Dear Haydn, Christie & All the Pitse Team,
Thank you so much for the wonderful week at Pitse Lodge. What a beautiful place this is! So happy that we saw 4 of the Big 5 animals.
What a beautiful first stay in South Africa and first safari – a truly unforgettable experience!
Haydn’s passion for nature, the landscape and animals is remarkable and is really contagious.
Christie is such a lovely person who is permanently busy to please her guests!
You and your staff made us so happy. Thanks again for this ‘once in a lifetime’ experience.
We’ll come back with our children!
Dear Christie, Haydn and The Pitse Team,
Another week at the lodge coming to an end and it has again been an amazing adventure. We love the feeling of coming back and will savour this until the next time. Your hospitality is one of a kind! Francis has fed us well with delicious food, beer and wine. Except for a little bit of rain, the weather has been sunny and pleasant (and we are all sunburnt!) a nice contrast to the -4 degrees and snow back home. The game drives are truly an experience and we want to thank Haydn for being so patient with all our questions and for being genuinely enthusiastic. We had a lot of wonderful sightings, including encounters with the lions, elephant herds, hippo with a baby and a rock python and a lot of others:
Animal list : hippo, rhino, red hartebeest, wildebeest, waterbuck, jackal, eland, warthog, zebra, common reedbuck, kudu, blesbok, rock rabbit, door mouse, elephant shrew, lion, baboon, impala, bat, oryx, elephant, vervet monkey, red lipped herald snake, tsessebe, steenbok, small spotted genet, puffadder, bubbling casino frog, skink, brown hyena, cheetah, buffalo, rock dassie, giraffe, crocodile, klipspringer, scrub hare, tree squirrel, bushbuck and lots of birds!
We are so grateful that we found Pitse and thank you all for a wonderful week. Until next time…
Thank you for all these beautiful moments – an experience we will never forget.”
“Thank for taking such good care of us – we had amazing days.”
“Thank you for a beautiful stay – we have enjoyed it very much – it was amazing.
Dear Christie, Haydn and Pitse Staff,
This place was even better than we expected! We felt like we have lived in paradise for the last few days. This was due to the beautiful lodge and mostly due to the warm and helpful staff.
What we liked most:
The beautiful, quiet surrounding
The viewing from the lodge in the early morning
Taking a bath and enjoying the view
Cycling in the middle of the Wildebeest
Watching the animals so close
Photographing the wildlife
The chocolates on the pillows
Standing under the outside shower
The “personal touch” of Christie & Haydn
The marshmallow on at the boma dinner
I liked everything!
Thank you for the service
We visited Pitse for the 3rd time, and it was great again! We enjoyed your fantastic hospitality, the delicious meals and the wonderful game drives. Thank you very much and we will see you in December 2020!!
Dear Christie, Haydn & Pitse Staff,
Thank you for a beautiful stay – we loved it all.
Thank you for the peaceful game drives.
Thank you for all the food and special thanks for paying such close attention to our diet.
Thank you for the cleanliness in the rooms and the complete lodge.
Thank you for all the attention to detail.
Hope to come back sometime – best wishes to you all
Dear Christie, Haydn & The Pitse Staff,
Thank you for a beautiful stay in Pitse Lodge! What a wonderful place! Not only the magnificent view and ambiance of the lodge but it is the atmosphere created by all of you.
Haydn and Christie compliments for managing this lodge so well.
Pieter, thanks for all the warm welcomes after the game drives with the warm towels, serving all the meals and all the cups of tea!
Francis, thanks for the gorgeous meals. I tasted the most delicious carrot cake and had never seen a turtle bread before!
Mittah, thanks for everything – it was so clean and what a surprise finding a chocolate or candy on our pillow each night.
Isaac & Simon, all the facilities in the lodge where TOP!
Haydn, thanks for all the hospitality, organizations and especially the nice game drives, you informed us about the wildlife with so much love and passion! It was great to see your respect for the animals. And all the conversations about life – it was so nice.
You said you have already had lots of Dutch guests at Pitse Lodge – there will probably be more, because you have created two more ambassadors!
We hope we can come back once. Best wishes for all and again, thanks so much
Dear Haydn, Christie and the Pitse Staff,
What a magical place you have at Pitse Lodge. We loved everything about it. It’s beauty, its silence, the animals, the personal touch you give to it. Thank you very much for making our holiday so perfect. Francis, thank you for all the lovely meals. Pieter, thanks for all the cups of tea, coffee, soda water, beers etc. Haydn, thank for the great game drives and everything you taught us. Everybody, thanks for the care, your hospitality and the beautiful time you gave us here. We hope to come and see you again.
What a welcome it was, a very friendly meeting with Haydn at the gate and with Christie and the entire staff when we arrived at the lodge BUT there was also an elephant welcoming us, he was thirsty and drank a little from the water features of the lodge. After that it was like the Garden of Eden. The drives were wonderful, the food and the lodge unforgettable. Haydn managed to organise the ‘requested’ bathing elephants and the large male lion. Christie told us everything about the lodge and about living out here. Pieter and the staff were giving us a wonderful and enjoyable stay. Thank you all so much and hopefully we will be able to come back in the near future.
Dear Christie, Haydn and Staff,
It was so great to be here, so overwhelming. Even in our dreams it wasn’t so beautiful as it is here!! Thank you so much for sharing all the nice places, the hospitality and the services you all have given us. We will be back, because our children have to see this place too (and grandchildren) Again a fantastic place!!!”
Dear Haydn, Christie and Staff.
Nothing impresses more than authentic simplicity and real, warm hospitality. We have been around for only three days, too short a stay, but we hope to come back more often. We are quite speechless how we feel. Therefore, nice and simple: You have made our days here so good!
“What an amazing place this is! We had such an unforgettable time here, every second exceeded expectations. A huge thank you to everyone who made this trip so special and amazing. A special thank you to Christie and Haydn – the two of you have made this place a truly one of a kind and can’t thank you enough for all you do. We can’t wait to come back!”
“Dear Christie, Haydn and the Pitse Staff – These past few days in South Africa in Pitse Lodge were definitely the most memorable of our stay in this beautiful country. It was you and your staff who created the ambiance and atmosphere of a perfect wedding day on the 27th of August! Nicole as well as myself will never forget this!! We will leave this place with a big smile on our face and a little tear. Every minute of the game drives, the excellent dinners, snacks and good informative conversations made this an experience we will never forget. Luck was by our side these days with great cheetah sightings, baby rhinos and all other animals. Hopefully we can come back to you in the near future!! You have created new ambassadors for Pitse Lodge and South Africa!! All the best from Holland “Super bedankt”! on behalf of our families Vallen and Mutsers”
“To the Pitse Team – Thank you so much for making our African adventure the most magnificent experience of our lives. We struggle to find the best part of our trip as each amazing event was surpassed by the next. From the cheetah chase, to the elephants play fighting, to the lion’s roar, to the rhinos wanting to join us for dinner in the boma. Everything was spectacular and was complemented by Haydn’s great demeanour, and the staffs friendly attitude and hospitality. Thanks again for everything. This will forever be remembered as one of the best family bonding we have ever had and if we don’t… we have over 1000 pictures to help us!”
“As South Africans, we are blessed to get the chance and immense privilege to visit a number of game reserves and lodges. We found Welgevonden be a place of serenity and beauty. The open plains were a new experience and we could observe game clearly from the vehicle. Pitse Lodge has the best choice we could ever have made to stay at. A flawless experience where we were treated with great love and care from a dedicated group of professionals. It would be amiss of us not to mention them by name:
Christie, Haydn, Isaac, Pieter, Simon, Paulina, Mittah, Francis. The best endorsement is that we will be back to reconnect with the wildlife and great Pitse hosts in the future”
Dear Christie, Haydn & the whole Pitse Team, Thank you for a wonderful stay at Pitse Lodge. What an experience, the endless hospitality, endless scenery, endless wildlife. We all really enjoyed our stay at Pitse Lodge. Far too short, this hopefully gives us the opportunity to come back one day. Wildlife was superb, we were so lucky to greet a lion and a bunch of elephants! The rhino’s – enjoy the fantastic preservation in this place – supported by lodges such as Pitse Lodge! Superb!! Thank you and greetings from all of us.
We had a really lovely stay and experience at Pitse Lodge. All the staff are so welcoming – thank you Christie and all. The game drives were great and we were lucky to have seen the cheetah up close. Thank you Haydn, for all the finds! The food was delicious, the warm smiles welcoming and Welgevonden is such a beautiful reserve. We are lucky to have been guests at this special place.
We came back for the third time to Pitse, now with teenagers. They are still so enthusiastic and so are we. We saw so many animals. The lion came back! It was so nice to meet Haydn and Christie again. What a paradise!! Thanks to all the staff. The wonderful food and the plus plus experience of Haydn and Christie!
We stayed for the third time at Pitse and it felt like coming home. Sterkfontein is a great plus, we enjoyed the fishing, hiking and biking. The game drives are GREAT, we loved it!! Also the meals are very good as well is the service. Thank you very much Haydn, Christie, Pieter, Francis, Isaac, Simon, Paulina and Mittah.