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Safari Lodge Hotel & Convention Centre
Ranked #7 of 12 Hotels in Rustenburg
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
“Absolutely terrific”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2013

My Husband and I had the pleasure of staying at the Orion Safari Lodge in November 2013 and it was wonderful, the staff were extremely friendly and helpful and our suite was beautiful. We had such a relaxing time - thank you for a wonderful stay, we will definitely be back soon

Room Tip: We stayed in the Executive Suite and it was very private and comfortable.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Heidi d
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Hote1Management, Manager at Safari Lodge Hotel & Convention Centre, responded to this review, 6 January 2014
Dear Heidi

Thank you for your review following your stay at Safari Lodge. We are glad you had a great time. Hope to see you again soon.

Warm Regards
Staff and Management
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

This being our second weekend at the Orian Safari Lodge in Rustenburg speaks for itself. however this time around it was even better. The service had improved two fold and the smiling extremely helpful staff and GM, Charles just put that special touch to make the stay so special. Beautiful, well appointed and comfortable rooms have all you need. I highly recommend the Orian Safari Lodge for any occasion or for just a break away from the hustle and bustle of our busy lives

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Melanie H
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Hote1Management, Manager at Safari Lodge Hotel & Convention Centre, responded to this review, 17 October 2013
Dear Melanie,

We are very happy that we could host you at Safari Lodge again and thank you for your wonderful review. We are always striving to improve our guest experience and your compliments will be passed onto all staff involved in making your stay pleasant and memorable.

We look forward to seeing you back soon.

Warmest Regards,
Staff and Management
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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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287 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2013

I cannot believe I let myself be talked into holding a conference here. I was promised we would get the upgraded rooms and it would be a totally different experience for us. I was really disappointed at the quality of the "upgraded" rooms. The rooms were dirty and of a very poor standard. The air conditioning was not working at the conferencing venues and we were told it cannot be fixed. The lunch was not served where we arranged it to be. Management just told us they are sorry lunch cannot be served where we made the booking. Stay away!!

Room Tip: Stay away.
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank TravelH007
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Safari O, Manager at Safari Lodge Hotel & Convention Centre, responded to this review, 19 July 2013
Dear Sir,

Thank you very much for your honest review. We as a management team are solely disappointed that your expectations were not met or exceeded. We have lots of repeat customers and conferencing is the staple of our business. So hearing that your experience was less than perfect is important and vital for us in order for us to track and fix any areas of concern.

We have accelerated our upgrade program and hope that you will give us the opportunity to do better.

Yours sincerely

Staff and Management
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2013 via mobile

Driving in, I thought I'd found the road to the seventies! But step inside reception (and the Kagiso conference centre) and you can see where the upgrade is heading. Lovely balance developing between old and new. Very good breakfast service and warm, friendly staff. Will definitely return and spend a bit more time there. Consider this just above average for now ... but heading in the right direction!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Gogo6gogo
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Safari O, Manager at Safari Lodge Hotel & Convention Centre, responded to this review, 27 May 2013
Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you very much for kind and encouraging words.

We hope to see you back at Safari in the near future.

Warmest regards,

Staff and Management
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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2012

I cannot believe that this is a 4 star establishment. The room I stayed in was so run down and old I could not believe it. Felt very unsafe in my room as the locks have been tampered with. Bathroom very old and disappointing. Towels very old and 'thin'. I thought it was only my room but my friend had the same experience. When I complained I was told they have better rooms I should in future book the suites that was renovated recently. I am a South African and stay in hotels in SA frequently. Definately overpriced and unacceptable. The breakfast and conferencing facilities was very good. Friendly staff.

Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
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4 Thank TravelH007
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Safari O, Manager at Safari Lodge Hotel & Convention Centre, responded to this review, 27 May 2013
Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for your review on Safari, Safari is a multi faceted property with many different room configurations dependant on the room type selected and the block requested. We have standard rooms, suites, adjoining rooms etc. Some of our rooms are in the process of being upgraded and some have already been upgraded. The older rooms will be upgraded but as it is an on going upgrade it is best to request a newer room or newer block at time of reservation.

We value your input and take it as constructive criticism and a valuable tool for us to measure our market feedback and customer satisfaction.

We hope to have the opportunity to win back your business.

Sincerely,

Staff and Management
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2012

Soccer tournament venue. Booked in for the weekend. 5 star rates with a disastAr room . 5 people were crammed into an ancient 1 Bedroom and verandah"effort" - Terrible - Stank of stale cigarettes. Shower -above the slipery bath and flimsy shower curtain, flooded the whole bathroom and even ran into the next room, no way of controlling the flow of water onto the floor- had to bath which got a little time consuming when 4 others were in the queue. The water logged door confirmed that we were not the only people to experience this. Toilet had to be turned off at the wall as it leaked and squeeked when open. My 3 children slept in what appeared to be a verandah in earlier times. 2 on a sleeper couch that barely provided any support. For the fees charged you'd expect a decent bed. Food was however acceptable -better than Orion Drakensburg, but they seemed to have a shortage of plates we had to wait on 3 occasions, just for plates. Management only showed their faces at the close of meal times. Security is an issue - on the Saturday night a hole was cut in the fence (a supposed electric fence). Fortunately the guard noticed the attempted "entry" @ 3am - we were woken by their "discussions". To top it all we were contacted after our departure and advised that "housekeeping" had found the hairdryer to be broken - insinuating that we had broken it. We did not even know that one existed and furthermore my wife would never have used it - she has her own. Pitty that"housekeeping" did not notice this the day before as well as the fact that the main light in the "kids verandah" did not work and when they also forgot to replace the soaked and rather old towels (from the previous nights flood). We had to follow up on this. Would we go there again? NO.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
1 Thank AndMacR1
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Safari O, Manager at Safari Lodge Hotel & Convention Centre, responded to this review, 27 May 2013
Dear Sir/Madam,

Unfortunately Safari always gets flooded by bookings when a soccer event is held in Rustenburg. This usually leads to a situation where the prime rooms are sold first. We do however apologise for any inconvenience caused by the hotel and ask that you keep an open mind and allow us an opportunity to win back your business.

Sincerely,

Staff and Management
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Paarl
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2011

We had booked as family for the weekend into Safari Lodge. Had expected the quality of facility and rooms as advertised on website as a 4 star establishment. On arrival had been allocated the old dilapidated and run down external rooms which would not even warrant a 1 star rating. The Hotel charged us for the renovated rooms. Only after serious complaint and changing our booking to another hotel did they provide a discount on the price charged. Be careful and ensure you confirm you are allocated a renovated room in the part of the hotel which had been renovated. Also not the best of hotel for a family weekend as the hotel is swamped with conference guests.

Room Tip: Ask for renovated room
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
5 Thank Jalder
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Property: Safari Lodge Hotel & Convention Centre
Address: Donkerhoek Road, Rustenburg 0300, South Africa (Formerly Orion Safari Lodge)
Region: South Africa > North-West Province > Rustenburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 12 Hotels in Rustenburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Safari Lodge Hotel & Convention Centre 3*
Number of rooms: 131
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled at the foothills of the Rustenberg Kloof and Magaliesberg Mountains, the Safari Lodge is easily accessible from all the major metropolitan areas of Gauteng. The tranquil and relaxed country setting, together with its central location, makes it an ideal conference venue, or holiday destination, from which to explore the many attractions and natural splendours of the area.The Coach Restaurant offers gourmet dining and is perfectly complimented by the Usutu Restaurant and Cocktail Bar that serves mouth-watering buffets. This country hotel has numerous activities and facilities onsite. The swimming pool and pool bar are the perfect place to relax and unwind after a busy day at a conference, or after enjoying a scenic walk in the Rustenberg Kloof. ... more   less 
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