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Janelle K

Amazing bush experience

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
Ezulwini is absolutely committed to their guests experience and the wellbeing of the animals and environment. It is a luxury stay in the bush that brings you right up to the beauty that South Africa has to offer. The staff takes care of every detail and the food is amazing! We will be coming back!
Date of stay: May 2024
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Teresa Saad, Owner at Ezulwini Game Lodges, responded to this review
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Janelle K, thank you very much for taking the time to let us know that you had an enjoyable stay at Ezulwini, we really appreciate that.
It was a pleasure to host you and your family, thank you very much for your kind words.
The whole team takes great pride in making guests feel cared for during their stay at our lodges and will be thrilled to know that this is how you all felt. We have passed on and shared your lovely comments.
Please feel free to stay in touch, you will be welcomed back to the Ezulwini Family. and it will be so nice to see you all again.
Take care and best wishes,
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      Reviewed 1 May 2024

      This was the trip of a lifetime!!! I came with my mother to Ezulwini who had been once before me and it was the most incredible experience I've ever had. Ezulwini has the friendliest staff of any hotel/lodge I have ever been to - they are always smiling and cater to your every need. The FOOD is incredible as well! The trackers are unbelievably impressive as well, not only did we see the Big 5, we learned SO much about all the animals and the history of South Africa. The property is beautiful, we stayed in the room closest to the river and watched the animals go by from our private pool! They even clean the rooms twice a day while you are out on safari - not a SINGLE bug in our room which I'm sure is not easy to maintain. I cannot wait to come back!!!

      Room tip: Really recommend the Mondzo suite - it is their nicest/most expensive one but so worth it. Incredible views of the river and all the animals
      Date of stay: April 2024
      • Trip type: Travelled with family
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      Teresa Saad, Owner at Ezulwini Game Lodges, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2024

      Dear erinsT5292FG, thank you so much for letting us know that you had an amazing time at Ezulwini Lodges, that is really appreciated.
      It was our absolute pleasure to host you at and your Mother at Ezulwini and we are so glad that you have been able to have an amazing safari experience with her, lots of happy memories to take home and share.
      Thank you also for your lovely comments, and we have passed those on to the team, they will be delighted to know that they have made your time there so special.
      Please keep in touch, you will be welcomed back to the Ezulwini Family should you wish to return at some point in the future.
      Take care and best wishes.

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      Reviewed 1 May 2024

      What an amazing world class 5 star experience !!!
      The River Lodge and Billy's Lodge at Ezulwini are out of this world , the staff are exceptional and made our stay one we will never forget ! Outstanding Game drives with such experienced guides and trackers , saw all of the big 5 ! And plus plus plus , we will be back to be spolit again ! Thank you so much for making this a trip of a life time , Sam , Blair , Dean and Julie

      Date of stay: April 2024
      • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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      Teresa Saad, Owner at Ezulwini Game Lodges, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2024

      Dear Sam, Blair, Dean and Julie, thank you so much for taking the time to let us know that you had an amazing time at Ezulwini Lodges.
      It was an absolute pleasure to host you and we really appreciate your kind comments which we have passed on to the team, they will be so happy to know that they gave you an experience of a lifetime, especially getting to see the Big 5, plus a lot more besides!
      Please do keep in touch, it will be so lovely to see you again and to have you come back to the Ezulwini Family.
      Take care,

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      Reviewed 22 April 2024

      WOW! 2nd time back!! This place is the best!! Not only is it beautiful, but the PEOPLE treat you like family!!! They cater to your every want and find you loads of animals!! Close!!
      We stayed at Mondzo suite at the River Best room ever! Sat at our own pool and daily watched elephants, hippos, baboons and impala right in front of us!
      Greeted each day by beautiful Glory, with a big smile to take your made to order breakfast after your drive
      I came here with my husband 5 years ago Brought my daughter this time She loved it every single bit as myself and we are planning our next trip back! Cannot say enough great things about wonderful Ezulwini… from the booking with Frances to the goodby….its a 10!!!
      Thank you to all at Ezulwini It’s your attention to service in a fabulous spot of the World!!

      Room tip: This place is a slice of a perfect world Purpose from the tiniest termite to the biggest elephant Blows your mind
      Date of stay: April 2024
      • Trip type: Travelled with family
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      Teresa Saad, Owner at Ezulwini Game Lodges, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2024

      Dear 653pattis, thank you so much for taking the time to let us know that you had a wonderful stay at Ezulwini, especially as a returning guest, that is really appreciated.
      It was an absolute pleasure to host you and your daughter, and we have passed your very kind comments on to the team, they will be so happy to know that they have made your time there so special.
      We knew that you would enjoy Mondzo Suite - it is an amazing room, particularly with those fabulous river views!
      Please do keep in touch, it will be lovely to be able to welcome you back to the Ezulwini Family when you are ready to return.
      Take care and best wishes.

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      Reviewed 15 April 2024 via mobile

      Awesome experience
      They have 2 lodges, the river lodge and Billy’s lodge. Both giving you a slight different but varied exposure to the safari experience
      The staff was accommodating and friendly
      The food and spirits did not disappoint
      The safari tours were well thought out and both the guides and trackers were professional and competent especially Richard and Hector, who seemed to feed off each other.
      Craig and Ang the managers took great pride in ensuring all details of our stay were attended to.
      They even provided a birthday surprise for our daughter’s 21st birthday. Even the proprietor’s 6 year old daughter participated presenting gifts for the birthday
      Anyone wishing to enjoy a well run and boutique safari should highly consider Ezulwini

      Date of stay: April 2024
      Trip type: Travelled with family
      Thank bonemannn
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      Teresa Saad, Owner at Ezulwini Game Lodges, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2024

      Dear bonemann, thank you very much for letting us know that you had an amazing time at Ezulwini Lodges and thank you very much for your kind words.
      It was our pleasure to host you and your family at our lodges and we have passed your lovely comments on to the team, they will be thrilled to know that they have made your time there so special. We are always delighted to be able to share celebrations and particularly when they are a birthday or anniversary. We hope that your daughter took away some very happy memories of her special day.
      Please keep in touch and you will always be welcome to come back to the Ezulwini Family should you wish to return at some point in the future.
      Take care and best wishes.

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      Reviewed 7 April 2024 via mobile

      My daughter and I purchased our stay at the River Lodge at a fund raising event without really knowing much about it. Our experience far exceeded any expectations . The remote lodge consisted of a lovely common area, cottages, a small bar, outdoor dining space and observation decks overlooking a river. It was the most tranquil and relaxing spot that I had ever experienced .

      Everything was well maintained. Our cottage was enchanting with its own plunge pool and deck, the food was fabulous and the game drives mesmerizing.

      Although every thing about the lodge was great, it was the staff would made our visit outstanding .

      Hecter and Richard, our game drive team, provided an experience of a life time . We saw the “big five” as well dozens of other animal and birds. They were
      Incredibly knowledgeable, taught us so much about the animals and the bush, as well as making us feel safe and comfortable at all times

      We were so very happy to meet Glory. She took care of our every need from serving our outstanding meals, serving us wines and beverages, coordinating our schedules and sharing a friendship by joining us for evening chats and games at scrabble .

      Of course none of this amazing hospitality happens on its own . Ange and her husband Craig , the general managers, were relaxed and made sure was everything was 1st class. We felt pampered, spoiled , relaxed, well rested and at the same time, exhilarated . Just an overall fabulous adventure!!

      Date of stay: March 2024
      Trip type: Travelled with family
      Thank Babs W
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      Teresa Saad, Owner at Ezulwini Game Lodges, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2024

      Dear Babs W, thank you so much for taking the time to tell us that you that you a wonderful stay at Ezulwini River Lodge and that your experience far exceeded your expectations that great to know.
      Thank you also sharing your the description of your whole experience and it was an absolute pleasure to host you and your daughter at our lodges.
      We very much appreciate your comments regarding how the staff looked after you and we are so glad that you enjoyed everything about your stay. We have passed your lovely comments on to the team at River Lodge, they will be so happy to know that they have made your stay so memorable.
      Please do keep in touch, you will always have a very warm welcome should you wish to return to the Ezulwini Family at some point in the future.
      
      Take care and best wishes,

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