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Maximilian O
Munich, Germany

Awesome retreat in very stylish lodge

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 Nov 2019
Nothing to complain about. Awesome host with lots of tips for activities and excellent food for dinner and breakfast. Interior was super stylish and we had an awesome time! Keep in mind though that Kruger is about an one hour away but there are private reserves which are totally work visiting - even for the big five and especially for bush walks!
Date of stay: November 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 November 2019

Amazing accommodation & Maria is a fantastic host. Food is delicious & you feel at home been here. This place is definitely an unknown beauty & I am so glad I found it. I will be back & would highly recommend it

Date of stay: October 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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Reviewed 8 October 2019

Nothing was too much trouble for this family owned and run lodge.
It's small but excellently decorated. Very private rooms all with their own patio's.
We had a great trip and this one is on our to do again list. What a fantastic break.

Date of stay: September 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 September 2019

Rafiki Bush Lodge is one of the best located lodges on the Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate. Complete privacy and peace and quiet. The decor is gorgeous and the rooms are fabulous, with nothing missing.

A beautiful pair of bushuck were ready to welcome us at the deck when we arrived.

Maria is an excellent host and she and the ladies prepared us a lovely breakfast in time to suit our schedule next morning.

We will be back!

Date of stay: September 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled on business
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rafikibushlodge, Manager at Rafiki Bush Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2019

Dear Kate,

Thank you so much for your kind words, it was such a pleasure to have met you.

Best Wishes,
Rafiki

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Reviewed 14 August 2019

The staff at Rafiki made a comfortable stay very special. Nothing was too much and everyone went beyond expectation to make us feel at home. The lodge itself is beautifully and tastefully decorated and the food was sublime. Considering that we requested a vegan menu, this is saying a lot. Would highly recommend Rafiki as a place to stay.

Room tip: All the rooms are private and beautifully decorated but the premiere suite has a spacious bathroom and loads of cupboard space.
Date of stay: August 2019
Trip type: Travelled with family
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rafikibushlodge, Manager at Rafiki Bush Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2019

Thank you for visiting Rafiki We would love to have you back again !

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Reviewed 1 April 2019

My wife and I had to book last minute to stay in the Hoedspruit area, which we are both very familiar with. We stumbled across Rafiki and decided to give try the lodge out. We were both incredibly impressed with our 2 nights. The beds were extremely comfortable and the hospitality was of an exceptional standard. What we liked most about Rafiki is that it is located in a very quiet spot on the 'Wildlife Estate' which made our stay there so peaceful and relaxing.
Thank you to Maria and Reinhart for making our stay such a pleasant one. We will be sure to recommend you to all of our friends, and will 100% be booking again when we are next in the area!
Michael and Clara x

Room tip: All rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable!
Date of stay: March 2019
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rafikibushlodge, Owner at Rafiki Bush Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2019

Thank you for staying with Rafiki We hope to see you soon again !

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