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“Room 65”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Bundu Lodge

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Bundu Lodge
Pretoria, South Africa
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“Room 65”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2013

I booked my self in at the Bundu lodge, as I always stay there and this time I was really seriously disappointed, there were a few problems that I feel was bad management I stayed in room 65. the aircon does not cool its just a fan, the toilet was leaking and stinking. the food I ordered a pizza from the restaurant and it tasted like a sea from all the salt it had on. I used to inform all my friend and family and companies to stay there but I doubt I will now. this is very sad to see this happening to this lodge.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Komatipoort, South Africa
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013

I recently stayed at Bundu Lodge and the rooms are shocking!! I would not advise this place to anyone. Don't be fooled by the beautiful rooms you see on their website, as those are not the rooms you receive when you book. I didn't expect a 5 star lodge, but I also didn't think that the price we paid justified ripped curtains and bedding with holes in it - never mind the lack of pillows! No air conditioning, Smelly bathrooms, and overall disgusting. They will never see me again. I feel like I was put in the servants quarters, and when I complained they never replied.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2013

Very nice and refreshing enviroment with tamed animals roaming around lol had a peacock that turned my balcony into its own teritory woke me up every morning,the room was very clean with thatch roof and the aircon unit was far from the bed so you could sleep with the aircon on. The restaurant has very well mannered waitrons and they do try to make you feel at home. Very centrally located between nelspruit and White river and Kruger national i wouldnt mind staying at Bundu again in future was worth it.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2013

Loved our stay at Bundu. Fantastic location, service and atmosphere. Kids loved the animals. Would def be going back soon!!

Friendly service and very helpful. Good facilities and very neat and clean. Close to lots of attractions not just in Nelspruit but also towards White River and surrounding areas.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Timbavati P.N.R.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

Rooms 91 92 are disgusting and need to be flattend. The toilet door hangs inches away from the wall and then fell off. The toilet wall and back of the door were covered in snot and brown stripes ???
NEVER AGAIN

  • Stayed August 2013
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eMalahleni, South Africa
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2013

After looking at accommodation pictures and gallery photos from 4 different sites(including their own) , I decided to book 17 rooms( 55 people) This was for a management team with family members of a big corporate company that was staying over for the rugby at Mbombela stadium. What an embarrassing moment when not 1 of the rooms looked anything like the photos. Mold in the bathroom(ceiling,window,basin,even the curtain)Pelmets hanging from the ceiling in the room,bedding old,toilets leaking,rooms overall shoddy. Not 4 star,not 3 star...no star! We checked out this morning(we cancelled tonight's booking) Apparently they have different types of accommodation,this is a very important thing to mention to a client when they do a booking!!!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2013

we recently took family from switzerland to Mpumalanga and stayed over at the Bundu lodge for 4 days. What amazing service and friendly staff! The rooms were clean, the staff friendly, and the game drive was wonderful! Everything is well maintained and in good condition which is really good for such a large lodge. The restaurant has a lovely deck and the breakfast spreads are out of this world! Highly recommended for a break away and for any overseas tourists, you definitely will receive a warm African greeting and experience.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Bundu Lodge

Property: Bundu Lodge
Address: Route R-40 White River Road | Mpumalanga, Nelspruit 1240, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Nelspruit
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 64 Speciality Lodging in Nelspruit
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Bundu Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 112
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated within the Bundu Rockies Wildlife Estate, home to more than 30 animals and over 300 bird species, Bundu Lodge offers guests and visitors a taste of the Lowveld life. With superb cuisine and service, Bundu boasts 112 rooms a large a la carte restaurant, as well as 6 fully-equipped conference venues and a quaint chapel - for the ultimate in romantic weddings. Bundu's proximity to Nelspruit and White River as well as the Kruger National Park, has contributed to making it the local lodge of choice. With all its animals at the Bundu Animal Farm, it really is a paradise for the children, making it ideal for the family getaway. Bundu's success story could be largely attributed to its friendly and helpful staff members. ... more   less 
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