We visited Gwala Gwala for 3 nights on our honeymoon. We were pleasantly suprised on arrival with the quality of the tents and friendliness of the staff. The tents were outstanding with lovely decks, immaculate cleanliness and a personal touch that made us feel really comfortable. We were really impressed with the trouble that the ladies went to in tidying our room and making lovely arrangements of petals on our bed of an evening.
Dinners and Breakfasts were excellent in the tree house, and we even had a romantic meal served on our balcony one night and enjoyed the sounds of the bush.
I must say that we were really impressed with what we saw on the game drives, however, we did find the guides on these game drives a little impersonal. There were no facts etc given about the animals and we were lucky we had already experienced such personal guides in the Sabi Sands prior to this, because it would have been a shame if these drives were your first experience in Africa and no facts were given about the animals.
In saying that, we did see all the big five and enjoyed our experience, it just felt a little rushed sometimes.
Ann, Dorian and the gwalagwala lodge guide Mike were all exceptional people. Very friendly and Dorian couldn't have been more helpful with our questions.
Only one thing I would say is that I think the Gwalagwala game drive itself (within the fences) goes for too long. It is a long time, 3 and a half hours, when your not viewing the big five. Great for bird lovers and bush lovers however.
Our honeymoon suite was absolutely luxurious, tranquil and gorgeous.
Wonderful place to spend a few nights listening to the sounds of Africa!
- Also Known As:
- Gwalagwala South Africa/Hoedspruit