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    N'kaya Lodge

    Guernsey Road, Kruger National Park, South Africa
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    Overview
    • Excellent92%
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    Wifi
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    Reviews (107)
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    1 - 5 of 92 reviews

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    We stayed at the lodge with a large group so we had the entire lodge to ourselves. Everything exceeded expectations. There were 2 bathrooms per room and included a huge bathtub and a rain shower with great water pressure. Everything was super clean and the...More

    Thank Carrie R
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Where to begin?? This place is amazing in every regard, but the staff is the best. Werner, Nikki, Andrees and the rest of the staff made this an unforgettable experience. Every detail is thought out including chocolates and biscuits in the rooms, hot water bottles...More

    Thank Katy L
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    I went with 8 friends to N'Kaya lodge in July 2017 and we could not give enough praise to Werner and Nikki and the entire staff at this amazing lodge. It's a boutique lodge with beautiful cabins/rooms (including a rain head shower in the bathroom),...More

    Thank mhohol
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Group of 8 travelled here ( 4 had been to Thornybush reserve previously). Andre (Ranger)and Lene (manager)were the perfect hosts. This small lodge has 4 cottages and a maximum of 8 persons. Cottages consisted of 2 rooms and 2 bathrooms. This way singles sharing each...More

    Thank mo_and_jc
    Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

    My friends my husband and I had the privilege to spend 3 nights at this great lodge. We loved everything. The welcoming atmosphere, the lovely spacious rooms, the excellent food and mainly the couple who runs the lodge. Werner who was our guide for the...More

    Thank MS-aroundtheworld
    Response from NKaya_Manager, Manager at N'kaya LodgeResponded 11 August 2017

    Good day. Thank you for taking time to write this beautiful review. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that you could go back home and tell the world how nice your experience was. It was a pleasure hosting you.

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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
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    • Breakfast included
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
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    • Pool
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    • Price range
    • US$ 590 - US$ 742 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Suites ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 4
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    • Location
    • South Africa >
    • Kruger National Park >
    • Thornybush Private Game Reserve
    • Also Known As
    • N'Kaya Lodge Thornybush Private Game Reserve, South Africa
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