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Gillitts, South Africa
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Rooms are very clean and comfortable. Meals are great and represent traditional South African meals. Staff are very friendly. Great break for families or a quiet getaway. Great place for birding. Nice viewing deck to watch animals at waterhole.

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Thank Angela20142014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed one night as a stop over spot on our trip to Phinda. The area is lovely and there is small game throughout the reserve. You are able to walk within the reserve as there are no dangerous animals. The rooms did the job and have aircon. The bathrooms are a little tired though. The food was very good...

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
Reviewed November 29, 2016

A non-pretentious, peaceful lodge amidst a gentle game park with zebras, nyalas, giraffes... Suitable for those who want to spend a day or two or more in African nature, in a comfortable log cabin, sit by the fire in the evening ... and conveniently located close to Dumazulu Zulu cultural village and Hluhluwe game park... Book a game drive with...

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SAINT PAUL
Reviewed October 18, 2016

We were part of a Grand Circle tour with 41 people, we staying here for two nights in room 24. It was at the end of the boardwalk, the last room before needing to take a shuttle. It was a pleasant unit with living room and bedroom, a refrigerator, and front and side porch. Morning and night two Red Duikers...

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BushGM, General Manager at Gooderson Bushlands Game Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments, really glad you enjoyed your stay at Bushlands and had a great "Wildlife" experience. We hope you enjoy the rest of your vacation in our beautiful country.

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed October 13, 2016

An oasis in the bush. What a pleasant surprise. The Lodge was unfortunately fully booked at the time of our reservation with a large group. The management (Courtney and Tracey) were fantastic and assisted us with a self catering unit, but arranged to include us in the breakfasts and dinners. Although they were catering for the group we were discretely...

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BushGM, General Manager at Gooderson Bushlands Game Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, we appreciate your positive comments and look forward to your return visit.

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed October 11, 2016

We were a combined family of 9: 4 adults, and 5 kids ranging from 7 to 15. 4 of our party had never been to Africa before. The lodge's guide, the amiable Siyabonga, drove us on two afternoons to Hluhluwe (half an hour's drive away) on a guided tour, and he did a fantastic job of it. The American cousins...

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BushGM, General Manager at Gooderson Bushlands Game Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are very pleased you enjoyed your family holiday and hope that your memories of Bushlands will be remembered in years to come.

Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

Great place to be, very friendly staff really taking care of you. Had some nice observations on the viewing deck. Good food around the camp fire. 2 nights enough though, moving on now to St. Lucia. Good place !

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GoodersonLeisure, Guest Relations Manager at Gooderson Bushlands Game Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Robbert E, Thank you for taking the time to leave a positive review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed yourself and got to experience our local wildlife from our viewing deck. We hope you visit us again! Regards, Gooderson Leisurea

Leuven, Belgium
Reviewed August 18, 2016

The neighorbood of the Hluhluwe valley is full of lodges from very basic to very high level. We specifically enjoyed the Gooderson Game lodge due to its authenticity, quiet atmosphere and relaxing environment. Although not specifically suited to see the big five it still heaven for the many birds one can spot. The small bedrooms are located in the reserve...

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Orlando, Florida
Reviewed June 19, 2016

Another version of a modern day camping with heat and hot water, in the middle of bush land, so peaceful and quite, you can hear natures breeze. Torch lighted very romanticwalkways to the main lodge and dining area. You can watch sunrise if you're willing to get up early. Free wifi in the dining area only. Great place to relax.

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

This lodge was a real favorite during my recent tour around South Africa. It is set in the middle of nature, and animals come close to some of the units and to the viewing area. Nice breakfast spread each morning and African style dinner served when we were there. The rooms themselves are huge, and the layouts often different from...

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair access
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Additional Information about Gooderson Bushlands Game Lodge

Address: Lot H99, Bushlands Road, Hluhluwe 3960, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Hluhluwe
Price Range: $92 - $630 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gooderson Bushlands Game Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 36
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“All rooms are in between the trees. Very peaceful with lots of birds”
 of 5 bubbles Angela20142014, yesterday | Read review
“ask for a room further away from the restaurant if you want giraffes walking past your lodge or closer if you don't want to walk to dinner”
 of 5 bubbles Skebenga, Nov 29, 2016 | Read review
“Lovely rooms sorrounded by natures beauty all around.”
 of 5 bubbles Danube13, Jun 19, 2016 | Read review
“Visit the water hole and walk out in the field to be with the animals”
 of 5 bubbles Frank077, Apr 4, 2016 | Read review
“Stay far away from the 'Executive Lodge'”
  • Sunrise on the deck (unit 15)
  • Unit 15 - bedroom
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  • Executive Lodge - outside room 27
 of 5 bubbles ShiSandy2015, Oct 28, 2015 | Read review
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