We booked at bushwise at the last minute from our hotel the day before in Durban. When we arrived at Bushwise we were greeted by the owner who drove us to bushwise safari which was a fairly long drive away.
Once we arrived we were showed to our rooms, one thing to note that the rooms are
very basic, not luxurious, the only things luxurious is the airconditionin. As far as food, you are provided only breakfast and dinner, a basic lunch was provided to us on the first day but we highly recomend you buy snacks and lunch during your safari in Kruger Park as lunch is not provided and there is not way of ordering in anything!!! not even mr delivery will come this far!. There is a very nice soaking pool and a patio, all outdoors and the dinners at night are absolutely fantastic, we were staying along with a brazilian couple who also joined us for two safaris and were fantastic company.
The biggest downside is that the lodge is 30 minutes from Kruger Park along a very bumpy road. Hence the staff usually takes you on day long safaris (leaving at 5 am and returning at 2 pm) which can be very exhausting.
Would I use bushwise safari again, if you are on a budget most definetly yes as there is nothing that comes close to it terms of value. If you have money to splurge and need the luxuries look elsewhere but be warned kruger national park is not cheap place to stay!!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Bushwise Safaris South Africa/Marloth Park