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De Vrolike Vark

Self Catering

Review Summary

4.5 out of 5from 55 reviews for De Vrolike Vark
Cleanliness
4.4/5
Service
4.6/5
Location
4.7/5
Safety
4.7/5
Value for money
4.3/5
Zelna D - Jul 2024
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Zelna D
With spouse/partner

Dit was regtig baie rustig.

Ons het vreeslik lekker gebly - alles was perfek.

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It was really very peaceful.

We had a really nice stay - everything was perfect.

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Monique T - Jun 2024
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Monique T
Family with young children

Bosveld bly lekker.

Baie lekker, baie netjies en gemaklik.

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Bushveld remains nice.

Very nice, very neat and comfortable.

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Rick M - May 2024
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Rick M
With spouse/partner

Great!

We had a wonderful stay. Not that easy to find but once we arrived it was great.

Sanet E - May 2024
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Sanet E
With spouse/partner

Baie gerieflik, skoon, netjies en baie rustig met die skone natuur.

Baie lekker gebly. Alles was daar wat ons nodig gehad het, skoon en netjies. Mense is baie vriendelik. Ons het dit regtig baie geniet en sal enige tyd weer terugkom.

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Very comfortable, clean, tidy and very peaceful with the beautiful nature.

Very nice stay. Everything we needed was there, clean and tidy. People are very friendly. We really enjoyed it and would come back again anytime.

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Meriesha L - Apr 2024
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Meriesha L
With spouse/partner

Rustig, veilig, mooi.

Baie lekker plek vir 2.

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Quiet, safe, beautiful.

Very nice place for 2.

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Jaco B - Apr 2024
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
5/5
Jaco B
With spouse/partner

Klein plekkie met liefde.

Die De Vrolike Vark bied 'n uitsonderlike ervaring in 'n skoon, modern en gerieflike omgewing. Die WiFi is betroubaar, die beddegoed is skoon en wit. Die nabyheid van die diere en die privaat boma voeg 'n unieke element van genot by. Ek sal beslis hierdie verblyf aanbeveel aan enige iemand wat 'n liefde vir die natuur het, maar ook die gerief van 'n huisie met 'n huislike atmosfeer waardeer.

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Small place with love.

De Vrolike Vark offers an exceptional experience in a clean, modern and comfortable environment. The WiFi is reliable, the bedding is clean and white. The proximity of the animals and the private boma add a unique element of enjoyment. I would definitely recommend this accommodation to anyone who has a love for nature, but also appreciates the comfort of a cottage with a homely atmosphere.

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Wayne L - Mar 2024
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
3/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
3/5
Wayne L
With spouse/partner

Cute on the surface until you dig deeper.

I'll kick off with the positives. The shower and bathroom are beautifully done, and there was WiFi. The room on the surface looks very nice, but digging deeper, we found some issues. A lot of the taps and fittings would leak and were very loose. There is also no place to hang clothing, which is very odd considering there is a big open wall that could easily have four hooks installed. The separation of the bed area and lounge is also very unsafe. There should be a safety railing there to prevent anyone from falling over the edge. The step going out the back is also very high, so anyone with a bad knee will struggle. The braai area also needs chairs; the concrete is fine for short bursts, but it's too far from the fire to sit and braai, so we had to stand and bend over to braai. All of that we could have worked with, but the real issue was the bed. It was advertised as a long, but it's just two singles squeezed together. The website says two single beds, but the same write-up exists on both chalets. So when I read king, I expected a king. Those two singles are not meant to be used as a king, and sleeping across that gap was impossible due to it digging into you. So my partner and I basically slept apart on what are also very uncomfortable and hard single beds. We tried to then sleep on the pull-out beds, but those are far worse. If the bed was great, I would consider staying there again, but mixing a poor night's sleep with all the other issues, I wouldn't consider or recommend it to friends or family.

De Vrolike Vark 's response

Apologies for any inconvenience experienced. The photos on the site accurately depict the unit and boma as they are. They show the height difference between the bedroom and living room levels, they do not display any cupboards for hanging clothes and they do not show any additional loose chairs in the boma. There are extra hooks in the bathroom for hanging clothes. All taps are new, but we will attend to any leakage. The bed does consist of two single beds that are joined, but we have not previously received complaints about discomfort. The new sleeper couches are not intended for adults to sleep on. Wishing you all the best!

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Benita P - Mar 2024
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
5/5
Benita P
With spouse/partner

Heerlike wegbreek.

Het elke oomblik geniet, van die bespreking tot ons vertrek. Mandy het my met alles op hoogte gehou, wat 'n great naweek! Sien julle binnekort weer. Dankie.

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Great getaway.

Enjoyed every moment, from the booking to our departure. Mandy kept me up to date with everything, what a great weekend! See you again soon. Thank you.

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David P - Mar 2024
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
David P
With spouse/partner

Clean and well-equipped accommodation. Well situated.

Very good. Peaceful. A plenty of wildlife.

Cindy E - Mar 2024
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Cindy E
With spouse/partner

Gemaklik. Mooi. Lekker.

Dit was fantasties. Mens is so deel van die natuur, die diere kuier op jou stoep.

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Comfortable. Pretty. Nice.

It was fantastic. You are so part of nature, the animals hang out on your porch.

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Christine J - Feb 2024
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Christine J
Family with young children

Bosveld bliss.

Ons het 'n wonderlike tyd gehad, die huis was netjies en die beddens baie gemaklik. Sal weer wil gaan om die stilte van die bosveld te geniet. Die privaat boma vir elke huis was beslis 'n bederf!

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Forest bliss.

We had a wonderful time, the house was tidy and the beds very comfortable. Would like to go again to enjoy the silence of the bushveld. The private boma for each house was definitely a treat!

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Jp S - Feb 2024
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Jp S
With spouse/partner

Rustig.

Baie lekker gebly, eenheid was netjies en skoon. Sal beslis weer daar bly.

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Restful.

Very nice stay, unit was neat and clean. Will definitely stay there again.

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Brigit B - Feb 2024
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Brigit B
With spouse/partner

Beautiful, comfortable accommodation.

We stayed at De Vrolike Vark's B unit for a weekend and loved it. The unit was clean on arrival, very tastefully decorated, and it had all we needed for a very comfortable stay. The unit also has a lovely patio and its own lapa, which is only a few meters away. There is plentiful bird life and game walking past on the lawn in front of the units. It is also just a short stroll away from the swimming pool, shop, and other activities/entertainment offered there.

Nadine V - Jan 2024
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Nadine V
With friends

Goeie ervaring in Mabalingwe.

Dit was baie skoon en netjies. Dit is direk oorkant die hoofswembad en put-put-area, so die ligging is wonderlik. Die enigste nadeel vir my is dat die boma nogals ver van die huisie af is, maar dis verstaanbaar omdat dit 'n grasdakplekkie is. Ek sal vir seker weer daar bly.

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Good experience in Mabalingwe.

It was very clean and tidy. It is directly across from the main pool and pit-pit area, so the location is great. The only downside for me is that the boma is quite far from the house, but that's understandable because it's a thatched place. I will stay there again for sure.

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Tracey H - Jan 2024
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
3/5
Tracey H
With spouse/partner

Baie lekker nie jammer vir probleme maar was vinnig opgelos.

Airconditioner remote het nie gewerk nie, stort was geblokkeer, water het nie afgedraai nie. Was 'n geskenk aan iemand, het sleg gevoel dat hulle moes probleme ondervind.

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Very nice not sorry for problems but was quickly resolved.

Air conditioner remote didn't work, shower was blocked, water didn't turn off. Was a gift to someone, felt bad that they had to face problems.

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Shante V - Jan 2024
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Shante V
With spouse/partner

Ongelooflik.

Baie baie lekker. My broer se meisie van Rusland het dit ongelooflik geniet.

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Unbelievable.

Very very nice. My brother's girlfriend from Russia really enjoyed it.

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Ernst N - Dec 2023
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Ernst N
With spouse/partner

Baie lekker ontspan vir 4 dae.

Baie lekker gebly. Eienaar het klein probleempies dadelik aandag gegee. Diere, insluitende olifante op jou voorstoep. Sal aanbeveel vir paartjies met klein kinders ook.

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Very relaxing for 4 days.

Very nice stay. Owner attended to small problems immediately. Animals, including elephants on your doorstep. Would recommend for couples with small children too.

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Nicky W - Dec 2023
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Nicky W
Family with teenagers

Highly recommend this excellent spot in Mabalingwe, close to JHB.

Outstanding place - sparkling clean, modern, attention to detail even up to power-saving globes. Amazing hosts, friendly and went out of their way. Location brilliant, so close to the entertainment area. Affordable game drives, simply an amazing getaway!

Lee-anne J - Dec 2023
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Lee-anne J
With spouse/partner

Relaxing and enjoyable.

We enjoyed our stay, it was a good break away.

Nj P - Nov 2023
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
3/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Nj P

Definitely, it's a comeback.

Very good and peaceful.

Jacobus V - Nov 2023
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Jacobus V
With spouse/partner

Lekker wegbreek week.

Het baie lekker gebly. Daar was aanvanklik 'n paar probleme by die huis, maar die eienares het dadelik mense gestuur om dit gou reg te maak.

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Nice week away.

Had a great stay. There were some problems at the house at first, but the owner immediately sent people to fix them quickly.

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Christiaan T - Oct 2023
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Christiaan T
Individual traveler

Fantasties! Ontspannend!

Die verblyf by De Vrolike Vark was fantasties. Alles is splinternuut en pragtig. Dit is 'n rustige en ontspannende omgewing. Alles was daar wat ek nodig gehad het. Die kommunikasie vanaf die eienaars was baie goed en behulpsaam. Ek sal weer daar gaan bly en beveel die plek ten sterkste aan.

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Fantastic! Relaxing!

The stay at De Vrolike Vark was fantastic. Everything is brand new and beautiful. It is a peaceful and relaxing environment. Everything was there that I needed. The communication from the owners was very good and helpful. I would stay there again and highly recommend the place.

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Gordana M - Apr 2023
Overall rating
Cleanliness
1/5
Service
2/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
3/5
Gordana M
With friends

We had nice weather, good company, and a lot of fun.

For the amount of money we paid for the accommodation, we didn't expect a 5-star unit, but the unit was not clean. The unit needs renovation, door frames were in bad condition due to termites.

De Vrolike Vark 's response

The unit has a new owner. It was completely renovated in July 2023.

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Hannelie M - Apr 2023
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Hannelie M
Family with young children

Gemaklike langnaweekwegbreek.

Ons as gesin het 'n langnaweekwegbreek gereël met verblyf by De Vrolike Vark. Verblyf was netjies en skoon en gerieflik geleë.

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Comfortable long weekend getaway.

We as a family organized a long weekend break with accommodation at De Vrolike Vark. Accommodation was neat and clean and conveniently located.

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Esmeralda V - Mar 2023
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Esmeralda V
Family with young children

Ontspannend. Lekker.

Eerste keer in Mabilingwe en dit was absoluut die reis werd.

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Relaxing. Nice.

First time in Mabilingwe and it was absolutely worth the trip.

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Tharien D - Mar 2023
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Tharien D
Family with young children

Baie mooi plek.

Baie mooi blyplekkie. Klein, maar oor as genoeg.

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Very nice place.

Very nice place to stay. Small, but more than enough.

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Karine V - Dec 2022
Overall rating
Cleanliness
2/5
Service
2/5
Location
3/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
1/5
Karine V

Bitter teleurgesteld, swakste akkommodasie denkbaar. Geen waarde vir geld.

Ingang na eenhede onversorg. Ons het 2 slaapkamers verwag, nie 2 aparte eenhede (valse beskrywing). Baie ongemaklik. Van die ligte het nie gewerk nie. Moes rapporteer. Deksel van pot het 'n skroef vir vashouplek. Mikrogolfoond te hoog op yskas. Klerekas in "kombuis area" Nie ordentlike opdienspasie vir etes. Piekniek tafels buite is nice, maar as dit reën kan mens nie daar eet. Nie ander plek om te eet. Planke voor wasbakke is los en val- doeke en plastiekbakke binne in die gate. Die linkerkantste eenheid se hout wou nie oplig dat ons die stoofplate kan gebruik nie, so ons moes hele tyd na eenheid langsaan loop om kos te maak. Kan nie al twee badkamers gelyktydig gebruik nie, net een kan bad, geen water by stort of net so dun straaltje. Water was ook baie vuil op 'n stadium. Daar was hare in die wasbak van die regterkantste eenheid - nie ordentlik skoongemaak. Paadjie na boma is nie ordentlik uitgeplaveisel soos ander eenhede. Kon glad nie boma gebruik, sementvuurplek stukkend, draad om oor vuur te sit om vleis te braai, se pote is af. Ek het baie sleg gevoel teenoor my Ma en suster vir die swak akkommodaie. Ons wou ry, maar dan verloor ons ons geld en kon nie op kort kennisgewing ander akkommodasie kry. Ek het foto's geneem van bg, sal dit vir julle e-pos. Die wildsritte was heerlik en die natuur en diere is pragtig. Akkommodasie pateties. Die Vrolike Vark het baie opknapping nodig en tlc.

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Bitterly disappointed, worst accommodation imaginable. No value for money.

Entrance to units unattended. We expected 2 bedrooms, not 2 separate units (false description). Very uncomfortable. Some of the lights did not work. Had to report. Lid of pot has a screw for holding. Microwave too high on fridge. Wardrobe in "kitchen area" Not decent serving space for meals. Picnic tables outside are nice, but if it rains you can't eat there. No other place to eat. Boards in front of sinks are loose and cloths and plastic bowls fall into the holes. The left-hand unit's wood wouldn't lift so we could use the stovetops, so we had to walk to the unit next door all the time to cook. Can't use both bathrooms at the same time, only one can bathe, no water at shower or just such a thin stream. Water was also very dirty at one point. There was hair in the sink of the right hand unit - not properly cleaned. Path to boma is not properly paved like other units. Couldn't use boma at all, cement fireplace broken, wire to put over fire to grill meat, its legs are off. I felt very bad towards my Mother and sister for the poor accommodation. We wanted to drive, but then we lose our money and could not find other accommodation at short notice. I took pictures of bg, will email them to you. The game drives were wonderful and the nature and animals are beautiful. Accommodation pathetic. The Happy Pig needs a lot of renovation and tlc.

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De Vrolike Vark 's response

Die eenheid het 'n nuwe eienaar en is in Julie 2023 heeltemal oor gedoen. Daar is ook 'n bykomende boma gebou en elke eenheid het nou sy eie boma. Die kombuis is uitgebou met 'n deur in die kombuis wat die twee eenhede met mekaar verbind. Daar is nou twee toegeboude kombuise. Die eenhede kan nou afsondelik gehuur word of as 'n geheel. Die ligte is vervang met nuwes, asook alle skakelaars, alle breekware, eetgerei, linne en gordyne. Die stoepe is uitgebou en elkeen is nou 4,6m lank en 4 meter breed en is nou heeltemal onder dak. Die stoepmeubels is ook vervang.

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Anonymous Guest - Dec 2022
Overall rating
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
3/5
Location
3/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
2/5
Anonymous Guest
Family with teenagers

Unexpected surprise.

Very important to note the fact that these are 2 separate single units and not a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom unit. Both units as well as the boma need urgent attention.

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Natasja L - Oct 2022
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
3/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
3/5
Natasja L
Family with young children

Baie rustig.

Kan dalk net van die toestelle vervang.

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Very calm.

Might just replace some of the devices.

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De Vrolike Vark 's response

Die eenheid het 'n nuwe eienaar en is in Julie 2023 heeltemal oor gedoen. Daar is ook 'n bykomende boma gebou en elke eenheid het nou sy eie boma. Die kombuis is uitgebou met 'n deur in die kombuis wat die twee eenhede met mekaar verbind. Daar is nou twee toegeboude kombuise. Die eenhede kan nou afsondelik gehuur word of as 'n geheel. Die ligte is vervang met nuwes, asook alle skakelaars, alle breekware, eetgerei, linne en gordyne. Die stoepe is uitgebou en elkeen is nou 4,6m lank en 4 meter breed en is nou heeltemal onder dak. Die stoepmeubels is ook vervang.

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Reinette S - Jul 2022
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
3/5
Reinette S
With spouse/partner

Ons het ongelooflik lekker gebly.

Dit is so rustig. Chalet het so bietjie TLC nodig. Ook ekstra kombers per bed. Alles was skoon. Sal definitief weer hier wil kom kuier.

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We had an incredibly nice stay.

It's so peaceful. Chalet needs some TLC. Also extra blanket per bed. Everything was clean. Will definitely want to visit here again.

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Otto B - May 2022
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Otto B
With spouse/partner

Baie wild wat kom kuier. Olifante was awesome.

Die vlakvarke was regtig vrolik.

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Lots of wildlife that come to visit. Elephants were awesome.

The warthogs were really happy.

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Anonymous Guest - May 2022
Overall rating
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Anonymous Guest
Family with young children
Chalmyne C - Apr 2022
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Chalmyne C
With friends

Great getaway.

Worth every cent - will definitely be back. Would recommend that cutlery be available in both units and the shower (water pressure unit 13) needs attention.

Willem P - Mar 2022
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Willem P
With spouse/partner

Baie aangenaam.

Het bespreek en enige vrae of raad of enige iets was die eienaar baie behulpsaam. Plek is netjies en was 'n plesier om daar te kom langnaweek hou.

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Very pleasant.

Booked and any questions or advice or anything the owner was very helpful. Place is neat and it was a pleasure to come there for a long weekend.

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Lydie M - Nov 2021
Overall rating
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Lydie M
Family with young children

Great place - friendly service!

See stars.

Thinus D - Oct 2021
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Thinus D
Family with teenagers

'n Netjiese klein vakansiehuisie om uit die besige stad te kom vir 'n vinnige naweekwegbreek.

Mabalingwe is 'n rustige omgewing met pragtige natuurskoon. De Vrolike Vark is goed geleë in die oord naby al die geriewe, dus kan die ouers ontspan en die kinders besig bly.

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A neat little holiday home to get away from the busy city for a quick weekend getaway.

Mabalingwe is a peaceful environment with beautiful scenery. De Vrolike Vark is well located in the resort close to all the amenities, so the parents can relax and the children can stay busy.

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Retief S - Oct 2021
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Retief S
Family with young children

Lieflike verblyf, skoon en netjies.

Die vlakvarke raak lastig en aggressief as daar kos gemaak word weens mense wat hulle voer. Dagbesoekers bederf swembadgeriewe. Verblyf is baie lekker sentraal geleë en loopafstand vanaf swembad, tennisbaan, springsak, putt putt, kafee en koffiewinkel. Reëlings van eienaar was vroegtydig en baie volledig deurgegee, alles was maklik om daar te kom en in te skrop.

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Lovely accommodation, clean and tidy.

The warthogs become troublesome and aggressive if food is made due to people feeding them. Day visitors spoil pool facilities. Accommodation is very nicely centrally located and walking distance from swimming pool, tennis court, jumping bag, putt putt, cafe and coffee shop. Arrangements from owner were communicated early and very fully, everything was easy to get there and check in.

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Lauren G - Sep 2021
Overall rating
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
3/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
3/5
Lauren G
Family with young children

Mabalingwe is a great place that offers entertainment for all ages. Great family destination.

We had an enjoyable stay, but did find the accommodation to be a bit on the run down side. Maintenance needs to be done on door frames, the 2-plate stove was missing from number 14, there were no cutting knives and other basic utensils were short. Lacking on the general maintenance side.

De Vrolike Vark 's response

The unit has a new owner and was completely renovated in July 2023. All crockery, cutlery and utensils were replaced.

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Pieter H - Jun 2021
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Pieter H
With spouse/partner

Baie aangenaam

Wonderlike ontspanne ervaring, ons het die Bosveld regtig baie geniet.

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Very pleasant

Wonderful relaxing experience, we really enjoyed the Bosveld.

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Lee-anne J - Apr 2021
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
2/5
Lee-anne J
Family with teenagers

Mabilingwe is awesome, customer service and game viewing is amazing. However I found De Vrolike Vark disappointing.

Unfortunately De Vrolike Vark layout is completely impractical. Especially the outside "kitchen area" which is not really a kitchen. It is very difficult to cook while checking to see if the monkeys are not going to steal your food, which is what happened to my husband. Secondly the Boma is far from the house, I felt the pictures where very misleading in this regard. I would recommend that the accommodation be upgraded like a lot of the neighbouring houses to enclose the kitchen and that the outside seating area be given more attention plus lighting by the path to the Boma. The whole time I felt I was glamping (glamorous camping) which is not what I was expecting or wanting.

De Vrolike Vark 's response

The unit has a new owner. The property was completely renovated in July 2023 and two separate enclosed kitchens were built. Another boma was built and exterior lights were added.

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William H - Apr 2021
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
William H
With spouse/partner

Baie rustig in die natuur.

Alles wat mens nodig het. Baie lekker braai-area. Loopafstand na swembad en ander geriewe. Diere wat gedurig verbykom. Nie nodig om rond te ry om diere te sien nie. Beddens was lekker gemaklik.

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Very peaceful in nature.

Everything one needs. Very nice braai area. Walking distance to pool and other amenities. Animals that pass by constantly. No need to drive around to see animals. Beds were nice and comfortable.

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Barry H - Feb 2021
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Barry H
With friends

Baie lekker gekuier!

Die huisie kort bietjie aandag!

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Had a great time!

The house needs some attention!

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De Vrolike Vark 's response

Die eenheid het 'n nuwe eienaar en is in Julie 2023 heeltemal oor gedoen.

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Cilia W - Feb 2021
Overall rating
Cleanliness
1/5
Service
3/5
Location
2/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
1/5
Cilia W
With spouse/partner

De Vrolike Vark het aandag nodig. Die gras moet gesny word veral na die braaiplek toe. Ons was teleurgesteld met die uitleg van die chalet.

Ons het die wild en natuur baie geniet.

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De Vrolike Vark needs attention. The grass must be cut especially towards the braai area. We were disappointed with the layout of the chalet.

We really enjoyed the wildlife and nature.

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Die eenheid het 'n nuwe eienaar en is in Julie 2023 heeltemal oor gedoen. Daar is ook 'n bykomende boma gebou en elke eenheid het nou sy eie boma. Die kombuis is uitgebou met 'n deur in die kombuis wat die twee eenhede met mekaar verbind. Daar is nou twee toegeboude kombuise. Die eenhede kan nou afsondelik gehuur word of as 'n geheel. Die ligte is vervang met nuwes, asook alle skakelaars, alle breekware, eetgerei, linne en gordyne. Die stoepe is uitgebou en elkeen is nou 4,6m lank en 4 meter breed en is nou heeltemal onder dak. Die stoepmeubels is ook vervang.

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Sandy P - Jan 2021
Overall rating
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Sandy P
Family with young children

A pleasant stay

Affordable accomodation. The place needs a bit of a revamp, as well as good upkeeping. The fact that it's self catering and that there was no stove available was a bit of a let down. Close to everything within the resort. The elephants coming by was quite an enjoyable surprise for us. We enjoyed every moment of our stay, and will be going back again.

De Vrolike Vark 's response

Hi Sandy, thank you for the feedback. We are, in fact, planning a bit of a revamp this year. As you will see in the info, there are two 2-plate stoves. They are right next to the washing up basins under the wooden protective covers.

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Neels D - Nov 2020
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Neels D
With spouse/partner

Lekker weg breek plek

Ons het die paar dae baie geniet. Sal dit vir ander mense aanbeveel. Mooi natuur en baie diere gesien, soos blouwildebeeste, buffels en baie rooibokke ens.

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Nice break place

We really enjoyed the few days. Will recommend it to other people. Beautiful nature and many animals seen, such as blue wildebeest, buffaloes and many impalas etc.

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Jon W - Nov 2020
Overall rating
Cleanliness
1/5
Service
2/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
2/5
Jon W
Large group

Poor experience with this unit.

The unit was dirty upon arrival. Geyser and DStv were both turned off. We had to turn on the geyser ourselves and wait for hot water. Reported DStv problem several times without help.

De Vrolike Vark 's response

Good day Jon. Thank you for your feedback. I am truly sorry for your bad experience. I am not sure who you reported any of these problems to, seeing that you did not contact me once during your stay. Unfortunately it is impossible to sort out problems that I am not aware of. Regards Lindi

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Paula S - Nov 2020
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Paula S
With spouse/partner

Die eenheid is pragtig, maar die bure het die hele naweek harde musiek gespeel.

Ons was daar om die bos the geniet, maar moes heel naweek na almal se musiek luister. Die bure het van alle kante geraas, van vroeg tot laat, dit was regtig onaagenaam. Ek sal beslis nie vining terugkeer nie.

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The unit is beautiful, but the neighbors played loud music all weekend.

We were there enjoying the tea, but had to listen to everyone's music all weekend. The neighbors were making noise from all sides, from early to late, it was really unpleasant. I will definitely not be returning vining.

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Ronel F - Oct 2020
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Ronel F
With friends

Gerieflik

Die diere voor die eenheid het ons lekker vermaak. Gerieflik en als wat jy nodig het is beskikbaar. Lekker reën gehad Saterdag aand. Ons het die renosters ook gesien, eerste keer wat ons hulle gesien het, ons naweek was gemaak. Dankie Lindie vir seepgladde inboek reëlings.

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Comfortable

The animals in front of the unit kept us entertained. Comfortable and everything you need is available. Had a nice rain Saturday night. We also saw the rhinos, first time we saw them, our weekend was made. Thank you Lindie for smooth check-in arrangements.

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Barbara B - Oct 2020
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Barbara B
With friends

Wonderlike vreedsame kuier gehad

Geniet die verskeidenheid diere besoekers voor die deur! Die eenheid is gerieflik en het als wat nodig is en is naby alles. Kan nie wag vir die volgende kuier nie!

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Had a wonderful peaceful visit

Enjoy the variety of animal visitors in front of the door! The unit is comfortable and has everything you need and is close to everything. Can't wait for the next visit!

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Peter L - Feb 2020
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Peter L
With spouse/partner

De Vrolike Vark is 'n awesome plekkie. Dit was ons 2de keer daar en ek sal weer soontoe gaan.

De Vrolike Vark is lekker geleë. Naby die kaffee en swembad. Maak gebruik van die wild ritte. Hulle laai jou 'n paar tree vanaf De Vrolike vark op. Wilde diere soos vlakvarke, njalas, koedoes en bosvarke en soms olifante word gesien vanuit jou sitkamer. Die eenhuid was elke dag gediens. Mabalingwe is 'n uitstekende plek vir 'n wegbreek en ontspanning. Die mense en die diens was puik. Die wildritte kan ek sterk aanbeveel. Die rangers het baie goeie kennis en was almal baie aangenaam.

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De Vrolike Vark is an awesome place. It was our 2nd time there and I will go there again.

De Vrolike Vark is nicely located. Close to the cafe and swimming pool. Take advantage of the wild rides. They pick you up a few steps from De Vrolike vark. Wild animals such as warthogs, nyalas, kudus and wild boars and sometimes elephants are seen from your living room. The unicorn was serviced every day. Mabalingwe is an excellent place for a break and relaxation. The people and the service were great. I can highly recommend the game drives. The rangers are very knowledgeable and were all very pleasant.

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Carita D - Dec 2019
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Carita D
With friends

Excellent value for money with the best game viewing from your bedroom window!

De Vrolike Vark provided excellent value for money, with daily servicing. It is rustic and could possibly do with a bit of updating, but was completely satisfactory for a family holiday.

Basil H - Nov 2019
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Basil H
With spouse/partner

Had a restful weekend breakaway. The venue is close enough to Gauteng to get away and know that you are in the bush.

The venue is close enough to Gauteng to have weekend getaways, by far enough away to have the sense of “inni bos”. We will be using the venue again.

Hermanus S - Nov 2019
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Hermanus S
With friends

Value for money and excellent service.

De Vrolike Vark is excellent accommodation which has exceed all our expectations and the midweek specials made it affordable for people who normally cannot afford this quality of accommodation.

Nico V - Oct 2019
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Nico V
With friends

Ontspan en geniet.

Baie geniet met goeie diens.

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Relax and enjoy.

Enjoyed it a lot, good service.

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Pieter L - Sep 2019
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Pieter L
With spouse/partner

Awesome.

Ons het lekker gebly. Pragtige natuur en baie diere.

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