What do people REALLY say about Intundla Game Lodge & Bush Spa?

If you've never been to Intundla, in the heart of the Dinokeng Big 5 Game Reserve, you might wonder if it is worth the trip? Well apart from the fact that we are really close to Pretoria, not far from OR Tambo or Lanseria Airport, and even closer to the Wonderboom Airport .. but wait, don't take our word, see what our recent guests have to say:

Awesome quick morning away

We recently visited Intundla for a breakfast and spa. The lodge is close-by Pretoria and about the last 3km is a dirt road which is well maintained and suitable for normal sedan vehicles. The staff were welcoming and we were served coffee within a couple of minutes after arrival. The breakfast itself was great and one could see that the staff really do care about their work. The pool and surrounding area was cleaned with lots of passion. Outside the pool overlooks a dam and the accommodation. The spa is about 200m from the breakfast area and one can drive there if need be. The spa itself is a very relaxing area and the staff managed to not swap my kidneys around (thanks!) Thanks Intundla for a very special morning!

Excellent Service

I cannot say thank you enough! I was treated as I was the only person there (although there was about 100 other guests) Service, room, spa,setting.... everything great! Thank you to Cindy and her team (especially Neo and Maria). Cant wait for my next visit.

Putting "service" in "service-delivery

A tremendous, heartfelt THANK YOU from all of us at Mensa SA, who attended the National Gathering, and in particular the Pretoria Committee, who had the honour of working with you on this event. I have seldom come across a team of dedicated, service-driven, friendly personnel such as yours. They are competent, efficient, friendly and an absolute pleasure to work with. We were blown away by your great service, and will forever be grateful for that. Your venue was absolutely gorgeous. I even had two guests comment that they were considering having their next team building conferences at Intundla, because they fell in love with the place. Thank you for the stunning accommodation, the wonderful treats and eats from your Magic Kitchen and for the effort you put into dressing up the Hippo Hall for our Western-themed dinner. It was stunning and helped turn this event into one of the most successful AGM's we have ever had. (Cowboy) Hats off to you! Thank you for the friendly way in which you have accommodated our various requests and for letting everything run so smoothly. I will definitely recommend your venue and your team to any and everybody I come across. You guys are the absolute best. Thank you very much, from the bottom of our hearts.

Still not convinced? Come see for yourself.

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The most Romantic Wedding Venue in Gauteng

This magnificent Lodge and place we call home is very dear to our hearts. There is just something magical about it. Perhaps the magic comes from all the vows that have been said here, all the promises made, all the love declared ...

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Team Building Near Pretoria

Breaking the team spirit – why you can’t tell your employees off

From a management perspective, teams that persistently do a bad job are just asking to be told off. Especially, when the employees have been given the benefit of the doubt and come up short of expectations time and again, it is natural to want to have a bit of a vent session. Which is frustratingly exactly the wrong thing to do.

There is only one winner
Rounding the miscreants up and embarking on an epic vent session only helps to make the speaker feel better.  After feeling incompetent, guilty, unappreciated the people on the receiving end will begin to get irritated.

The predictable fallout
Naturally, once the vent session is over the parties involved will band together and discuss what happened at length. The responsibility of the bad performance will be attributed to the manager's shortcomings or external factors. The group is now in a negative space, they are unlikely to acknowledge their role or accept responsibility for their actions.

The bad performance will only get worse
A rift will grow between the management and the employees as a them-and-us culture is created. Bad feelings and grudges will be nurtured as employees continue to be moaned at, or remain aware of the manager’s annoyance. This will all end up negatively affecting  the overall day to day working environment and can even spread to other teams.

And the cycle repeats
As a result of the affected working environment, the poor performance will get worse as the employees are less and less invested in their tasks.And once again the group will be rounded up for another vent session, perpetuating the cycle.

Need to repair a broken team?

Come to Intundla - the perfect Team Building getaway

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Visit Intundla as part of the Dinokeng Game Reserve

Cant believe i took this? #giraffe #dinokeng #dinokenggamereserve #southafrica

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Natural bush veld – This is not a commercial game reserve but has the feeling of natural bush veld inhabited by species that have always lived here. The reserve is a mixture of private homes , lodges and large tracts of grassland or thorn veld, crisscrossed by roads of differing quality, with frequent spottings of zebra, kudu and other antelope and the occasional giraffe.

Less than 120km from the center of Johannesburg is the Dinokeng Game Reserve, this reserve is a collection of privately own lodges, and the only free roaming Big 5 Game Reserve in the province.  This fabulous reserve is near Hamanskraal and features a self-drive route which allows those who like to navigate their own way through the bushveld to do just that.

Although this is a Big 5 Reserve you cannot expect to find them all in one day, but they are around in small numbers, the elephants and buffalo may be encountered in large groups because of their tendencies to form herds, and there is an impressive variety of other large animals to be spotted such as giraffe, zebra, eland, kudu, blesbok, impala and warthog.

Over 300 species of birds have been recorded in the greater Dinokeng area, and for us, the most exciting birds at present are a pair of Martial Eagles, they are a rarity in Gauteng and Eagles generally raise only a single chick every year.

The dam at Intundla offers a perfect viewpoint and is a watering hole to many animals like Kudu, Warthog, and Meerkat as seen in the video below.

We watched a whole bunch of Meerkat’s coming to have some much needed water this afternoon. They are incredibly cute! #meerkat #bushliving #intundla #animalsofintundla

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Intundla’s Bush Spa a Place of Tranquility in the heart of Dinokeng

The Spa showing off today. Gardens looking beautiful and have some lovely ladies here for a Spa day #spa #intundla #relaxation

Posted by Intundla Game Lodge & Bush Spa on Saturday, 22 October 2016

Troné Schoeman gave us a star rating - We went to the spa and had lunch at the restaurant, we also went canoeing and went for a game drive, saw a lot of animals. Very nice place and the staff are excellent!! Will definitely go back! They also have the cutest dogs.

Herb & Vegetable Garden at the Bush Spa


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