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Reviews 25

On LekkeSlaap 6 years

Review Summary

4.6 out of 5from 25 reviews for Phumelo Lodge
Cleanliness
4.7/5
Service
4.6/5
Location
4.4/5
Safety
4.9/5
Value for money
4.2/5
Nkosana N - Apr 2024
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Nkosana N
With spouse/partner

Very refreshing place.

Value for money and the staff members were very friendly. The food was good, and the place is very neat.

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Donovan Powell P - Mar 2024
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Donovan Powell P
With friends

Best food. Best lamb shank.

Great place, was wonderful.

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Janine M - Feb 2024
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Janine M
With spouse/partner

Lekker atmosfeer, netjies en vriendelike personeel.

Sien sterre.

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Nice atmosphere, neat and friendly staff.

See stars.

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Lize V - Dec 2023
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Lize V
With spouse/partner

Rustig. Heerlike kos en goeie diens.

Vir seker - pragtige plek, en stilte is fantasties. Mooi uitsig. Pragtige span mense wat daar werk.

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Restful. Delicious food and good service.

For sure - beautiful place, and silence is fantastic. Nice view. Beautiful team of people working there.

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Esmerelda F - Mar 2023
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Esmerelda F
With spouse/partner

Awesome, romantic.

We had a wonderful weekend away. Phumelelo Lodge was the perfect place of choice. It was relaxed and we came back rejuvenated.

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Sarita O - Feb 2023
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
3/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Sarita O
With spouse/partner

Lekker vriendelike mense.

Dis net baie ver om binne Mabalingwe self rond te ry. Dis in die privaatgedeelte. Dus moet jy by Cyferfontein se hek uit en reg rondom grondpad ry om by Mabalingwe se hoofhek in te gaan. Dis bietjie ongerieflik. En loadshedding is nogal 'n groot neuk. Maar verder 'n baie lekker lodge.

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Nice friendly people.

It's just too far to drive around within Mabalingwe itself. It's in the private part. So you have to exit Cyferfontein's gate and drive right around the dirt road to enter Mabalingwe's main gate. It's a bit inconvenient. And loadshedding is quite a big fuck. But otherwise a very nice lodge.

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Anonymous Guest - Jan 2023
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
3/5
Anonymous Guest
With spouse/partner
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Pieter E - Jan 2023
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Pieter E
With spouse/partner

Uitstekend. Goeie waarde vir geld.

Phumelo Lodge het ons verwagtinge oortref. Wel gedaan julle.

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Outstanding. Good value for money.

Phumelo Lodge exceeded our expectations. Well done you guys.

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Zander F - Nov 2022
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Zander F
With spouse/partner

Beste plek ooit. Die wildrit was een van die beste wat ek al ooit op was.

Kos was beste, alles was regtig amazing.

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Best place ever. The game drive was one of the best I have ever been on.

Food was the best, everything was really amazing.

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Idelia M - Nov 2022
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
1/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
1/5
Idelia M

Mooi plek, maar eienaar maak alles lelik!

Hier is nie genoeg plek om ons slegte ervaring te deel nie. As dit nie vir die uitsig en die 4 vroulike staflede was nie, het ons die 1ste dag reeds vertrek. Eienaar is verby ongeskik en aanvallerig, mens voel onwelkom en voel of jy nie eens kan asemhaal sonder dat hy nie oor mens gluur of kom kruisondervra nie! Ons was al orals in die wêreld, maar het nog nooit so iets beleef nie! Ons kry sy staf vreeslik jammer om onder so iemand te werk, hy behoort hom te skaam en eerder hierdie plek opgee vir mense wat weet wat hulle doen en weet wat is hospitality! Ek sal ongelukkig hierdie plek vir niemand voorstel nie, nie net daaroor nie maar dat daar paar goedjies is ook wat glad nie is soos wat adverteer word nie, Jacuzzi is koud, Wifi werk net nou en dan en sein is vreeslik sleg, in die kamers is daar geen sein nie! Jammer, maar bly eerder weg en spandeer jou geld op 'n ordentlike plek, dis jammer ons het soveel geld gemors!

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Nice place, but owner makes everything ugly!

There is not enough space here to share our bad experience. If it wasn't for the view and the 4 female staff members, we would have already left on the 1st day. Owner is beyond inappropriate and aggressive, you feel unwelcome and feel like you can't even breathe without him glaring at you or coming to cross-examine you! We have been all over the world, but have never experienced anything like this! We feel terribly sorry for his staff to work under someone like that, he should be ashamed and instead give this place up to people who know what they are doing and know what hospitality is! Unfortunately I would not recommend this place to anyone, not only because of that but also that there are some things that are not at all as advertised, Jacuzzi is cold, Wifi only works now and then and signal is terribly bad, in the rooms there is no signal! Sorry, but better stay away and spend your money somewhere decent, it's a shame we wasted so much money!

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Dawid R - Jul 2022
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Dawid R
With spouse/partner

Baie mooi plek vir romantiese naweek.

Can't wait to be back and visit this location.

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Andrea H - Apr 2022
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
4/5
Location
3/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
3/5
Andrea H
With spouse/partner

A much needed break.

Very clean and tidy, excellent hosting and good food. I would advise travellers to not book during the rainy season because of the 7 km gravel road, it is a very unpleasant and stressful drive and you don't get to experience game drives due to rain. The website was unclear regarding the game drives, as I was under the impression it was included in the package, only to find out closer to our travel time that it is an additional charge. My personal opinion, it is not worth the amount that I paid.

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Anonymous Guest - Apr 2022
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
3/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
3/5
Anonymous Guest
With spouse/partner

Unfortunately it rained all weekend, but it was very calm.

Unfortunately no game drive possible. Food was very good thank you. The reception was not great, felt a bit strange. But after that it was pleasant. Maybe a bit expensive for what you get - unfortunately not much else to do.

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Kabelo M - Jan 2022
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Kabelo M
With spouse/partner

Great experience.

Most friendly staff. Rooms are clean, food was great. Overall great place and nice experience, game drive was nice also.

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Darron K - Dec 2021
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
3/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
2/5
Darron K
With spouse/partner

People were great. We personally being active people, found it boring as we couldn't do much.

Not something I would do again. I got confused and I was under the impression I booked the whole house for that amount of money as I have stayed in Mabalingwe before. I just got confused over the place I thought I booked. We eventually came back earlier than we booked. We booked a single room and not the whole house as I expected. My mistake for not reading the info correctly.

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James B - Nov 2021
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
James B
With spouse/partner

Breathtaking, soul restoring.

The host, Derrick, is amazing in his knowledge and insights into nature. He and all the staff left no stone unturned to cater to our every need and comfort.

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Jacqueline M - Sep 2021
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Jacqueline M
With spouse/partner

Wonderful stay.

Lovely location, great place. Great service.

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Hugo V - May 2021
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Hugo V
With spouse/partner

Fantasties, gemaklik en puik.

Wonderlike ondervinding en puik mense.

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Fantastic, comfortable and great.

Great experience and great people.

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Natasha S - Apr 2021
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Natasha S
With spouse/partner

Wow!

Ons het vreeslik lekker gebly en elke oomblik geniet. Die kos was besonders lekker. Ons sal defnitief weer Phumelelo Lodge besoek.

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Bianca V - Jan 2021
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Bianca V
With spouse/partner

Beeldskoon en ’n lekker atmosfeer.

Ons was mal oor die uitsig, rustigheid en mooi kamers.

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Beautiful and a nice atmosphere.

We loved the view, tranquility and beautiful rooms.

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Mark M - Nov 2020
Overall rating
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
3/5
Mark M
With spouse/partner

Voldoende

’n Bietjie dated.

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Sufficient

A little dated.

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Eugene M - Mar 2020
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Eugene M
With spouse/partner

Baie netjiese, skoon wegbreek. Die stilte is iets op sy eie om te beleef.

Die stilte is iets op sy eie, mens kan dit nie beskryf nie.

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Very neat, clean getaway. The silence is something to experience.

The silence is something to experience. One cannot describe it.

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Ilze A - Oct 2019
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
1/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Ilze A
With spouse/partner

Ideale wittebrood-bestemming.

Die Google Map gee verkeerde inligting.

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Ideal honeymoon destination.

The Google Map gives incorrect information.

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Phumelo Lodge 's response

Dankie, Ilze.
Kevin en Ursula.

Phumelo Lodge
Venessa V - Jan 2019
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Venessa V
With spouse/partner

Ongelooflik mooi.

Ons het 'n heerlike naweek gehad. Die uitsig is asemrowend mooi en die kamers is gerieflik en smaakvol. Personeel en bestuurspan was baie behulpsaam en vriendelik ten alle tye.

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Beautiful.

We had a lovely weekend. The view is breathtaking and the rooms are convenient and tasteful. Staff and management were very helpful and friendly at all times.

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Frans R - Sep 2018
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Frans R
With spouse/partner

Lekker stil wegbreeknaweek.

Dit is die beste etes wat ons nog in enige lodge gekry het, personeel baie vriendelik en hulpvaardig.

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Nice quiet getaway weekend.

These are the best meals we have ever had in any lodge, staff very friendly and helpful.

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  • Capacity: 10 people
  • No children allowed
  • Check-in: 14:00 to 19:00
    Check-out: 11:00
  • Address: 16 Cyferfontein, Road D908, Mabalingwe Game Reserve, Bela-Bela, 0480, Limpopo
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