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Bushriver Lodge

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Outdoor pool, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, sun loungers

Overview of Bushriver Lodge

Entire apartment

Bushriver Lodge

4 out of 5

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationKruger National Park Phalaborwa Gate51 min drive
  • AirportHoedspruit (HDS)65 min drive
  • Popular LocationTimbavati Game Reserve97 min drive
  • Popular LocationBlyde River Canyon109 min drive

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4 Sleeper Kingfisher Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • River view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed and 2 Twin Beds

3 Sleeper Family Unit

  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • River view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Twin Bed

4 Sleeper Family Unit

  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • River view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed and 2 Twin Beds

2 Sleeper Luxury Suite

  • 829 sq ft
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • River view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Comfort Triple Room

  • 388 sq ft
  • Studio
  • 1 bathroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Twin Bed

Comfort Triple Room

  • 388 sq ft
  • Studio
  • 1 bathroom
  • River view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Twin Bed

About this area


Located in Hoedspruit, Bushriver Lodge is on a river. Balule Game Reserve and Makalali Game Reserve are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate and Klaserie Nature Reserve. Looking to get your feet wet? Rafting and boat tours adventures can be found near the property.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Balule Game Reserve - 12 min drive
  • Kruger National Park Phalaborwa Gate - 51 min drive
  • Jessica the Hippo - 56 min drive
  • Timbavati Game Reserve - 97 min drive
  • Blyde River Canyon - 109 min drive

Getting around

  • Hoedspruit (HDS) - 65 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire apartment to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Bushriver Lodge

Riverfront apartments with outdoor pool and bar/lounge
An outdoor pool, a bar/lounge, and dry cleaning are available at this apartment building. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include laundry facilities, a library, and multilingual staff. Each apartment provides a refrigerator and a microwave, plus free WiFi and a TV with satellite channels. Added amenities include a stovetop, a minibar, and a separate tub and shower.
Bushriver Lodge offers 6 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Each accommodation is individually decorated. Full-sized refrigerators/freezers, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers and hair dryers.

This Hoedspruit apartment provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Premium satellite television is provided. Additionally, rooms include shared/communal kitchens and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

Guests can experience the thrill of a safari, and take advantage of an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Outdoor pool
  • Sun loungers


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free covered self parking on site
  • Onsite parking options include a carport
  • Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Car required

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator (full size)
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Electric kettle
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • 1 bar
  • Minibar


  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Hair dryer

Living spaces

  • Library


  • 40-inch TV with satellite service
  • TV in a common area

Outdoor areas

  • Terrace
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor entertainment area
  • Firepit


  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities

Work spaces

  • Coworking space


  • Air conditioning


  • No pets allowed


  • No elevators
  • Designated smoking areas

Services and conveniences

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Safe
  • Multilingual staff
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Convenience store

Location highlights

  • On the river

Things to do

  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Beach volleyball on site
  • Ecotours on site
  • Game and wildlife drive on site
  • Safari on site
  • Game and wildlife viewing on site
  • Mountain biking on site
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Rafting nearby


  • 6 rooms
  • 1 floor
  • Individually decorated

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Check-in from 2 PM - 7:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
If you are planning to arrive after 7:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with special check-in instructions and key retrieval information; your host will greet you

Access methods

Host will greet you, key retrieval


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is required for transportation to and from this property

National rating

Quality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.

Property is also known as

Bushriver Hoedspruit
Bushriver Lodge
Bushriver Lodge Hoedspruit
Bushriver Lodge Apartment
Bushriver Lodge Hoedspruit
Bushriver Lodge Apartment Hoedspruit

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Rating 5 - Excellent. 33 out of 48 reviews
5 - Excellent 69%
Rating 4 - Good. 7 out of 48 reviews
4 - Good 15%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 48 reviews
3 - Okay 4%
Rating 2 - Poor. 4 out of 48 reviews
2 - Poor 8%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 48 reviews
1 - Terrible 4%




Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2018

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Aunthentic bush hotel right on Olifants River
Our stay at the Bush River Lodge was very authentic and not touristy at all. Beware when booking on, however, as the owner said he was unaware of our arrival and was unable to prepare dinner for us due to his chef not onsite.HOWEVER, he was kind enough to drive us to a nearby restaurant which was awesome! Food was delicious & inexpensive. Rooms were very nice but the bathroom was a bit dated. Overall I would recommend this hotel and you also get to play with "Flippy" the owners adorable & lovable dog who is fluent in three different languages!
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2018

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Rustic chic
Hosts were welcoming and attentive; the location was great for viewing birds and crocs. A drive out at night garnered us views of a Thick-knee, a scrub hare, and an African Civet. Breakfast on the porch overlooking the river was delicious.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2017

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Short stay - ideally located on the Olifants river
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2017

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
One night stay
Nice for a one night stay. However no meals on site provided. Next restaurant 8 km.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2017