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Zuleika Country House
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Hoedspruit
West Yorkshire
Level 6 Contributor
116 reviews
65 hotel reviews
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“Enjoyable one night stay”
Reviewed 18 July 2011

We only stayed for one night but we would have been happy to stay for longer!
We were made to feel very welcome on arrival and in fact received a room upgrade as the original room we were shown was set up as a twin room and not a double - even though we were happy with the twin beds.
The breakfast was set out on the verandah with plenty of choice and a full cooked option.
The grounds are very pretty and in fact they had a hippo in the pond at the bottom which had been injured in a fight and had moved from the river to 'lick its wounds.
If we are in the area again we will definitely stay at Zuleika again.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 19 March 2011

the scenic mountains and the beautiful scenery
well worth a visit
relax in a warm bath to cool down

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled on business
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
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Reviewed 5 March 2011

We stayed only one night after a trip to the Kruger because we wanted to see Blyde River Canyon. Zuleika is in an area of fruit farming and just a few minutes walk down to a bridge over the river (sadly no crocs or hippos around). The garden is lovely and views across to the Drakensburg mountains are spectacular. Our welcome was fine, though we did feel a touch uncomfortable when told to keep our door shut because they were having a problem with snakes - so the first job was a good look in every corner of the room! The room was suite-style with a pleasant outdoor terrace overlooking the mountains. We were disappointed with the room decor which I guess was supposed to look rustic. Creaky old furniture, painted concrete floors with a few mats scattered around and a toilet room which was just plain plaster and concrete. It was, however, spotless - the maid had clearly done a good job. The shower and bath were good. We ate breakfast and dinner at the hotel and the food was fine, though there is no choice at dinner, but the table settings and general ambience were nothing special. Basically this could be a good place if someone just got hold of it, invested a bit and put a bit of care into the place. It was the poorest of all of the places we stayed in this price range.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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London
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82 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2011

We only spent 1 night at Zuleika en route to Kruger but wished we could have stayed longer! The location is beautiful and very peaceful at night. The staff were very helpful and friendly and organised our transfers from the airport and a trip to Blyde River Canyon. We enjoyed a lovely dinner on the terrace - excellent food and great value for money. Would happily recommend to others.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 15 November 2010

I have stayed at Zuleika about three times in the past year and loved every stay. The rooms are cute and comfortable, the breakfast and dinner are good. This past trip I brought a group of guest from my company and the staff was MORE than helpful to accommodate our every need. It is in the most beautiful location! Make sure to take a swim and a walk around the property!

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled on business
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Berlin
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Reviewed 21 October 2010

We stayed for two nights before entering Krueger Park. The location is great, room 6 was very nice with complete privacy as it is facing the garden and the nearby mountains. I would like to emphazise the previous recommendation for the boat tour on the Blyde river (lake). Costs 90 Rand for two hours and is 20 minutes afar. It truly is better than driving on the Panorama Route. Unfortunately, from time to time there is noise from a nearby fruit-packing factory which my wife found very annoying. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The restaurant has a very nice location on an elevated terrace

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Sleepy Hollow, New York, USA
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Reviewed 25 August 2010

Found this place thru another hotel down near Kruger. Loved our night there and wish we had another. We had a "room" that included a veranda, kitchen/common room and a separate room for the kids with an ensuite bathroom. True country style with amazing service and great food. Make sure to do the closeby boat ride in Blyde River Canyon as it is spectacular and actually much more panoramic than the drive on the Panorama Route.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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Property: Zuleika Country House
Address: Zuleika Country House | Farm Moriah, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Hoedspruit
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Hoedspruit
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dear Valued Customer, We would like to inform you that Zuleika Country House will be changing ownership and our last effective day of business will be the 26th of June. The guest house will remain open however it will be under new management and will be trading as Blyde Mountain Country House. We can't fully express our deep gratitude for your business and support. Thank you again for your business. Sincerely, The Zuleika Team Zuleika Country House ... more   less 
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Zuleika Country House Hotel Hoedspruit
Zuleika Country Hotel
Zuleika Country House South Africa/Hoedspruit

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