The best thing about this place is the impeccably trained staff--and that's saying something considering how lovely the grounds are. Everything here is wonderful and relaxing--the pool, the views, the rooms, the food--all exquisite. But again, the staff are the ones who really make it special. I had such a lovely stay here and will definitely return!
melissa from USA
The Khaya Ndlovu Manor House is a warm and inviting 4 star Guest House situated just outside Hoedspruit in a place known as …More
"Extremely Pleased & Satisfied. What an Experience!"
When you go to see nature, you do not need the same hotel you stay in when you go for a luxury visit to New York City or Paris. You need clean, pleasant and friendly staff; you need comfort, and people saying “Madam, is there anything else I can do to make your trip better?” We knew about Hippo Pools Resort from the internet and our colleagues. We wanted a two night stay that will not cost us an arm and a leg but still be safe, clean, and with GOOD food. All of these were there and much more. The manager at the time, who is also the owner, is very pleasant and accommodating; he ensured that we were satisfied with the rooms. When WE, in the last minute and against all wisdom, asked for a ride on the quads, there were no guides because we did not make a reservation, Ryan was willing to guide us himself and was patient with me who had her first ride at that time. If you are a practical tourist looking for a great value, make this your choice. A snobbish tourist might want to go elsewhere, rather than the natural reserves in and around Kruger Park. And by the way, they provide transport service to go to the near-by gates at 4 a.m. for the morning drive. And, forgot to say, very quiet and the view of the stars in the sky was breathtaking.
The children enjoyed a swim in the very clean swimming pool.
I enjoyed my stay at Ezulwini very much. While it may not be an ultra luxury resort, it is very nice and well kept and provides a feel like you are among family (albeit in the middle of the bush). I went solo on a business trip and was treated great. Food was still brought for about ten people and it was fresh and very good. Sean, the manager, hung out having beers with me and discussed south Africa, and on another night showed us the beautiful wine cellar. That same night, a full barbecue with African song and dance was given by the employees and it seemed authentic and was great. Finally, the driver and tracker Lawrence and Conrad were unbelievable and really made the experience. They went above and beyond and I actually saw all big 5 on my first tour out. I stayed at the more modern and larger Billy's lodge but also took a ride over to River and you can't go wrong either way. I highly recommend Ezulwini for the value offered in that price range and would definitely return.
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