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Situated three hours north of Johannesburg lies Fifty Seven Waterberg, a gem nestled in the heart of the Welgevonden Game Reserve and home to the Big Five in a malaria-free area. The Waterberg Biosphere Reserve was declared an official UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001. This magnificent five-star establishment is synonymous with tranquility, solitude and luxury; not to mention the surroundings of the breath taking panoramic views of the Waterberg mountains. Guests can unwind next to the infinity pool that overlooks a shallow valley and mountain stream that flows to a waterhole. The five spacious suites are placed strategically along the small hill to provide maximum privacy and intimacy. All are equipped with king-sized beds, fireplace and relaxing private deck where you can unwind while listening to the birds sing. The honeymoon suites have their own private Jacuzzi for the ultimate distressing pleasure or sipping on a glass of sparkling wine.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Public Wifi
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Outdoor pool
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Family Rooms
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Full view
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Sir Seretse Khama Intl Airport189 km
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All reviews chef gabriel game drives food prepared cream cheese every staff member lovely pool blue cheese stuffed chicken breast presentation and taste fresh rocket poultry friendly and accommodating staff squash puree pastry chef great respect his team amazing experience
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What makes this lodge extra special is the staff without any doubt. They are warm, efficient, organised and always trying to go the extra mile. Chef Gabriel is simply awesome, his food is fine dining, even for vegetarians like us. Can't rave enough about it!More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Vrn1258
Response from PRManage, Manager at Fifty Seven WaterbergResponded 4 days ago

Dear Vrn1258, We appreciate your excellent review - thank you so much. We are pleased to hear that you had a special time with us. Your feedback will be passed on to the team and thank you for your business; we look forward to host...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It may seem pricey at first, but for 2 game drives and Michelin star level dining it is actually a pretty affordable place. I recommend staying two night minimum to take advantage of the pool and to enjoy your room.More

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Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Alessandro M
Response from PRManage, Manager at Fifty Seven WaterbergResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Alessandro M, Thank you for taking the time to write an excellent review for us; we appreciate the great feedback and your compliments. Thank you for choosing our establishment and your valuable support and business. We look forward to your return and are cannot...More

Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

From the moment we arrived we were treated like royalty. The staff, the food, the Lodge itself and the chalets are exceptional. The incredible quality of the guides- our was Hendrick- guarantees that this will be the highlight of any African journey. The only trouble...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank 707CJB
Response from PRManage, Manager at Fifty Seven WaterbergResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear 707CJB, Your review is much appreciated, thank you so much. We are very pleased to hear that the service met your expectations and that you had a great time with us. Thank you for the compliments, we will share them with our team. We...More

Reviewed 2 November 2018

Simon and his team looked after us superbly from the second we arrived, with cold sparkling wine, to our reluctant departure 6 days later. Game viewing was of the highest order. Lions feasting on a zebra and cheetah with cubs tucking into an impala were...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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Response from PRManage, Manager at Fifty Seven WaterbergResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Michael and Dee, Thank you for reviewing us on TripAdvisor; as always it is much appreciated. We are glad to hear that you saw a lot of game during your stay and thank you for also pointing out our positives. Thank you for your...More

Reviewed 29 October 2018

What a place! Amazing!! Too bad we didn't see much game due to our bad luck. (2 out of 5) But the place is amazing! The staff is very nice and the food is of amazing quality too. Definatly one of the best places i've...More

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Date of stay: October 2018
Thank jasper568
Response from PRManage, Manager at Fifty Seven WaterbergResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear jasper568, Thank you for reviewing us on TripAdvisor. We appreciate your positive feedback very much, especially coming from an experienced traveller such as yourself. Sorry about the bad luck, it is only another reason to return and visit us again. Thank you for your...More

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Ana Carolina F
27 August 2017|
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Response from QuintinW | Property representative |
Hi Ana, By car it is approximately 3h from Johannesburg. The road is in a great condition and it's a safe and pleasant drive. You can easily rent a vehicle or we can arrange a transfer for you. There are also daily flights... More
Room Tips
"Springbok room has a Jacuzzi on the deck, only two of the five rooms do."
30 Apr 2018
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"We stayed in Gemsbok (room 4) and I would highly recommend this room. We had an outside jacuzzi and..."
22 Apr 2018
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"All rooms are well spaced to ensure privacy"
16 Apr 2018
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"We stayed at Gembok and children at Nguni, both excellent with prefect view - so were able to see Kudu bull."
8 Apr 2018
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US$435 - US$664 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
MolenVliet Lodge
South AfricaLimpopo ProvinceWelgevonden Game Reserve
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