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Reviewed 4 August 2016

We celebrated our birthdays in the most fabulous places of all... Fifty Seven Waterberg, what a place!!! Best food, best view, best service ever!!! Not to mention the game drives of Simon and the very friendly staff!!!

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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

My friends and I visited this game lodge for 4 nights in July and it was just unbelievable. The staff were so friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating, the views were breathtaking and the rooms were super comfortable and beautifully decorated! We saw lion, cheetah, an abundance of rhino, elephant, hyena, hippo and many beautiful birds. Simon, who was our game ranger,...

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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We had the pleasure of staying for 4 nights and we could not criticize a thing. The staff are incredibly friendly and accommodating. Simon, our game ranger, was extremely knowledgable and always knew were to find the animals (even witnessed a cheetah kill). Lucas, the chef, made some of the best dishes I have had at a game lodge, especially...

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Paul D, General Manager at Fifty Seven Waterberg, responded to this review

Good day Gregory J, than you very much for submitting a review on our lodge and your experience. 57 Waterberg maybe be considered a "Boutique Lodge" in that we only have 5 chalets, and allow a maximum of 10 GUESTS at any given time. Having said that, our TEAM needs to be extremely hands on and provide our GUESTS with...

Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 21 July 2016

A very relaxing weekend at a beautiful place. The rooms are really beautiful. Food is very good, cuisine style and beautifully prepared. Only no choice of selection, which is not a good option for children. Took our kids along, but think it's better suited for a romantic couples breakaway or those wanting peace and quiet. Service was good and game...

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Paul D, General Manager at Fifty Seven Waterberg, responded to this review

Good day Riekie S, thank you for your valued feedback. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay at Fifty Seven Waterberg. We have noted your concerns regarding the menu and in consultation with the Chef. We are busy developing a table d' hote menu that will allow for some choice going forward. We can assure you that the...

Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
Reviewed 28 June 2016

57Waterberg was the best stay to relax in the wild, but in total luxury! You are surrounded by nature & all the wild animals, plus lots of peace & quiet. The rooms are very luxurious. Best quality linen & towels beds & pillows....we could sleep like babies. The rooms are cosy & warm, plus a lovely big shower with a...

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Paul D, General Manager at Fifty Seven Waterberg, responded to this review

Good day Bernalene, thank you very much for taking the time to review our lodge. Your kind comments are highly appreciated, and have been well received by our 57 Waterberg TEAM. Simon and his TEAM strive to ensure that all our GUESTS get to have an "Ultimate chilled experience" as you have experienced. The fact that you mention that we...

Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Coming in is like entering a fairytale! The design of the lodge and the independent rooms is stunning, in chalet style with wooden and leather interiors, all furniture is well-chosen and comfortable, and the view over the game reserve is breathtaking. Simon, keloba and the others of the team do everything to give you the best experience ever, from when...

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Paul D, General Manager at Fifty Seven Waterberg, responded to this review

Good day Joellevdm, thank you for such a great review of our lodge. We are thrilled that you had had such a great experience. We apologize for the fact that you were not able to see lions in the reserve at the time of your visit. The Welgevonden game reserve management are currently introducing 2 new lion prides into the...

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 21 January 2016

We stayed two nights at Molenvliet. It just was a perfect holiday. The Bungalows interieur is luxurious, designed in a mix of Safari Ambiente and modern style. The distance to the next unit give you plenty of privacy. Room was always properly cleaned when we were on game drive. Food is prepared in a healthy and contemporary style and just...

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Paul D, General Manager at Fifty Seven Waterberg, responded to this review

Good day hgscholz, thank you for choosing to stay at our lodge as well as for the great review. It is very important for us to be able to create a relaxing and private environment for our GUESTS throughout their stay.It is thus very rewarding to hear that we have achieved just that during your stay with us. We also...

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Reviewed 28 December 2015

We were incredibly lucky to have the place to ourselves but I am sure that the same superb level of care is provided at all times. There are a few things worth mention - the food, cooked by Lucas - was fantastic, Simon is a great manager and guide - and company - and the ethos of the lodge is...

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Paul D, General Manager at Fifty Seven Waterberg, responded to this review

Good day LondonTiffs, thank you very much for your 5 star review of our lodge. We believe very strongly in the TEAM that we have in place at the lodge. All of our employees take a significant amount of pride in their work and endeavour to provide a high level of customer service at all times. It is thus pleasing...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Marcus, Simon and the team were superb! The lodge is stunning, so luxurious and comfortable. Rooms were beautiful, extremely clean and private. Every meal was delicious and the game drives were incredible. Simon is extremely knowledgeable - every drive was so special, something we will never forget!

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Paul D, General Manager at Fifty Seven Waterberg, responded to this review

Good day DanielleLittle, thank you for taking the time to review our lodge. We are very happy that you enjoyed your time with us. Simon is very passionate about his job, as such creating unique and special experiences comes naturally to him. We are very happy that he was able to create special and lasting memories for you. I will...

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 9 December 2015

Simon and his team was incredible!! I will recommend the Lodge to anyone. The Reserve is awesome and The Accommodation world class. Plenty of animals to see and we saw all but Leopard and Buffalo off the Big 5.

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Paul D, General Manager at Fifty Seven Waterberg, responded to this review

Good day mlinde2015, thank you for your great review and recommendation of our lodge. The entire TEAM strives to provide world class accommodation, it is thus rewarding to read that you have noted such. It is a pity that you were not able to see the Buffalo or Leopard on your recent visit. However this i believe coupled with your...

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Fifty Seven Waterberg, formerly known as MolenVliet Lodge. Nestled in the majestic Welgevonden Game Reserve, Fifty Seven Waterberg is a true African escape situated in a 35,000HA well managed park. One of South Africa's unique treasures, the lodge overlooks a shallow valley descending into the savannah beyond, boasting breathtaking views of the mountains and the very best that nature has to offer. The five-star offering is renowned for its intimate size accommodating up to ten guests providing solitude and privacy. Only three hours north of Johannesburg, Fifty Seven Waterberg is situated in a malaria-free zone offering guests peace of mind and enabling them to enjoy the true essence of the bushveld. ... more   less 

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Address: Site 57, Welgevonden Game Reserve 0043, South Africa (Formerly MolenVliet Lodge)
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Welgevonden Game Reserve
Price Range: €330 - €535 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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