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Paris, France
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What can we say after our amazing 5 days in this incredible place.. that we definitely want to come back some day! The location is breathtaking, the lodge is beautiful, the food is somptuous, very caring hosts, friendly and dedicated staff, many laughs with Pemba the ranger.. We are very happy to have discovered South Africa at Esiweni Lodge. We...

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Offenburg, Germany
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A top level lodge in South Africa offering a unique experience. An incredible attention to details and an impeccable service provide at the same time a feeling of luxury and well-being for every guest. First class food and high quality arrangement in a stunning environment together with the most attentive staff you can figure as well as direct many other...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 2 days in Esiweni and regret not to stay longer. The lodge is wonderful. The rooms are huge and very comfortable. The view on the river is astonishing. We even saw a herd of elephants coming to drink to the river. The food is, as we say in France, "à tomber par terre" (jaw-droppping) The staff is available...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 7 May 2016

We live in South Africa and have stayed in various lodges in Southern Africa, but this was our first visit to Esiweni and we will be back. The Lodge is beautiful, the food was wonderful (we seemed to be eating every few hours), and all the staff were lovely. Pemba our guide was not only very knowledgable, but also good...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 11 April 2016

I live in Canada and my brother Russell lives in the US and our 88 year old mother lives in Durban. We had a quick weekend together at Esewini! Our time together at Ezewini was just incredible, starting with the welcome, the hospitality, the wonderful staff, the food which was to die for and the game drives. We loved every...

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Hannington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 March 2016

We visited this beautiful lodge in the private Nambiti game reserve, March 2016. This was our first safari and we loved every minute. Esiweni is a small, family run lodge on the exclusive game reserve. It is a big 5 reserve and carefully managed with a view to protecting the animals and conservation. We had a very warm welcome from...

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Reviewed 23 February 2016

Our review is long overdue but as they say, better late than never! We stayed at Esiweni in September for our honeymoon during an unusually cold couple of days. Sophie and Ludovic went out of their way to accommodate the game drives, the activities and our lodge to account for this. The service was 5 stars and authentic, Nambiti is...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

This is the second time we had the chance to go to Esiweni Lodge . This place has something sacred , that soothes the soul. A breathtaking view , very comfortable rooms , a real rest. A parenthesis in our urban lives , active and stressed. The cuisine of the new chef is even better , very inventive and fresh....

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 January 2016

We loved our visit! It exceeded all our expectations. The hosts, Sophie and Ludovic, were charming, helpful but unobtrusive. The accommodation was wonderful and peaceful - a proper escape from everyday busy lives. Our guide, Siya, was excellent - informative, cheerful and determined to ensure we saw everything we wanted and had fun. The other staff were great too -...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 15 January 2016

It was the first time that I went on a safari to this amazing place with a breathtaking view. The Esiweni lodge, on top of a cliff over the Sunday river, is just wonderful with amazing food and service. We went on several game drives and each of them was a new experience as the Nambiti Reserve offers a large...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Esiweni Lodge offers five, luxurious, individual suites. Each has an indoor shower, magnificent views from the bath and a private, outdoor shower. Two of the suites are interconnected for use as a family unit. Each suite has underfloor heating for cold winter nights and overhead fans for warm, summer evenings. Our honeymoon suite has a private, outdoor bath with stunning views across the valley.Fully retracting patio doors open onto private decks where you can enjoy the majestic views of the Sundays River, waterfall and valley below. The decor of the main lodge is elegant depicting a colonial safari theme. Large, stone hearths warm the lounge and dining areas on cold, winter nights. During good weather, outdoor dining overlooking the valley is served on the vast, wooden deck. An intercom system is in place to connect each suite to the lodge staff in case of emergencies. Safes are also provided. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Esiweni Luxury Safari Lodge

Address: Nambiti Private Game Reserve | Elandslaagte, Ladysmith 3371, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Ladysmith
Price Range: £639 - £714 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“just five rooms. All are huge and very comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles flobert, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Our room was exceptional in every aspect. I can only assume all rooms are of the same outstanding quality.”
 of 5 bubbles boycecol, 11 Apr 2016 | Read review
“There are only 5 rooms and all are 5 star”
 of 5 bubbles CarrieEatough, 15 Mar 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms have the most incredible views, so you can choose anyone.”
 of 5 bubbles FGM66, 11 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Only 5 rooms, all at the top of the cliff with the same outstanding view”
 of 5 bubbles LiliePao, 18 Oct 2015 | Read review
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