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  • Excellent82%
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“olifants river”(38 reviews)
“self catering”(30 reviews)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for two nights in the Kingfisher Cottage, a lovely decorated private residence. All amenities are available, clean and cosy rooms, an outside lounge and fireplace. It is a perfect place to sit back and relax after a day of Kruger Safari or Blyde...More

Thank VerlindeNiels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautifull, very, very relaxing place along the river. Although far away from home, it did feel like home. We booked room 2 in the main lodge for 3 nights. The house is perfect, cosy and comfortable. The whole place was spotless clean We pre...More

Thank SammieDenBosch
Response from Wessel-Bushriver, General Manager at Bushriver LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

Good afternoon, and thank you for the lovely review of our lodge. I am especially pleased that the children enjoyed the time here.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One tip: the RiverHouse is a self catering service. But it will be good if you provide also the restaurant facility at the reception. It was not clear to us that there was a possibility to have diner form the chef. An other option is...More

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Response from Wessel-Bushriver, General Manager at Bushriver LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

I appreciate your remarks, however, when the main lodge is full, then it is not possible to accommodate guests from the self catering cottages on the deck for dinner with all the guests in the main lodge. In the end we are graded as a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being from the area, I never knew there was such a gem that offered affordable break aways for locals. Busi and her team was absolutely amazing. We enjoyed every minute at this tranqual location and will definitely be returning.

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Thank lwolma652374
Response from Wessel-Bushriver, General Manager at Bushriver LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review. I trust this was not the last time we saw you.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely week at the lodge, staying in room 1 of the main lodge. Room was lovely mostly, the bathroom was a little bit tired compared to the rest of the room. Busi who was managing the lodge while we were there was...More

Thank Chris H
Response from Wessel-Bushriver, General Manager at Bushriver LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review and comments. As you mentioned we were fortunate that Gordon was available. We are in the planning stages of renovating the pool. Hopefully we will see you back to enjoy it next time.

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US$79 - US$147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Suites, Kitchenette, Family Rooms
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Price range
US$79 - US$147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Family Rooms
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Traveller (157)
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Clarissa Z
12 April 2018|
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Response from Wessel-Bushriver | Property representative |
No it is not
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Ynez R
19 July 2016|
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Response from Wessel-Bushriver | Property representative |
Good afternoon. Unfortunately we cannot allow fishing as this is a conservation area and further also very dangerous with the crocodiles and hippo's.
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Kunal888
12 June 2016|
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Response from Wessel-Bushriver | Property representative |
Good afternoon. Eastgate airport at Hoedspruit is closest. Yes we do have a restaurant on the premises. You should just let us know beforehand if you want to include meals. Kind regards Wessel
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Room Tips
"When you visit as a family, the Kingfisher Cottage gives you all the comfort you need."
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"The River Lodge has a nice little pool and a great outdoor area - and was where we saw hippos."
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"Hlatifula room 3 or 4 if you don't want to cook, Riverhouse is the nicest for self catering"
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"Riverhouse, wonderful view."
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