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Esiweni Luxury Safari Lodge

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14/05/2017 15/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Key Largo, Florida
Reviewed 1 January 2014

All I can say is that we spent a wonderful week at Esiweni over the Christmas holidays. The lodge is fantastic, the chalets very nice, the views spectacular. The small venue (10 guests max) keeps everything private and cozy. The food, well, it's incredible. Nonni, the chef, outdoes herself each time. I had asked for special low-carb menu options, which...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 8 December 2013

Just could not fault the experience. Very quite, peaceful. Food was outstanding. Recommended by work colleagues while on a business trip to Africa, My wife would have loved the place, Could have been romantic. Game drive was fantastic, Spend two hours with the lions... Scary, but simply amazing, Felt extremely lucky.

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1Thank Greg K
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 November 2013

We found this hotel by pure chance, and now I am determined to go back. Every detail was perfect - except maybe the weather! The rooms were gorgeous, the people so friendly and helpful; our guide Ewert was incredibly knowledgeable about the animals, and was patient with all our questions! Every detail was wonderful - hot towels on arrival along...

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1Thank Frances B
Newport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 October 2013

We loved the park and its animals and birds. We had an expert and helpful guide, Ewart. Nothing was too much trouble for him. The staff were most attentive and always smiling. The food was excellent. Unfortunately I think I left my black velvet suit there and perhaps you could ask them if anyone has found it. I have already...

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1Thank Heather B
Reviewed 18 October 2013

This was the second time there and the quality of the lodge is still the same. Can only accommodate 10 guests. The entire lodge is just built at the edge of a cliff, overlooking the river and part of the game reserve. Rooms are big, well furnished with large bed, bathtub and outside shower as well, huge balcony to enjoy...

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Thank XavierCh
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 9 September 2013

We had a brilliant two days at the lodge, Natie and Magda were great hosts, very cozy rooms with comfortable electric blankets for the cold nights, Nonni was a great chef spoilt us with some lovely food. The safari rides were great we saw the big 5 and Natie's talent in spotting them was extraordinary so was his intense knowledge...

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Thank pravinamin
Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 19 August 2013

We had a great weekend at Esiweni. Lodge was luxurious, food was great and drives were fantastic (albeit cold!) Ewert made up for the cold with good drinks, blankets and hot water bottles in the vehicle.

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Thank Alan B
Bergen, Norway
Reviewed 19 August 2013

What we did not know when we did our booking was that this lodge is inside a private game reserve (Nambiti) and we had to be picked up and driven to the lodge. Game drives were included in the price. We had some amazing experiences, with a lion couple having a lovenest next to the road and we had a...

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Thank MartaHK1983
Reviewed 11 August 2013

Esiweni is a small lodge, so our group had the whole place to ourselves. Magda and Natie were wonderful hosts, and did everything they could to make our stay special. The outdoor breakfast at the waterfall is a memory to treasure. We took our 4 year old son and everyone did all they could to accommodate and completely spoil him!...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 25 July 2013

I have recently brought 2 groups to Esiweni Lodge at Nambiti Private game reserve and we privately hired the lodge exclusively for our groups. Magda, Natie and their team, including safari guide Ewert took fabulous care of us and we were spoilt rotten. The food was excellent, the lodge location is in a picturesque setting and the 5 bungalows are...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Esiweni Lodge offers five, luxurious, individual suites. Each has an indoor shower, magnificent views from the bath and a private, outdoor shower. Two of the suites are interconnected for use as a family unit. Each suite has underfloor heating for cold winter nights and overhead fans for warm, summer evenings. Our honeymoon suite has a private, outdoor bath with stunning views across the valley.Fully retracting patio doors open onto private decks where you can enjoy the majestic views of the Sundays River, waterfall and valley below. The decor of the main lodge is elegant depicting a colonial safari theme. Large, stone hearths warm the lounge and dining areas on cold, winter nights. During good weather, outdoor dining overlooking the valley is served on the vast, wooden deck. An intercom system is in place to connect each suite to the lodge staff in case of emergencies. Safes are also provided. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Esiweni Luxury Safari Lodge

Address: Nambiti Private Game Reserve | Elandslaagte, Ladysmith 3371, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Ladysmith
Price Range: €779 - €922 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“All rooms each have their own amazing views”
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