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Khaya Ndlovu Manor House
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Langley, Canada
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“Fantastic Experience!”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

We were scheduled to stay in the cheaper garden suites, but were upgraded into the Manor House as there was space for us. We were greeted upon arrival and made to feel as house guests for the duration of our stay.

Meals were delightful looking out over the watering hole and the bush. Game drive was organized for us into Thornybush and was another great experience, we were able to see the Big 5 in one drive! Very relaxing, be sure to grab a beer on the edge of the infinity pool overlooking wildlife in the watering hole :)

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Mike_KNMH123, Front Office Manager at Khaya Ndlovu Manor House, responded to this review, 10 October 2013
Brent, it was lovely having you guys with us. The photos you added are great and I am sure they have fond memories attached.

See you again soon for a beer at the pool

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Kempten, Germany
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

We booked without any Homepages or agencys directly at the Khaya Ndlovu Manor House. They have a great Team which was always available for answering questions and booked everything we wanted to do for us (activities). Everything was arranged without any Problems and it was amazing what Kind of excellent work they did. We had a double room (my daughter and me) and that room was amazing and very comfortable - especially for the african Country. It could easily be a high-class Hotel in europe.
The personal was unbelievable nice and comfortable. Their english was fantastic, so there werent any communication Problems.
The lodge is a great possibility for an exciting Holiday with Family, friends or a romantic stay. Theese People were able to organize everything for their guests. The pool was very clear and clean. The meals were great - most things we already knew cause its european breakfast :-)

We will come again. All theese guys were that fantastic and helped us to have a wonderful stay in south africa. The trips we have made were great and we are all looking Forward to see those guys soon and of course south africa. We have seen the big 5 and touched lions, Gepards, and hippos - one of the hippos we have feeded..... I tell you - this trip has been the best I have ever did in my life.

Thanks - Khaya Ndlovu Team! We will see us very soon!!!!!!

Room Tip: The Manor house was a good decition. Talk to the People at the lodge - they will give you advice wha...
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Mike_KNMH123, Front Office Manager at Khaya Ndlovu Manor House, responded to this review, 10 October 2013
It was so lovely having you and Leoni with us. Like we always say, people arrive as guests and leave as friends.

Hope to see you again soon

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White Salmon, Washington, United States
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Reviewed 27 July 2013

What a gem! The setting is spectacular, the rooms are beautiful, the food is great and the host and hostess are delightful. What more could one ask? When I'm too old and feeble to climb aboard safari vehicles, I'll simply spend all of my time at Khaya Ndlovu. We discovered it three years ago and have been every year since. And, each visit has been longer than the last. We love it there and look forward to another visit in just a few days. Lucky me! By the way, it's a wonderful place to get over jet lag if you're traveling a great distance (in our case the U.S.) and heading towards Kruger.

Room Tip: Ask for Dolly's room. That's me and I don't know the room number!
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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MikeLawrie, General Manager at Khaya Ndlovu Manor House, responded to this review, 30 July 2013
Dear Dolly S

It feels like I am responding to family. Thank you for your wonderful review.
We so appreciate you guys and cannot wait to see you again, counting the hours

Our Very Best

The Khaya Family
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Phalaborwa, South Africa
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Reviewed 27 July 2013

I stayed at Khaya Ndlovu for a business trip and was treated like royalty. Even though I only arrived at half past nine at night, the staff went out of their way to accommodate me. The whole manor house is beautiful. The breakfast was amazing!! The staff was so friendly and I felt like family. On my way out of the manor house the next morning, I spotted jackals and warthog, just alongside the road and it made my day. I sat on the deck by the pool, to do some work and it was the best office view I have ever had. The four course dinner was prepared perfectly. I will most definitely be returning. In fact, it is so beautiful we are getting married there in August this year.

Room Tip: If you are on a romantic getaway - book a night in the honeymoon suite - it is stunning and comes wi...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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MikeLawrie, General Manager at Khaya Ndlovu Manor House, responded to this review, 30 July 2013
Dear TheMrsC_8

It was fantastic having you here, we are looking forward to your wedding.

See You Soon

Best Regards

The Team at Khaya
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 27 July 2013

It's true, that with a stay at Khaya Ndlovu, you will see the big five of animals. But because this is a review of a lodge, let's focus on another list of five...the big five memories of Khaya Ndlovu that I'd like to share with you today. ONE. The people. After just four nights at the lodge my fiancée and I felt sad to say goodbye to so many endearing people. We exchanged contact information with several, and they kmNow they have friends in Chicago now. TWO. The decor. I am a collector of art, and I cannot say enough about the palette of genre adorning the walls of this lodge. So tasteful. So enchanting. And the mix of African bush themed collections with the rest was seamless. THREE. The grounds. Meandering the lawns of Khaya Ndlovu will bring you in touch with hidden ponds, fragrant gardens, massive trees, thoroughbred horses, and exotic birds. There is an enticing tranquility to it all. FOUR. The food. Top quality fare, breakfast and dinner. We were particularly blown away by the special boma by the fire pit...a candlelit feast of local meats, vegetables and salads beneath a canopy of stars. All the staff was present and partaking in the merriment. FIVE. Attention to detail. Hot water bottle hiding at the foot of the bed on a chilly night? Full tray of a silver tea set brought out to the infinity pool? The list goes on. Listen to me: whether you are a family of six or newlyweds on your honeymoon, you cannot go wrong with Khaya Ndlovu. They are already rated as one of the best and they strive to be THE best. PS- we miss Jordan :).

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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MikeLawrie, General Manager at Khaya Ndlovu Manor House, responded to this review, 30 July 2013
Hi Eric C,

How can we respond to such an incredible review, it humbles us.

Thank you for such an eloquent description of the experience we strive to provide at Khaya. Thank you for touching on all the essential points : the people - our staff are amazing with such a friendly, professional attitude, the decor - our owner Trevor has had such an interesting life and his generosity in sharing this with all of us is admirable, the grounds - our gardeners are so proud of what they do and are often the unsung heroes in the bigger picture, Ahh the food - Our chefs are all so special to us each one of them a cherished member of the family their hard work and diligence in providing such an excellent dining experience, the attention to detail - this I believe sets us apart and probably the most important part of our management responsibility it is immensely rewarding when it is noticed.

Be assured we are looking very hard for the "turtle" and will get back to you as soon as we have found it, lots of stargazing is taking place...

Eric and Nicole - Thank you from the bottom of our hearts

All the Best

The Khaya Team
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Lier, Belgium
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Reviewed 26 July 2013

Khaya Ndlovu is a wonderful place to stay! The view from the pool and the breakfast lounge is magnificent. We stayed in a very nice (self-catering) apartment but we could also join the people in the manor house. We enjoyed our stay very much. Ronel and Mike, the managers, are very friendly and helpful. We can really recommend this place, you can enjoy a real South-African safari experience.. Also Hoedspruit is a lovely village with very nice restaurants. A place to go to!!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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MikeLawrie, General Manager at Khaya Ndlovu Manor House, responded to this review, 30 July 2013
Dear Ingrid V,

Thank you for your wonderful review. Yes our view is really one of our biggest assets. We are so privileged to live here and nothing is nicer for us than to share it with our awesome guests.

Thank you also for mentioning Hoedspruit it is such an amazing little town and so often gets overlooked when guests visit the area, which is such a pity because it has so much variety to offer.

We look forward to welcoming you here again

Our Very Best Regards

The Team at Khaya
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

My girlfriend and I went to a workshop in South Africa and we decided to spend a couple of days close to the Kruger Park. What an excellent choice was to stay at Khaya Ndlovu Manor House. The place is even better than the pictures. Breathtaking views, delicious dinners, excellent facilities, and the more important, the staff is super friendly. They really make you feel as a part of the "Khaya Ndlovu" family.
We didn't want to leave!!! Certainly we want to come back and have the pleasure to stay there again.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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MikeLawrie, General Manager at Khaya Ndlovu Manor House, responded to this review, 30 July 2013
Dear FernandoVC,

Wow thank you for your incredible review. As i have mentioned a few times in my reviews every now and again we have the pleasure of hosting people who add so much to our lives you guys are definitely one of those couples, we really enjoyed sharing this awesome place with you. You are family...

We look forward to seeing your friendly face again

Our Very Best Regards

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Property: Khaya Ndlovu Manor House
Address: R40, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Hoedspruit
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 102 Speciality Lodging in Hoedspruit
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Khaya Ndlovu Manor House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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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