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Guest Comments

"We think Isinkwe is a wonderful place. The rooms, the food, the drinks are all very good. The people are very friendly and the guide very knowledgeable. We especially liked the Hluhluwe day. We saw many animals: lots of buffaloes, rhinos, nyalas, impalas and all kinds of birds, etc. and more surprisingly: male lion and hyena. We'll recommend this place to our friends. Thank you!"
Ben and Tineke Hortink, Bert and Tries Platvoet - Netherlands
17 October 2013

"Really enjoyed our stay here. I've particular found our guide Sipho a true highlight of our tour of SA. He was professional and knowledgeable. We saw a great deal of animals, learning much about the fauna and flora, most interesting and an insight into Zulu life. KUDOS SIPHO!"
Don and Liz McKay
17 October 2013

"Had a wonderful stay here, in this beautiful place ! Warm and welcoming staff, quiet bonfire, great place, good atmosphere. Thank you!"
Lilly Langnes - Norway
25 July 2013

"We had a wonderful 3 nights at Isinkwe - lovely, helpful staff, clean facilities and relaxing atmosphere - including a magical fire."
Amanda - USA
Vicky - UK
Amanda - New Zealand
Nat - Israel
05 June 2013

"Hiya Party People, We just arrived, had an excellent dinner and...met some new friends! THE BUSHBABIES! Amazing animals, especially when you see them for the first time. :) We don't have that exciting animals in the Netherlands..."
Catrien, Marieke, Flora, Jolien - Netherlands
16 April 2013

"We stayed for 3 nights and had a great time! Kids loved the pool and bushbabies, we saw the cheetahs and other cats next door and had an early morning game drive @ Hluhluwe. FANTASTIC - thank you for a great time !!"
Ali, Sean (SA) George, Lori, Lia and Noah - Germany
07January 2013

"That was an amazing stay, 2 nights and we wish it could be longer. Greg was an amazing guide, we saw wildness, landscapes that took our breath away and beautiful gifts from nature, Rhinos, baby rhinos, giraffe, elephant, PUMBAS! and babies... Food, people, place, birds singing...A BLAST. Many thanks, from FRANCE and GUADELAOU-PE(a tiny island in Caribbean)"
Laura, Magali, Patrice and Lionel - France
07 December 2012

"We stayed here for 3 nights. The service was very very good!! We touched the cheetah. We went on a safari with Pinky to Hluhluwe park, it was so nice to see all those animals.  Also we went to the Wetlands Park and there we saw the Black Rhino ! :) It was so cool !! It was a nice place to stay here. Thanks for all."
Roely, Hanita, Sharlon and Melanie - Dedemsvaart Holland
17 November 2012

"The weekend I've spent here has been far and away the best of my stay in SA. The staff are friendly, the location is peaceful and the rooms are basic, but clean and cosy. On safari saw 4 of the Big 5 - Leopards evaded us but there was rain last week, so there was a lot of vegetation for them to hid in. Besides the Big 5, we saw loads of giraffe, zebra, impala, crocs, hippos and kudu. Went for the full day with breakfast and lunch. Our guide Pinky was knowledgable and friendly. All in all staying here is fantastic."
Alex Tyndall - England
07 April 2012

"Greaaat experience!!! I'm super happy that I left Durban for this wonderful place! Full Day Safari tour with 4 out of the Big 5 - only the leopard missing, but hey I'll catch 'em anyways. :) Super friendly staff, really nice cooking and Pinky, you just did a great job in the Game Park - thank for that - Keep it as it is !!!
Chris Vogt - Germany
29 February 2012

"Just back from Hluhluwe Park where we had the full day safari and it was A-MA-ZING!!! We saw plenty of animals, BIG 4, except leopard that stayed hidden, and unfortunately the lions from very far. But this was my first visit to a reserve and Richard did an amazing job, thank you so much for showing us around and sharing your knowledge about animals, really enjoyed it. The camp is great too, very good value for money!"
Aurelie - France
17 September 2011

"Short and sweet - but excellent couple of days. Friendly, helpfull and knowledgeable staff, really good trips out, nice food. Will recommend Isinkwe and Hluhluwe to all in the UK! We'll be back before too long."
Clive Keble-UK
15 September 2011

"Well, where to begin! Returning to SA from the East Coast of Canada for a blast from the past and our last weekend up here on the North Coast in Bushlands. Friday evening we went on a nightwalk around the premises and were well informed of the local flora by Greg and we also got to see some small insects and hear some bushbabies, not to mention, seeing them have a snack near the bar that evening. Saturday we went with Richard on a spectacular "jeep" safari through Hluhluwe and were inundated with sightings of every animal under the sun, except for the elusive leopards! And all up close and personal. All in all an incredible day topped off with a delicious SA braai and a rugby game on the TV at the bar. We're sure Sunday will bring much of the same enjoyment at St Lucia spotting crocs and hippo. Thanks to all at Isinkwe for such a special stay.
Kevin & Helma Osmond - Canada
Geoff & Margie Preston - South Africa
22 May 2011

"This place is paradise. The staff are wonderfull, nothing is too much trouble and the ladies in the kitchen cook up a mean bit of homecooking. We went for an all day game drive and Richard was our guide. He was brilliant, in sighting animals and giving us information on them. We saw the Big 3 out of the Big 5 and another 8 different types of animals. And Richard also cooks up a mean burger for lunch. And last but not least, it's service with a smile, behind the bar , Zama is fantastic. Thanks for a brilliant stay, guys!!!"
Cameron & Lara - United Kingdom
13 March 2011

"Finally a bushcamp & safari that is within a South African's budget. What value for money! Your staff are outstanding (Richard, Zama & Maureen), they always seem willing to go that extra mile to make our stay even more pleasurable. Saw many animals. Thank you very much. We will definately be recommending Isinkwe to all."
Sarah Parkinson & Family
22 August 2010

"Great Place, great people, great time. We enjoyed the bushbabies, the candles at dinner, the nice people, the warm atmosphere, the place you love to stay and dream of."
Rossana Lippolis - Italy
13 August 2010

"From the Carpathian Mountains of darkest Transylvania we came, leaving behind the snow and the bears and the wolves, to come to the Elephant Coast and relax! Thanx to Richard: we saw rhino, elephants, giraffe, buffalo and a leopard! Thanx to all and see you again, we hope."
Graham Robinson
Anda Gieurgiu
Radu Banzaru
24 February 2010

"We had such a quality time here, the 3 days was such a wicked experience. Thanks, Richard aka Raymond for the safari, saw some gangster animals and got some quality photos. Definitely a place to come, good work guys. LOVE IT!!! XX "
Tommy, Lee & Anthony - Kent - England
23 Janyary 2010

" Great time on the full day game drive. We saw lots of animals, including buffalo, elephants, rhinos, maybe lion, but it was really far away so we weren't 100% sure. Also saw lots of Zebra, giraffes, buck, hyaena, vultures and water monitors. Really great guide, Richard, who gave us lots of great info on all the wildlife in the park!"
Cat Papadakos - Vancouver
10 January 2010

"What a wonderful spot here, the people, the calmness, the familier atmosphere.  We stayed for 3 days and made several tours, saw hippos, crocs at one day and lions on a tree, rhinos, buffalos and elephants. Richard & Greg from Isinkwe had done excellent jobs. THANKS! "
Werner & Steffi - Germany
30 December 2009

"Awesome place, staff & stay. Will absolutely come back and recommend this place to my clients"
Thoba Dube - Born to tour Backpackers Shuttle - Swaziland, Maputo & South Africa
07 September 2009

"We really had a good game drive today. The guide showed us a lot of good places and nice animals. He was very friendly, nice hamburgers and vegetarian meals) Thanks a lot! We had a great time."
Daphne, Robert, Drolinga and Sharon - The Netherlands
13 July 2009

"Round the world in two XT Yamaha's 600. Cool place to stay & real good people. Thanks Helen for a great Safari (Leopard !) and your perserverance."
Pete and Bruce
24 June 2009

"What an amazing time we had here at the lodge! Thanks for the hot water. Alex was a great guide and kept us away from harm all the way. Keep up the good work guys...will tell others to come here when in S. A. "
Rob Cruz Yale – Connecticut & N.Y.C.
21 June 2009

"GREAT Time!! Our 2nd year at Isinkwe and once again we had a fabulous time. Thanks again for making our stay a great one ! Helen & Monica – Thanks for keeping us safe from the elephants!!"
Troy & Teri Coons – Atlanta, USA
16 June 2009

"Awesome place! I love that you really feel like your in the bush. The beds are super comfy & the pool rocks! Great people and food. THANKS!"
27 May 2009

"GREAT, GREAT, GREAT!! Great people, great safari, great guide (Thank you, Monika) Great staff, special thanks to Gugu and Zama. We had a wonderful time!! Will definitely come back!! We met amazing and interesting people! THANK YOU!!"
Lilya & Virginia – France
26 May 2009