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“charming lodge”
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Blue Mango Lodge
Ranked #1 of 66 Kempton Park B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
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“charming lodge”
Reviewed 14 May 2014

I had the pleasure of staying overnight at this lodge on my way from Dakar, Senegal to Francistown, Botswana. Steve and his Ugandan wife made me feel at home from the onset and the lodge was really charming - home away from home and far removed from the impersonal nature of far more expensive hotel rooms around Johannesburg international airport. The room was excellent and very comfortable with hot water 24/7. Dinner was excellent and breakfast was no mean affair - cooked breakfast - with as much coffee as you could manage. Meeting the other guests was pleasurable over the dinner table and I was able to speak Spanish again with some Colombian church workers. Nothing was too much for Steve and his wife - they were most welcoming and dedicated in providing excellent service. I wish them the best in their work and will stay again there when in Joburg next time. Thanks Steve! Grahame McLeod, Botswana

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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Esigodini, Zimbabwe
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2014

There are 3 things I think are vital for a hotel/bed and breakfast stopover : bed, shower and breakfast. Bed and shower were excellent, breakfast 'merely' very good, so no problems there. The rooms have both a fan and a heater. Plenty of storage space if you need it.

Steve and Daisy, the owners, and their staff are very helpful and friendly. They will pick up and drop off airport travellers which is a great help. This is at no extra cost. The overnight B+B price of R550 also strikes me as good value.

There is an very large communal area with armchairs and TV (no TV in my room) which also serves as the dining room. Tea/coffee etc are also available there (as well as in your rooms).

Evening meals are available on request (possibly lunch as well). The meal I had was wonderful.

It is a very informal, friendly sort of place. Whilst I was there there were guests from a number of different countries but everyone seemed to mix well and it is the sort of place where it is hoped you will rather than just hide in your room.

There is also a very pleasant garden, an outdoor sitting area and a small bar.

For most people, I don't think this will be a negative but I will say that in my room there was a shower but for toilet, bath or handbasin you would need to use a communal one but there were no problems for me in either cleanliness or queuing.

I would stay at Blue Mango again and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a bed for the night in Johannesburg.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Quezon City, Philippines
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

Accommodation and Facilities, Quality of service.
The place is too quiet and peaceful. It is full of nature. There are some animals where in I did not even see since I was a child. It is too relaxing to stay in this place. The service is also perfect. They are to helpful and friendly. Thanks Stevie.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 May 2014 via mobile

After a missed flight a great opportunity (close to the airport with taxi service included) and beautiful oasis to recover from extra stress. Room and service - all you need - for a moderate price. Cheers, Steve!

Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Munich, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2014 via mobile

I won't be telling you that this is the five-star, super luxus lodge...

BUT it is a great place to stay. Stevie and Daisy have outdone themselves providing an accomodation with familiar, relaxing atmosphere where one can enjoy his/her stay in Johannesburg.

To the facts: clean, comfortable, pretty cheap, free transport from and to the airport and all in all a great service.

A big plus: when Stevie got me from the airport together with his cute 2 yo daughter, I got to hear the best performed childrens' story during the ride!

Thank you guys.
Definitely visiting again the next time.

Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Ostend, Belgium
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

Good value for your money.Steve is very friendly and helpful. Next time I have to wait for a flight in Jozi I know for sure where to stay. The garden is a splendid place to kill some time birdwatching.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

I stayed at blue mango on 4/8/14,Seriously Steve came to the airport and picked me up within 15 minutes of calling,the lodge is only 10 minutes away.he also made sure i felt at home at the lodge and drop me of at the airport,I will recommend this place to everyone and will definatly stay there again anytime am in the Johannesburg
ray!!!!
new york
united states

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Property: Blue Mango Lodge
Address: 226 Sixth Avenue | Bredell, Kempton Park, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Kempton Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 66 B&Bs / Inns in Kempton Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Blue Mango Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Offering an outdoor gym and a complimentary airport shuttle service, Blue Mango Lodge is located in Bredell, Kempton Park. O.R. Tambo International Airport is within 10 km of the property. Each room is decorated in a rustic style and is fitted with a TV, heating and tea-and-coffee-making facilities. Towels are provided. The lodge offers barbecue facilities and a bar. Packed lunches are available on request. A variety of restaurants serving local and international cuisine can be found within 6 km. At Blue Mango Lodge offers a 24-hour front desk and an extensive garden. Other facilities offered at the property include a shared lounge, luggage storage and a children's playground. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including darts. If you feel like visiting the surroundings, check out the Kempton Park Golf Club, which is 13 km away or Emperor Palace Casino, which is 15 km from the property. ... more   less 
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