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Bremen
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Our stay at Lions Valley Lodge was more than we expected. We received a warm welcome when we arrived. Our room was the Africa room, spacious with every comfort imaginable, including to bath tubs, 4 indoor showers and 4 outdoor showers. We overlooked a water hole where we could view game from our vast balcony. The food and service were...

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Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Outstanding place. The accommodation was out of this world, with no formal barriers for the wild life, and overlooking the watering hole. Weather - it never stopped raining, but it did nothing to spoil the experience. Our " game guide" Nolan was brilliant and very knowledgeable. Would definitely go back and have no hesitation in recommending this lodge.

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Cheryl F, Director of Sales at Lions Valley Lodge Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi Di G Many thanks for your lovely review of Lions Valley Lodge. We are glad that you enjoyed your experience there and that your guide looked after you well. We look forward to seeing you back again soon. Regards CherylF

West Malling, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We've been on safari several times to different reserves and were recommended this lodge by PAWS safaris. We were a group of 2 families (4 adults, 5 kids aged 11-16) and had both pairs of adjoining suites. We wanted somewhere small and personal, with high quality accommodation & food, the strong chance that we would see the 5 big /...

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Cheryl F, Director of Sales at Lions Valley Lodge Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi Heidi E Thanks so much for this fantastic feedback on your experience and we are so glad that everything was good and that the game viewing was a good experience for you all. Also glad that your daughter was able to speak to the reserve manager and spend time with him after all our organising and chatting. Good to...

Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 February 2017

We had such a marvellous time. Everything was perfect. Wonderful accommodation, Zebra lodge, fantastic food. All staff were so enthusiastic, friendly and helpful. Tyrone was our guide for the 3 days we were at the reserve. We felt safe and secure. His knowledge was outstanding. He really cares about the environment and the animals. He had great respect for the...

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Cheryl F, Director of Sales at Lions Valley Lodge Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi Lyndyl001 Thank you for your lovely review of the lodge. We do hope that you visit us again in the near future. Kind Regards Cheryl F

Chelsea, Massachusetts
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

We have been to RSA many times and each trip we did safari. This place is now number 1 in our book. Reasons guides were outstanding. Rooms the best. Food good. Animals everywhere. Saw all big five. Will be back again in 2018.

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Cheryl F, Director of Sales at Lions Valley Lodge Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi Larry J Thanks for your review of Lions Valley Lodge and it is good to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much and we look forward to seeing you there again soon. Kind regards Cheryl F

Bethesda, Maryland
Reviewed 13 January 2017

I cannot say enough good things about Lion's Valley Lodge. The staff is extremely knowledgable and helpful, the suites and main lodge are beautiful. This is the real experience you want when going on safari. No TVs, just beautiful nature. Tyrone was our guide through the game reserve - he was able to tell us so much about each animal....

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Cheryl F, Director of Sales at Lions Valley Lodge Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi Alkauf Many thanks for your review of the lodge. It is good to know that you had such a good time there and that our staff looked after you so well. We hope you get to come back again soon. Kind regards Cheryl F

Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Beautiful accommodation, fantastic food, excellent service. The safari was amazing with such a variety of animals. The rangers were very experienced and Tyrone particularly made the experience . I can thoroughly recommend everything about the stay.

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Cheryl F, Director of Sales at Lions Valley Lodge Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi Gillian M Thanks for your lovely review of the lodge and your experience there. Glad that you can recommend your stay to others and do hope you get to join us again soon. Kind regards Cheryl F

Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 December 2016

We had four nights in this excellent game reserve. Our room was beautiful with excellent views. The standard of the food is good and plentiful. The staff very pleasant and helpful. Our guide Tyronne was excellent and really put himself out to give us such a great experience. I would recommend the walking safari for having a different perspective. It...

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Cheryl F, Director of Sales at Lions Valley Lodge Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi Caroline J Thanks for your wonderful feedback of the lodge. Good to know that you had an amazing time. We do hope you get to visit us again soon. Kind regards Cheryl F

Norwich
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Chef James has a real passion for food and your tastebuds will be delighted with every meal. Charles will go above and beyond to make your stay even more comfortable. Joe, Adrii and the rest of the team will do anything for you even outside of their working hours. Tyrone - Not one question unanswered, what this guy does not...

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Cheryl F, Director of Sales at Lions Valley Lodge Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi jimbarrettsmith Thank you so much for this informative and very good review of the lodge and your experience there. We are busy installing mosquito nets over the beds which should help ease the mosquito bite problem. We are glad you had a good stay and do hope that you can come back once again in the near future. Kind...

Manchester
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

We brought clients on a trip and stayed for a night at the reserve. It is very large and the guide was great and very knowledgeable about the area and the animals. We didn't see all the big 5 but what we saw was impressive. The lodge itself is beautiful. We stayed in the Africa room which was large and...

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Cheryl F, Director of Sales at Lions Valley Lodge Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi Lee C Thanks for your review of the lodge and your experience there. Sorry about the bug problem and just to let you know that we are busy installing mosquito nets over all the beds which should assist with alleviating this problem. Do hope you get to visit us again soon and hopefully spend at least 2 nights there....

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
An exclusive, Malaria-free Big Five Private game lodge situated on the Nambiti Private Game Reserve near Ladysmith, Kwa-Zulu Natal. It is geared for utimate relaxation and indulgence of wild life and natural surroundings of the bushveld. Visitors are accommodated in exlusive suites offering maximum privacy. There are a wealth of interesting activities for visitors to participate in. Lions Valley Lodge is situated near to historic battlefields and trips can be arranged. Bush braais and fishing in the dams can be arranged. Guests who want to unwind can laze around at the pool deck which overlooks the waterhole. Succumb to a massage by one of our trained therapists. Lions Valley Lodge offers a unique setting for corporate or team-building breakaways and conferences whilst being surrounded by the spectular sights and sounds of the African Bushveld. ... more   less 

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Address: Nambiti Conservancy, Ladysmith 3370, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Ladysmith
Number of rooms: 10
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“We stayed in the Africa room but after our visit all rooms were renovated although we did not see the need for this.”
 of 5 bubbles NeenaBremen, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The accom was detached. It was huge. The balcony was the whole width of the lodge with four fold back windows Very quiet”
 of 5 bubbles DiG764, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Africa & Bird, Ndebele & Nguni are closest to the centre. They also have connecting verandas - good for kids in separate rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles HeidiE707, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All lodges are quiet and comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles lyndyl001, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms would be good- you can usually walk to the main lodge with the closer rooms”
 of 5 bubbles carolinej904, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
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