Guest Review – August 2011

We don’t usually reproduce guest reviews on the blog, after all they’re on our site for all to see. Sometimes, when they’re stunning like this one, it’s irresistable!

“I stayed here for four nights with my 12 year old son on holiday ‘between’ Joburg and Cape Town. The airport pickup and dropoff, as well as the lift to the Falls, was very welcome. We came to Zambia to have some fun – and we did. Richard, the owner, organised for us at our request, in advance, activities such as quad biking and power boating. When plans for these had to change at short notice, he did that for us, saving us hassle. The activities were great. We would have benefited from being told exactly how wet we would get on the power boating (be warned if you do it – absolutely totally drenched) so we could have known to take more suitable clothes. We loved it nevertheless!

The accommodation itself was comfortable and well looked after. It is not ‘posh’ but it does well. The wifi mainly worked well and was good value. The food was excellent – really tasty, well presented, loads of choice and fairly priced. It’s easy to eat there on successive occasions. I really enjoyed the pork chops. Breakfasts were included and very good. It was nice to eat indoors or alfresco overlooking the pleasant garden – which is small but very pretty with a wide variety of interesting plants. There are good places to sit and relax. The bar is pleasant and comnfortable with a good range of drinks and good service. When we wanted an early lunch, just some simple sandwiches – no problem, made exactly to our spec.

I also liked the lodge’s location. It is quite central to the town, totally secure, and well connected. It is in a ‘real’ area with locals around living their lives. There were some dogs barking nearby which was slightly annoying but no big problem.

This is a nice place with character and where our needs were taken good care of. It is not ‘posh’ but it is very comfortable. There are lovely warm showers, for example, and quick attentive service from Richard and his team. Definitely a very good place to stay.

Stayed August 2011, traveled with family”