Based on our Guest Book, this is what our Guests had to say in 2017.



 MH GL & LL: Viv, Colin and Woodpecker – thank you for a great getaway in your beautiful piece/peace of Africa. Great food, advice and company. Sunset beverages at the lake, night time noises – you are lucky to be living in this beautiful place. Your guest book will be filled sooner than you think.

 C&CB: Thank you for the excellent stay that we got here. It is a beautiful lodge and wonderful people here!

 BM: Awesome place with great people. Thanks for everything. Will definitely stay here again.

 S&CN: This is an amazing place to escape to and catch your breath. Vivien and her husband are amazing and everything was excellent. Definitely coming back.

 BH & GK: Thank you for hosting the two of us – it was definitely a home away from home. A lovely, comfortable stay and a family, love-filled atmosphere. Great hospitality. Awesome nature surrounding the lodge that adds to the bush experience. Will see you again soon!

 DB:  Colin and Vivien are super hosts. A comfortable stay in a relaxed atmosphere. Bush baby entertainment a treat and I'll go back for Vivien's 'Cheese Bombs' any day. Thank you for hosting us. You have a lovely place and will certainly recommend Woodpecker Lodge to others.

 GK: Very welcoming and relaxed atmosphere with the necessary shops in walking distance.  The tranquillity of the bush, game drives or walks and evening sunsets ensures you can have a good break away from city life.

 VM: Tranquil, friendly place with a warm welcome. Hospitable and the place to be in Hoedspruit. Thank you for the comfort offered to me – will recommend Woodpecker Lodge.

 FF: An amazing visit with Colin & Viv at their “Bush Paradise”. Hospitality of the highest order, we laughed until the tears rolled down our cheeks. Bush babies made their nightly appearance – so special! So nice to enjoy Viv’s Cheese Bombs – delicious! Will definitely be back for a longer stay. Thanks for “alles”!

 CS: We had a nice day in the Woodpecker Lodge. We stayed for one night. Saw giraffe, kudus and impala in the game area. Thank you and best regards.

 MM: Thank you for a lovely stay! You made me feel right at home. I will definitely visit again.

 J&T&KD: Our family had the most amazing time with Colin & Viv being superb hosts and going out of their way to make our stay an unforgetable experience. Thank you so much Colin & Viv – we hope to be back soon.

 PR: Thank you for such a nice stay. Very welcoming and made me feel right at home. Nice relaxed atmosphere and impressive hospitality. Will recommend to anyone going through this area.

 PvJ: Another excellent weekend in the bush. Sundowners at the pool, game drives to see bokkies and giraffes plus an epic fish eagle. Thanks Viv & Colin for your wonderful hospitality – may Woodpecker Lodge grow from strength to strength.

 MS: Very nice place. Enjoyed my stay – Lekker in the Bosveld!

 LR: A perfecto place to rest and to see animals. Its propietaries were very kind with attention to detail. Would love to stay again. Thank you for everything.

 V&MT: Thank you very much for the hospitality. Will certainly stay again

 PS: Great time, great sleeping. I finally learned what I couldn’t understand about this beautiful country! Thanks!

 E&HB: Rested here beautifully and close to Kruger Park. Best food and lovely company. Thank you! Dankie!

 JH: Wondeful people and place. “The Bush is good for the soul!”. Thank you.

 JN: Really enjoyed my short stay at Woodpecker Lodge – a real Gem in the African Bush. Relaxed vibes, nice people and a great breakfast to top things. Highly reccommended!

 L&AM: What a wonderful place! We really enjoyed it and have a little regret – we can’t stay more! We won’t hesitate to recommend this place to our family and friends. Thank you for your welcome and see you soon!

 PR: Beautiful Place, Nice People. We had a lot of fun last night hearing their stories. Thank you for showing us animals and sharing your time. We take the best memories.

 M&MD: Woodpecker Lodge is a fabulous place to relax and enjoy the “Bush”. Thanks Colin & Viv for a super three days. Breakfast was delicious – what a good spread. We feel so chilled. Great sightings of animals while relaxing at the pool.

 MB: Lovely place you have and love the closeness it is to nature. Great breakfast and thanks for the information booklet in the room – very helpful.

 L&KI:Woodpecker Lodge is a very lovely place for holiday and to live. Our short time here was very nice! The hosts are very nice! We wish you all the best!

 S&ML: Thank you very much for the friendly hosts you are. We enjoyed our stay.

 VG: Great place. Thank you for the welcome. I regret not having had enough time to enjoy this nice room and the “Bush”. Merci beaucoup. Vive l Áfrique.

 M: Many thanks for the  lovely welcoming and all the advice. Your lodge was exactly what we were looking for. We wish you well in the bush. Merci.

 HD: Absolute perfect spot to overnight and recharge between meetings and driving. Top class hospitality as well. Thank you for making me feel at home.

 WD: Thank you for the very nice stay, every detail was thought about and I felt very welcome and at home! Will definitely visit again.

 HR: Very friendly, very welcoming, very homely. A great stop over.

 SN: Cool, clam and relaxed.

 S&CB: Last minute booking and what an excellent choice it was. Lovely place with fantastic hosts. Great game viewing with a cool pool chucked in for good measure. We really enjoyed our stay here. Thank you for the hospitality and great flapjacks!

 HvL: Great and hospitable place to stay over. Nice, clean and comfortable room and kind and flexible hosts. All I needed. Thanks so much.

 MW: Great place to stay, we enjoyed the hospitality. We enjoyed sitting by the pool, a few relaxed beers in the evening and a great breakfast. Vielen dank fur die Tips in Kruger Park! Danke schön für diesen aufenthalt.

 TD: Great place to stay. Good hospitality, clean and very relaxing.

 J&M: Thanks for everything! Our host here couldn’t be better. Your place is just amazing and we hope we will be back here one day.

 D&SO: A beautiful and restful place. Great hosts – everything was wonderful. Thank you.

 GdL & LV: Thank you so much for your hospitality. The food and service was fantastic. Will definitely recommend the Woodpecker Lodge to others and will certainly stay here again.

  CI & JK: What a very pleasant stay we have had. We have really felt very much at home! Thank you so much for lovely food and wonderful company too! Best wishes. (Don’t want to go home!)

 BD & Fam: Wonderful place to stay, so peaceful and restful. We managed to see a lot of game at the waterhole. We really enjoyed our stay. Thank you!

 NC: Beautiful guest house.Amazing setting in beautiful natural bushveld. Everything was perfect – thank you. Will definitely recommend Woodpecker Lodge.

 W & S: Thank you for having us. You have a beautiful lodge and we would have loved to stay longer.

 SL: I’m very happy with this beautiful lodge. The owners are very friendly and the place is lovely. Thank you for everything.

 A & JN: We did enjoy our stay here at Woodpecker Lodge. Nice sleep, nice bathroom, nice air con and fresh water. Nice breakfast. Thanks, stay well!

 ML & Fam: We had a very pleasant stay here – just didn’t have enough time to use the pool. Keep up the good work. Thank you very much. Groete!

 AB & Fam: Woodpecker Lodge has a very homely atmosphere. Enjoyed ourselves and the owners make you feel like family. Thank you for a great day!


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