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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We have booked this park through NRV travels and if I had known that this park and the people from the Umnenga lodge were so animal unfriendly I would have never booked this. When you arrive you get the program which has in it that you can pet feed and walk with animals that have been "trained". As an animal...

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were booked into the Valley Camp and were pleasantly surprised. What luxury! Reception manned by Jenna were professional and friendly. Even Baggie greeted us with a silly hello. Johan, Brandon and Byron gave us the time of our lives with a Cheeta sighting, lions, giraffe, hartebees, blesbok, zebra and even a big lizard. Thank you Johan for your time...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had looked forward to this hugely. What a disappointment. Think carefully before going here. The tracks are very very very rough, such that you are seriously tossed around in the vehicle. Worse still, the narrow tracks run through thick bush, such that acacia branches (with sharp spikes) come in the side of the vehicle. Not an enjoyable experience and,...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful experience! Geoffrey our guide was passionate about his subject, he was very knowledgeable, with a great sense of humour. Worth every penny! Highly recommend this! Up close to elephants was an emotional experience, such beautiful animals. Reception staff were also very helpful and knowledgeable. An all round brilliant day!

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Reviewed 28 February 2017

We enjoyed the Game reserve. It was absolutely gorgeous!!! This five days were the best in South Africa. Thank you very much to Byron who did a great job and also the ladies of the kitchen and the service.

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Eastern Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Came here to do the quad bike tour which was great even though not much was seen, it was great experience, so much so that myself and my fiancée decided to return the following day to do the elephant interaction. Looking forward to doing more at Inkwenkwezi in the future.

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London
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

What an incredible experience From the moment we arrived we realised this wasn't going to be like any safari experience we'd ever had. Having done a lot of safari in East Africa we were a little sceptical about how a game drive on a private reserve with fences would be but we shouldn't have worried, inkwenkwezi is quite simply phenomenal....

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Eagle River, Alaska
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had a very enjoyable 2 1/2 hour game drive through a beautiful game reserve. We rode around in a 10-passenger (+ driver) covered Land Rover by a knowledgeable driver. We saw giraffes, elephants, warthogs, numerous species of antelopes, and lions. The latter were kept in a separate enclosure, but once we found them, it was fantastic....

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Stayed in well appointed safari tents with very comfortable beds, ate large quantities of really good food and were attentively accompanied on bush drives and animal interactions by the knowledgeable Byron who patiently scoured the estate for elusive buffalo. The dirt roads can be physically challenging even just seated in a Land Rover so not suited for those with mobility...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We stopped over at Chintsa Sands for one night, on route to Natal. The location is superb, the beach was literally a few steps away. There is an on site shop and restaurant as well, with awesome food and service. Only two slight downfalls - first being that no communication was made with us prior to arrival so we had...

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Inkwenkwezi is situated in the malaria free Eastern Cape of South Africa. The reserve is situated within an area of one hundred square kilometres encompassing five different biomes (vegetation types) which offer varied game viewing. It is one of the few reserves with a tidal estuary. The reserve has the big five and a variety of antelope as well as giraffe, zebra & other predators. The reserve is five minutes from magnificent beaches and a 40 minute drive from a national airport. Driving to Inkwenkwezi is a pleasure as the roads are tarred right to the entrance ACCOMMODATION BUSH CAMP The Bush Camp offers accommodation for twelve guests in six en-suite safari tents. All tents have electric lights, twin beds with Cloud 9 mattresses, slatted headboards, bedside tables and bedside lamps, bedside mats, telephones, chest of drawers. The en-suite bathrooms feature a shower, (hot and cold water) which is crafted to resemble a cave and blends with the natural rock and bush of this area. From its hilltop site the camp overlooks a valley & each safari tent is positioned on a raised timber deck offering you your own private game viewing. On the elevated timber deck guest are able to relax on two easy chairs with a coffee table. VALLEY CAMP The Valley Camp offers twelve guests accommodation in six custom designed luxury tents with the emphasis on spaciousness and quality. The tents are positioned on individual timber decks and situated in a valley nestling amongst indigenous trees. The bathrooms are fitted with both a slipper bath and a four sided glass shower (hot and cold water) a vanity slab(drawers underneath) with a hand basin as well as a hanging area for clothing. All finishes are of a high quality. Tents are furnished with twin three quarter beds (one tent has a queen size bed) all with cloud 9 mattresses and Percale linen. Headboards are trimmed with brass and have bedside tables and lamps as well as a matching dresser, 2 leather easy chairs and a butlers tray. A bar fridge stocked with a variety of South African wine and malt as well as soft drinks. The partially covered outside deck is large and has 2 easy chairs with a coffee table. Guests at both the Valley Camp and the Bush Camp have tea and coffee making facilities with a variety of different teas. All tents have 3 roofs, the inside roof has ventilation flaps to control the temperature, the second roof is the water proofing and the outside roof is used for shade and helps moderate the temperature. All tents have insect mesh on all openings. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve Safari Lodge

Address: PO Box 236 | Schafli Road Kwelera, East London 5259, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > East London
Price Range: €48 - €293 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve Safari Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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“All the tented camps are private with a fabulous view.”
marjiehugo, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“check ease of access to your tent, some paths steep.”
HLPVaughan, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
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Monalisa1412, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The Bush Camp luxury tents with en suite shower views into the surrounding bush is unique”
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TourismTattler2014, 21 May 2016 | Read review
“Did not stay here”
604colins, 23 Apr 2016 | Read review
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