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Bushriver Lodge

4.0 star property
Riverfront apartment in Hoedspruit with outdoor pool and bar/lounge

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Bushriver Lodge

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Front of property
Sun deck
Front of property
Minibar, in-room safe, individually decorated, desk
40-inch TV with digital channels

Overview of Bushriver Lodge

8,6 out of 10 Fabulous
8,6/10 Fabulous

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
R 40 Hoedspruit to Phalaborwa, Hoedspruit, Limpopo, 1380
Main amenities
  • 7 apartments
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Outdoor pool
  • Bar/lounge
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Communal living room
  • Front-desk safe
Feel at home
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

Comfort Triple Room

  • 36 sq m
  • Studio
  • 1 bathroom
  • River view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Twin Bed

Comfort Triple Room

  • 36 sq m
  • Studio
  • 1 bathroom
  • River view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Twin Bed

Luxury Villa

  • 100 sq m
  • 3 bathrooms
  • River view
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 King Bed

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

  • 77 sq m
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • River view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • In a regional park

Getting around

  • Phalaborwa (PHW-Hendrik Van Eck) - 63 min drive
  • Hoedspruit (HDS) - 65 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

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

A great choice for a stay in Hoedspruit, Bushriver Lodge offers an airport shuttle (available on request). After splashing around at the outdoor pool, you can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. A terrace and a garden are offered, and apartments have conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves.


Afrikaans, Dutch, English, German

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Property is professionally cleaned
Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 15
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests will receive an email 7 days before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 7:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 15


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome

Property amenities


  • Outdoor pool
  • Sun loungers


  • Free WiFi, with speed of 25+ Mbps

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

Family friendly

  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Travel crib

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator (full size)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Shared microwave
  • Electric kettle
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Freezer
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • 1 bar
  • Minibar


  • Bed sheets provided


  • Shampoo
  • Hair dryer
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Towels provided
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap

Living spaces

  • Library


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

Outdoor areas

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


  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities

Work spaces

  • 1 meeting room
  • Laptop workspace
  • Coworking space


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Service animals only (pets not allowed)


  • No elevators
  • Designated smoking areas

Services and conveniences

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Safe
  • Multilingual staff
  • Luggage storage
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Safe at front desk
  • Change of towels (on request)
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Change of bedsheets (on request)
  • Communal living room

Location highlights

  • On the river
  • In a regional park

Things to do

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

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit


  • 7 rooms
  • 1 floor
  • Individually decorated
  • Romance packages available
  • At least 10% of profits reinvested in community & sustainability

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is professionally cleaned; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


This property does not have elevators.
This property uses eco-friendly cleaning products.
Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit on site.
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ+ friendly).
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Bushriver Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Bushriver Lodge?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Bushriver Lodge?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Bushriver Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking. Onsite parking options include a carport.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Bushriver Lodge?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Bushriver Lodge?
You can check in from 2 PM - 7:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Bushriver Lodge and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like mountain biking, volleyball, and hiking. Additional recreation onsite includes ecotours and game viewing. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the apartment's other amenities, which include a picnic area and a garden.
Does Bushriver Lodge have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, each apartment features a yard.
What's the area around Bushriver Lodge like?
Bushriver Lodge is located by the river. Popular attractions include Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate, which is 31 minutes away by car.







Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities


4/10 Fair

The place is good cause we needed privacy and away from town, but the place was not clean. In the bathroom the arr spider webs and ant hills under basin. We stayed for 2 days and the linen was not changed, the was dust on the study table and the pedestals. When you drain water from the tub or flash the is a awful smell dont know from where. But the receptionist Melody, she was the best 10/10.
Nxobile, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Mahlodi, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

mrs joyce m, 1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

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!
Deborah, 1-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

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.
1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Short stay - ideally located on the Olifants river
2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

One night stay
Nice for a one night stay. However no meals on site provided. Next restaurant 8 km.
Dieter, 1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Beautiful stay on the Oliphants River
Tons of wildlife in the area (monkeys, springbok, kudu, impala, baboons, birds) in a calm and peaceful location. It can be a bit of self service but you have the full kitchen and your own storage and fridge if you book a room. You must let them know the day before if you plan on having breakfast so that they can prepare for you. They have houses available. The internet in the common area works great. Evening fire pits on the deck over the river and an outside grill as well. You have to drive through a couple of other lodge areas off the main road to get to it. Edward(sp?) was great and very helpful.
Michael, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Wonderful position on the river in the bush
Fabulous place. Ask for Wessels to organise a bush braai (BBQ)..absolutely wonderful and worth it.
Glen, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Private bush hide-away surrounded by nature
Beatufiul bush hide-away not accessable to the general public. Large spacious and airy rooms. Surrounded by wildlife. Cotages build on the Olifants river with amazing veiws and sounds. Very clean, excellent service, manager amazing and check in process flawless. Self catering with full use of the excllent facilities in catering kitchen with each unit having it´s own grocery shelf and large fridge. Extremely clean throughout. Needs some maintenance on smaller things. Drain at our room needs serious attention.
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