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Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

We stayed here for one night as a stop-over whilst driving from Johannesburg airport to Pilansberg national park. Upon entering the premises, we found this to be a very interesting lodge, with lots of historic memorabilia. Anyone with an interest in the Boer War would find this very interesting - we definitely learnt a thing or two during our stay! The lodge has museum-like features spread throughout.
The rooms themselves are really nice, and are finished with a real traditional South African decor, which added to the sense of where you really are. The room was really clean and beds extremely comfortable! The TV had all the English football on show - great for my partner, not so great for me!
We chose to go on a one hour game drive to which we were not disappointed. This park does not have the big 5, but nonetheless, offers a variety of animals including giraffes, zebras and impalas. Our game driver was very knowledgable and fun, which made the trip enjoyable. However, if you are looking for a bigger safari experience, this might not be ideal for that.
In the evening, we experienced a traditional South African BBQ. The atmosphere was very pleasant, with tables outdoor, surrounding the fire. However, the food was not our cup of tea, mostly it was fatty red meats on the bone, some of which we weren’t exactly sure which animal it had come from. I would suggest vegetarians might enjoy the accompanying food. The food was buffet style, which meant we could fill up on the other foods - rice, vegetables, potato wedges etc.
I would recommend staying here, but one night was enough for us, as it is quite secluded and low key. We felt very safe here and felt like staff were happy to have us stay.

Stayed: April 2018, travelled with family
Thank Jessica-Oliviax
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RecreationAfrica, Manager at Kedar Heritage Lodge, Conference Center & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2018

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Kedar! We are delighted you took the time to visit and that you had such a positive experience. We look forward to seeing you back again soon!

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Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile


Rob Forsyth has amassed one of the finest collections of South African Historical memorabilia and has created Kedar Heritage Lodge around it. Together with beautiful botanical gardens and an adjoining game park it is truly a tribute to the country’s heritage. The rooms are very comfortable- well equipped with efficient air-conditioning and masses of space. Ours was overlooking the the game park - a great place from which to watch a wide selection of wildlife and birds from the comfort of your own room, or even the jacuzzi! There were two pools to choose from.
Only an hour from the city it is an excellent base from which to visit the many visitor attractions in the area without having to cope with the hustle and bustle of city life. An afternoon game drive was the perfect start to the evening followed by dinner either under the stars or in the Armoury restaurant. We ate at the Boma and thoroughly enjoyed dining outside after a long flight from the UK. The spa facilities looked excellent but sadly we weren’t there long enough to sample them.

Stayed: January 2018, travelled with friends
Thank Fiona B
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RecreationAfrica, Manager at Kedar Heritage Lodge, Conference Center & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to post your very positive comments about Kedar. We make every effort to ensure that our guests have a relaxing and enjoyable stay and we are delighted that we met your expectations!

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Reviewed January 16, 2018

What an experience! To begin with upon arrival while doing my bed check, I noticed something green and slimy on the bedding. The slime resembled boogas. I also noticed that the pillow cases were dirty. My husband called the front desk and had the housekeepers change our bedding.

The following morning, my husband woke up only to see a frog jumping on his side of the bed. My husband management to capture the frog with a pillowcase and he threw it out the room. Two minutes later my husband yelled and it turned out that a wasp bit him on his right hand. We then noticed 3 wasps and a roach lying upside down. We killed the wasps with DOOM. And that’s not all, because another frog entered our room. We let management know and hope room 6 will get a new door and fumigation.

Room Tip: Stay away from room 6
  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled with family
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RecreationAfrica, Manager at Kedar Heritage Lodge, Conference Center & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2018

Dear Mrs Simwawatachela,

Many of our guests visit our Lodge because it is in the country and has an authentic African feel and ambience. Being in the country though and situated on a game reserve one will come across many and varied species of country creatures. We regret that you did not enjoy the country experience.

With regards to the stained bed linen, this was changed but we apologise that this happened and for the inconvenience. I can assure you that the necessary disciplinary action has been taken.

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Reviewed November 2, 2017

Kedar is a fascinating place. Beside being a conference center and spa, the Boar War presentations of flags, weapons, uniforms, medals, histories of famous participants (including Ghandi and Churchill) and other paraphernalia is most impressive and provide visitors with a weighty education about South Africa's past. The spa treatment was excellent and conducted in a serene environment. The farm (or ranch) where non- predator species are bred is truly inspirational and educational. Particularly the very rare sable antelopes. Kedar, near Sun City, is a great place to relax and get away from it all.

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
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RecreationAfrica, Manager at Kedar Heritage Lodge, Conference Center & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to post your very positive comments about Kedar. We make every effort to ensure that our guests have a relaxing and enjoyable stay and we are delighted that we met your expectations!

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Reviewed November 2, 2017

The best for business, pleasure or family gateway . Tranquillity at its best surrounded by history and nature!! Best food,wines and hospitality, took a game drive after delicious breakfast..came back to the heroes bar for a cold drink waiting for lunch at the armoury restaurant. Kedar is my home away from home, love it!!

Room Tip: Bring a camera along!!
  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled with family
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Thank TwinM10
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