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Review Summary

4.7 out of 5from 52 reviews for Stone Lodge
Cleanliness
4.9/5
Service
4.8/5
Location
4.5/5
Safety
4.8/5
Value for money
4.6/5
Elzani B - Jun 2024
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
3/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Elzani B
Family with teenagers

Lieflike verblyf en 'n pragtige huis!

Stone Lodge is amazingly mooi en ons het baie lekker gebly - dit is baie groter as wat dit op die foto's lyk met spasie vir Afrika!. Die enigste iets wat in ag geneem moet word is dat die 16 km van reception / spa af gelyk is aan 40 min se ry. Daar is nie ongelooflik baie wild in die area nie, jy moet +/-45 min ry om wild by Itaga te sien. Ten spyte daarvan het ons dit vreeslik baie geniet en baie lekker gebly.

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Lovely stay and a beautiful house!

Stone Lodge is amazingly beautiful and we had a great time - it is much bigger than it looks in the photos with space for Africa!. The only thing that needs to be taken into account is that the 16 km from reception / spa is equal to a 40 min drive. There is not an incredible amount of wildlife in the area, you have to drive +/-45 min to see wildlife at Itaga. Despite that, we really enjoyed it and had a great stay.

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Stone Lodge 's response

Hi Elzani, ons is so bly julle het julle tyd by Stone Lodge geniet! Vriendelike groete, die Stone Lodge span.

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Jacqueline L - Jun 2024
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Jacqueline L
Family with teenagers

Beautiful wegbreek tuiste.

Beautiful plek! Vreedsaam en privaat. Gesellig. Mooiste sunsets.

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Beautiful getaway home.

Beautiful place! Peaceful and private. Sociable. Most beautiful sunsets.

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Stone Lodge 's response

Hi Jacqueline, we are so delighted that you enjoyed Stone Lodge. Kindest regards, Petro

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Keneilwe M - Apr 2024
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
3/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Keneilwe M
With friends

Breathtakingly beautiful.

The place was huge and much more than we expected. I'm coming back again with my family.

Mark V - Apr 2024
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Mark V
Family with young children

Amazing.

When I die and go to heaven I hope it's like Stone Lodge.

Stone Lodge 's response

Hi Mark, wow, thank you so much for your kind words! We loved hosting you. Kindest regards, Petro

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Suzanne D - Mar 2024
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
5/5
Suzanne D
Family with teenagers

Heerlik gebly.

Heerlik gebly by lodge. Lekker ontspan.

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Had a wonderful stay.

Great stay at the lodge. Have a nice relax.

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Hardus B - Jan 2024
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Hardus B
Family with teenagers

Sorry - het nie paar woorde nie. Dis regtig baie lekker en baie meer as verwag.

Partykeer bestel jy vis en chips, en jy weet wat jy kry. Stone Lodge kry jy nie net tamatiesous nie, maar 3 T-bones, 4 slaaie en dan nog roomys ook. Amazing diens, amazing personeel en ongelooflik goed toegerus. Die aandag aan detail is nie ongemerk nie. Amper soos iemand anders se huis gevoel. Baie dankie. Ons sal weer gaan.

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Sorry - don't have a few words. It's really very nice and much more than expected.

Sometimes you order fish and chips, and you know what you're getting. At Stone Lodge you not only get tomato sauce, but 3 T-bones, 4 salads and then some ice cream too. Amazing service, amazing staff and incredibly well equipped. The attention to detail is not unnoticed. Almost felt like someone else's home. Thank you very much. We will go again.

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Sharon H - Dec 2023
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Sharon H
Family with teenagers

Piece of heaven.

We had such a wonderful time. Thank you! The house and location is just perfect. We were so thankful for the immediate action that was taken when the vehicle was acting up, and another one was supplied immediately. Also, when there was a problem with the water, it was attended to as a matter of urgency. The communication with us as visitors was first class. We will definitely be back.

Stone Lodge 's response

Hi Sharon, we appreciate your patience and thank you for your kind feedback. Stone Lodge would happily welcome you back! The Stone Lodge Team

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Stefania D - Nov 2023
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Stefania D
With friends

A perfect stay to enjoy the tranquil South African bush!

The accommodation is fantastic, the rooms are spacious with great views. The utilities were great too, the ice machine a welcome friend in the heat. Our host was amazing, communicating almost instantly with any question. The stay was fleeting but so enjoyable. We had international guests that loved every moment.

Stone Lodge 's response

We are so grateful that you enjoyed your stay with us! We loved you as guests! Regards, the Stone Lodge Team

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Simone L - Nov 2023
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Simone L
Large group

Lieflik.

Pragtige plek, sal weer terugkom.

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Lovely.

Beautiful place, will come back again.

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Matthew B - Oct 2023
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Matthew B
With friends

Wonderful stay in a beautiful setting.

Stone Lodge is beautifully appointed and perfectly equipped for a fantastic getaway in the bush, just a short drive from Johannesburg. The staff were amazing, and all facilities were tasteful and comfortable.

Werner H - Sep 2023
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Werner H
With friends

Naweek was te kort.

Stone Lodge was 'n voorreg om in te bly. Groot kamers, groot kuierarea en vriendelike kommunikasie voor, gedurende en na ons kuier. Sal vir seker weer daar bly. Ons het die agterpad teruggeneem wat ons so 45 min gespaar het.

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Weekend was too short.

Stone Lodge was a privilege to stay in. Large rooms, large meeting area and friendly communication before, during and after our visit. Will stay there again for sure. We took the back road which saved us about 45 min.

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Stone Lodge 's response

Hi Werner, ons is so bly julle het dit geniet! Groete, Die Stone Lodge Span

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Stephanie H - Aug 2023
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Stephanie H
With friends

Ultimate luxury.

We absolutely loved our stay — the lodge is incredible. The finishing touches highlight the luxury of the lodge and the lodge is so large you have so much space which is great for a trip with couples. The amenities are extensive, with the kitchen and the baths being the highlights of our stay. It feels incredibly private and you really do get away from it all as a holiday should be. We were incredibly impressed by the lodge.

Stone Lodge 's response

Hi Stephanie, we are so privileged to have guests like your group, that enjoys and appreciates the finer things in life, visiting our lodge. Thank you for your kind feedback. We hope to see you again. Regards, The Stone Lodge Team

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Frank G - Apr 2023
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Frank G
With friends

Pragtige plek. Het alles wat nodig is vir 'n wonderlike naweek.

Wild loop om die lodge. Pragtige natuur. Dit was wolkloos en ons kon die Melkweg duidelik sien. Die personeel is vriendelik en beskikbaar indien so benodig.

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Beautiful place. Has everything needed for a great weekend.

Game walks around the lodge. Beautiful nature. It was cloudless and we could clearly see the Milky Way. The staff is friendly and available if needed.

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Stone Lodge 's response

Hi Frank, thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us. We are so glad you had a good experience.
Best regards,
The Stone Lodge Team

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Raffaella R - Apr 2023
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Raffaella R
Family with young children

A great experience.

Stone Lodge is a lovely house that has all the facilities one needs and more! Love that the rooms are all away from one another so everyone has their space and privacy. The road to get there is a little bumpy but we liked the location of the house as it felt remote. It was awesome to be able to rent the game drive vehicle as we really got to be one with nature. Tanya and Petro were always available to answer questions and assist.

Stone Lodge 's response

Hi Raffaella, thank you so much for visiting Stone Lodge. We love it when we get messages like this to say how much you enjoyed it. Thank you, thank you.
The Stone Lodge Team

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Stefan G - Apr 2023
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
1/5
Location
4/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
2/5
Stefan G
Large group

Owner very difficult, Cameras in common areas, feels like you are being watched constantly. Wont go there again. Chaged us 50% of Vehichle use after we hardly left the lodge on sunday and they asked us to come back immediately, which we did. The said they needed the car to fetch staff however there was a second game viewer. The seem to do anything to try keep some of the breakage deposit. Pleaty amazing lodges there, but wont go to Stone lodge or 3 on cliff as we had a similar experiance there and its the

Owner very difficult, Cameras in common areas, feels like you are being watched constantly. Wont go there again. Charged us 50% of Vehichle use after we hardly left the lodge on sunday and they asked us to come back immediately, which we did. The said they needed the car to fetch staff however there was a second game viewer. The seem to do anything to try keep some of the breakage deposit. Pleaty amazing lodges there, but wont go to Stone lodge or 3 on cliff as we had a similar experiance there and its the same owners.

Stone Lodge 's response

Hi Stefan
We are very unhappy about your review. The cameras on the exterior are for your own safety and get monitored by Mabalingwe Nature Reserve’s security team directly and not by us. Also, we rent our game-viewing vehicle per day, and this had to be organised prior to use (not without permission). You just took the vehicle which we needed as we had new guests arriving and we had to transport additional cleaners. We decided to only charge you a half day (which should have been a full day). We agree there are stunning lodges in Mabalingwe. If you speak to any of our guests or read the reviews on this platform you will see we do not like to deduct unnecessary things from the breakage deposit.
Regards,
Petro

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Nadine M - Feb 2023
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
3/5
Nadine M
Family with young children

Beautiful surroundings and home, but no backup systems for during loadshedding and noticed that water is then also affected.

The house was stunning and spacious and had all the necessities. There were clear signs up regarding no smoking, no music and loud noises but nowhere notifying guests that the water is operated by pumps and that during loadshedding there are no backup systems and no water supply to the property.

Stone Lodge 's response

Hi Nadine, we appologize for not having notices in the house. We will immediately work on that. This load shedding is very challenging specially in a reserve where there are a lot of rules. We hope you will give us another chance as we are working on solutions to the loadshedding. Kindest regards, Petro.

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Charmaine M - Jan 2023
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Charmaine M
Family with teenagers

Fantasties!

Pragtige huis! Silwerskoon, ons kan nie wag om weer in te loer nie. Baie dankie aan elkeen by Stone Lodge wat ons kuiertjie daar onvergeetlik gemaak het. Ons het regtig heerlik gerus en kan net wow en wow! Dankie Stone Lodge. Sien sommer gou weer.

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Fantastic!

Beautiful house! Silver clean, we can't wait to pop in again. Many thanks to everyone at Stone Lodge who made our visit there unforgettable. We really had a wonderful rest and can only wow and wow! Thank you Stone Lodge. See you again soon.

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Dirk K - Dec 2022
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Dirk K
Large group

Meer as wat ons verwag het.

Groot kamers en badkamers.

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More than we expected.

Large rooms and bathrooms.

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Stone Lodge 's response

Baie dankie Dirk. Vriendelike Groete. Die Stone Lodge Team

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Ilze F - Dec 2022
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Ilze F
With friends

Ongelooflike ervaring.

Definitief een van die beste plekke waar ons nog gebly het! Daar is aan alles gedink om mens se verblyf ekstra spesiaal te maak. Nie eers Loadshedding kon n demper plaas op ons bly daar. Tanya het ons die heeltyd ophoogte gehou en Shereen en Thomas was ongelooflik behulpsaam. Definitief gaan ons weer na Stone Lodge toe gaan.

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Incredible experience.

Definitely one of the best places we have ever stayed! Everything has been thought of to make one's stay extra special. Not even Loadshedding could put a damper on our stay there. Tanya kept us informed the whole time and Shereen and Thomas were incredibly helpful. We will definitely go to Stone Lodge again.

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Stone Lodge 's response

Hi Ilze, baie dankie vir jou terugvoering. Dit is so lekker as mens die beste vir ons gaste wil gee en hulle sien dit raak en waardeer dit. Ons hoop om julle weer vinnig te sien. Groete, Stone Lodge span.

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Roewald M - Nov 2022
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
3/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Roewald M
With friends

Wat 'n wonderlike, groot, netjiese, goed ingerigte verblyf met groot kamers en fantastiese fasiliteite.

Dit was 'n wonderlike wegbreek. Stone Lodge het aan al die verwagtinge voldoen. Baie goed ingerig, niks het tekort geskiet nie. Dit is 'n besonderse lodge!

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What a wonderful, large, tidy, well appointed accommodation with large rooms and fantastic facilities.

It was a wonderful getaway. Stone Lodge lived up to all expectations. Very well furnished, nothing was missing. This is an exceptional lodge!

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Stone Lodge 's response

Hi Roewald, ons is so bly julle het dit geniet en ons hoop ons sien julle gou weer. Groete. Die Stone Lodge Span

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Monika B - Oct 2022
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Monika B
Family with young children

What an amazing experience. Would certainly visit again.

The house was fully equipped with all the amenities and kitchen appliances you could require. Shireen welcomed us with a warm smile and provided excellent service during our stay. We made use of the game viewing vehicle which gave us access to areas in the park, we would not have experienced otherwise. Thank you very much! We loved it!

Stone Lodge 's response

Thank you so much Monika, we are so happy you had a good experience and hope to see you soon again. The Stone Lodge Team

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Elza C - Aug 2022
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
3/5
Elza C

Luuks, smaakvol, genoeg boeke en speletjies vir winderige dae en alles wat 'n amateur kok nodig het om te kook.

'n Pragtige troppie koedoes, 'n skugter vlakvark en romatiese volstruise het ons daagliks besoek. Die Bruid van die Bosveld (dombeya rotundifolia) was vol in die blom. Die sonsondergange was voorwaar 'n skouspel van kleure, net jammer die jillende kinders van die lodge langsaan het ons 'rustige' sonsondergange en kuiers op die dek bederf.

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Luxurious, tasteful, enough books and games for windy days and everything an amateur cook needs to cook.

A beautiful herd of kudus, a timid warthog and rheumatic ostriches visited us daily. The Bride of the Bushveld (dombeya rotundifolia) was in full bloom. The sunsets were truly a spectacle of colors, just a pity the screaming children from the lodge next door spoiled our 'peaceful' sunsets and visits on the deck.

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Ilse V - Aug 2022
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Ilse V
With friends

Ongelooflik.

Stone Lodge is omtrent 'n wonderlike plek. En dat jy jou eie voertuig kan huur maak dit omtrent opwindend.

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Unbelievable.

Stone Lodge is about a great place. And being able to rent your own vehicle makes it almost exciting.

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Nellmarie N - Jun 2022
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Nellmarie N
Family with teenagers

Fabulous.

This was a piece of heaven on earth. Our family enjoyed every minute of this beautiful house. Thanks for making our stay so fantastic.

Lizahne S - Apr 2022
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Lizahne S
Family with young children

Perfect place for a family get-away!

Would highly recommend it, and we can't wait to be back ! We had such a pleasant stay. The house exceeded all of our expectations. The house itself is beautifully decorated and spotless and the kitchen is beyond well equipped. The bedrooms and bathrooms are tastefully designed and decorated with beautiful views of the bush. Private, secluded and an absolute heavenly bush hideout. Thank you for making our family get-away a very memorable one!

Stone Lodge 's response

Hi Lizahne, wow thank you so much for loving Stone Lodge. We will gladly receive you back. We appreciate you kind words. Best regards, The Stone Lodge Team.

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Chris B - Jan 2022
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Chris B
Family with teenagers

Asemrowend.

Lekker rustig in die bos.

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Breathtaking.

Nice and quiet in the forest.

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Stone Lodge 's response

Hi Chris, baie dankie vir jou resensie. Ons waardeer dit. Groete, Petro.

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Bob V - Dec 2021
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Bob V
With friends

Baie netjies en goed toegerus.

Stone Lodge kan baie gemaklik 6 mense huisves. Toegangspad was nie so goed nie, moeilik om met 'n lae voertuig daar te kom. Wildkyk naby lodge is baie beperk, tensy jy hulle voertuig gebruik.

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Very neat and well equipped.

Stone Lodge can accommodate 6 people very comfortably. Access road was not so good, difficult to get there with a low vehicle. Game viewing near the lodge is very limited unless you use their vehicle.

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Stone Lodge 's response

Baie dankie vir jou tyd wat jy geneem het om die review te skryf. Ons waardeer dit. Ja, Mabalingwe Natuur Reservaat het verskriklik reën gehad vanaf November. Dit is hoekom dit so mooi groen is, maar met die kom die paaie en natuurlik die diere het baie weiding nou. Ons is bly julle het dit geniet.

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Mark R - Sep 2021
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Mark R
With friends

Well maintained and clean. Provides a relaxing environment.

Perfect weekend getaway.

Stone Lodge 's response

Thank you Mark.

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Aneldia M - Sep 2021
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Aneldia M
Family with young children

Absolutely wonderful.

Was our second time visiting Stone Lodge, and definitely not our last time.

Stone Lodge 's response

Hi Aneldia,
Baie, baie dankie vir jou mooi resensie ons waardeer jou besoeke!
Vriendelike groete,
Stone Lodge Span

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Rianie S - Jul 2021
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Rianie S
Family with young children

Fantasiese plek vir rustigheid.

Ons het vreeslik lekker gebly. Mooiste plek in die bos. Ons het wel vrek koud gekry met die kouefront so die kaggel het oortyd gewerk. Ons het nie regtig dierebesoekers gehad by die huis nie weet nie of die koue rol gespeel het nie. Ons het gaan game drive maar kon nie die olifante, buffels of renosters kry nie. Paar probleempies wat ons gehad het was vinnig uitgesorteer met bestuur. Baie aangename mense. Ons sal beslis weer by Stone Lodge inboek, dalk net in die somer.

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Fantastic place for tranquility.

We had a really nice stay. Most beautiful place in the forest. We did get pretty cold with the cold front so the fireplace worked overtime. We didn't really have animal visitors at home, don't know if the cold played a role. We went on a game drive but could not find the elephants, buffaloes or rhinos. Few problems we had were quickly sorted out with management. Very pleasant people. We will definitely book into Stone Lodge again, maybe just in the summer.

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Stone Lodge 's response

Hi Rianie, baie dankie vir jou resensie! Ons kan nie wag dat jy terug kom nie. Ons kry nogals gereëld olifante en buffels by Stone Lodge, jammer julle het hulle nie gesien nie! Baie groete, Petro.

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Isa S - May 2021
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
3/5
Location
4/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
2/5
Isa S
Family with young children

Die bosveld was mooi, Stone Lodge is baie mooi, keurig en perfek uitgelê vir heerlike familie- en vriende-kuier. Maar ons sal nie weer teruggaan.

Ons was erg teleurgesteld toe ons Saterdag laatoggend agterkom dat die groot geraas, geskreeu en harde musiek kom van 'n bachelorette-partytjie by die huis langsaan af. Dit het die hele belewenis verander in 'n irritasie en skaamte teenoor ons buitelandse kuiergaste wat uitgesien het na hul Afrikabos-uitstappie. Ons het beide die agent en sekuriteit verskeie kere gebel en boodskappe gestuur. Ons is gesê hulle sal gaan praat en ons moet maar weer bel as dit aanhou! So het ons tenminste 5 keer gebel terwyl ons probeer om op ander dinge te fokus. Lang storie kort, hulle kon geen verskil maak en die geraas het tot 10 uur die aand aangehou. Ons privaatheid was ook geskend deur dat sekuriteit vir die oortreders laat weet het dat ons die klaers was. 'n Dame wat deel was van die partytjie het by die stoep opgedaag en vir ons probeer oortuig dat hulle die reg het om te kuier en dat die geraas ons eintlik glad nie affekteer. Ons was almal erg geskok. Was dit net ons wat bewus was van die reëls en ons self absoluut daarby gehou het? Hoe op aarde kan enige iemand dink dat Mabalingwe die regte plek is vir 'n klomp gillende onderwyseresse om te kom dronk word? In my opinie moes sekuriteit hulle vasgevat en uitgesit het 3 uur die middag toe dit duidelik was dat daar geen keer was. Hulle is eers die volgende oggend daar weg. Vir die groot bedrag geld wat betaal is was die naweek nie op standaard. Daar is vele ander plekke waar ons voorheen was waar ons baie meer waarde vir ons geld sou kry.

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The woodland was beautiful, Stone Lodge is very beautiful, elegant and perfectly laid out for a lovely family and friends visit. But we will not go back again.

We were very disappointed when we noticed late Saturday morning that the loud noise, shouting and loud music was coming from a bachelorette party at the house next door. This turned the whole experience into an irritation and shame towards our foreign visitors who were looking forward to their Afrikabos excursion. We called and messaged both the agent and security multiple times. We were told they would go and talk and we should call again if it continued! So we called at least 5 times while trying to focus on other things. Long story short, they couldn't make any difference and the noise continued until 10 o'clock in the evening. Our privacy was also violated by security letting the perpetrators know that we were the complainants. A lady who was part of the party arrived at the porch and tried to convince us that they had the right to hang out and that the noise actually didn't affect us at all. We were all very shocked. Was it just us who were aware of the rules and absolutely abided by them ourselves? How on earth can anyone think that Mabalingwe is the right place for a bunch of screaming female teachers to come and get drunk? In my opinion, security should have arrested them and put them out at 3 o'clock in the afternoon when it was clear that there was no stopping. They didn't leave until the next morning. For the large amount of money paid, the weekend was not up to standard. There are many other places we have been before where we would have gotten much more value for our money.

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Stone Lodge 's response

Hi Isa,
I am so sorry that there were such noisy guests allowed at Mabalingwe. Like we said, on the phone, there was only so much we could do!! I believe the owner of the house got a R9,000 fine. This is the highest ever fine I have heard of at Mabalingwe. We, at Stone Lodge, strive to keep our guests happy and it is very frustrating when things like this, that we have no control over happens.
Once again we apologize for the inconvenience.
Kindest regards,
Stone Lodge Team

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Jenny W - May 2021
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
3/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Jenny W
With spouse/partner

Our stay was awesome.

We wanted a special family weekend to celebrate my hubby's 60th birthday and that is exactly what we got and more. The lodge has got absolutely everything that you require for a self-catering weekend. Very well maintained and exceptionally clean.

Stone Lodge 's response

Hi Jenny, thank you so much for your positive review!
We hope to see you again.
Regards,
The Stone Lodge Team

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Marinda V - Mar 2021
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
3/5
Marinda V

Was heerlik.

Goed toegerus, netjies en skoon.

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Was delicious.

Well equipped, neat and clean.

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Dankie Marinda.

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Bianca P - Feb 2021
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Bianca P
With friends

Exceeding all expectations.

We had such a pleasant stay. After the weekend we were left wanting to stay longer. The house exceeded all of our expectations. The house itself is beautifully decorated and spotless. The kitchen is beyond well equipped and the bedrooms and bathrooms were nicely sized with beautiful views of the bush. The deck and pool area was our favourite part of the house. Private, secluded and an absolute heavenly bush hideout. Jeremiah was exceptional and always there to help us out when we needed it. Would highly recommend it! Can't wait to be back.

Stone Lodge 's response

Thank you so much for this review Bianca. We can’t wait to receive you back!
Regards,
Petro

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Hlompho N - Feb 2021
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Hlompho N

Tranquil stay.

The place a simple drive from Johannesburg, it is a great money for valued and the place creates a beautiful tranquil experience for guests. It's the second time staying at stone lodge, and foresee many more stays in future.

Stone Lodge 's response

Thank you so much for being a part of the Stone Lodge family.

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Cilette H - Jan 2021
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Cilette H
With friends

Goed vir die siel.

Wonderlike uitgeruste, pragtige en rustige huis. Ideaal vir 'n wegbreek om die bos te geniet. Die diens en inligting vooraf was uit die boonste rakke.

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Good for the soul.

Wonderfully equipped, beautiful and peaceful house. Ideal for a break to enjoy the forest. The service and information beforehand was top notch.

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Hi Cilette,
Baie dankie vir jou terug voering!
Ons staan reg vir jou volgende besoek!
Groete
Die Stone Lodge Span

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Elise S - Nov 2020
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Elise S
With friends

Heavenly!

Unbelievable! Beautifully decorated lodge with a fully equipped designer kitchen in a lovely setting. Huge porch with a swimming pool and braai area overlooking a waterhole where we saw giraffe and bush pigs. Lots of birds everywhere, rustic and peaceful. Highly recommended.

Stone Lodge 's response

Hi Elise, we are so glad you enjoyed it and hope to see you soon again!

Regards,

The Stone Lodge Team

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Wendy W - Nov 2020
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Wendy W
With friends

Quiet, relaxing, refreshing.

Stone Lodge is a beautiful home in a beautiful setting. It’s perfect for relaxing with family and friends, and ideal for bonding and spending quality time together.

Ulandi P - Oct 2020
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Ulandi P
Large group

Baie mooi huis met alles wat mens nodig het. Sal definitief weer teruggaan.

Alles was mooi skoon en netjies. Het niks meer nodig gehad nie, die huis was ten volle toegerus. Was heerlik!

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Very nice house with everything you need. Will definitely go back again.

Everything was nice and clean. Didn't need anything more, the house was fully equipped. Was delicious!

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Debbie L - Oct 2020
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
5/5
Debbie L
With friends

Regtig besonders.

Vreeslik mooi, baie wild het ons besoek. Baie netjies en alles waaraan jy kon dink is beskikbaar in die kombuis en die staff was baie behulpsaam en vriendelik.

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Really special.

Terribly beautiful, lots of wildlife visited us. Very tidy and everything you could think of is available in the kitchen and the staff were very helpful and friendly.

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Stone Lodge 's response

Baie dankie Debbie. Ons is so bly julle het dit geniet.

Vriendelike groete

Stone Lodge Span

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Jacques B - Sep 2020
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
4/5
Jacques B
With spouse/partner

Baie lekker en netjiese plek wat baie goed toegerus is.

Vir die prys kan hulle gerus 'n bystand kragbron insit vir die beurtkrag wat behalwe vir die normale toerusting ongelukkig ook die waterdruk beïnvloed. Olifante en buffels het onder andere die lodge se watergat besoek.

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Very nice and neat place that is very well equipped.

For the price, they can easily put in a standby power source for the load shedding which, apart from the normal equipment, unfortunately also affects the water pressure. Among other things, elephants and buffalo visited the lodge's water hole.

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Stone Lodge 's response

Hi Jacques,

Baie dankie vir julle terugvoering!

Ons stem saam met jou en wens ons jan no kragbron gebruik. Ongelukkig laat hulle dit nie toe nie.

Dankie dat julle sulke goeie gaste was, ons hoop om julle weer te Sien!!!

Stone Lodge Span

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Robbyn S - Feb 2020
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Robbyn S
Family with teenagers

Magnificent home, amazing service, we loved every moment.

A home built and decorated down to the finest detail with love and care. Equipped in every way. Spacious luxury in the bush. Excellent service. We had visitors at the waterhole every day. Families of giraffes, warthogs and buck. We saw lots of animals in the reserve. Days and nights spent in the pool and around the fire and relaxing on the superb patio. Can’t wait to go back. We had such a beautiful, happy, relaxing time. The lodge was very wheelchair friendly. Thank you all and thank you Petro.

Stone Lodge 's response

Thank you for loving our house Robbyn, we would love to have you back. Best regards, Petro.

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Vinoulia B - Jan 2020
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Vinoulia B
Family with young children

The stay was amazing. It was far better then we expected! The place is beautiful, space has been well thought off. We have 2 small kids and they where entertained from pool, full DStv with internet and the the animals coming to the water hole. We will be back again. We loved it.

You need to visit this gem of palace. It's one beautiful place. From the entrance right back to the back yard where you are surrounded by bush. Beautiful sky and the animals coming to drink water. The house has all you need, the space is amazing. Kitchen nothing is needed there they have thought of everything. Outside is well thought through. It felt like home away from home with loads of spoils. The 2 staff members Jeremia and Sherees are absolutely amazing. It really feels like I had a holiday, they take good care of you while you there. Everything is always clean and looks like you just arrived every day after they have been there. They so friendly and just wanted to make sure our stay is relaxing. We will be back. We have been going to Mabalingwe now for over 6 years sometimes we go twice a year and out of all our stays and homes we have been in this one is our favourite one!

Jo L - Dec 2019
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Jo L
With spouse/partner

Situated in a beautiful and peaceful surrounding. Well furnished and equipped house with everything you need.

We have stayed numerous times in Mabalingwe but Stone Lodge has definitely been the best accommodation we have stayed in! The house is beautifully furnished and has everything you need to make your stay luxurious and comfortable! The surroundings are breathtaking and peaceful it feels like you have the bush all to yourself! We will most definitely book to stay again!

Stone Lodge 's response

Wow, thank you so much for your kind words.
We are so happy you enjoyed it and hope to see you soon!
Just to let you know that you were 5-star guests as well! We can recommend to you!
Regards,
Stone Lodge Team

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Clemens G - Dec 2019
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Clemens G
With spouse/partner

Great place to stay, topnotch value for money.

We stayed for 7 nights in this spacious, beautiful upmarket house. Great service from owner and local staff who did the extra mile! Wild animals should roam around but due to recent rainfall, this was limited. Only one of the seven days (buffaloes around the house) bit most of the days very quiet. Road to the house is very bad (gravel, potholes) so take care and rent a 4WD or, at least. a SUV or X-Over. Facilities in the house were excellent, Wi-Fi worked well (streaming Netflix worked okay), daily cleaning of the BBQ and pool was also cleaned every day. Local staff lives on the premises in a separate chalet but no intrusion of privacy at all. And both of them are very friendly, show lots of hospitality and it was fun to talk with Jerry. He even washed my car the day before departure, thanks for that! Very good bedding, kitchen very complete. Only missing things were some overhead fans in the living room (was very hot) and covered terrace. Strongly suggested! Mabalingwe is nice to stay but for wildlife pretty limited. Don't go there if you want to compare with the large national parks such as Kruger, Addo or Hluhluwe, but just enjoy the smaller reserve with some limitations. You can rent to house-owned game vehicle, we did so. Not necessary to book that for your whole stay. One or two days is okay. In the whole: great stay though 7 nights is pretty long, would suggest 4/5 nights.

Junior W - Nov 2019
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Junior W
Family with young children

Ek kan die huis vir enigeen aanbeveel, fantasties en luuks!

Die huis het aan al ons verwagtings voldoen en selfs oortref. 5-ster-gehalte, puik! Kan die huis aanbeveel vir enige persoon. Ons sal beslis weer 'n naweek by Stone Lodge bespreek.

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I can recommend the house to anyone, fantastic and luxurious!

The house met and exceeded all our expectations. 5 star quality, great! Can recommend the house to anyone. We will definitely be booking another weekend at Stone Lodge.

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Stone Lodge 's response

Thank you so much for your very kind review! You were also a 5-star guest! Hope to see you soon.
Merry Xmas.
Petro

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Yolande D - Oct 2019
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Yolande D
Family with teenagers

Stunning place!

Beautiful home with stunning decor. Please respect the no noise rule as this has been a great benefit to all the game we have seen at the waterhole situated at the lodge.

Stone Lodge 's response

Thank you so much Yolande. We are so grateful that you enjoyed staying at Stone Lodge.

Warmest regards,
Petro

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Francois S - Sep 2019
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Francois S
With friends

Skitterend, die beste tyd ooit.

Ons het 'n ongelooflike tyd gehad en sal môre teruggaan. Van die stop daar tot die laaste oggend is ons gehelp deur Shereen en Jeremia en het die twee wonderlike mense uit hulle pad gegaan om toe te sien dat ons die beste tyd ooit kon hê.

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Brilliant, the best time ever.

We had an incredible time and will be back tomorrow. From the moment we stopped there until the last morning we were helped by Shereen and Jeremiah and the two wonderful people went out of their way to see that we could have the best time ever.

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Olive G - Mar 2019
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Olive G
With friends

Luuks en ruim.

Stone Lodge is luuks en volledig toegerus. Volop diere wat die watergat besoek. Heerlike ruim huis met groot kuierareas en kamers. Het verblyf terdeë geniet en werklik ontspan en afgeskakel.

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Luxurious and spacious.

Stone Lodge is luxurious and fully equipped. Plenty of animals that visit the water hole. Lovely spacious house with large living areas and rooms. Thoroughly enjoyed stay and really relaxed and switched off.

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Stone Lodge 's response

Baie dankie dat julle die Stone Lodge ondervinding met ons deel. Ons hoop om julle weer te ontvang. Julle was net so goeie gaste! Kan julle aanbeveel.
Petro,
Stone Lodge Span

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Petro O - Dec 2018
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Petro O
With friends

Absoluut asemrowend!

Pragtige woning, met fantastiese staff en uitstekende diens. Alles wat mens nodig het vir 'n heerlike verblyf. Die woning is goed ingerig en die uitsig is ongelooflik mooi. Was ook gelukkig om 'n hele paar verskillende diere by die "watergat" voor die huis te sien. Heerlike wegbreek. Baie dankie ook aan Tanya vir die uitsonderlike diens! 5-ster inderdaad!

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Absolutely breathtaking.

Beautiful house, with excellent staff and service. All you need is there. The house is well furnished and the views are to die for. Lucky enough to see various animals at the waterhole in front of the house. Lovely break. Thank you Tanya for excellent service! 5 stars indeed!

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Melissa H - Dec 2018
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Melissa H
On business

Absolutely incredible.

We enjoyed our stay at Stone Lodge very much. The place is in the ideal location - we saw lots of game from the deck. The house has been done up very nicely! Well done.

G.c. M - Nov 2018
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
G.c. M
With friends

Baie lekker ontspan, goeie wildlewe.

Ons verblyf was baie lekker en rustig. Die akkommodasie is is luuks en daar is alles in die woonplek wat jy sou nodig kry om jou verblyf onvergeetlik te maak.

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Very relaxing, good wildlife.

Our stay was very nice and peaceful. The accommodation is luxurious and there is everything in the residence that you would need to make your stay unforgettable.

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Stone Lodge 's response

Hi Neels, julle was ook 5 ster gaste. Baie dankie vir jou ondersteuning. Sien julle in Maart.
Vriendelike groete
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  • Capacity: 7 people
  • All ages welcome
  • Check-in: 14:00 to 19:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Address: Elandsfontein 30, Mabalingwe Nature Reserve, Bela-Bela, 0480, Limpopo
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