Badplaas, Wild Frontier - Accommodation
Hlumu Lodge in Badplaas
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Facilities available at Hlumu Lodge,Badplaas, Wild Frontier
- Available Next Weekend
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- Indoor Fireplace
- Parking on Premises
- Restaurant on Premises
- Satellite TV
- Swimming Pool
- Winter School Holidays
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GPS Co-Ordinates: 30° 31' 42.5" E / 25° 56' 47.1" S
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|Departing: O.R. Tambo International Airport|
|Address: O R Tambo Airport, 1 O R Tambo Airport Rd, Kempton Park, Johannesburg, 1627, South Africa|
|Distance: 280 km / Duration: 2 hours 49 mins|
|1.||Head northwest||0.5 km|
|2.||Keep left at the fork to continue on Exit 46, follow signs for R21 N/City Center/Kempton Park/Pretoria and merge onto R21 |
Partial toll road
|3.||Slight left toward Voortrekker Rd (signs for Voortrekker Road/Kempton Park/M96)||0.5 km|
|4.||Turn right at the 1st cross street onto Voortrekker Rd||0.1 km|
|5.||Turn right at the 1st cross street toward R21 (signs for R21/R24/Johannesburg/O R Tambo International Airport) |
Partial toll road
|6.||Merge onto R21 |
|7.||Keep left to stay on R21 |
|8.||At the interchange 429A-Rietfontein, keep left and follow signs for N12 toward Witbank |
Partial toll road
|9.||Merge onto N4 |
|10.||Turn right||26.1 km|
|11.||Continue onto R33||13.8 km|
|12.||Continue onto R38||45.9 km|
|13.||Turn left||2.8 km|
|14.||Turn right |
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Nearest Airport & Flights
O.R. Tambo International Airport - Johannesburg+ FIND FLIGHT TO Johannesburg
OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg is the busiest airport in South Africa and Africa, with about 17 million passengers coming through every year. Johannesburg International as it was known previously, was renamed in 2006 to honour the memory of Oliver Reginald Tambo, contributor to the liberation of South Africa.
OR Tambo International Airport is 20-minutes away from the eastern suburbs of Johannesburg and 45 minutes from Sandton unless you take the gautrain which takes only 15 minutes to get to Sandton.
Reviews for Hlumu Lodge
It was was dark, moving from one chalet to the other was like walking through the valley of the shadow of death.The owners were very rude to us especially the lady, chased us away when we came to have breakfast in the morning (breakfast we had already paid for) but because she got the booking mixed up she wanted us to pay for breakfast again thats just how unprofessional and disorganized they are.Some of the bedrooms in our chalets had no blankets, no towels no standard tea and coffee facilities, I dont even wanna talk about the blankets that were there. We were told we cannot use the pool until after 6pm, yes 6pm because there were people who had booked the pool, we paid for all facilities or we thought we did but we were wrong.We communicated with the owners weeks before arrival that we would like to use the lapa and they agreed but things changed when we got as we were told the lapa is unavailable to us it was booked for a one year old birthday party, talk about inconvenience that went to private school. I wouldnt recommend this place even to my worst enemy.
"The cabin space to move around"
We were satisfied with the cabin...the price charged was not out of range for what we got.....BUT THE FOLLOWING NEED TO BE ADDRESSED....1. THE ROAD IS NOT MAINTAINED FROM TARROAD.....2. THE THE DIRECTIONS FROM THE TAR ROAD NOT VERY CLEARLY MARKED WITH EXACTLY WHERE TO GO......ITS A ISSUE THAT CAN BE FIXED3.THE MANAGEMENT TEAM NEW TO THE PLACE AND NEED TO DO LOTS OF MAINTANANCE ON THE PREMISES...4. THE TV / DECODER DID NOT WORK AND ON REQUIST..WAS TOLD THAT THIS UNIT DORS NOT WORK.......PLEASE ADRESS AND FIX.5. THE CABIN DID NOT HAVE A FRIDGE AND ON ENQUIRING WAS TOLD THAT THAT THEY WILL HAVE TAKE FROM ANOTHER UNIT IF WE NEED 1.........NOT GOOD TO HEAR.......6. THE HOT WATER SISTEM TOOK 3 HOURS TO GET HOT......NEED TO INVESTIGATE THIS AND MAKE SURE HOT WATER IS AVAILABLE IF THEY KNEW THAT A CABIN WILL BE USED TONIGHT....7. THERE WERE NO POT / PANS AVAILABLE....AND NEED TO CHECK WITH A PROPER LIST BEFORE CABIN IS PREPARED.8 MICROWAVE WORKED BUT THE ROTATION TABLE INSIDE WAS BROKEN OFF SO IF THE FOOD IS INSIDE ITS NOT ROTATING....LETS STOPS FOR NOW.....
It's a wonderful place. It's clean, the people are kind.
Fantastic...peaceful and worth the effort
"one night stay"
very nice place staff went out of there way to be of assistance
First Class. Wont find better in this area.
If you are looking for a private time away from noise, just nature.
Value for money and just lovely to see the rehab of the wildlife out in the wilderness and only a 3 hour drive from JNB and a 1.5 hour from Nelspruit. Bar and restaurant on the premises and self-catering too.
The road in is off road. The self catering place is okay - it has the basics you need but the kitchen is outside, so this morning I woke up with a warthog eating out the dustbin. Its very quiet and not a place I would stay at for more than a day but Im not a real nature lover who can sit and look at the mountains. The pool was not working so I pretty much stayed indoors and read.
I gave a very average rating here. I found the chalets a little lacking purely because the manager taking the booking did not mention each chalet has different options and ours ended up without kitchenette or even a fridge because I was not advised or asked (which by my assumption of a cabin type deal was that a would be at least partially self catering). I went off I search of the restaurant at about 19h00 Friday and found it closed. Had to get the manager to open the bar to get a few drinks. No lighting so at night it can be very dark and ended up cutting my foot open when I put my foot wrong. The highlight was that the property is actually divided into two with the adjacent part being a wildlife rehabilitation centre. That's where the great benefits come in. Pot belly pigs, friendly dogs, buck, geese, and more wander the property. In the cages going through rehabilitation before release are monkeys, mongoose, meerkat, baboons and more. This is where the kindness exudes. I am also told that starting Jan 2017 that management of the lodge and property is being taken back and that great improvements are scheduled. This is a great opportunity and one can even become a volunteer at the facility developing it over the next year. Good luck.
What a wonderful laid back environment. The atmosphere was wonderful (like being at a home away from home). The food was great and it is definitely a place you should go to if you are not looking for anything more than rest & relaxation. The owners are friendly people, the monkeys are beautiful and the playground, pool area and the space generally is very well kept. I will definitely go back there!
Hlumu Lodge was incredible! We went for our anniversary and absolutely loved it. We arrived hours before check in and were welcomed with open arms and shown to our lovely, clean and quaint log cabin. We went adventuring and arrived back to the lodge where we were offered a Monkey tour on the house. We had emailed prior to organise a romantic dinner, of which they accommodated us immaculately. We had a T bone and Chicken ... Better than the 5 star lodge we went to the year before! The chef was friendly and made us feel like royalty. They set up a private table in the dinning room, next to the fire with the wine we requested (of which they sourced before we arrived) We enjoyed drinks at the bar with all the volunteers and staff, not only did we feel part of the family but we had a ball of fun. We got to see a baby monkey that was bought in and learnt about the sanctuary, which is incredible and what the staff do is extremely humbling. The cabin views are amazing and we felt at peace.I would highly recommend Hlumu Lodge. Ali, Martin, Mitch and all the Volunteers were amazing to us and we are most definitely going back. You made our Anniversary, one to remember!
The service here sucks. Same menu and its not even ok food. Monkeys vandalise the cottages. Owner does not listen to complaints insists the customers are the ones with the problem. One time the cook was drunk and food always takes over half an hour for simple eggs and a russian. I do not recommend this place
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