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.