We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Disappointing”

We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this hotel, but we can search other options in Hoedspruit
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Swadini A Forever Resort
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Hoedspruit
Reviewed 21 December 2011

My second visit in 10 years and I found it very disappointing! Reception was very disorganised, no blue permits issued for both the vehicles in our group. Unit 45 is not up to scratch. Dirty dusty carpets, walk-in cupboard not cleared after the Dept of Health visit end Nov/ beginning Dec. and insects that bite in the night when you sleep. The comforters on the beds have not seen a washing machine for a while. Main bedroom comforter not a comfort at all, stayed in the cupboard during our week long stay. Buffelspoort and Gariep are far better choices in the Forever resorts places to stay.The warm water pool overcrowded, and this was out of season! Fortunately the scenery made up for everything. Such a beautiful setting!!

Room Tip: Stay far away from the youth hostel, very noisy!
See more room tips
  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Hanici M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Forever_Swadini, General Manager at Swadini A Forever Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2016

Dear valued guest, many thanks for commenting on your recent stay with us. We apologize for any inconvenience caused. We view your comments in a very serious light and will ensure that all aspects mentioned are improved for future stays. We sincerely look forward to welcoming you back to Swadini, a Forever Resort. Have a pleasant day, Team Swadini

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (95)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

77 - 83 of 95 reviews

Reviewed 7 November 2011

We were told about this place on one of TA forums and what a little gem. We only stayed one night and could have stayed much longer. The chalet was extremely well fitted out and did not show signs of use.
The restaurant was good and the food well prepared and presented.

Value for money - spot on.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank Brewersfriend
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Forever_Swadini, General Manager at Swadini A Forever Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2016

Dear valued guest, many thanks for commenting on your recent stay with us. We sincerely look forward to welcoming you back to Swadini, a Forever Resort. Have a pleasant day, Team Swadini

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 September 2011

Swadini is the perfect place for a great family holiday with the kids. The chalets are well equipped for self catering and the kids love the swimming pools, putt putt, playgrounds. The location is beautiful and there are lots of interesting things to do in the area, cheetah farms, tea at the baobab restaurant, or a sunset cruise on the dam nearby!

  • Stayed: August 2011
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank asnerek
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Forever_Swadini, General Manager at Swadini A Forever Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2016

Dear valued guest, many thanks for commenting on your recent stay with us. We sincerely look forward to welcoming you back to Swadini, a Forever Resort. Have a pleasant day, Team Swadini

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 29 March 2008

The hotel is in a beautiful setting-- with the canyon looming above in every direction. We stayed in a chalet-- with a kitchen, 3 bedrooms and a bathroom-- for less than $100/night total. The hotel has lots of property- with a restaurant, heated and unheated swimming pools, tour office and a convenience store. Since we were staying at the base of the Blyde River Canyon, we went on a river boat trip - which was an hour and a half long and was at 4pm. We booked the trip the same day thru the tour office at Swadini. We felt that it was a great investment for only $10/pp especially since driving around the canyon would have taken more than 4 hours. We saw the famous "3 rondovals" and "the crying face." We also saw 5 hippos in the river, and impala and kudo at the base of the canyon in the bush. If you want to go on the river boat tour, I would recommend calling the Swadini and getting the tour/activities office phone number. The boat tour is scheduled three times a day but will not run unless there are at least 4 people booked.

  • Stayed: March 2008, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check-in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
3  Thank worldboot
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Forever_Swadini, General Manager at Swadini A Forever Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2016

Dear valued guest, many thanks for commenting on your recent stay with us. We sincerely look forward to welcoming you back to Swadini, a Forever Resort. Have a pleasant day, Team Swadini

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 March 2008

Had a lovely one night stay on our way back to jo burg.
Wish we could of stayed longer.
Had a lovely chalet with great facillites and good brai area.
We stayed put of season so every where was nice and quiet.
We enjoyed the outdoor pool, especially as it was heated.
The most beautiful scenary, you must go up and see the dam.
Will love to return one day.

  • Stayed: May 2007, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check-in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank sa21ah
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Forever_Swadini, General Manager at Swadini A Forever Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2016

Dear valued guest, many thanks for commenting on your recent stay with us. We sincerely look forward to welcoming you back to Swadini, a Forever Resort. Have a pleasant day, Team Swadini

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
A TripAdvisor Member
Johannesburg
22
Reviewed 5 May 2006

I stayed at Swadini as an overnight stop for two days while on a motorsport event. As such, I didn't get to use the activities much during my stay as we were mainly there at night, but the location is STUNNING! The resort is situated in the Blyde River Canyon, and is nestled between very striking and imposing mountains.

Also great is the large heated pool situated by the restuarant - but be warned, once you get in you won't want to get out!

There are animals in the bushes immediately surrounding the camp. We saw Kudu, smaller buck and monkeys.

The chalets are comfortable, and as far as I noticed stock all necessary self catering goodies you might need. There is a small shop if you missed anything.

One point - because of all those mountains cell (mobile) phone reception is not very good. There are payphones but remember to buy a card for them from the shop during opening hours!

I think all the accomodation is self catering, but there is a restaurant for those not wanting the hassle.

The resort is definately worth a visit just for the breathtaking scenery!

  • Stayed: July 2004, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
Thank A TripAdvisor Member
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Forever_Swadini, General Manager at Swadini A Forever Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2016

Dear valued guest, many thanks for commenting on your recent stay with us. We sincerely look forward to welcoming you back to Swadini, a Forever Resort. Have a pleasant day, Team Swadini

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 December 2016
Google Translation

Stayed: December 2016
Thank azjapoludniowa
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Forever_Swadini, General Manager at Swadini A Forever Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2016

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Hoedspruit hotels
0.0 mi away
Maduma Boma Game Conservancy
Maduma Boma Game Conservancy
#23 of 103 in Hoedspruit
145 reviews
12.2 mi away
The Bush Pub & Inn
The Bush Pub & Inn
#6 of 24 in Hoedspruit
78 reviews
11.7 mi away
Blyde River Wilderness Lodge
Blyde River Wilderness Lodge
#32 of 103 in Hoedspruit
163 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.0 mi away
Hippo Pools Resort
Hippo Pools Resort
#3 of 3 in Hoedspruit
42 reviews
19.7 mi away
Shikwari Game Reserve
Shikwari Game Reserve
#56 of 103 in Hoedspruit
61 reviews
1.1 mi away
Nyaleti Lodge
Nyaleti Lodge
#4 of 24 in Hoedspruit
84 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Swadini A Forever Resort? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Swadini A Forever Resort

Address: R531 Blyde River Nature Reserve Route, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa (Formerly Aventura Resorts Swadini)
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Hoedspruit
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Hoedspruit
Hotel Class:3 star — Swadini A Forever Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 78
Also Known As:
Forever Resorts Swadini Hotel Hoedspruit
Forever Hotel Hoedspruit
Swadini A Forever Resort South Africa/Hoedspruit

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing