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Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just back from South Africa, stayed 2 nights here, met up with the lovely Bill, whom entertained us with his interesting stories about the Game Reserve. I holidayed by myself and was made to feel very welcome on my arrival, was given a tour of the house and the grounds, i stayed in the main house and my bedroom was... More 

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100roaringlions, Public Relations Manager at Leeuwenbosch Country House, responded to this review

Hi Nerys, what a lovely review, thank you so much for taking the time to write it! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time here and were made to feel so welcome. It's been such a pleasure and honour to open our family home to visitors from all over the world. We are very lucky to have such... More 

Hertford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staying in the main house with many of the original artefacts, photos and decor was a wonderfully relaxing way to spend a few days. The staff were brilliant and the 'pub' and dining room was a fantastic way to meet other travellers in a casual and fun way. The drives out on the reserve were an experience not to be... More 

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100roaringlions, Guest Relations Manager at Leeuwenbosch Country House, responded to this review

Wow, thank you for the lovely review! We are so pleased to hear our team could take such good care of you and fantastic that you got to see and enjoy the wildlife the Amakhala Game Reserve has to offer. It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and the wonderful historical significance of the country house. We... More 

Augsburg
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a great experience to see so many wild animals up close in their natural environment. The hotel is a historical Farm House with meals and drinks included. They have a swimming pool and in the evening they serve a 3 course dinner where you sit together with everyone staying there and chat about your day.

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100roaringlions, Owner at Leeuwenbosch Country House, responded to this review

Hi Daniela, thank you very much for this lovely review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay at Leeuwenbosch as well as the game drives. It sounds like you had some great sightings and enjoyed the history and atmosphere of the country house! We hope you'll return soon. Best wishes, the Leeuwenbosch team More 

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31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow what a trip! The accommodation was lovely and food was so very yummy! Staff were just amazing, so friendly and helpful and our guide for the game drives was so much fun, and incredibly knowledgable. I really cannot recommend this place enough and will be telling all my friends and family to go and visit! Thank you for such... More 

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100roaringlions, Owner at Leeuwenbosch Country House, responded to this review

Hi Lizzie and Nick, it means so much to us that you would recommend our Country House, this is the highest compliment a guest could give us. Thank you for your review and kind words about our staff, we will be sure to pass this on to them. We hope you took away many happy memories and we would love... More 

Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Superb accommodation in former family farmhouse. Two three hour game drives daily with plenty to see. Have a drink in the bar at 7pm and meet a very friendly crowd and have a 3 course dinner at eight on a long table.

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100roaringlions, Owner at Leeuwenbosch Country House, responded to this review

Hi Roger, it's such a wonderful thing to read of our guests' experiences, thank you for taking the time in doing so. We hope to welcome you back again someday soon! Warmest wishes, the Leeuwenbosch team More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We had a really wonderful stay. Service was outstanding. Food was delicious. Loved having a drink in the bar before dinner. And we saw some amazing lion and cheetah. Very happy with our stay and will definitely be back soon.

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100roaringlions, Owner at Leeuwenbosch Country House, responded to this review

Hi Karen, thank you for taking the time to review Leeuwenbosch. We are thrilled to hear your stay was a wonderful one and that you enjoyed the game drives so much. It's such a privilege to be able to share our home with our guests and we very much look forward to welcoming you back soon! Warm wishes, the Leeuwenbosch... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Amakhala Leeuwenbosch Game Reserve is the perfect place to experience South African wildlife, hospitality, and comfort. It was revitalizing, joyful, and peaceful to be there. The game drives were outstanding, with so much wildlife, over the vast and beautiful territory. Our driver/guide was extremely knowledgeable and accommodating. Just perfect. The closeness to the animals (so many types, including lions, cheetahs,... More 

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100roaringlions, Owner at Leeuwenbosch Country House, responded to this review

Hi Nancy, thank you so much for taking the time to write such a warm and detailed review of your stay here at Leeuwenbosch. It sounds like your time here was equally relaxing and invigorating, a winning combination for any holiday - what wonderful feedback for us to hear! The Amakhala has a special place in our hearts so the... More 

Durban, South Africa
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 September 2016

A wonderful and historical step back in time with the colonial accommodation and gardens....a truly unique experience as time slips away in the cellar pub in the evenings with soft 'Sherlock Holmes' garden path lamps guiding you to your cosy and comfortable room for a restful nights sleep. A landscape of mystery and wonderment awaits as your knowledgeable guide leads... More 

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100roaringlions, Owner at Leeuwenbosch Country House, responded to this review

We absolutely loved reading your review of Leeuwenbosch Country House, you have captured all that we love and are proud of at our spot here in the Amakhala. From the atmosphere and history to the wildlife, it is such a thrill to share our passion for the African adventure with our guests. We certainly hope you can join us again... More 

Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016

We have recently returned from a week spent on this former farmstead - it has all the charm of a by-gone age with the 7th generation of the same family still residing. The accommodation was both comfortable and full of character. Our room was one of four known today as "Shearers" with other accommodation in part of the main house.... More 

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100roaringlions, Owner at Leeuwenbosch Country House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for such a warm and detailed review, it is always great to hear feedback from our guests. We are glad you found our accommodation comfortable and charming and will be sure to pass on your compliments to Oudou our ranger. We hope your journey back home was an easy one and very much hope to see... More 

Wales, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016

The people made this stay memorable and although the colonial buildings fired the imagination, the facilities are both tired and inadequate. We stayed in the main house that has a few formerly grand reception rooms with bedrooms leading off, some enjoying a veranda. But the bathrooms very poor. The complex has a quaint small chapel and a pool area which... More 

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100roaringlions, Owner at Leeuwenbosch Country House, responded to this review

Thanking you for taking the time to write us your review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the staff at Leeuwenbosch and the tales of Uncle Bill and Aunt Rose. Thank you for taking the time to mention the above, we are redoing the Country House during this winter period to help bring it back to life. We are... More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A 3-star safari experience in an historic country house on the 7,500 ha malaria-free Amakhala Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Leeuwenbosch Country House is a gracious country house located in the malaria free Amakhala Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Our beautiful country home is set amidst beautiful indigenous gardens, offering luxurious safari accommodation and a family safari experience steeped in settler history. The Country House, built in 1908, offers four spacious en-suite bedrooms, and is layered with a collection of historical images, documents, and furniture dating back to the 1800s. Set back from the Country House in the luscious gardens is a tranquil swimming pool. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Leeuwenbosch Country House

Address: R342 Karel Landman | Follow the N2 from Port Elizabeth to Grahamstown (+/- 60 km) - on right hand side, Amakhala Game Reserve 6070, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Amakhala Game Reserve
Price Range: £150 - £413 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Leeuwenbosch Country House 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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“Stay in the main house not the sheep sheerest cottage, for more privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles 82myra, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“They are all good. You don't have much time to spend in your room.”
 of 5 bubbles RogerS648, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The shearers lodge past the swimming pool is perfect for single or twin share. Lovely garden view from the verandah.”
 of 5 bubbles tuskandhorn, 17 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Maybe try for a "Shearers" room and enjoy sitting out on the veranda”
 of 5 bubbles JerryNP49, 1 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Free Wi-fi is available only at the main lodge. Elevated rooms offer better scenic views.”
 of 5 bubbles 381KEITHP, 23 Feb 2016 | Read review
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