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Lemon3Lodge Guesthouse
Ranked #1 of 7 Kirkwood B&B and Inns
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“Amazing stay! Amazing host!”
Reviewed 6 June 2014

Great stay in an beautiful location! Owner really went out of his way to make my stay an memorable experience. Great food (you have to try the kudu fillet)Truly pleasurable experience. Will always back for more!

  • Stayed June 2014
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 27 January 2014

Our best stay in South Africa! Nice little green paradise with beautifully designed rooms, great pool and amazing staff! Diederik (the owner) went out of his way to help us organise our trip and arrange bookings. Dion (the cook) baked us a truly amazing breakfast and dinner, with fresh bread and muffins, and homemade jam! Spot on!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 27 January 2014

After a long drive through northern SA, we arrived at Lemon3Lodge by surprise, and what a treat it was. The owner noticed our tired faces, and a beer quickly landed by our side as we took a dip in the crystal clear pool (in a beautiful green garden) - a real treat if you've ever travelled in South Africa! Dinner followed, a generous full course freshly made dinner with fresh bread, and freshly baked desert! The rooms have recently been renovated, and attention to detail is key, with freshly baked biscuits and a cafetiere ready for use. In the morning, we met the chef, a Cape Town legend who used to run the bakeries for all hotels in the Cape - let me tell you, breakfast was as fresh as it gets, and well balanced (who has never dreamed of fresh muffins in the AM). We left relaxed, and ready for a new day. But this adress will remain in our adress book for sure!

Room Tip: Each room (the owner gave us a tour) has its own design and charm - very relaxing so any will do. Oh...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 22 April 2013 via mobile

We stayed here only one night on our trip through South Africa, but it was a very good night. Proper beds in a spacious room (we had room 5, one of the bigger ones).

Very helpful owner who not only gave us recommendations for sightseeing in the area but also recommended how to drive from there to our next two locations (!) and what to do there. The advice turned out great so that was excellent service.

I rated the location as average since it's a little far from Addo national park and Kirkwood itself isn't very touristy, but it was worth the drive.

Breakfast was nice with freshly baked bread and more choice than I would expect from a guesthouse.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 29 December 2012

Surrounded by orchards, quietly situated, we found this trendy lodge. Complete with pool, spacious rooms and very good beds. A great breakfast and a host who makes you a nice dinner, when on sundays the restaurants are closed.
Host and owner Diederik feeds you with heaps of usefull tips, arranges daytrips, makes reservations and is a very socially engaged man. As co-founder of the Nkosi foundation he supports activities in the local townships and can talk about this in an inspiring way. A very good Lodge that -if desired- can also give depth to your stay and makes you understand SA better.

Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 22 September 2012

We stayed at Lemon3 Lodge for only one night. The owner is most hospitable and told us to make ourselves at home in their lounge area. He was going out for the evening but left us to do our own thing. The bedroom was adequate--a bit sparse but hey you are only there one night. No TV in the room but there is one in the lounge area (unfortunately we couldn't figure out how to change channels but that's OK).. We were told only one restaurant was open on a Sat night so we went to the local supermarket and bought some cooked chicken and salad and wine and took it back to Lemon3. Worked well. The breakfast was very good and we even got a proper expresso coffee which we were greatful for.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 15 July 2012

Ver nice rooms, great staff and cute little restaurant. The tourist info recommended us to this easy to find hotel.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Lemon3Lodge Guesthouse
Address: R336 Main Road | Addo Elephant National Park, Kirkwood, Sundays River Valley 6120, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Sundays River Valley > Kirkwood
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Kirkwood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Lemon3Lodge Guesthouse 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Modern and trendy 4 star guesthouse near Addo Elephant National Park. Air conditioned double rooms with en-suite bathroom, Coffee- and tea facility, comfortable chairs, writing desk, TV and free WiFi. Swimming pool, sundeck, shade, garden and a 4 ha lemon orchard. Lounge with DSTV- international, dvd, music, book, information and a honesty bar. Safe off street parking. Wireless internet available all over the venue. Breakfast with yoghurts, muesli, cornflakes, fruits, fruit salade, cheeses, cold meats, tomato, cucumber, marmalade, Dutch sweets and a selection for fresh bread and toast. Meet & greet the locals during our Nkosi FOundation township tour where we visit our cooking project. ... more   less 
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