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Raptor Retreat Game Lodge

39 Parsons Nature Reserve 155KT, Hoedspruit, Maruleng 1380 South Africa
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#12 of 71 lodges in Hoedspruit
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Foot massage
Adults only
24-hour security
Secured parking
Internet
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
First aid kit
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Dining area
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Minibar
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans

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39 Parsons Nature Reserve 155KT, Hoedspruit, Maruleng 1380 South Africa
Raptor Retreat Game Lodge
Getting there
Hoedspruit Airport
28.7 km
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Phalaborwa Airport
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Alex wrote a review Mar 2024
South Africa2 contributions
My advice go on a guest relation course. Don't yell in front of paying guests don't talk down to staff at all especially in front of guests you really messed up our hoilday with your attitude and bs. Left 2 day early we did not feel comfortable or wellcome with staying there after that saying we damaged/ torn / burnt your bed sheet only when we spoke to you when we had a problem with somthing (you know what I mean!) Your lodge is beautiful and some staff Go for anger management. And learn how to talk to guests with respect. Because how have done.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Room Tip: Pool was amazing not clean.
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Departure28002248476 wrote a review Jan 2024
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I had wonderful stay at this place with my partner. If you are into wildlife, this is definitely a place to visit. The service is one of the best, big up to the stuff. I enjoyed everything, the food, game drives and also the massage. I will definitely be visiting this place again.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Response from Sharmaine Le Roux, Owner at Raptor Retreat Game Lodge
Responded 23 Jan 2024
We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us, and would like to thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback. It is greatly appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back at our lodge.
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Jeffrey C wrote a review Jan 2024
3 contributions2 helpful votes
The facility, staff and food were fantastic! Several wild animals- kudu, elephants and wart hogs came within meters of our chalet. Some even drank water from our plunge pool. The African style food was very tasty. Highly recommend for anyone considering an African safari.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sharmaine Le Roux, Owner at Raptor Retreat Game Lodge
Responded 23 Jan 2024
Thank you so much for sending us your feedback, it is much appreciated. We enjoyed our time with you and it is great that you had a wonderful stay with us. The video you sent us of your time spent at Raptor Retreat is wonderful, thank you for sharing with us.
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Scenic31151801020 wrote a review Dec 2023
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I loved everything about the place,it was the best. Our challet, the friendly staff, food and not forgetting the activities. We are definitely coming back soon. Thank you so much for the great hospitality ❤️👌
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Response from Sharmaine Le Roux, Owner at Raptor Retreat Game Lodge
Responded 25 Dec 2023
Thank you so much for taking the time to send us your feedback and we are delighted that you have enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again
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Jet18955943734 wrote a review Nov 2023
Alberton, South Africa1 contribution
A bucket list stay for us, and it ticked all the boxes, the units are spotlessly clean, the staff are amazing, the food was great, was super hot when we were there but the staff turndown service (silent ninja’s) always out our aircon on for comfort.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Room Tip: Provide just a little more seclusion for the bathroom area, even though it was all open there are...
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Response from Sharmaine Le Roux, Owner at Raptor Retreat Game Lodge
Responded 3 Dec 2023
Thank you for taking the time to send us your wonderful feedback, it is much appreciated. We are delighted that you have enjoyed your stay with us despite the heat wave we experienced. Having your own splash pool to cool off in and the air conditioning must have been a relief against the high temperatures. Our summers are normally hot, but nothing like it was during the last two weeks. We hope to welcoming you back again.
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Nomad67171755156 wrote a review Nov 2023
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Beautiful scenery , great stuff, great atmosphere, a true connect with nature. It took me back to my roots , the unpolluted air was to die for . i could live there. My hubby enjoyed his present , he wanted to extend the days , we are soon to visit again. Plus we really enjoyed the food miss Conny cooked and Kieth somewhat weird humor
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Don't forget sunscreen
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Response from Sharmaine Le Roux, Owner at Raptor Retreat Game Lodge
Responded 14 Nov 2023
Thank you for so much for sending us your feedback and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again.
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Anny V wrote a review Oct 2023
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Staying at this Lodge in itself is an experience, everything was impeccable, starting with the excellent structure of the Lodge, with modern, clean rooms and even more beautiful than in the photos, room cleaning was carried out twice in one day. The team provided excellent service, Piet always helping us and checking that everything was ok, the delicious meals prepared with dedication by Constance. Sharmeynie is a sweet person, friendly and helpful, trying to make everything perfect. Keith was our guide during the Games drives that were held in the early morning and late afternoon, without a doubt the best guide we could have, with many years of experience in the reserve, he shared his wisdom with us during all the tours. We are grateful for making our trip unforgettable!
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Date of stay: October 2023
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tahira s wrote a review Oct 2023
London, United Kingdom27 contributions10 helpful votes
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This place is amazing second time back with all the family. Sharmaine and Keith really show their passion and love for their safari guests. Safari daily drives just full on fun thank you Keith for making it enjoyable. Sharmaine and the staff too for lovely daily meals and snacks and sweet touches. Thank you too for all the requests for family couple who were having their anniversary year!, they loved the sincere gifts and attention to detail. We will defo be back to a truly magical safari game lodge 🙏
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Response from Sharmaine Le Roux, Owner at Raptor Retreat Game Lodge
Responded 14 Nov 2023
It was wonderful to have you back with us again and meeting the rest of the family. It is always good to hear that our guests enjoyed their stay the second time around. It was such a pleasure that we could make the anniversary celebration special. Thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback
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Nomad30653289127 wrote a review Oct 2023
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A bush experience like no other, Raptor retreat is such a gem, the location is perfect it comes with peace, tranquility. From the beautiful rooms to the kind staff. I enjoyed my stay. the experience can not be compared.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 20 Oct 2023
We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and would love to welcome you back again. Thank you so much for taking the time to send us your feedback
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Nhlanhla R wrote a review Oct 2023
Johannesburg South, South Africa16 contributions6 helpful votes
We had an exceptional safari experience and wished our stay was longer. The tented accommodation we choose was heaven loved everything about it. i.e. the bed, stand alone tub, outside patio pool and the beautiful animals that constantly surrounded our room and the lodge. the staff members were helpful and prepared great meals for everyone. Sharmaine and Keith are great hosts, who made sure that our stay was memorable, loved the valuable chats we had with them i.e. the love they have for nature and animals, but most importantly 'the need to create awareness around preservation and sustenance resonated with us. The lodge gave us all sorts of tranquility, peace, belonging hence we wished to stay longer.....
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Response from Sharmaine Le Roux, Owner at Raptor Retreat Game Lodge
Responded 15 Nov 2023
Wow, what a stunning review, thank you so much for the great feedback. We loved our time with you, and it was great to see how much you enjoyed your stay and immersing yourself into experiencing nature and what it has to offer. We so look forward to welcoming you back again, this time for a bit longer.
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$121 - $162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaLimpopo ProvinceMarulengHoedspruit
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about Raptor Retreat Game Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Raptor Retreat Game Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Raptor Retreat Game Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Raptor Retreat Game Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Raptor Retreat Game Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Raptor Retreat Game Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Raptor Retreat Game Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Raptor Retreat Game Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Raptor Retreat Game Lodge?
Yes, laundry service and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Raptor Retreat Game Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.