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“Unfriendly staff”
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Maak 'n Jol
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Maak 'n Jol
Ranked #2 of 2 Sodwana B&B and Inns
Reviewed 4 May 2014

We visited the restaurant/pub over the weekend to watch the rugby. I have never experienced such rude service. We asked if they can play some music after all the games - and apparently they don't play music unless there is a DJ... You cant run a tab and your minimum payment on your credit card is a R100. I can fully understand why there were so few people in the pub. I cant comment on the rooms. We left and went to Sodwana Bay Lodge. Friendly staff, good service and great food!!

  • Stayed: May 2014
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

We visited this establishment on Friday 21 March 2014. We parked our car within their fenced of parking area, which is ostensibly patrolled by security guards.
We were advised by the owner, Andre, around 23h00, that it appeared that someone was trying to break into our LandRover. When we responded, we found that the rear window was smashed open, valuables removed, the on-board fridge pilfered & the perpetrators nowhere to be found.
Andre was extremely unapologetic about the incident, attempted to defer responsibility by telling us that the window should not have been left open (why would a window have been smashed if there was one already open, which there definitely was not, as we made a thorough check of the vehicle when locking it)!
Sodwana Bay is notorious for thievery & we strongly believe that if one wants to attract customers, one should take appropriate steps to ensure their safety. Andre made no attempt to assist or even demonstrate any sympathy whatsoever & on this basis we believe that he has no right to operate his business. A proprietor can put up as many indemnity signs as he wishes, he still has the responsibility to his clientele. We also are certain that his so-called "security staff" are responsible for this break-in. They claimed not to hear the sound of breaking glass & were not aware of any intruders, even though the establishment is supposedly fenced off.
Extremely poor management - I recommend you to visit somewhere more secure!

Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Stayed: September 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 August 2014 via mobile
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Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Address: Sodwana, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Sodwana
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Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Sodwana

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