We spent 2 nights at Bushwillow Lodge and we were both very pleasantly surprised by what we found. The booking and confirmation process was online, quick and easy; we received timely and relevant correspondence from Liz and Julian, including accurate directions for our journey from Johannesburg.
When we arrived, there was someone waiting to greet us and help with luggage. We were plesantly surprised to find that there are only 3 or 4 chalets, nicely spread out in the bush, so guests can enjoy privacy and peace and quiet.
The staff were exceptionally friendly, polite and helpful. The meals were delicious and we liked the "honesty bar" concept, where we could help ourselves to drinks and write it down. We never felt "over-crowded" by hovering staff, but there was always someone there if you needed them. Bushwillow Lodge favours privacy and exclusivity over commercialism, which is exactly the right note in a bush environment.
The rooms were clean, comfy and contained everything a traveller would need. The Lodge is close to the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game reserve; and our walk through the Kuleni Game Park (in which Bushwillow Lodge is situated) was a highlight. The vegetation was interesting and we enjoyed some great bird sightings.
We would certainly recommend Bushwillow Lodge to other travellers and will endeavour to return there in the future!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Traditional, Quirky or Cosy! Choose between self-catering, dinner bed & breakfast or all inclusive packages. Bushwillow Collection offers 3 totally different accommodation style options to suit your mood and we strive to provide a very personalised service, and we pride ourselves on this. Stay at our LODGE with warm wooden floors, reed ceilings and muted colours for a feeling of serenity and oneness with nature, together with good, honest home cooking. Meet fellow travellers at the central lodge area with pool deck and share adventures. Choose one of our BOUTIQUE self-catering chalets with private pool and quirky design and let the bright and cheerful colour schemes lift your spirit whilst still allowing nature to bring balance. Ask nicely, and we can bring you breakfast... or try an evening meal at our lodge one evening, subject to availability. Retreat to our self-catering COTTAGE with thatched roof set under tall and rare Lebombo Wattles for a cosy and relaxing escape. Relax in the spa bath on the outside deck and listen to the sounds of the African night. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bushwillow Collection Hluhluwe, South Africa - Zululand