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Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 November 2016

DO NOT MISS THE CHANCE TO VISIT THIS LODGE.

The Trek South Africa team and I passed through Kwa-Maritane for only 2 days as part of our project with Drive South Africa and it was honestly not enough time for such a wonderful place.

This was one of the best breakfast buffets we have had on our trip. The chef definitely knows what he's doing with all of his delightful creations and the team and I are still dreaming about the deserts.

Above all the most incredible feature of this lodge is your proximity to the wildlife from anywhere. Kwa-maritane boasts a truly unique underground hide that you reach through an underground tunnel at the base of the restaurant; from here you can get within just meters of elephants frolicking at the watering hole and other large varieties of wildlife that frequent the area.
In addition to the underground hide there is a watering hole just below the deck of the restaurant where you are graced with serene views of the landscape and can watch the animals stroll in and out throughout the day while you enjoy the chefs incredible dishes.

The game drives were action packed with all sorts of wildlife and the guided walks were so immersive we almost couldnt believe it was something we were able to achieve.

Kwa-Maritane has been one of our favourite locations, from the accommodation, to the food, to the wildlife, to the activities - we loved every second of our short stay.

Room Tip: Best buffets, close elephant encounters, amazing underground hide, free wifi, live 24hr streaming of...
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  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled on business
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Patrick636, General Manager at Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2016

Dear DevonKrantz
It is absolutely well received feedback-much appreciated for the time to detail the experiences you had at Kwa Maritane. Thank you so much for the positives and it was an absolute pleasure to have had you staying with us.
Once again, thank you!
Most Regards,
Patrick Serakwane
Resort General Manager
Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge

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Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

This is one of the best time share resorts we have been to. The view over the national park was amazing. It is something special to be able to have a BBQ whilst a herd of elephants wonder past. The tunnel to the hide by the watering hole was amazing, we saw so many animals close up, and having cameras which streamed pictures to your room TV was a very good idea. The restaurant was great, and also over looked a watering hole. The staff were very helpful and friendly. We arranged a walking safari, a bird and plant walk and a safari drive from the resort, all of which were very good and informative.
I would thoroughly recommend this resort, and would love to return to show our daughters how great it is.

Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Patrick636, General Manager at Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2016

Dear sparky2404
Thank you very much for the feedback-much appreciated.
We are so delighted to hear that you had a wonderful experience during your recent stay with us. It is noted that you enjoyed the Hide, the hide channel in the room, BBQ, tree walk, the bird walk, and the friendliness of the staff.
Once again, thank you and wish to welcome you back soon at Kwa Maritane.
Most regards,
Patrick Serakwane
Resort General Manager
Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge

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Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

I like the place so quiet and clean .we had buffet dinner it was good but I didn't like it very much can be much better.the museum was very goof and the guy who took us there were very friendly and nice we really enjoy visiting there

Stayed: November 2016, travelled as a couple
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Patrick636, General Manager at Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2016

Dear Astaraee
Thank you for the time spent providing us with feedback - much appreciated.
We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the buffet even if it can be better. I am not too sure of the details of what you did not like. Please provide me with details so we can be specific in addressing the perceived shortfall.
As for the Museum, we are glad it was good and really enjoyed it.
Once again, thank you.
Most regards,
Patrick Serakwane
Resort General Manager
Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge

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Reviewed 3 November 2016

I recently stayed at Kwa Maritane for a long weekend, Friday to Monday.

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Upon arrival, check in at the timeshare desk was vague. I had read the website and was expecting free wifi once I got to the unit. No mention was made regarding the wifi which I subsequently discovered one had to register as a Legacy Member and then receive one gig per unit (I rented two units).

The wifi wasn't worth using. Just thought I would mention if anyone, like myself, needed to set some time aside for work purposes.

It was sweltering HOT, 40 degrees all weekend. We helped ourselves to the fresh juice, although it was not pointed out nor offered to us. Next to the check in desk was a tea and coffee facility plus a Chef making pancakes. We did not for one moment think these were an arrival "gesture" as it was not mentioned to us.

Later in the afternoon we discovered these pancakes were free of charge for Guests. Nice gesture, but the person who checked us in should have mentioned : the wifi, the drinks and the lovely looking pancakes with tea and coffee. Disappointing start.....

I found the Units dark and didn't enjoy they were on different levels without an en-suite bathroom.

Pros
The Units had everything one needed, plus a very comfortable bed. Airconditioning worked fantastically and was certainly needed.
We had the buffet in the restaurant on the Saturday evening. It was a fantastic spread. Most impressed.
Great view from room, saw lots of game.
Braai facilities good

All in all it was a lovely weekend, very relaxing, lovely views and excellent food.

  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled with family
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Patrick636, General Manager at Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2016


Dear GM2009Milano
I would like to take this moment to thank you for all the efforts and time taken to provide us with feedback. I have analysed your feedback and I would like to take each item of your experience at a time
1. Check in was vague: I am not sure what has happened here as we have a clear distinct timeshare check in station with a big sign reading Timeshare Check-in. It is always manned by timeshare consultant at all times. However, I will address the shortfall and seek for the best way possible to make it even better in the future.
2. Wifi: This service is only included in the rate for hotel guests not timeshare. My apologies that you did not have this information.
3. Tea & coffee station: As for not been informed that the gesture was for all guests checking in, we will address this accordingly to be more alert and informative.
4. Units dark: We have not had any negative comments regarding the quality of lighting in the units before. However, we have taken note of this for future developments
5. Unit had everything we needed: glad we could be of service to you - much appreciated
6. buffet fantastic: excited to hear that you enjoyed the selection
7. saw lots of game: much appreciated.
8. excellent food: much appreciated.

Thank you for such detailed feedback!. Once again thank you and wish to welcome you back to Kwa Maritane.
Most regards,
Patrick Serakwane
Resort General Manager
Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge


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Reviewed 28 October 2016

Room was excellent - well serviced and cleaned. Amenities are very good. Restaurant and bar were excellent both in terms of quality as well as service from the staff. The management and staff went out of their way to help us with the organisation of a special family birthday celebration.The event proved to be exceptionally well done with lots of care, detail and pride going in to it - the food was spectacular. I get the impression that they really do strive to do their very best for clients at the lodge.

  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled with family
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1  Thank Al H
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Patrick636, General Manager at Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2016

Dear Al H
It is exciting to receive such positive feedback. Thank you so much for your time - much appreciated. We are super excited to know that you had fantastic experience and lovely birthday celebration at Kwa Maritane. Your impression is well spot on. We proud ourselves for great experience and great service at all times.
Once again, thank you so much and wish to welcome you back on your next birthday celebration.
Most regards,
Patrick Serakwane
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Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge

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Additional Information about Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge

Address: Pilanesberg National Park 0316, South Africa
Region: South Africa > North-West Province > Pilanesberg National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Pilanesberg National Park
Price Range: ₹ 25,796 - ₹ 34,331 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled beneath “the Rock”, from whence Kwa Maritane gets its name, this luxurious four star hotel offers excellent service, mouth-watering cuisine and spacious en-suite accommodation that exude elegance in true African style.Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge is located in malaria free Pilanesberg National Park, an easy 2 hour’s drive from Johannesburg and a mere 10 minutes from Sun City. This is the perfect setting for a relaxing family weekend away or for a corporate conference.Kwa Maritane Spa Rejuvenate your mind, body and soul in our magnificent Spa. Indulge yourself with treatments such as Thabayadiotso, our signature treatment, or be pampered with a pedicure while watching the game feeding on the plains in front of the Spa. Whether it is a full body massages, in which the masseur uses Mountain Aloe oil, or a soothing, deep cleansing facial using warm volcanic milk, the professional therapists will simply spoil you.There are four treatment rooms, including one suite suitable for couples looking to share the experience. There is also a manicure and pedicure lounge, a rasul chamber, relaxation area and hydro pool. ... more   less 
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