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Gooderson Bushlands Game Lodge

TripAdvisorUSD 144*
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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From arriving through the gates we were in the bush. This reserve has wonderful non predatory animals, zebra, giraffe, buck, nyala, dykers, warthog, birds galore and we even saw a huge rare eagle owl. Wow. Watching the animals at the water hold from a purpose built hide with seating, was a bonus. Accommodation was clean with all mod cons. No...

Thank olgapolovski
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Lovely quiet place but lacks WiFi and TV in rooms. Service at the bar a bit slow with ice and glasses before the tourist buses arrived. Room comfortable with much needed air con. A reasonable second option if places in Hluhluwe are full.

Thank Kathy P
Gillitts, South Africa
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Rooms are very clean and comfortable. Meals are great and represent traditional South African meals. Staff are very friendly. Great break for families or a quiet getaway. Great place for birding. Nice viewing deck to watch animals at waterhole.

Thank Angela20142014
Reviewed 22 December 2016

We stayed one night as a stop over spot on our trip to Phinda. The area is lovely and there is small game throughout the reserve. You are able to walk within the reserve as there are no dangerous animals. The rooms did the job and have aircon. The bathrooms are a little tired though. The food was very good...

Thank Brett G
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Reviewed 30 November 2016

A non-pretentious, peaceful lodge amidst a gentle game park with zebras, nyalas, giraffes... Suitable for those who want to spend a day or two or more in African nature, in a comfortable log cabin, sit by the fire in the evening ... and conveniently located close to Dumazulu Zulu cultural village and Hluhluwe game park... Book a game drive with...

Thank Skebenga
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We were part of a Grand Circle tour with 41 people, we staying here for two nights in room 24. It was at the end of the boardwalk, the last room before needing to take a shuttle. It was a pleasant unit with living room and bedroom, a refrigerator, and front and side porch. Morning and night two Red Duikers...

1Thank KTSunny
BushGM, General Manager at Gooderson Bushlands Game Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments, really glad you enjoyed your stay at Bushlands and had a great "Wildlife" experience. We hope you enjoy the rest of your vacation in our beautiful country.

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 13 October 2016

An oasis in the bush. What a pleasant surprise. The Lodge was unfortunately fully booked at the time of our reservation with a large group. The management (Courtney and Tracey) were fantastic and assisted us with a self catering unit, but arranged to include us in the breakfasts and dinners. Although they were catering for the group we were discretely...

1Thank afroconf
BushGM, General Manager at Gooderson Bushlands Game Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, we appreciate your positive comments and look forward to your return visit.

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We were a combined family of 9: 4 adults, and 5 kids ranging from 7 to 15. 4 of our party had never been to Africa before. The lodge's guide, the amiable Siyabonga, drove us on two afternoons to Hluhluwe (half an hour's drive away) on a guided tour, and he did a fantastic job of it. The American cousins...

2Thank alisonandfamily23
BushGM, General Manager at Gooderson Bushlands Game Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are very pleased you enjoyed your family holiday and hope that your memories of Bushlands will be remembered in years to come.

Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Great place to be, very friendly staff really taking care of you. Had some nice observations on the viewing deck. Good food around the camp fire. 2 nights enough though, moving on now to St. Lucia. Good place !

3Thank Robbert E
GoodersonLeisure, Guest Relations Manager at Gooderson Bushlands Game Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Robbert E, Thank you for taking the time to leave a positive review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed yourself and got to experience our local wildlife from our viewing deck. We hope you visit us again! Regards, Gooderson Leisurea

Leuven, Belgium
Reviewed 19 August 2016

The neighorbood of the Hluhluwe valley is full of lodges from very basic to very high level. We specifically enjoyed the Gooderson Game lodge due to its authenticity, quiet atmosphere and relaxing environment. Although not specifically suited to see the big five it still heaven for the many birds one can spot. The small bedrooms are located in the reserve...

2Thank Philip3012

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Additional Information about Gooderson Bushlands Game Lodge

Address: Lot H99, Bushlands Road, Hluhluwe 3960, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Hluhluwe
Price Range: $136 - $192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gooderson Bushlands Game Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 36
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Bushlands Game Hotel Hluhluwe
Gooderson Bushlands Game Lodge Hluhluwe, South Africa - Zululand
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“Rooms at the end of the walkway are great to see the animals from, BUT, if you are elderly take the rooms nearer to the restaurant and bar.”
olgapolovski, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are in between the trees. Very peaceful with lots of birds”
Angela20142014, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“ask for a room further away from the restaurant if you want giraffes walking past your lodge or closer if you don't want to walk to dinner”
Skebenga, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Lovely rooms sorrounded by natures beauty all around.”
Danube13, 19 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Visit the water hole and walk out in the field to be with the animals”
Frank077, 4 Apr 2016 | Read review
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