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Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve Safari Lodge

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Eagle River, Alaska
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I had a very enjoyable 2 1/2 hour game drive through a beautiful game reserve. We rode around in a 10-passenger (+ driver) covered Land Rover by a knowledgeable driver. We saw giraffes, elephants, warthogs, numerous species of antelopes, and lions. The latter were kept in a separate enclosure, but once we found them, it was fantastic....

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Vredenburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Required urgent accommodation booked a room.Reception was alright the room was spacious but the skirting boards was broken and rotten the roof panel above rhe shower was broken and the room was not dusted the carpet smelled dusty as you entered the room and the whole presentation of the room for that price was a let down should .

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in well appointed safari tents with very comfortable beds, ate large quantities of really good food and were attentively accompanied on bush drives and animal interactions by the knowledgeable Byron who patiently scoured the estate for elusive buffalo. The dirt roads can be physically challenging even just seated in a Land Rover so not suited for those with mobility...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped over at Chintsa Sands for one night, on route to Natal. The location is superb, the beach was literally a few steps away. There is an on site shop and restaurant as well, with awesome food and service. Only two slight downfalls - first being that no communication was made with us prior to arrival so we had...

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Port Shepstone, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the accommodation to the food to the game drives and the staff a five star experience. The lions are definately the star attraction but even without them it is still worth the visit. We will be back soon

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Reserve for two nights as a family of 5. Accommodation is fantastic - we had the family unit (there is only one available) with absolute privacy and the most amazing bush sounds at night. The food was great, and we had our own guide, who was very sweet, patient with the kids and knowledgable. Highly recommended.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our experience at The Inkwenkwesi Private Game reserve so much, starting with our Valley Tent accommodation. The view from our bed offered a vista of indigenous birds and their distinctive calls. On one of the two game drives we took, we were lucky to see the Lions feeding at close range from our safari jeep, a perfect photo...

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great experience ! The food of this place was out of this world, the view is incredible beautiful, the sound of the birds in the morning, the connection with nature was amazing ! Furthermore the staff is very friendly, our guide Michael ( I guess it's written this way, but pronounced Maicon) was amazing! The way he treated...

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Kópavogur, Gullbringusysla, Iceland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had one day off in a working trip to East London and booked one night stay at the Valley Camp at Inkwenkwezi. The staff gave me contactinfo to Purple Rhino for a shuttlebus to and from East London. I was promissed to be picked up at the airport. The driver didn't show up, so I would not trust them....

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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We spent 2 nights at this amazing lodge (had a room in bush camp). From the moment we arrived (late afternoon), we could feel all the family values and client-centricity. We highly appreciated the warm welcome and the level of details we got about our day programme (the next day). We started the day with a walk with the elephants,...

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Inkwenkwezi is situated in the malaria free Eastern Cape of South Africa. The reserve is situated within an area of one hundred square kilometres encompassing five different biomes (vegetation types) which offer varied game viewing. It is one of the few reserves with a tidal estuary. The reserve has the big five and a variety of antelope as well as giraffe, zebra & other predators. The reserve is five minutes from magnificent beaches and a 40 minute drive from a national airport. Driving to Inkwenkwezi is a pleasure as the roads are tarred right to the entrance ACCOMMODATION BUSH CAMP The Bush Camp offers accommodation for twelve guests in six en-suite safari tents. All tents have electric lights, twin beds with Cloud 9 mattresses, slatted headboards, bedside tables and bedside lamps, bedside mats, telephones, chest of drawers. The en-suite bathrooms feature a shower, (hot and cold water) which is crafted to resemble a cave and blends with the natural rock and bush of this area. From its hilltop site the camp overlooks a valley & each safari tent is positioned on a raised timber deck offering you your own private game viewing. On the elevated timber deck guest are able to relax on two easy chairs with a coffee table. VALLEY CAMP The Valley Camp offers twelve guests accommodation in six custom designed luxury tents with the emphasis on spaciousness and quality. The tents are positioned on individual timber decks and situated in a valley nestling amongst indigenous trees. The bathrooms are fitted with both a slipper bath and a four sided glass shower (hot and cold water) a vanity slab(drawers underneath) with a hand basin as well as a hanging area for clothing. All finishes are of a high quality. Tents are furnished with twin three quarter beds (one tent has a queen size bed) all with cloud 9 mattresses and Percale linen. Headboards are trimmed with brass and have bedside tables and lamps as well as a matching dresser, 2 leather easy chairs and a butlers tray. A bar fridge stocked with a variety of South African wine and malt as well as soft drinks. The partially covered outside deck is large and has 2 easy chairs with a coffee table. Guests at both the Valley Camp and the Bush Camp have tea and coffee making facilities with a variety of different teas. All tents have 3 roofs, the inside roof has ventilation flaps to control the temperature, the second roof is the water proofing and the outside roof is used for shade and helps moderate the temperature. All tents have insect mesh on all openings. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve Safari Lodge

Address: PO Box 236 | Schafli Road Kwelera, East London 5259, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > East London
Price Range: ₹ 3,277 - ₹ 21,981 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve Safari Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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“check ease of access to your tent, some paths steep.”
 of 5 bubbles HLPVaughan, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
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“The Bush Camp luxury tents with en suite shower views into the surrounding bush is unique”
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“Do not miss this rare gem near East London.”
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