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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 9 May 2016

The Bushwillow Lodge was a wonderful 2 night stay. We stayed at the lodge rather than the self- catering apartments which provided dinner, bed & breakfast. The accommodation was lovely, the staff very helpful and friendly, the food delicious and tasty. All in all a highly recommended stay. One Tip: If going on any of the walks in the reserve...

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Stuttgart, Germany
Reviewed 1 May 2016

We spent six nights in bushwillow lodge and we liked it. The service was execellent as well as the lodge. I had a spyder night walk with Ryan this was as well a great experience. My wife liked to walk the trails close to our lodge to meet giraffes and other wild animals.

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Cape Town
Reviewed 9 April 2016

We stayed at Bushwillow collection for 5 nights over March/April 2016. We took out both of the lodge cottages as a family and opted for self-catering so we would have the use of the whole lodge privately. It was a very pleasant stay. The lodge and cottages are very well equipped, comfortable and beautifully furnished - and all conveniences have...

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The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 22 March 2016

We had 3 fantastic days in the st Lucia wetlands , using Bushwillow as our base. We had the green monkey orange cottage . And cant say enough good things about it. It was all the little touches that makes this worthy of its 4star rating . The staff ( all ladies) ran a very efficient operation , with superb...

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BushwillowCollection, Owner at Bushwillow Collection, responded to this review

Dear Keith & family, Thank you so much for the review. I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay in our Boutique chalet: Green Monkey Orange. Kerry and Shireen are new to the team and have settled in so well, making our guests stay extra special. I am sure they are excited to see their names appear here...

Ulceby , Nr Lincolnshire
Reviewed 16 March 2016

From the time we arrived till departure we felt really special . Superb little Gem which provides all your needs. We loved the peacefulness , tranquility & the superb staff. Jabu is a real gem as well and as the Chef in the bush creates the most awesome meals, always exciting & inviting with a new surprise everyday. In fact...

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BushwillowCollection, Kerry Stewart, Guest Hostess at Bushwillow Collection, responded to this review

Dear John & Avril, Thank you John for the great review.... it was lovely having you stay along with Ian and Olive. Boy, was it hot during your visit! Things have cooled down a little now and we have also had some rain to help the bush along. Thanks for the muesli recipe, Jabu is proudly preparing it and guests...

Joure, The Netherlands
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Staff was from the highest level. Rooms were superclean. Food was from a superb quality! This in combination of warm and friendly people, who did everything for us to complete some wonderful days of our holiday!

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 March 2016

Our five nights at Bushwillow were the highlight of our trip to South Africa. We were given a warm and helpful welcome by the staff who were very anxious to make us feel at home. The cabin (Yellow wood) was clean, very well equipped and with a feeling of privacy and a welcome pool. It all gave us the taste...

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BushwillowCollection, Kerry Stewart, Guest Hostess at Bushwillow Collection, responded to this review

Wow…... Thank you for you lovely words. Our Bushwillow family are always eager to meet new people and make you feel welcome and at home.Yes, we really are battling in Zululand with the drought, it is affecting a lot of places. Although we keep our hopes up, hoping for some rain before winter sets in. For the avid bird watcher...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 29 February 2016

We stayed in Red Ivory and found the accommodation and amenities to be of an exceptional high standard. We would highly recommend the bush walk and evening spider walk with Ryan who has extensive knowledge of the fauna and flora.

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BushwillowCollection, Kerry Stewart, Guest Hostess at Bushwillow Collection, responded to this review

Dear Brian & Dawn, thank you for such a lovely review.The spider walk is a fantastic experience, one that most are a little afraid of but once done it truly gives you a whole different view on spiders and scorpions. We hope to see you in the future.

Reviewed 27 February 2016

We had a lovely stay at bushwillow lodge,great advice for activities,very helpfull and friendly people,the food was amazing and de rooms are big and clean!we felt really home away from home!i would really recommend to stay over here!

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Suffolk, UK
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Very comfortable accommodation (Tambotie Lodge) - friendly and knowledgable staff who can recommend places to visit and make booking arrangements if required. The lodge is in a game reserve with numerous game wandering around - excellent meals served outside. Recommend visits to Umfolozi game park and to St Lucia to see hippos.

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Traditional, Quirky or Cosy! Choose between self-catering, dinner bed & breakfast or all inclusive packages. Bushwillow Collection offers 3 totally different accommodation style options to suit your mood and we strive to provide a very personalised service, and we pride ourselves on this. Stay at our LODGE with warm wooden floors, reed ceilings and muted colours for a feeling of serenity and oneness with nature, together with good, honest home cooking. Meet fellow travellers at the central lodge area with pool deck and share adventures. Choose one of our BOUTIQUE self-catering chalets with private pool and quirky design and let the bright and cheerful colour schemes lift your spirit whilst still allowing nature to bring balance. Ask nicely, and we can bring you breakfast... or try an evening meal at our lodge one evening, subject to availability. Retreat to our self-catering COTTAGE with thatched roof set under tall and rare Lebombo Wattles for a cosy and relaxing escape. Relax in the spa bath on the outside deck and listen to the sounds of the African night. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bushwillow Collection

Address: PO Box 693 | Kuleni Game Park, Hluhluwe 3960, South Africa (Formerly Bushwillow Lodge)
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Hluhluwe
Price Range: $170 - $279 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bushwillow Collection 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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“All Suites are top notch”
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“the two "boutique" lodges sleep two people each, while "the cottage" has room for more ...”
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CSF_1953, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The chalets are lovely and have small dip pools, but are self-catering.”
LawrenceGreene, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Green monkey orange is very spacious and for us with two kids (18 and 16 years old) perfect”
F-Frank-Family, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are lovely.”
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