nights at Fifty Seven Waterburg, even though the weather was unseasonably cool, we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The suites are spacious and well furnished, with stunning verandas. The main lodge is relaxing (we didn't get chance to dip in the pool, too chilly, but would be great on a hot day). With a maximum capacity of 10 guests, one and all feel as though they are personally welcome. Our guide Jo treated us to 3 days of knowledgeable sunrise and sunset drives, during which we had sightings of lion, cheetah, elephant, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, kudu, to mention just a few. His knowledge of flora as well as fauna is very impressive, he endeared us with his calm, professional approach.
    We must also mention Mike.....THE best barman we have ever come across - his timing is perfect, never too early to top up a drink and NEVER too late!
    The food at the lodge is great, we were even treated to a delicious Christmas Day dinner, completed perfectly by a trifle! Post-drive breakfasts plentiful and varied, lunches spot on, dinners perfect.
    Take some quiet time at the viewing hide by the entrance to the lodge. Just a few minutes watching the prolific birdlife and we were treated to the sight of 6 beautiful female Waterbuck coming to drink at the water hole.

    Room Tip: All private and secluded
    • Stayed: December 2016, travelled with friends
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    Thank Jacqueline M
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    Reviewed 12 December 2016

    I just returned from a tremendous 2 days at 57 Waterberg in the Welgevonden Game Reserve. The entire staff and program was excellent: good food, good rooms, good cheer and great animal sightings including a breathtaking sighting of a herd of elephants. Special praise for our guide Josphat. His knowledge of the South African ecosystem, wildlife, fauna, and ecology was endless and freely shared. He cheerfully educated us on the magic of South Africa today.

    • Stayed: December 2016, travelled on business
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    Thank tcurran2016
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    Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

    We spent four nights at 57 Waterberg and I must admit it was difficult to leave it... The chalets were spacious and with full of character; the setting was breathtaking but the most important thing for us was the team who made their absolute best to comfort us...Simon is a great ranger and manager; he was very professional from the start to the end. He went that extra mile to make sure we get the best experience from our game drives (we saw lions, cheetahs, giraffe, rhinos, zebras and many many more thanks to Simon!).

    The meals that prepared by Lucas were really tasty. He has done a great job coming up with new dishes everyday (don't forget this place is literally in the middle of nowhere so credit should be given for his efforts to come up with creative dishes three times a day!)

    I would definitely recommend this to anyone who would like to have their peace of mind, intends to see wonderful animals in their own habitat and experience South African hospitality. It is a bit of a drive from Jburg but it is definitely worth it!

    Stayed: November 2016, travelled as a couple
    Thank denizoskay
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