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Bushwillow Collection

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P.O Box 525 | Kuleni Game Park, 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
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Berlin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed there in late january we had the priviledge to be the only guests. The hostesses and the staff was very friendly and offered us a lot of good advise for trips and must see place in the region. The breakfast and dinner offered a good and fresh quality and the girls from the kitchen know their job very well.... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Accomodation excellent, great food and a warm and friendly atmosphere. Liz and Julien with their staff made our stay very special. We loved the tranquillity and peace and the opportunity to walk safely in the bush and share it with the animals.

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Hilton, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful place to relax and escape from the stresses of life. Extremely clean and comfortable accommodation, great food and very helpful and friendly hosts and staff. The rooms are very well equipped - and can only be described as perfect luxury in the bush.

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Brakpan, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was excellent. We were warmly greeted on our arrival. They kept us up to date on when load shedding was happening in the area. Provided us with plenty of information on excursions and activities in the area. We did an evening spider walk which was very interesting and highly recommended especially for children. The cottage was excellent, clean and... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the small, secluded Kuleni game park, well away from the bustle and tour groups of Hluhluwe, Bushwillow is a superbly run small group of tree shaded cottages offering comfort and tranquility ( unless a giraffe strolls past your stoep ). Hosts Julian and Liz were welcoming and informative, their staff obliging, and the meals delicious. Good value, eclectic and... More 

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Ballito, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do the night walk, check out spiders and scorpions. informative and fun. The house was exceptionally clean, and very comfortable. Staff are friendly and helpful. The drive to Hluhluwe game reserve is only 30km away.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

My husband, in laws and I spent the weekend at the Bushwillow Cottage and it was such a wonderful weekend away. The accommodation was more than 4 star. Clean, spacious and the most beautiful surroundings, where we walked with giraffes and Zebras and saw all different kinds of buck. We really enjoyed spending time their and will definitely be back.... More 

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Bushwillow_Lodge, Owner at Bushwillow Collection, responded to this review

Hi Michelle, Ryan and family..... I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. It was lovely to meet you, especially after our emails back and forth in planning your stay. I hope Ryan enjoyed his mountain bike ride in the area? And well done to Ryan for winning the Richards Bay 50km MTB race last weekend! Next time you visit,... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Brilliant bushwalks and birdspotting with an excellent and informed guide (thanks Ryan). I think the lodge would benefit from a small office at the Lodge itself to act as a reception and welcoming place on arrival, for all the accomodation types. Having said that, Jana did a great job. Main minus point was that the water wasn't working properly throuhout... More 

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Bushwillow_Lodge, Owner at Bushwillow Collection, responded to this review

Dear Nick, Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. It was most unfortunate that you had water problems. It was all rather a confusing situation....hot water coming out of the cold tap, then no water at all, then air blocks..... aaarrgh! The problem turned out to be a faulty pressure pump. Due... More 

Garden Route
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I have been frequenting Bushwillow for many years and not once did I or my travel companions encounter any disappointment whatsoever. The service with the friendly smiles of Jabu and Victoria is always excellent. The setting is fantastic. Wonderful peace and quiet with all the privacy you want. Although some of the cottages have extremely well appointed kitchen/dining room areas... More 

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

Dear Tiki Thank you so much for the review and taking the time to post it for us. We are happy to hear that your stay with us was one of the highlights of the trip for your guests. Bushwillow is fortunate to have teamed up with Ryan from Ukuhamba Guiding and we have a lot of positive feedback from... More 

Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

After having some major car problems, owners Liz and Julian went out of their way to assist us... even lending us their own private vehicle! I have never been shown such kindness and generosity from any hotel before. Our room, yellowwood, was stylish yet comfortable and we enjoyed the sights and sounds the african bush offered. Had it not been... More 

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

Dear Seetal To start your trip with two punctures is no joke! Liz and Julian were more than happy to help you out! I am happy to hear you could relax under the circumstances and enjoyed the surprise getaway. It was a pleasure hosting the two of you. All the best for the rest of the year and hopefully you... More 

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