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Bushwa Private Game Lodge

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Perched high on a koppie with expansive views of the Waterberg Mountains, Bushwa Private Game Lodge is the perfect spot for a weekend safari in a malaria free area in the Limpopo Province. This luxurious lodge has a variety of accommodation options, including a luxury safari tent and chalets with private balconies. There's even a remote, romantic treehouse overlooking a waterhole that certainly sets the standard in terms of an exclusive romantic wilderness experience. Bushwa offers a variety of activities from guided game drives, to lazy days at the swimming pool and soothing spa treatments. Bushwa is a piece of bushveld paradise designed to relax the soul and engulf the senses.
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Free parking
Free internet
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Non-smoking hotel
Sun deck
Secured parking
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Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
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Sun terrace
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Private balcony
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Mountain view
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans

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Vaalwater 0530 South Africa
Bushwa Private Game Lodge
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Jane D wrote a review Feb 2024
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We had a lovely break at Bushwa. It is a super place for a short break. Chalet 4 has lovely views from the stoep and is a short walk (with steps) to the comfy communal,area. Food was very good and all the staff were charming.
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Rhian-Jolly wrote a review Feb 2024
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We stayed at the treehouse for one night. We absolutely loved the treehouse as it’s very secluded, it’s everything we wanted and we can’t fault it. We had our meals back at the main lodge, the views there are amazing! The chefs did an excellent job and listened to any special requests we had. Berlize looked after us during our stay, she was really welcoming and was a pleasure to meet, she ensured we had the best service and helped us have an amazing stay at Bushwa.
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jrivie447660 wrote a review Oct 2023
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A beautiful break from the city with a proper South African bush experience. The staff are a fundamental part of the brilliance Bushwa has to offer, they were wonderful. We stayed in the treehouse which was a unique experience, separated from the main lodge and very much a one-with-nature affair which is lovely in it's own way. Having travelled to various lodges around the area, the offering we received was not value for money, possibly had we stayed in the main lodge chalets we would have been more impressed but I don't believe the cost of the tree house should be charged at the same rate as the chalets as it is lacking a few basics to start with and we felt quite disappointed in the amount we spend verses what we got. Overall, a good spot for a short break from the city.
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mathavhamm wrote a review Oct 2023
Sunninghill, South Africa1 contribution
Our stay here was absolutely amazing. Berlize and her whole team were the best. The rooms are big and clean. Hot water all around. The number of charlets influence the number of people there so it’s quite intimate. And the food was amazing, breakfast to dinner.
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esenek793691 wrote a review Sept 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
It was a most enjoyable stay. Berlize and Marcel made it an unforgettable stay. They saw to it that every need was catered for and even though loadshedding was still ongoing, we were never inconvenienced. The chef, Elizabeth, deserves a mention as well. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The spa is a must for guests staying there - most relaxing. All-in-all a great week away in the bush - will do it again in the future.
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le0nf72 wrote a review Sept 2023
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What an amazing weekend. The team at Bushwa are absolutely mind-blowing. From the minute you arrive there, until you leave, they go out of their way to make the time there as special as possible. Their willingness to assist when it came to asking the big question, to helping with a forgotten toothbrush says everything about them.
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woutersteenkamp62023 wrote a review Aug 2023
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Fantastic stay to relax, rest and recharge the body. Whatever we asked for, was done for us. The food was excellent and we had to ask for smaller portions as well. Our Game drives were spectacular and the whole weekend was just so worth every cent. The best thing, there was no TV and it helped setting the ambiance for our breakaway weekend. We could read book, rest, eat, drink and sleep without any hindrances. Thank you to Berlize, Marcel, Elizabeth that made the weekend very special for us.
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Candz33 wrote a review Jun 2023
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa182 contributions61 helpful votes
We had a fabulous break away at the Bushwa game Lodge. The staff were friendly, knowledgeable and very keen to assist and provide whatever we desired. The chef was exceptional and made a huge effort to cater to my dietary needs. The game drives were slow and peaceful with wonderful views of the animals on site. The boma dinner on our final evening was super special at the fire, with a wide variety of food choices, stars above and delightful ambience. I will definitely recommend this lodge.
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544andrev wrote a review Mar 2023
Somerset West, South Africa15 contributions28 helpful votes
Hidden gem. Excellent unpretentious staff. Very good value for money. Spotless comfortable roomes with fantastic outdoor shower facilities. Thanks Berlize, Marcel and Chef Elizabeth. Every need well catered for. Superb, will recommend to all.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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200et wrote a review Mar 2023
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Great service. Very friendly and welcoming. Food was great. Very professional. BEautiful scenery. Modern and delightful. Great for anniversaries. game drives were good. Bush and animals are beautiful and well cared for. I would recommend it to any one who loves the outdoors and a break away in the bushveld.
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R 3,483 - R 5,906 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaLimpopo ProvinceWaterbergVaalwater
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bushwa Private Game Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Bushwa Private Game Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a spa.
What food & drink options are available at Bushwa Private Game Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Bushwa Private Game Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bushwa Private Game Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Does Bushwa Private Game Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Bushwa Private Game Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Bushwa Private Game Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.