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Hlumu Lodge
Ranked #2 of 2 Badplaas B&B and Inns
Putten NL
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“Book a nice place to stay and support a good cause at the same time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2013

As previous reviewers, we stayed in Badplaas to break on the Golden Gate to Kruger drive.
The owners of Hlumu Lodge run the property to finance a vervet monkey rehab and a shelter for other monkeys. That in itself is a good reason to spend some of your travelfunds here but you also do yourself a favor!
It is a quiet, out of the way location which I would describe as relaxed and peaceful.
The wooden cottages are not superdeluxe but more than comfortable and the rate very reasonable ( under R500, compare this to the competion..)
The cottage we had, consisted of 2 rooms and the non-used room was not rented to other guests.
We booked by email directly and this worked just fine.

I am going to let the photos speak for themselves and if you want to know more, send me a message!

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2012

This Lodge with its sweet wooden cabins in the garden yard offers a calm hideaway. The owners have also an animal rescue project running and give shelter to monkey babies. On your way from Krüger Nationalpark to the Southcost it is a perfect overnight stay to avoid making the 750 km trip to e.g. St. Lucia in 1 day.
You can enjoy a really area after driving a 4 km bush "road", where the cars sometimes jump.
Finish your evening with a great walk to the Game reserve border (trails between 1 and 20 km) and enjoy the magnificent nature. Breakfast & dinner is prepared by the owners. A leisure room with Dart & Pool is open for all guests.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hlumu Lodge
Address: Portion 14 and 17 Farm Avontuur | Badplaas, Badplaas 1190, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Badplaas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Badplaas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hlumu Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Based at the foot of the stunning Hlumuhlumu Mountains, Hlumu Lodge is the ideal destination for a naturally beautiful and relaxing getaway. We offer affordable accommodation paired with a friendly and warm ambiance. Perfectly situated with panoramic views over the Badplaas valley, we offer 12 en-suite chalets, each with its own private deck overlooking the spectacular mountains. There is an on site restaurant where there is always a selection of delicious meals on offer cooked by our resident chef. We also have a fully stocked and competitively priced bar with a large screen TV showing all the major sporting fixtures and a pool table and dart board for entertainment. For those chilly winter evenings, we have a large open fireplace with couches to curl up on. Hlumu Lodge is also home to DIY Wild, a wildlife rescue and rehabilitation centre. DIY Wild is a charity and profits from Hlumu Lodge go directly towards the funding of the wildlife centre. By staying with us you are directly contributing to wildlife conservation. Tours of the rehabilitation centre can be arranged at reception. We are home to a large variety of free roaming wildlife and birdlife including Duiker, Kudu, Reedbuck, Jackal, Servals and Vervet Monkeys. ... more   less 
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