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Bona Ntaba Self Catering Tree House Lodge

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came for a romantic weekend away, from the gate to the tree house took us about an hour the roads where horrible and no warning about it anywhere. Not even on the reservation email, should advise you that you that you need a 4x4. The welcome was very unpleasent.... don't think we were even welcomed to the lodge only...

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BonaNtaba, Owner at Bona Ntaba Self Catering Tree House Lodge, responded to this review

We are very sorry your stay was not everything you wanted. Power was out all over the area on this busy holiday weekend so it was stressful for everyone. If this commotion came across as unfriendly, I apologize for our staff. Dirt roads are part of wildlife reserve lifestyle and contrary to what you say, all guests are informed of...

Zwolle, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for 2 nights in this nice place. We enjoyed it a lot. Lots of space and nice place to walk in the park. The swimmingpool was nice warm and clean. The only minus point was the noice that the pomp of the pool made. We good not switch it of.

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Muri, Switzerland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really amazing place in the middle of nowhere and still very close to kruger park (orpen gate). Owner is very nice and helpful! We did the lion walk, which can be organised through the owner - amazing!!!

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Burgersfort, South Africa
Reviewed 21 January 2017

It was really relaxing and needed.I suggest to have a shovel at the boma area to be able to move the charcoal or wood.Everything else was super.If possible a small splash pool would be perfect at the private tree house seeing that everything else is private there.

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BonaNtaba, Owner at Bona Ntaba Self Catering Tree House Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Usually there is a shovel in the boma, very sorry that it was not in its place for your visit. We agree a private splash pool would add to the magic, but we are still suffering through the worst draught in living memory so adding something that uses...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 9 January 2017

the place was private , quiet ,exactly what we were looking for. i would visit the place again but the only problem was the mosquitoes , those nets did not help at all lol. suggestion would be also have a heater in the rooms. my partner and i were freezing on the 24th 25th December because of that rain and...

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BonaNtaba, Owner at Bona Ntaba Self Catering Tree House Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We gave our staff Christmas day off to be with their families. I am sorry this resulted in your impression that the place was not kept clean enough. We elect not to spray chemicals around so therefore mosquitos are a fact of life in the middle of summer and rainy season. Most guests find that...

Roodepoort, South Africa
Reviewed 6 January 2017

It was great. The way Karen received us and her hospitality was awesome and made us feel at home, I will recommend the place to friends.We enjoyed the swimming pool and we were disappointed for not seeing more wild

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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed in the family treehouse lodge over new years eve 2016/2017. Awesome view of an entire city in the distance lighting up the sky with fireworks while hearing the owls about in the peaceful environment bona ntaba have to offer. Not to forget the stars that are out in full force, nothing like it. Nice entertainment area and a pool...

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BonaNtaba, Owner at Bona Ntaba Self Catering Tree House Lodge, responded to this review

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and described your experience so well. I am happy you mentioned about the stars and dark at night - it is a great asset that does not get mentioned and is sometimes overshadowed by the wildlife, peacefulness, and sunsets. Thank you for your review and for staying with us. Hope to see...

Spokane, Washington
Reviewed 31 October 2016

This was my first trip to S Africa and I wasn't sure what to expect. We stayed at 3 different game lodges and by far, Bona Ntaba was my favorite. The tree houses offer privacy, amazing views, comfortable beds and the option of an outdoor shower. I can't tell you how wonderful it was to shower under the stars! And...

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BonaNtaba, Owner at Bona Ntaba Self Catering Tree House Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review. We really enjoyed hosting your family and friends and showing them all the magic of our little corner of South Africa. We sincerely hope all of you return again soon.

Makati, Philippines
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

16months later I return to this amazing lodge! The work that has taken place in that time has made an amazing place into an even more amazing place to stay...... accomodation in form of tree houses including local residents ... I had Bush Babies sitting on Camera tripod , Giraffes call by to chat whilst you enjoy your outdoor shower,...

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BonaNtaba, Owner at Bona Ntaba Self Catering Tree House Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Chris, It was a pleasure having you back to our lodge. The wildlife was really amazing while you were here and I am glad you got to know the bush babies in your tree house and our resident giraffes. Your review is just how we want all of our guests to feel when they depart. Hope to see you...

Darwin, Australia
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Stayed here one year ago, So much extra work has been done on the second Boma and waterhole, soon to be Photographic hide. Rooms are very clean and well stocked with Coffee/Tea. Meals provided by amazing chef are second to none! Lodge located 45min drive from the town of Hoedspruit, and there's a Very good pub a short 10 min...

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BonaNtaba, Owner at Bona Ntaba Self Catering Tree House Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review. We keep enhancing the guest experience. While we are self catering principally, As you experienced, we are now able to offer full or partial catering to our guests - and judging by your review it is a highlight for many guests. We would love for you to come back again

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  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Experience the ambiance of South Africa in our tranquil self catering lodge on a private game reserve in the heart of game rich Limpopo Province. Solitude and serenity surround you as you watch a spectacular sunset over the mountains.Bona Ntaba Lodge is small and unique with three ensuite tree house chalets and a thatched central lodge with fully equipped kitchen, boma with braai, and a tranquil lounge with a sunset deck.We offer the perfect quiet getaway where you set your own pace: from enjoying the deck all day to an exciting day trip into Kruger. Meals can be arranged - please ask us! Our small size makes it affordable for a group 5 - 8 adults to book the entire camp for an ultra private hideaway. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bona Ntaba Self Catering Tree House Lodge

Address: Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Hoedspruit
Price Range: $97 - $103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“All accomodation offers the same experience, all private, all with views and central to kitchen facilities and pool.”
freemeadow, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I love the treehouse with the bushbabies and the treehouse with the limbs running throughout!”
seacowgirl, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“These are tree houses - all rooms are equally great”
gloNova, 17 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Every room is wonderful!”
57lbrown, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All the tree houses are unique and have wonderful views. We stayed in the Giraffe house.”
2016Traveling, 22 Jun 2016 | Read review
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