Touch of Africa Lodge - Not looking good at all. Has deteriorated drastically since my last visit.
My response is that he thought the place had been sold. This is not the case. There is a for sale sign at the top of the road 1/2km away.
The Lodge has an indigenous garden and it has been very dry in Gauteng so it is like being in the Kruger Park in winter. We have since had rain and everything is shooting green leaves and looking good.
The client told me personally that he could not tell me exactly why he thought it had deteriorated but the food and service were very good.
Jack Paul, South Africa South Africa
Great staff - I stayed in the lodge for 5 days from New Year's day. Staff were extremely helpful and friendly and rooms are a pleasure with comfortable beds. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and would definitely go back again. Improvements - breakfast: There were no cereals, juices etc.
Glynis Domingo, South Africa South Africa
African experience - I found the lodge to be good value for money, very close to Lanseria Airport, private, with a huge bedroom and beautiful bathroom. There are no shops close by and only basic meals and drinks are supplied by the lodge, so if you need anything more, come prepared. In hot weather, ask for a room far away from the stables if a few flies might upset you, but the novelty of being close to beautiful horses is worth this small inconvenience. I would definately stay at the lodge again.
Ruby Pretorius, South Africa South Africa
A man's world of no soap and dirty cups - Sorry but I didn't like it. No soap or toiletries in the room. Asked for a mug to have a free cup of coffee and was handed a dirty one. Staff friendly but I got the impression they were out of their depth and working for Louise who was much more interested in her horses than in her guests. Have a feeling that with all those pilots and engineers staying there, they just don't have to make an effort. For instance the duvet cover on the bed was upside down so one had metal buttons in one's face: a case of staff not being trained and supervised properly?
Alexandra Duval Smith, South Africa South Africa
Thank you - Very nice place; that needs to be given the 4 Star rating. One thing that needs to be looked at are the directions on the road.
Ntokozo Justice Biyela, South Africa South Africa