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Recent Stay Comments

A wonderful experience.

We recently spent a week with Luke and Anita. From the moment we arrived, we fell in love with this remarkable couple and their amazing location. The directions were perfect and the reception we received made us feel immediately at home. The place was exactly as we had imagined, everything we could have hoped for and beyond expectations. The food is incredible - nothing can beat one of Anita's breakfasts on the deck overlooking the river or the sumptuous dinners around the fire in the boma. Throughout our stay, nothing was too much trouble and the personal attention to our every need made us feel very special. We rounded off our trip on a day out on "safari" in the park with Luke, which we will never forget. When it came time to leave, we reluctantly packed and said goodbye, for now, to these wonderful people. We will be back to visit again as soon as we can. Dave and Helena
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Helena D - Traveling with spouse/partner - January 2014

Beslis die moeite werd! Wie nie by Lukafrica bly nie, mis baie uit! Dit is puik!
The moment we drove through the gates we were treated like house guests. Overlooking the Letaba River, with balcony, crisp linen and chocolates on the pillows made us feel right at home. The food was beyond words, made with love and cooked to perfection and very delicious! Luke, Anita and all staff were very friendly and went out of their way to keep us happy. Although Juan did not catch the “big one” we did get our well deserved rest and will be back soon! We want to thank you for an amazing weekend!
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Juan L - Traveling with spouse/partner - October 2013

Elke sent die moeite werd.
Ek kan met 'n geruste hart Lukafrica enige tyd vir enige een aanbeveel. Hul gasvryheid is van hoë gehalte, die omgewing is pragtig, en die verblyf en ontvangs was uitstekend.
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Charmaine G - Traveling with spouse/partner - October 2013

This is an excellent place to go on holiday with the family, have recommended to friends
This is an excellent place for an holiday, the food was great as was the warm welcome.
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Desmond G - Traveling with family and young children - September 2013

Our hosts were friendly, enthusiastic and efficient and the setting is superb.
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Lukafrica, Anita and Luk are so enthusiastic and went to great lengths to ensure our comfort. Our evening meal in the Boma under the African stars should be on everyone's Bucket List. Very warmly recommended to any future guests.
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Janet S - Traveling with spouse/partner - September 2013

Die gesindheid teenoor hulle gaste is uitstekend.
Hulle hulp en gesindheid teenoor hulle gaste was uitstekend. Die chalet was basies, maar skoon.
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Vossie V - Traveling with spouse/partner - September 2013

Excellent
Excellent service, would book again. Thank you.
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Andrea S - Business Traveler - September 2013

Great and friendly owners
We stayed in Lukafrica for 4 nights and 5 days. It felt like our own home. The owners were so friendly and helpful in everything. If you want to relax and enjoy yourself, this is the place for you.
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Almarette V - Traveling with family and young children - July 2013

Great hospitality and attentive service
The hospitality and service were amazing. We didn't want for anything and the hosts were extremely attentive. Will definitely be going back.
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Maisie S - Traveling with family and young children - July 2013

Excellent stay over
Excellent stay over. Service was friendly and professional. Thanks again guys!
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Cobus E - Business Traveler - July 2013

The best place to be!
I just didn't want to leave! Everything was just perfect! The tranquil and the natural feel was refreshing! The perfect service was a bonus!
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Gwen M - Traveling with spouse/partner - June 2013

Het verblyf baie geniet, heerlik geslaap en lekker ontbyt gehad.
Sal die plek rerig aanbeveel indien iemand nie TV of radio in hulle kamers wil he nie maar die area van die bosveld wil beleef! Daar is TV by die kroeg indien iemand 'n wedstryd wil kyk. Mense is gasvry en die etes heerlik.
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Schalk V - Traveling with spouse/partner - June 2013

Highly Recommended
Great hosts. Food excellent, and truly a great getaway. We will return. Helen & Pete.
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Helen B - Traveling with spouse/partner - June 2013

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The following reviews are from Lukafrica Riverside Chalets & Safaris's guestbook.
Hi Luke, I'm now heading back to France for a couple of days before my next trip. Just wanted to thank you and Nita for your very warm welcome at your place. I really enjoyed my stay there and i hope it won\'t be the last. Nice place, nice company, nice food, nice accommodation. What else! Thanks a lot again, and hope to see you soon. Best regards to both of you, keep well. Pascal from France.

Pascal Laurens - May 2013

Our journey to Lukafrica from JHB went seamlessly thanks to the concise directions provided by our hosts (not even my GPS could suggest a better route!) Luke and Anita gave us a really warm welcome, and went to great lengths to show us all the facilities and then took us to our chalet, after our welcome drinks. We were really pleasantly surprised with the view of the very comfortable, neat and clean chalet! Right on the river, with a private deck, and we spotted a hippo less than 50m away! Luke and Anita really went out of their way to make us feel at home and special effort went into preparing and serving our dinner, and breakfast which was served outside overlooking the river! We reluctantly left for our journey onto the Kruger, wishing we could stay longer. We can honestly recommend this establishment. Nico & Charne Smith

Nico & Charne - April 2013

An hour's easy drive from Tzaneen on the R 71, in the direction of the Kruger Park, on the banks of the Great Letaba River, lies Lukafrica Safaris, a delightful retreat run by Luke and Anita Zacharias. As Luke states on his name card, "A truly South African adventure awaits you....and it does!!! It is unassuming, sensitively designed and built by Luke, lovingly cared for, and can, to-date, accommodate 10 in well appointed bungalows each with their own deck a stones-throw from the river. To sit in the peace and quiet of the late afternoon and watch the sun set across the river with only the sounds of the water and birds is a delight. But, what really makes this place special is the service. Included in the accommodation price is a sumptuous 3-course breakfast and, as you are miles from any shops or restaurants, Luke and Anita provide lunch (if you need it after their breakfast) and evening meals. Again, 3-courses, created specifically to meet individual needs. (My wife and I are at opposite ends of food chain, vegetarian and carnivore, and we each had exactly what we wanted). A real treat is to watch Luke prepare a meal over an enormous fire in his Boma - this is to watch a man in his element!! The overall impression of a stay there is that Luke and Anita make you feel like guests in their home....which, in fact, you are. Do yourself a favour and go check it out!

Dr Melanie Salmon & Lawrence Dreyer - April 2013

We recently traveled through South Africa on our honeymoon. One of our first stops of the tour brought us to Lukafrica. We originally booked here due to its close proximity to Kruger and to take advantage of a low-season deal that was hard to resist. As it turned out, this ended up being our favorite place to stay during our 2+ weeks in South Africa. It was so good, we actually made our way up from St. Lucia near the end of our journey to spend 2 more nights here in Limpopo before heading back to the States. In a nutshell, the whole place was a modern day paradise, quiet, comfortable and close to nature, accompanied with delicious meals and two of the best hosts- Luke and Anita- that we could ever have imagined. We cannot say enough good things about this place.\n\nThe chalet was clean and comfortable and their staff did an excellent job servicing it daily. A comfy bed, a warm shower and a much appreciated air con highlighted the accommodation. A spacious deck overlooked the Letaba- a great place to unwind after a busy day of sight seeing. The staff even went as far as doing some laundry for us when we started running short of clean clothes near the end of our stay.\n\nAt night, we chose to eat on site and Anita did a splendid job whipping together first-class meals for us. Ostrich fillet, beef tenderloin, kabobs, chilli lime shrimp, and braaied chicken wings are just a few of the delicious entrees we were able to enjoy during our two stays here. Every meal was then capped off by a wonderful dessert and a few drinks around the fire.\nMorning were highlighted by a farm-style breakfast that were always spot on and kept our bellies full until the end of the day.\n\nWe can\'t say enough about our hosts, Luke and Anita. They certainly did roll out the red carpet for us and did everything they could to ensure our stay was a memorable one. We truly felt we came away with two great friends and the worst part of the stay was when we had to pack up to head home. We did decide before we left though that we needed to make it back to South Africa soon and when we do, a return to Lukafrica will certainly be at the top of our priority list. Thanks for the great memories!\n\nNicki and Liz Genoa,Wisconsin

Nic & Liz - March 2013

Dear Anita and Luke,
We would like to Thank you for the lovely weekend we experienced on our stay. The service we received was first class and not to mention the exceptional food we devoured! The riverside air conditioned chalets were fantastic, equipped with everything you could require, including very comfy beds! The sound of the river flowing puts one in such a slumber, the rest we got was needed! Thank you again, looking forward to seeing you again!

Herbst Family - February 2013

Hi there Luke and Anita, we finally arrived home after a 5000km journey. Kruger was excellent we almost saw the entire Big 5, the family was great and our Zim trip was good, just long hard driving. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with you, and yes a pity it was not longer. Thanks again for the great hospitality and a lovely place u have there, hopefully we will see you again.

Robyn & Lyle Kiggen - December 2012

What an amazing place,right on the river super friendly hosts Luke and Anita really went out of there way to make my stay a total pleasure making sure I was at home whilst working in the area. I will definately be back soon.Big thank you!

Darren Beggs - November 2012

I have just a spent a weekend ( 24/11 - 26/11) at Lukafrica Riverside Chalets & Safaris. What a memorable experience, and I must confess, I am already planning to take my family to Lukafrica. I was warmly received, looked after and treated like a \"king\" the moment I arrived. Luk and wife (the owners) provided a real personal service and strived to ensure that my needs were always met. The food was tasty and delicious; my chalet, next to the river, was spotless, warm and very comfortable. The facilities are fantastic and the owners are always on standby to guide or provide any assistance. I strongly recommend Lukafrica Riverside Chalets & Safaris to anyone/couples/families who need real peace of mind.\n \nTo Luk and wife, thank you once more for the treat and wish you well in your endeavours and look forward to meeting you again in the near future.\n \nMay God bless you

Godfrey Lebepe - November 2012

After a long day travelling from Johannesburg, and sight seeing through the Kruger National Park we arrived at our destination, LUKAFRICA Riverside Chalets & Safaris. From the moment we drove in through the gates, we were treated like Royalty. Overlooking the Letaba River and complete with balcony, our chalets were exceptional, clean crisp linen, chocolates on the pillows and fresh flowers made us feel right at home. The food was beyond words, made with love and pride and cooked to perfection, the full course meals (breakfast and dinner) were delicious and we just could not get enough! Luke, Annita, Irene and all the staff were so friendly, helpful and went so far out of there way to keep us happy, it made our stay that much more memorable! The team went beyond any expectations, arranging torches, maps, books, binoculars, keeping the bar open late, even making scones and crumpets for our trips to the Kruger National Park. Luke, Annita, Irene and the team showed us the service and excellence all accommodation should strive to achieve. If all this hasn't sold you the view surrounding the chalets was so peaceful and relaxing it left us planning another trip for December! We will definitely be back in the near future and we would just like to thank Luke Annita Irene and the LUKAFRICA team for making our weekend truly amazing! Thank you!

Nic Williams & Taryn Fourie - September 2012

Hi Luke and Anita,
Hope you are well! Just wanted to thank you again for the wonderful time we had with you. It was a weekend we won’t easily forgot had so much fun. Ate, drank and slept way, way too much, but sjoe it was good!!!

Pierrette Brits - August 2012

Hi Luke & Anita,

Oh we most definitely had a wonderful time … it was one of those experiences that stays with you for life - in a good way that is :). The hospitality that you’ve shown us cannot be matched, I’m sure. One can easily tell when somebody is pretending to be pleasant because it’s their job, or they’ve been trained to practice good customer-care, but yours was sincere and from the heart. You have created a lovely little place … beautiful scenery, affordable, and a very comfortable stay … the food was ‘out-of-this-world’!! Thank you for the lovely time that we enjoyed at you place … it’s obvious that your hard work is paying off and that you take pride in what you do. We will surely revisit you again and I for one will tell everyone about the amazing stay we had.

Dawie Smit - August 2012

Hi Luke,

On behalf of ourselves and the winners, thanks very much indeed for your hospitality and professionalism. Please pass on our thanks to Anita, we had a great time.

Tony Blewitt - May 2012

Great stay enjoyed the hospitality

Piet Fourie - March 2012

Thanks for a super stay will definately be back thoroughly enjoyed my long stay.

David Poerner - January 2012

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