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Bushwillow Collection

4.0 of 5 P.O Box 525, Hluhluwe 3960, South Africa (Formerly Bushwillow Lodge)
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ballito, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the yellow suite. this unit is quiet and secluded with a private swimming pool. All that you need for a private self catering stay is catered for. The unit has glass sliding doors that can open on 2 sides putting you in nature in comfort. It is a short walk to the lodge where you have breakfast... More 

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Eshowe, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed over at Red Ivory from the 19 - 22 December 2014. An absolute beautiful location. Attention to detail in the rooms and excellent quality appliances. Dinner at lodge on Friday night was worth every penny. The breakfasts delivered to our room every morning was simple, but divine. Got cajoled by my wife to do the Spider walk with... More 

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Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bushwillow allowed us to truly escape into the bush, with animals such as Giraffe, Warthog and Duiker walking in front of our secluded Honeymoon suite. The staff were very friendly, and we highly recommend everyone staying here does the Spider-Walk!

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Cape Town, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the red Ivory for 4 nights. Such a beautiful, secluded little unit tucked away from the lodge. An absolute must for anyone that wants to break away. Perfect honeymoon venue. The service was great and the people extremely friendly. They go out of their way to make the stay very pleasurable and Jana gave great advice for... More 

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Bushwillow_Lodge, Jana_Guest Hostess at Bushwillow Collection, responded to this review

Dear Heinrich & Michaela, Once again, congratulations to you both and the team from Bushwillow wishes you all the best for your future together. It was such a pleasure having you stay at Bushwillow and I am glad to hear that everyone went out of their way; that’s what we strive for here at Bushwillow. I enjoy my job so... More 

Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We had three nights here in the Yellow boutique and it was very relaxing and everything that we had expected from seeing photos and reviews. The kitchen was well equipped and having the game park on your doorstep (literally!) is very different. On our first night we had dinner in the main house (a nice braai of Kudu fillet) and... More 

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Bushwillow_Lodge, Jana_Guest Hostess at Bushwillow Collection, responded to this review

Dear Graham & Laura, Thank you so much for the lovely review, to say it was the best accommodation on your trip made my day! We do however worry that guests come with high expectations and we do feel that we are quite modest in what we have to offer. I remember Ryan coming back from the spider walk that... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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84 reviews 84 reviews
20 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We are staying in the cottage and enjoy every minute of it. If you need a place to wind down without the hustle and bustle of the city, then this is the place for you. Here is not even TV in the cottage. The nature and game around us is exactly what we want. The cottage is beautiful and everything... More 

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Bushwillow_Lodge, Jana_Guest Hostess at Bushwillow Collection, responded to this review

Dear Christo, Thank you for the review. The cottage is definitely the best place if you just want to relax, sit on the deck or in the Jacuzzi and enjoy the animals pass by. I am thrilled to hear that you appreciated not having a TV or any of the other techno 'stuff' that is so often expected as the... More 

Ballito, South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

From the minute we have made the booking it was a pleasure dealing with the owner and to meet with her staff we could see who is setting the example. Well done Liz.The cherry on top was the beautiful private unit in the brightest of yellow you can imagine, with its own private plunge pool. Everything was right - there... More 

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Bushwillow_Lodge, Owner at Bushwillow Collection, responded to this review

Hi Tebra, we did not meet but we had some good chats on the phone before your visit. I am sure Jana and the ladies looked after you well. Sorry I did not get a chance to meet you myself... my dearest Ridgeback puppy was poorly and took up much of my time. She's now back to good health! Considering... More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
31 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

This place can only be given a rave review - it was one of our favourite places in many years of holidays to South Africa. We stayed in one of the Boutique Cottages which are within the Kuleni reserve (a former pineapple farm that has been allowed to regenerate to natural bush). The rooms are exactly as advertised, high grade... More 

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Bushwillow_Lodge, Jana_Guest Hostess at Bushwillow Collection, responded to this review

Dear Tim & Ffion, Thanks for the detailed review on our Yellowwood Boutique room. Liz is happy to know you enjoyed the quirky design and she enjoyed her chat with you as well! It was lovely meeting the two of you and I am so glad that you enjoyed the time with Ryan as well. Mkuze game reserve is a... More 

Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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216 reviews 216 reviews
95 hotel reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We stayed in Red Ivory and self-catered. It is very well equipped and still very new and modern. It was unfortunate for us that the weather was poor for our 3 nights and we could not make use of the pool. A little bit style over substance: it could do with some armchairs inside as we could not sit outside... More 

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Bushwillow_Lodge, Jana_Guest Hostess at Bushwillow Collection, responded to this review

Dear Glen & Davina, Unfortunately we have overcast days and every day we hope that today is the day that we will get the rain! If the sun shone every day for our guests then the bush and animals would be in even bigger trouble than they already are! The bush is very dry and our animals are struggling and... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We had a wonderful hotel and perfekt stay at bushwillow. The team and charming sourrounding was extraordinary. Further the service, breakfast and all the recommended tours gave us an image of the southafrican wildlife.

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Bushwillow_Lodge, Jana_Guest Hostess at Bushwillow Collection, responded to this review

Sorry not to recognise you from the review. Often I can put 2+2 together, but not in this case. We have had quite a few Austrian visitors recently, which is nice. Thank you so much for the review, I am so glad to hear that the Bushwillow team could contribute to your experience. Warm wishes, Jana More 

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Address: P.O Box 525, Hluhluwe 3960, South Africa (Formerly Bushwillow Lodge)
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Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Hluhluwe
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Hotel Class:4 star — Bushwillow Collection 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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