We have dozens of guest reviews of our properties. And they're all positive.
Here's a few typical examples:
"The safari was great. Kerry made sure that we were front row at every sighting. We saw all major animals including leopards and lions. Keep on recommending it to your guests!
And now to your place… Everything we needed was available. Usually I like to recommend things for improvement, but it is just the perfect Airbnb. You can tell that you thought about every detail. Hosts, architecture, interior, cleanness, surrounding area - all stunning.
Keep going and thanks for everything." - Robert & Benjamin, Germany
"Wow, this place was everything we hoped it would be and more. It was more spacious than the pictures reflect. The air conditioning and fans kept us cool on a hot day. The amenities here are excellent and well thought out. There is a supermarket for your needs including feed for the animals, a great restaurant (Bos) within a 5 minute drive from the property. The experience here was priceless. We spent most of our time on the patio which was very comfortable and the animal interaction was unbelievable: hand feeding Zebras, Kudus, Wildebeest, and other bucks/impalas. Also had encounters with a giraffe, genet, mongoose, and even a water monitor passing through the yard. Paul is personable, ease to communicate with, met us for a tour, and shared great stories. We highly recommend renting from Paul and hope to again! We are so glad we ended our Kruger trip with our last days in this peaceful and welcoming home." - John & Dawn, USA
“We were blown away by everything, and our only regret is that we didn’t get more time enjoying the house. Phenomenally good hosts who have thought about all the minute details and more. Disregard any advice that tells you the true experience is in staying at the camps in Kruger, or at the 5-star resorts. I’m sure they’re all special, but this is luxury in the bush where the zebras will eat from your hands, and the hospitality will make you humble. We’ll never ever forget this trip. We’ll be back. Don’t ever change!” – Peter & Marcela, Ireland & Mexico
“Absolute paradise. We stayed here for our honeymoon and could not have imagined a better experience anywhere else. Paul was the best host we’ve ever met through Airbnb and out of the 50+ places my wife and I have ever stayed through Airbnb we enjoyed this the most. The place was beautifully designed and immaculately clean. The serene landscape was perfect for a relaxing getaway. Paul provided us so many fantastic recommendations and helped us with all of our safari bookings which was very appreciated and made our trip much less stressful. Every detail of the house was so well thought out and surpassed all of our expectations. We can’t say enough good things about this place and hope we get the chance to visit again someday!" - John & Alecia, USA.
"Une magnifique maison très agréable à vivre dans un endroit calme et reposant. Des hôtes ultra sympathiques, à l'écoute et disponibles. Une proximité avec les animaux étonnante et amusante. Je conseille vivement cet endroit." - Sophie et Eric, France.
"Thank you for everything!!! For the wonderful moments. For the inspiration, For the warmth. For the atmosphere. For feeling so comfortable in your place. For the recommendations. You two are great hosts!!! Please keep it up to share this wonderful place, this is really an enrichment.” – Dennis & Ilka, Germany.
”What a magical experience this has been! Your house is beautiful, the setting is quite unbelievable. I will be sharing this little gem with everyone I know!” – Kynan, Jennifer & Margot, USA.
"Terrapin seems small in the pictures but the abundant amount of natural light coming in from all directions makes it spacious and cosy. The unit is quite private despite the lack of physical boundaries with the neighbourhood (fences or walls) but nature plays a big role in covering up the space with a dense native vegetation. Attention to detail and high quality fixtures/appliances adds up to the luxurious feel and the hosts ensure enough information is provided upon arrival. Would I ever return? Absolutely, this was one of the best experiences I had in a long time." - Hamilton, South Africa
"Wow wow wow ... world-class venue. What a luxury in the middle of the bush. There are actually no words to describe the amazing time we had and the hospitality we received. The home is perfectly decorated making you feel as if you're in a 5star luxury retreat. Really enjoyed the daily visitors of kudu, warthogs, and zebras. Would 110% recommend anyone who's thinking of booking a place in Marloth Park to book at one of Paul & Les's homes." - Faatimah & Ibrahim, South Africa.
"We traveled a lot all around the world. This experience in your house has been one of our most fascinating and wonderful” – Sven & Joanne, Germany
"What an amazing stay and home. We can’t thank you enough for everything. Your home is spectacular in design and presentation. From booking to your help and assistance, to our arrival, it has all been wonderful. We hope to be back soon!” – Molly & Rich, USA
"The studio is even better than on the photos. It is super clean and stylish with everything you need. You get the best views into the bush of Marloth park, with lovely visitors like Kudus, Impalas and Warthogs! I would definitely recommend staying at Terrapin studio - it’s the best airbnb we ever stayed in and I would always come back! Thank you Paul & Les!" - Kim & Max, Germany
"Die Unterkunft von Les und Paul ist einfach ein Traum. Wir haben uns von der ersten Sekunde an willkommen und wie zuhause gefühlt. Am Tage hatten wir oft Besuch von Zebras, Kudus und Warzenschweinen und nachts konnten wir den unglaublichsten Sternenhimmel bestaunen. Außerdem ist die Unterkunft der optimale Startpunkt für Safaris. Les und Paul haben uns mit Rat und Tat zur Seite gestanden und waren super nett. Wir kommen gerne wieder." - Alex & Kathi, Germany.
"This was the loveliest place we stayed at during our entire journey! It was the perfect end to our journey through South Africa. Can’t thank you enough for your help, advice, and hospitality!” – Kim & Stephan, Germany.
"Fantastic lodge in a great location. My family has had a life-changing experience here, with some memories that will last my children their lifetimes!” – Justin, Karen, Morley & Amelia, Australia.
“Words can’t describe how much we enjoyed our stay at Nextdoor. Your service is perfect, you really thought of everything including the small details.” – Rogér, Jerica & Jaidy, The Netherlands.
”Oh wow! Those are the words when we first saw your place! We had such a good time … it was beyond our expectations.” – Massela & Eric, The Netherlands.
“We can never stay long enough here!! Our third visit to you, and definitely not our last.” – Zoe & John, England/Burkina Faso
“The moment we walked in we wished we should have booked for more than 2 nights! Nextdoor Lodge is just beautiful, great facilities, we loved feeding the animals.” – Family Schlecher, Netherlands.
“We cannot thank you enough for an amazing stay packed with once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Spotting the Big 5 with Kerry before lunch! Showering outside under the stars! We will remember every minute of our stay here.” – Kelsey, Tom, Dion & Laurie, NY, USA.
“What a magical place! Thank you! … the most wonderful and welcoming hosts one can imagine.” – Astrid, Toni & Traude, Austria.
“Great experience in your amazing house … warm and gracious hosts. Everything is perfect here!” – Katja & Christian, Germany.
“If I had to describe this place in one word it would be ‘paradise’. Everything was perfect, the lodge, the owners, the wildlife.” – Ana, Marcos & Valentina, Argentina.
“There is no word strong enough to describe the experience we had at Nextdoor Kruger. Total harmony with nature and your legendary kindness have made our vacation a moment that will remain forever etched in our memories.” – Isabelle, Rudolphe, Doriane & Joana, France.
“Thank you for everything from the beginning when you opened the door, to this sad ending. Your house is incredible. I’m an architect, and I’m sure that we could live here without changing a thing! We felt like home.” – Philippe & Bernardo, Brazil.
“Never have I thought that life could be this luxurious in the bush! We came here to escape the city life and we got exactly what we wished for … peace and quietness.” – Ellen & Teddy, South Africa.
“Thank you so much for the incredible stay in the beautiful Ochre House. This has been such a treasured experience!” – Danielle & Dave, USA.