Bushwise Safaris – Home 5710469 Lodge
- 7 bedrooms
- 21 sleeps
- 1 night min stay
Bushwise Safaris – Home 5710469
- 7 bedrooms
- sleeps 21
- 1 night min stay
Lodge / 7 bedrooms / 8 bathrooms / sleeps 21
- Nearest beach 120 km
- Swimming pool
- Child friendly
- Car not necessary
- Air conditioning
- No pets allowed
Description from owner
The best of Africa, distilled into one lodge = Situated on the banks of the Crocodile River overlooking the Kruger National Park, Bushwise Safari Lodge combines the real Kruger-safari experience with luxurious accommodation - boasting a unique ambiance true to the safari adventure you are seeking. The lodge has 7 rooms, each with en-suite bathroom, which usually sleeps 2 people, but all the rooms are big enough to add an extra bed for a 3rd family member. We offer a bed and breakfast option as well as packages that includes game viewing activities, tours and return transfer from the airport in Nelspruit. Unfortunately we don't offer any self catering accommodation but you can add a 3-course dinner under the African sky by candle light at an additional cost. We have a lovely view over the Kruger National Park and the Crocodile River, where a variety of wildlife often drink at the water's edge, at your leisure from the comfort of your vantage point on the upper deck, bar area
The best of Africa, distilled into one lodge = Situated on the banks of the Crocodile River overlooking the Kruger National Park, Bushwise Safari Lodge combines the real Kruger-safari experience with luxurious accommodation - boasting a unique ambiance true to the safari adventure you are seeking. The lodge has 7 rooms, each with en-suite bathroom, which usually sleeps 2 people, but all the rooms are big enough to add an extra bed for a 3rd family member. We offer a bed and breakfast option as well as packages that includes game viewing activities, tours and return transfer from the airport in Nelspruit. Unfortunately we don't offer any self catering accommodation but you can add a 3-course dinner under the African sky by candle light at an additional cost. We have a lovely view over the Kruger National Park and the Crocodile River, where a variety of wildlife often drink at the water's edge, at your leisure from the comfort of your vantage point on the upper deck, bar area or swimming pool. Become part of the African night and hear the roar of lions, the call of hyenas and the grunting of hippos coming from the dark. From our safari lodge base, we offer our guests the thrill of personalized safari excursions into Kruger in our open-safari vehicle to seek out the Big 5 and experience all the wonders of this unique eco-system. The south eastern part of Kruger, where we operate, is well known for its superb game viewing with frequent sightings of lion and leopard. We offer a variety of safari activities as well as excursions to suit every taste, timetable and pocket - from walks with an armed guide, half day safaris, night safaris, bird watching walks and tiger fishing on the Komati River, to excursions to places of interest in the area, as well as the neighboring states of Mozambique and Swaziland. Guest may book our bed & breakfast only option of R900 per person sharing per night (quoted), dinner bed & breakfast option of R1190.00 per person sharing per night, or our all-inclusive package of R2630 per person sharing per night. Our all-inclusive package includes accommodation for one night, all meals and return transfer from the airport in Nelspruit as well as one activity for each night booked at the lodge. The entire lodge can also be booked for the private use of 14 to 21 persons, with discounted prices on request. All rates exclude beverages and alcohol.
Location description from owner
The Mpumalanga region
We are near the Swaziland border and the Mozambique border and offer the following tours:
SWAZILAND FULL DAY TOUR – R1330 pp (9 - 10 hrs) (All ages welcome)
Visit the Swazi Cultural Village of the King of Swaziland where you will get to learn some of the Swazi customs and way of life on a conducted tour through the village. Get to watch them preform local dances in traditional dress and experience their amazing natural African talent for rhythm. Visit the Ngwenya Glass Factory (hand made glass), the Ezulweni Valley, Craft Market (Crafts and Curios) and Rose Craft (Mohair Products). Lunch at a local Restaurant (for your own account). Swazi Candles will be the last visit on e list, watch the creation process and meet the artisans. Depart the lodge between 7am and 8am and return about 5pm. Visa's can be obtained at the border post (for your own account)
MAPUTO CITY FULL DAY TOUR – R1890 pp (9 - 10 hrs) (All ages welcome)
Let us introduce you to Mozambique with its Portuguese/African culture. Your first stop will be a coffee shop on your way to Maputo. You will also pay a visit to the Town Hall and Catholic Cathedral, the Steel House, the Botanical Gardens, the Fort and Train Station, the Wood Market (only on Saturdays), the Fresh Produce & Fish Market and visit the Polana Hotel. We will stop for lunch at a beach front restaurant where you can enjoy Prawns, Seafood Platters and Local beer (for your own account). Depart the lodge between 7am and 8am and return about 5pm. Visa's can be obtained at the border post (for your own account)
We promise to give you an unforgettable experience by showing you all that the Kruger has to offer. You will have a true African safari adventure in the world's best wildlife area - the Kruger National Park. All our safaris are conducted in a registered open game viewing vehicle. Our full-time guides, who are well qualified and experienced, will share their passion for the African Bush and all its creatures with you.
FULL DAY SAFARIS - R955 pp (7 - 9 hrs) AND HALF DAY SAFARIS - R810 pp (5 - 6 hrs)- KRUGER PARK (Minimum 2 people, single person inquire at reception)
We depart at 05:30 am. and return late afternoon (or at noon on the half day safari). Your personal guide will cook you breakfast, overlooking one of the water holes. On our half day safari we serve a packed breakfast so as not to encroach on the game viewing time. There will be a number of stops during the day, one of which you will have the opportunity to buy yourself lunch. Experience the African bush and wilderness at its best. There are over 140 animal species, including the Big 5 (Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rino and Buffalo) and 500 birds species for the viewing.
SUNSET DRIVE – KRUGER PARK - R735 pp (3 - 4 hrs) (No children under 6)
On the sunset drive you get to see all the nocturnal animals of Kruger that are usually absent during the day. Experience an unforgettable sunset that only Africa can produce. Spotlights are provided on the open safari vehicle to help in the hunt for the glinting eyes of nocturnal animals - An adventure not to be missed! We depart the lodge at 4 pm and take you to the Kruger where the Sunset drive will start from 4:30 pm. to 7:30 pm. One of our delicious 3-course dinners will be waiting for you on arrival back at the lodge.
MORNING WALK – KRUGER PARK - R810 pp (3 - 4 hrs) (No children under 12)
Take a walk on the wild side in the Kruger National Park, get to feel and smell the bush where armed Kruger guides will introduce you to what Kruger has to offer on foot. You will be leaving the lodge at about 4:30 am and be back at the lodge at about 10 am for a well deserved hearty breakfast. Tracking of animals and the medicinal use of plants and trees are just a few of the topics that will be covered as well as identification and habits of birds and animals. Sightings of some of the Big 5 is a realistic possibility.
BUSH ORIENTATION WALK – MARLOTH PARK - R420 PP (1.5 - 3 hrs) (All ages welcome)
Enjoy a leisurely walk along the banks of the Crocodile river with our bush guide, who will enlighten you with his knowledge and his passion for the African Bush. Zebra, Blue Wildebeest, Kudu, Warthog and Giraffe are just some of the game that you will encounter on the walk. Our guide will also point out the amazing variety of bird species in and around Kruger.
On top of the amazing game viewing safaris that we offer, we also have the Panorama route on our doorstep.
PANORAMA ROUTE FULL DAY TOUR – R1470 pp (9 - 10 hrs) (All ages welcome)
On this full day tour, you will get to experience Mpumalanga's most spectacular scenery. Visit the charming village of Graskop and the spectacular Lisbon falls, Mac-Mac falls and Berlin falls. The breathtaking view form Gods window overlooks a sheer 300 meter drop into a rivene which houses an indigenous forest and Kruger Park can be seen in a distance. The natural potholes of Bourke's Luck are deep cylindrical holes formed by the action of sand and rocks carried down by the water when the river is in flood. You will also be visiting the Blyde River Canyon, the 3rd largest canyon in the world. Lunch will be at the famous Harry's Pancakes (for your own account). If time allows we will also pay a visit to Pilgrims Rest, an old historical gold mining town. Depart between 7 am & 8 am, return at about 5pm.
For the more adventurous we offer the following activities:
QUAD BIKING – GAME FARM – R730 pp (1 hr) (No children under 12)
Conducted quad biking experience through a scenic bushveld farm bordering on to Marloth Park.
TIGER FISHING – KOMATI RIVER – R810 pp (5 - 6 hrs) (No children under 6)
By far the most powerful fresh water fish on Earth. Because of their furious teeth, their Scientific name is translated literally as water dog. Tiger fish have been recorded to hit their prey at 50km/h. They have 20 cone shaped teeth that are extremely sharp. A half day fishing safari (early morning or in the afternoon) takes place on the Komati river about 25 km from us. An experienced fishing guide caters for the novice and experienced fisherman alike.
HORSE RIDING – GAME RESERVE, 40 km FROM BUSHWISE SAFARIS – R640 pp (1 hr) (No children under 6)
For the experienced as well as the novice rider, horse riding safaris are conducted on a private game farm about 40 km from us, Riders can explore the unspoilt African wilderness on horseback. minimum 4 people.
ELEPHANT INTERACTION – R735 pp and ELEPHANT BACK SAFARI – R925 pp – GAME RESERVE, 40 km FROM BUSHWISE SAFARIS (½ - 1 hr) (no children under 6)
Get up close and personal with the elephants. We will take you to a game farm about 40 km from us to meet these magnificent animals of Africa. They will allow you to touch and exchange greetings with the elephants and experience their exceptional intellegence. (½ hr) You also have the option to experience and enjoy an exciting elephant meander on the back of the elephant through the private game park (Another ½ hr) Departure from the lodge depends on booking time.
MICROLIGHT SAFARI – GAME RESERVE, 40 km FROM BUSHWISE SAFARIS - R1330 pp (15 min) (No children under 12)
You'll be flying in a fixed wing bantam microlight aircraft over a private game reserve about 40 km from us on the southern border of the Kruger Park. Expect an exhilarating big game experience. Flights are conducted early morning or late afternoon and availability is weather dependent.
- Great for children of all ages
- No pets allowed
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: Double Bed
Bedroom 2: King Bed
Bedroom 3: Double Bed
Bedroom 4: King Bed
Bedroom 5: Bunk Bed
Bedroom 6: Double Bed
Bedroom 7: Bunk Bed
Beds in other rooms: Single Bed
- 7 En suites, 1 Toilet Only
- Wi-Fi available
- Air conditioning
- Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
- Mountain Views
- Shared garden
- Balcony or terrace
- Internet access
- Staffed property
- Pool or snooker table
- Washing machine
- Ceiling Fans
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Housekeeping Included
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- Check in time:14:00, Check out time:10:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
- This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
- Please contact the owner
- Cancellation policy
Dinner bed and breakfast R1190 per person sharing.
R440 Single supplement for guests not sharing a room with anyone else.
Children under 12 pays half price for our bed and breakfast and dinner bed and breakfast options.
No pets allowed.
About the owner
Tim And Annette V
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- Calendar updated::
- 25 Apr 2017
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Languages spoken: English
This Lodge has 7 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms and sleeps 21. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 19 Jan 2015. Located in Mpumalanga, it has 1 review with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £385.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 25 Apr 2017.
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