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Bushriver Lodge

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R40, Mica | Along the Olifants River, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a fantastic overnight stop. Great facilities with thoughtful host. Beautiful accommodation and the most spectacular deck overlooking the Olifants River. Those who self-cater can expect a very well-appointed kitchen with most mod-cons. Stay as long as you can!!

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've met very nice accommodation and great hosts! It was a fun time and we enjoyed a nice spontaneous and unexpected BBQ upon our arrival. Thank you so much for taking care of us! Greetings from Germany

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having booked our flights to SA from UK, we were late booking our accommodation for a self drive stay in Kruger Park resulting in no available accommodation for our first two nights. We were fortunate to book at Bushriver Lodge for two nights after surfing the Blyde River Canyon area. Although a little further north than intended, we were very... More 

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Wessel-Bushriver, General Manager at Bushriver Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Carole. What can I say to such an awesome review. Thank you very much for the kind words.....and the marketing......!!! More 

Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains, Reunion Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great, great time for our (sadly) only night at Bushriver Lodge. We wish we had more time to enjoy the perfectly equipped house by the river. Every day feels like an adventure (driving at night among the dozens of bucks inside the reserve, seeing the hippos grazing by the lodge, watching a crocodile floating, safely from the... More 

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Wessel-Bushriver, General Manager at Bushriver Lodge, responded to this review

Vincent, we are looking forward to have you guys back, and surely for longer than the last visit. It is always nice to see the wildlife so close and in their natural surroundings. More 

Haarlem, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed with the kids in the River house. Close to the river, amazing view ons the river from a large sun deck and our own pool. Great service on cleaning, laundery etc. An amazing place in the wild.

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Wessel-Bushriver, General Manager at Bushriver Lodge, responded to this review

I am glad you have enjoyed the Riverhouse. It is very nice with the pool and the deck overlooking the river. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great experience. Accommodation really great. Prepare first time visitors about the other lodges you have to pass through. We did not have any meals. We will highly recommend this venue to our friends and the market place.

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Thank you for taking time to write us this lovely review. More 

Heidelberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took me longer than expected to finally submit my review but the memories of our stay did not fade. We loved our stay at the Bushriver Lodge and the lodge is definitely among those accomodations we will stay on our next visit. Our room with this nice, big bathtub at the window overlooking the river was so great! The premises... More 

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Wessel-Bushriver, General Manager at Bushriver Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. What kind words..... We try to offer an experience that is home away from home..... and spice it up with true South African hospitality!!!!!! I am glad to read that you experienced just that.... And as you said, you surely will visit Bushriver again...... what dates should I book........? More 

Inhambane, Mozambique
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We stayed at this lodge, in one of the family rooms, for two nights. Initially we were only suppose to stay one night but as soon as we arrived we decided that we wanted to stay so that we could have time to enjoy our room and the big bathtub with a view towards the hippo river outside. The kitchen... More 

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Wessel-Bushriver, General Manager at Bushriver Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Cecilia. When guests decide to stay longer than planned, it says something ..... and you said it all....... Thank you for the review. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

What a brilliant experience! We went to Bushriver Lodge for Ladies Week away. Did not know what to expect, but what a surprise!!!! Most beautiful place I have seen in a long time! In the heart of the Lowveld. The service was of a top standard! What we requested we got and with a smile! We would like to thank... More 

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Wessel-Bushriver, General Manager at Bushriver Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks Lindi. I am glad that we could be of "service" to you. Lovely comments such as yours warms our hearts and makes hard work and what we do worthwile ten times over. I truly hope we will see you back at Bushriver soon again. More 

Hamburg, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We had a very good time in this lodge. The staff was very friedly and caring. The house and our room were excellent. Wildlife to hear and see very close to the house with being on a safe balcony or veranda was geat!

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Happy to see you enjoyed your stay at Bushriver Lodge. There is just nothing that can match waking up to the sounds of the wild animals and birds. More 

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