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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 7 September 2015

For those wondering, Marloth Park is similar to a subdivision but set in a conservation park. You will see all sorts of antelope, zebras, warthogs and giraffes wandering around in the yards of the lodges. Don't worry though, all the large predators have been removed. It's a great place for just walking around. There are some shops and a couple...

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Hi Blue Heeler (Tripadvisor recommends that we respect our client’s privacy and call them by the nickname provided), Delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for giving our future guests a better idea of what to expect with your accurate description of Marloth Park. Some remarks from my side worth mentioning:- The time...

Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 3 September 2015

I was there with a friend for three days and we had an amazing time, we not only saw all animals that we could (including leopards) but also had an amazing morning in a spa and enjoy the incredible dinners they will prepare for us. The owners are were really wellcoming and eventually we share lot of interesting conversations with...

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Hi Garazi, First of all, congratulations on your new job appointment, you are such a dynamic young individual I had no doubt that you would be the favourite. Also, I can definitely think of worse places to have a conference interview than in a spa :-) On top of the return transfer from Nelspruit, our 4 day/3 night special that...

Maputo, Mozambique
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Nice place - personlized service. Great location. Wild frontier - indeed. Hearing the hippos an lions, so authentic. Owner was helpful and friendly. The staff arranged the safari cars and was sharing stories. Was like staying in somebodys home. Not new, but rustico in a nice way - character. only, bathtub can be nice but much prefere good shower to...

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BushwiseSafaris, Owner at Bushwise Safaris, responded to this review

Hi Marika We saw a big old male lion, his two females and their four cubs walking along the river on the sandbank right in front of the lodge just after you left (obviously on the Kruger side of the fence) If only you had left an hour later... Always nice to hear that our guests enjoyed their stay with...

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 26 August 2015

The location of the lodge is excellent, with a view over the Crocodile River and Kruger National Park. The tranquillity of the area and friendliness of the owners and staff is really something to experience.

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BushwiseSafaris, Owner at Bushwise Safaris, responded to this review

Hi Leon, Pity the two of you could stay for one night only - there is so much to see and do, one needs 3 nights at least! Being a South African citizen yourself and therefore being familiar with all the wonders of the African bush, we value your compliments even more so, thank you. Annette

South Glastonbury, Connecticut, United States
Reviewed 16 August 2015

This was our second visit to Bushwise, and again we were not disappointed. Annette had taken care of planning our game drives, morning walk in Kruger and full day safari. Tim and Viljoen took very good care of us thereafter, whether preparing a meal for the 6 of us on the full day safari, repeatedly driving us to Crocodile Bridge...

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Hi Jill, It is always nice to welcome familiar faces back at the lodge - until next time then... Annette

South Glastonbury, Connecticut
Reviewed 16 August 2015

This was our second visit to Bushwise, this time for 3 nights, and we were not disappointed. Annette had taken care of planning our game drives, morning walk in Kruger and full day safari. Tim and Viljoen took very good care of us thereafter, whether preparing a meal for all six of us during the full day safari, repeatedly driving...

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Hi Jeromy, I just mentioned to Jill, we are already looking forward to your next stay. See you soon. Annette

Boksburg, South Africa
Reviewed 15 August 2015

We spent 2 nights at Bushwise Safari Lodge and we really enjoyed our stay. The owners Tim and Annette were extremely friendly and made us feel quite at home. The food was great and the staff very pleasant. The room was comfortable and very clean. The view from the top balcony was awesome and to hear the roaring of the...

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BushwiseSafaris, Owner at Bushwise Safaris, responded to this review

Hi Tony, You are right - this time of the year it is really something special to sit upstairs on the balcony or in the pool and watch as all the different kind of animals come down to the river in front of the lodge for water. This is now only the beginning of the raining season and the bush...

Emalahleni, South Africa
Reviewed 7 August 2015

Value for money (DBB), very friendly hosts, Bigs ups to Veljoen and the ladies in the kitchen for the braai and the candle light dinner. The lodge is situated at a perfect location along the the river and Kruger Park game fence. We even heard a lion roar close by whilst sitting around the fire. The logde has a touch...

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Hi Petros, It is always great to welcome a corporate group here at Bushwise. I bet a lot of the world's problems were solved around the camp fire after dinner :-) It is only a pity that you could not stay for longer. Next time.... Annette

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

We spent 02 nights and again we had a pleasant stay. The lodge is well situated and has a stunning view to Crocodile River! Comfortable rooms, good food and service. It is our third time at Bushwise Lodge! I highly recommend it. Thank you Tim and Annette for the lovely stay! See you in October!!!

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Hi Juliana It was nice to have you all here again, it's always good to have our guests return time and again. We saw the lions in front of the lodge just after your departure. The bush is dry now making for good sightings as all the animals come down to the river on a daily basis. Looking forward in...

Nelspruit
Reviewed 11 July 2015

Owners are awesome people they make you feel at home. Very nice situated and great views. Food was also very good. I would really recommend people to go and stay here. Great value for money will surely go again.

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Hi again, Glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Good thing that we are only 100 km from you home town Nelspruit, you guys know the way now, hopefully we see you back here again soon. Until next time then. Annnette

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The best of Africa distilled into one lodge - Bushwise Safaris. Situated on the banks of the Crocodile River overlooking the Kruger Park, Bushwise Safari Lodge combines the real Kruger Safari experience with accommodation boasting a unique ambiance true to the safari adventure you are seeking. Watch the animals by the river from our big open balcony or swimming pool. Become part of the African night, hear the roar of lions, the call of hyenas and the grunting of hippos coming from the dark. Become part of Africa! We specialize in open vehicle safaris, sunset drives and morning walks inside the Kruger Park. Other activities include Tiger fishing, elephant back safaris, micro light flights, quad biking, horse riding and historical tours to Maputo and Swaziland as well as a day trip on the Panorama route ... more   less 

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Address: PO Box 909 | Marloth Park, Marloth Park 1340, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Marloth Park
Price Range: $177 - $188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bushwise Safaris 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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“Second floor rooms have the best river view.”
 of 5 bubbles 54dl, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Our room had a tub and no shower. Ought to check when booking if a problem. It was also very tricky to open/close our sliding door.”
 of 5 bubbles TNgal1062, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs is best”
 of 5 bubbles Jergasmeister, 28 May 2016 | Read review
“Top room has a view looking into The Kruger National Park directly.”
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  • View from outside of Kruger fence near the lodge in the early morning
 of 5 bubbles kYuji, 27 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Get a top floor room with view to Kruger.”
 of 5 bubbles Henkeplutt, 20 Feb 2016 | Read review
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