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Bushwise Safaris

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Reviewed April 19, 2015

Great location on the river overlooking the Kruger Park allowed us to view game on the river banks from the minute we got there. Great hosts who accommodated us well from the rooms, meals and activities. Lovely plunge pool, boom and bar!

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BushwiseSafaris, Owner at Bushwise Safaris, responded to this review

Hi Helen, It was an absolute pleasure to have you and your family stay with us. You were one of those 'low maintenance' groups who were appreciative about everything, your children were very well behaved (Believe me - we had a few monsters here in the past :-) and it was great to see how you all enjoyed it here...

Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 7, 2015

Super accommodation and food and easy trip to the park. Views of the Crocodile river from the room. We self drove and despite summertime and thick bush we saw lots of animals including 4 of the big 5 - no leopards! and many birds. The breakfast was excellent and staff friendly, informative and efficient Definitely recommended!!

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Phil and Penny It was great meeting you both, thanks for the nice evening and interesting conversation, Pity you could not stay longer. Always nice to hear that our guests enjoyed their stay with us. Please come visit again any time. Tim

polokwane
Reviewed March 31, 2015

Natural beauty, welcoming staff, excellent service beyond expectation, safe and peaceful. loved it a lot. e will definitely recommend. I will go back anytime. thank you so much. it was amazing trip...

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Hi Eugenia Thanks so much for your kind words. We corresponded so much before your arrival date it felt like a friend was coming to visit! Glad you had a good time at Bushwise and looking forward to see you again in the near future. Tim and Annette

Reviewed March 29, 2015

Our 30th anniversary 7 night stay at Bushwise was simply the best experience ever. Tranquility is king - no TV nor radio just the sounds of wild animals and serenity, Their hospitality was amazing both from the host & staff. It was a home from home experience, nothing was too much trouble to make your stay as pleasant as possible....

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Hi Craig Thank you for choosing Bushwise to celebrate your 30 year anniversary it was was our pleasure to have the two of you at the lodge we are looking forward seeing you next year and having the pleasure of showing your son and family what an exciting experence it is to go on Safari in Kruger. Hope you have...

Sydney
Reviewed March 21, 2015

We have been to Sabi Sands private game lodges twice (yes, top choice if you have the money). We have been to Kruger Sanpark lodges 4 times (you are ready to get out of gates as the sun rises but although the lodges are now better than 10 years ago, they are still sort of basic...). Marloth Park an Bushwise...

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Hi Kati Tim and I just came back from a cycle tour. We've been riding on the Panorama route - slept in the bush where ever we got tired, it was magic! One night we slept near one of the many water falls along the way and had a lovely picnic breakfast when we woke up - it rained during...

Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed March 18, 2015

We had such a wonderful time at Bushwise Safari Lodge! We only had a few days at the lodge and Tim and Annette really worked with us and helped us chose activities for our short trip! Very hospitable. Beautiful property, and everything was great! Nothing bad to say. Food was great. It was our 11year anniversary and the dinners were...

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Hi Halle Thanks so much for your kind words and lovely review, it is such a pity that you could not stay for longer. The full day safari and sunset drive are definitely two of our most popular activities. The behavior of the animals during the day and at night time are completely different. On the sunset drive you also...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed January 29, 2015

Had an awesome time at Bushwise, my family loved and enjoyed it, the kids had a ball with the pool...the home cooking meal is to die for. We would highly recommend Bushwise...its the best!!! The room had a lovely view...facing the crocodile river and the Kruger park across the river. Lovey walking trails...we took a walk stunning!!

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Hi Hlobsile Our guests all went to bed and Tim and I decided to spend some time in the pool in the beautiful moonlight - this time of the year the water is nice and warm even at night time. The sounds of the bush at night are amazing, it feels like one has to whisper not to break the...

Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden
Reviewed January 25, 2015

Had the best stay at Bushwise Safaris and can strongly recommend it. Familiar and friendly staff. Very nice lodges and genuine food. Affordable game drives in Kruger Park is arranged by the staff. Simply excellent!

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Hi Erik I feel so guilty because the only time I had available to spend with the two of you was during our trip from and too the airport. My apologies that I was so busy during your stay. It always warms the heart to hear that our guests had an amazing stay with us and enjoyed all the safaris...

Halmstad, Sweden
Reviewed January 15, 2015

A familiar, friendly, "no problem" place to be. A small but very nice pool from where you can relax and spot wild animals very close. Excelent guides!! Thank you David:)) We stayed in the "new" house wich was very, very nice!!! We can highly recomend this place!!

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Hi Jorgen You were one of those couples that we would just love to welcome back here, David also mentioned that you were so appreciative about everything and really nice company to be with. Glad you enjoyed it here and you had a great game viewing safari - after all this is why people come here for isn't it, to...

Orleans, France
Reviewed January 6, 2015

We spent 3 days at Bushwise Safari in a family trip. This place is really beautiful, so quiet, with a kind of magic as you enjoy a wonderful view of the crocodile river below, hear the hippos at night and enjoy your dinner under the stars. Our stay here was amazing, Tim and Annette are really kind, they do and...

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Bushwise S, Owner at Bushwise Safaris, responded to this review

Hello again So glad you got your camera back at last, hope to get some of the nice pictures that you took. You were a lovely group of people to have here, pity I could not spend more time with you all. We have a family gathering of 21 people at the moment - some of them from overseas. Great...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The best of Africa distilled into one lodge - Bushwise Safaris. Situated on the banks of the Crocodile River overlooking the Kruger Park, Bushwise Safari Lodge combines the real Kruger Safari experience with accommodation boasting a unique ambiance true to the safari adventure you are seeking. Watch the animals by the river from our big open balcony or swimming pool. Become part of the African night, hear the roar of lions, the call of hyenas and the grunting of hippos coming from the dark. Become part of Africa! We specialize in open vehicle safaris, sunset drives and morning walks inside the Kruger Park. Other activities include Tiger fishing, elephant back safaris, micro light flights, quad biking, horse riding and historical tours to Maputo and Swaziland as well as a day trip on the Panorama route ... more   less 

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Address: PO Box 909 | Marloth Park, Marloth Park 1340, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Marloth Park
Price Range: $130 - $137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bushwise Safaris 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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“Upstairs bedrooms have better views or ask for the executive suite for added comfort. Their Kruger park safari's wont disappoint.”
barryd933, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Second floor rooms have the best river view.”
54dl, Feb 13, 2017 | Read review
“Our room had a tub and no shower. Ought to check when booking if a problem. It was also very tricky to open/close our sliding door.”
TNgal1062, Oct 4, 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs is best”
Jergasmeister, May 28, 2016 | Read review
“Top room has a view looking into The Kruger National Park directly.”
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kYuji, Feb 27, 2016 | Read review
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