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Zuleika Country House

Zuleika Country House Farm Moriah, Hoedspruit, Maruleng 1380 South Africa
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Dear Valued Customer, We would like to inform you that Zuleika Country House will be changing ownership and our last effective day of business will be the 26th of June. The guest house will remain open however it will be under new management and will be trading as Blyde Mountain Country House. We can't fully express our deep gratitude for your business and support. Thank you again for your business. Sincerely, The Zuleika Team Zuleika Country House
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Zuleika Country House Farm Moriah, Hoedspruit, Maruleng 1380 South Africa
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GiulZ_SA wrote a review Apr 2015
Sandton, South Africa75 contributions16 helpful votes
My family and I have stayed here a number of times. The setting is absolutely gorgeous! The rooms are nicely decorated and are clean. The dinner and breakfasts served are great. Perfect place to stop over when traveling to the Kruger and in close proximity to beautiful attractions.
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Date of stay: April 2015
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Lyn W wrote a review Sept 2014
Portsmouth, United Kingdom42 contributions8 helpful votes
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We stayed here for one night last week. Our room (8) was pleasant with a 4 poster bed with mosquito nets and plugs provided. The nougat and sherry were a very nice touch. We had a nice terrace to sit out on but were somewhat concerned about the wasps nesting in the bamboo blinds! We did feel that the room/bathroom area could do with a freshen up and our shower was in need of a very good scrub, however the staff were very friendly and helpful and the evening meal was really nice. We didn't fancy the pool as there was a lot of leaf and bug debris in there (we were told it was due to be cleaned the next day but people we met up with later had stayed the following 2 nights and said it was still as bad - maybe this is just an ongoing problem). The grounds are lovely with quirky plantings and wonderful views towards the mountains. As this was part of an organised tour we don't know what was paid for the night, but if it's good value then I would recommend, it it's expensive then I possibly wouldn't.
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Date of stay: September 2014
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Nemophilist wrote a review May 2014
Vail, Colorado145 contributions94 helpful votes
This was my first ever Guest House in South Africa while I was in between Game Lodges and I found it to be quite lovely and would definitely stay here again if I need a place in the Hoedspruit area. For the money, I feel it is an exceptional value. The staff is wonderful and OMG, the Chef is amazing! I have never had such impeccably prepared, flavorful home cooking. I wish I could have taken her home with me!
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Date of stay: May 2014
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Response from Zuleika C, Manager at Zuleika Country House
Responded 15 May 2014
Thank you very much for your kind review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the food and found the rooms to be great value for money. I will pass your compliments on to the chef and I am sure she will be very grateful to hear your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again next time you are in Hoedspruit. Kind Regards, Megan Griffiths
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Trisha and Roge... F wrote a review Apr 2014
Sissinghurst,18 contributions13 helpful votes
The setting for this hotel was beautiful and peaceful and the food outstanding BUT what happened to our room? It was at the end of a line of cabins and on walking in we thought we have stumbled into the staff accommodation. The room had not been updated for many years and the lavatory had an old enamel basin and jug in it as well as a very old loo. A shower had been crammed into one end of the bedroom which was a welcome sight especially as it did work. We stayed for only one night (on our way to Black Leopard Camp) and I am sorry but if we were given the same room again we would certainly not stay there. Our travelling companion,was given the honeymoon suite which was fantastic with an old Colonial feel about it and a four poster bed!
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Date of stay: February 2014
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Oick the honeymoon suite You'l love it.
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Response from Zuleika C, Manager at Zuleika Country House
Responded 13 Apr 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review after your stay and for recommending the Luxury rooms in your travel tips. We were sorry to hear that you were unhappy in the room that you booked. The Standard room that you booked is more suited to travellers that are on a budget as it is the most affordable rooms that we offer. This is due to the rooms being much smaller in size than the Luxury rooms and the location of the room. The Standard rooms are situated further from the guest house but this allows for privacy and lovely views of the mountain from the patio. If you would like to book with us in the future we would be happy to accommodate you in one of our Luxury rooms which would be better suited for you. We hope you return to the area in the near future. Kind Regards, Megan Griffiths
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Annakatrine wrote a review Mar 2014
Pretoria, South Africa263 contributions234 helpful votes
Do not use the map pin on Google Maps to find this hotel as it is NOT by Hoedspruit aerodrome. It is just off the R531 - we were in good company, apparently, in not finding it! Each room is a chalet set in well-kept gardens with a huge variety of plants, orchids, grasses, all leading down to a pond at the bottom of the slope. The view is fantastic - especially from chalet number 6. We had dinner (set menu) our second night and the food was very good - well cooked and presented. Breakfast was equally good both in choice and quality. We had a safari tour booked but the drive to Orpen Gate took one hour (in an open safari vehicle, so very windy and very uncomfortable). Far better to drive yourself to the gate and meet the guide there - especially as we had an 80 year old with us who would not have survived the journey to Kruger if she had not been installed in the cab beside the driver! 4 poster beds with mosquito nets make you feel like you are in a princess' bed. The bath is enormous and there are nice touches such as bath salts in a pot, some nougat sweets by the bedside and some schnapps for those who like a bedtime snifter.... Plenty of hot water and good water pressure with seating on the verandah outside each chalet all make for a really comfortable stay. Nice blinds, plenty of windows, aircon and mosquito plugs. The basket in the wardrobe contains a torch, candles and matches in case of power failure and plug adaptors. There is even a room spray should the need arise! These are all nice touches which show the managers of this property are prepared to go the extra mile. I cannot comment on the pool as I never saw it. Apparently there were 14 other guests on the property but we did not hear nor see them Tranquillity itself.
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Date of stay: March 2014
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Chalet 6 has by far the nicest view and is furthest away from other guests.
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Response from Zuleika C, Manager at Zuleika Country House
Responded 26 Mar 2014
Thank you for the lovely review and for taking the time to go into detail about the facilities. I apologise about the Google Map pin being in the wrong location, the pin was placed by an Tour Agent. I have placed a pin in the correct location but it reflects as Pin B. I have also reported the pin on several occasions to Google Maps as inaccurate and asked the agent to remove it but have had no success yet. I will keep trying until I get a response. I hope you enjoyed your time here and hope to see you again during your next visit to the area. Kind Regards, Megan Griffiths
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MichiganTess wrote a review Mar 2014
Michigan646 contributions430 helpful votes
Zuleika is what you would imagine a guest house in South Africa to be. The grounds are beautiful and the view of the mountains are stunning. The staff was very professional and the food was absolutely delicious. The room we stayed in (#5) was very nice. This is a lovely 4 star property.
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Date of stay: March 2014
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Response from Zuleika C, Manager at Zuleika Country House
Responded 16 Mar 2014
Thank you for the lovely review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. We hope you will return to sunny South Africa in the near future and visit us again. Kind Regards, Megan Griffiths
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MvanderBerg wrote a review Feb 2014
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution1 helpful vote
Dear Altie, Thank you to you & your staff for making us so welcome. Lovely appointed accommodation in a beautiful setting with outstanding table. Would not hesitate to repeat the experience and look forward to seeing you very soon
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Date of stay: February 2014
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Response from Zuleika C, Owner at Zuleika Country House
Responded 19 Feb 2014
Dear Meagan. Thank you for taking the time to write a review after your stay, we are happy to hear that the service, rooms, meals and surroundings met all your expectations. We enjoyed having your family here over the weekend and we hope your son will enjoy Hoedspruit. We definitely look forward to your return. Kind Regards, Altie Scholtz
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SimoneMeijer wrote a review Feb 2014
Zweeloo, The Netherlands71 contributions8 helpful votes
We stayed at Zuleika on our way from Blyde to the Kruger Park. What a lovely experience. Quirky rooms and garden. Our room, though small, had everything we needed. Wonderfully clean and filled with all sorts of amenities. Much to our surprise, we were the only guests for dinner. But quietly we enjoyed the breathtaking view, surroundings and absolutely delicious food. What a treat. And the winelist offered some excellent choice. Breakfast the next morning was served on the veranda. Loads of choice to get us started. Can really recommend staying there. One small note, please provide us guests with some more detail on activities in the immediate surroundings. I believe Hoedspruit is well worth the visit for more than one night.
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Date of stay: January 2014
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Room with a veranda
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Response from Zuleika C, Manager at Zuleika Country House
Responded 19 Feb 2014
Thank you for the lovely review. We can definitely provide you with details of the excursions available in our area. There is plenty to do and keep you busy for a few days. Please feel free to email me at zuleika@tiscali.co.za and I will send you our excursions file. We also have an excursions file in reception for your perusal. We hope you will return for a longer stay in the near future. Kind Regards, Megan Griffiths
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Nick S wrote a review Jan 2014
Plymouth106 contributions40 helpful votes
What a gem this place proved to be with excellent room facilities and very good food. The garden is attractive with a large pond and stunning views across to mountains in the distance. We stayed here for 2 nights and found it to be very comfortable indeed. I would highly recommend this place for a stop over.
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Date of stay: January 2014
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Room Tip: Take a dip in the pool - it's worth it
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Response from Zuleika C, Manager at Zuleika Country House
Responded 1 Feb 2014
We greatly appreciate your positive feedback. Thank you for choosing to stay at Zuleika Country House and we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Kind Regards, Megan Griffiths
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nathan_h wrote a review Dec 2013
San Francisco Bay Area84 contributions47 helpful votes
We stayed here our first night in country for two reasons: 1) After multiple international flights, going to a game preserve right away would be lost on us, in our jet lagged state. 2) We wanted to check out the Canyon. (Okay, and 3, it was recommended as a good place to catch our breath.) So, yes: Good first night choice, to catch our breath. Proprietor was helpful with recommending the two main ways to see the Canyon. Her efforts to reach the boat tour company to see if there were seats on the morning’s boat trip were unsuccessful — they didn’t call back — so we chose the sightseeing route at the rim of the Canyon — which was very nice and easy to do all in a morning. No need to drive the whole distance of the Canyon (unless one needed to go that way, anyway). You can see it all more quickly by just staying at the north end, like we did.
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Date of stay: November 2013
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Response from Zuleika C, Manager at Zuleika Country House
Responded 7 Dec 2013
Thank you very much for writing a review after your stay at Zuleika Country House. We are pleased to read, that you enjoyed your stay and the surrounding area. Kind Regards, Megan Griffiths
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