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N'kaya Lodge

09/04/2017 10/04/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Edlesborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 September 2016

The lodge is extremely comfortable and all the staff helpful and knowledgeable. The game drives, both day and night, were full of close-up photo opportunities. Strongly recommend it to wildlife and bird fanatics alike.

1Thank Trevor S
Port Charlotte, Florida
Reviewed 6 August 2016

This was our fifth trip to South Africa and our first stay at N'Kaya. I had high expectations after reading the online reviews and I was not disappointed. The camp has a relaxing and intimate feel. Our welcome with warm towels and a beverage did not feel scripted, just sincere and welcoming. The rooms were spacious, clean and quite comfortable....

1Thank Gale T
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Our family had a wonderful time at N'kaya. The game viewing was exceptional and the guides were engaged, informative and entertaining. Sitting a few yards from a leopard eating a kill was an incredible experience! The managers went out of their way to make sure we were happy and comfortable. I am both vegan and gluten free and really wasn't...

1Thank Durr415
NKaya_Manager, Manager at N'kaya Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It was a pleasure hosting you and always a pleasure to put out good food for the guests.

Blythburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

There are some places that I've returned to where my lovely memories have been spoiled by a new reality. This is definitely NOT the case with N'kaya Lodge. If anything, this trip was even better than my first encounter 18 months ago. The lodge is intimate, having only four rooms. Each is an individual cottage with a bedroom, living room,...

1Thank Blythspirit68
NKaya_Manager, Manager at N'kaya Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this very nice review. A lot of memories made on this trip, accompanied by loads of photo's and laughter, we had a good run. Thank you for visiting us again and we hope this will not be the last visit.

Hillsboro, Oregon
Reviewed 8 May 2016

I can hardly say enough good things about our experience at N'Kaya game lodge. The accommodation was spacious, with excellent wi-fi, good air-conditioning, and both a shower and a bathtub in our two-room cabin. The food was plentiful and delicious for breakfast, 'high tea', and dinner. The game drives were outstanding, and we were expertly guided to see some incredible...

Thank Kanikoski
Park City, Utah
Reviewed 21 April 2016

My wife and I are very savvy international travelers. We both agree that our time at this lodge is most likely the best four days of our life. I'm not joking. The staff, the service, the food, the cabin / rooms and the cleanliness of the rooms and the game drives were all just amazing. We booked through a travel...

Thank itsnowjoke
NKaya_Manager, Manager at N'kaya Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking time to send a review. It was very nice having you here and we are always delighted when we get great feedback like this. Thank you so much.

Gnosall, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 April 2016

We were at N’Kaya the same time as Louisa (review below) and family and endorse all written 100%. They really are all the very best of hosts with Andres leading the way and Lene who provided us with the most sumptuous meals every day; the best ever dining from breakfast , high tea, evening meals and the braai – wonderful...

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Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 March 2016

It is almost impossible to put into words the amazing experience we all had as a family at N'Kaya Lodge; I shall try....We were dropped at the larger 5 star Waterside Lodge on arrival at Thornybush and awaited our transfer to N'kaya. We were collected by Andrew, a very quiet, gentle man who we discovered was to be our 'tracker'...

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NKaya_Manager, Manager at N'kaya Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking time to send a review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and that we could send you of with great memories.

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 24 February 2016

While I had looked at the pictures online, I wasn't exactly sure what to expect when my friends and I arrived at N'Kaya Lodge. Whatever I imagined, N'kaya far exceeded my expectations. N'kaya only has 4 rooms (which are absolutely beautiful) which made our stay very intimate. We were the only guests our first few days, which was amazing! Here...

Thank Alexa K
NKaya_Manager, Manager at N'kaya Lodge, responded to this review

Alexa, thank you sooooo much for this great review. Yes, we had a good time with you and you friends, and would love to see you all back here. Thank you for sharing so much about your country with us, we have also learned a lot from your group. Stay well.

Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 1 January 2016

We were not supposed to stay here because we wanted a more luxurious lodge - Jackalberry. But East Cape Tours and Thornybush Reservation Department (Diane and Michelle Naidoo especially) were very incompetent dealing with our request for Jackalberry. We fully paid the 4 nights at Jackalberry and we received the confirmation voucher from Thornybush Reservation Department for our 4 nights...

5Thank Mikiduta R
NKaya_Manager, Manager at N'kaya Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write this review. It was very nice having you here and I am sure you have a lot of photos to share with friends and a lot of interesting stories. Very glad that you got to see the elusive leopard.

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
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  • Paid Wifi
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A wonderful gem in the bush, 4 star, located in the Thornybush Reserve, well known for superb game viewing. ... more   less 

Additional Information about N'kaya Lodge

Address: Guernsey Road, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Thornybush Private Game Reserve
Price Range: ₹ 38,683 - ₹ 42,414 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — N'kaya Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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