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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Kingfisher Lodge at Enterbeni Reserve is an excellent place to stay in beautiful surroundings. The staff were polite and helpful, and always smiling. Our room was clean and very comfortable with lovely views across the lake where hippos could be seen. Rangers on the game drives are well informed and great communicators, so no-one misses seeing the great variety of...

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MichelleBouic, Company Liaison at Kingfisher Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jane V, We would like to thank you for the high score you have given us about Kingfisher Lodge; We are so glad to hear that your overall experience was a great one from the staff that made you feel welcome, to the rangers and their tracking skills and knowledge of the wild, and we will gladly welcome you...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Kingfisher Lodge at Entabeni is within a beautiful setting overlooking the lake with a mountainous backdrop. It is very peaceful and tranquil. The food was exceptional - Fresh, wholesome and delicious with great variety. We also found the all the staff to be very friendly and helpful and they made an effort where they could with what they had. The...

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MichelleBouic, PR & Marketing Executive at Kingfisher Lodge, responded to this review

Good Day Careydasilva Thank you for your detailed review. We were heartened to read that found our property to be memorable but apologise that your overall experience was not the Legendary experience we strive to create. Your spa comments have been addressed and we apologise that your experience did not live up to expectation. This is not the norm, nor...

Somerset West, South Africa
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Hi Gillian, All the arrangements and suggestions which you have made in the past regarding travel whether it be for business or leisure have been great. Please be advised that it is my suggestion that you never recommend Entabeni ( Kingfisher Lodge) Reserve to anyone! I am not sure as to what you may have heard or know about this...

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MichelleBouic, Company Liaison at Kingfisher Lodge, responded to this review

Good Day Mr Gregor234, You concerns were received via your travel agent and a comprehensive feedback report has been sent to them. We apologize if your time with us was not the Legendary experience we strive to create, however we trust that our feedback will be met favorably. Regards Michelle Bouic

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Pros Amazing tasty food buffet style and constantly being fed. Very affordable all inclusive price when compared to other safaris Nice grounds Knowledgeable Rangers Cons: Water is not included which is ridiculous and you are charged for small bottles. No one even makes it really clear that no drinks are included but keep asking if you want drinks which is...

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MichelleBouic, PR & Marketing Executive at Kingfisher Lodge, responded to this review

Good Day Jason and Paulina, Thank you for your review. We apologise in the delay in responding. Whilst we were delighted to read your Pros of our property, we were most disheartened when we read the Cons. We strive to create Legendary experiences across all our properties, and apologise that this was not the case for you. Whilst many of...

Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

We went to Kingfisher Lodge for a weekend getaway and there is only one word to describe the service of the lodge and the lodge itself: disaster. -Very unfriendly stuff, when you asked for something they were annoyed to have to work. Self service, the waiter took your order from 3m distance because he was too lazy to come to...

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MichelleBouic, PR & Marketing Executive at Kingfisher Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Franziro, Our apologies for the delay in coming back to you regarding your review of Kingfisher Lodge. We were disheartened to read that your overall time with us at Kingfisher Lodge was a disappointing one. We can advise that all your points were immediately escalated to the General Manager and that corrective action taken. The attitude of the staff...

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Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

It is as if there is no proper management here...small things are missing. Wake up this morning and go to the main lodge for proper coffee and a rusk...no says the guy. There is instant coffee. We had to ask for rusks. Meals are average buffet style food. Meals are served at one table seating all 16 guests. Food served...

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MichelleBouic, PR & Marketing Executive at Kingfisher Lodge, responded to this review

Good Day Niki V Thank you for taking the time to review Kingfisher Lodge. We apologise for our delayed response, but can assure you that all your concerns have been escalated to the General Manager. Your concern regarding the table seating has been addressed with our team now ensuring that clients are asked how they wish to be seated for...

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

The staff were friendly and made us feel welcome. Check-in was quick after a safety briefing. It is all-inclusive i.e. DBB, lunch and accommodation. Rooms have a deck with a table and 2 chairs. Huge bath and shower as en suite(indoor) and a fireplace for the chilly winter nights. Added bonus, electric blanket. The food was lovely and a selection...

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed in unit 3 of Kingfisher for 2 nights in July. This room is near the kitchen so you often hear the noise from the staff. The lodge is however nice with only 8 units and a spectacular view. Each unit has a fire place, mini fridge, big bath and aircon. Each day you receive a bag of wood...

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MichelleBouic, PR & Marketing Executive at Kingfisher Lodge, responded to this review

Good Day WendyvdbSA Thank you for taking the time to review Kingfisher Lodge, and our apologies for the tardy response. We are heartened to read that your overall time with us was a Legendary one, and trust that you will be back in the future. It is true that Entabeni vehicles are equipped to take 10 passengers per game drive...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Chalets great but furniture a bit scruffy. Location and view from the lodge outstanding. Just 4 chalets so great for a group of friends, but don't expect too much variety on game viewing. Great rhino & elephant sightings but very limited big cat sightings and no-one even mentioned a buffalo! Easy to get to from Joburg and the gravel road...

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MichelleBouic, PR & Marketing Executive at Kingfisher Lodge, responded to this review

Good Day IanVella Thank you for your review and our apologies for only coming back to you on this now. We are encouraged to read that your overall time with us was a memorable one and can advise that your concerns were escalated to the General Manager. Thank you for your compliments and for your constructive feedback. We believe all...

Freeport, Illinois
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Eight of us stayed here for three nights. We had two game drives a day and saw lots of spectacular scenery. The food was good and the room was excellent. We had a wonderful driver named John who took great care of us and even transported two of the men to an area golf course and waited while they played....

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MichelleBouic, PR and Company Liaison at Kingfisher Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Ebenezer15, We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the food and game drives at Kingfisher. Please, do come to visit us again very soon. Kind Regards Michelle Bouic

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set on the banks of Lake Entabeni, Kingfisher Lodge is the most exclusive and luxurious of all the lodges, offering superb personalized service. In the main lounge and dining area the ambience is inviting with elegant decor, specially designed furniture and fireplace ensuring an enjoyable and relaxed atmosphere. The lodge has a spacious lounge/dining room, which opens onto a wooden deck. The eight deluxe bedrooms are stylishly decorated and feature fireplaces, mini-bars and private decks. The lodge is also equipped to accommodate guests with mobility challenges. The honeymoon suite features an exquisite four poster bed and a Jacuzzi bath with views of the lake. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kingfisher Lodge

Address: Sterkrivier Rd | Upper Escarpment, Entabeni Game Reserve, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Waterberg > Entabeni Game Reserve
Hotel Class:5 star — Kingfisher Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Kingfisher Lodge South Africa/Entabeni Game Reserve
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“Keep the door closed so the monkeys don't come in!”
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“Please do not go to this Lodge!”
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“Room 4 at Kingfisher has a spa bath”
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