Reviews of Hanover Lodge Hotel


"very friendly staff"

Robert Booth | 4 January 2018

"the bed was very soft and could do with replacing. "


"Food was excellent"

Rob Small | 7 December 2017

"A bath would be nice"


"Great Experiance"

(South Africa) Marie Burger | 11 January 2016

"Interesting little town.  Reception was friendly.  Rooms were clean. 
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"Outdated ratings?"

(South Africa) Jaco Wiggins | 30 December 2015

"Reading through the other ratings I was extremely sceptical about staying over here... I booked a deluxe unit and can hapilly report that the ratings are either outddated or malicious. You can find things wrong or identify improvement items at any establishment but lets look at the basics; everythin..."

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"Reading through the other ratings I was extremely sceptical about staying over here... I booked a deluxe unit and can hapilly report that the ratings are either outddated or malicious. You can find things wrong or identify improvement items at any establishment but lets look at the basics; everything was clean and neat, from the road infront of the establishment, the sidewalk, the entrance, the dining rooms, the hallways, the bar, our deluxe unit to the parking area, garden and pool. It would actually have been nice to stay over for a second night! The food (meal of the day) was absolutely excellent, like mom would have made it, it was so nice I would've loved larger portions because it was that good! Definate recommended for a stay over lovely old school charm, clean, neat and relaxed!"


"One night"

(South Africa) Tarien Roux | 16 December 2014

"The staff was friendly, the room was comfortable and the food tasty. I will definitely stay here again."


"Lovely rest on a long road"

(South Africa) Janine Jellars | 6 January 2014

"I stayed at Hanover Lodge Hotel on a road trip from CT to JHB (January 2014). The food was excellent and it was an airconditioned oasis in the Karoo. Good stop on a long journey."


"Enjoyable stay"

(South Africa) Herman Grobler | 10 January 2013

"We felt welcome and was treated with great hospitality. Personel went out of their way to accommodate our specific needs for toddler."


"Lovely"

(South Africa) Sebastian de Romijn | 30 June 2012

"A little oasis full of history, a great bar, awesome hospitality and good food!"


"Best little hotel in the middel of nowhere"

(South Africa) Carola van Zyl | 20 November 2011

"I was four hours delayed on my trip to Cape Town from Johannesburg. I called the staff to advise them that I will only book in at at 21h00. I got there, dead tired, and they had kept supper for me and delivered it to my room with a jug of ice cold water, as I requested, and treated me like a daughte..."

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"I was four hours delayed on my trip to Cape Town from Johannesburg. I called the staff to advise them that I will only book in at at 21h00. I got there, dead tired, and they had kept supper for me and delivered it to my room with a jug of ice cold water, as I requested, and treated me like a daughter. Awesome little place - not a hotel, a home."


"Pleasant"

(South Africa) Dave Burrows | 5 January 2011

"Very pleasant, comfortable and well priced accommodation. A hearty breakfast and a most interesting pub decorated with Karoo sheep farming history. A very pleasant place to break the road trip between Durban and Cape Town."


"Wonderful"

(South Africa) Marietjie Heyneke | 31 December 2010

"We had a wonderful stay at Hanover Hotel with a wonderful home-cooked meal and great hospitality.

I'll recommend Hanover Lodge Hotel to everyone. Thank you for having us and making our stay unforgettable."


"Fantastic stay"

(South Africa) Joe Dos Santos | 24 December 2010

"A quaint little hotel in the karoo. Friendly people and the food was excellent, great place for stop over on the way to Cape Town."


"Hanover Lodge"

(South Africa) Anonymous | 20 September 2010

"Welcome stopover along the route. Rooms clean and functional."


"Very enjoyable stay"

(United States of America) Karen Bill | 12 June 2010

"We had a great time at the Hanover Lodge. It was great for my family. They provided awesome service including a special late check-in/dinner for my family, and a tour of the very charming small town of Hanover. The rooms were very cute, homely and clean. I enjoyed my time in Hanover very much and wo..."

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"We had a great time at the Hanover Lodge. It was great for my family. They provided awesome service including a special late check-in/dinner for my family, and a tour of the very charming small town of Hanover. The rooms were very cute, homely and clean. I enjoyed my time in Hanover very much and would stay at Lodge again in an instant."


"Very nice place for a stopover"

(South Africa) Zunelda Bainbridge | 5 January 2009

"The staff were very friendly and helpful, going out of their way to please everybody. Although it is a very small town, it has a lot of history, on our second night over on our way back to Joburg we spent some time to walk around and meet some of the residence. A very nice place for a stopover, but..."

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"The staff were very friendly and helpful, going out of their way to please everybody. Although it is a very small town, it has a lot of history, on our second night over on our way back to Joburg we spent some time to walk around and meet some of the residence. A very nice place for a stopover, but not longer than that especially with kids."


"Awesome Establishment"

(South Africa) Werner | 4 January 2016

"My stay at Hanover Lodge Hotel was very good. The service was superb and the staff were friendly and welcoming. I will highly recommend this establishment and will certainly be back to revisit"


"Fine "

(South Africa) Jeremy | 7 September 2015

"The room had everything I required to make my stay comfortable.I had a good stay."


"Oasis for a tired driver"

(South Africa) Estelle Strydom | 28 January 2015

"I had 5 star service at Hanover Lodge Hotel. Receptionist Tertia was very helpful, and so was Armand, the manager. They immediately made me feel at home. They willingly delivered my meals to my room due to me travelling with two large dogs. They are the most pet-friendly establishment I have ever co..."

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"I had 5 star service at Hanover Lodge Hotel. Receptionist Tertia was very helpful, and so was Armand, the manager. They immediately made me feel at home. They willingly delivered my meals to my room due to me travelling with two large dogs. They are the most pet-friendly establishment I have ever come across. They allowed my dogs to roam the premises freely, which was totally heart-warming and gave me the opportunity to really relax after a long trip with a high trailer in tow. Last but not least, both meals were very delicious. I will certainly make use of their service again. "


"Good"

(South Africa) anonymous | 26 January 2015

"Everything went well with the stay at Hanover Lodge and I'd go back there again in the future."


"Great"

(South Africa) Holfeld | 19 January 2015

"Hanover Lodge Hotel provided a good stay for me. I will definitely use them again."


"Pleasant stay"

(South Africa) Roulet | 13 January 2015

"I had a pleasant stay at Hanover Lodge. I stayed there for a stop-over and they had everything I needed. I enjoyed dinner and breakfast. I will recommend them to others."


"Great Host"

(South Africa) Engelbrecht | 18 December 2014

"I had a great stay at Hanover Lodge Hotel. The host was very friendly and welcoming. I will return in the future and recommend it to others."


"Modest and good"

(Germany) Hans | 12 January 2014

"A few 100 meters from N1 or N10 it`s a calm and clean establishment. Friendly open minded people who offer Karoo typical dinner (lamb,vegetables,brown rice)and fresh prepared breakfast. A bar invites to several drinks and to get in touch with other guests. Room with access to the garden and bed was ..."

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"A few 100 meters from N1 or N10 it`s a calm and clean establishment. Friendly open minded people who offer Karoo typical dinner (lamb,vegetables,brown rice)and fresh prepared breakfast. A bar invites to several drinks and to get in touch with other guests. Room with access to the garden and bed was with mosquito net. Dog in the garden is well-bred. The area is safe. Small supermarket in front of the house.
I liked it.
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"MACIG KAROO EXPERIENCE"

(South Africa) Mrs VAN ZYL | 2 April 2013

"We enjoyed our stay tremendously. The hosts are lovely, warm and friendly people. "


"Hanover Lodge Hotel"

(South Africa) Mr de Beer | 15 July 2012

"We arrived to a very friendly, warm welcome from Eddie and Beryl who showed us around the hotel and accompanied us across the road to our Rondawel in which we spent a comfortable night - the heater, hot water bottles, cosy duvets and blankets all being put to good use just three days before the big ..."

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"We arrived to a very friendly, warm welcome from Eddie and Beryl who showed us around the hotel and accompanied us across the road to our Rondawel in which we spent a comfortable night - the heater, hot water bottles, cosy duvets and blankets all being put to good use just three days before the big snow fall!
Beryl advised us of a walking route around town which we enjoyed - especially the climb to the top of the "koppie" for a view of the town. We returned to our clean and tidy rondawel for a wonderfully hot shower and then joined Ronald, the friendly barman, for well-priced refreshments in the bar which has been furnished with relics from the local farmers. Unfortunately it was too cold for my wife, 57 years old, to don her mini-skirt, stand on a bar stool and leave our names on the ceiling as many other visitors have done!!! The Karoo lamb chops, rice, peas and butternut "bordkos" was just what was needed on a cold night and three local farmers stood around the log fire enjoying an end of day "polisiekoffie". A selection of books was available in the bar and TV room for us to find out more about the area. We'll be back!"


"Hanover hotel - pet friendly and halfway between Cape Town and Gauteng"

(South Africa) Stefan Olivier | 29 September 2011

"I recently moved down to Cape Town and required overnight stay allowing pets. I found the hotel through my dad who always stays over when traveling with his dogs.

It has comfortable separate rondawel accommodation suitable for travelers with pets (dogs) and since it is about halfway betwee..."

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"I recently moved down to Cape Town and required overnight stay allowing pets. I found the hotel through my dad who always stays over when traveling with his dogs.

It has comfortable separate rondawel accommodation suitable for travelers with pets (dogs) and since it is about halfway between Cape Town and Pretoria it makes the trip far easier.

The hotel owner couple are most welcoming and I will definitely use this hotel again.

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"Homely"

(South Africa) Mr Muthua | 4 January 2011

"We arrived on 24th December, a party of 7 (5 adults, 2 children). Excellent reception. Our rooms were ready, the couple managing were very welcoming and advised us on a dinner option. We had a nice time at the Bar (unique decor!). The kids enjoyed the games. We joined in for Christmas dinner - excel..."

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"We arrived on 24th December, a party of 7 (5 adults, 2 children). Excellent reception. Our rooms were ready, the couple managing were very welcoming and advised us on a dinner option. We had a nice time at the Bar (unique decor!). The kids enjoyed the games. We joined in for Christmas dinner - excellent and included complimentary sparkling wine. We were leaving early the next day and our packed breakfast was organised. The cottages have a "homely" environment. All in all it was like visiting your favourite uncle/auntie.


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"Hanover Lodge Review"

(South Africa) Ms Swart | 9 June 2010

"Overall a very good experience. Friendly and helpful reception, convenient rooms and pleasant restaurant. Very willing to accommodate pets by arrangement."


"Great Place To Break Your Journey."

(South Africa) Mr Spencer Erling | 11 March 2010

"What a pleasure to be welcomed by such a warm and friendly owner and staff. They bent over backwards to accommodate our late arrival, including making sure we had dinner, and supplied a pre-packed breakfast for an early departure. Room was large, clean and functional. The hotel has lots of character..."

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"What a pleasure to be welcomed by such a warm and friendly owner and staff. They bent over backwards to accommodate our late arrival, including making sure we had dinner, and supplied a pre-packed breakfast for an early departure. Room was large, clean and functional. The hotel has lots of character. It is definitely a place to return to."


"Hanover Rocks"

(South Africa) Linda | 4 January 2010

"Country hospitality at its best. The pub in the hotel is a mixture of olde worlde charm, fun, and local memorabilia. Worth visiting to enjoy a drink and meet the townsfolk! Ask for a "Ramachino" after dinner they are great, this is the Hanover version of a Cappuccino. Definite value for money."


"Happening Hanover"

(South Africa) Ms Oliver | 2 January 2010

"My family spent a night at Hanover Lodge on our way from Jhb to CT. It is under new management since we last stayed there. The rondavel was comfy, the mosquito nets were essential; checking in and out was painless. Staff were extremely friendly but not interfering. The biggest improvement was the ba..."

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"My family spent a night at Hanover Lodge on our way from Jhb to CT. It is under new management since we last stayed there. The rondavel was comfy, the mosquito nets were essential; checking in and out was painless. Staff were extremely friendly but not interfering. The biggest improvement was the bar/coffee shop. It is decorated with various bits and bobs from local farms and is worth a visit all on its own. We spent a great evening there chatting to staff, fellow travellers and locals. The Lodge dinner menu is a set menu, which does not suite everyone. It would be a good idea to offer a few simple lighter options."


"Hanover Lodge Hotel"

(South Africa) Mr Ben jordaan | 21 December 2009

"Rooms are lovely and comfortable. Pub and Dining room is great and the staff really spoils you. The breakfast menu needs serious attention but for the rest, this place is fantastic!"


"Hanover Lodge Hotel"

(Mozambique) anonymous | 16 January 2009

"Perfect place to stay on the route Johannesburg - Cape Town and back. Very friendly staff, honest price, basic but clean bungalow. Only area where improvement is needed: food."


"Hanover happiness"

(South Africa) Mrs Potgieter | 15 January 2009

"It is the oasis you want when driving so far. Every time we go there, we enjoy it. The rooms are clean, the service is excellent, the staff very friendly, the food is WOW and it is all in all a pleasant experience.
I will recommend Hanover Lodge Hotel to anybody without reserve."


"Pleasant but can be bettered"

(South Africa) anonymous | 15 December 2008

"Excellent location, halfway between Pretoria and civilisation. Very friendly reception. Hospitality from staff great throughout. Was, for some reason, allocated a room in a nearby guest house, probably because hotel itself not yet fully refurbished. Clean and adequate, however. Dinner a bit disappoi..."

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"Excellent location, halfway between Pretoria and civilisation. Very friendly reception. Hospitality from staff great throughout. Was, for some reason, allocated a room in a nearby guest house, probably because hotel itself not yet fully refurbished. Clean and adequate, however. Dinner a bit disappointing - I had looked forward to the "Karoo Lamb" but had a somewhat difficult time to find identifiable meat between the gravy (very tasty and copious) and bones. After all, this was one of the reasons for stopping over in what to me has always been a small town left behind by time and "progress". Additionally, although the hotel boasts heaters for the winter cold it, as well as the guest house, could do with A/C as the rooms will probably be unbearably hot during summer - fortunately we had a cool breeze during the night but I suspect rooms facing the other way were not as fortunate. All in all, this small-town hotel has the location, space, and very friendly staff to allow it to become a major attraction but will need attention to its menu, particularly."


"Warm Hanover Lodge"

(South Africa) anonymous | 13 October 2008

"Eddie en Beryl was baie vriendelik en lewer 'n warm, persoonlike diens. Die "garden cottages" het ons ook baie netjies en privaat gevind. Verder is die prys billik. Ons het dit baie geniet!

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Eddie and Beryl were very friendly and warm hosts. The “garden cottag..."

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"Eddie en Beryl was baie vriendelik en lewer 'n warm, persoonlike diens. Die "garden cottages" het ons ook baie netjies en privaat gevind. Verder is die prys billik. Ons het dit baie geniet!

(RoomsForAfrica Translated)
Eddie and Beryl were very friendly and warm hosts. The “garden cottage” was private and clean. Good value for money and we enjoyed our stay.
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"Warm Hospitable accommodation"

(South Africa) Mrs Hart | 29 April 2008

"The Hanover Lodge is nestled in the quaint, peaceful and historical town of Hanover. You will receive a warm welcome from owners Beryl and Ed and be shown to your room, which is clean and cosy. There after you will be entertained by these excellent hosts and fed the most delicious meals. A perfect s..."

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"The Hanover Lodge is nestled in the quaint, peaceful and historical town of Hanover. You will receive a warm welcome from owners Beryl and Ed and be shown to your room, which is clean and cosy. There after you will be entertained by these excellent hosts and fed the most delicious meals. A perfect stop over on a long and tiring trip. It is one of the most hospitable places one could stay at. "


"Karoo Hospitality"

(South Africa) Mr Changuion | 22 April 2008

"The lodge is an excellent place to stay. Thanks to Eddie and Beryl for the hospitality (dinner and a breakfast bag for the road as we left before the kitchen was open). Thanks Beryl for the emergency sewing kit and the extra lighting in our rondavel (very neat and spacious) during the power load she..."

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"The lodge is an excellent place to stay. Thanks to Eddie and Beryl for the hospitality (dinner and a breakfast bag for the road as we left before the kitchen was open). Thanks Beryl for the emergency sewing kit and the extra lighting in our rondavel (very neat and spacious) during the power load shedding. "


"Top Class Service"

(South Africa) Andre van der Walt | 14 April 2008

"We would like to thank the manager and staff of Hanover Lodge Hotel for their excellent service. The dinner was absolutely gorgeous and they went out of their way to make sure that we had everything we needed. In the morning we had to leave early to continue on our journey and had no time for brea..."

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"We would like to thank the manager and staff of Hanover Lodge Hotel for their excellent service. The dinner was absolutely gorgeous and they went out of their way to make sure that we had everything we needed. In the morning we had to leave early to continue on our journey and had no time for breakfast, so they packed us a take-away breakfast. Our sincere thanks to them for their wonderful treatment of guests. I would highly recommend to anybody."


"Hanover"

(South Africa) Mrs de Klerk | 7 January 2008

"Hanover Lodge Hotel has a country feeling to it. The rondavel was spacious and the reed ceiling gives atmosphere. The best part however, was the food! The lady that cooked that day made us lick our fingers for the tasty meal she prepared.

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"Hanover Lodge Hotel has a country feeling to it. The rondavel was spacious and the reed ceiling gives atmosphere. The best part however, was the food! The lady that cooked that day made us lick our fingers for the tasty meal she prepared.

We like staying over at Hanover Lodge, as it is halfway to Cape Town and so peaceful."


"Karoo oasis"

(South Africa) Alyster Upton | 28 October 2007

"Whether you are seeking a tranquil weekend getaway or find yourself in need of a restful and convenient night-stop, the Hanover Lodge Hotel is just the place for you.

Situated smack in the middle of the Quaint Karoo town of Hanover, no more than a few hundred meters from the N1, the Hanover..."

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"Whether you are seeking a tranquil weekend getaway or find yourself in need of a restful and convenient night-stop, the Hanover Lodge Hotel is just the place for you.

Situated smack in the middle of the Quaint Karoo town of Hanover, no more than a few hundred meters from the N1, the Hanover Lodge Hotel is a marvellously refreshing survivor of the old days when South African country hospitality was un-fussed, friendly and laid-back.

There are no one-arm-bandits in the foyer, liveried Swiss receptionists or noisy fast-food restaurants there, nor will you find endless rows of identical, sterile smelling rooms off thickly carpeted windowless corridors, or the seemingly ubiquitous modern day horror of the "trust" room bar, invariably vending the wrong brand of beer in minute cans and miniature spirit bottles at horrendous prices.

The Hanover Lodge is mainly situated in a Neo-Colonial hotel style building which houses the reception desk, restaurant, DSTV-enabled TV lounge and public bar, and a few bedrooms. The rest of the accommodation comprises a number of "annex" suites and rooms conveniently located just over the tree-lined street from the main building as well as a handful of beautifully appointed "rondavels" adjacent to the annex.

Hotel service is provided exclusively by local staff and, as often as not, friendly and personable members of the family who own the hotel. Nothing is too much trouble and individual needs are provided for without delay or reluctance. Meals, served in the clean and bright restaurant, may be ordered in advance or from the bar from a simple a-la-carte menu of traditional South African dishes.

Apart from a slick, prompt e-mail reservation facility, courtesy of Rooms for Africa, we found that little had changed in the ten years since our previous stay at the Lodge and that the quaint Olde-World Karoo charm of the establishment, the town itself and the people we met was as endearing and prevalent as it had been on our very first visit in the early eighties.

For any traveller wishing to take a step back in time to the days when service meant something, peace and comfort were palpable and the hotel guest was king, a sojourn at the Hanover Lodge is a must!"


"Hanover Lodge"

(South Africa) Mrs Seiderer | 9 January 2007

"I thought the hotel was very nice and clean as well as the chalets where we stayed. It was very historic and very interesting and I particularly liked the quaint bar. The staff were very friendly and made one feel at ease immediately. It was exactly what I expected from the beautiful Karoo and it..."

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"I thought the hotel was very nice and clean as well as the chalets where we stayed. It was very historic and very interesting and I particularly liked the quaint bar. The staff were very friendly and made one feel at ease immediately. It was exactly what I expected from the beautiful Karoo and it was a great start to our holiday. "


"hanover lodge"

(South Africa) Mrs Zyl | 8 January 2007

"This is a very old historical hotel. We did not stay in the hotel, but in one of the rondawels. The staff were exceptionally friendly, and went out of their way to accommodate us at our arrival after 21h00 hrs. When we requested coffee, the order was taken with a smile, and delivered by a very fr..."

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"This is a very old historical hotel. We did not stay in the hotel, but in one of the rondawels. The staff were exceptionally friendly, and went out of their way to accommodate us at our arrival after 21h00 hrs. When we requested coffee, the order was taken with a smile, and delivered by a very friendly waiter. We had a problem with a globe that was blown, and the receptionist and waiter went all out to try to fix the problem. The room was clean, although old. They even made provision for the mossies with a mossie spray!!!! We could not enjoy any breakfast, as we left again at 5h00 the next morning, but feel that the staff at this hotel really are the friendliest we have come across in a long time. "


"The Oasis in the Karoo"

(South Africa) Mr Edwards | 5 January 2007

"If you want to find an oasis in the middle of the Karoo desert, The Hanover Lodge Hotel is certainly an unexpected surprise. Situated in the centre of a small but simple town with nothing special apparent to the first time visitor, this well preserved Hotel is a welcome sight. From the Reception thr..."

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"If you want to find an oasis in the middle of the Karoo desert, The Hanover Lodge Hotel is certainly an unexpected surprise. Situated in the centre of a small but simple town with nothing special apparent to the first time visitor, this well preserved Hotel is a welcome sight. From the Reception through to dining staff and chef all are so pleasant and friendly, and nothing is too much trouble.
Everything is done with a smile and hands-on approach. For an overnight stop the rooms are clean and simple and most acceptable. A visit to the Pub before dinner is another welcoming experience with a definite friendly atmosphere. The best is for last, in the worldly dining room where the chef cooks and serves the Best Karoo lamb chops and traditional vegetables - to make your mouth water.
We made a point of staying over again on our return trip from Cape Town and were welcomed like old friends.

We will definitely return.
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"Amazing Hanover Lodge"

(South Africa) Mr Henze | 2 October 2006

"We stayed at the Hanover Lodge and it was amazing.

The staff were delightful, the food was excellent and after travelling 1000km we sleept like babies.

Thank you to all.

We will definitely stay there on our next trip, highly recommended."


"Hanover Lodge review July 2006"

(South Africa) Mr Davies | 13 September 2006

"Arriving late meant that there was not much on offer as for food. We arrived about 7 p.m. in July, very very cold. We paid R60 for three toasted cheese sandwiches which although very tasty did not come with salad and chips as stated on the menu.

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"Arriving late meant that there was not much on offer as for food. We arrived about 7 p.m. in July, very very cold. We paid R60 for three toasted cheese sandwiches which although very tasty did not come with salad and chips as stated on the menu.

There were no tea/coffee facilities in the rooms, and we asked for a kettle so that we could make our own hot water bottles. There was no heat on in any of the rooms. The bathrooms were functional, but very dated and in need of modernizing.

The beds were very comfortable with plenty of blankets. Breakfast across in the main building was good, a heater was brought to us so that we were not too cold, even the toast came steaming!! Garaging was offered so that our car was not covered in frost in the morning. All the staff were very helpful. "