What Guests are saying


We had a wonderful time at your lodge and our overseas family were blown away by the experience.

Your staff were friendly and helpful and were a pleasure to deal with. Ellard was superb, your chef was great and really assisted where the vegetarian visitor was concerned so that was much appreciated.

Our game-viewing was spectacular and we saw tons of wonderful sightings thanks to the reserve and Ellard’s skills. We had 6 drives and saw cheetah 5 times, lion twice and elephant and rhinos numerous times. We saw one cheetah kill and one attempted lion kill so it was really fantastic. We will definitely be back in Welgevonden.

Your game viewing vehicle was fantastic and this may seem strange to make mention of, but it was a luxury ride each time, as I have experienced some really uncomfortable rides in the past where you are exhausted and shook up by the end of a drive. Thanks so much!

All in all a wonderful and memorable trip so thanks to all for the efforts.

(Haidee K)

"Out of Africa"

Many superlatives for this experience. It is a great privilege to have shared so many emotions with friends, thanks to our passionate guide . Thank you to the staff for their kindness, their smiles and their availability. The lodge has a lot of charm and is a dream location. Many thanks for this incredible stay.

(Elizabeth F)

We absolutely loved our stay at Metsi and think its the best lodge in Welgevonden we can not wait to be back soon.

(Roger P)

Mick Jagger’s chosen lodge - GREATEST WEEK EVER!!

Thank you SO much all of the team at Metsi!! We had the most blissful week and just couldn’t have been better looked after. The lodge is really beautiful with gorgeous rooms and is in the best position in the park with a dam just in front of the dining table so always lots of animals around and we saw 3 cheetahs, 5 hunting lions, a family of rhino and a host of other game on the plains right outside the front gate of the lodge. The staff couldn’t be more brilliant and blew the socks off anything I’ve ever experienced in a 5* hotel. You can go on drives and have meals whenever you want so you never have to leave a sighting to rush home for dinner. The reserve really is a total treasure with everything you want to see in a beautiful environment at a fraction of the cost of the likes of Sabi Sands. If you have the opportunity to go here DO IT!! We’ll definitely be back

(Sam B.)