My husband and I stayed at Nungubane 2 weeks ago, and we had the best time. All the staff were so attentive, considerate, and super friendly - they went above and beyond to make us feel at home. Our room was clean and spacious and the size of the resort felt incredibly private and intimate. We also had amazing game sitings in Welgevonden, which was a bonus!!
My wife and I spent 3 nights at Nungubane at the end of November. The property has a spectacular setting. The room was large and comfortable. The outside deck was a great place to relax. We were warmly welcomed by the team. Hein ensured that we had great sightings on our game drives. Nikki was always willing to please and went out of her way to ensure our comfort. Meriam prepared great meals. Thanks to the team for a memorable stay.
The trip to Nungubane was a birthday present from my husband, and I don't think I have ever had such a wonderful gift. The two nights and three days that we spent more than met expectations, which were high to begin with.
The room, the service, the meals, and all amenities were, for me, perfect. But my best were the guided game drives. Our guide was exceptional, and on the last morning, with just 4 out of the full camp up for the experience, myself being one of them, we had a very close encounter with an elephant. It was terrifying and at the same time exhilarating, and is a memory which will remain vividly with me for the rest of my life.
Thank you to all of the staff, who went out of their way to make it a very special experience for us.
The stay at Nungubane was great.
Accomodation : The Room #1 was great. The room is very spatious. A very big bed, a nice bathroom and Airco in the room.
Food : The food was good. The seating is special, since you sit at one table with all the other guests. (This was new for us and a bit awkward in the beginning)
We are not the fan of barbecue (or braai), so the first dinner was a bit of a down for us. The other dinner compensated greatly for that and we were fulfilled with what they had to offer..
The breakfast and lunch were abundant and very tasty.
Game Drive : The guides are THE BEST !!!! Bertus has a wealth of knowledge. In all our game drives over the years, he was the one that still taught me some new things. Anouchka is (for her newbie position ;) ) also very dedicated and knowledgeable. She went really out of her way to find the animals to show to us.
Staff : The kitchen personnel really did a great job in making every single time something delicious.
Chris (the head of the lodge) is a very entertaining person who pleases his guests with stories and drinks (to early morning)
All together : If we go back to SA, I would surely consider going back to this lodge.
We stayed at Nungubane Game Lodge for a week as part of our honeymoon and could not have imagined a better experience. We received a very warm welcome from the whole staff upon arrival. As the lodge only accommodates max. 10 guests at a time, the atmosphere is very unique and genuine. The hospitality we experienced was truly amazing which made us feel right at home. We also liked getting to know the other guests from different nationalities. One evening there was a private dinner set up as a surprise for us in our room which was very romantic. We were also lucky to have two private game drives as we were the only guests for a while.
The twice-a-day game drives were awesome. We saw a whole lot of animals from elephants, zebras, lions, rhinos, giraffe, cheetah, baboons and a wide a variety of antelopes and birds just to name a few. Annouchka was an amazing guide who made sure we really enjoyed each drive. Not only was she lots of fun but also very knowledgeable and if there was something she could not answer right away, she was sure to find the answer for us for the next drive. We learned a whole lot about the different animals and the bush in general and really appreciated Annouchka's conservation mind-set as a guide.
And oh - The food (and the amount of it)! We definitely did not go hungry at any point. Miriam is an excellent cook and treated us to a whole bunch of mouthwatering dishes. Thank you Annouchka and Chris for wine recommendations and extra effort for fulfilling unusual cocktail requests. Thank you also for all the attention paid concerning our carry-on traveller (baby in the belly) in relation to food requirements and comfort on game drives etc. We will definitely visit Nungubane again!