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Appleby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mike and I arrives to this beautiful lodge that only has 4 lodges, to be welcomed by Wemer and Nicky who have so much knowledge and made us feel so at home, the food and accommodation were out standing. We went out on safari 6 times and were never disappointed, we saw the big 5 plus loads more with the...

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent 3 nights 6/11/16 to 8/11/16 at the lodge, wish it could have been more. The accomadation was fantastic. Beds really comfy, shower and bathroom excellent, food out of this world and service from all staff outstanding. Our Guide Werner, tracker Andries were simply the best. We saw all the Big 5 and plenty others as well. Tracking the Leopard...

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NKaya_Manager, Manager at N'kaya Lodge, responded to this review

Bob, Susan, Alex and Jasmine. Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review to us. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and it was lovely hosting you here at Nkaya. Kind regards.

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We have just spent 3 nights on safari at the N'Kaya Lodge as part of my wife's 50th birthday celebrations. What a truly memorable experience. I can't speak highly enough about our hosts, Andre and Lene. We were made to feel extremely welcome and and at home from the moment we arrived. Along with their highly competent backroom staff, they...

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NKaya_Manager, Manager at N'kaya Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for this great review, truly appreciated by us all. It was a pleasure having you here with us, and heart-warming to hear that you enjoyed your stay.

Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We have just spent 4 nights, 5 days at N'Kaya Lodge in Thornybush Reserve and it has been one of the most amazing experiences in my life. From the minute you arrive you are greeted by the Lodge manager/hosts and given an introduction to the lodge and surrounds. Andre and Lené were the most wonderful and welcoming people and we...

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NKaya_Manager, Manager at N'kaya Lodge, responded to this review

We thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. It was a pleasure hosting you and we are glad to hear that enjoyed it and that memories were made here. We would love to see you back here some time. Kind regards.

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We stayed at N'kaya Lodge at Thornybush Game Reserve by Kruger National Park and had a fabulous African wildlife experience. Staying at N'kaya includes meals and game drives. Werner is an outstanding guide, extremely knowledgeable about the animals and miraculously able to drive us around the dirt roads of the reserve without getting lost. Andries, the animal tracker who sat...

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NKaya_Manager, Manager at N'kaya Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for this great review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you had a great time.

Reviewed 27 September 2016

I really cannot say enough good things about our experience here. My wife and I stayed here for three nights and had a great time. Werner (guide), Andreas (tracker), and Nikki & Andre (staff) are all very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. Werner is probably the best wildlife guide we have ever had the pleasure of working with, bar none. His...

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NKaya_Manager, Manager at N'kaya Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. Delighted we are to hear that you enjoyed it here with us and that you loved the game drives, animals and the tracking experience.

Edlesborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 September 2016

The lodge is extremely comfortable and all the staff helpful and knowledgeable. The game drives, both day and night, were full of close-up photo opportunities. Strongly recommend it to wildlife and bird fanatics alike.

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Port Charlotte, Florida
Reviewed 6 August 2016

This was our fifth trip to South Africa and our first stay at N'Kaya. I had high expectations after reading the online reviews and I was not disappointed. The camp has a relaxing and intimate feel. Our welcome with warm towels and a beverage did not feel scripted, just sincere and welcoming. The rooms were spacious, clean and quite comfortable....

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Our family had a wonderful time at N'kaya. The game viewing was exceptional and the guides were engaged, informative and entertaining. Sitting a few yards from a leopard eating a kill was an incredible experience! The managers went out of their way to make sure we were happy and comfortable. I am both vegan and gluten free and really wasn't...

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NKaya_Manager, Manager at N'kaya Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It was a pleasure hosting you and always a pleasure to put out good food for the guests.

Blythburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

There are some places that I've returned to where my lovely memories have been spoiled by a new reality. This is definitely NOT the case with N'kaya Lodge. If anything, this trip was even better than my first encounter 18 months ago. The lodge is intimate, having only four rooms. Each is an individual cottage with a bedroom, living room,...

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NKaya_Manager, Manager at N'kaya Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this very nice review. A lot of memories made on this trip, accompanied by loads of photo's and laughter, we had a good run. Thank you for visiting us again and we hope this will not be the last visit.

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A wonderful gem in the bush, 4 star, located in the Thornybush Reserve, well known for superb game viewing. ... more   less 

Additional Information about N'kaya Lodge

Address: Guernsey Road, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Thornybush Private Game Reserve
Price Range: $621 - $796 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — N'kaya Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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