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Grahamstown, South Africa
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

The accommodation itself was well serviced, clean and had all the basics required for one night stay. There was however some confusion around where and how to check in and picking up of keys which was not very well organised or communicated.

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Reviewed 12 August 2016

What a spot, nestled on the Jikeleza Route (Jikeleza means "Meander" in Xhosa - very apt) as one enters the stunningly beautiful Wild Coast. Elephant experience, walk with cheetahs; quad biking through rugged Big 5 bushveld; safari drives; home-cooked-style cuisine; and a luxury tent or two which we didn't experience. This is a great day out (probably two days!) with... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

We had a two night midweek stay at Inkwenkwezi as part of their winter special and loved it! Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and went out of his way to ensure that we had a pleasant stay. The elephant and cheetah interactions as well as quad biking through the bush are a must. Our tented bush camp was awesome and... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

The accommodation was very good, clean and pretty but we had a problem to find the accommodation and we didn`t get any news before, that we have to fitch the key somewhere else before. After we had to look for the accommodation we had to drive to another place, so next time it would be nice to get the news... More 

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Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Sunday Buffet . A must attend. Owner managed. Top Class. One of 5 best Game Reserves in South Africa. Do the Elephant interaction . Ask the Owner Graham. to call the Cheetah. via bird whistles. ( Small Cheetah. call their parents. via Bird sounds . to prevent Hyena finding them and killing them ? ) Take the Scemic , old... More 

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Reviewed 13 July 2016

I had a very enjoyable, albeit too short stay. After 2 weeks of business travelling, this was my colleagues last night of his first trip to Africa, so it seemed fitting to finish off with a chance to unwind. Being conveniently close to East London, the location was ideal. We both had the best sleep of our trip, managed to... More 

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Stellenbosch
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Reviewed 9 July 2016

Directly under a very loud pub. This made sleep before 12 at night impossible. As far as proximity to the sea is concerned, the situation is very good. The activity in and around the pub however, makes a peaceful stay impossible. I think that facilities to prepare food with would be welcome, as the only restaurant seemed to be the... More 

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East London, South Africa
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Reviewed 9 July 2016

Our stay at Inkwenkwezi was lovely, despite the gale force winds, that made sleeping a little difficult. The food was excellent, and our guide, Willem, was top notch. Overall the experience was a wonderful one.

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East London, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 July 2016

My son & I recently stayed at Inkwenkwezi for two nights and we had a brilliant time. Our guide Branden was very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful and very keen to make sure we enjoyed our time at Inkwenkwezi. The food was lovely and we particularly enjoyed the Sunday lunch buffet. We will definitely be recommending Inkwenkwezi to our friends.

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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 July 2016

The Chintsa sands room I stayed in was awful! Like a narrow passage with the beds squeezed in. No room for bedside light. It would have been fine at a backpackers rate but with a water leak like a spring right in the entrance to the room even a backpacker would have given it a miss! R500.00 / night is... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Inkwenkwezi is situated in the malaria free Eastern Cape of South Africa. The reserve is situated within an area of one hundred square kilometres encompassing five different biomes (vegetation types) which offer varied game viewing. It is one of the few reserves with a tidal estuary. The reserve has the big five and a variety of antelope as well as giraffe, zebra & other predators. The reserve is five minutes from magnificent beaches and a 40 minute drive from a national airport. Driving to Inkwenkwezi is a pleasure as the roads are tarred right to the entrance ACCOMMODATION BUSH CAMP The Bush Camp offers accommodation for twelve guests in six en-suite safari tents. All tents have electric lights, twin beds with Cloud 9 mattresses, slatted headboards, bedside tables and bedside lamps, bedside mats, telephones, chest of drawers. The en-suite bathrooms feature a shower, (hot and cold water) which is crafted to resemble a cave and blends with the natural rock and bush of this area. From its hilltop site the camp overlooks a valley & each safari tent is positioned on a raised timber deck offering you your own private game viewing. On the elevated timber deck guest are able to relax on two easy chairs with a coffee table. VALLEY CAMP The Valley Camp offers twelve guests accommodation in six custom designed luxury tents with the emphasis on spaciousness and quality. The tents are positioned on individual timber decks and situated in a valley nestling amongst indigenous trees. The bathrooms are fitted with both a slipper bath and a four sided glass shower (hot and cold water) a vanity slab(drawers underneath) with a hand basin as well as a hanging area for clothing. All finishes are of a high quality. Tents are furnished with twin three quarter beds (one tent has a queen size bed) all with cloud 9 mattresses and Percale linen. Headboards are trimmed with brass and have bedside tables and lamps as well as a matching dresser, 2 leather easy chairs and a butlers tray. A bar fridge stocked with a variety of South African wine and malt as well as soft drinks. The partially covered outside deck is large and has 2 easy chairs with a coffee table. Guests at both the Valley Camp and the Bush Camp have tea and coffee making facilities with a variety of different teas. All tents have 3 roofs, the inside roof has ventilation flaps to control the temperature, the second roof is the water proofing and the outside roof is used for shade and helps moderate the temperature. All tents have insect mesh on all openings. ... more   less 

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Address: PO Box 236 | Schafli Road Kwelera, East London 5259, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > East London
Price Range: $63 - $478 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve Safari Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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“The Bush Camp luxury tents with en suite shower views into the surrounding bush is unique”
  • One of the Bush Camp luxury tented units at Inkwenkwezi
 of 5 bubbles TourismTattler2014, 21 May 2016 | Read review
“Did not stay here”
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“Do not miss this rare gem near East London.”
 of 5 bubbles RogerP734, 7 May 2015 | Read review
“Various accommodation options - We stayed in the Tented camp with a group of friends.”
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“valeycamp very suitable for families”
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