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594 Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate, 1380 Hoedspruit – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.1/10! (score from 55 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at African Rock Lodge.
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African Rock Lodge's staff speaks: Dutch, French, English, German
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BBQ Facilities, Outdoor Pool, Grounds, Terrace, Sun Deck
Golf Course (within 2 miles), Hiking, Cycling, Horseback Riding, Library
Food & Drink
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Packed Lunches, Car Rental, Shuttle Service (surcharge), Airport Shuttle (surcharge), Express Check-in/Check-out, Tour Desk, Baggage Storage, Shared Lounge/TV Area, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Ironing Service, Daily Housekeeping, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Fax/Photocopying, Souvenir/Gift Shop
Safe, Non-smoking Rooms, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private), Air Conditioning, Designated Smoking Area
Dutch, French, English, German
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
One child under 2 years is charged ZAR 250 per person per night in a crib.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
The maximum number of cribs in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
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Score from 160 reviews Excellent
Naledi Game Lodge lies within the Balule Private Nature Reserve and is located 25 km from Hoedspruit.
Score from 33 reviews Exceptional
Featuring an outdoor plunge pool, Ngama Tented Safari Lodge is located in the Guernsey Private Nature Reserve, in Hoedspruit. Free Wi-Fi access is available in public areas.
Score from 18 reviews Excellent
Nestled on the foothills of the Mariepskop Mountains in the Blyde River Canyon area and 25 km outside of Hoedspruit, Amafu Forest Lodge offers a rim-flow pool and restaurant.
Score from 1 review Exceptional
Location facilities staff
Owners went the extra mile to make us feel welcome. Safe and secure location, could walk around the wild life estate. Rooms well appointed.
owners terrific people - extremely friendly helpful. Dined with them both nights at local place. Lovely room. Good location
Owners/Innkeepers, Gerard and Yvonne (and their faithful dog, Phoebe) were very gracious hosts. The rooms were comfortable and clean and everything was decorated in African motif. Our back porch looked out on the bush and we occassionally saw warthogs walking past, just a couple of yards (meters) away. They have a very cozy bar and outdoor seating by a fire pit and a small swimming pool. We opted to use Gerard and Yvonne for our tours while we were there, including an evening game drive, a trip to the Maholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, and a hiking trip in Blyde River Canyon. They also took us and other guests to a few nice and very reasonable restaurants in the Hoedspruit area - Sleepers was a particular favorite. It was a real treat to sit by the fire with Gerard, Yvonne, and other guests, Brad and Jo from Australia and Jung and his son Juergen from Germany, now living in Dubai.
an evening, night and breakfast, as if we had been invited to stay with friends. Excellent braai in the courtyard, very well equipped and tasteful decorated rooms, interesting talks about South African life, wildlife and culture. Gerard & Yvonne are wonderful hosts.
This was a huge suprise as we had never been before and found the lodge on Booking.com. I can highly reccomend African Rock Lodge as the perfect place to stay when visiting this part of South Africa. The friendly owners have an immaculate attention to detail and service and the meals were absolutely delicious. As a person who travels all over the globe I can say this is one of the best places I have been!
We enjoy the hospitality and friendliness of Gert and Yvonne. They make our stay very pleasant. The room was great.
The friendly host and excellent food
Homely feeling/comfort away from home, but in the middle of nature, far away from the maddening crowd, yet so close to the town centre with various amenities.
- location (possible to see warhogs and antelopes in direct proximity)
- a lot of (not really necessary) accessories in the rooms which leads to a feeling of narrowness in the room - staff should pay more attention to cleanliness (toothbrush glass was very dirty, several large spider webs in the bathroom)
The rooms were fully equiped, beautiful and well spent on. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. In close proximity to Eastgate airport. Overall we had a lovely stay and would highly recommend this place.
Wifi connection was poor
Yvonne and Gerard are so nice and welcoming, the best hosts I've ever met. The rooms are superb, the pool and the brai area are great. The location in the wildlife estate is ideal. This lodge is definitely a little gem!
Individual attention of hosts to guests.
Room beautifull and comfortable but more space would have been a bonus.
Loved the roomdecoration, the location right inside a wildlife estate. Rooms very clean, everything what you need is there and more. Yvonne and Gerard are the best hosts ever.
Staying at the African Rock Lodge was a real pleasure. Especially the owners made it an excellent part of our holiday. They were very friendly and helpful; I never met any hotel / B&B / lodge etc. owners that put so much effort in making things comfortable for the guest. The location is very nice (inside a wildlife estate and close to Kruger), room are nice and well equiped, and breakfast is excellent.
There was nothing not to like!
The owners. The welcome by the owners, ready with a hot face-towel when I arrived. And their support with practical questions. The obvious love for their lodge.
- The hospitality - The comfort - The serenity - The location - The owners/hosts - The arrangements made to see the big 5 very close by
Super hospitable hosts Wonderfully furnished rooms Amazing environment
The hosts were super friendly and the breakfast was great. Everything in the lodge is decorated safari style with love for details. The lodge is inside a wildlife estate where you can watch game on a private gamedrive with your own car or at a beautiful waterhole.
We stayed here for two nights before going on a self drive safari to Kruger National Park. The owners were very friendly and we had a good and relaxing time at the lodge. If we had any questions, the owners were more than happy to advise. The room was very clean and modern. The bedroom was a little small, but the bathroom was very big and had two wonderful showers and a bathtub. The internet connection was good and we even got signal in our room. The breakfast was sufficient with a choice of eggs, bacon etc. The location was inside the Wildlife Estate of Hoedspruit and was guarded all day, which made us feel very safe. The location was also convenient with a supermarket and an excellent restaurant in Hoedspruit (an old railway station) just outside the guarded area. It is less than one hour drive to both the Orpen and Phalaborwa gates into the Kruger National Park. This lodge provides good value for money and is recommended if you need a friendly and modern accommodation in the Hoedspruit district.
We stayed here for 2 nights. Yvonne and Gerard are great hosts, and a bit quirky. Gerard can tell you everything you ever wanted to know about South African car licence plates. The lodge itself is very cozy, with a bush decor. It's very clean, and housekeeping was in our room twice a day, including in the evening to put a chocolate on our pillow before bedtime. Breakfast was also great. Ask Yvonne for some air-fried chips/fries! We took a couple of tours with Gerard, one to Blyde River Canyon and the other to an animal rehabilitation centre. Both were great. We also took a game drive on their property, we saw giraffes, zebras, lots of antelope, etc. An additional tip, the wireless internet is now free for guests, even though some older literature you might find will say they charge for it.
Lighting in the rooms was a little dim.
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