My husband and I stayed at the Khaya Ndlovu Lodge a fortnight ago, for one night. We are keen cyclists, so we arrived towards the late afternoon at the main gate. In fact my husband got a front tyre puncture about half a mile away from the gate so we called the lodge and within a few minutes the lodge manager (Mike Lawrie) picked us up personally with one of their game drivers. Excellent service! We stayed in one of the honeymoon suites, and what a delight! Grand and tastefully decorated, spanking clean, with a huge and comfortable bed. Just perfect. We were very hungry as a result of our paddling, so we were looking forward to dinner. We were not disappointed: 4-course dinner! Especially the main course (kingklip fish!!) blew us away. They even had my husband's favourite drink (Cinzano), ok, not the bianco version but the extra dry one, but still, that is VERY impressive!! A rare drink for people in the know. We then hung out in the lounge area, view onto the Drakensberg: Wow!! What an unforgettable setting. We had a chat with Mike who is the kindest man we met on our cycling trip. This place oozes care and love, and its many personal touches make all the difference.
After a good night's sleep we had a fantastic breakfast before setting off on a new cycling day, but not before visiting Khaya's horse stables that boast some stunning breeds. Very nice indeed.
If you are looking for a lodge that is both high-end and yet relaxed and very personal, then this is for you! The value for money at this place is also very compelling. They also offer safaris, as well as lots of activities and trips in the local area, so they offer the perfect combination. We will come back, and stay longer next time! :-)
- 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