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Reviewed 10 January 2016

We recently spent a few days at the Kwa Maritane Bush lodge in Pilanesberg. Initially, we were a bit anxious, as we normally go camping or stay at small "boutique lodges". But from the first moment this place felt good. Very attentive staff, spacious rooms and plenty to do for the children in between the game drives. A special mention...

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Megan H, Guest Relations Manager at Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge, responded to this review

Good Evening Dullstroom, Thank you sincerely for the time and effort taken to provide us with this lovely feedback. We are excited to receive this feedback that you learned to have such a pleasant stay enjoying our great accommodation, with excellent service which we strive ourselves upon. Your nice comment with regards to the game drive is much appreciated and...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

This bush lodge is a massive almost "theme park" commercial set up. Please do not come here for a romantic bush experience. I have been away to smaller bush lodges with more authenticity. Our game drive was in a big truck which seated 40 people. When we stopped for our drinks as one does on game drives there were 5...

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Megan H, Guest Relations Manager at Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Fiona k, Thank you for the time taken to provide us with this feedback. We do apologise for not meeting your expectations in terms of the capacity our resort can accommodate. Kwa Maritane consists of 90 hotel rooms and a Timeshare section as well and therefore evidently sets us apart from the smaller bush lodges with more authenticity. In...

Reviewed 7 January 2016

Fantastic place to see the wildlife and have great game drives. Although it's a bit mass tourism you still can have nice viewings. The whole place is getting a bit outdated but it's still good enough. Beautiful nature surrounds the place so all the conditions are given. The staff just cannot grew up to the challenge. They try it hard...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 6 January 2016

I have had the pleasure of visiting Kwa 8 times so far always over the xmas and new nears period. Slowly i have watched as my experience deteriorates as the place does. New years was always a fun time at kwa with a great live band and great food and atmosphere. Two years ago my wife and i decided we...

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Megan H, Guest Relations Manager at Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge, responded to this review

Good Evening Tristan P, Thank you for the time taken to provide us with this comprehensive feedback. It would be most appropriate if I could get into contact with you directly to address the concerns at hand, most especially with regards to this unit that is in need of maintenance attention. Could you kindly provide me with contact details to...

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 January 2016

We've visited Kwa Maritane 3 times over the past 15yrs and enjoyed superb accommodation food & drives around Pilanesberg national park each time. It's true the service has become more egalitarian (a good thing) but the standard of, food & accommodation (hotel rooms or self catering apartments) remains top class. There are pools & play areas for families and both...

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Megan H, Guest Relations Manager at Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge, responded to this review

Good afternoon Royzee1957, Thank you for taking the time and effort to provide us with this lovely feedback - It is much appreciated! We are excited to receive this feedback that you have repeatedly had only pleasant stays enjoying either one of our spacious self-catering units or luxurious hotel rooms. It is even more pleasing to hear that our restaurant...

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Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

Went with 3 generations of my family ranging from 3 to 73 years. The prices were very much value based. They offer ageing spacious rooms -breakfast/ dinner and a game drive package - for a rat that appears at first sight to be excellent value. Positives : 1. Good easy access and location from Pilanesberg airport , near sun city...

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pserakwane, General Manager at Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge, responded to this review

Dear RavBug Firstly I would like to take this moment to thank you for such comprehensive feedback covering the negative and positive points – much appreciated and informative. I would like to focus more on the following comments and will individually provide feedback respectively: 1. Too busy staff not fulfilling simple requests: It is sad to learn that management were...

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Reviewed 3 January 2016

We spent 5 days over New Years in Kwa Maritane, it was lovely. All the staff we dealt with were helpful and smiling despite it being hot and busy. The game drives and bush walks were amazing due to the sheer volume of animals we saw close up and due to the rangers who seemed to know when to explain...

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Megan H, Guest Relations Manager at Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Kirsten E, Thank you sincerely for the time and effort taken to provide us with this lovely feedback. We are excited to receive this feedback that you had such a pleasant stay enjoying our great accommodation with good food & service and matching views from the restaurant terrace. Your nice comments with regards to the game drives & bush...

Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

Booked in today and decided to go to the restaurant for dinner. Been coming here for more than 25 years. The food quality is still nothing to brag about. The chicken taste like fish. Service is extremely bad. For the price you pay not worthwhile at all. Rather go to Bakabung cheaper and much better food. For a 4 star...

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Megan H, Guest Relations Manager at Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Pieter K, Thank you for the time taken to provide us with this feedback. We have noted the comments with serious concern about the food and service related issues, and can rest assure you that we have addressed this with the Head Chef and Food & Beverage Manager to avoid reoccurrence. I would like to get into contact with...

Wageningen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

Kwa Maritane Busch Lodge is a nice place to go to. Nice, clean and big rooms, good and silent A/C. Swimming pools a bit overcrowded, but we were there in the busiest season. Wild life can be seen right in front of the restaurant: elefants, wilde beest, monkeys, zebras, gazelle, hypo ( please refer to my picture ); really nice....

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pserakwane, General Manager at Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Mr Robert S Thank you for the time and effort for posting this feedback - much appreciated!! We have noted a comment about the food and we are taking the comment seriously. It is rather insufficient information for us to can address the shortfall accordingly. We are taking every step of the way to improve our food offerings -...

Hazyview, South Africa
Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

This lodge is out of this world. O.m.w the Christmas lights that has been put up around the trees and the animal light's are beyond this world. Then the animals that come to the water hole while you sit on the deck. People this is the place to come. The food we had is to die for. All the staff...

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  • Restaurant
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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled beneath “the Rock”, from whence Kwa Maritane gets its name, this luxurious four star hotel offers excellent service, mouth-watering cuisine and spacious en-suite accommodation that exude elegance in true African style.Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge is located in malaria free Pilanesberg National Park, an easy 2 hour’s drive from Johannesburg and a mere 10 minutes from Sun City. This is the perfect setting for a relaxing family weekend away or for a corporate conference.Kwa Maritane Spa Rejuvenate your mind, body and soul in our magnificent Spa. Indulge yourself with treatments such as Thabayadiotso, our signature treatment, or be pampered with a pedicure while watching the game feeding on the plains in front of the Spa. Whether it is a full body massages, in which the masseur uses Mountain Aloe oil, or a soothing, deep cleansing facial using warm volcanic milk, the professional therapists will simply spoil you.There are four treatment rooms, including one suite suitable for couples looking to share the experience. There is also a manicure and pedicure lounge, a rasul chamber, relaxation area and hydro pool. ... more   less 

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Address: Pilanesberg National Park 0316, South Africa
Region: South Africa > North-West Province > Pilanesberg National Park
Price Range: €257 - €405 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 90
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Kwa Maritane Bush Hotel Rustenburg
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