Reviews

LATEST REVIEWS

Giulio – Canada – August 2019

“A lovely house with wonderful views and extremely well equipped. Such a relaxing place to experience the wildlife of Africa.”

Olivier Family – August 2019

“Our family loved it & it brought us closer together.”

Capazomati Family – August 2019

“Wonderful Place. Had a lovely time together from the UK & Canada.”

Retha & Family – August 2019

“Baie Lekker!”

Byron – August 2019

“This was just perfect. Lovely house, pool, deck and setting.”

Roelene – July 2019

“We have stayed at Idwala View on the 12th & 13th of July 2019 and really enjoyed our stay in the house. It is so well equipped and has everything you need. The view is spectacular and the wildlife comes right up to the house. The house has a lovely deck to sit on during the day and at night you can sit in the boma around the fire. The four bedrooms are comfortable and luxurious. It is ideal for a family get together or even a group of friends, as each bedroom has an on suite bathroom. Will definitely stay there again, two nights were just too short.”

De Geus Family – The Netherlands – July 2019

“It was perfect! Thanks! 

Es-Mari – July 2019

“What a peaceful place to visit.  Idwala View had all the kitchen appliances we could think of, which was unexpected for a weekend getaway. Will definitely visit again soon!”

Roelene – July 2019

“Die huis is so goed toegerus, het alles wat jy nodig het. Idwala View is ‘n lieflike huis, goed toegerus, jy hoef niks extra saam te vat nie. Die dek buite is gesellig om te sit en kuier met die mooiste uitsig. Die kamers ruim en gerieflik. Die boma is baie lekker om in die aand om die vuur te kuier. Sal die huis aanbeveel en sal ook graag weer wil gaan.”

Bernie – June 2019

“Absolutely Magic, Lea was an absolute pleasure to deal with and the safari vehicle was perfect! The house is stunning as are the sunsets! Will definitely return, but for much longer stay!”

Maselepe – June 2019

“Spectacular views, fully equipped and fun filled home. You can`t really fault this place. It`s got everything you need and much more. Getting assistance is a breeze. I would definitely go back!”

Clodagh – June 2019

“Magnificent, serene setting for a family holiday we’ve been waiting for for years. Just gorgeous! House is totally relaxing and views to unwind the the soul. Heated pool a treat as well. Many thanks to such an obliging Lea. Thank you!”

Bernadette – Australia – June 2019

“This lodge is beautiful, Lea is an absolute pleasure to deal with! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and will be back for a longer stay next time. Hiring the safari vehicle was the best idea, we throughly enjoyed it. There was nothing to want for in this lodge!”

Harrison Family – June 2019

“Wonderful stay and perfect for our family holiday! Thank you!”

Du Toit Family – June 2019

“Absolutely Fabulous!! Beautiful lodge & Fantastic location. Will definitely come back, but for a longer stay.”

Maselepe’s Family – June 2019

“Awesome stay. Really beautiful and neat place. We loved it here!!”

Kent Family – June 2019

“Just the very best time. Thank You!”

Zei Team – June 2019

“Absolutely Brilliant Stay! Thank You!”

Martin – May 2019

“Pragtige huis in perfekte ligging. Lea het ons so tuis en welkom laat voel. Sal defnitief Idwala View aanbeveel”

Estelle – May 2019

“Such a lovely house in a stunning location. A true refuge for the soul. Lea is an absolute super host from communication, tips and thoughtful touches throughout the house. We couldn’t have wished for a better place for a special family getaway. The freedom of driving around in our own game vehicle, spending special time with family from 2 to 70 years old was priceless. Fireside chats in the boma lovely and splashing in the pool in May a real treat. Game viewing was spectacular! Just couldn’t find the elusive rhinos. Loved every minute, we will definitely be back. Thank you.”

Ruggero – May 2019

“It was an amazing stay and we have no doubt we will be back soon! Thank you once again.”

Clive – April 2019

“Loved the house, the view, the animals, everything!”

Welda – April 2019

“We had a wonderful and so special few days at Idwala Lodge. This house is 5 star accommodation with everything you will ever need to ensure a lovely relaxing time. Thank you Lea and your team of ladies who made it a weekend my family and I will always remember.”

Chris – Austrlaia – April 2019

“Amazing Easter weekend spent with family and friends in a great house and location. The heated pool was a highlight.”

Janice – March 2019

“We had a lovely stay at Idwala View. Stunning setting and the house was so comfortable and well equipped. We loved the sunsets from viewed from the deck -magical. The perfect getaway in the bush! Lovely for families.”

Hanro – March 2019

“Wat ‘n lekker plek en Lea was ‘n wonderlike host gewees. Uit al ons kuiers in Mabalingwe was dié beslis die beste een. Idwala View sien ons gou weer. 10/10!”

Cheryl  – March 2019

“A memory with my family, a privilege which I will never forget, beautiful home with everything and more, Lea is the most amazing lady ever and I would love to visit annually! Highly recommended!”

Linky – March 2019

“Beautiful views. Every comfort you need. Lovely spacious house with beautiful bedrooms. Pool is a lovely way to relax and enjoy the view. Lea was the perfect host. Thanks Lea for everything.”

Val – March 2019

“Fantastic Time! We had a fantastic time. The house is wonderful. Enjoyed the pool. You have thought of everything! Baie dankie Lea!”

Reece – February 2019

“Fantasties! Kan definitief Idwala View aanbeveel! So lekker gewees om verjaarsdagvieringe te kon vier daar! Alles wat ons nodig gehad het en vergeet het kon ons kry in die plek, ons het lekker geslaap al was ons ‘n groot groep, het elkeen privaatheid gehad, die uitkyk is asemrowend en die roetes in die reservaat is lekker vir die avontuurlustiges! Lea het uit haar pad uit gegaan om dit so lekker as moontlik te maak!”

Charl – February 2019

“Awesome!! Baie dankie vir ’n fantasiese tyd en ’n pratige huis. Hoop om jullie weer te kom besoek.”

Hester – Australia – February 2019

“Baie dankie! Dit was ’n awesome paar dae. Ons Ausies is die meer gewoond aan die natuur nie. Wat ’n cool plek. Ons sal beslis weer kom.”

Awesome experience and family time! – Eugene – February 2019

Clayton – February 2019

“This is the perfect bush break in the perfect house with all the bells and whistles you’ll ever need and an absolutely incredible host.”

Clayton – February 2019

“What an incredible place with an even more incredible host. It was our second time to Idwala View and again we loved every minute. Perfect for family breaks with everything you need and having your own game vehicle is the cherry on top.”

Aubrey – February 2019

“Everything that you deed. Great Place. Will definitely recommend!”

Van der Walts, Hecklers and Krugers – January 2019

“Dit was ’n fantasiese paar dae. Ons kinders het dit baie geniet. As inboorlinge van Australie het dit die verskeidenheid van natuur vir ons gewys waaraan ons nie meer gewoond is nie. Baie Spesiaal!”

Walton’s and Friends – January 2019

“Thank you for a great stay in an awesome house! Beautiful sunsets!”

Flip and Family – December 2018

“Baie dankie. Dit was heerlik. Alles perfek. Sal weer kom.”

Sonnenberg Family – December 2018

“Best week in the bush. Beautiful house, celebrated our 80th birthday! We love Mabalingwe!”

Carla and Family – December 2018

“Wow, Stunning!”

Pierre and Friends – December 2018

“Amazing!”

Carine and Family – December 2018

“Wow! Wow! Wow! Beautiful and awesome, memories made to last.”

Christophe, Marie and Cyril – France – November 2018

“Awesome!!! We will be back in January!”

Charl – November 2018

“Dit was ’n wonderlike tyd. Jullie plek is pragitg! Het seekoeie gesien.”

Christina – November 2018

“We spent wonderful nights here together at this beautiful Mabalingwe Idwala View Lodge, laughing too loud and eating too much!”

Lezane – November 2018

“Had a great time, beautiful house equipped with more than you need, clean and beautifully furnished! Will definitely book again and Lea is an amazing host.”

Rudolph – November 2018

“Idwala View was perfect! Lea was the best host ever experienced on AirBnB. She went the extra mile to make sure that we received the most out of our stay. Thank you so much!!”

Chrisna – September 2018

“Ons was by Idwala View vir ‘n langnaweek saam met kinders van verskillende ouderdomme. Die huis was great, baie spasie vir almal en die kamers is lekker groot. Die kombuis is baie goed ingerig en daar is alles wat jou hart begeer. Ons het heerlik vakansie gehou en ek sal Idwala View beslis weer aanbeveel en ek sal vir seker teruggaan!”

Franscoise – September 2018

“The house was comfortable, equipped with everything we needed, the view is wonderful, and the visits from the animals to the little watering hole a delight. Will definitely stay here again, many thanks Lea!”

Retha – August 2018

“Awesome! Ons het my 50ste verjaardag saam met oumas en oupagrootjie, kinders en kleinkinders gevier. Ek kon nie vir ‘n meer lieflike plek gevra het nie. Die huis is lieflik en gerieflik, met baie spasie en alles waaraan jy kan dink was beskikbaar. Lea het my vroegtydig op hoogte gebring van alles wat ons moes weet en wou weet. Ek kan dit ten volle aanbeveel vir groter groepe wat ‘n wegbreek nodig het. Volgende keer bespreek ek definitief sommer ‘n week!”

Claire – August 2018

“Of the places I have stayed in Mabalingwe… Idwala View is my absolute favorite! Lea is always very friendly and happy to help. We will definitely be back!”

Tracey – August 2018

“Idwala View is a lovely house set in an idyllic area with amazing views. The bedrooms were comfortable and inviting. The layout of the house gave everyone space but was a wonderful socializing space. We could have stayed there for longer.”

Vanessa – August 2018

“The house is beautiful and has a wonderful selection of appliances which make life easier. We enjoyed our stay and Lea was very helpful and kind. I would recommend staying at Idwala to anyone visiting Mabalingwe.”

Family Crabtree – July 2018

“Thank you for a wonderful trip! We loved Idwala View and especially Mr. Warthog was a tret. Ons hoop om spoedig weer in die Bos te kom kuier. Dankie Lea – dit is voorwaarlik kos vir die siel.”

Bea – July 2018

“Peaceful Resting Place! Absolutely fantastic place to stay. Tranquil environment and management and personnel very helpful and prompt. Will visit again.”

Philip – July 2018

“Wonderlik! Ons het lekker vakansie gehou en heerlik gekuier by Idwala View. Sal weer kom kuier!”

Rene – July 2018

“’n Stukkie hemel. Kaggel in die sitkamer. Awesome dek. Elke moontlike elektriese gadget wat jy van kan droom. Lea is die beste.”

Werner – June 2018

“What an awesome place! Lea was the best communicator by far of any Airbnb yet, the place is very well appointed and the view is spectacular. Excellent value, will be back.”

Chantel – Australia – June 2018

“Amazing! From the moment we opened the door we fell in love with the house, amazing view and the roaming of wild animals made our stay unbelievable. Our host, Lea, you can not ask for a better one! So helpful and caring! We will definitely come back again, it was sad to leave.”

Bernadine – June 2018

“We had a wonderful weekend at Idwala View!”

Rika – May 2018

“Lovely Stay! Setting really beautiful and everything you can wish for concerning luxury stay in nature.”

Inge – May 2018

“We thoroughly enjoyed staying at this absolutely stunning house. The views are exceptional, one can spend all day sitting on the deck and staring at the expanse of bushveld and mountains that seem to stretch into forever. The house is beautifully decorated and has every amenity you can think of. It was thoroughly clean and tidy on our arrival and Lea and her team did everything to ensure that our stay would be comfortable. We will most certainly be back.”

Corne – April 2018

“Heerlik en Rustig! Die verblyf by Idwala View was heerlik, enige natuurliefhebber sal dit baie geniet. Die huis het alles en nog meer en is pragtig.”

Pamela – UK – April 2018

“We had a wonderful stay at Idwala view, we loved the African decor throughout the house , the many restful spaces within the house and spending time on the deck overlooking the bush, we were delighted by a visit from a family of warthog.”

Linette – March 2018

“My family and I stayed at Idwala View for a weekend to celebrate my mother’s 60th birthday. The house is beautifully decorated and equipped with everything you need, even baking utensils that we needed. The house and rooms are very comfortable and clean. We really enjoyed our stay. Lea is very organized, she made sure we had a wonderful memorable stay. The house is highly recommended! Thank you for everything.”

Kate – February 2018

“We had a wonderful time at Idwala View. We rented the entire house plus the deck rooms. The house is very well equipped with everything that you can possibly need, including a coffee machine (bring filter coffee, we forgot), dishwasher and washing machine with cleaning tablets, a blender etc etc. The bedrooms are very comfortable, the linen is of a high quality. There is an outside braai at the boma and also a gas braai if the weather is not so good. Our children loved the splash pool. The information that I received before our visit was informative and useful. The children loved the game drives in our own vehicle. Gives you more flexibility with younger children. Peace and quiet in beautiful surroundings.”

Olivia – USA – February 2018

“Idwala View completely exceeded all our expectations. Lea was an amazing host from the small touches of welcoming us to being available anytime we had a question to just having an extremely beautifully kept home. Will definitely return and would absolutely recommend this as a perfect vacation spot to anyone including families with children. So peaceful and beautiful, couldn’t speak more highly of our over all experience. Thank you Lea, really and truly!”

Nick – February 2018

“Beautiful, well-equipped property. Excellent host. Thanks Lea.”

Riaan – February 2018

“Absolutely stunning house! Had a magnificent time! Everything was perfect. From initial information shared right through to a wonderful stay in a majestic place. Already planning a return trip!”

Dee – Australia – January 2018

“I Can’t Recommend Idwala View More! It was beautiful and Lea was always available with good advice and relevant support. We had a group here from overseas and they were taken back by the serenity and African feel of the place. I would visit here more if I could. Thank you for having us. Stay here if you can!”

Ansie – New Zealand – January 2018

“Idwala View is truly exceptional with beautiful views and well appointed. The 4 bedrooms with en-suites are spacious with comfortable beds and pillows. This house can easily cater for big groups. We stayed for 4 nights during Jan 2019 with our extended family. The kitchen is exceptionally well equipped and we loved the fact that there were two fridge\freezers and an ice machine. The pool was great to cool down and has beautiful vistas across the reserve. We had use of the game viewing vehicle which proved to be a game changer since the animals were located in areas accessible to the green game viewing vehicles only. It was a pleasure to deal with Lea. We can definitely recommend Idwala View and will return in future!”

Deidre – January 2018

“We (10 people) stayed at Idwala View for a weekend to celebrate my mother’s 80th birthday. The house is beautiful, with stunning views over the bushveld landscape, and equipped with everything you could possibly need, including an ice-maker, very welcome in the January heat! The beds are huge and supremely comfortable and everything is clean and neat. The lay-out of the house allows for maximum privacy in three of the bedrooms, while the loft room is ideal for couples with younger children. Lea, the owner, is extremely organised, thus ensuring a memorable and problem-free stay. Highly recommended!”

Claire – January 2018

“Idwala View is well appointed and we had an awesome time together with friends.”

Roelf – UK – December 2017

“Thanks, Lea, we had an amazing time. Thank you. This is a lovely house and you made this trip unforgettable for each one of us!”

Graeme – December 2017

“It has been the most amazing family holiday! The accommodation, facilities, game viewing and amenities throughout the whole of Idwala View and Mabalingwe have been superb. You have a piece of heaven here in the bush!”

Dirk – Australia – November 2017

“Awesome place. Best of all was that we were kept informed of all arrangements at all time. You can book this place from anywhere in the world.”

Bianca – October 2017

“I have no word. All I can say is thank you for this beautiful and neat place. It exceeded all of my expectations.”

Lizane – October 2017

“Fantastic Place! Had a fabulous time at Idwala View. Stunning view, well-appointed house with everything you need. Even games and books. Amazing deck for good times any time of day or any kind of weather. Idwala View is highly recommended!”

Lourens – October 2017

“We enjoyed it a lot! All amenities available and Lea was very helpful! Thanks!”

Bradley – October 2017

“What a weekend getaway!! Outstanding accommodation accompanied by excellent service provided by Lea. We will definitely be visiting this house in the near future.”

Tracy – October 2017

“Such an amazing break-away destination! The house is beautiful, well equipped and it was a pleasure dealing with Lea!”

David – October 2017

“You have a really nice house – we’ll be back.”

Clayton – September 2017

“We spent four amazing days at Idwala View, the house is really really nice and Lea is a fantastic host, we will definitely be back.”

Caroline – September 2017

“I just wanted to say a big thank-you, your place is absolutely stunning, all the rooms were beautiful and so comfortable, we all loved our stay.”

Nkadimeng – September 2017

“I loved staying at Idwala view so much. It was just something close to heaven. Would go again.”

Caroline – September 2017

“Beautiful house and view! We loved our stay, will definitely be back!”

Bennie – August 2017

“Thank you for management of our weekend at Idwala View. We together with our children and grandchildren had a fabulous weekend. Everything was in place and in working order and in good taste.”

Inge – August 2017

“Beautiful place with exceptional service from Lea. Very well appointed. Fantastic deck with the most beautiful view. The Kudus and Warthogs visited us on a daily basis. Will definitely recommend Idwala View.”

Marna – August 2017

“Fantastic accommodation, modern and with a view to die for! Could not have asked for better. Fully equipped with everything you need.”

Shaala – Uk – August 2017

“Absolutely incredible home, close to Johannesburg and in an amazing game park!”

Hildegard – July 2017

“Idwala View was the perfect place to stay during the Lion Man Trail Seekers cycling race. After a tiring day on the bikes, we enjoyed the beautiful sunset on the lovely furnished deck with a glass of red wine. The boma is ideal for a braai with friends. The bedrooms are spacious and five-star.”

Richard – July 2017

“What a fantastic place to stay at. We were 7 Adults and 2 kids and a toddler and there was plenty of space for all of us. The view from the deck is incredible. We had braais on the deck, made fires in the boma, went on game drives with the house Game Viewing Vehicle, made loads of food and drank wine at the bar, what more could you ask for. I highly recommend it and will definitely be back soon.”

Liezel – July 2017

“The House was Absolutely Lovely! Lea’s communication with the pre-arrangements was excellent, as well as the friendly service by Linky, the housekeeper. We were there as a family to celebrate granny’s 70th birthday. It was great! We left with great memories and I will recommend Idwala View as a little piece of heaven in the bushveld that is worth experiencing.”

Karen – The Netherlands – July 2017

“Idwala was nice and quiet and you have lots of privacy.”

Esther – June 2017

“Accommodation was wonderful with everything one needs. Lea was very friendly and helpful.”

Caria – June 2017

“Absolutely fabulous!”

Deon – June 2017

“Thank you Lea, we had a fantastic time!! House was beautiful & super clean! Just what we wanted!”

Corné – May 2017

“It was an amazing weekend!!! Loved every moment!! Thank you for everything.”

Kim – May 2017

“Gorgeous house. Owner is incredibly nice and organized. Everything I needed to know was provided to me in a manual.”

Gideon – April 2017

“Thank you very much for the opportunity to stay at your beautiful Idwala View! It was truly an amazing weekend and we really enjoyed every minute! Hope to be in contact soon for the next time.”

Elmarie – April 2017

“Right from the start, Lea was very friendly and helpful.The house was clean and very well equipped with amazing attention to detail in every room. TV with full DSTV was a bonus for the whole family. The most beautiful view over the Reserve. The big deck with swimming pool added to your enjoyment. And the boma-area was fantastic for late night chatting around the fire. We enjoyed our weekend very much and wil definitely be back in the future.”

Jackie – March 2017

“Just want to say we really enjoyed our stay at Idwala View. The house is awesome!”

Melanie – March 2017

“We had a lovely time at Idwala, it was really lovely there.”

Malcolm– Canada – March 2017

“A magical African experience. The accommodation was excellent, and Lea was an excellent host.”

Shericka – March 2017

“We had the most amazing time. Will be booking again in the future.”

Warwick – February 2017

“Thanks for everything and we will definitely be back.”

Ashleigh – February 2017

“This place was amazing, the pictures don’t do it justice. It’s nicely spaced out. We went away for a family 70th and we had all the kids from 2 – 10 with us. They had so much fun swimming and going on game drives. The deck is so big they can play and the side chairs that swing where a big hit. The 2 tables that are there can make a nice long table to accommodate big families. You are away from everyone so it really does feel like a bit of heaven. Thank You Lea.

Lauren – February 2017

“Idwala View is a beautiful home, with amazing views and everything you need for a relaxed weekend away or holiday. We enjoyed the amazing views from the deck. The kitchen is well stocked and it’s so nice that there are two big fridges, a bar fridge outside, and an ice machine. Great for larger groups. Thank you Lea!”

Corlene – February 2017

“We had a lovely stay, thank you so much. It took everything in me to leave on Sunday but I guess all good things come to an end some time. I am in love with the decor, being a graphic designer I appreciate all the attention to detail. Idwala View is spacious with more than enough room for a big family gathering. We enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend it to our friends.”

Jacob Kgobane – December 2016

“Peaceful, relaxing and very beautiful view.”

Riaan – November 2016

“You have a lovely place and we enjoyed every second of it.”

Kathryn – November 2016

“We loved our stay at Idwala View. The house is perfect for families and a group of friends, is very well equipped and we can highly recommend staying at Idwala View. Thanks Lea!”

Tristan – October 2016

“It was a pleasure dealing with Lea. She was very quick to respond to communication and the house was absolutely lovely.”

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