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Ljubljana, Slovenia
Reviewed 1 week ago

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...

Thank Skebenga
Reviewed 18 October 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...

1Thank KTSunny
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 13 October 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...

1Thank afroconf
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 11 October 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...

1Thank alisonandfamily23
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 2 September 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 !

3Thank Robbert E
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 18 August 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...

2Thank Philip3012
Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 19 June 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.

1Thank Danube13
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 19 June 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...

Thank Jann1953
Bonita Springs, FL
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Very nice lodge in the national park. Accommodations were fine and well kept up. Rooms were air conditioned. The rooms in the section I stayed in were all individual cabins connected by raised walkways. All had very large porches. One of the big plusses was the large open field where giraffes, zebras, etc roamed freely. The area had no predators...

Thank Frank077
Reviewed 20 January 2016

Friendly staff en very nice guide doing the walking safari, recommended. Very quiet location, which is nice. Walking alley between lodges and restaurant is fine.Look out deck is a nice place to sit and watch animals at the waterhole. Food is just food, nothing more. Whole place need maintenance: bathroom not to clean, carpet on the floor gives you black...

2Thank svanerven v

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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
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Hluhluwe
Price Range: ₹ 5,858 - ₹ 9,059 (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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“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, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Lovely rooms sorrounded by natures beauty all around.”
 of 5 bubbles Danube13, 19 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Visit the water hole and walk out in the field to be with the animals”
 of 5 bubbles Frank077, 4 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Stay far away from the 'Executive Lodge'”
  • Sunrise on the deck (unit 15)
  • Unit 15 - bedroom
  • 'Executive Lodge' - kitchen
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 of 5 bubbles ShiSandy2015, 28 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Go elsewhere.”
 of 5 bubbles zoe17, 12 Oct 2015 | Read review
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