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Schwalbach, Germany
Reviewed 7 March 2016

The room (actually the house) was of high quality. Equipment and atmosphere are excellent. highlights are the private terrace with view o the river and the small pool. Breakfast and dinner are also of high quality. the staff are friendly and qualified. You can feel the positive spirit of Louisa, the owner of the lodge. the game drives were wonderful....

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Flic En Flac
Reviewed 4 March 2016

The Indlovu river Lodge is an excellent place to spend vacations. It is complete value for money. I can say that you can njoy 5 star facilities in 4 star rates. The staff is very friendly and really takes care of your needs. The rooms are very well decorated and gives you a good feel of staying at a game...

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Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 February 2016

What a wonderful memory we will take back with us to the UK, a true lifetime experience that we will be able to tell many friends about! Service of the highest level was received from Louisa and her incredible team - Jonty and Jon made a great team out in the bush, whilst Usher and his staff delivered exceptional food...

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Neu-Anspach, Germany
Reviewed 30 January 2016

Indovlu River Lodge was a fantastic experience. Every member of the staff was friendly and highly competent. Craig and Louisa were so welcoming, the rooms were of a high standard, the excellent food was beautifully and lovingly prepared for us by Irene and Alicia and Jonty and Jon were amazing at spotting the animals! Nothing was too much trouble and...

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Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 3 December 2015

We had 4 awesome days at the fantastic place and we really enjoyed our stay. Great lodge with all you need, great people, great service, great game drives & animals! All in all we had a fantastic time!

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Reviewed 21 November 2015

We were very impressed with the standard of accommodation and friendliness of the staff but without doubt the greatest asset of the Indlovu Lodge is the standard of the guides Jonty and John. Being in the Karanogwe private reserve you get to see a superb variety of animals including the big five. But for us it was the personal insight...

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Micanopy, Florida
Reviewed 10 September 2015

excellent accommodations menu The exceptional features are bird and animal hides. These are constructed at water level with superb opportunity for game viewing and photography. For birds 80-400 or 500 lens; for larger animals 70-200 Hides are equipped with comfortable seating and gimbels for camera stabilization Lodge is well equipped, central dining, with separate cottages Able to bring own wine

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
Reviewed 23 July 2015

Before we had Dinner around the Lapa the first night, the lions started to roar! Enjoyed the sounds of the Bush every night. We saw 4 of the big 5 with our first game drive. The friendly and helpfull staff really spoiled us. Every day was special. We will return as soon as possible.

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Sandy, Beds
Reviewed 30 March 2015

A fantastic lodge in a big five game reserve. Wonderful staff and facilities. In the first three game drives we got close to all 5 and many others too! Including a Leopard... Lions, cheetah , elephants, buffalo and zebra, buck, giraffe et all The lodges are well furnished and comfortable. Highly recommended

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Nelspruit, South Africa
Reviewed 8 March 2015

Absolutely wonderful. Staff so kind and helpfull, Louisa fantastic host. Accommodation very nice. A fridge in the chalet would have been a very big advantage, Game drives was so nice and informing. Food a great ten out of ten. Will recomend at all times.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Greater Kruger National Park - Indlovu River Lodge is situated near Hoedspruit, in the Karongwe Private Game Reserve (part of an area called the greater Kruger National Park). The richly diverse 9000ha reserve hosts all of the Big Five species of Africa in a free roaming environment. With an abundance of general game species as well as extraordinary bird life you can expect to encounter a wide range of species on the game drives. Famed for regular leopard sightings, you are almost guaranteed to come across the Big Five during your stay. Situated on the banks of the Kuvjenami river, lies 4 separate villas, accommodating a maximum of 20 guests. The villas are hidden under towering Jackalberry trees, with the magnificent northern escarpment of the Drakensberg mountains as a backdrop. Each villa has its own pool and boma, guaranteeing exclusivity and a private sense of being at home. Meals are privately served around the campfire in each villa's boma, which is ideal for families or small groups of like-minded people, who prefer their privacy. We are a privately owned, family run lodge with over 15 years of experience in meeting the individual needs of families and small groups. Game drives, meals, activities and sessions at the photographic hides are arranged to suit each family's/small group's needs. Nearby Hans Merensky Golf Course as well as the exclusive Leopard Creek Golf Course, combine for perfect Golfing Safaris at Indlovu. The separate villas create ideal opportunities for small groups of golfers to tick all the boxes of golfing, safari and exclusive luxury accommodation. Indlovu River lodge prides itself as one of only a handful of lodge's in the whole of Africa which can boast unique, sunken photographic hides. These exceptional hides create the opportunity for photographers to capture close up images, taken from the water level of the waterholes. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Indlovu River Lodge

Address: Harmonie 105, Karanogwe Reserve | Greater Kruger National Park, Makalali Private Game Reserve 0891, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Makalali Private Game Reserve
Price Range: ₹ 28,291 - ₹ 44,196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Indlovu River Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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“All are on River Bank.... Excellent rooms..”
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