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Bona Intaba Game Lodge

Canyon Game Reserve No. 3, Hoedspruit, Maruleng 1380 South Africa
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Bona Intaba Private Game Lodge offers luxurious 4 star graded thatched accommodation and is synonymous with privacy, peace and tranquillity and is captivatingly situated in the private Canyon Game Reserve set against the breathtaking backdrop of the majestic Blyde River Canyon Mountain Range. Bona Intaba Game Lodge's emphasis is on exclusivity and uncompromised standards of excellence, fine devotion to detail and unrestrained luxury. Accommodation is limited to only 4 en-suite bedrooms, each one exuding refinement with chic African decor and supreme comforts such as air conditioning, hairdryers, fine linen and comfortable beds. Bona Intaba Game Lodge will enchant you and steal your heart.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Outdoor pool
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4.0 of 5 stars
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Michi W wrote a review Aug 2022
Egg, Switzerland132 contributions144 helpful votes
The lodge is at the end of a weird gravel road, which leads about 15 minutes in to the Valley, where the Nature park starts. There is a gate dividing the Park from the outside, which makes the location feel safe. The lodge has 4 Bedrooms and a main living room, around the lodge is a lovely garden, some hiking paths, a grill, and a pool. The location, the lodge is perfect for a family.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Dwatkinsuk wrote a review Aug 2022
Egg, Switzerland420 contributions212 helpful votes
The lodge is a wonderful secluded and well appointed home in the canyon. 4 separate double rooms, own garden, living area, outside and inside cooking make it perfect for a family Little signposting and a pretty run down access road means it’s all the more surprising to find such a wonderful lodge. Clean, secure, private parking, wifi,, really recommended
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Dean V wrote a review May 2017
Johannesburg, South Africa32 contributions8 helpful votes
We stayed for only 2 nights but wow were they great. We had all 4 rooms and the lodge to ourselves! Everything is very pretty and well cleaned and maintained. John was very helpful and friendly. Rooms are huge and beautiful! Only one thing is that putting 3 canyon reserve into a gps or maps takes you rather into some random place in Hoedspruit. Abit of signage and it would be prefect! But was still 99% Wifi is super good too 😉
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Date of stay: April 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
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henryvanzuydam1 wrote a review Mar 2017
Estcourt, South Africa1 contribution2 helpful votes
We booked for our honeymoon and paid in full. Before we arrive at the establishment Francois phoned to say that unfortunately there was no water available. As we arrived in the early evening we were not able to book somewhere else and had to stay the night there without water. We were told that we can just wash in the pool. The following day Francois said that they were not able to fix the water, therefore we had to book and pay for other accommodation. Afterwards when we phoned to ask Francois for our money back he said that he could not repay us and that we would have to go back on holiday there again. However living far away and not being able to get away from work we decided to ask for the money back again as we were not able to go. He refused to give our money back and did so in such a horrid manner that I was lost for words. I have never spoken to such a rude and obnoxious person before. I would not suggest anyone consider staying at Bona Intaba ever.
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Date of stay: October 2016
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Francois M, Manager at Bona Intaba Game Lodge
Responded 1 Aug 2017
The Game Lodge had no water as the local councel had to repair a broken water pipe.The guests were offered the full refund or alternative dates for their stay but were very aggressive. The water were restored the same night after their arrival.
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JohannesburgBarbie wrote a review Jan 2017
Johannesburg12 contributions4 helpful votes
Bona Intaba is still as good as it was since our last visit with some improvements including free wifi/covered parking - these lodge owners take pride in their little paradise. They now offer guided walks as far as you want to go (with the caretaker James), which we booked and managed to see Giraffe and other game closeup. There is also so much to do/see in the area with Kruger close by so even for a long stay you do not get bored .The lodge was clean and comfy with everything we needed for a self catering break. What we love about the place is the setting in the bush, views of the mountains, the peace so one can really unwind and that it is exclusive use. Added to this you have the comforts of aircons and a splash pool to cool off at the end of the day. Thanks James and Bona Intaba we will be back.
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Date of stay: December 2016
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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JohannesburgBarbie wrote a review Dec 2014
Johannesburg12 contributions4 helpful votes
A peaceful, relaxing, comfortable experience. The lodge has all the home comforts one needs, lovely braai areas and an awesome splash pool to cool down. We Sat on the patio watching Kingfishers having a dip and Flycatchers building nests. Giraffe and Nyala came down every day to visit - one is so close to Nature but yet we felt safe. We enjoyed the tasteful African theme furnishings inside and out . The Lodge was kept clean, neat and tidy by the Manager/ come cleaner on site who made us feel very welcome, safe and comfortable. He allowed us the privacy we seeked. We felt it was good value for money and worth more than 3 stars seeing that we had the whole lodge all to ourselves. Thank you Bona Intaba we will be back again soon.
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Date of stay: November 2014
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: All rooms are tastefully furnished with own shower and all look into the surrounding indigenous...
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PRICE RANGE
$191 - $213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaLimpopo ProvinceMarulengHoedspruit
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bona Intaba Game Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Bona Intaba Game Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Hoedspruit Reptile Centre (4.3 km) and Ukuthula Arts & Craft Shop (5.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bona Intaba Game Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and an outdoor pool.
Is parking available at Bona Intaba Game Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bona Intaba Game Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.