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Bushwa Private Game Lodge

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Private Game Reserves & Safari Lodges / Weekend Breaks Johannesburg - 4 Tents, 1 Spa Bedroom, Rustic Tree House and Family Bush Camp
Spa
All Ages Welcome
Conference venue
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You’ll want to linger over lunch on the deck as the views over the reserve and Waterberg are endless. Relaxation is the order of the day, at the spa, around the pool, in the Jacuzzi. And for the adventurous romantics, spend a star-filled night in the rustic tree house overlooking a waterhole.

Renee, Consultant. Reader. Adventurer. Surfer

ABOUT Bushwa Private Game Lodge

Set high on a ridge in the unspoilt malaria-free Waterberg biosphere, Bushwa offers stunning views and a unique African bushveld experience. Warm hospitality, excellent cuisine and soothing spa await you at this romantic retreat. Stylish safari tents are set high on the hill, with breathtaking views, free-standing bathtubs and starlit outdoor stone showers. Watch the sun set from the splendour of your own viewing deck. Rekindle the romance in the rustic Tree House set on a waterhole, where the rustle of leaves will soothe you to sleep.

Excellent cuisine is served in the elegant dining area or beneath the stars around the campfire. Laze on a daybed at the pool deck with views of the waterhole below, frequented by a host of animals. Be pampered at the Tsamma Bush Spa, with African-based treatments to refresh body, mind and soul. Only 250 km from Johannesburg. Big Five game drives, elephant and horseback safaris, and golf nearby.

Transfers arranged | Secure parking | Children welcome

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ROOMS

Stylish Tent- Safari Lodge
Sleeps 2
4 Units
The rate includes Breakfast, High tea and Dinner and two Game Drives per day.
From R 1,850.00 p/p sharing All meals and activities
View room facilities
Spa Bedroom
Sleeps 2
1 Unit
The rate includes Breakfast, High tea and Dinner and two Game Drives per day.
From R 1,850.00 p/p sharing All meals and activities
View room facilities
Rustic Tree House
Sleeps 2
1 Unit
From R 1,850.00 p/p sharing All meals and activities
View room facilities
Rustic Bush Camp (Self Catering)
Sleeps 20
7 Units
From R 8,500.00 per unit All meals and activities
View room facilities
Check in & check-out times

Check-in: 14:00

Check-out: 11:00

Please note: Rates are a guide and subject to change. Please re-confirm rates when booking or enquiring.

GUEST FEEDBACK

Bushwa review
13 Dec 2016

"Good day, A lovely spot for a quick break. Management are so friendly and made us feel so welcome. Game drives where enjoyable but while not the big five the rangers made it a very pleasant drive. A massive thank you to the chef - he provided me with so much gluten free food as I have to adhere to a Coeliac diet and he made everything from flap jacks to scones! Rooms where lovely an very private and it is well worth the break from the city. Kind regards"

Kathryn Marini
Bushwa Game Lodge
01 Sep 2015

"Very peaceful. Staff are great!! Meals were lovely. Everything was wonderful."

Phillipa
Bushwa Private Game Reserve
16 Apr 2015

"Exceptional Service, Beautiful Views. Loved the tranquility and ambiance."

Zeleika Cahill
Bushwa lodge
02 Feb 2015

"My friend And I had an amazing time surrounded by beautiful nature friendly and kind staff and a very well run well put together lodge. As a weekend getaway,it is the perfect R n R place to go thank you to the team"

liz uren from
Wonderfully relaxing
02 Sep 2014

"We had a wonderful weekend at Bushwa - what a find. Perched up on the hill, the setting was just perfect. Just 2 and a half hours from Johannesburg, makes it the perfect getaway for a weekend - would have loved longer! The food was spectacular and wine selection, although small, was adequate. I am looking forward to our next trip!"

Bridgette from South Africa
Bushwa WOW!!!!
27 May 2014

"My stay was fabulous, the tent, the staff, the service, the spa, the view, the outside shower and just everything was fantastic. James the chef prepares the most wonderful meals! A special mention to everyone who spent time talking to me and making me feel very comfortable especially with me being on my own. I will definately be back and be mentioning Bushwa to all the people I know so that they can go and experience the peace and relaxation I did. Thanks to you all. Denise"

Denise Gerig from South Africa
Bushwa
12 Jan 2014

"Really great bush experience. Annamarie was a super host and all of the staff were great. BJ was our minder for the duration and was amazing as a guide and he made us very comfortable in the bush camp. Our accommodation in the chalet tents was of very high quality. All of the food from brekky to dinner was of really high standard. Thank you folks for a great time."

Bernie, Paul Yvonne & Geoff from Ireland
Bushwa lodge
06 Jan 2014

"We loved our stay at Bushwa and have already referred 3 couples to the lodge. We loved the fact that the lodge has a personal feel and is not too big or commercial. The food is spectacular and the treehouse is very romantic. The spa is beautifully stocked and I enjoyed a relaxing massage. We can't wait for our next visit"

Ilona Conroy from South Africa
Bushwa Game Lodge
31 Oct 2013

"Our family spent a weekend at Bushwa Game Lodge to celebrate my husband's birthday. There were 12 of us altogether -6 adults and 6 children - children ranging in age from 10 years to 3 months. We had a wonderful celebration with thanks going to Annemarie and her team for their caring and wonderful hospitality. At no time did we feel that the children were unwelcome - in fact quite the opposite. Special provision was made for the youngests' meals and they were all made to feel special. We stayed in the tented camp and the tents were very comfortable and a great experience especially when we had violent thunder and lightening storms on both nights we were there. The food was great and the setting on top of a hill with a pool flowing over into nowhere! We loved it all. The Game Reserve is not very large and so there were no lion or elephant and they no longer have rhino because of the poaching but our family are keen on birds, frogs, geckos and snakes so there was a lot to keep them busy. Thank you , Annemarie and all the staff, for making our weekend such a happy one."

Pamela Buckham from South Africa
Review
20 May 2013

"We found a 'gem' in this Game Reserve. Very accessible from Johannesburg for a weekend or even an overnight stay.Lovely. well appointed luxury tents, excellent cuisine, warm and friendly. Highly recommended."

Heather Borain from South Africa
What an amazing weekend!
29 Mar 2012

"Bushwa is BAKGAT!!!! Very friendly staff, beautiful tented camps with spectacular views!!! The food was excellent. Especially the steak! The game ranger was excellent, and we had a wonderful experience! We received Royal treatment, and couldn't ask for a better 1st year anniversary!!! Can't wait to go back!! Thank you for a memorable weekend!"

Gerhard Swart from South Africa
A jewel of a surprise
07 Mar 2012

"Bushwa is the perfect weekend getaway from the city madness. The setting is intimate, the food well presented and simply delicious, and the hospitality friendly and open. Although the game lodge only has the leopard and rhino as two of the big five, the game drives still remained interesting and insightful, thanks to the knowledgeable rangers. All-in-all a wonderful stay. Thank you"

South Africa
A weekend not to forget!!
28 Feb 2012

"Hospitality, good food, clean, neat, comfortable, friendly, unbelieveable bush experience. I can fill up this space with more and more positive words. This is an experience not to be missed. We will be back next year when the Spa is completed. Thank you everybody at Bushwa Lodge for making our weekend so special."

ENGELA REID from South Africa

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DIRECTIONS & MAP

Directions:

Please enquire about road works and travelling time delays in the area

  • Take the N1 to Polokwane
  • At Kranskop tollgate take the Modimolle turn-off turning left
  • Drive through Modimolle straight to Vaalwater on R33
  • Turn right at SPAR in Vaalwater on the R33 to Lephalale
  • After 10 to 12km turn right at Zanddrift dirt road for 6 km
  • Bushwa signage showing left fork towards Bushwa
  • Follow pointers to Main lodge

GPS Coordinates
S24° 11’ 38.8” E28° 11’ 31.5”