We stayed here for our 1st anniversary. The house itself is very nice, modern and really gives you the feeling of a bush lodge. The management goes out of their way to help with anything and everything. But the food was an disgrace. the first night they set up a very nice romantic table for us on the deck as we were the only people eating at the lodge. We had a VERY nice soup for the first course but from there on it just went down hill. They waiter stood behind us till we finished, took the plates and brings the next course, no waiting time in between we ate a 4 course meal in 45min after we asked to be given some time in between. we did not get a choice of what to order we got a very over cooked dry salmon. the next morning at breakfast the sane thing, it looks like the chef has not clue at what she's doing. I ordered Egg Benedict, I got 2 poached eggs with pieces of ham on the side and a very thin creamy sauce nothing like a hollandaise. The last dinner we said they should give us at least 10min in between the courses. I think we just had the idea that it was a game lodge and it's not. We had to ask 3 people about the game drive that was included in our package. The game ranger (chef) arrived 30min late because the ranger apparently did not show for work that morning. Overall I would go back again but on a self catering basis.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Scanning the majestic Northern Drakensberg mountain range, the Khaya Ndlovu Manor House wooden decked terrace offers a sweeping panoramic view, which will leave you breathless! Khaya Ndlovu is situated in the northern corner of the big game Blue Canyon Conservancy, a stone's throw from the Kruger National Park. Khaya Ndlovu Manor House - more than just a "game lodge experience". Luxury is elegantly under stated offering an external and a stylish internal dining area, two lounges with DSTV. Free uncapped Wi-Fi is also available. Five comfortable colonial style bedrooms offer a choice of single or king size beds, all elegantly draped with spacious mosquito nets. Each room overlooks the landscaped garden, which provides a playground for the resident monkeys, abundant squirrels, tortoises and a host of chattering bird species. Whilst the sun sets on a dreamy day, sip on a sundowner chosen from our well stocked bar, before enjoying the four course dinner offered every night. As South Africa is home to a host of different cultures, our trained chefs provide a tempting sampler of the rich assortment of culinary traditions. Special requirements are catered for. Retreat to an intimate haven of relaxation and indulge in one of the many treatments offered by our mini spa. Listen to the sounds of the African bush whilst our trained therapist spoils you rotten! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Khaya Ndlovu Manor House South Africa/Hoedspruit