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Bushriver Lodge
3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   R40, Mica | Along the Olifants River, Hoedspruit, South Africa   |  
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Pretoria, South Africa
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“Emelia Janse van Rensburg”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Thank you for a special stay at Bushriver Lodge. It was wonderful to rest in the bushveld while the hippos are right in front of us in the Olifantsriver. Thanx again Wessel for your hospitality. We will be back.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

We had our intimate wedding at Bushriver Lodge and WOW what an awesome experience!

Firstly the Rooms are absolutely amazing, overlooking the river filled with crocs and hippo’s
The deck comes alive at night with flood lights or have a romantic braai in their fire pit.

Finally the service was just fantastic! We were taken care of from the second we arrived till the second we left. Wessel is brilliant at what he does and knows how to make a bride stress free!
Anyone planning a small wedding, this is definitely something to look at!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Bushriver Lodge

Address: R40, Mica | Along the Olifants River, Hoedspruit, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Hoedspruit
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 79 Specialty lodging in Hoedspruit
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Bushriver Lodge 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bushriver Lodge is a private game lodge situated 25km from Hoedspruit on the banks of the Olifants River in the Limpopo Province. We offer the discerning guest fully catered or self-catering accommodation in luxury units with en-suite bathroom facilities and air-conditioning. Each unit has a fully equipped kitchen and private braai area. For bigger groups we have the Hlatifula main Lodge which can sleep up to 13 guests in 4 private rooms , en suite. Marula Camp is a 4- bedroom rondawel , perfect for families with children . Riverhouse is a private 2-bedroom 2-bathroom house with own pool and deck , and a thatch lapa verandah and braai area . Kingfisher Cottage is a 2 bedroom , 1 bathroom cottage with own patio and braai area , situated close to Riverhouse and can be booked together for larger groups We have 2 swimming pools that provide a chance to cool off during the hot summer days. Main pool is centrally situated and can be accessed by the whole camp, the other is for the private pleasures of the Hlatifula lodge. Being centrally situated, it is the ideal place from which to explore the Kruger National Park and surrounding lowveld. A wide range of activities are offered to ensure that your stay with us remain as memorable as can be. Essentially, Bushriver Safari Lodge is a destination suitable for singles, couples, romantics, families and groups. With its diverse offerings of wildlife, river frontage position, luxury accommodation options and well appointed position for day outings to all the major attractions like the Kruger Park and other places you may want to visit, all makes it a winning destination of choice. Set deep in the heart of the African bushveld, and teaming with wild and bird life of a diverse nature, Bushriver Lodge can offer to you an amazing game viewing experience. Game viewing opportunities are constantly available to ensure that all our visitors get to enjoy the feel of an African safari. If you prefer an adventurous walk in the bush, or prefer to sit back, relax and view the activity of Hippos and Crocodiles in the river, it's all here. The opportunity to join a game drive to see the Big 5 are available. To elaborate on the game viewing options which Bushriver Lodge has to offer: A gentle morning stroll along the river will relax your senses, or for the more energetic, bush walks are always exciting. Game drives provide guests with the opportunity to view the game from an open vehicle. Wildlife photographers paradise. Bird watchers can enjoy the abundance of birds in the natural bush. Combine stargazing and the sounds of the night life of the wild. Game viewing is but one of the specialities which Bushriver Lodge offers as a four star African Game Lodge. ... more   less 
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