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Baobab Ridge

SA HotelsUS$558*
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$558*
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Basel, Switzerland
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Baobab Ridge is an excellently managed, very relaxed small lodge in a private game reserve with access to the Kruger Park such that animals can roam and migrate freely. The very well maintained, spacious guest cottages are modern, bright and fully equipped. They are also far away from each other, thus providing generous privacy. The food is not only delicious,...

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manager847, Manager at Baobab Ridge, responded to this review

Dear Tanja Thank you very much for taking some time to write such a lovely review for us! It was great to meet you and Ingolf and it makes us very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us! Perhaps we might meet again in the future. Stay well Warm regards Jess

Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First, I just want to say that this was not actually our first pick. Originally we were going to stay at one of the Kapama resorts but switched to Baobab for the better pricing. I can not stress enough how happy we were with this decision. Overall we could not have asked for a better experience during our 4 night...

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Dear Justin and Nicky Thank you so much for your detailed review. When I read it to the team they were all so excited: especially David. He was literally beaming with happiness about what you wrote about him! He asked me to please say hello from him! It was wonderful meeting the two of you and it would be such...

Kruger National Park, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a family get together (11 of us) and from the moment we arrived we felt completely at home and relaxed. Nothing was too much trouble for Jess and the rest of the staff. They were all so friendly, warm and efficient. Our room was beautifully decorated and so, so comfortable - it even had a kitchenette. The food...

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Dear Archie9898 (I wont use your real name as you obviously want to remain anonymous:) But I know who you are! ) It was so wonderful sharing the weekend with your very lively family! It is always so special to have families spending precious time together with us! Thank you for all the laughs and for not taking Tuna Cat...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at Boabab Ridge for 2 nights. The whole experience was amazing from the arrival to departure. Friendly and informative staff. Would go back any chance I get. Game drives were particularly spectacular.

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Thank you so much for your kind review! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We would love to take care of you again in the future. Best wishes Jess

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Baobab Ridge for 3 days with our kids, aged 12 and 14. It was great! We really enjoyed the hospitality of Jess and Brett and all others. The lodge is beautifull, especially the deck and the pool! Only the the chairs are ugly but so comfortable;-). We had a great time with Ranger David, who was called the...

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Dear Olaf Thank you for the review. Brett and I really enjoyed meeting you and your family. David really is the leopard whisperer, I will pass your message on to him. We hope to see you again some day! Regards Jess

Silkeborg, Denmark
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family of 8 had a 3 days stay at Baobab Ridge. Everybody - granny or teen had a fantastic unforgettable time. The rooms are perfect. The food is heathy and made from the bottom. The staff are very friendly and helpfull. The game drives with the best rangers to find the big 5 and many others animals and birds....

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Dear Helle Bak We are so glad that you and your family thoroughly enjoyed your stay at Baobab Ridge. It would be wonderful to see you again sometime in the future. Thank you for taking some time to write a review - we really appreciate it. Stay well Jess

Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Amazing days on The Baobab Ridge Lodge. Excellent and welcoming service. Great rooms and facilities (big and very calmed cóttages and amazing lobby+terrace+swimming pool with views). Very tasty food and great game drives! We got to see The big 5 :)

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Hi Fátima, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us!! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much and had great sightings!! Kind regards, Nini

Medellin de Bravo, Mexico
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We had a blast. It was amazing. We had a wonderful experience since we made the reservation. Once we arrived, everyone was so nice and friendly. The rooms and the food were absolutely incredible. We would definately visit Baobab again. Jason and the staff made us feel better than at home. Incredible stay!

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Hi Nicolas, I am so glad to hear that you all had such a wonderful time at the lodge and were so happy with everything!! I am so happy that you managed to visit us after the Absa Cape Epic Mountain bike race. I hope the race went well for all of you!! Thank you so much for taking the...

Medellin, Colombia
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Everything was excellent-- amazing people. The food the best. We were able to watch and feel the bush and all the animals. Our room was beautiful We did a Walk wirh James and we learnt a lot about animals, trees

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Hi Diego, Thank you so much for writing a review for us! I see Nicolas also posted a lovely review! I am so glad to hear that all of you had such a good time at the lodge and hopefully you will have beautiful memories and pictures of your safari to last you a lifetime! Thank you so much for...

Bahrain
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Baobab Ridge is simply awesome. Our family of four came for a quality African safari experience and we got everything we wanted. The game drives provided incredible interactions with the animals and wonderful lessons from our guide. The lodge is very comfortable and intimate. The staff caters to every need in a laid-back way that just allows you to relax,...

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Hi Cory, I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time at the lodge and were so happy with everything!! It truly is a wonderful experience to be on safari and learn about the wonderful ways of animals in their natural habitat! Thank you so very much for taking the time to write a review for us!! It...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Baobab Ridge Lodge is a private lodge situated in the prestigious Klaserie Private Nature Reserve. It provides luxurious yet affordable air-conditioned accommodation, offering guests beautiful bush-veld landscapes with an excellent possibility of coming face to face with the "Big 5" and bird species in their natural habitat. *This lodge is fully catered and can be booked exclusively for up to 16 guests (ideal for groups seeking complete privacy and no age limits!). *The lodge can only be booked on a self catered basis, if the entire lodge is booked privately, not for individual cottages! Activities at the lodge • Game drives in open Land Rovers. • Walking safaris, please request in advance, subject to availability and not included in rates. Minimum age is 16 years and up to 8 guests per walk. • Rhino conservation events, subject to availability and not included in rates (only available when entire lodge is booked) The Klaserie Private Nature Reserve (approximately 60 000 hectares) is part of the Greater Kruger National Park and open to the Kruger National Park and Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. The private game reserve lies along the western border of the Kruger, with no fencing separating the reserve from the Kruger or the Timbavati; allowing the animals to roam freely between the private game reserves and the Kruger Park. The game in both the Kruger and the neighbouring reserves is essentially the same, the only difference being the experience of driving off-road in open game viewers with professional guides and that this area is known worldwide, as the area the white lions originated from. They are born and live in the wild here, so the gene pool of the white lion is carried within the lions of this area and we have the odd sighting of white lions in our area. The professionally trained guides who accompany you on drives or walks are expert rangers (who are able to do their own tracking!) and are in contact with other lodge vehicles, greatly increasing your chances of finding the wildlife that you want to see. Some of the other game found in our area, are giraffe, wildebeest, impala, waterbuck, warthog, porcupine, African wild cat, honey badger, genets, bush babies, kudu, zebra, wild dog, cheetah, pangolin, aardvark, hyena, hippo and much, much more. Birding is quite spectacular, especially during our spring and summer when the migrant birds breed in the area. Hearing the cheerful call of the beautiful Woodland Kingfisher in the Summer, the haunting cry of the African Fish Eagle over waterways or the familiar evening camp fire sounds of hyena, lion, Nightjars and the Pearl Spotted Owlet has such a wonderfully calming effect! (Summer: September - April / Winter: May - August). ... more   less 

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Address: Portion 13 of Joubertshoop | Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Klaserie Private Game Reserve
Price Range: €383 - €778 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Baobab Ridge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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“Generous lodge for every guest.”
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“All amazing views out to the bush”
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“All are excellent and very private as there are maximum 16 guests also very intimate”
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“They all looked good. Only 6 or 7 cabins -all with views to the Klaserie Reserve”
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