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at Nibela Lake Lodge

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Pool review highlights
... vibe. Not to mention drinks and food being overpriced. Main pool area lovely, but could do with more sun longers. Try to...
... menu since the lodge is child friendly. 2. Bigger swimming pools would be great, because if one family occupies the pool...
... Great breakfasts and care about food preferences Nice pools, trails, rooms Very nice touches re Xmas present and notes...
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Kev1409 wrote a review Feb 2020
Virginia Water, United Kingdom661 contributions103 helpful votes
During the 2019 festive season we stayed in a 4 bed chalet at Sobhebgu Lodge, which is part of Nibela Lake Lodge. Staff were really friendly. Accomodation was great, but in need of maintenance in several areas. AC in main living area. None in the bedrooms where it is needed most! Room ceiling fan above bed was of little benefit especially that windows had to be kept closed at night due to mosquito's... Balcony with lake view a plus as was the bon fire area. Main hotel building nice, but never any vibe. Not to mention drinks and food being overpriced. Main pool area lovely, but could do with more sun longers. Try to bring your own firwood as theirs is a rip off. Road to the main reception is ok for a normal car. Early morning boat trip was a highlight and a must do!!! DSTV available in each chalet and WiFi at the Nibela Lodge reception area. Can recommend.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from NibelaLakeLodge, General Manager at Nibela Lake Lodge
Responded 13 Feb 2020
Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent holiday with us. We are continuously striving to improve guest experiences and your feedback is valuable to us. We are pleased to learn that you enjoyed elements of your stay, and am disappointed to learn that some elements of your experience did not completely meet your expectations. Please know we are currently running several projects at Sobhengu that will uplift the maintenance and facilities including the pool area. With regards to pricing of the firewood- this is a community project for the development and support for some of our local unemployed neighbors but guests are more than welcome to bring their own firewood. Our pricing is well within reason for our distance from towns and cities and we do monthly price comparisons with South African Franchises to maintain guest satisfaction. Despite some of the challenges we do hope to see you back again in the near future :)
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pangidzaigazi wrote a review Jan 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
Our overall stay was very pleasant. Got much needed rest and a food break from the hustle and bustle of the city.

A few tips on areas of improvement/ recommendations:
1. More variety for breakfast and lunch menus. Would also be great to have a kids’ menu since the lodge is child friendly.
2. Bigger swimming pools would be great, because if one family occupies the pool area, others can’t join.
3. Air conditioning in the dining and communal area would be great because the ceiling fans don’t make much of a difference.
4. NYE menu was VERY disappointing. Could have done a lot better, e.g. a full braai with a variety of meat and salads.

Otherwise, great and friendly staff that goes the extra mile to make you feel at home. A very relaxing stay!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from NibelaLakeLodge, General Manager at Nibela Lake Lodge
Responded 13 Jan 2020
We are pleased to learn that you enjoyed elements of your stay, and am disappointed to learn that some elements of your experience did not completely meet your expectations. Hope to see you back soon Gemma Linforth
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AuntyMuffin wrote a review Dec 2019
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Positives
Very friendly management and waiters
Great breakfasts and care about food preferences
Nice pools, trails, rooms
Very nice touches re Xmas present and notes in bedroom and boma dinner

Negatives
Very hot restaurant area, uncomfortable with no aircon
Dinners besides first and boma were not great, small and basic, couldnt eat some items.
Suggest check butter, milk, cream etc as they were always sour due to heat therefore some puddings were sour like peppermint pudding etc.
Dirt road is 23km not 20 as indicated by the signs
Suggest a snack shop as difficult with kids to only eat restaurant food.
Suggest meals prepared already like Xmas dinner so wait not so long for meals
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: All rooms superb with lake views, get one close to the restaurant if you dont want to walk too...
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Response from NibelaLakeLodge, General Manager at Nibela Lake Lodge
Responded 13 Jan 2020
Whilst it is always rewarding when a guest has enjoyed their stay, we also take our guest feedback extremely seriously. Thank you for your review Gemma Linforth General Manager
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Sightsee23203358447 wrote a review Jun 2019
Durban, South Africa1 contribution
A wonderful get a way location and a must for avid bird watchers. The staff are polite and knowledgeable; do the night drive and learn about the astronomy of the southern skies. The rooms are suburb, you may not wish to leave the room to do anything! The food is great too with a lovely view over the lake. Wildlife- wise, I only saw a snake ( black mamba and huge spiders!!) so be careful if you do a nature hike! Its a place to really unwind, The pool is a bit small if its the hot season and the resort is full, there is lots of room to expand the pool, so I recommend that upgrade..
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: all the rooms are stunning with great views of the lake
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Response from RyanC5778, Manager at Nibela Lake Lodge
Responded 21 Jun 2019
Thank you so much for your wonderful review- we are so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed Nibela and we look forward to having you back soon.. Just a note- we are planning a refurbishment of the main lodge in Sept and Oct 2019 which includes a bigger pool- so hoping you will be back to enjoy it!
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sbatley2018 wrote a review Aug 2018
Durban, South Africa1 contribution
My mother and I enjoyed a memorable weekend at Nibela lodge. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. They catered for my veganism and I can recommend the curried chickpeas for breakfast! We enjoyed the swimming pool and sitting outside eating our meals. The bedrooms were comfortable and the coffee machine was a pleasant surprise!
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Ryan C, Manager at Nibela Lake Lodge
Responded 28 Aug 2018
Thank you for the wonderful review Ms Batley. We appreciate your feedback and really hope to welcome you back to Nibela in the near future. Gemma, Ryan and the Nibela Team
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