Disappointing 40th anniversary weekend getaway John Boyce, South Africa
23 October 2012
110% on Marious service and will go out of his way to assist and then some more. Major disappointment in the actual versus what you see on the web. Booked double room, got twin room, after Mariunus accomodated our late arrival. Toilet rust stain, basin broken plug and rust stains, shower (no bath) curtain dirty. Lamp shades old, dirty and broken. Bed linen not anything like the picture on the web. Duvet faded and blue stripe not matching the leopard skin curtains. "Water Hole" is a small concrete pond? The main reception dining room etc. very nice and as you see it on the web is what you find. Very disappointing 40th anniversary celebration weekend after the wonderfull effort put in by Marious to please us.
Rest and relaxation in a beautiful lodge Dave Mackintosh, South Africa
11 August 2011
A fantastic experience! Marius and Rina were the perfect hosts. Setting and atmosphere was completely relaxed. The meals were exceptional. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
Weekend getaway Brigette Hopkins, South Africa
03 May 2011
Sungulwane is a fabulously located lodge in the Hluhluwe/Imfolozi area. Hosts Marius, Rina and their staff are friendly and attentive. There is not much to do at the lodge but the food and catering is excellent. Perfectly secluded for a quiet relaxing break.
Perfect Game Lodge Hans Vilhelmsson, Sweden
24 November 2010
We enjoyed our stay in all aspects. We arrived during a tropical thunderstorm, but we arrived to a lovely place with great hospitality, we will definitely get back. Due to the storm it was impossible to have a game drive the following day, but since Hluhluwe is close, we had a great day there.
Weekend Stay Anonymous, South Africa
26 October 2009
Great stay with a great game drive, very close to rhinos,
very nice and friendly hospitality
We enjoyed the stay very much. Anonymous, South Africa
18 August 2008
We went with the purpose of bird-watching and this was well fulfilled - game is sparse, but of no concern in our case. The environment is eminently suited to bird viewing even in this very dry time and well cared for - very little evidence of alien invasion
Our stay was superb. Anonymous, Namibia
11 March 2008
The game viewing was fantastic, thanks to Dean. The setting was tranquil and the scenery out of this world.
All the staff were very friendly and made us feel very welcome.
Thanks to all of you for making our stay so enjoyable.
A little down to earth luxury Marie-Josée Schoemaker, Switzerland
13 January 2008
We found it very relaxing and had enough to do even if the weather was not always optimal to sunbathe at the pool! The lodge is small which I prefer with a staff that has a subtle attentiveness which is well appreciated by travellers just looking to relax, enjoy the bush and have a little down to earth luxury.
The service was great Kungomsa Qamata, South Africa
31 December 2007
We had a lovely time at Sungulwane. The service was great. The hosts were warm and gave individualised attention to all guests, which made us really feel relaxed.
A good experience Stephen Cragg, United Kingdom
25 October 2007
Lodge and rooms very good, clean and comfortable.
South African Dream Bernhard Radon, Germany
19 September 2007
Since it was our first time in South Africa, we were pretty inexperienced to what it takes to make the best of our holiday. We were pretty lucky to check into Sungulwane Hills Game Lodge, as it turned out to be one of the highlights of our whole SA experience! Being a family consisting of a nice bunch of 2 adults and 3 almost adults, we spend three unforgetable nights at Sungulwane. Not only were we spoilt by the warm and welcoming hospitality of our hosts/hostess, but also the delicious kitchen. Every morning there was a yummy breakfast ready for us any time fitting to our personal wishes, every night, whenever we felt hungry, there was a 4 course menu-candle light dinner prepared to spoil our stomach! The comfortable beds were always ready made whenever we entered the beautiful cottages and our hostess would always ensure we were content. There was no time for boredom as Sungulwane offered an adventures program ranging from bushveld-bike-rides to exciting game drives at night. To be honest we were more than just sad to leave this beautiful lodge and wished we could have stayed longer! It is definitely a place one could easily spend his whole holiday, being sure not to miss one bit of the stunning South African atmosphere. We were so pleased with the smiling staff that spread happiness all over the place and were also impressed by the individual effort that was only being made for us! Our pleasant hostess was even very much concerned to help us with our ongoing journey and gave us further helpful advice. No wonder it was hard for us to leave this friendly and warm people and this stunning area! Since we have never experienced such a holiday before, and time - unfortunately- moves on and took us back to our home country, we can at least dream of it now - Sungulwane participated to our South African Dream! Thank you very much Christel! We will never forget you and hope to be back some day!
Viele Liebe Grüße
THE RADON FAMILY FROM GERMANY
Nice place in the bush Anonymous
05 September 2007
For a quiet place in the bush to relax, very nice. Not much available to keep small kids occupied.
Enjoyment of stay Anonymous
13 August 2007
The general atmosphere, cleanliness and friendliness of staff is absolutely amazing. It really is value for money - you definitely get what you pay for. The food is 5 star and they accommodate any strange food requirements.
Smiling Competition Winner Mpho Nenguda , South Africa
27 June 2007
I just want to say thank you for making this happen it was very nice to stay at Sungulwane Hill Game Lodge from 22/06/07 to 24/06/07.The treatment and their hospitality was so impresive from they staff.I was relaxed and have a peace of mind while i was there.
Note: Mpho was our 'Jolling in June' e-newsletter winner.
The chef is excellent Dorothy Montgomery, South Africa
01 June 2007
We had a very good time at Sungulwane. The management and team all pull extremely well together to make guests feel welcome and well looked after. The chef is excellent at preparing unusual and visibly pleasing gastronomic delights and plenty of it! Our dinner on the banks of a watering hole at dusk was both unique and exhilarating and will be remembered as a highlight. The game drives were informative and game easily visible from the Land Cruiser. The accommodation was a little "rustic" but satisfactory for this type of getaway and certainly comfortable right down to the turning down of the beds and chocolate on the pillow in the evenings! The establishment is well run by Steven and Christel and their team!
Memorable Honeymoon! Marinus Nel, South Africa
21 May 2007
Our Honeymoon was an unbelievable experience, one that we will surely treasure for a lifetime! Christel, Steven and Denise really went out of their way to make us feel at home, and there was not one thing that we would have changed! Our days were filled with fun and adventure from Horse riding in the bush with Steven to Tiger fishing nearby, Christel organized everything for us, they even made us a surprise dinner in the bush right next to a waterhole, it was truly amazing!
Thank you for making our honeymoon memorable!
AWESOME BIRTHDAY EXPERIENCE Debbie van der Schyff, South Africa
08 May 2007
Thank you Chris & Steven. You and your staff made this an unforgetable experience for all our guests but most importantly, for my Dad. All the organization to have everything just right did not go unnoticed. Thank you and see you again soon.
Brilliant Brendon Naidoo, South Africa
02 April 2007
Loved the place. Chris and Steven excellent hosts. The food, atmosphere and hospitality - great. The Game drive was very informative. If you are looking for a place to relax and enjoy nature this is the place to go
Superb Safari Escape Catherine Hamilton-Genson, United States of America
30 January 2007
Sungulwane Hills Game Lodge was more that we ever could have imagined. The natural beauty was only enhanced by their extremely genuine hospitality, wonderful meals and helpful direction. Sungulwane offers simple elegance tucked away just miles from the natural reserves in the area. Absolutely fantastic!
Over-night stay November 2006 cathy botha, South Africa
10 December 2006
It was a very pleasant time spent at the lodge. The host Steven and especially Christel very charming, makes you feel very welcome, certainly worth a visit.
Fantastic Place Teri Bennett, United States of America
23 November 2006
From the minute I talked to Christel on the email I knew this was the place I was meant to go to - and it did not disappointment me. The special attention that they give each guest really makes the stay special. Although they have a lot of animals, the Giraffe and zebra are my favorites and I never went a day without seeing both. I was even able to horse back ride very close to both. The food was outstanding. I would definitely recommend this place!!
Superb value Sheila O'Driscoll, Ireland
16 November 2006
We spent 5 days as Sungulwane and enjoyed every minute of it. Chris couldn't have been more helpful, and helped us to plan and book all of our activities, for which we used the lodge as a base. The food was excellent and the staff were friendly and helpful at all times.
SIMPLY THE BEST Karen Lee, South Africa
05 October 2006
Sungulwane Hills Game Lodge is the ultimate hospitality experience. It is rare to come across an establishment that is run by such dedicated and friendly people.
The rooms were lovely, set up in a wonderful African feel with all the modern comforts. Very clean and well presented.
Upon arrival, the manager Chris was there to welcome us with home-made lemonade and ice cold face cloths. After a long journey, what a welcome! This was soon followed by freshly baked muffins for afternoon tea.
We stayed on a DBB package and must say that it is the best food I have ever tasted. Four course dinners , two course breakfast and afternoon tea! You will never go hungry.
I wish to thank Chris and Steve and all at Sungulwane Hills Game Lodge for a very memorable stay and we will definitley see you again in the future.
An excellent time tina ashworth, South Africa
14 August 2006
We had a wonderful stay at Sungulwane. All the staff make you feel very welcome and are very knowledable about many things. We will definitely be returning to the Lodge and telling our friends about the great stay we had. The food was amazing and an experience all on its own.
Excellent Value for Money Mark Sclanders, South Africa
02 May 2006
We experienced a wonderul 5 days at Sungulwane. Steve and Christel made us feel unbelievably welcome and at home in the very cosy and comfortable lodge. The lodge site is so in-the-bush and peaceful. As for the food, Christel's meals were out of the top draw, certainly way above our expectations and servings were perfect size. We did a horse back ride through the game reserve which is well stock in terms of game, and Steve provided many interesting and knowledgable points. Many other activities could be arranged on site and we made full use of Christel's organistional capabilities, again nothing was too much to ask and all were very well organised and our packed breakfasts of snacks were fantastic. Overall a very very value-for-money and worthwhile experience. We will definitely be back!
Full board at Sungulwane Game Lodge Coleen Chadwick, United Kingdom
09 April 2006
Nice location, peaceful and tranquil. Cooled off in the swimming pool. Hosts were attentive and friendly and the food was good. The rondavels were thatched and comfortable with fan and air con. Would recommend customers to this accommodation.
Wonderfull quitness & nature! Maria Nebel, Mozambique
04 January 2006
The staff did a briliant job! They took good care of us and we can really recommend this place to everyone that wants personal service in wonderful nature, where you can see lots of animals, sleep well and take it easy. The horsetrail was the very best! 3 days here was perfect!
Perfect peace ann bircumshaw, United Kingdom
03 September 2005
A perfect spot to unwind after a hectic ten day trip around northern KZN. Bird watching from the front lawn was wonderful with the pool at hand when the need to cool off called. Personal attention in a beautiful building made meal times and evening drinks a true pleasure. Our five year old daughter was well looked after and seeing 'Big Bully Brother' emerge from the water to graze each evening over sundowners made her trip. Saw our first African Wild Cat.
Sungulwane Leo Ham, Netherlands
30 August 2005
It was a very nice experience to stay in Sungulwane Game Lodge. Feeling is : 'Out of Africa'.