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Reviewed 17 January 2017

Rooms are very clean and comfortable. Meals are great and represent traditional South African meals. Staff are very friendly. Great break for families or a quiet getaway.
Great place for birding. Nice viewing deck to watch animals at waterhole.

Room Tip: All rooms are in between the trees. Very peaceful with lots of birds
  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Angela20142014
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Reviewed 22 December 2016

We stayed one night as a stop over spot on our trip to Phinda. The area is lovely and there is small game throughout the reserve. You are able to walk within the reserve as there are no dangerous animals.

The rooms did the job and have aircon. The bathrooms are a little tired though. The food was very good and the options were quite broad.

  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled with family
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Thank BrettG671
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Reviewed 29 November 2016

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 them; their guides are amazing...

Room Tip: 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
  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled as a couple
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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 ran around in front of our unit, and one early evening we were surprised to see 3 adult giraffes, 15 feet from the boardwalk path right near our room.

Meals were buffets with an excellent variety and all staff were friendly and helpful. There is a nice viewing deck, with roof, and chairs and tables overlooking a water hole. It is truly an oasis in the bush!

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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BushGM, General Manager at Gooderson Bushlands Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2016

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.

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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 settled so that we did not feel swamped, but were included in the activities which were arranged for the group at dinner. The service was attentive and the food (buffet dinner on first night and 3 course on second) was most enjoyable. Tracey ensured that we experienced all that the Lodge had to offer. We had thought that the wooden walkways only led to the accommodation units, but lucky for us we were taken down one of them and what a treat awaits at the end. An upmarket hide, overlooking a water hole which provides a never ending display of game and birdlife. So special. Thank you for the attention to detail and a most fantastic stay. The Lodge is within easy driving distance to the Hluhluwe Game Reserve and Bushlands offers game drives if one does not wish to self drive.

  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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BushGM, General Manager at Gooderson Bushlands Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2016

Thank you very much for your review, we appreciate your positive comments and look forward to your return visit.

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