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Sondela Nature Reserve Accommodation

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The accommodation was great; neat, clean and very well equipped. Each room has an overhead fan and there was a large free standing fan as well. It is hot inside the cottage and we need to keep the fans on at all times. Buck and warthogs came right up to the veranda for food (which is supplied at the cottage...

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Centurion
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Kids absolutely love Sondela! Lots to do for all walks of life. Very convenient for a quick break away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Management should consider complimentary wood for the lodges and Kyknet was sorely missed on the available dstv bouquet. Sondela will definitely see us again.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The premises are beautiful. We found the ablutions to be outstanding, and always clean. The shop is well stocked. We thoroughly enjoyed all the wild life activities. Some constructive criticism: the web page should consider to display more accuracy regarding the hot/ warm water pool temperature. It was a disappointment, as we expected much warmer water. Some of the working...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy 1,5 hours drive from Johannesburg on the N1 close to Bela-Bela. Accommodation is comfortable and clean and the unit was serviced daily. Lots of activities for children. Heated and normal swimming pools. Don't forget the bicycles as there is more than 45 km of MTB cycling routes. Two restaurants on the reserve as well as a spa. Piccini's served...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We sent a good few days camping. This 4 star campsite is clean and well looked after. Pools all sparkling and staff really try hard to please. The Farmyard entertainment site is a nice place to spend a lazy day. However this is a learning facility and not all of the hospitality students have mastered the customer service module. Food...

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the best five days camping ever, I'm not big on camping but Sondela change my mind completely. Since the moment we enter the reserve, the guard at the gate made us feel welcome and part of the family. We stayed at the Caravan Park, the staff, students were very helpful, they attended to our needs assisted with all...

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Bela Bela
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely campsite for the family, our kids made friends and did everything their little harts desire. We had a wonderful time and the free game drive voucher with the tractor and all the interesting facts about the animals that we saw was truly amazing!

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Bela Bela
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we spent a wonderful week with the family, some camping and others in the chalets. there was more than enough for everybody to do . the bicycle trails were very pleasant and we enjoyed the pool at the entertainment area very much. we also loved the animals that came around to the chalet for daily visits. Everywhere we were impressed...

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Bela Bela
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our camping experience at Sondela was excellent. The facilities are good and kept cleaned all the time. Friendly staff and a pleasure to be there. There are ample activities for young and old. We felt very safe at the resort.

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Bela Bela
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing quick break away to the bush. Super close to Jozi. We stayed in Makhato lodge 83. It was very nice for a family of 5. Staff is amazing and so friendly. The facilities is great. Highly recommended, we will definitely be back.

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Sondela Nature Reserve Accommodation

Address: Farm Tweefontein 426 KR, Bela Bela 0480, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Bela Bela
Price Range: ₹ 5,036 - ₹ 10,073 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Sondela Nature Reserve Accommodation 5*
Number of rooms: 8
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“Private ablutions while camping does help. Pick shade it can get hot.”
 of 5 bubbles VanessaP633, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“cap sites with private ablutions are recommended, and choose ones on the outside of the park so you are away from the crowds.”
 of 5 bubbles melissapM6665UD, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles 363davidn, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles paulj930, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Karee camp chalets 101 and 102 are still from the old chalets which have grass roofs.”
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