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Nestled on the banks of the mighty Olifants River you will find a piece of heaven where elephant is but one of the regular visitors to its grassy planes. A haven for both human and animals alike where the tranquility and the magic of the African bush will embrace you. The main unit comprises of five bedrooms, two bathrooms with shower and bath. A spacious kitchen fully equipped with gas/electric combination stove fridge/freezer and deepfreeze. The large communal area consist of a dining room and lounge. The unit is serviced daily . The large viewing deck, overlooking the Olifants River offers a variety of sightings daily from the fish eagle catching its daily food to the gentle giants of the bush grazing quietly on the banks of the river. Welcome relief from the summer heat can be enjoyed in the splash pool while gripping sounds can be heard around the boma at night when the wood owl is calling its mate. For the adventurous spirits, game drive and bush walks are offered daily.
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Free Parking
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Airport Transportation
Paid Wifi
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Refrigerator in room
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Hoedspruit Airport20 km
Phalaborwa Airport35 km
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Reviewed 12 August 2018

During my last stay at the River Camp in February, I had the opportunity to visit the Bush Camp, also run by Ronell and Johan. I was pretty excited and decided to return to this magical place in July. But this time I wanted to...More

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Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

A long overdue review, but definitely not forgotten. We stayed at Ximongwe Safari Camp for 2 nights and had an unforgettable experience. From the moment we arrived we received a warm welcome from our hosts Ronell and Johan, who took such great care of us!...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2018

We spent 3 nights in the Hippo Cottage (which sleeps 10 people). The house was very clean, and everything you need is there. It has a beautiful view of the river where you can spend the day relaxing or watching the birds, crocodiles, and other...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2018

Everybody in our family are 200% happy with the stay in Ximongwe. Our expectations based on various reviews were surpassed in all respects. To say that the owners Ronell and Johan are hospitable and attentive to guests, is to say nothing. They are just incredibly...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2018

Excellent place with wonderful people. Our 3-year old daughter was also with us and Johan did a gamedrive with us alone. The ood from Ronell was lovely. Beautiful surroundings near the river. We and our daughter had a great time.

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Maca D
6 May 2018|
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Response from Ximongwe_River_Camp | Property representative |
Hi Macareena, unfortunately not vegan but vegetarian.
12 March 2018|
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Response from Ximongwe_River_Camp | Property representative |
Hi Lorraine, I apologise for only answering now. The cottages are approximately 5 m apart. If you have more enquiries about Ximongwe, please d not hesitate to contact me. Kind Regards Ronell
12 September 2016|
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Response from Ximongwe_River_Camp | Property representative |
Hi, thank you very much for the great review. The kids are more than welcome at Ximongwe River Camp and we can take them on a lot of activities which they will enjoy, Moholoholo and the Wildlife Endangered Species Centre... More
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"Best view / big 5 area / 4 wheelers are best to access"
19 Sep 2018
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"The Hippo Cottage has excellent views. The nests at the Bush Camp are REALLY nice :)"
3 Jul 2018
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"All the rooms are lovely but the ones facing the river are lovely."
12 Mar 2018
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"All rooms have a wonderfull view on the animals in the garden and the river. "
12 Aug 2017
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US$ 78 - US$ 209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaLimpopo ProvinceHoedspruit
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