Tomo Safari Lodge
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Tomo Safari Lodge

Portion 4, Boston 61 KU, Airforce Road Balule Nature Reserve, Hoedspruit, Maruleng 1380 South Africa
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$845
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5.0
#31 of 71 lodges in Hoedspruit
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Value
Experience the best African Safari at Tomo Safari Lodge, situated inside the Balule Private Nature Reserve. The Balule reserve forms part of the Greater Kruger national Park and is a dedicated animal conservation area. Being part of the Greater Kruger Park means there are no fences separating the Associated Private Nature Reserves (APNR). Tomo Safari Lodge offer luxury and standard En suite Accommodation with a selection of Queen or Twin beds. The Luxury rooms are also equipped with a walk-in outside shower, private patio and aircon. Safari game drives, bush walks and many other activities are available for your enjoyment. Dining under the African night-sky is an exceptional experience where you hear the roar of the Lion. At Tomo, meals are served in the ‘boma’ where you are wrapped in the intimacy of the galaxy of stars above. After indulging in the refined and varied cuisine, relax around the campfire or indulge in a cocktail, or fine wine at the Bar. Tomo is the perfect venue for your holiday package in an African Wildlife Park. Affordable and family friendly. We have a saying on our piece of paradise: “Take nothing but your memories, leave nothing but your footprints”
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Property amenities
Free parking
Outdoor pool
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Mosquito net
Outdoor fireplace
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Seating area
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Luxury
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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Andreas wrote a review Sept 2021
Zurich, Switzerland9 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a wonderful stay at Kwenga. The staff were outstanding, everything was very nicely designed and clean. It almost feels like a home in the bush.

Solly and his kitchen team attended to our every wish and were very respectful as well as charming. The food was very tasty and the meal size was adjusted based on our preferences.

The game drives were tailored according to our preferences and the guides were very knowledgeable on subjects ranging from birds, to trees, to big game and the circle of life overall.

I have done many Safaris across Africa, the stay at Kwenga was definitely up there and definitely the most tailored experience I have ever had.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Cecilia d wrote a review Feb 2024
7 contributions
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The place is really spectacular, the attention of all the members is impressively good.

They have the best service.

From the moment you arrive at the place they welcome you with refreshing drinks and a towel to refresh your self.

The amenities, seating areas and the entire place are beautiful.

The chef is the best in the world. We had delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners. The best we have tried all over the world

We really enjoyed all the Safari activities, Brandon is the best guide. Thanks to the safari team, brandon and Peter we could be able to find and contemplate all of Kruger's wild animals. Everyone at the Lodge has the best attitude. We had so much fun!

Honestly it was the best vacation of our lives.
We loved living with the whole family Tomo Safari Lodge

The best experience ever !!!
We loved the hole team/family Tomo Lodge
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Everything was perfection, our best vacations of our lives!!!
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Response from Tomo Safari Lodge, Revenue Management at Tomo Safari Lodge
Responded 6 Feb 2024
Good morning, Thank you for staying with us and for sharing your valuable feedback. It is always wonderful to receive positive feedback and we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! We look forward to welcoming you during your next visit. Kind regards Tomo Safari Lodge
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PatPKisser wrote a review Feb 2020
Sao Paulo, SP1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The staff could not be better
The Chef Soli, The “maids” Happy, Giselda... the responsable guy Lindon Lion, The drivers Jessica and Carl... i simply LOVED
The location is really nice and my big family kinda took all as a private!
We had very little problems with the Lodge
1 of the 5 rooms did’tt have Air conditioning and it’s very hard to stay there on summer without it
In couple of the rooms the beds didn’t have the veil to help against the mosquitos (and there is a lot...)
Besides that (and I guess it’s not a big problem to solve, everything was perfect!
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Date of stay: December 2019
Room Tip: Make sure there is air conditioning and The Veil on the bed!
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Camila L wrote a review Mar 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Everyone is very kind. The place is so beautiful and comfortable.
The game drives were so much fun and we were able to see lots of animals every time. We even saw elephants in front of the lodge while we were having wine at night!!
The food was amazing, so good!!
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Date of stay: March 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Åsa B wrote a review Feb 2024
1 contribution
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful lodge! The room was a perfect mix of traditional and modern. Everything was very clean.
The staff was lovely and so helpful and the food was delicious. Brendan the ranger was the best and you feel completely safe during the game drives.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Tomo Safari Lodge, Revenue Management at Tomo Safari Lodge
Responded 6 Feb 2024
Good morning, Thank you for staying with us and for sharing your valuable feedback. It is always wonderful to receive positive feedback and we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! We look forward to welcoming you during your next visit. Kind regards Tomo Safari Lodge
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Jaclyn Marx wrote a review Jun 2022
Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
From the moment we arrived with Leonard, Solly, Zelda, Gladys and Niklas waiting to welcome us, to the moment we left - the team at Kwenga made us feel 100% at home. Thank you so much for spoiling my family. The accommodation, the game drives...the food! Kwenga is a gem in the heart of Hoedspruit.
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Anna M wrote a review Sept 2021
Zurich, Switzerland3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Unique place, delicious food and very cozy houses.
We have stayed for 4 days and it’s ideal for a romantic escape.
Morning Coffey with the view on Bush: different animals are passing by, it’s like the best movie: you sit on lovely chairs with a drink while giraffe or rhinos are coming close to the lodge.
Wifi available, swimming pool and cozy lounge area.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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peter wrote a review 9 May
Eindhoven, The Netherlands1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had such a great time with family and friends at this beautiful location! A fantastic crew with full attention to their guests. Special thanks to our ranger Nick. With passion and enthusiasm, he took us into his world full of adventure. We really enjoyed the tranquility and excitement during the game drives. Thank you all!
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Date of stay: April 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Jarrod F wrote a review Sept 2017
2 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
As a South African I travel to the bush a lot. Everything else in comparison to this is dimmed. It is quite literally the closest you feel to the bush. The enchantment of sitting in entertainment area having a drink and a read of your book while watching a massive kudu bull come and drink at the pond just on the other side of the fence is quite mesmerizing. I will be back at the first opportunity! Great staff who are nice and friendly and do their utmost to make you feel comfortable and relaxed. They wait on hand to satisfy your every desire. The manager Is knowledgeable and very insightful on his game drives. Had quite literally the best experience with Hyena I have ever had. Completely surrounded by them and I felt completely at ease due to his presence. Absolute gem this place is!!!!
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Date of stay: September 2017
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theherdens wrote a review Nov 2010
Eberswalde, Germany108 contributions88 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were part of the bush, without missing anything.
Wonderful meals, served by Selly and his staff on the one hand and the game drives with Jen on the other hand made our time in the AFRICAN BUSH to a never forgettable experience.
Jen, a very compent nice young lady, was not getting tired of driving us around; showing and explaining the wild live.
The Lodge, decorated in AFRICAN STYLE, offers privacy quietness surrounded by the sound of the bush.
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Date of stay: November 2010
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from SafariMaster, Manager at Tomo Safari Lodge
Responded 17 Sept 2019
Kwenga would love to welcome the Herdens back to Kwenga in the near future, especially now that the lodge had some major revamping done. You will love the luxury now.
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RVD asked a question Aug 2019
Mpumalanga, South Africa1 contribution
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Cecilia d wrote a tip Feb 2024
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Everything was perfection, our best vacations of our lives!!!"
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PatPKisser wrote a tip Feb 2020
Sao Paulo, SP1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make sure there is air conditioning and The Veil on the bed! "
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Paul R wrote a tip Nov 2019
Guernsey32 contributions33 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Any room is a good room"
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N354HNjon wrote a tip Nov 2019
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"In summer- go for the air con!!"
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senhome wrote a tip Sept 2019
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All good- everything was very clean and well maintained."
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PRICE RANGE
$861 - $1,062 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Kwenga Safari Lodge
LOCATION
South AfricaLimpopo ProvinceMarulengHoedspruit
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tomo Safari Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Tomo Safari Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Benedictions (7.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Tomo Safari Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Tomo Safari Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, an additional bathroom, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Tomo Safari Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Tomo Safari Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Tomo Safari Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Does Tomo Safari Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Tomo Safari Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Tomo Safari Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
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