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Memela Bush Lodge, Maputaland

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2 Black Rock Road | Kosi Bay, Maputaland Coastal Forest Reserve, South Africa
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Memela Bush Lodge, Maputaland
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town
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6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Exactly what we where looking for, relaxing, quiet, peaceful, and plenty of activities nearby. The accommodation is rustic, but comfortable. Food is great, beyond expectations. You can see that Willis has been in the industry for a while, and been involved with some upmarket lodges, he has brought some of these luxury touches to his own lodge. Its the small... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

There is a peacefulness and calmness that envelopes Memela Bush Lodge. It is truly a hidden gem. To our host with the most (Willis & his beautiful family) we cannot thank you enough for your unparalleled hospitality, generosity and warmth. The delicious home-cooked meals, the privilege of watching the sunset near the hippo pools, the trips to paradise-like beaches. I... More

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

This is such a piece of heaven! Me my wife and our friends stayed for sadly only one week, but boy was it worth it! The surrounding scenery is spectacular, from the bush vibe/atmosphere of the lodge, chalets and tents to the hippo pools. The food was to good to be true, from Springbuck stew to the best pizzas and... More

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Denderleeuw, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Willis and his family took really good care of us. The food is excellent and they served us the best filet-steak ever! You can make very beautiful day-trips in the surroundings, we went whale watching, took a trip on the lakes, went to the beach... You feel like your in paradise. This is a unique experience, Willis and his family... More

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

Memela bush camp is an amazing place where the owners go the extra mile to make your stay perfect. It is not a posh place, but the beuatiful rondavel and hut rooms are spotlessly clean, the outdoor bathroom makes you feel in paradise and the food they serve is lovely. Our son has a gluten allergy and they took very... More

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

Our family stayed at Memela for 2 nights as part of a Kosi Bay hiking trip organized through Active Escapes. We really loved this place, run by Willis and his wife Janie. Memela provides basic accommodations, but it is incredibly attractive and atmospheric . Willis, who built the bungalows himself, put lots of thought into their design—I'd call them primitive... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

Willis and Janie (yanni) were great hosts and although the lodging is simple (outdoor toilet and shower, battery lights), the food was great and the guiding professional. We were able to see the Palm Nut Vulture, a particular wish, and also found baby loggerhead turtles at night hatching and heading for the ocean. Willis had only said he would try... More

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Goes, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

very primitive, but I am glad I experienced it. Bush shower. diner with Willes and Jaanie at the table. Beautiful view over the land and dunes. Willes arranged for us a encounter with a herd of humpbacks. Fantastic just the four of us, willes and the captain in a small zodiac. 2 85 horsepower engines, it was just enough to... More

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Address: 2 Black Rock Road | Kosi Bay, Maputaland Coastal Forest Reserve, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Maputaland Coastal Forest Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Memela Bush Lodge, Maputaland South Africa/Maputaland Coastal Forest Reserve

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We are a welcoming small bush camp and if you don’t have your own 4x4 we take you around in a 4×4 vehicle and show you our paradise. A C T I V I T I E S – It is either a relaxing rest or an adventure holiday,where we will be out all day on the beaches, snorkeling, canoe on rivers,SCUBA or snorkel from a boat in open ocean and going to Tembe, a big 5 gamereserve or Ndumo, the birders paradise. You choose. We are flexible andoften do things on the spur of the moment and enjoy the moment.T H E B U S H LODGE – Memela Bush Lodge in Maputaland is a small intimatelodge. We accommodate guests in bush style chalets. Each hut has an onsuite shower and bush toilet. We tried to preserve the bush experience.We serve excellent home cooked meals European and traditional Afrikaans (breakfasts, lunches and dinners) “venison and seafood on request”served in the main house or a picnic lunch when out for the day.Solar panels provide enough lights at night. When essential a generator cansupply a few hours of electricity per day.THE BUSH CAMP – Memela Bush Camp is also an intimate private self catering tented camp available to groups or families. We accommodate 12 guests in safari bow tents kitted with beds and linen. The campsite has a central fully kitted kitchen, ablutions and fire boma.regardsWillis and JanieI ... more   less 
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