Leadwood Lodge Guest Stories
It is always a pleasure to receive feedback on how the &Beyond experience has touched our guests. For many of them, a life-long love affair with Africa's wide open spaces and its incredible wildlife has started at one of our lodges across the continent. Others have formed lasting friendships with the warm and welcoming &Beyonders they have met on safari. Here is just a sample of the incredible comments we have been receiving from our guests staying at Leadwood Lodge.
Randy Brown - A wonderful time
A WONDERFUL TIME
"We had a wonderful time at Leadwood. The game drives were excellent; my wife and I both felt it was the best game viewing we have had. This was our sixth safari."
The staff at the lodge made the experience very enjoyable. We even had a very romantic dinner set up in our suite upon our return from our drive one night. This was a surprise to us and we really appreciated it. Mack, our guide, was excellent. He really knew his stuff and managed to find everything we wanted to see. The intimacy of the lodge was great and it made the personalized service so much more enjoyable. It felt like we were visiting family. We can’t wait till the next safari.
Cartoux, Philippe - An amazing place!
AN AMAZING PLACE!
"We arrived at Leadwood by car and after 12 kms on a dirt road. We had found an amazing place! The room, the view and all the accommodation were as they were in my dream!"
All the staff, rangers and trackers were so friendly, and absolutely great in their jobs that we have had three exceptional days! Thank you for the cooker, thank you Christopher for the wonderful dinner in the room and for your attention at all the times, and thank you Mac and Colbert (guides) for the safari. I took some incredible pictures close to the animals (Big Five, birds, etc). We liked to take lunch and dinner on the wooden platform by the tree. We can't forget these days. We would like to see you again as soon as is possible.
Alsabah, Sherifa - Most memorable trip
MOST MEMORABLE TRIP
"We visited Leadwood lodge in 2004. One of the most memorable trips the family has ever made. Thanks for the great experience. "
We visited Leadwood lodge in 2004. One of the most memorable trips the family has ever made. Thanks for the great experience.
Cartoux, Max - This magic place
THIS MAGIC PLACE
"I will never forget this magic place. In three days with Mac, my knowledge about the wildlife was better than 10 years watching the TV!"
Mac (best of rangers) and Colbert were my best teachers. Christopher and all the staff (Anna, Roberto...) were top with me and my room was extra with a private swimming-pool. Keri-Anne had found me beginners books about tracks and birds. I have seen my best cats (leopards) close to me, it was a dream for me. I would like to spend all my holidays in this magic place. All my thanks, my friends ... Max
Marguerite Culpepper - We felt like we were at home
WE FELT LIKE WE WERE AT HOME
"We loved Leadwood Lodge and the people who worked there. We felt like we were at home at Leadwood. Our children were up with the 5:00am wake-up call and never complained. They also never asked for anything "electronic" the entire trip. The children cried when we left the lodge."
We were taken to the small airstrip by our tracker, Colbert. After getting us settled on the plane, we said good-bye to Colbert and thought he left for the lodge. As our plane was leaving the runway, we saw Colbert parked at the end, standing on the Range Rover, waving good-bye until we were out of sight. Well, that touched all our hearts so much that everyone in our group started crying (adults and children). There was not a sound from our group for the first 15 minutes of our flight to Jo'burg. We just all needed to process what had touched us so deeply.