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Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve Safari Lodge

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Inkwenkwezi is situated in the malaria free Eastern Cape of South Africa. The reserve is situated within an area of one hundred square kilometres encompassing five different biomes (vegetation types) which offer varied game viewing. It is one of the few reserves with a tidal estuary. The reserve has the big five and a variety of antelope as well as giraffe, zebra & other predators. The reserve is five minutes from magnificent beaches and a 40 minute drive from a national airport. Driving to Inkwenkwezi is a pleasure as the roads are tarred right to the entrance ACCOMMODATION BUSH CAMP The Bush Camp offers accommodation for twelve guests in six en-suite safari tents. All tents have electric lights, twin beds with Cloud 9 mattresses, slatted headboards, bedside tables and bedside lamps, bedside mats, telephones, chest of drawers. The en-suite bathrooms feature a shower, (hot and cold water) which is crafted to resemble a cave and blends with the natural rock and bush of this area. From its hilltop site the camp overlooks a valley & each safari tent is positioned on a raised timber deck offering you your own private game viewing. On the elevated timber deck guest are able to relax on two easy chairs with a coffee table. VALLEY CAMP The Valley Camp offers twelve guests accommodation in six custom designed luxury tents with the emphasis on spaciousness and quality. The tents are positioned on individual timber decks and situated in a valley nestling amongst indigenous trees. The bathrooms are fitted with both a slipper bath and a four sided glass shower (hot and cold water) a vanity slab(drawers underneath) with a hand basin as well as a hanging area for clothing. All finishes are of a high quality. Tents are furnished with twin three quarter beds (one tent has a queen size bed) all with cloud 9 mattresses and Percale linen. Headboards are trimmed with brass and have bedside tables and lamps as well as a matching dresser, 2 leather easy chairs and a butlers tray. A bar fridge stocked with a variety of South African wine and malt as well as soft drinks. The partially covered outside deck is large and has 2 easy chairs with a coffee table. Guests at both the Valley Camp and the Bush Camp have tea and coffee making facilities with a variety of different teas. All tents have 3 roofs, the inside roof has ventilation flaps to control the temperature, the second roof is the water proofing and the outside roof is used for shade and helps moderate the temperature. All tents have insect mesh on all openings.
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Value for money and location to the beach and the Deck Restaurant is what keeps me coming back to this establishment. However the curtains need to be replaced so does the bedding especially Duvet covers and pillow cases. They are old and colours are fading.
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We did a guided hike through the reserve. approximately 10 kms. saw very few animals but hike was good. Moderate difficulty. Half way stop where coffee and tea was provided.Guide was informative and helpful. This was a medium ace hike
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Had supper with my family and did not expect much since it was my second eatout at Inkwenkwezi. We ordered early evening to avoid the long wait. Giant burgers were mostly bread with a thin beef patty. No table service you have to go order drinks at the bar.
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We had the privilege of spending a weekend at this resort. From the gate when you arrive, the reception, the guides, the accommodation and the food - it is all top class! The unique tented chalets are just part of the feeling of getting away from it all! We went on a game
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5* all the way! Comfort, amenities, staff's attention to detail, facilities, activities, meals, service, information sharing, staff knowledge, etc, etc, etc - everything was top notch in all aspects. We really loved that there were no tv's or radios - nature is entertainment on
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It is best to visit Inkwenkwezi's website for tarriffs. We found them reasonable, since meals and gamedrives are inclusive of their prices. You only pay extra for drinks and additional activities.
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Sorry I can't answer your question. You need to contact the reserve management for the answer. I should have thought it would be on their web site. I was only a visitor for one day and had lunch there.
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Inkwenkwezi is about 30 kilometers from East London, and in the time you have it may not be practical to hire a car. A taxi hire for the day could be possible, but could be expensive. Why not contact Inkwenkwezi by phone or on their email form which is on their website? I am not allowed to paste the link, but on their website is a button to click to get phone number or fill in your details to send an email with your question. Good luck in getting there, the opportunity to feed the elephants is a unique personal experience.
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Inkwenkwezi is about 30 kilometers from East London, and in the time you have it may not be practical to hire a car. A taxi hire for the day could be possible, but could be expensive. Why not contact Inkwenkwezi by phone or on their email form which is on their website? I am not allowed to paste the link, but on their website is a button to click to get phone number or fill in your details to send an email with your question. Good luck in getting there, the opportunity to feed the elephants is a unique personal experience.
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This is what we did. We were a family of 6 and arrived there in the morning, paid the entrance fee and were allowed to go on the next tour. We only wanted to experience the interaction with the elephants, which included an opportunity to feed an elephant. A wonderful experience. The website of Inkwenkwezi provides a phone number and opportunity to send email questions, if you need to do this.
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"Request Valley Camp"
"Tranquility at its best!"
"We only visited the game reserve"
"Find out about their Valley camp and Bush Camp! Spectacular views and relaxed atmosphere to it!"
"All the tented camps are private with a fabulous view."
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PRICE RANGE
US$83 - US$316 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
inkwenkwezi private game reserve safari hotel east london
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South AfricaEastern CapeEast London
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12
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