Phophonyane Falls Ecolodge and Nature Reserve






Average Guest Rating: 4 Star Rating ( 4.2 out of 5 )
10 reviews

Phophonyane Falls Ecolodge and Nature Reserve Reviewed by Krohn from United States on 5 July 2011 .
I enjoyed staying at Phophonyane Falls Lodge and being able to speak my limited siSwati I learned many years ago in Peace Corps. I also enjoyed talking with the co-owner about Swaziland and thank him for his gracious use of his computer.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Phophonyane Falls Ecolodge and Nature Reserve Reviewed by Adrian Nel from South Africa on 4 October 2010 .
Would be excellent, but getting a bit run down.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Phophonyane Falls Ecolodge and Nature Reserve Reviewed by Maureen Woolf from South Africa on 18 December 2009 .
A most beautifully kept exquisite place with the soothing sound of waterfalls and streams wherever you go.Extremely well-marked walking trails.Friendly staff and great home-style cooking. Pricey, as rates don't include dinner but really worth it.
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Phophonyane Falls Ecolodge and Nature Reserve Reviewed by Paul Smith from United Kingdom on 16 February 2009 .
We spent three very relaxing nights and two full days at Phophonyane Falls Lodge and Nature Reserve after a long and tiring journey from the Greater St. Lucia Wetlands Nature Reserve. The lodge is ideally situated for stopping over to or from the Kruger NP, the Drakensberg Mountains or the East Coast, as in our case, or for a longer holiday in Swaziland. It is accessed from a gravel track north of Piggs Peak which can be a little difficult to navigate in the dark but all that can be forgiven once you arrive.

Although a little more expensive than other accommodation we had booked during this trip to RSA and Swaziland, it was still very good value (particularly for European visitors) and the self-catering Cottage 3 met our needs - a very private, quiet and tranquil setting with awe-inspiring views and none of the adjacent accommodation visible from our own deck. Although the accommodation was well-used it was individually designed, with a fully equipped kitchen, en suite bathroom (with w.c., sink and shower), a good bed, hanging space, clean, functional and with a real African feel to it - not just another anonymous hotel room. Perhaps the paintings on the wall did not do it justice.

We did not use the cooking facilities because the a la carte restaurant provided a very reasonably priced menu with sufficient variety and quality for our stay. Having to place our dinner order before 5.00 p.m. initially seemed strange but we did not then have to wait at all to be served at our pre-arranged dinner time. Taking breakfast each morning on the terrace by the pool looking at the beautiful mountain scenery was breath-taking.

The self-guided trails in the nature reserve are well marked and of various grades of difficulty and length to suit most reasonably fit walkers and the views are quite spectacular. Although we did not partake of them ourselves, the lodge offers a number of activities, guided trails, 4x4 drives etc., that are also reasonably priced.

The hosts and staff could not have been friendlier or more helpful during our stay and the courtesy car wash before leaving was a very nice gesture. The management culture at the lodge is clearly aimed at being friendly, professional and a very high level of service delivery to make visitors feel welcome. The tranquil and peaceful setting adds to the ambience and I would highly recommend this to anybody seeking a relaxing holiday.
Rating: 4 Star Rating



Phophonyane Falls Ecolodge and Nature Reserve Reviewed by Lydia Bierwirth from South Africa on 17 November 2008 .
Great nature reserve. Very good service and food.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Phophonyane Falls Ecolodge and Nature Reserve Reviewed by Graham Smith from United Kingdom on 18 August 2008 .
We stayed in two tents on stilts which were very good, well furnished and with an interesting outlook from the wooden platform. A superb location. The staff were all charming and helpful.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Phophonyane Falls Ecolodge and Nature Reserve Reviewed by Peter Cotterell from South Africa on 11 August 2008 .
Lovely situation and well equipped. Electrical connections a bit dodgy.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Phophonyane Falls Ecolodge and Nature Reserve Reviewed by Ernard Viljoen from South Africa on 11 April 2008 .
The stay at Phophonyane Falls Lodge and Nature Reserve was an enjoyable experience. We would definitely recommend staying at the lodge. This is an ideal location if you want to relax for a day or two - one night was too short! We had dinner and breakfast at the lodge; this was good value for money. The hosts and staff at the lodge were very friendly and helpful. There are also various arts and craft markets in the area which could be visited.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Phophonyane Falls Ecolodge and Nature Reserve Reviewed by Jennifer Crail from South Africa on 11 March 2008 .
Wonderful and relaxing. The accommodation was clean and comfortable, the staff were helpful and friendly and the scenery spectacular.
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Phophonyane Falls Ecolodge and Nature Reserve Reviewed by Veronique Junqua from South Africa on 10 March 2008 .
Very nice place in an amazing setting. Chalets are a little old.
Rating: 4 Star Rating