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“Still a secret hideaway, so close to Johannesburg”

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Badgerleur Bush Lodge
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Greylingstad
Reviewed September 30, 2013

If is hard to imagine that there can be wildlife destination just next to that stretch of N3 on the way to Villiers from Johannesburg. But the hills to the east of the highway hold this small but beautiful and well-stocked reserve. The lodge's setting is in a valley with a permanent dam, surrounded by impressive rocky and bush-covered hills. Conducted walks and game drives provide closer access to the animals, birds and trees. We have stayed at Badgerleur three times over the last four years, and have always been impressed by the welcome, the clean luxurious accommodation, and the excellent food. The owner-manager is clearly passionate about his lodge and has a wealth of knowledge about wildlife, farming and the geography of this beautiful but quite unknown part of our country.

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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Doug pullen P, Owner at Badgerleur Bush Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2013

Dear Eckhard
Thank you for the kind words it is much appreciated Bryan and the Badgerleur team enjoyed hosting you and your wife. a very special thank you for the mail with the latest updated birding list for our area I am sure many of our guests will benefit and enjoy having this information.
Look forward to seeing you back soon.
Regards
Doug

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Reviewed August 26, 2013

Had an amazing time at Badgerleur Bush Lodge. The team do their utmost to make you feel at home. There is a lot of privacy, but they are always on hand if you need something. The location is ideal and has a spectacular view. You feel like you're miles away from everything else and can only enjoy the view and relax. The room we stayed in was beautifully presented and had everything we needed.We would definitely give the maximum rate if there was a swimming pool.
Thank you so much Badgerleur Bush Team... We will be back in summer.

Jessica & Roelof

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Doug pullen P, Owner at Badgerleur Bush Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2013

Dear Eckhard
Thank you for the kind words it is much appreciated Bryan and the Badgerleur team enjoyed hosting you and your wife. a very special thank you for the mail with the latest updated birding list for our area I am sure many of our guests will benefit and enjoy having this information.
Look forward to seeing you back soon.

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Reviewed August 9, 2013

We have stayed at Badgerleur a few times over the past few years and have always enjoyed ourselves. It's close to joburg and in a beautiful location. The rooms are clean and cosy, the staff warm and friendly. And the food is great and gets better every time.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Thank TeenaB
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Doug pullen P, Owner at Badgerleur Bush Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2013

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Reviewed March 9, 2013

After an extremely secenic drive and getting lost in the process, we finally arrived at Badgerleur's. Although not very well signed, the lodge is far removed from the concrete jungle and when driving into their main gates you know you have arrived and have left the citified chaos behind you, you can't help but immediately succumb to its peaceful bliss.

Badgerleur Bush Lodge promises a unique experience and within our short stay there they surpassed all expectation with regards to giving us an exclusive experience. On arrival we were warmly greeted with drinks, while staff took our baggage to our rooms. That afternoon we went on a wonderful game drive and saw 3 rhino in which we were only about 5 meters from. We were so close that we could hear them graze. To end a superb game drive, our very knowledgable game ranger took us to a top of a hill for sundowners and snacks.

There are very few things that please me more than having a comfortable bed and enjoying extraordinary food and service. Badgerleur's has an abundance of all three. The rooms are lovely and perfectly compliment the beautiful reserve you are in. Their beds are most definitely made for a King and if measured I am sure their beds are bigger and better than your standard king sized bed.

The food is simply outstanding. We were served a private dinner in their Boma, complete with a beautiful table setting in front of a huge bonfire. William, their self trained Chef, is nothing short of a master in the kitchen. Having eaten out extensively including eating at fine dining restaurants, Williams skills in preparing beef fillet and lamb surpasses that of anything I have ever tasted.

The service at Badgerleur's is "home grown" - you can see the innate love all their staff have for he lodge, guests and game reserve. If you are looking for a unique, breath-taking game reserve experience, look no further than Badgerleur's.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Doug pullen P, Owner at Badgerleur Bush Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2014

Thank you for the kind words it was our pleasure hosting you at Badgerleur Bush Lodge and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future
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Doug

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Reviewed May 23, 2014
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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Gordon H P, Owner at Badgerleur Bush Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2014

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Reviewed February 21, 2014
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Badgerleur Bush Lodge

Address: GPS coordinates | S26 49 36, Greylingstad 1560, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Greylingstad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Greylingstad
Price Range: $247 - $262 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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