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“Wonderful bush experience and warm hospitality!”
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Bushwise Safaris
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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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“Wonderful bush experience and warm hospitality!”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

Thank you Tim and Anette, Werner and Donald for a fantastic bush experience! We spent a wonderful 3 nights at Bushwise. The staff was friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful. We loved the crisp white linen and the African decor of our comfortable rooms. Scrumptious meals were served in the boma under the stars and we spent lovely times on the upper deck at the bar and pool, with incredible views of the Crocodile river. Care was taken to make our stay extra special with all the excursions and activities available to us - everything - from long walks along the river, to game drives and guided bush walks in the Kruger were effortlessly organized by Anette and her team. We can definitely recommend Bushwise for a memorable stay.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

I spent 2 nights at Bushwise safaris with my son in April. We had the most wonderful stay and the staff at the lodge were warm and friendly. They went out of their way to make our 3 days there enjoyable and comfortable. I had specific dietary requirements and they provided me with simple tasty food that was both dairy and gluten free!! The accommodation was very comfortable.
Donald our game drive guide was incredibly knowledgeable and my son learned so much in such a short time. We saw wonderful game and I highly recommend Bushwise Safaris. Thanks so much Tim and Annette.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

My companion and I were fortunate enough to have chosen Bushwise for our African adventure. Annette and Tim treated us like family; they did everything possible to ensure that we had a most enjoyable African experience. The knowledgeable, friendly staff, Werner and Donald provided wonderful experiences on the bush drives and excursions, and very prompt transfer from the airport. The food was excellent, especially the dinners under the African sky. It was truly a wonderful African experience. The lodging that we had was excellent -very comfortable bedding! The lodge is very tastefully decorated in a true African style, and our room had a wonderful view overlooking the crocodile river with frequent animal sightings . I can't say enough good thins about Bushwise to do them justice. I will definitely return. We enjoyed our stay tremendously.

Room Tip: Balcony facing the river
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed 15 March 2014

We found Bushwise after reviewing and browsing the net and so many tripadvisors reviews, looking for a great lodge at a affordable price and our pick could not be better!!! We feel very lucky to have chosen Bushwise. The Kruger experience @Bushwise was wonderful. We arrive to a very nice and accomodating lodge and our room was perfect. As soon as we arrived we were served lunch and after that we went to a our first sunset safari.... our stay was a rush of good experiences and we felt very well treated by Tom, Anette, and Werner. Food was also remarkable. Also we enjoyed very much the deck and pool from where we were able to watch the cocodrile river and its wild life (hipos, buffalos, etc.). We want to thank Bushwise safari for all their care and consideration that make our stay a very special one.
Marcelo and Silvina

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 14 March 2014 via mobile

A close friend of mine recommended Bushwise to me when I was looking for a great place to bring folks to Kruger, and they did not steer me wrong. After leading a group of 6 volunteers through Southern Africa for a week, we were hoping to find an oasis to relax and have a great bush experience at Kruger. Well, Bushwise is just that. The accommodation is top notch, the staff friendly and very knowledgeable and the food better than we could have imagined.

This intimate experience offered us a beautiful opportunity to connect to nature and one another as we sat under the African sky, whether sitting in the pool or eating dinner. Their guide was one of the more knowledgable I've come across, and the hospitality of the proprietors was classically South African.

But, on top of all that, we had a particular experience that could have tested this hospitality. As we were driving to the lodge, our van got stuck in a ditch on a dirt road about 10kms from the lodge, at 11:30pm. With no idea what to do, we called Tim at the lodge and before we could lose our cool, he and Werner (lodge manager) came to our rescue. They spent two hours digging us out and pulling us out of the ditch. We could not have gotten out without them, and they never once complained about the situation.

I strongly encourage you to stay at Bushwise and experience the best Kruger and South Africa has to offer.

Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

The group I was with had a fantastic time here. The rooms were clean, air conditioned with comfortable beds. The food was good and the views from the roof pool/dining area were spectacular. The staff made the stay, Tim (Owner) and the guides Vernor and Donald were incredibly knowledgeable and their stories about things they'd experienced inside the park were captivating. I highly recommend staying here.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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La Grange Park, Illinois
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

The Bushwise Safari staff is incredible. Our group stayed there for 3 nights. They are helpful, courteous and entertaining in sharing their stories of encounters with the wild game animals. The views are unparalleled, their accommodations are clean and comfortable and their staff is available 24/7. Their guided tours of Kruger National Park are top-notch, and they are willing to coordinate all the rest of your activities. They are not far from Crocodile Bridge, which leads to a less busy entrance into Kruger. The drive to the lodge within Marloth Park also includes some wild game animals that are free to wander and create wonderful photo opportunities. All around a wonderful experience. Perfect location for a quality safari experience.

Room Tip: One room that I know of did not have a shower, only a tub. So inquire while making reservations.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: Bushwise Safaris
Address: PO Box 909 | Marloth Park, Marloth Park 1340, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Marloth Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 34 Speciality Lodging in Marloth Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bushwise Safaris 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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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