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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed at Bushwise twice this month. The first time we did a 1-day safari tour and our guide took us off the beaten path and we had a wonderful experience. Our guide was dedicated to our experience, very knowledge and even stayed out longer than scheduled to look for lions. The lodge is well kept, clean and has...

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BushwiseSafaris, Manager at Bushwise Safaris, responded to this review

Hi Jessica Thanks for your great review. It was a pleasure hosting you during your stay. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your safari and stay and hope to see you soon. Zander

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bushwise was an excellent place to stay during our trip to Kruger National Park. The room was beautiful and clean, and all of the common areas were just the same. We ate breakfast and dinner at the lodge each day and the food was delicious - they served a variety of different dishes. We did a safari with their tour...

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BushwiseSafaris, Owner at Bushwise Safaris, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for the review , pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and for highly recommend Bushwise. Kind regards Tim

Bornem, Belgium
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a room on the 1st floor with view on the Crocodile river from our balcony. Good breakfast and dinner. A lot of bush-sounds at night which was fantastic and an occasional roar of a lion. We booked a sunset game drive in KNP and transport to the gate was arranged by Bushwise. Great service !!

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BushwiseSafaris, Owner at Bushwise Safaris, responded to this review

Hi We appreciate your review and for and advising us that you enjoyed the meals and all the bush sounds they all ways make for good memories. Tim

Eching, Germany
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

dinner and drinks overpriced, breakfast good, nice location but due to the trees no good view on crocodile river, no free WIFI ! , which nowadays should be normal, spacious rooms, if you have a room on ground floor basically no view , but you may have animals visiting :-) Kudus, Zebra ....

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BushwiseSafaris, Owner at Bushwise Safaris, responded to this review

Hi Andreas, We really appreciate that you took the time to write a review about our establishment. After the extreme drought that turned our area into a desert we just love the luscious bush where the animals once again have enough to eat at last. It was really sad to see them struggle. Luckily the Crocodile river is only 20...

Saskatchewan, Canada
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We enjoyed our four night stay at Bushwise. After a month touring RSA this was the highlight of our trip. The room was exceptional with appropriate African decor. Location was great with a view over the Crocodile River. We saw Kudu, zebra, hippos, impala from our deck. The staff and Tim were great. Zander was a fine knowledgeable guide. We...

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BushwiseSafaris, Owner at Bushwise Safaris, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks so much for the great review. You were very lucky to see the wild dogs, I'm so jealous. You will have to come back though to find the lions. (not from our lack of trying for 4 days!) This just shows you again, it's about the right place at the right time. Until next time then. Tim

Tisdale, Canada
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Spent four nights a Bushwise and it could not have been better. The room overlooked Kruger National Park and in the morning you can see and hear the Hippos in the Crocodile River. The room was spotless and decorated in a tasteful African motif. Zander our guide and host was outstanding, congenial and knowledgeable.

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Hi Thank you for choosing Bushwise for your Kruger experience and that your stay was up to your expectations. Hope you had a good trip home . Tim

Upper Austria, Austria
Reviewed 31 January 2017

A magic Holiday, The reception was warm and friendly. The View was amazing from the Pool area and the Beers were good. The meals in the evening were well prepaired and tasted excellent. The Location is very close to the Kruger Park Gate and the outings organized by Bushwise were professional. I will definately come back again.

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BushwiseSafaris, Manager at Bushwise Safaris, responded to this review

Hi, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay here with us. Our view is truly amazing and we are glad you enjoyed it as well. We hope to see again in the future. Zander

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We stayed at Bushwise with our family over the New Year's holiday. The location of the lodge is perfect for relaxing and offers lovely vistas of Kruger and the Crocodile River. The rooms were quite large and very comfortable. The breakfasts and dinners were all delicious and satisfying. Throughout our stay, the owners, Tim and Annette, and their entire staff...

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Hi Thank you for your kind words we all at Bushwise were pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us . Tim

Malmo, Sweden
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Bushwise is a personal Lodge that makes you feel welcome. Our trip with incl safaris was awesome. Bushwise is professional and ontime. A big thanks to Jason, for guiding around the Lodge, great service, information and answers to all our questions. Every trip to the park was as planned. We added one extra sunset safari during the stay, Bushwise was...

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BushwiseSafaris, Owner at Bushwise Safaris, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for the review and feed back. Good to hear that you felt welcome and had awesome safaris in Kruger we all ways strive to show our clients what Kruger has to offer. We have taken note on your comments regarding the lunches and have made the necessary improvements. Tim

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Reviewed 7 January 2017

absolute nice place to stay espacially the stay in the pool on terrace with view on animals crossing the border of property while you just taste a Wonderful Gin tonic in the pool excellent local food nice ambiance excursions in the Kruger possible "you wont regret your stay there" enyoy

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Hi Hi thank you for your review, you right Kruger is magical and good to hear that you were able to enjoy what it has to offer while staying at Bushwise. Kind regards Tim

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The best of Africa distilled into one lodge - Bushwise Safaris. Situated on the banks of the Crocodile River overlooking the Kruger Park, Bushwise Safari Lodge combines the real Kruger Safari experience with accommodation boasting a unique ambiance true to the safari adventure you are seeking. Watch the animals by the river from our big open balcony or swimming pool. Become part of the African night, hear the roar of lions, the call of hyenas and the grunting of hippos coming from the dark. Become part of Africa! We specialize in open vehicle safaris, sunset drives and morning walks inside the Kruger Park. Other activities include Tiger fishing, elephant back safaris, micro light flights, quad biking, horse riding and historical tours to Maputo and Swaziland as well as a day trip on the Panorama route ... more   less 

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Address: PO Box 909 | Marloth Park, Marloth Park 1340, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Marloth Park
Price Range: RM589 - RM633 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bushwise Safaris 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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“Second floor rooms have the best river view.”
 of 5 bubbles 54dl, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Our room had a tub and no shower. Ought to check when booking if a problem. It was also very tricky to open/close our sliding door.”
 of 5 bubbles TNgal1062, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs is best”
 of 5 bubbles Jergasmeister, 28 May 2016 | Read review
“Top room has a view looking into The Kruger National Park directly.”
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 of 5 bubbles kYuji, 27 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Get a top floor room with view to Kruger.”
 of 5 bubbles Henkeplutt, 20 Feb 2016 | Read review
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