Ukuthula Bush Lodge

Ukuthula Bush Lodge

356 Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate, Hoedspruit, Kruger National Park 1380 South Africa
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5.0
#1 of 10 B&Bs in Hoedspruit
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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Ukuthula Bush Lodge is dedicated to becoming this Place where paths cross, where the World meets, this place where friendships are made ... A place where we meet to celebrate birthday, reunion or simply Life ... And when you leave Ukuthula Bush Lodge, you will keep in your heart this feeling that there are still and that there will always be beautiful places in this World.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Hiking
Bicycle tours
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Car park
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Patio
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Washing machine
Ironing service
Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Soundproof rooms
Bathrobes
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Hidden Gem
Languages Spoken
English, French, Xhosa
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Dineo wrote a review Jun 2021
Midrand, South Africa
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Itwas an absolute bliss!For a bush lodge to have everything in place is Gem! The outside shower over looking the bush it’s insanely beautiful the hot water makes it enjoyable even in winter. Mia the stand in Manger was our fairy Godmother she met our very need & beyond. They organised me a birthday picnic on the deck. Fabian was away yet he kept in touch all the time to ensure our stay was as we wanted it to be. Rina is a gourmet chef; her dishes are 5 star! She makes the best Pap, Samp & Lamb shank ever the best ever tasted. Everything was absolutely magical. We where surrounded by wild life throughout our stay it was a piece of heaven on earth. Every staff member was incredible they were willing to move mountains to ensure our stay is the best. I am absolute at awe 5 star world hotels don’t even offer what this place offers. We are definitely coming back. Our Game drive was a cherry on top, our ranger was super patient and wanted to give the best experience. You can clearly see there is great team work and that everyone was happy and content with working there. If I could I can write a book I would, there is so much brilliance her that we need to share. Our country is beautiful our people are beautiful. I love travelling & I have never experienced like this. In the estate was super friendly. places like this are a rare find. The reviews are a true reflection of the perfection this masterpiece of art is 😊! It was a perfect couples birthday getaway! I was even baked a birthday cake, OMG what else can one ask for!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Fabian Jacquemin, Propriétaire at Ukuthula Bush Lodge
Responded 07 Jul 2021
Dear Gogodineo, It was a great pleasure to welcome you and give you our best during your stay at Ukuthula... Giving happiness to our guests is our first concern, if we have succeeded with you, then it is our greatest reward ... hope to meet you again soon...
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Jessica Z wrote a review Oct 2020
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved this place and it felt like Home.
Fabian is a excellent superhost and very passionate about his wonderful place.
He is very committed to making your stay perfect - so are his wife and the rest of his friendly and cute team. The rooms are neat, with a lovely design (paying attention to small details) and of course everything is clean.
An excellent Breakfast is included. They even serve self baked French highlights like croissants or pain au chocolate with an amazing taste!
Dinner is optional but we highly recommended it! He is combining African and French cuisine, and the results are soooo delicious. Best food we had in the hole trip! Simply inform Fabian by noon as he is buying all the ingredients for the home cooked dinner fresh from the market. We can’t wait to come back and miss the place already!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Fabian Jacquemin, Propriétaire at Ukuthula Bush Lodge
Responded 25 Oct 2020
Thank you so much Jessica... It was a great pleasure to welcome you and Thorsten... We had very good moments of life with you and are very happy to meet you... Keep well and hope we can meet again... warm regards, Fabian
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Martalip wrote a review Mar 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Charming place in the middle of a private Wildlife reserve. The rooms are very nice decorated and clean. We enjoyed our stayed there very much, thanks to the friendly owners and very helpful staff. We highly recommend you to order the stay inclusive a dinner, because the cook is a big master. There are two extraordinary benefits of this place: 1. The possibility of very nice walks in the Wildlife reserve, where you can meet giraffes, zebras, wild pigs and oder animals, but you don't need to be afraid of any dangerous predators.
2. Lovely fire place, where all the guests can meet before the dinner and enjoy the atmosphere together.
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Fabian Jacquemin, Propriétaire at Ukuthula Bush Lodge
Responded 25 Oct 2020
To see our guests happy is the most important for us... It was a great pleasure to welcome you and give you good moments of life... We wish you all the Best, Warm regards, Fabian
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ibever473337 wrote a review Mar 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
For a short stay in Hoedspruit, this accomodation is perfect. Great host, excellent breakfast, nice swimming pool. Right in the bush, without any other buildings in site. Plenty of fauna and flora. And good WiFi.
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Date of stay: March 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Fabian Jacquemin, Propriétaire at Ukuthula Bush Lodge
Responded 20 Mar 2021
It was a pleasure to welcome you... To know you were happy is for us our best award...
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sschwa135191 wrote a review Oct 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Ukuthula is a jewel in Hoedspruit Wildlife Reserve. With much attention to detail you feel at home as soon you enter the property. Hosts very friendly and helpful. Rooms beautiful and spacious. Absolut recommendation.
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Date of stay: October 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Fabian jacquemin, Propriétaire at Ukuthula Bush Lodge
Responded 04 Nov 2022
Thanks you so much for your stay with us... Hope to meet you again, keep well!!!
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Punda Maria wrote a review Jun 2022
Cape Town Central, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Ukuthula absolutely deserves a five-star rating.

Location: The lodge is situated at the periphery, which makes for a private and intimate place. It has a little waterhole, which was visited by Warthogs, Impalas, a turtle (or tortoise, whatever), and many different birds. The rooms are in perfect condition, especially the cleanliness of the place was impressive. The outdoor shower is a highlight.

People: Fabian is a wonderful host. He mastered the art of being attentive without being intrusive. The staff was very friendly, too.

Food: Dinner is reason enough to come here! You can watch it being prepared in front of you in the open kitchen. We had delicious stuffed mushrooms, good ostrich and the best peppermint crisp tart ever (very French: buttery, a bit like an Opéra, and subtly minty).

Advice:
- Have dinner here. Tell Fabian in advance that you plan on dining in.
- The Gin & Tonic is good. Ask for the blue one.

Overall: It felt like renting a house with nice people in it taking good care of you. The place is set up with a lot of care. Can definitely recommend coming here.

Thank you!
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Fabian Jacquemin, Propriétaire at Ukuthula Bush Lodge
Responded 25 Jun 2022
Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to meet you and share with you these few too short African moments... We wish you all the best... Keep well.
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jbutze901800 wrote a review Nov 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fabian and his wife picked us up at the airport and on our way to the hotel we did some sightseeing in their small reserve ! There we saw the first giraf ! Welcome was very friendly , the room fantastic - a wonderful garden with pool - we had a lovely candlelight diner and tasty breakfast in the morning before going on our way to explore more of the Kruger park area which we fell in love with . We will definitely return !
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Date of stay: October 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Fabian jacquemin, Propriétaire at Ukuthula Bush Lodge
Responded 13 Nov 2023
Thank you so much for your stay with us... It was great to meet you ... We wish you all the Best ... Fabian
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AndyPlanet043 wrote a review May 2021
the Netherlands
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Ukuthula Bush Lodge for only one night while we were on our way to the Kruger NP. We were pleasantly surprised by the location of the lodge as it is on a wildlife estate with a lot of wild animals.

The lodge itself is beautiful and blends in perfectly with its surroundings. We were welcomed by the owners and shown to our room.

The room was spacious, clean and had a wonderful bathroom including an outdoor shower. We had dinner and breakfast at the lodge and both were delicious!

We really wished we had known that this lodge was as good as it is earlier so we could have stayed longer.

In the future we will definitely stay here again (and longer)!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Fabian Jacquemin, Propriétaire at Ukuthula Bush Lodge
Responded 03 Jun 2021
To read your words is the best reward for us... it was a great pleasure to welcome and meet you... Hope to see you again soon...
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pmorga790512 wrote a review Sept 2022
Durban, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stunning accommodation in the safe and beautiful Hoedspruit Nature Reserve, Comfort deluxe and Fabian and his team went out of their way to make our overnight stay a brilliant experience. We also had dinner and breakfast at the Lodge and the meals were superior and prices reasonable. We will be back and hopefully for a longer stay next time.
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Fabian Jacquemin, Propriétaire at Ukuthula Bush Lodge
Responded 18 Sept 2022
What a great pleasure to read you and see that you were happy with your stay with us… Words like these are the best reward we can have… Nice meeting… Keep well and hope to meet you again soon!!!
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klumkw993068 wrote a review Oct 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I loved everything about the lodge, if one wants a get away from the city, Ukhuthula is definitely the place. The owner/manager is very friendly and will assist you with activities to do in the area. The staff is very friendly and professional. The lodge is as beautiful as you see it on the website! The food is delicious :). Worth every rand spent!
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Fabian Jacquemin, Propriétaire at Ukuthula Bush Lodge
Responded 25 Oct 2020
Thanks so much for your words, we were very happy to welcome you in our Lodge, it was a great meeting and we wish you all the Best... Best regards, Fabian
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fairsky1986 wrote a tip May 2022
Punta Gorda, FL1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I had separate room with en-suite and worth it. If you want serenity and wildlife at your door this is the place for you"
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Dineo wrote a tip Jun 2021
Midrand, South Africa7 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"It’s best to travel during day light . Avoid travelling via Mphumalanga, it’s quicker but the roads are full of potholes."
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ajbaer wrote a tip Dec 2019
Berlin, Germany24 contributions21 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"our booked single standing bush lodge double was outstanding and best value!"
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PRICE RANGE
R 2,806 - R 3,849 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaKruger National ParkHoedspruit
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ukuthula Bush Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Ukuthula Bush Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Ukuthula Bush Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, blackout curtains, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Ukuthula Bush Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Ukuthula Bush Lodge?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ukuthula Bush Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Ukuthula Bush Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Ukuthula Bush Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ukuthula Bush Lodge?
Yes, laundry service and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ukuthula Bush Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Xhosa.
Is Ukuthula Bush Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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