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Posted on: January 30, 2011 at 5:30AM

We didn't manage to drive up to Punda Maria gates (Kruger National Park) before they close, so we booked hotel close to the gates - Copa copa lodge. My advice - do not stay there! First, it is in a very unsafe looking village, there is no guards in the hotel area. We were greeted by a drunk receptionist with front teeth missing. There are lots of bugs, 5 inch long worms and other 'locals' around your houses - yes you're staying in the pure nature :] the huts have antimalarial nets above the beds, which doesn't cover the bed (maybe they were for decorative purposes? But it's malaria endemic area), there is no drinkable water, but the worst was the bugs, that spilled out when we unfolded one of the blankets...would never again stay at that place. I think it's better to get up one hour earlier and make it to Kruger and stay in Punda Maria rest camp. report a problem

Posted on: July 22, 2011 at 5:47AM

I aplogise for your unpleasant stay at our lodge. Thank you for bringing the problems to my attention. You were checked in by our security guard who doubles up as Receptionist after working hours. I have addressed the drinking issue with him. You visited us in summer and indeed there would be harmless insects in bush lodges at that time. As the rooms are airconditioned we encourage our guests to keep windows and doors shut at night. We now have drinkable municipality supplied water. Though you say say the village looked unsafe we have never had an incident in the past 4 years that we have been operating. Again I apologise that we did not live up to your expectation.

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