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Reviews and comments from our valued guests



Des. 2018  SA:

Uitstekend! Sal enige tyd weer daar oorslaap.

Al het ek baie laat ingeboek was daar geen probleem gewees nie. Eienaars is baie vriendelik en die houthuisies is baie mooi en met alles waaraan mens kan dink toegerus. Mens kan maklik ‘n hele week daar spandeer. Baie dankie. Tiaan D.

Nov 2018:  England

“Fantastic! Excellent in every way.”   Andrew

March 2018    SA:

Baie lekker gebly. Ons was baie gasvry ontvang. Baie rustig en stil. Sal definitief weer daar oorslaap. Louis

Jan 2018    SA: 

Skoon, netjies en baie aangename verblyf met vriendelike diens! Aangenaam skoon, netjies en alom pragtig. Het dit vreeslik geniet om daar te bly en sal beslis weer daar bespreek.

Jan. 2017  Germany:

We spent one night at Ciara Lodge as a couple. Nice facilities, very quiet and tranquil. The 1-bedroom chalet was rustic, spacious and clean. Really enjoyed our stay!

Lena Gronbach, Germany

Des. 2016:

I thank you for all the services I received last week at your lodge( place) and the warm welcome, really I appreciate you know what a human being is. Your rooms are so perfect and the place is very quiet and nice no disturbance.

Hope to see you soon really enjoyed my stay there next time when I come it will be for the whole weekend.

Proudly serving. R. Matlou

Sept. 2016:

Just a quick word of thanks to you Carolien and to Adele for the lovely time that I had there.

I really appreciate the immaculate surroundings and service.

Till next time

Lesley Fullard

Ciara Lodge: A home away from home, Anonymous, South Arfica, April, 2016

The location is a quiet neighbourhood. Warm reception. Prompt service. We enjoyed our stay and will certainly go back

Beautiful, Ronel, South Arfica, March, 2016

A gem ...was very suprised to find this beautifull little place in the city...I loved it....feels like you on holiday..all that is missing is the sea.... clean cottages with all the trimmings...friendly staff...will for sure come and stay here again


Changgon, KR, March, 2016

This place is very comfortable for my family, Especially my two boys were very excited with staying here!


Laura De Vos, South Africa, March, 2016

My mom and I would like to thank you for the wonderful stay at Ciara Lodge. It is really top notch, and we would recommend it to anyone.

Your taxi driver, David was exemplary aswell, he drove us straight to the airport, and only charged us his fee and the amount

We would’ve paid for the Gautrain. Thank you so much


Gillian, France, March, 2016

Very well located for exploring Johannesburg and nice views from the front of the property. A pretty garden.


Highly recommended - thank you for very pleasant stay, Ronnie, GB, February, 2016

Wonderful 4 days spent in one of the lovely lodges. Attention to detail and lovely touches in the lodge. Thoroughly enjoyed the lodge, swimming pool and braai/barbeque area. Easy access and secure parking.


Excelente escolha para quem está de carro., Lourenço, Brazil, February, 2016

Quarto muito bonito e aconchegante. Excelente lugar para ficar.



Heerlik en rustig, Piet V - Apr 2019

Daar is moeite gemaak om my laat te ontvang. Die perseel en eenhede word netjies en skoon gehou. Die personeel is vriendelik en behulpsaam. Dit is vir my baie sentraal na die meeste plekke en ons geniet die omgewing. Baie dankie.

Dit was fantasties en sal beslis weer daar kom bly., Anita G - Apr 2019

Was baie ingenome met verblyf en diens. Eenhede is pragtig en atmosfeer rustig. Sal beslis kan aanbeveel.

Exceptional, Didier, France, December 2018

L'accueil, la situation, le cadre. Le fait d'être dans un enclos est très appréciable. Nous n'avons malheureusement pas eu le temps de profiter de la piscine ! Le logement est très bien équipé et est très agréable.

Prima tussenstop, Sarah, Belgium, May 2019

Wij verbleven hier 1 nachtje om te bekomen van onze vlucht naar Johannesburg Mooie accomodatie met leuk zwembad, klein speelpleintje en een trampoline voor de kinderen & uiteraard braai faciliteiten Supermarkt dichtbij Vriendelijke eigenares

Entspannter Aufenthalt in Pretoria, Marcus-ger, Germany, February, 2019

 Die Gastgeberin ist eine sehr liebe Frau und macht den Aufenthalt sehr angenehm. Wundervolles Gästehaus in der sichersten Gegend Pretorias. Man kann dort wundervoll joggen. Die Holzhäuser sind sehr süß.

Lena Gronbach, Germany

Coming Back!, Cesar, Austria, March 2019

 The property itself its amazing, welcoming and decorated with love in detail.

rom the front of the property. A pretty garden.

Excellente Adresse à recommander;coquets bungalows impeccables et bon accueil. Geneviève, France, February, 2016

“L'emplacement dans un beau quartier résidentiel et très verdoyant,donc très calme. Centre commercial tout près.”


Surprised, Marie, South Africa, December 2015

Beautiful venue. Love the little wooden house's. Had an fantastic stay. Swimming pool for the kids. You forget you are somewhere in the city. Will definitely book again. Although be selective when requesting your accommodation. Wooden houses are not for long stay. There do provide bigger more spacious rooms that are more suitable for longer stays.


à recommander, Danielle, France, November 2015

“ambiance calmeet chaleureuse, propreté, confort Des lits,piscineagréable,bonaccueil,trèsbon rapport qualitprix”


Nice place to saty, Liza B, Botswana, November 2015

My family and I enjoyed our stay. There was a trampoline and swings for the kids to play on. A swimming pool. The kids really enjoyed themselves. Highly recommended value for money.

Nelie Steyn, South Africa, October 2015

It was really a place to stay.  Higly recommended


Renata Bradfield, South Africa, October 2015

Compliments to the owners! Our weekend at Ciara Lodge was wonderful.  We loved the cleanliness of the bungalow as well as the grounds.  It felt like being somewhere in the Bushveld, but it is in Pretoria.  We felt safe due to the electronic gate and high fences and the car was safely parked inside.  Loved the fact that each bungalow had its own barbeque facility.  We will definitely visit again. 


Prachtige Plek, Trienke, Nederlands, September, 2015

Je zit in Pretoria maar daar merk je niks van. Staat in een hele goede buurt dichtbij een supermarkt en eettentjes. De huisjes zijn schoon. Alles voor evt koken is aanwezig. De mensen zijn vriendelijk, een goede service.


Start en Finish: prima "huis, Keesp, Netherlands, September, 2015

We waren hier in juli en nog eens in augustus 2014, als eerste en laatste verblijfplaats van 6 weken SA. De bedoeling was dat we onze kinderen (7/10 jaar) een mooie plek konden bieden om naar toe te reizen; een soort thuis. 
Dat was het ook: vriendelijke mensen, veel informatie, goede tips, leuk huisje, alles goed verzorgd. 
De locatie is prima, in de wijk is van alles en de binnenstad pretoria is vlakbij. We "deden" ook Johannesburg vanuit hier, dat was toch wel ver.
Toen we begin juli aankomen was het hartje winter, er is verwarming maar die was niet echt voldoende tegen de nachtvorst. Overigens kun je dan overdag nog steeds buiten zittten (tussen zuidafrikanen met mutsen en wanten) 

Christo Schoeman, South Africa, July 2015

Neat, clean and quiet. Did enjoy stay and will go to Ciara Lodge again.


Superplek, Evelien, June 2015

onze bezoeken aan Zuid-Afrika beginnen en eindigen bij Ciaralodge.
het is een erg mooi onderkomen met heerlijke bedden.
alles super schoon en met smaak ingericht.
vriendelijke mensen en ook ruimte om onze auto schoon te maken.


Te gekke plek om te ontspannen!, Luther, Netherlands, January 2015

Ben er twee keer geweest en allebei de keren waren te gek. Een fantastische eigenaresse die je op je gemak laat voelen. Het is een ideale plek om te verblijven en vervolgens activiteiten te gaan doen.

Bongani Kaunda, South Africa, December 2014

We had a good peaceful time at Ciara lodge. After a long and stressful wedding planning season the lodge was just a perfect place to rest and reflect on the work put together. Thank you so much. The place felt like home far away from home.


Food value for money, Frank Francis, Mongolia, November, 2014

The Lodge was perfect for my two nights short stay. It has lot of positives:
(1) Very reasonably priced
(2) Internet
(3) Safe Parking
(4) Great ambiance 
(5) Clean Room with all that one needs for a comfortable stay, including cable TV
(6) Swimming Pool
(7) Close to my area of interest (Menlyn)

The Owner Carolyn was helpful and courteous. I will most definitely stay there once again. Highly recommended.


Prof Smit, South Africa, July 2014

My stay was very nice. I certainly would recommend it to others and return for another visit.


Perfectly Peaceful, Judi, Irland, April, 2014

We stayed at Ciara Lodge with our 4yo son and would absolutely recommend it. Close to all the Pretoria has to offer and yet in a quiet suburb it is the perfect place to relax and unwind as well as tour the area from. From our warm and welcoming reception by Carolien and her staff on arrival to the absolutely beautiful surroundings, Ciara Lodge is exceptional. It is quiet, peaceful and relaxed. Not somewhere suitable for those looking for a lively party experience. However it is an amazing place to stay if you would like to recharge your batteries and spoil yourself. We stayed here after a long flight and for the first few days of our tour of SA and it was perfect. 

We stayed in Kudu cottage for 2 nights and wished it was for more. The lodges are delightful with interesting small touches such as carved wooden and metalwork animals around and about. Comfortable bed in the main room and our lodge had a mezzanine floor with two good sized single beds. Everything was clean, neat and good quality including bedlinen and plentiful towels. 

The Bathroom is neat and clean with a good shower and a bath. Plenty of hot water and some nice complimentary shampoos etc. 

Kudu Cottage also has a small but very well equipped kitchenette with a large fridge and a handy gas cooker. Attention to detail is high at Ciara Lodge and we found a jug of fresh milk in the fridge along with tea and coffee supplies. Each lodge also has a braai stand and the kitchen has all the utensils you could need. 

The swimming pool area is exceptionally pretty and although communal is private and quiet. Our small son enjoyed himself thoroughly and the pool is very clean. Security is very high but unobtrusive. 

There are local shopping centres within a few minutes drive for all you might require plus the usual Mr Delivery food service and you are very close to most of the tourist attractions in Pretoria. There is plenty of parking and Ciara Lodge is easy to find. 

Our only very small (tiny!) niggle was that the wireless internet service can be weak (in our lodge we had no signal but maybe not the same in others) and perhaps some extra repeaters would be a thought to provide better internet access. 

We plan to return to Ciara Lodge for a longer stay during our next trip to SA. It’s a little bit like heaven!


Beautiful Gorunds, Amanda, Texas, USA, April, 2014

The lodge was more than adequate for our short stay and we would consider planning a longer stay here, especially in the 2 bedroom apartment that has a full kitchen. The grounds were beautiful and the trampoline, swing, pool, fountain,and slide kept my kids busy.


Great place for a few nights, stop over, arrie, London, UK, January, 2014

A lovely stay we had in October 2013 and will stay again in the future. We loved the dogs - and beautiful grounds and cabins, fully equipped and finished off really well, attention to detail really good, spotless and great quality control. We were impressed with the quality of the accommodation.


Reon Schutte, Mexico, June 2013

It was a very pleasant, relaxing stay. Definarly will use them again


Adam Boeszoermenyi, Hungary, November 2013

We have enjoyed a kind and perfect accommodation. It's a pity, that it was a very short time, we could spend there.

Great facilities and great people, Brad-Madu, Pretoria, South Africa, September, 2013

I will definitely go back when I am in Pretoria. Kids loved the trampoline and the pool, I liked that it was a little out of the way but still close enough to anything you need. We slept 5 in our unit and it was just fine. Wife would have preferred a bath tub but the well decorated and wel appointed kitchen made up for it. There are not a lot of channels on TV so be warned if you're counting on catching your favorite show.

Comfortable, relaxed lodge to stay in Pretoria, Chrisella, Malaysia, August, 2013

I live and work overseas, and I stay at Ciara Lodge about 3 times a year when visiting in SA. The chalets are beautifully decorated, very cosy; beds are comfortable, kitchenette has got everything you need to prepare own meals. Outside every chalet a small verandah with chairs and table, and even a small barbeque stand! Bathrooms lovely, some with huge bathtub and shower! Always spotlessly clean, very well organized. Laundry can be done at an extra fee. Owner is nicest lady and very helpful, staff well trained and friendly. Safe parking inside a locked gate. Many restaurants, take-away shops and shopping centres in the vicinity.


Great palce for staying in Pretoria, G. Pretoria, South Africa, May 2013

Ciara Lodge is located in a calm area of Pretoria. There are several possibilities for houses/rooms that you can book, stone or wooden houses are available. The rooms are suitable and clean.Owner as well as the staff are very friendly and helpful. Longer stays are possible.If you are searching for a lodge to explore Pretoria and region during holiday, if you are visiting people in the area, or if you have temporary work: it is the perfect place to stay!


Een feest om te verblijven, Nelle, Assen, Netherlands, February 2013

We hebben 2 lange weekenden in Ciara Lodge gelogeerd. Zeer complete lodges, prachtig opgemaakte bedden etc. Koffie en thee zit bij de prijs in. En, als je een was laat doen tegen zeer schappelijke prijzen, krijg je bijv. je overhemden strak gestreken weer terug. De beheerster kan je helpen met tips wat je zeker moet gaan zien in Pretoria en omgeving.We hebben zeer genoten.Nogmaals baie dankie,Wout en Nelleke Bronsema, Assen Nederland


Yolinda Venter, South Africa, September 2011

Our stay with you was very nice. Your cottages are lovely and very tastefully done. Thank you for waiting up for us the night of our arrival.

Dr.Vera Vokolkova, March 2011

Our stay was very pleasant, the facilities are perfect - interior design is unique. We can recommend this facility to anyone looking for a clean, quiet and friendly atmosphere.


Mr.Ivica Harazin, June 2010

A nice, clean and very affordable lodge close to the city. Friendly atmosphere and a great service.


Sandra, Pretoria, South Africa, May 2010

We had a lovely Stay! It was so peacefull & relaxing... We will so be going back for a second visit!Thank You for the lovely weekend.


Regina, South Africa, March 2010

The owners were friendly and great. There were 18 of us and we were all treated with love and care.

Koketso, Pretoria, South Africa, April 2010

We enjoyed ourselves. it was the most relaxing time ever. Will definately go back...sooon! Thank you so much


Michael Koegelenberg, Parowvallei, Kaapstad, March 2009



Wonderful cheap place to stay, Janny, Rotterdam, May 2007

We booked the Ciara Lodge in Pretoria trough the internet. What a great place in a nice area in Pretoria, very safe. It was a large apartment in African style in a beautiful garden. Everything you needed was there. We payed only € 30,00 p/night.

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