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Pezulu Tree Lodge
is located adjacent to the Thornybush Reserve
in the Kruger Private Reserves
area in the Northeast
of South Africa
Situated on the very small Guernsey Reserve, Pezulu Tree Lodge is a simple little place with modest public areas featuring a lounge, dining room and outside dining boma, plus a very small swimming pool. Guest accommodation is in six very characterful and widely separated tree-houses. The lodge is mainly aimed at budget self-drivers and the prices are extremely keen.
Activities are centred on guided and unguided walking, since the reserve only has lesser wildlife, so it should be safe to stroll around. The lodge is also able to provide vehicles and guides for day trips into the adjacent Thornybush Reserve, although this is not included in the guide price. Various other activities in the greater area include visits to various animal sanctuaries, river rafting and ballooning.
The main potential downsides are that the lodge has rather uninspiring and old-fashioned public areas, the detailing on the tree-houses is also simple, as are the service levels. There is the potential for adverse weather conditions Nov/Mar. Also, as with almost all the lodges in this area, different groups of guests are joined together on safari activities, unless you pre-book a private vehicle at significant additional cost.
Guernsey is very small fully fenced reserve which does not usually contain any elephants, rhinos or lions. We find that the presence of fence lines, overhead telephone cables and road signs does detract significantly from the sense of wilderness, although that is true of almost all of Kruger.