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Bushbaby River Lodge

700 Hardekool Street Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate, Hoedspruit, Maruleng 1380 South Africa
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#2 of 22 guest houses in Hoedspruit
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Bushbaby River Lodge is a 4* boutique lodge in the exclusive and most picturesque part of the Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate and awarded best 4* B&B of the province Limpopo 2017 by TGCSA, the official tourism board of South Africa. Overlooking the dry riverbed and surrounded by big trees, the five luxury chalets and the villa are set privately in a large garden, where the wildlife literally comes up to your doorstep. From zebra, to nyala, waterbuck, bushbabies, porcupine, civet and even the elusive leopard: all are regularly spotted around the lodge. You can count on all luxury and comfort in the tastefully designed chalets. Close to world renowned attractions like the Kruger National Park and Blyde River Canyon, Bushbaby River Lodge is a comfortable, safe and private base for your adventures. Your stay is on a bed & breakfast basis.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycle tours
Airport transportation
Couples massage
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Wine / champagne
Walking tours
Taxi service
Full body massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
First aid kit
Private check-in / check-out
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
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Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
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Private balcony
Safe
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Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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yolandaschoeman wrote a review Feb 2024
Somerset West, South Africa1 contribution
Enjoyed my stay at Bushbaby Lodge. Staff was very accommodating and facilities were very neat. Environment allowed me to escape from the rush of everyday living.Bushbay Lodge would be my first choice when visiting the area. Rates are affordable
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Date of stay: January 2024
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tintswalo s wrote a review Nov 2023
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We were welcomed warmly with my husband , the place is so clean and so peaceful, good place to refresh and relax at . Everything was amazing and loved the breakfast it was so delicious . Really enjoyed
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded 28 Nov 2023
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Bushbaby River Lodge. We would love to welcome you back. With warm regards, The Bushbaby River Lodge Team
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George A wrote a review Oct 2023
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Bushbaby River Lodge gives you a stay in the bush close to nature. the facilities are great with spacious and well equipped rooms. The service is good with friendly staff being able to make you feel welcome
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Date of stay: September 2023
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ShelleyH aka muppettnumber2 wrote a review Sept 2023
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We were 4 couples staying here for 1 night on our way further up north for a Safari. The rims were beautiful and setting peaceful and pleasant. The breakfast was delicious. The property has a bomer area with seats and a braai pit which we decided to use for diner. The staff were extremely useful in assisting us to acquire supplies for supper and cleaning up afterwards.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 05 Sept 2023
We really appreciate you taking the time to review your stay at Bushbaby River Lodge. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Warmest regards, The Bushbaby River Lodge Team
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Road08715859034 wrote a review Aug 2023
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We staid for three nights in the lodge. Every thing was perfect; the staff, the villa, the breakfast. The rooms were clean and had all the facilities a family needs. The staff was very friendly espacialy "Difference", he was very helpful and was always in contact and answered all the queastions we had.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Responded 14 Aug 2023
Thank you for your amazing review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Bushbaby River Lodge. Difference really does make all the difference :)
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janinefondse wrote a review Apr 2023
Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution
A big thumbs up for bushbaby river lodge. Will go back anytime. Friendly staff, beautiful rooms and tranquil bush setting. Outdoor shower adds a nice touch and we saw plenty game driving in and out of the reserve.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Responded 02 May 2023
Hi Janine Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Bushbaby River Lodge. We are thrilled to hear you had a great weekend and we hope to welcome you back sometime in the future. Warm regards Kim and The Bushbaby River Lodge Team
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Nelisiwe-Mhlabane-ne wrote a review Apr 2023
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everything was excellent and the stuff was friendly. i would love to go back my partner next time without the kids. i was happy with everything and their breakfast was amazing. they even provided a baby cot since we were travelling with a 3 month old baby
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Responded 13 Apr 2023
Thank you for your wonderful review of your time at Bushbaby River Lodge Nelisiwe. We would love to welcome you back to our lodge. With warmest regards The Bushbaby River Lodge Team
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LCuesy001 wrote a review Apr 2023
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What a beautiful place to stay. The luxury of the rooms, bathroom and magnificent outside shower are just stunning! The quietness hurt your ears! Its so peaceful. We hired the mountain bikes (they need a bit of a service though) and was surprised to see so much animals. (The single tracks are amazing). We saw more animals on our Game Mountain Bike rides that we actually did on the main game drive across the road! From beautiful zebras, giraffe, waterbucks, Nyalas, Tortoise, Dung Beetles, monkeys, vultures. The list just goes on and on. The Moholoholo Rehab center visit is a must! We hope to visit you again one day soon! That outdoor shower..... amazing!
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Romain1301 wrote a review Feb 2023
Berdorf, Luxembourg85 contributions29 helpful votes
Stayed here for 2 nights in the Cheetah Villa and all i can say is waow, what a wonderful place in the Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate. Well maintained facilities with extremely helpful staff, comfortable rooms, inviting swimming pool and wonderful breakfast. Will surely be a must when we come back to Hoedspruit.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time at Bushbaby River Lodge. We would love to welcome you back in the future. All the best, The Bushbaby River Lodge Team
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elke239654 wrote a review Jan 2023
Cape Town Central, South Africa1 contribution
We had a fantastic time at the lodge. Very nice rooms. Waking up with the bush noises. After a nice breakfast off to a Safari. Chilling at the pool. Super service. Thank you to the Bushbaby Lodge crew.
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PRICE RANGE
R 2,270 - R 2,843 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaLimpopo ProvinceMarulengHoedspruit
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bushbaby River Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Bushbaby River Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Siyafunda Wildlife & Conservation (5.6 km), High Tea With Elephants (6.2 km), and Benedictions (3.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bushbaby River Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Bushbaby River Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Bushbaby River Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Bushbaby River Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bushbaby River Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Hat & Creek - Hoedspruit, Sleepers Restaurant, and The Kitchen @ Khaya Ndlovu Safari Manor.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bushbaby River Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Bushbaby River Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Bushbaby River Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Bushbaby River Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.