Throughout our trip along the garden route we were eagerly looking forward to our four days at Bush Lodge. The reviews were great so the bar was set very high. Thankfully we were not to be disappointed.
From arrival to departure we experienced a very high level of service. The initial drive to the lodge was made more exciting by spotting the herd of Giraffes on the way in! On arrival at the lodge were greeted warmly with a drink and a smile and shown to our wonderful tented hut. It was very special with some great touches that I shall keep secret. Throughout the stay the room was immaculately kept. The complimentary soft drinks in the huts were a nice touch beyond the free drinks in the bar.
The food served throughout was of a high standard and reflected the diverse environment found out in the game park. Everything was cooked to order and you were never left feeling hungry. Godfrey the chef was a delight and made time to come out and chat to the guests. I would particularly single out his freshly made fruit and nut bread as being extremely tasty and welcome after a cool drive in the morning.
The game drives went beyond our expectations. Our ranger Elbie was a real joy and we were extremely fortunate to have such an experienced guide to this amazing place. Her instincts were spot on and we will never forget some of our close encounters with the big 5. Despite staying four days every drive was unique and very often tailored to meet requests.
Overall we would thoroughly recommend Bush Lodge to anyone looking for a special safari experience and will treasure our memories from a wonderful stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discreetly positioned in the bush at the top end of an open valley in the reserve, each of the superlative en-suite, tented and thatched suites overlook a watering point with big sky views.Each suite has a secluded private viewing deck with intimate plunge pool. Within the spacious interior hot and cold air-conditioning, an atmospheric fireplace, large oval bath and romantic alfresco double showers make this the perfect bush retreat. ... more less