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Little Bush Private Lodge
Reviewed 13 July 2014

Little Bush Private Lodge is a great place for people who love the outdoors and nature. Coming from the U.S., with a week to explore Kruger Park and surrounds, we wanted to visit the deep and spectacular Blyde River Canyon. We found Little Bush Lodge on line, when we learned that accommodations nearer the top were booked up. The Lodge lies below the Mariepskop massif -- at over 6,000 feet the highest point along the escarpment. The setting is beautiful, and our temporary home in the Pied Kingfisher Chalet was wonderful. We self-catered our breakfasts & lunches and enjoyed delicious dinners prepared by owner Susan Kemp and her assistant, Louie. We had just one full day and 2 nights, but we enjoyed a drive up the escarpment, a lovely hike to a waterfall, and a visit to the Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. There is much more to do, and next time we’ll allow more time at Little Bush Lodge. If we lived in South Africa we would make Little Bush a regular get-away place!
Rodney Jackson & Darla Hillard, California, USA

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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

We choose a private lodge so that we could see the "big 5" up close and personal and we were not disappointed. One of the advantages of a private lodge is that you can go "off road" which is a restraint with our every need attended to. Have stayed at parks before but this one was a luxury well work trying. The ranger and guide and the rest of the staff made it feel like you were part of the family. An extra bonus was that there was a leopard in camp when we arrived, keeping the staff on either toes and meaning that we could not roam around at will but a once in a lifetime experience anyway. We did not feel unsafe at all.

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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

The special attention and service I received at the Little Bush Lodge was incomparable to anything I have ever experienced. The food and drink was wonderful and the place itself was very relaxing. I highly recommend it and can't wait for a chance to go back.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
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2  Thank VickyE2006
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Reviewed 23 July 2013 via mobile

This is the ideal place to go and find yourself. The setting is good and it feels as if you are way deeper in the bush than you actually are. The staff are friendly and heldfull. Nice romantic getaway if you need some quality time with your loved one.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed 3 December 2009

A group of 5 of us stayed at Little Bush Private Lodge in October 2009 during a visit to South Africa. The lodge is located on the outskirts of Kampersrus which is about an hour's drive from the Kruger National Park. There are 3 units on the site, we stayed in the Giant Kingfisher. The units are quite far apart and provides total privacy. The design of the unit we stayed in is amazing and the standards will satisfy the most finicky of travellers. The unit provides breathtaking views of the nearby mountain range and was kept clean to a very high standard at all times. The same can be said about the rest of the grounds. The outstanding charm of this place was the attention to detail, friendliness and personal touch by the owners which made this a truly unforgettable experience. The breakfasts we very generous and different every morning. The owners provided us with a suggested itinerary of places to visit in the area and we enjoyed every single outing. If you are looking for a relaxing, wonderful stay in amazing surroundings in the South African Bushveld, this is the place to go to! We will certainly go back again!

  • Stayed: October 2009
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Reviewed 8 September 2009

Little Bush is a real GEM, hidden away from the hustle and bustle of every day life. The Lodge is magnificently designed with the bush being part of the Lodge and you have this Majestic Drakensberg mountain around you. Very neat and clean, which I always base my first impression on. We were conveniently situated near most of the wildlife attractions and they have arranged entry into the Moholoholo Rehabilitation centre and Game reserve near Hoedspruit. The staff and owners are friendly and make you feel welcome from the moment you call them for availability. I really enjoyed my stay and will definitely go back again and again.

  • Stayed: April 2008, travelled on business
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  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled with family
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Address: Kampersrus, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Hoedspruit
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #43 of 103 Speciality Lodging in Hoedspruit
Price Range: £100 - £161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Little Bush Private Lodge is situated in Kampersrus, a small community in the Hoedspruit area, at the foot of the majestic Drakensberg. Little Bush offers three individually designed thatched chalets: Woodland Kingfisher, Giant Kingfisher and Pied Kingfisher. All chalets have a fully equipped kitchen, BBQ, private deck and luxurious bathrooms. Little Bush boasts an always-full dam and three hectares of indigenous fauna and flora, an amazing garden and swimming pool. Enjoy a drink on your private deck with priceless views of the Drakensberg or watch the birds and wildlife visiting. Little Bush Lodge offers luxury and tranquility in a unique environment. ... more   less 
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