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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Lodge is simply amazing! It is clean, comfortable and the staff is awesome! The location is also nice. At the hotel, you will have a full kitchen to use, if you want, and also a nice place for barbecue. It is close to the gates of Kruger Park and to other attractions, supermarket and restaurants. If I were you,...

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Wessel-Bushriver, General Manager at Bushriver Lodge, responded to this review

Barbeque on the deck, overlooking the Olifants river, listening to the peaceful calming flow of the river and all the night-sounds of the African bush ....... what could anyone ask more for......

Bergville
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i can recommend this Lodge in the Bushveld. Clean, luxury accommodation, specially the room with the corner bath with big windows overlooking the river while you relax in the bath. Enjoyed nice food outside on the deck overlooking the river, or you can have your own braai. Friendly staff. Nice scenery!!

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Wessel-Bushriver, General Manager at Bushriver Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you, so when can we expect you to spoil yourself again?

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wessels was very professional. On arrival there was a lack of info and only an indemnity that was not explained. The room was great, very spacious, clean, beautiful furniture. We did feel that a small private kitchen, and a personal braai was lacking from this unit. Staff was friendly and rest of facilities also very nice. Can do with game...

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Wessel-Bushriver, General Manager at Bushriver Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and suggestions. It is always helpful to see and if possible, we always try to follow up, and on, on guest recommendations.

Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just loved the river house, the view, the pool. Wessel is the best manager I've ever met. Took care of one of us, who got lost, helped with our ongoing trip. We can't wait to stay at bushriver lodge again

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Wessel-Bushriver, General Manager at Bushriver Lodge, responded to this review

I am glad I was able to help. I hope we will see you back soon.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I recently celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary at Bushriver Lodge.(2-5 March 2017) We stayed in room 5 which was breathtakingly beautiful. Perfect for a relaxing breakaway. Facilities are perfect, everything is top class (high quality), clean and well maintained. Stunning views and friendly staff and management. We will definitely recommend Bushriver Lodge to anyone wanting to...

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Wessel-Bushriver, General Manager at Bushriver Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. You are always welcome.

Wethersfield, Connecticut
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is simply awesome. We have stayed in Rooms 1,3,4 so far and they were all spacious and clean (3&4 have a deck overlooking the river). We enjoy the tranquility on the private deck or the deck at the main house from where you can spot crocs, hippos and kudu. The manager is always helpful, cooking delicious dinners or...

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Wessel-Bushriver, General Manager at Bushriver Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review your stay. When I read your review I had to laugh and was wondering if the glue was holding...... You have become more than only guests at Bushriver Lodge and we appreciate that you return to stay with us each time. Looking forward to your next visit. Regards also to J!

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 18 February 2017

I booked a chalet with my 3 children and paid a fair amount. Based on the photo's on the website I booked but to my unpleasant surprise I was put in -what one staff member referred to as a - RDP house. Very basic and this shack was not on any photo on the website. A day later I found...

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Wessel-Bushriver, General Manager at Bushriver Lodge, responded to this review

Dear sir, I am sorry to read your comment and more so because you made no mention of any of your concerns while you were here. We carry the best interest of all our guests at heart and for this reason please feel free to contact me directly at "wessel@bushriver.co.za" to discuss.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We were pleasantly welcomed by some of the wild animals. The lodge has beautiful rooms accompanied by own private balcony view to the river. We got to experience some of the animals quite closely. The hospitality with lovely stories from the manager. It was amazing with beautiful serene surroundings It was a memorable special stay and would definitely come back....

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The only thing that can make a great lodge, the hospitality and the serene surroundings more special, are lovely, friendly guests, like yourself. And I do remeber that you promised that you will be back........

Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

The lodge is very well equipped, staff is always friendly and the experience was wonderful, watching the wildlife while having a coffee in the morning is absolutely stunning I'd recommend bushriver lodge to anyone who wants to visit hoedspruit

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Thank you David for your review of the lodge and your stay with us at Bushriver Lodge.

Tzaneen, South Africa
Reviewed 5 February 2017

My husband & I celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary @ Bush River Lodge Hoedspruit, and what an excellent experience we had. We arrived Friday the 3rd and checked out Sunday the 5th. It was an absolute pleasure meeting such friendly staff and a very welcoming Manger Wessel. The room we stayed in was The 3 sleeper family room No3,...

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Wessel-Bushriver, General Manager at Bushriver Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the lovely review and thank you also for the tel number which you send me. I truly hope that we will see you again in the near future.

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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bushriver Lodge is a private game lodge situated 25km from Hoedspruit on the banks of the Olifants River in the Limpopo Province. We offer the discerning guest fully catered or self-catering accommodation in luxury units with en-suite bathroom facilities and air-conditioning. Each unit has a fully equipped kitchen and private braai area. For bigger groups we have the Hlatifula main Lodge which can sleep up to 13 guests in 4 private rooms , en suite. Marula Camp is a 4- bedroom rondawel , perfect for families with children . Riverhouse is a private 2-bedroom 2-bathroom house with own pool and deck , and a thatch lapa verandah and braai area . Kingfisher Cottage is a 2 bedroom , 1 bathroom cottage with own patio and braai area , situated close to Riverhouse and can be booked together for larger groups We have 2 swimming pools that provide a chance to cool off during the hot summer days. Main pool is centrally situated and can be accessed by the whole camp, the other is for the private pleasures of the Hlatifula lodge. Being centrally situated, it is the ideal place from which to explore the Kruger National Park and surrounding lowveld. A wide range of activities are offered to ensure that your stay with us remain as memorable as can be. Essentially, Bushriver Safari Lodge is a destination suitable for singles, couples, romantics, families and groups. With its diverse offerings of wildlife, river frontage position, luxury accommodation options and well appointed position for day outings to all the major attractions like the Kruger Park and other places you may want to visit, all makes it a winning destination of choice. Set deep in the heart of the African bushveld, and teaming with wild and bird life of a diverse nature, Bushriver Lodge can offer to you an amazing game viewing experience. Game viewing opportunities are constantly available to ensure that all our visitors get to enjoy the feel of an African safari. If you prefer an adventurous walk in the bush, or prefer to sit back, relax and view the activity of Hippos and Crocodiles in the river, it's all here. The opportunity to join a game drive to see the Big 5 are available. To elaborate on the game viewing options which Bushriver Lodge has to offer: A gentle morning stroll along the river will relax your senses, or for the more energetic, bush walks are always exciting. Game drives provide guests with the opportunity to view the game from an open vehicle. Wildlife photographers paradise. Bird watchers can enjoy the abundance of birds in the natural bush. Combine stargazing and the sounds of the night life of the wild. Game viewing is but one of the specialities which Bushriver Lodge offers as a four star African Game Lodge. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bushriver Lodge

Address: R40 Mica | Along the Olifants River, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Hoedspruit
Price Range: ₹ 5,472 - ₹ 10,487 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bushriver Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Room 1, very large and overlooking the river”
 of 5 bubbles U3846ALguestg, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Romatic - Room 5!! Beautiful view from bathroom overlooking the river, Quite..No noise”
 of 5 bubbles tanyabW6996GV, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Every room has got a excellent view of the river”
 of 5 bubbles larochellemoolman, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“There are various cottages/rooms on the premises, we stayed in Bushriver Lodge”
  • Lovely, yet very squeaky bed
  • Most tidy kitchen
  • Most tidy kitchen
  • Master bathroom
 of 5 bubbles fraugast, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are a long walk from the main building and spread out along the river bank, 1km from Marula to the bar.”
  • First Floor
  • Living Room
 of 5 bubbles BorgUK1of9, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
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