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Buffalo Thorn Safari Lodge

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4.5 out of 5from 82 reviews for Buffalo Thorn Safari Lodge
Cleanliness
4.6/5
Service
4.4/5
Location
4.4/5
Safety
4.6/5
Value for money
4.5/5
Wynand J - Oct 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
3/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
5/5
Wynand J
Family with young children

Pure bosveld.

Ongelooflike plek om te bly. Pure bosveld met wild reg om jou.

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Pure woodland.

Amazing place to stay. Pure woodland with wildlife right around you.

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Baie dankie.
Ons waardeer die terugvoering.

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Antoinette O - Oct 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
2/5
Service
1/5
Location
2/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
1/5
Antoinette O

Was nie wat ons bespreek het nie.

Ons bespreking was vir 2 Delux Chalets. Ons is egter in 'n ou huis geakkommodeer, wat nie al die nodige geriewe gehad het nie. Die verandering van akkommodasie is nie met ons bespreek nie. Die ontbyt vir R100 p/p bied sleg, 3 repies spek, 2 eiers en 'n toast. Wat nie waarde vir geld is nie. Die akkommodasie en geriewe waaraan ons blootgestel is, is nie op standaard vir 4-ster soos geadverteer nie.

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Wasn't what we discussed.

Our booking was for 2 Delux Chalets. However, we were accommodated in an old house, which did not have all the necessary facilities. The change of accommodation was not discussed with us. The breakfast for R100 p/p offers bad, 3 strips of bacon, 2 eggs and a toast. Which is not value for money. The accommodation and amenities we were exposed to are not up to 4 star standard as advertised.

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Hallo Antoinette, Indien jy na jou bespreking kyk sal jy sien dat ons jou ingelig het op die webwerf tydens jou navraag dat ons volbespreek was en slegs die plaashuis beskikbaar gehad het. Gevolglik is jy R1800 vir 4 volwassenes en 4 kinders gekwotteer i p v R2970. Jy kon die bespreking van die hand gewys het maar jy het dit so bevestig. Verder meer was jou navraag vir 2 enkelkamer chalet en sou die kinders met die ouers die kamer moes deel en op die slaapbank slaap. In die ten volle toegeruste plaashuis met 3 slaapkamers en 2 badkamers met lugversorging was ons aanbieding goedgunstig. Die terugvoering van gaste met kinders vir die plaashuis is baie positief omdat dit ruim en baie privaat is. Dit spyt my dat jy nie jou besprekingsinligting gelees het of raakgesien het dat die kwittasie heelwat goedkoper was as die geadverteerde tariewe nie.

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Andrew B - Sep 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Andrew B
With spouse/partner

Excellent.

The accommodation we were provided at the retreat was outstanding. Pool was clean. Waterhole near accommodation attracted plenty of game - kudu, eland, nyala, impala, warthog and lots of birdlife. Braai facilities excellent. Staff we met were excellent, courteous and helpful.

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Leandri V - Sep 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Leandri V
With spouse/partner

Wonderlike ervaring.

Heerlik gebly, baie rustig en gasvry. Sal dit beslis aanbeveel.

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Wonderful experience.

Wonderful stay, very peaceful and hospitable. Would definitely recommend it.

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Anita G - Sep 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
5/5
Anita G
On business

Gerieflike akkommodasie naby die grens.

Ek sal dit aanbeveel vir enige persoon, persoonlik of besigheidsdoeleindes. Gerieflike en netjiese akkommodasie, sal weer hier kom bly.

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Comfortable accommodation near the border.

I would recommend it to any person, personal or business purposes. Comfortable and tidy accommodation, will stay here again.

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Fanie M - Aug 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Fanie M
With spouse/partner

Aangename oornagstop.

Netjiese en baie skoon verblyf. Die fasiliteit bied meer as verwag. Aangename personeel en die etes was puik.

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Pleasant overnight stop.

Neat and very clean accommodation. The facility offers more than expected. Pleasant staff and the meals were great.

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Dankie vir die positiwe terugvoering. Dit is lekker om te sien ons harde werk word waardeer. Kom kuier gou weer.

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Jehan W - May 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Jehan W
With spouse/partner

Veilige oornagslaapplek net voor die Botswana-grens. Slegs 20 min van die grens af.

Ek en my vrou het Buffalo Thorn as 'n oornagslaapplek gekies voor ons die volgende dag Botswana toe is. Dis naby die grens en die chalets is van so aard dat 'n mens nie te veel hoef te bekommer oor uitpak ens. nie. Dit is gerieflike en maklike oornagblyplek met skoon kombuis/badkamer en slaapkamer. Die braai is ook welkom indien jy sou wou braai of self kosmaak.

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Safe overnight accommodation just before the Botswana border. Only 20 min from the border.

My wife and I chose Buffalo Thorn as a place to stay overnight before heading to Botswana the next day. It's close to the border and the chalets are such that you don't have to worry too much about unpacking etc. not. It is a comfortable and easy place to stay overnight with a clean kitchen/bathroom and bedroom. The braai is also welcome if you would like to braai or cook yourself.

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Anne-marie K - May 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Anne-marie K
On business

Definitely value for money, beautiful location, excellent accommodation, very friendly staff and great food.

I will definitely come back with the family for a longer stay.

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Elmi N - May 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
3/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Elmi N
With friends

Ons kon nie op die plaas rondstap nie agv jagters. Ons is nie hiervan in kennis gestel voor die tyd nie.

Milton en Chef Janina is van topgehalte. Hulle vriendelike diens, hulpvaardigheid en kos het ons baie tuis laat voel.

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We couldn't walk around the farm because of hunters. We were not notified of this ahead of time.

Milton and Chef Janina are top quality. Their friendly service, helpfulness and food made us feel very much at home.

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Goeie dag.
Dit is wel so dat ons van tyd tot tyd moet jag of wildvang om ons getalle onder beheer te hou ten einde 'n gesonde ekosisteem daar te stel. Hierdie beperkte jagte word so bes moontlik gedurende die week geskeduleer.
Met die betrokke naweek was daar egter 'n familiebyeenkoms en verjaarsdagfeesviering by ons Kremetartboom en het die betrokke Pa's gevra of kan hul seuns bietjie jag.
Ons weeg altyd ons gaste se behoeftes so noukeurig moontlik op om te verseker dat almal die beste diens en ondervinding by ons het. Daar was ingestem en gevolglik was dit die vooraf beplan die. Ons jagte is gewoonlik Junie en Julie.
Ons vra onverskoning vir enige ongerief veroorsaak en sal dit ook onder ons staff se aandag bring om dit met gaste beter te koördineer indien so iets weer voorval.

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Merike S - May 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Merike S
With spouse/partner

Absolute juweel!

Ons was in die knyp en het blyplek nodig gehad vir ‘n troue. Die hele Buffalo Thorn span was só akkommoderend en vriendelik en het ons blitsig gehelp. Met die natuur op jou voorstoep kan mens nie anders as om die mooi van die bos in te neem nie. En die feit dat hulle so naby aan die trouplek is, was die kersie op die koek. Die volgende oggend het ons die lekkerste ontbyt gehad voordat ons die rit terug JHB toe moes vat. Ons is so bly ons het op Buffalo Thorn afgekom en sal definitief weer kom vir 'n langer tydperk.

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Absolute gem!

We were in a pinch and needed a place to stay for a wedding. The whole Buffalo Thorn team was so accommodating and friendly and helped us in a flash. With nature on your doorstep, you can't help but take in the beauty of the forest. And the fact that they are so close to the wedding venue was the icing on the cake. The next morning we had the most delicious breakfast before we had to take the drive back to JHB. We are so glad we came across Buffalo Thorn and will definitely be back for a longer period of time.

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Antoinette S - May 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
1/5
Location
4/5
Safety
2/5
Value for money
3/5
Antoinette S
Family with teenagers

Kombinasie van hoogte en laagte punte.

Fisiese bestuurder en chef baie hulpvaardig, maar dis waar dit eindig. Die adminpersoneel ongelukkig onprofessioneel, onhulpvaardig en nie op standaard vir 'n 4-ster-lodge nie!

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Combination of high and low points.

Physical manager and chef very helpful, but that's where it ends. The admin staff unfortunately unprofessional, unhelpful and not up to standard for a 4 star lodge!

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Marie J - Mar 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
2/5
Location
1/5
Safety
2/5
Value for money
2/5
Marie J
With spouse/partner

Swak.

Ek het 3 eenhede bespreek vir 3 pare en toe kry ek 'n ou plaashuis wat ons moes deel.

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Weak.

I booked 3 units for 3 couples and then I got an old farmhouse that we had to share.

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Good day,
Kindly note that this was for the family wedding that you were attending and the rooming was done by die groom and not by ourselves. Prior to the weekend the groom contacted us and confirmed that you would be attending, as there was some kind of misunderstanding apparently between family members. He gave us a list with all the names and where he would like all to sleep. The groom did the rooming and hence he placed your group in the Farm House with the 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and not in single chalets or the lodge.

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Sipho S - Mar 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
2/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
3/5
Sipho S
Family with young children

A good lodge but totally not taken care of.

It is full of bushes even around the houses. They need to ensure that there are no rodents crawling inside the chalets. We had to ask for towels, they don’t replenish stuff.

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Good day,
This is a game lodge in the Bushveld. The chalets are build arround the water hole with natural vegetation. Some times we even have Kudi and Nyala and warthogs grazing between the chalets. This is the charm, luxury whilst surrounded with nature.

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Shaun V - Dec 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
3/5
Location
5/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
3/5
Shaun V
With friends

Baie netjies en skoon en lekker oornag net voor die grens.

Goeie waarde vir geld.

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Very neat and clean and a nice overnight stay just before the border.

Good value for money.

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NICOLAAS W - Sep 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
NICOLAAS W
With friends

Was slegs vir 1 nag, sou vir langer wou bly.

Die akkommodasie is puik, personeel baie vriendelik en behulpsaam. Het vir ons 'n ete voorberei, wat op tyd was soos ons versoek het en het baie lekker geëet.

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Was only for 1 night, would have liked to stay longer.

The accommodation is great, staff very friendly and helpful. Prepared a meal for us, which was on time as we requested and ate very well.

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Jaen-pieër S - Jun 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Jaen-pieër S
With spouse/partner

Skoon, netjies, rustig, warm en vriendelik

Milton die Lodge Manager het ons so mooi gehelp en selfs aangebied om ons bagasie te dra. Die chalets was ongelooflik skoon en netjies en selfs mooier as die foto's. Anne en Allen het ons so mooi wys gemaak oor waar alles is, wat om te doen of nie te doen en ons ook kom waarsku toe die jagters uit was dat ons slegs op n sekere plek kon gaan stap. Glimlagte was beslis een van die mooiste werwelkoming. Ons beplan reeds om terug te gaan.

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Clean, tidy, quiet, warm and friendly

Milton the Lodge Manager helped us so nicely and even offered to carry our luggage. The chalets were incredibly clean and tidy and even more beautiful than the photos. Anne and Allen showed us so well where everything was, what to do or not to do and also came to warn us when the hunters were out that we could only go for a walk in a certain place. Smiles were definitely one of the most beautiful welcomes. We are already planning to go back.

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Jan-hendrik D - May 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Jan-hendrik D
With friends

Was baie lekker gewees. Mal oor die buite-stort.

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Ella G - May 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Ella G
With spouse/partner

Sal enige tyd weer daar bespreek.

DIe akkomodasie is skoon en ruim. Die sjef het Sondagaand op kkort kennisgewing vir ons ’n heerlike aandete voorberei.

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Will book there again anytime.

The accommodation is clean and spacious. The chef prepared a delicious dinner for us on Sunday evening at short notice.

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Lizette W - May 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
3/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Lizette W
Family with young children

Lekker rustige omgewing vir 'n klein wegbreuk.

Ek het 'n familiekamer bespreek vir 2 volwassenes en 2 kinders (11 en 7). Toe ons by die lodge aankom het hulle net vir ons een kamer reggemaak met 'n koninggrootte-bed. Ek het toe met een van die personeelbestuurders gepraat en genoem dat dit nie is wat ek bespreek het nie. Hulle het toe vir ons 'n tweede kamer gegee, maar die twee was glad nie teen mekaar nie. My man en seun het toe in een kamer geslaap en ek en my dogter in die ander om en by 100m uit mekaar uit. Nie regtig wat ek ingedagte gehad het vir 'n naweek weg nie. Die kinders het hulle tydjie deur die dag daar baie geniet en kon gemaklik rondloop sonder om bang te voel.

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Nice quiet environment for a little break away.

I booked a family room for 2 adults and 2 children (11 and 7). When we arrived at the lodge they only prepared one room for us with a king size bed. I then spoke to one of the staff managers and mentioned that this was not what I had booked. They then gave us a second room, but the two were not against each other at all. My husband and son then slept in one room and my daughter and I in the other, around 100m apart. Not really what I had in mind for a weekend away. The children really enjoyed their time there throughout the day and were able to walk around comfortably without feeling scared.

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Lorette V - Mar 2020
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Lorette V
With friends

Vriendelike, gasvrye diens.

Sien sterre.

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Friendly, hospitable service.

See rating.

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Gillian S - Mar 2020
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Gillian S
With friends

Comfortable stay.

We had a comfortable one night stay at Buffalo Thorn Safari Lodge. It was easy to find right off the main road. The chalet was well equipped although we were only supplied with one portion each of coffee, tea and milk. The lodge is well situated for the wedding we attended at Bordeaux Lodge.

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Cecile C - Jan 2020
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Cecile C
With spouse/partner

Good overnight lodge.

I would recommend this lodge to people looking for a place to stay the night; whether it is for travelling or attending a wedding nearby. Just take a lot of mosquito repellent!

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Debi D - Jan 2020
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Debi D
With spouse/partner

The retreat units are stunning. We were in the chalets this time which is not as luxurious. The unit was clean and comfortable and the staff friendly.

This is a great place to get away from it all and rest. We spent a lot of time in the plunge pool and just relaxed. There was not a lot of animals at the waterhole but we did see Nyala, Eland, Jackal and African wild cat. Danie also took us on a Game Drive which was very enjoyable. We stayed at The Retreat previously and would highly recommend it. We self catered, but meals are available if booked in advance. It would be an advantage on the website if you could select which unit you wanted to book. Our Unit 5 had an outdoor shower which bordered on the car park which was not ideal. Other units had their own plunge pool which is more pleasant and convenient. We had to use the boma plunge pool which, while very pleasant, was not as convenient. We still had a great stay.

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Mical G - Jan 2020
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Mical G
Family with young children

Absolutely stunning!

Elize, Danie and their staff made us feel at home from the moment we arrived till the day we left. They made sure we were always taken care of and made it really special for my daughter on her birthday. I would highly recommend this establishment for anybody who wants to unwind and relax. The rooms are spacious with great views and everything is geared towards you relaxing and enjoying nature. The breakfast and dinners were amazing and Willard and Milton made sure we were taken care of for anything we needed. Thank you for an amazing experience!

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Neal G - Dec 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Neal G
On business

Kan aanbeveel.

Lekker maar kort gebly op pad Botswana toe en is selfs na ure ontvang. Sal dit aanbeveel. Ek moes net vooruit vir aandete bespreek het, maar dit het my ontglip en daar is nêrens anders om vinnig kos te koop nie so sal aanbeveel om self kos te bring of aandete vooruit te bespreek.

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Can recommend.

Stayed briefly on our way to Botswana and was even received after hours. Would recommend it. I should have booked in advance for dinner, but it escaped me and there is nowhere else to buy food quickly so would recommend bringing food or booking dinner in advance.

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Rochelle L - Dec 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Rochelle L
With friends

Gerieflike verblyf.

Ek sal Buffalo Thorn Safari Lodge sterk aanbeveel vir enige persoon wat wil wegbreek of oornagverblyf soek. Baie vriendelike diens met lekker geriewe. Ons het baie lekker gebly en gekuier.

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Comfortable accommodation.

I would highly recommend Buffalo Thorn Safari Lodge to anyone looking to getaway or stay overnight. Very friendly service with nice amenities. We had a nice stay and had a great time.

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Elfrieda H - Oct 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Elfrieda H
With spouse/partner

Vriendelik en gemaklik, welkomend.

Pragtige omgewing, skoon en gemaklik. Beste biefstuk en smaaklike kos. Sal beslis aanbeveel vir oornag. Sal net volgende keer muskietspuitgoed saamneem.

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Friendly and comfortable, welcoming.

Beautiful surroundings, clean and comfortable. Best steak and tasty food. Would definitely recommend for overnight stay. Will just bring mosquito spray next time.

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Ronel H - Oct 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
3/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Ronel H

Heerlik, sorgvry en rustig.

Groot en ruim verblyfplek wat goed toegerus is met absoluut als wat jy nodig het en nog meer. Heerlike, rustige atmosfeer en veilig. Die enigste negatiewe was dat ek ten volle betaal het en dat ek by twee geleenthede bewys van betaling moes lewer. Dit sê vir my dat daar moontlik nie goeie kommunikasie was tussen die webtuiste en Buffalo Thorn nie. Verder was daar goeie dienslewering en vriendelike personeel.

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Lovely, carefree and peaceful.

Spacious accommodation that is well equipped with everything you'd need and more. Lovely, peaceful atmosphere and it's safe here. The only negative was that I paid in full and was asked to show my proof of payment twice, which might mean that there isn't great communication between Buffalo Thorn and the website. Other than that the service was good and they have friendly staff.

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Mev A V - Sep 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
1/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
3/5
Mev A V

Lekker, maar teleurstellende diens.

Ons het drie chalets bespreek en het net een gesin-chalet gekry met twee dubbelbeddens in een kamer vir dieselfde prys as drie chalets. Toe ons dit uitwys was daar net gesê daar kan niks gedoen word daaraan nie, sonder jammer en afslag.

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Nice, but disappointing service.

We booked three chalets and only got one family chalet with two double beds in one room for the same price as three chalets. When we pointed it out, they were only told that nothing could be done about it, without regrets and discounts.

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Goeie dag,

Namens die bestuur wil ek onverskoning vra vir die diens wat jullie ontvang het. Soos aan al die terugvoering gesien kan word is dit nie die diens wat ons gewoonlik gee nie en word alle klagtes in 'n ernstige lig beskou. Dankie dat U wel die moeite gedoen het om dit onder ons maandag te bring. Kontak my asb op [email protected] sodat ons aandag aan die situatie kan gee.

Vriendelike groete
Mari

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Albert V - Sep 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Albert V
With spouse/partner

We had a great time at Buffalo Thorn and staff were the best.

Great venue with best rooms looking out on the game at feeding time.

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Jurie H - Sep 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Jurie H
With spouse/partner

Disappointed.

The accommodation was excellent as well as the food. However we where very disappointed with the game drive. There is no game to view. Game can only be seen when they feed them in the afternoons at the lodge. Other than that we did not see any game on both game drives.

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Dalene A - Sep 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Dalene A
With friends

Excellent experience.

Amazing experience from the accommodation, surroundings, food to the hospitality.

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Nick M - Aug 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Nick M
With friends

Awesome.

Great place to stay, wonderful to be so close to the wildlife.

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Tim S - Aug 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Tim S

Excellent place to stay.

Beautiful accommodation with great bush feel and watering hole for the antelope. Will definitely be back.

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Christine C - Jul 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Christine C
With spouse/partner

Gehalte en stylvolle verblyf in die bosveld.

Na ‘n lang dag op die pad was Buffalo Thorn Safari Lodge ‘n oase in die droë wintersbosveld. Die chalet is stylvol gemeubeleer, gerieflik, pragtig skoon en netjies. Die diere wat voor die chalet gevoer is en kom water drink het, was ‘n bonus. Ons is gul ontvang en het aangesit vir ‘n heerlike aandete met ruim porsies en die diens was onverbeterlik! Volgende keer gaan ons beslis langer kuier as net ‘n oornag verblyf op pad na Botswana!

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Quality and stylish accommodation in the bushveld.

After a long day on the road, Buffalo Thorn Safari Lodge was an oasis in the dry winter forest. The chalet is stylishly furnished, comfortable, beautifully clean and tidy. The animals that were fed in front of the chalet and came to drink water were a bonus. We were generously received and sat down to a delicious dinner with generous portions and the service was unbeatable! Next time we will definitely visit longer than just an overnight stay on the way to Botswana!

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Braam J - Jul 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Braam J
Family with teenagers

Fantastiese waarde vir geld!

My kids kon nie dink dat ons in die bosse is met sulke stadsweelde nie. Rustig, afskakel, geniet die wild.

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Fantastic value for money!

My kids couldn't think that we're in the bush with such city luxuries. Peaceful, unwind, enjoy the wild.

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Jane D - May 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Jane D
With spouse/partner

A tranquil part of bushveld.

An incredible piece of unspoiled bush to be enjoyed with the wild life. Great bird life and peace and quiet.

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Hans F - Apr 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Hans F
With spouse/partner

The ideal stop over to Maun.

Accommodation is clean with good attention to detail.

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Rulien K - Jan 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Rulien K
Family with young children

Absoluut heerlik gewees. Lekker ontspan en onsself geniet.

Sal Buffalo Thorn Safari lodge definitief aanbeveel. Pragtige natuurskoon en verblyf is pragtig.

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It was absolutely delicious. Relax and enjoy ourselves.

Would definitely recommend Buffalo Thorn Safari lodge. Beautiful scenery and accommodation is beautiful.

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Armand N - Jan 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Armand N
Family with young children

Ongelooflik lekker gewees.

Baie lekker gebly by die lodge, mense was vriendelik gewees. Lekker stil plek en veilig. Sal enige iemand aanbeveel om gerus by Buffalo Thorn Safari Lodge te gaan kuier. Knap gedaan!

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It was incredibly fun.

Very nice stay at the lodge, people were friendly. Nice quiet place and safe. Would recommend anyone to visit Buffalo Thorn Safari Lodge. Well done!

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Janet En Stoffel K - Dec 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Janet En Stoffel K
With spouse/partner

Bale lekker gebly en geniet.

Verblyf was baie goed met alle geriewe wat ons benodig het.

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Have a great stay and enjoy.

Accommodation was very good with all facilities we needed.

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Elsie M - Dec 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Elsie M

Lieflike plek.

Ons het 'n wonderlike tydjie daar ervaar. Personeel is baie vriendelik en behulpsaam. Blyplek het ons verwagtinge oortref. Alles was baie mooi en luuks. Ons het baie diere gesien by die watergat.

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Lovely place.

We experienced a wonderful time there. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Accommodation exceeded our expectations. Everything was very beautiful and luxurious. We saw many animals at the water hole.

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Cp V - Dec 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
3/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Cp V
With spouse/partner

Al het ons net oornag was dit heel aangenaam. Het egter die gasvryheid van eienaar of bestuurder gemis.

Lyk of die plek op 'n wildteelplaas is. Ons is egter nie ingelig oor wat die plek bied nie. Daar is egter aangename verblyf. Die oornag verblyf is goed toegerus met 'n ingeboude braaiplek. Sou 'n oop bosveldvuur verkies waar mens kan sit en kuier. Ons het nie etes gebruik nie, effe duur. Daar is 'n wildvoer plek voor die chalets maar ons het niks wild daar gesien nie

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Even though we only stayed overnight it was very pleasant. However, missed the hospitality of owner or manager.

Looks like the place is on a game breeding farm. However, we are not informed about what the place has to offer. However, there is pleasant accommodation. The overnight accommodation is well equipped with a built-in braai area. Would prefer an open bushveld fire where one can sit and visit. We did not use meals, a bit expensive. There is a game feeding place in front of the chalets but we didn't see anything wild there

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Ewald V - Oct 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Ewald V
With spouse/partner

Rustig.

Ons het heerlik gebly. Die dame wat die kos voorberei het is boonste gehalte.

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Peaceful.

We had a lovely stay. The lady that made the food was excellent.

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Dirk K - Sep 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Dirk K
With spouse/partner

Besondere verblyf met goed toegeruste chalet, baie vriendelike gasheer en gasvrou, kan dit beslis aanbeveel.

Ons het die verblyf baie geniet, die uitsig vanaf die stoepie en slaapkamer oor die voerarea vir die diere is uitstekend, heelwat foto's sommer vanaf die stoep geneem. Die geriewe is hoogs aan te beveel, sal volgende keer langer moet bly om alles te kan benut. Die aandete van gekookte bord kos was heerlik. Die beskermde onderdakparkering is heel netjies en dit was goed om die kar en sleepwa bietjie uit die son te kry. Ek kan hierdie lodge met vrymoedigheid aanbeveel, sal as ons volgende keer weer deur Martins Drift gaan beslis daar bly.

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Particular accommodation with well-equipped chalet, very friendly host and hostess, can definitely recommend it.

We really enjoyed the stay, the view from the porch and bedroom over the feeding area for the animals is excellent, many photos were taken from the porch. The facilities are highly recommended, will have to stay longer next time to take advantage of everything. The dinner of cooked plate food was delicious. The protected covered parking is very neat and it was good to get the car and trailer out of the sun. I can confidently recommend this lodge, will definitely stay there next time we pass through Martins Drift.

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Madeleen T - Sep 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Madeleen T
With friends

Asemrowende natuurskoon, die wild word reg voor die stoep gevoer gedurende die dag.

Die huis is baie gerieflik en ruim, baie goed toegeruste huis.

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Breathtaking scenery, the game is fed right in front of the porch during the day.

The house is very comfortable and spacious, very well equipped house.

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Wendy A - Aug 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Wendy A
On business

Could not have asked for anything more. Fantastic value for money.

Delicious food, excellent service. Loved the cheeky warthog causing chaos among the other animals. Will be back. What a comfortable bed.

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Adele M - Aug 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Adele M

Vreeslik gerieflik en gemaklik met goeie kliëntediens.

Ons was vreeslik laat in die aand met ope arms en vriendelikheid ontvang. Die eenheid waarin ons oornag het was modern, netjies en gemaklik. Ons sou graag langer wou aanbly om die pragtige terrein meer te verken, maar ons reise het dit ongelukkig nie toegelaat nie.

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Very convenient and comfortable with good customer service.

We were received very late in the evening with open arms and kindness. The unit we stayed in was modern, neat and comfortable. We would have liked to stay longer to explore the beautiful grounds more, but unfortunately our travels did not allow it.

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Christo T - Aug 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Christo T
With spouse/partner

Relaxed, well run and a private sanctuary.

See stars.

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Martin L - Jul 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
5/5
Martin L
With spouse/partner

Gerieflike verblyf naby grenspos op pad na Botswana.

Moderne, goed toegeruste verblyf in die bosveld, soveel beter as net nog 'n hotel / gastehuis. Personeel baie oulik en hulpvaardig, goeie waarde vir geld.

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Comfortable accommodation near border post on the way to Botswana.

Modern, well-equipped accommodation in the bushveld, so much better than just another hotel / guest house. Staff very nice and helpful, good value for money.

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Albert L - Jul 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Albert L
With spouse/partner

Great place very comfortable and clean.

The unit is well equipped, very comfortable and has everything one requires from a self service unit. Good breakfast, as well at affordable price.

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Henry H - Jul 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
5/5
Henry H
Family with teenagers

'n Juweel in die verre noorde.

Wat 'n aangename verrassing is Buffalo Thorn Safari Lodge, oftewel Blinkblaar-wag-'n-bietjie, Lodge nie! Van die vriendelike ontvangs en inburgering deur Milton en sy bekwame assistente, dwarsdeur die verblyf tot by die totsiens, kon niks ons gesin ontstig nie. Van jou stoep af kan jy 'n verskeidenheid vlaktewild minder as vyftig tree van jou af dophou. Loop jy by die voordeur uit, is die indrukwekkende trop buffels reg by jou en kan jy hulle rustig dophou in die gemak van 'n uitkykdek. Die fasiliteite wissel van oornaggeriewe tot 'n fasiliteit vir groot groepe waar 'n heerlike bosveldvakansie met alle moontlike geriewe gereel kan word. Braai- en kombuisgeriewe is puik, kamers ruim en gerieflik en die badkamers skoon en toegerus met komplimentêre toiletware. Die heerlike buitelugstorte met ordentlike groot stortkoppe verdien spesiale vermelding. Die webwerf en foto's van geriewe laat eintlik nie reg geskied aan hierdie besondere verblyf nie. Ons gaan beslis weer!

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A gem in the far north.

What a pleasant surprise Buffalo Thorn Safari Lodge, aka Blinkblaar-wait-a-bit, Lodge! From the friendly reception and integration by Milton and his able assistants, throughout the stay to the farewell, nothing could excite our family. From your porch you can watch a variety of plains game less than fifty yards away. If you walk out the front door, the impressive herd of buffalo is right next to you and you can quietly watch them from the comfort of a viewing deck. The facilities vary from overnight facilities to a facility for large groups where a wonderful bushveld holiday can be arranged with all possible facilities. Barbecue and kitchen facilities are excellent, rooms spacious and comfortable and the bathrooms clean and equipped with complimentary toiletries. The lovely outdoor showers with decent sized shower heads deserve special mention. The website and photos of amenities really do not do justice to this particular accommodation. We will definitely go again!

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Aj M - Jul 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Aj M
With friends

Genuine 'n baie lekker plek om by te bly as mens so ver moet ry vir 'n funskie. Kyk na diere van jou stoep af en daar is buitestorte!

Sien sterre.

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Genuine a very nice place to stay if you have to drive that far for a funski. Watch animals from your porch and there are outdoor showers!

See stars.

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Flynn B - Jul 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
5/5
Flynn B
Family with young children

The new rooms in the Retreat Lodge are amazing.

This is the 3rd time that we used this lodge as a stop over to/from Botswana and it has always been up to 4-star standard. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The rooms have everything you need, especially the kitchen that has all the utilities you need, to the lounge that has very interesting books to read. This is a very highly recommended lodge for a weekend getaway or travel stopover, and well priced.

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Bruce M - Jun 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Bruce M
With spouse/partner

Awesome.

Great accommodation and wish we could've stayed longer. The 4 km sand road to the entrance is a shocker.

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Clarise B - Jun 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
5/5
Clarise B
With spouse/partner

Baie mooi.

Baie skoon en netjiese verblyf. Ongelooflike uitsig en natuurskoon. Wens ons kon langer bly.

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Beautiful.

Very clean and neat accommodation. Unbelievable view and scenery. Wish we could've stayed longer.

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Anriette V - May 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Anriette V
With spouse/partner

Rustig gebly en vriendelike diens!

Ek en my man het Buffalo Thorn Safari Lodge verskriklik baie geniet. Van ons daar aangekom het tot ons vertrek het was ons op die hande gedra deur die staff en eienaars. Dis 'n rustige lodge waar mens net kon rus en mens se siel met jou opvang na die gejaag van die lewe. Ons het ook heerlike kos gekry met die aandetes en dit voel of mens by familie kom kuier op die plaas! Ons was ook gelukkig om te kon stap in die veld elke dag. Gaan vir seker weer terugkom en die keer ons familie en vriende saambring om as groep daar te kom kuier!

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Tranquil stay and friendly stay.

My husband and I enjoyed Buffalo Thorn Safari Lodge a lot. We were treated well by staff and owners from arrival till departure. It is a tranquil lodge where you can rest and catch up with your soul away from the busy life. We had delicious food with dinner and it feels like you are visiting family on the farm. We were also able to walk in the veld everyday. Will definitely come back again and bring our friends and family with us.

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Elzette D - May 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Elzette D
With friends

Uitstekende diens!

Die verblyf en diens was fantasties! Die personeel en eienaars is ongelooflik behulpsaam en vriendelik! Sal beslis weer daar oornag!

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Excellent service!

The accommodation and service were fantastic! The staff and owners are incredibly helpful and friendly! Will definitely stay there again!

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Sophia B - Apr 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Sophia B
With spouse/partner

Lekker.

Dit was lekker en ons waardeer hulle moeite met die verjaarsdag.

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Nice.

It was fun and we appreciate their effort on the birthday.

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Alana D - Apr 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Alana D
Family with teenagers

Skoon, netjies en gerieflik.

Baie mooi, skoon en netjies. Gerieflik geleë net voor die grenspos. Sal dit definitief aanbeveel. Die steak wat hulle vir ons gebraai het die aand daar was van die beste wat ek nog geëet het.

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Clean, tidy and comfortable.

Very nice, clean and tidy. Conveniently located just before the border post. Would definitely recommend it. The steak they grilled for us that night was some of the best I've ever eaten.

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Johan D - Apr 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Johan D
With friends

Excellent, quiet, clean, upmarket overnight stay to/from Botswana.

Nice, quiet overnight stay away from the noisy main road. Well furnished with all the necessary equipment for self catering. Only one option for dinner (steak, chips and salad) excellently prepared by Milton and John. Breakfast classy. Added benefit to view the herd of Buffalo in the kraal evening and morning.

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Gerda M - Mar 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
3/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Gerda M
Individual traveler

Rustig!

Dit was skoon, rustig, in 'n lieflike omgewing. Ek sal beslis weer daar oorbly indien ek weer daardie deel van die land wil besoek.

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Restful!

It was clean, peaceful, in a lovely setting. I will definitely stay there again if I want to visit that part of the country again.

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Jan G - Mar 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
3/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Jan G
With spouse/partner

Rustig, stil en vreedsaam.

Bekoring van die Bosveld op sy beste. Lekker om deur voëls in plaas van voertuie wakker gemaak te word.

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Peaceful, quiet and peaceful.

Charm of the Bosveld at its best. Nice to be woken up by birds instead of vehicles.

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Elsa V - Feb 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
3/5
Elsa V
With spouse/partner

Die eenhede was nie wat ons bespreek het nie.

Die bespreking wat ons gemaak het - en soos geadverteer op die webwerf - was vir losstaande eenhede. Ons eenhed het deel uitgemaak van eenhede wat deur middel van skuifdeure van mekaar geskei was. Nie alleen kon ons elke woord hoor wat die bure gepraat het nie, maar hul klein babatjie het ons elke oggend 5 uur wakker gehuil. Daar was slegs 'n hout stapeldeur tussen die verskillende eenhede. Dit word nie genoem op die webwerf nie. Die eenhede word as losstaande geadverteer. Misleidende advertensie. Die ontbyt was baie teleurstellend. Die standaard was beslis nie 4 ster soos geadverteer nie. Die eetgerei was substandaard en die ontbyt het bestaan uit eier en vaal worsies met roosterbrood wat lank voor die tyd gemaak was. Glad nie 4 ster nie. Uiters teleurstellende ondervinding.

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The units were not what we booked.

The booking we made - and as advertised on the website - was for detached units. Our unit was part of units separated by sliding doors. Not only could we hear every word the neighbors spoke, but their little baby woke us up crying at 5am every morning. There was only a wooden stacking door between the different units. This is not mentioned on the website. The units are advertised as detached. Misleading advertisement. The breakfast was very disappointing. The standard was definitely not 4 star as advertised. The cutlery was substandard and the breakfast consisted of egg and bland sausages with toast that had been made long before. Not 4 star at all. Extremely disappointing experience.

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Buffalo Thorn Safari Lodge 's response

Hallo Elsa,

Ek is jammer oor die ongerief. Ons probeer altyd ons gaste so akkommodeer dat almal gerieflik is en saam kan kuier veral as vriende saam daar is. Aangesien julle deel van die groot trou groep was is julle by die Retreat naby julle vriende gehuisves sodat almal lekker saam kon kuier. Die paartjie langs julle het nie hul baba gespesifiseer tydens die bespreking nie. Die eenhede by die Retreat is juis so bepaal dat groter groepe die eenheid kan skakel om lekker saam te kuier. Om op te maak vir die ongerief sal ons julle graag op 'n naweek gratis in een van ons losstaande eenhede akkommodeer.

Wat die ontbyt aan betref sal ons definitief u aanbevelings ter harte neem. Ons kok was ongelukkig die spesifieke naweek ongesteld en die assistent moes maar instaan aangesien daar geen ander eeltplekke beskikbaar is in die omgewing nie. Bespreek gerus weer ontbyt as julle by ons tuisgaan en kyk of daar 'n verbetering is.

Vriendelike Bosveldgroete,
Mari

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Berdine M - Feb 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Berdine M
With spouse/partner

Gemaklik en rustig.

Het die plek geniet. Daar is 'n vrede wat daar is, om net rustig te kan wees en te ontspan.

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Comfortable and peaceful.

Enjoyed the place. There is a peace that is there, just being able to be calm and relax.

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Berdine M - Feb 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Berdine M
With spouse/partner

Gemaklik en rustig.

Het die plek geniet. Daar is 'n vrede wat daar is, om net rustig te kan wees en te ontspan.

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Comfortable and peaceful.

Enjoyed the place. There is a peace that is there, just being able to be calm and relax.

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Bettie L - Dec 2017
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Bettie L
With spouse/partner

Fantasties!

Moet nie eers wonder of jy hier moet bespreek nie. Doen dit. Fantastiese diens en chalets wat baie smaakvol ingerig is. Die dammetjie lok 'n aantal diere. Sal weer gaan.

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Fantastic!

Don't even wonder if you should book here. Do it. Fantastic service and chalets that are very tastefully decorated. The pond attracts a number of animals. Will go again.

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Ziska M - Oct 2017
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Ziska M

Fantasties!

Ons het weereens 'n wonderlike ondervinding gehad, alles was oortreflik!

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Fantastic!

Once again we had a wonderful experience, everything was superb!

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Andries M - Oct 2017
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Andries M
With spouse/partner

Mooi omgewing met genoeg olifante.

Die lodge is baie netjies. Die diens was puik en die bestuurder baie vriendelik en hulpvaardig. Dit is jammer daar is geen elektriese proppe in die chalets om self tee of koffie te maak en om selfone te herlaai.

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Nice environment with enough elephants.

The lodge is very neat. The service was excellent and the manager very friendly and helpful. It's a shame there are no electric plugs in the chalets to make your own tea or coffee and to recharge mobile phones.

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Renske D - Sep 2017
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Renske D
On business

Luukse plekkie met die mooiste uitsig.

Die kamer was toegerus met alles wat jy nodig sal hê op 'n naweek weg. Die ligging is 'n treat en die stilte was fantasties.

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Luxurious little place with beautiful view.

The room is well equipped with everything you need for a weekend away. The location is a treat and the quiet was fantastic.

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Tielman D - Jan 2017
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
3/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Tielman D
With spouse/partner

Excellent accommodation close to Groblersbrug Border Post.

Cannot fault / improve on accommodation - especially self catering option. Food not so good - steak, chips and salad seems to be the norm for supper and not much of a choice.

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Tielman D - Dec 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Tielman D
With spouse/partner

Excellent stay.

Excellent facilities and well laid out. Meal prices on website outdated and 33% up.

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Jacques B - Aug 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Jacques B
With spouse/partner

Was simply a fantastic weekend.

This is one awesome and stunning place. Every cent worth. Service was excellent, place very well serviced plus the view over the waterhole from your chalet with all the animals coming to drink was just fantastic.

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Cheryldene E - Apr 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
3/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Cheryldene E

Pragtige lodge - bietjie probleme.

Dis 'n pragtige en gerieflike lodge. Ons was egter baie teleurgesteld met die ontbyt wat ons bestel het. Ons het slegs twee repies spek gekry vir 8 mense wat totaal en al belaglik is. Dit was definitief nie genoegsaam vir 8 mense nie. Die vrugtesap het ook afgewater geproe. Toe ons navraag daaroor doen by die mense wat die ontbyt voorberei het, het hulle net skouers opgetrek en gesê dis al wat daar is. Die personeel was baie vriendelik, maar nie baie behulpsaam nie. Moes dit toe maar self met die eienaars uitsorteer wat darem ietwat tegemoetkomend was. Ek was in 'n baie groot verleentheid aangesien ek internasionale gaste saam met my gehad het. So maak maar baie seker van wat julle gaan ontvang vir ontbyt sou julle vra daarvoor. Die krane by die wasbak in die badkamer by die familie-eenheid is ook 'n gemors. Jy kan dit nie groot oopmaak nie en ook nie te klein nie. Dit spuit water oraloor. Die krane werk definitief nie normaal nie. Verder het ons 'n heerlike rustige naweek gehad omring deur pragtige bosveld.

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Beautiful lodge - some problems.

It's a beautiful and comfortable lodge. However, we were very disappointed with the breakfast we ordered. We only got two strips of bacon for 8 people which is totally ridiculous. It was definitely not enough for 8 people. The fruit juice also tasted watered down. When we inquired about it from the people who prepared the breakfast, they just shrugged and said that was all there was. The staff were very friendly, but not very helpful. Had to sort it out myself with the owners who were at least somewhat accommodating. I was in a very big embarrassment as I had international guests with me. So be very sure of what you will receive for breakfast should you ask for it. The faucets at the sink in the bathroom at the family unit are also a mess. You can open it neither big nor too small. It sprays water all over the place. The faucets are definitely not working normally. Furthermore, we had a lovely peaceful weekend surrounded by beautiful woodland.

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Mpho S - Nov 2015
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
2/5
Location
4/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
4/5
Mpho S
With friends

The service did not come to my expectation.

The place is lovely, but from the check in nothing was explained properly. All I was told was to ask the lady. The communication was not good at all because I had to ask more than once for dinner and breakfast, and never got breakfast and it seemed like as soon as we have dinner the guys will sit and start to change channels on TV. I asked to check out at 7 am but the guy was late. We had to phone him and there was a misunderstanding with the bill as I had paid R700 deposit which took longer because he could not understand when I showed him the proof of payment.

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Buffalo Thorn Safari Lodge 's response

Hello Mpho

I do apologise for any inconvenience caused. According to our records, we have only received the deposit. We will definitely look in to this. Further the complain regarding the meals and service I must agree that it is absolutely unacceptable and will be taken up with the lodge manager. Our sincere apologies. Mari Bogenhofer

Buffalo Thorn Safari Lodge
Gary B - Sep 2015
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Gary B
With spouse/partner

Wonderful!

Wow! What a wonderful experience. Accommodation was first class. We were sorry we did not have time to stay longer. The unit overlooked a watering hole and we woke up to game right outside our bedroom. Sorry it is so far from where we live as we would have loved to spend weekends there. We will definitely recommend this accommodation for at least an overnight stay, but stay longer if you can.

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Louise V - Sep 2015
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Louise V
With spouse/partner

Luuks, waarde vir geld, pragtige plaas.

Watter pratige plek, sal weer terug gaan. Ons het lekker gebly, dankie vir al die goeie diens.

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Hennie K - Aug 2015
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Hennie K

Ons het deurnag op pad terug van 'n ekskursie in Botswana.

Sien asb. die sterre.

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Petro D - Apr 2015
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Petro D

Flinke, vriendelike, behulpsame, great ervaring en heerlik gerus en kuier.

Great ervaring gewees en het reeds mense verwys om te gaan deel in die ervaring.

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Emmerentia V - Dec 2014
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
5/5
Emmerentia V
With spouse/partner

Rustig, gasvry en heerlike ontspanning met al die geriewe wat 'n mens kan verlang!

Ons was gelukkig om die eerste twee aande die enigste gaste te wees - die bosveld stilte en rustigheid was wonderlik en die akkommodasie was uitstekend! Die beste selfsorg wat ek nog gebruik het deur LekkeSlaap vir 'n baie goeie prys. Ons het gevra vir aandetes en ontbyt en die kos was smaaklik en goed bedien. Die oord bestuurder, Hamilton, is baie tegemoetkomend en behulpsaam. Hoogs aanbeveel.

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Werner K - Sep 2014
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
3/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Werner K

Goeie verblyf. Egter ver van stad, so sal meestal gebruik as ons op pad Botswana toe is.

Goeie verblyf as jy deur Groblersbrug gaan die volgende dag. Maar geriewe lyk baie goed en glo 'n mens sal jouself kan besig hou vir meer as 'n dag. Ver van stad vir 'n naweek.

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Pieter S - Aug 2014
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Pieter S
With friends

Aangenaam!

Ons het laat die nag aangekom en daarom min ervaar.

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