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Ljubljana, Slovenia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is our third time visiting Ekuthuleni and each time confirms its name "Place of Peace". The rooms are beautifully furnished. Staff polite and hospitable and game ranger well experienced and informative. The food is excellent. We would like to thank Sam the manager, and chef Steven.

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Bushdice, Sam Swart, General Manager at Ekuthuleni Lodge, responded to this review

Dearest Vetta & Giantsos, Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review. We are so blessed and lucky to have you return to us. We also cannot thank you enough for the commendations and please know that your kind words and thanks have been passed on to everyone. Until you return to us again, safe travels...

Dublin
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Spent 4 days here with a large wedding party.One of best places We have ever been[And we have been places] Great welcome on arrival . Parked our transport and mounted safari Jeeps .Drove to the lodge seeing a vast array of animals on the was Zebras Giraffes Elephants rhino and that was before we checked in at our accomodation.. Sam...

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Bushdice, Sam Swart, General Manager at Ekuthuleni Lodge, responded to this review

Dearest Kira, Alice, Laura, Gar, Dessie, Eileen, Dymna, Gerry, Shane, Sue, Saoirse We miss you! Thank you for writing this wonderful review and for sharing your time at this "place of peace" with fellow readers and travellers. It was such an honour sharing in the love and positive spirit you all had. From the Irish songs sung to the photo...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 7 February 2017

It was actually a surprise trip organised by a friend so didn't know what to expect. But wow!! We were treated like royalty. Food was amazing. Service excellent. Bush spectacular. Guide, Mike, so knowledgeable and good fun. Cannot wait to get back. Thank you!!!!

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What better surprise than spending time in the bushveld! You have amazing friends and we are so glad that you enjoyed your time with us, the food, the service and "Magic Mike" We are all seriously passionate about what we do and when we read such heartwarming reviews from our extended Leloko it makes the time in between visits seem...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 6 February 2017

My husband booked this lodge for my birthday weekend and I'm glad he chose Ekuthuleni. The staff are amazing & really made the place special for us. There is attention to detail & a personal touch which you don't always get at the fancier lodges. Jonas is a gem!! He really knows his stuff and he did not disappoint on...

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Bushdice, Sam Swart, General Manager at Ekuthuleni Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Janine and Jaco, We are positively thrilled to hear that you had such a great birthday with us and it is always an honour when our extended Leloko make us a part of their special memories and moments. Thank you for sharing the commendations and please know that your regards and thanks have been passed on to everyone, and...

Jhb
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Welgevonden is a beautiful private game reserve with outstanding lodges. Ekuthuleni has a wonderful view over a plain where plains game come to a water hole and it is centrally located to much of the Welgevonden Reserve. The chef "Laptop" is exceptional and the service of the staff in general is of a very high standard. The swimming pool is...

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Bushdice, Sam Swart, General Manager at Ekuthuleni Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Ilona, Thank you very much for taking the time to write to us. You are correct in saying that Welgevonden is a special destination within the Waterberg. The reserve is so beautiful that you are drawn in to the essence of the bushveld from the time that you drive through the gates. We never take it for granted that...

Bela Bela, South Africa
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Really restful and excellently managed lodge thanks to Samantha, Jonas and team. Well worth a visit, beautifully situated in the Welgevonden Reserve . Spoil yourself and recover from "city frazzle " you won' t regret it.

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Bushdice, Sam Swart, General Manager at Ekuthuleni Lodge, responded to this review

We hope that you are both well and we cannot thank you enough for taking the time to write to us and the thanks you have bestowed on us. We are lucky to be situated in the very heart of the reserve and also to have a spectacular plain that attracts all types of game throughout the day. It makes...

Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Was fortunate enough to have spend two nights at this lodge. From the reception at the main Welgevonden gate till the time of departure we felt welcome. I traveled with two elderly parents who needed constant assistance (getting around the lodge in a wheelchair and getting on and off the game vehicle), nothing was a hassle for the staff. A...

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Bushdice, Sam Swart, General Manager at Ekuthuleni Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Hugo and Family, Thank you for your kind words and for sharing your beautiful photos with us. We are happy to hear that a great time was had by all. Jonas sends his regards and thanks for the special mention and the staff are over the moon with your mention of the lovely food and their hospitality. We hope...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Such a beautiful lodge, service was great and they really looked after every need. Sam, Jonas and laptop are so friendly and accommodating. Food was delicious and drinks were great. We enjoyed the other couples staying their at same time In terms of game drives, Jonas knows the land and we were so lucky to see pretty much everything, cheetahs...

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Bushdice, Sam Swart, General Manager at Ekuthuleni Lodge, responded to this review

Greetings from the Ekuthuleni Leloko What a special review yours is and thank your for sharing it with us and fellow travellers. We are happy to share that we have had four new adult lion introduced to Welgevonden and that our original female lion you saw during your visit, has had cubs. Our one family of spotten hyena have also...

Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We loved our few days at this lodge. The rooms are very comfortable, immaculate and private with lovely views over the plain. It was great to have a comfortable bath and outside shower. All the food was excellent, not being over the top with ridiculous portions. The plains are lovely with plentiful plains game. Trees of the Waterberg are special,...

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Bushdice, Sam Swart, General Manager at Ekuthuleni Lodge, responded to this review

Greetings from Welgevonden and the Ekuthuleni Leloko We cannot thank you enough for sharing your travels throughout Africa with us and for rating this "place of peace" and Welgevonden so highly. There is a very respectful culture within this place of beauty and it carries over from the reserve and their conservation efforts within a wilderness area each day, to...

Zwolle, The Netherlands
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Our stay at the Ekuthuleni lodge was perfect! Everything was well arranged. I felt very welcomed by the staff and they gave us an experience that I will never forget. Everything was thought off. Food was terrific! Rooms were neat and very clean, every time we left the room, the beds were made and gave me a welcome home feeling:)...

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Dearest Maaike, Thank you for this spectacular review and description of our "place of peace" Thank you also for sharing a bit of yourselves with us. It was wonderful hearing about your homeland, your studies and your travels. We hope that you have settled into your professions and are enjoying it. A special thanks also for being so understanding with...

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated in the heart of the malaria-free Welgevonden Private Game Reserve in South Africa, Ekuthuleni Lodge invites you to savour true African luxury. Ekuthuleni Lodge, meaning "place of peace," has sweeping views of the Savannah plains, and is home to the Big Five and many other species of game. Ekuthuleni Lodge invites guests to relax next to the swimming pool overlooking sweeping grassy plains, or watch the sun as its sets at the end of an African day. If the weather is cool, curl up with a book in one of the comfortable lounges before enjoying a delicious meal prepared with the freshest ingredients available. Meals can be enjoyed in the cosy dining room or the open air deck, sheltered from the elements by a reed awning. Each of the five suites offer intimacy and privacy, with magnificent views of the grasslands, giving a whole new meaning to nature on your doorstep. The romantic bathrooms open onto a private courtyard and have both indoor and outdoor showers. Two daily game drives are conducted by experienced rangers who will provide intimate details of the abundant flora and fauna, many of which is unique to the Waterberg. Watch the morning sun scribble intriguing patterns across the veld and contemplate the day's journey. Enjoy an early morning safari and watch Africa awaken in front of your eyes. Then head home for a scrumptious breakfast before settling down for your midday siesta. After sundowner drinks, allow the darkness of the African bush to envelop you on your evening game safari. Nightlife abounds in the African bush and dangers lurk everywhere. Lions on the hunt and leopards stalking prey in the cover of darkness are truly magnificent sights to behold. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ekuthuleni Lodge

Address: 53 Bompas Avenue, Welgevonden Game Reserve 2021, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Welgevonden Game Reserve
Price Range: $887 - $998 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ekuthuleni Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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“All of the same standard so no better or worse.”
ilonab689, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Some of the rooms have a better view, you'd need to enquire.”
Fuggly20, 21 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are separate, elegant and private with a good view over the plain.”
lindabelle2015, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“all rooms have good views”
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