We've been staying for 4 nights at Birdsong Africa Lodge and what a pitty we didn't stay for longer. The lodge is an easy 4h drive out of Jo'Burg airport and near to the Crocodile Bridge Kruger gate. The kitchen of the lodge is very well equiped and the 2 rooms come with
aircon and each has its own private bathroom. Nice terrace with braai overlooking the bush. Zebra, kudu and warthog are often seen around the lodge. Small supermarket, butcher,liquor store about 1km away. If you don't want to selfdrive into Kruger you can go with Kerry from Kruger Pride Safaris. She's a very knowledgeable guide and her prices are very reasonable. The hosts Less and Paul were very helpful and went out their way to let you feel at home. They just finished a new lodge next to Birdsong ( Nextdoor).
Fantastic location that we based ourselves. A well kept secret. Les and Paul are wonderful hosts generous with their time and bundles of info. Birdsong is in a beautiful peaceful bush location. Close to crocodile bridge entrance( main entrance to Kruger Park), local pubs,shops and other places to explore. We found Birdsong a fabulous sanctuary after a big day out on safari. We were able to come back relax by the private pool and have a few drinks, or go to the local hotel for a meal and drinks. In the morning and evenings animals come to feed on grass. These included zebras, giraffe,warthogs, kudos,and wilder beasts just to name a few. My husband and I rate this as the best holiday we've had. We used Kruger Pride safari run by Kerry. Her knowledge of the park and its wildlife is extraordinary. We went on 4 safari days each day unveiled its own special surprises. We saw all the big 5 and much more. We rate everyone and everything to do with Birdsong very highly.
Birdsong is a magical place! The lodge is beautifully designed - spacious and light - with a Zen feel - and while it is modern in design it sits perfectly in the bush setting. Creatively furnished with attention to detail - a lot of thought has gone into each piece. The outdoor entertaining area is the magical part with all sorts of visitors from the surrounding bush coming to say goodday! Hosts Les and Paul couldn't do enough for us. I'll be returning soon and this time would love to try out their new lodge Nextdoor - it looks equally magical.
My husband and I took our 6 year old grandson to Birdsong for a week. It was the best holiday the three of us have ever had together. We are extremely well travelled (in both Europe, Canada and the USA) and felt the setting and the accommodation was as good as anything (or better) than anything we have had before. Paul and Les are the most amazing hosts we have had the pleasure of meeting. Their attention to detail is superb - needless to say I can't recommend a stay in either Birdsong or Next Door highly enough. We will definitely be back!!
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