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Bushwa Private Game Lodge

Vaalwater 0530 South Africa
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#5 of 54 Specialty lodging in Vaalwater
Perched high on a koppie with expansive views of the Waterberg Mountains, Bushwa Private Game Lodge is the perfect spot for a weekend safari in a malaria free area in the Limpopo Province. This luxurious lodge has a variety of accommodation options, including a luxury safari tent and chalets with private balconies. There's even a remote, romantic treehouse overlooking a waterhole that certainly sets the standard in terms of an exclusive romantic wilderness experience. Bushwa offers a variety of activities from guided game drives, to lazy days at the swimming pool and soothing spa treatments. Bushwa is a piece of bushveld paradise designed to relax the soul and engulf the senses.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Airport transportation
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Secured parking
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Wine / champagne
Sun deck
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Laundry service
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Room features
Private balcony
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans


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Vaalwater 0530 South Africa
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Polokwane Airport83 miSee all flights
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deannev687 wrote a review Aug 2021
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The service was brilliant! I was sick during my stay and they made such an effort to look after me and arranged for my food to be brought to my room, nothing was too much effort. The view from the room was so lovely, room was clean and food was great. The only con really is that they don't have any of the big game at the lodge.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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lindavdm2021 wrote a review Jun 2021
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Me and my husband really enjoyed our stay. The surroundings (view) was breathtaking, our room very tidy and beautifully decorated. The food was very good and the personnel very friendly and helpful! We will definitely try to visit again. Value for money stay.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Sleep Quality
Kevin B wrote a review May 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa13 contributions
From the moment we arrived to the moment we left we were waited on hand and foot, our every need was anticipated and met with absolute warmth! My wife is 8 months pregnant and we booked our stay as a last little break before the arrival of our baby. The staff were attentive to the last detail. Our hosts Nicola and Stiaan (also our game ranger and guide) were exceptional and took our experience to a whole other level. Our daily meals were hosted by either Nicola or Stiaan and were prepared by Elizabeth, our chef. Each menu was different, but each one equally as delicious! We could taste and see the passion that went onto every plate. Stiaan took us out for a daily afternoon game drive (we opted to skip the morning drives) and went out of his way to show us EVERYTHING the reserve had to offer. And we saw pretty much everything. About halfway through the two-hour excursion we would stop for sundowners and share some interesting, light-hearted conversation before heading back to the lodge. If I had to mention everything that made Bushwa such a lovely experience this could easily turn into an essay, rather than a review. We will definitely be going back and visiting again!
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Room Tip: We stayed in Chalet #3 and the sunset views were great
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Lourens W wrote a review May 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa105 contributions27 helpful votes
Bushwa is a beautiful, secluded hideaway for couples looking for an extraordinary bush retreat. The team at Bushwa is very accommodating in making your stay as special and memorable as possible. The bush spa is a great treat. We were staying in the tree house overlooking a waterhole. The tree house also has a deck where you can spend your lazy afternoons listening to the sounds of the bush and enjoying a drink while being mesmerised by the beautiful sunset. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are an absolute treat. Two safari trips per day are a available where you can see the beautiful buffalo roaming the farm. They also have Roan and Sable. Bushwa will definitely see us again! Great hospitality, great service! Thank you Bushwa. Lourens and Natasha
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Book the tree house for a true city escape.
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Fiona M wrote a review Apr 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa44 contributions39 helpful votes
We visited Bushwa to celebrate a milestone birthday and wedding anniversary. From the moment we stepped out of the car, we experienced hospitality and service like no other. Our hostess and game ranger went out of their way to make us feel as if we were the only guests to ever stay at Bushwa! Being a small lodge, there were very few guests so we never felt crowded and actually enjoyed the shared conversations on the game drives and around the fire at night. We stayed in the tented chalet which added a special touch to the luxury of the whole lodge. The peace and quiet at Bushwa was special. We never felt rushed, or busy - just waited on hand and foot, with a few good laughs thrown in by Stiaan, the entertaining game ranger! I would highly recommend a break at Bushwa if you are looking for tranquility, excellent service, fresh air and personal attention. Thank you Marius, Nicola, Elizabeth and Stiaan (and Johan who was mostly behind the scenes).
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Date of stay: April 2021
$265 - $328 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaLimpopo ProvinceWaterbergVaalwater
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bushwa Private Game Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Bushwa Private Game Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at Bushwa Private Game Lodge?
Top room amenities include a refrigerator, a mosquito net, and a view of the mountains.
What food & drink options are available at Bushwa Private Game Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Bushwa Private Game Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bushwa Private Game Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Does Bushwa Private Game Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Bushwa Private Game Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Bushwa Private Game Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.