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Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

I went on business but was lovely to relax. They have a wonderful heated pool & the fine dinning restaurant was superb. The game drive to interact with the cheetahs was very interesting & special. The rooms were furnished standard... Nothing special... But was a comfortable nights sleep

Thank Paulette L
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

I stayed at the Ranch twice in the past few months. First with my wife and son and second time with my adult daughter and partner. I would like to acknowledge the hotel management for the upgrades since my visit 2 years ago. It is now a very tidy hotel, excellent grounds and the restaurants are solid too. I also... More 

Thank Francis B
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

I stayed at this establishment earlier in the year and still came back, lovely people, great bar, good food and off the highway, all round satisfied. The rooms are really big and spacious with private patios and dedicated parking.

Thank liyabee
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

I loved the big room! The bed was very comfortable.Staff were very helpful and friendly. Wifi was a bit slow. The breakfast was a bit overpriced at R175, because it wasn't very special either. Food from Basil's Restaurant was very good, but overpriced.

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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

I took my team on a breakaway session and I must say we had a rather good time, from the conference facilities been adequate to the team building event on the gold course we all had a lot of fun, rooms were average, my original room they lost the key and in the end I ended up been given a... More 

Thank Dekangl
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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We booked a two day company break-away at The Ranch Protea hotel Polokwane a week before the time. The telephonic booking process and quotes were completed quick and painless. We booked a total of 10 x rooms with a conference room for the two days and also included a round of golf as team building. When we arrived everything was... More 

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Reviewed 22 August 2016

Since our orevious visit to this hotel, the Protea chain was acquired by Marriott. We didn't see any significant change in services or management and the reception staff were not knowledgeable about changes to come. It's a beautiful hotel with spacious rooms, and gorgeous grounds. It's a great place to hold weddings or other special events. The two restaurants offer... More 

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Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed for one night. Relaxing stay in a bushveld setup. Game drives and Lion Walks nearby. Food was fresh and service was friendly and professional. Rooms are spacious and looks equipped for people with disabilities. Property was well maintained and very green for a winter visit. Would defo come again.

Thank Christiaan P
Gaborone, Botswana
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Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed at this hotel over the easter holidays and words can't describe this hotel. It is without the best family experience we have had as a family. Heated pools, movies for kids, pizza making for by the kids, pony rides, game drives. As adults we walked with three lions and witnessed a cheetah run. We saw white lions. This is... More 

Thank impudzi
Maastricht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Visited on our way to botswana (mashatu gane reserve). Excellent kitchen. Recommend the chateau briand in the fine cuisine restaurant. Walk with the lions was great. Have to get up early, but worthwhile. Staff was very friendly and very helpfull.

Thank Richard P

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Tennis Court
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  • Golf Course
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The 4-star Protea Hotel by Marriott Ranch Resort established in 1960, is the leading conference, leisure and sports resort in Limpopo. The hotel is situated within a 1000ha nature conservancy and offers 150 hotel bedrooms and self-catering chalets which boasts all modern conveniences. Our Preseidential and Executive suites feature their own private courtyard and spa pool. The 20 luxury two bedroom self-catering golf chalets can accommodate upto 4 adults and two children. Our superior culinary TEAM offers unequaled quality, creativity in local and international cuisines. Take the pleasure of experiencing the ambiance of Basil's fine dining restaurant, or enjoy all meals in the Buttery family restaurant or at our day time clubhouse restaurant. Awaken to the sound of roaring lions and experience these majestic animals on a game drive. Make sure that you meet the cheetahs which have been hand raised and get your camera ready to spot over 200 bird species and 25 antelope species, including Sable antelope, Golden wildebeest, Giraffes, Zebras and Buffalo. Our Facilities and services include, horseback safaris, 4 sparkling pools (2 heated), landing strip, tennis court, fitness centre, steam room, games room, the NEW Kolobe tented camp and TEAM building activities. Our state of the art sports academy offers a magnificent 12-hole par 3 golf course and has launched 2 multi purpose sports pitches which is ideal for professional sports teams to carry out their training camps. 12-well appointed and air-conditioned conference venues seat upto 1200 delegates, with adequate WIFI access through out the property as well as a back-up generator to ensure the hotel is self reliant. We are the ideal wedding destination venue - featuring bush weddings, contemporary weddings, intimate weddings and garden weddings. "COME EXPERIENCE OUR PRIDE, WHERE HOSPITALITY IS A LONG TRADITION" ... more   less 

Additional Information about Protea Hotel by Marriott Ranch Resort

Address: Ranch Resort, Farm Hollandsdrift | 25km South of Polokwane on R101/ N1, Polokwane 0699, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Polokwane
Price Range: $74 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Protea Hotel by Marriott Ranch Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 150
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“The golf Chalets have excellent views, the main hotel rooms over look the beautiful hotel gardens.”
 of 5 bubbles aves123, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“A room that is far away from the banquet room as it can get a little busy/noisy at times.”
 of 5 bubbles rivoniao, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Polokwane is about 30km away.”
 of 5 bubbles Thato1982, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“get the individual chalets”
 of 5 bubbles wdulabh, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Request a room close to the pool area.”
 of 5 bubbles AlamedaYankeegal, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
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