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Pinetown, South Africa
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We stayed for 4 nights in the smaller park near the dam. It was lovely in the shade of the trees in the hot Zululand weather , where we could relax in the tranquility of sounds of the birds all around us and watch the Zebra, wildebeest and Nyala come to feed. Ablutions where always clean and lovely hot water...

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Canterbury, Uk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We camped here in October. Had a choice of pitches and settled for a shady spot facing straight onto the enclosure/feeding area for the animals which we watched as we relaxed, eating and reading. The ablutions were clean and good. One evening we ate at the restaurant and the food was good. Of course it is lovely to watch the...

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were going to camp and decided it was so hot this time of the year so we stayed in the chalets. The communal bathrooms were okay, but they needed the floors to be cleaned more often than they were. However the pool was very welcoming with the humidity that we had at the time. Lovely to see the animals...

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Thank Lynncooper_sa
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed at Bush Baby lodge for one night. The accommodation is basic and adequate. The chalet has two beds a table and chairs outside on the verandah , very basic cutlery and a kettle. There is no TV. This little lodge was a welcome break from the rat race. There is a lovely dining area for breakfast or meals...

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Thank Joy S
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Pim and Thandi are great hosts. This one of the better places I have ever stayed at! Great value for money. I will most certainly go back in the future. Planning a trip for all my staff next year in April.

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Thank 196willie
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

We came here because of the good reviews and the pool. We stayed two nights with our tent (120 per person per night). There is a kitchen to cook, two fridges and tables to sit and eat. But don't expect too much. The kitchen stuff is in an absolute state, especially the sauce pans (pictures added). No cutlery at all....

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Thank Nora W
246Pim123, Owner at Bushbaby Lodge & Camping, responded to this review

Dear Nora, We used to have always very good sets of pots and pans at the communal kitchens but they seem to disappear all the time and most people camping bring their own camping gear. Our tap water is bore hole water but we supply drinking water for free at both kitchens ( the 5L cans). The bathrooms are cleaned...

Swellendam, South Africa
Reviewed 28 November 2016

I camped here for one night and was very happy with everything. Campsite was clean with immaculate ablutions. The meals served in the restaurant were 100%. All staff friendly and helpful. Will definitely stay again when I'm in the area.

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Reviewed 24 November 2016

Camped for 5 nights at Bushbaby Lodge, near Hluhluwe. Very nice campsite under shady trees. Facilities are very good - nice ablutions block, swimming pool and short walks on the property. The camp is less than half hour drive from to Hluhluwe Game Reserve Memorial Gate it is also very close to Hluhluwe village (that is if you need anything)....

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Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay at Bushbaby Lodge where we camped for 4 days, loved it there, only downside is that they can really upgrade the bathrooms, looked a bit grubby, however the stay was awesome. Will definitely visit it again

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Thank Cathy B
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Not many camping facilities available close to Hluluwe were we needed to be for Cycle event. Rather pricy for whats on offer but then again choice in the area is limited!! Sites are spacious with some grass / shady sites. Although the chalets each have a stainless steel braai facility, the camsites have to share two communal braai facilities and...

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Chalets & campsites in a lush garden of indigenous treesBushbaby Lodge is the perfect break-away in the heart of Elephant Coast. In a picturesque tropical garden under the shade of enormous indigenous trees with South African hospitality at its best. Treat yourself to traditional home cooking, or make use of the equipped communal kitchen and cater for yourself. Enjoy leisurely walks while viewing the rich bird live and game of the area. We are only 20 minutes away from the Hluhluwe/Umfolozi Game Reserve and various exciting activities can be organized in the area. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bushbaby Lodge & Camping

Address: D49 | Bushlands, Hluhluwe 3960, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Hluhluwe
Price Range: $74 - $80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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“There are no aircon, only fans. The fans work well”
 of 5 bubbles Lynncooper_sa, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Great atmosphere”
 of 5 bubbles 196willie, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
“If Self catering, take braai tongs and a sharp knife.”
 of 5 bubbles trevorc467, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for chalet 13 for privacy otherwise chalet 11 and 12 also overlook the watering hole”
 of 5 bubbles deebean0112, 27 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Make sure in advance if the lodge host large party groups before you book.”
 of 5 bubbles paulj930, 5 May 2015 | Read review
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