Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge
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Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge

Kwa Maritane Gate, Pilanesberg National Park, Pilanesberg National Park, Pilanesberg, South Africa
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    Excellent
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    8.9
    Excellent cleanliness
    Recommended by 94% of guests

    Things you’ll love about Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge

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    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Blackout curtains

    • Bar

    Exceptional
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    9.1
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    Better than 88% of properties in Pilanesberg
    Exceptional location
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  • Pilanesberg National Park10.34 km
  • Value for money8.0
    Location rating9.1

    Rooms available at Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge

    7.9
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    Room comfort & quality
    Three-Bedroom Chalet
    Three-Bedroom Chalet
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    • Room size: 70 m²/753 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 2 single beds and 1 queen b...
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    Standard King
    Standard King
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    • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 king bed
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    Standard Double
    Standard Double
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 king bed
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    Standard King Room
    Standard King Room
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    • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
    • Shower and bathtub
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    Standard Ground Floor
    Standard Ground Floor
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 king bed
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    Standard Upper Level
    Standard Upper Level
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 king bed
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    Standard Double Room - Ground Floor
    Standard Double Room - Ground Floor
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
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    Standard Family
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 2 double beds and 1 sofa be...
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    Standard Family Room
    Standard Family Room
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Shower and bathtub
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    Standard Double Room - Upper level
    Standard Double Room - Upper level
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
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    Agoda Reviews (119)Booking.com Reviews (1)
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    Cleanliness8.9
    Facilities8.8
    Location9.1
    Room comfort and quality7.9
    Service8.2
    Value for money8.0
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Jay from United States
    Couple
    Standard Upper Level
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

    An ex-pat returns to the Bush”

    Kwa Maritane pushes all the right emotional buttons! In fact it’s more than great and we enjoyed the stunning vistas and lodge like feeling of Southern Africa. I felt right back at home instantly. The ambiance, the food and the hospitality surround you. Try, if you must, the gale force winds of luxury bush living in Pilansberg. The service is exceptional and I offer no hesitation on any part as to the generous often contagious smiles and can- do attitude of the staff. They makes Kwa Maritane and I’d highly recommend this booking. As they say in Setswana language - Sala Sinthle!

    Reviewed October 20, 2018

    Dear Jay Thank you for writing this fantastic review. We are elated to see that you enjoyed your stay and that we made you feel at home. Kind Regards Kwa Maritane Management Team

    Responded October 23, 2018
    Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Philip from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Upper Level
    Stayed 1 night in September 2018

    Exceptional”

    Superb lodge situated in incredible location. Just a few luxury, spacious individual bungalows set in the quiet and beauty of the African bush but with great facilities. Game drives in small vehicles included with excellent guide who knew where the animals were.

    Reviewed October 03, 2018

    Dear Philip Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. We are glad to see that you enjoyed the location, the facilities and the game drives. Kind Regards Kwa Maritane Management Team

    Responded October 08, 2018
    Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge
    8.8
    Excellent
    OLIVE from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Standard King
    Stayed 1 night in August 2018

    Highly Recommended!”

    YAY: located within the pilanesberg national park | they allow overnight stay during weekends | friendly and accommodating staff | good amenities (pools, shop, hide, restaurant, bar) | the hide allows you observe the animals in the watering hole | accommodation includes breakfast, dinner and one game drive (really a good value for money) | good breakfast selection | bush braai is definitely a must try (happens every wednesday and saturday) | 3-hour game drive where guides focus on finding animals that guests request for | adequately sized and clean room with balcony (i got their studio) | provides shuttle to sun city for ZAR 100 roundtrip NAY: internet connection is relatively good but i didn't like the fact that they have a 500mb cap on internet usage

    Reviewed August 06, 2018

    Dear Olive Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are elated to see that you enjoyed the location, the amenities, the hide, the food and bush braai, the game drive, the room and the shuttles. Unfortunately there is no plan to change the cap on the internet any time soon. Kind Regards Kwa Maritane Management Team

    Responded August 12, 2018
    Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Beverley from Australia
    Family with teens
    Standard Ground Floor
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

    Timeless elegance in the bush”

    From the minute we were greeted by the friendly staff, nothing was ever too much. The rooms are beautifully fitted out in a sophisticated style of timeless elegance and luxury. Facilities are incredible, meals fantastic and game drives amazing with knowledgeable drivers- especially with Dylan. A wonderful place to unwind, relax and enjoy the African Bush.

    Reviewed February 13, 2019

    Dear Beverley Greetings from Kwa Maritane and thank you for the feedback, it is greatly appreciated! We are excited to see that we were able to provide you with a 'timeless elegance in the bush experience" in which you enjoyed our elegant rooms, incredible facilities, amazing game drives and a relaxing atmosphere of the African bush. Once again, thank you for the feedback Beverley, it was an absolute pleasure having you visit us and we look forward to welcoming you back to Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge. Most Regards, Wandile Ngxesha, Guest Relations Officer

    Responded February 19, 2019
    Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge
    10.0
    Exceptional
    eve
    Family with teens
    Standard Twin
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    What an experience!”

    We visited from Australia. From start to finish it was wonderful. Excellent comfort in our rooms, extraordinary game sightings, outstanding staff, the list goes on. I cannot speak highly enough of our visit to Kwa Maritane

    Reviewed January 14, 2019

    Dear Eve Thank you for writing this fantastic review. We are elated to see that you enjoyed your stay including the romms, game drives and everything else. Kind Regards Kwa Maritane Management Team

    Responded February 04, 2019
    Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge
    6.0
    M
    Couple
    Standard King
    Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

    Excellent location and game drives”

    Staff are cold and unwelcoming at reception. No wifi upon arrival and wifi is capped. Game drives inl complimentary drinks and food are excellent. Friendly rangers and security staff. Excellent game park.

    Reviewed May 13, 2019

    Dear Valued Guest Thank you for providing us with feedback. Please accept our sincere apology regarding the treatment you received from our staff please note that your feedback is passed on to higher management and it is attended too. We are happy to see that you did enjoy other aspects of your stay with us and are looking forward to welcoming you back to Kwa Maritane. Most regards Kwa Maritane Management Team

    Responded May 17, 2019
    Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge
    8.0
    Excellent
    Stephen from Canada
    Couple
    Standard Twin
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

    Steve from Canada”

    Orchids: Having visited Kwa Maritane over 20 years ago I was very pleasantly surprised to see that it is still as good as ever: the game hide, the excellent choice of food, friendly staff, and elephant & rhino to be seen from the restaurant patio. Onions: The drive from Johannesburg is horrendous and potentially dangerous. If I come again I will fly. It was confusing getting into the Pilanesburg Park from Kwa Maritane. At the price you charge overseas visitors to stay at the Lodge, the park entrance permit should be included in the overall cost.

    Reviewed October 26, 2018

    Dear Stephen Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. We are elated to see that you enjoyed the hide, the food and the view of the park from the restaurant. We will look into possibly including the park entrance into the cost. Kind Regards Danni Martin Guest Relations Manager

    Responded October 26, 2018
    Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge
    8.8
    Excellent
    Nicolette from South Africa
    Couple
    Standard Twin
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2018

    Loved our stay”

    We loved our stay, as we are bush people. Food was good, staff friendly and the room was fine.

    Reviewed January 13, 2019

    Dear Nicolette Thank you for writing this fantastic review. We are elated to see that you enjoyed your stay including the food. Kind Regards Kwa Maritane Management Team

    Responded February 04, 2019
    Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge
    6.8
    Good
    GEORGIA from Brazil
    Couple
    Standard Upper Level
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

    Disapointed”

    Pros: Great Game Drives, rangers had experience and knowledge Nice infra structure Cons: - Only 2 game drives included in a 2 nights/3days stay. If we wanted more, we would have to pay (900 Rands per Game Drive). Maybe I didn't read the small letters at the end, but I though it was all inclusive such as other Lodges of the area - Terrible internet access and ONLY 500MB per day. I watched a netflix movie and used all the data. HAD TO PAY to get internet in a so-called 4 star hotel. - Reception staff was not very friendly. I had some difficulties understanding their accent and asked ONCE to repeat the time of dinner. She was very impatient and made ME write it down "so I wound't need to ask again". - Although there were lots of options in breakfest, we needed to ask coffee to the waiter. There were many guests, so it took some time and they would only fill 1 cup at a time. Wonder why wouldn't they allow you to self serve your own coffee like in other hotels.

    Reviewed February 05, 2019

    Dear GEORGIA Greetings from Kwa Maritane and thank you for the feedback provided. it is greatly appreciated! Georgia please do accept our sincere apology regarding your experience at Kwa Maritane, we have made a note of all your comments and will attend to them accordingly and effectively. We are pleased to see that you enjoyed other aspects of your stay with us like, our game drives and the Lodge's infrastructure. Thank you once again for the feedback provided and we truly hope you are able to provide us with another opportunity in order to experience Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge at its very best. Warm regards, Wandile Ngxesha, Guest Relations Officer

    Responded February 19, 2019
    Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge
    10.0
    Exceptional
    MARTHA
    Couple
    Standard Double
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

    Exceptional”

    Fantastic weekend...clean room and bathroom, great food and friendly staff.

    Reviewed April 24, 2019

    Dear Martha Thank you for taking the time to complete our online questionnaire following your recent stay at Kwa Maritane. It is greatly appreciated! We are delighted to see that you had a pleasant stay with us. Thank you feedback, and we are looking forward to welcoming you back to Kwa Maritane the place of the rock. Warm regards, Kwa Maritane Management Team

    Responded May 17, 2019
    Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Laura from United States
    Family with teens
    Disabled Access Room
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

    Incredible stay”

    Incredible stay at Kwa Maritane. In planning the trip we chose to do our safari at Pilanesberg rather than Kruger because accommodation seemed more reasonable and we were right. This lodge was absolutely amazing. We got upgraded to an executive suite, which pulled out all the stops. The food was incredible- breakfast and dinner buffets included in stay. I was expecting easy food for the buffets, but was left very impressed with how fancy both were. At dinner one night we were joined by a group of four elephants who came to the watering hole right by the restaurant. Dinner included lamb, fish, and many more options. We even got lucky that we were there on a Wednesday and could partake in the bush brai under the stars- another incredible experience. The game drives are beyond imagination- the guides are so helpful and we were able to see lions (an entire pride devouring an antelope) a family of elephants, rhinos, zebras, giraffes, warthogs, impalas, kudu, and more. Highly recommend!

    Reviewed May 19, 2018

    Dear Laura Thank you for the time and efforts taken to write this wonderful review. We are excited to see that you enjoyed the rooms, the food, the game drives, the view of the park from the restaurant and of course our bush braai dinners. We will ensure that we share this fantastic review with all of our staff members. Kind Regards Kwa Maritane Management Team

    Responded May 21, 2018
    Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge
    8.0
    Excellent
    Jacqueline from United Kingdom
    Family with young children
    Standard Upper Level
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2018

    Very nice location. We enjoyed going to the hide .”

    We also looking forward to see who will come and visit the waterhole. We made friends during this time, watching the animals and talk about what animals came to visit during the day. The game drive was amazing.

    Reviewed February 19, 2018

    Dear Jacqueline Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. We are excited to see that you enjoyed our unique feature - the hide and the game drives during your stay at our lodge. Kind Regards Kwa Maritane Management Team

    Responded February 20, 2018
    Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Anna from Cyprus
    Couple
    Standard King
    Stayed 1 night in November 2017

    Exceptional”

    Friendly and helpful staff. View of animals from the restaurant terrance and hippo at the hideout. Amazing breakfast. Organised game drive early morning with experienced rangers and we were lucky to see many animals upfront.

    Reviewed November 11, 2017

    Dear Anna Thank you for taking the time to share this wonderful feedback with regards to your recent stay at our lodge. We are glad to see that you enjoyed the food, the hide and the game drives. Kind Regards Kwa Maritane Management Team

    Responded November 12, 2017
    Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Joanna from United Kingdom
    Family with teens
    Standard King
    Stayed 3 nights in August 2017

    Great African style game lodge next to Pilansberg”

    We are a British family who visited Kwa Maritane 20 and 10 years ago and recently returned. Very little has changed which can be both good and bad. We loved the fact that game drives are now part of the deal offered and there seemed to be more animals. We liked the dinners where chefs cooked you fresh food but not the dull buffets. And we love the peace and tranquility it can offer

    Reviewed September 05, 2017

    Dear Johanna Thank you for taking the time to write this review with regard to your recent stay at Kwa Maritane. We are excited to see that you enjoyed the food and that you had a tranquil stay. Kind Regards Kwa Maritane Management Team

    Responded September 05, 2017
    Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge
    10.0
    Exceptional
    George from United Kingdom
    Family with teens
    Standard King
    Stayed 3 nights in August 2017

    Cant recommend highly enough”

    Fantastic holiday. Location was brill and 3 nights/4 days just the right amount for winter time - temperature was just right at mid 20s and sun shone. Pool was freezing however but didnt deter a dip. If you want a family room where your kids are over 17 you have to adjust booking by calling them direct and pay seperarely for additional meals and game drives on arrival.This was well worth the phone call to SA. Food was in buffet form for breakfast and dinner and was exceptional. My only problem was choosing from all the options and decided to lower the portions and have a bit of everything. Food never ran out and I did find myself asking what they did with all the left overs as it certainly wasnt represented later on, everything was fresh. Game drives were superb, hosted by Andre the guide/driver and although drives are promoted as between 2.5 to 3.5 hours all 3 drives were nearer 4.5 hours which was great for us. It would have been interesting to have had a different guide as by the time drive 3 finished we knew the script and jokes of by heart but this didnt detract from a great experience. We did 2 morning and 1 afternoon ( which became night) drive and was presented with loads of wildlife including a herd of 21 elephants migrating in early evening and a road side lion kill which became a slight bottleneck once everyone knew about it. The kill lasted the whole time of our stay so we saw differeng lions each day. The acclmodation is good although the free wifi is only 500mb each day of stay b

    Reviewed August 20, 2017

    Dear George Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review with regards to your recent stay at our Lodge. We are elated to see that you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed the facilities that the lodge has to offer. We are excited to see that you enjoyed the food, the room, the pool and the game drives. We are in the process of amending the internet and hopefully soon we will be able to offer an unlimited Wi-Fi option to our guests. Thank you once again for your wonderful review, it is much appreciated. Kind Regards Danni Galli Guest Relations Manager

    Responded August 21, 2017
    Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Angela from Israel
    Family with teens
    Standard Double
    Stayed 1 night in October 2016

    Great!”

    The lodge is wonderful- large rooms and bathrooms. Supper buffet was excellent and so was the breakfast. We went on a game drive that was absolutely FANTASTIC! The one thing that was a disappointment was that the room was very far and had stairs to climb. Reception should notify that there is a walk to the rooms. Other than that- FAB

    Reviewed October 26, 2016

    Dear Angela Thank you for your fantastic review! We are excited to see that you enjoyed the game drive, the food and the room. We apologise for the far walk to your room but we are quite a big lodge boasting 90 hotel rooms as well as another 54 timeshare units. Kind Regards Danni Galli Guest Relations Manager

    Responded July 03, 2017
    Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Melanie from United States
    Solo traveler
    Standard Double
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2016

    Fantastic getaway in the bush”

    Beautiful place in a magnificent setting. Everything was better than expected, which isn't said much any anymore. Staff, restaurant, rooms, facility all beautiful and clean. Recommend eating on the deck area overlooking a small watering hole where many animals congragate. The hide is amazing. You can monitor the waterhole from your room via Channel 25 on the TV and then run to see it live. Watched dozens of elephants bathing and frolicking. Zebras, a giraffe, warthogs and many birds. Don't miss the game drives. Managed to do 5 over my 3 day stay. Exhausted getting up so early for morning drive, but was worth it. Will definately return in the future.

    Reviewed October 17, 2016

    Dear Melanie Thank you for your fantastic review! We are excited to see that you enjoyed our unique hide, game drives the restaurant, rooms and the facility. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind Regards Danni Galli Guest Relations Manager

    Responded July 03, 2017
    Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Laura from Nigeria
    Couple
    Standard Double
    Stayed 4 nights in October 2016

    THE HIDE - Brilliant!”

    Our stay in South Africa exceeded expectations. We had doubts with the ongoing drought and the desolate-looking park when we arrived, but Kwa Maritane was really wonderful. Even if you can't make the game drives (on which -- yes -- we saw all of the Big 5, plus others), the Hide is a great place to view a number of other animals for longer periods. Great food, beautiful setting, great rooms, lots of things to do without even leaving the compound. Loved it!

    Reviewed October 12, 2016

    Dear Laura Thank you for taking the time to submit your review following your stay at Kwa Maritane. We take all comments and concerns raised by our guests extremely seriously, but also value positive feedback. We are glad to see that you enjoyed your stay namely the game drives, our unique hide, food, rooms, location and activities. Kind Regards Kwa Maritane Team

    Responded July 03, 2017
    Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge
    7.3
    Very good
    Luc from Belgium
    Couple
    Standard King
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2015

    Great location but overprized”

    Location, food quality, bed comfort

    Overall we had a pleasant stay although, in light of the prices they charge, we expected it to be much more luxurious. As the hotel rooms (contrary to the self catering units) are located at the far end of the complex, you have to walk through a maze of halls and poorly lit gardens to get to your room. The food quality is good but the restaurant (and the rooms) can be quite noisy as the self-catering units are designed to cater for large families. Overall, we would not be inclined to stay at this property again as there are definitely better and more affordable options right outside the park gates.

    Reviewed December 02, 2015

    Dear Luc Thank you for taking the time to submit your review following your stay at Kwa Maritane. We take all comments and concerns raised by our guests extremely seriously, but also value positive feedback. The gardens have now got additional lighting to help people see. We have also recently refurbished some of our hotel rooms and they have a modern look. We are sad to see that you will not choose to stay with us again. Kind Regards Kwa Maritane Team

    Responded July 03, 2017
    Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge
    8.7
    Excellent
    Marilyn from South Africa
    Couple
    Standard King
    Stayed 1 night in May 2015

    Great Stay !”

    Dinner , The Hide and Breakfast

    We had a very pleasant stay at Kwa Maritane. The food was amazing but we did find that the service for lunch was extremely slow. I think they actually forgot about us . When they eventually brought our food the order was wrong. The staff did however apologize and did rectify the situation by amending the bill. This made up for our extra long lunch 😀 We never saw a lot of game but that is the luck of the draw when you go to a Game Reserve. Would definitely visit again !

    Reviewed May 04, 2015

    Dear Marilyn Thank you for taking the time to submit your review following your stay at Kwa Maritane. We take all comments and concerns raised by our guests extremely seriously, but also value positive feedback. We are excited to see that you enjoyed your stay namely the room and food. Kind Regards Kwa Maritane Team

    Responded July 03, 2017
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