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Bushlands Game Lodge

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   P.o. Box 79, Hluhluwe 3960, South Africa
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Ranked #7 of 7 hotels in Hluhluwe
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jo9999 Ormeau, Australia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Ormeau, Australia
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in a self catering unit. These were pleasant enough although the lounge kitchen area was on the small side particularly considering these are 6 sleepers and the kids go in the lounge. Great playground for kids we could look out over. The BBQ grill was missing, luckily place wasn't full took from next door. One afternoon we could... More

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Hamar, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We were a group of 20 booked for a period of 4 days from 2 - 6 January 2013. I personally made our bookings through SA Places 7 months prior and requested specific self-catering units. I paid everything upfront and our specific lodging was confirmed. On arrival we were allocated completely different rooms, our rooms had already been given to... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

First time staying at Bushlands self catering units. Bathroom in a terrible state....bath dirty and floor dirty as well. Linen on bunk beds not clean...even hairs in the top bunk. Roasting tray was dirty with old fat in it. There were no bath towels and when they did bring towels, only left 5 and there were 6 of us....! But... More

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Durban, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

After having stayed at Bushlands and not finding anything available in the area we decided to try Bushlands again. 1st night we found that there was a terrible smell around the area of the Chalet.The next morning there was no water available. We reported and water came on again after another hour. We than discovered that the sewage pit next... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

We were extremely disappointed first by the reception we received on arrival and the non existent help we received getting to our room/cabin set deep in the trees. The fire drill posted in the room says to phone emergency number in case of fire, difficult as there was No phone. The room was clean but the bathroom needs updating. The... More

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Durban, South Africa
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15 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

We recently spend 3 nights in the self catering. The bedrooms had comfortable beds and the chalet was serviced daily. Kitchen is too basic, no working area. The chalet was in need of repair.As we had continuous rain for 2 days the gutters were leaking badly onto the verandah. We saw Nyala, duiker quite a few times from the verandah... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

I've given this 5 stars rather than 4 because of the excellent service and attention to detail of the staff working here. I only stayed for one night while touring Zululand with my tour guide. Bushlands was an excellent choice on her part and an unforgettable experience. Rooms are evelvated log cabin style units connected by walkways through the bush.... More

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Shelly Beach, South Africa
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

My husband and I spent the weekend at Bushlands Game Lodge in Janauary 2012. Bushlands is made up of individual log-cabin style units. Our particular unit (No.6) was set right in the sand forest. The units are connected to one another and to the dining-room and reception area etc by raised board-walks. Our room was very comfortable and the lodge... More

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United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

We stayed here for two nights self catering, and the rooms were just fantastic. Tastefully decorated with air con in both bedrooms which get serviced daily. The lodges are clustered togethor but there is enough privacy, with sturdy boardwalks linking them all. The pool is a godsend in the hot weather! We had the buffet for one night which was... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2011

Cabins/lodges much as described by others - quiet, comfortable, well serviced but a little tire looking. Self guided walks very enjoyable. Saw giraffe, impala, kyala, wildebeest, zebra, vervet monkeys and thick tailed bush babies plus many birds. Game warden escorted trip to Hluhluwe game reserve itself well worthwhile. Saw buffalo, rhino, elephant, warthog, zebra, and many antelope types. Take warm,... More

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Address: P.o. Box 79, Hluhluwe 3960, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Hluhluwe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Bushlands Game Lodge 3*
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