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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our stay at Bushwise. Sadly, we could only stay one night, but we would have loved to stay longer. The lodge is very tastefully decorated -- safari-style, but nicer than rustic. We were four adults and a child and they kindly put us in two rooms joined by a living area. Great bath and shower. Nice glass... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a good place to stay to explore the Southern end of Kruger National Park. It has great views overlooking the Crocodile river on the Southern border of Kruger with spectacular sunsets from the upper deck where one can enjoy sundowners while spotting game. It allows one easy access to the park which is about a 20 minute drive... More 

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1-Bushwise-Safaris, Manager at Bushwise Safaris, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for the good review, I am glad that you enjoyed your stay here with us and could see what the bush has to offer, I have taken note of your positive criticism and the issues have been addressed. I hope that you will find a nice place to buy here in Marloth. All the best, Jason More 

Cologne, Germany
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful small lodge in Marloth Park directly on the border of Kruger Nationalpark. Great starting point for visits to Kruger Park. The people are very nice, the rooms are beautiful and the food is fantastic. On days without visits to Kruger Park you can even observe animals in Marloth Park like Kudu, Impala, Giraffe and so on or make... More 

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1-Bushwise-Safaris, Manager at Bushwise Safaris, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you so much for your great review, i am delighted that you enjoyed your stay here with us. I hope and trust your journey home was a safe one. Best wishes, Jason More 

Pretoria
1 review
Reviewed 11 October 2016

This was our third stay in this venue and we were welcomed like friends. Enjoyable stay, friendly owners and staff who makes you easily feel at home. Beatufil environment, good food - all in all a great experience. We will be back soon.

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1-Bushwise-Safaris, Owner at Bushwise Safaris, responded to this review

Hi Peter Thank you for your review it was great to have you and your friends come and stay with us and looking forward to seeing you in November. Still no rain this side so just getting dryer and dryer .Just after you left 9 lions killed a water buck just down river from us made for some good viewing.... More 

Mission Viejo, California
1 review
Reviewed 11 October 2016

My wife and I, along with our son had a wonderful trip with another couple and their son. The location was outstanding with many animal sightings from the balcony, including a pride of lions. Internet connection is available, but if you want to stay caught up with games videos or TV you will be disappointed. However, if your joy quiet... More 

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1-Bushwise-Safaris, Manager at Bushwise Safaris, responded to this review

Hi there, I'm so glad you and your family enjoyed your stay here with us at Bushwise. Thank you for your great review and comments. We are currently in the process of sorting out the internet. I hope to see you again soon, and hope you had a safe journey home. Best wishes, Jason More 

Kingsport, TN
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

This was our first trip to South Africa and one of three game viewing options we tried while there. The lodge was well situation. The owners were on site and very friendly and accommodating. The meals featured local dishes and were excellent. We especially enjoyed our first night's meal sitting around the fire. We also liked the opportunity to eat... More 

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1-Bushwise-Safaris, Manager at Bushwise Safaris, responded to this review

Hi We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay here with us. You were privileged to have seen the Big 5 plus a cheetah not everyone is as lucky to see both on one day. We hope to see you again when you return to South Africa. Zander More 

Singapore
1 review
Reviewed 26 September 2016

The room was confortable and tastefully decorated, the food was delicious, and the staff was the most friendly and helpful! Discovering the big 5 (and hundreds more!) in Kruger is an unforgettable experience and Bushwise is the perfect place to do it.

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1-Bushwise-Safaris, Manager at Bushwise Safaris, responded to this review

Hello there Katell, I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay with us here at Bushwise. After many hours of looking we found the elusive Zebra!! It was a huge pleasure to host you and Ian. Thank you for the great review and I hope to see you again in the near future. Best wishes, Jason More 

Spring
1 review
Reviewed 24 September 2016

The staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful, the amenities were very nice, the view was outstanding, and the big animals were all around. I loved my stay there. We had a view of the river from our room and were within 20 meters of elephants and giraffes.

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1-Bushwise-Safaris, Owner at Bushwise Safaris, responded to this review

Hi there, I'm so glad you had a fantastic stay, it was only our pleasure to host you. I'm sure you had a great experience in the Kruger National Park and we are glad that we could help with that. Thank you for your great review and I hope to you again soon. Best wishes, Tim More 

Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

The lodge is perfect with a nice view over kruger park and close to the entrance gate. The people at the lodge are excellent and the reception is warm. Tours can be booked via the lodge and you get the best guides! I could recommend this lodge to everyone and I will most definitly go back to bushwise when I... More 

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1-Bushwise-Safaris, Manager at Bushwise Safaris, responded to this review

Hi We here at Bushwise are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We are glad you enjoyed your time in the Kruger. We hope to see you the next time you visit South Africa. The view will be waiting for you! Regards from the bushveld. Zander More 

Bronkhorstspruit, South Africa
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Fabulous stay, saw " big 5 " before 09-30 and again after lunch. The hospitality shown by Tim and Annette was exceptional, as usual. Our guest from the U K could not believe his luck, and, mainly based on his stay at BUSHWISE will return to South Africa.

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1-Bushwise-Safaris, Manager at Bushwise Safaris, responded to this review

Hi Carl, Thank for the great review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Bushwise once again. Not many people are as lucky to see the Big 5 twice in one day, especially before 9h30. We hope to see you soon again. Regards from the bushveld. Zander More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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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 

Additional Information about Bushwise Safaris

Address: PO Box 909 | Marloth Park, Marloth Park 1340, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Marloth Park
Price Range: $145 - $163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bushwise Safaris 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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“Our room had a tub and no shower. Ought to check when booking if a problem. It was also very tricky to open/close our sliding door.”
 of 5 bubbles TNgal1062, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs is best”
 of 5 bubbles Jergasmeister, 28 May 2016 | Read review
“Top room has a view looking into The Kruger National Park directly.”
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 of 5 bubbles kYuji, 27 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Get a top floor room with view to Kruger.”
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“upstairs rooms overlooking Crocodile River”
 of 5 bubbles Nic0la48, 16 Nov 2015 | Read review
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