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Bushbaby River Lodge

4-star B&B in Hoedspruit with outdoor pool and bar/lounge

  • Free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
From
$136

Restrictions related to your trip

This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local, and health advisories for this destination before you book.

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  • Outdoor Pool
  • Buffalo Room  - Balcony View
  • Rhino Room  - Garden View
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700 Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate, Hoedspruit, 1380, Limpopo, South Africa
10.0.Exceptional.
  • Bushbaby River Lodge was a great, quiet, peaceful play to stay in Hoedspruit. Everyone…

    May 27, 2021

  • Best place to stay near Hoedspruit. Beautifully appointed with exceptional staff. The…

    Apr 23, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Outdoor pool
  • Bar/lounge
  • Spa services
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace

Feel at home

  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

What’s around

  • On the riverwalk
  • Blyderivierspoort Hiking Trail - 29.6 mi / 47.7 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Rhino Room
  • Elephant Room
  • Buffalo Room
  • Lion Room
  • Leopard Room
  • Luxury Villa

What’s around

Landmarks

  • On the riverwalk
  • Blyderivierspoort Hiking Trail - 29.6 mi / 47.7 km

Getting around

  • Hoedspruit (HDS) - 43 min drive
  • Phalaborwa (PHW-Hendrik Van Eck) - 76 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
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700 Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate, Hoedspruit, 1380, Limpopo, South Africa

At a glance

Size

  • 5 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2 PM-7 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local, and health advisories for this destination before you book.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 6:30 AM - 8 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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 18

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle*

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)

Things to do

  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Spa services on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Horse riding/rental on site
  • Mountain biking on site

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Year Built - 2017
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Languages Spoken

  • Dutch
  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Espresso maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Spa

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include massages and manicures and pedicures.

Dining

Onsite venue - This bar specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast and lunch.

Fees & policies

Refundable depositPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Deposit: ZAR 750.0 per stay

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-in between 8:00 PM and 10:00 PM can be arranged for an extra charge of ZAR 350
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Children and extra bedsPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Cribs/infant beds are available for ZAR 450 per night
  • Rollaway beds are available for ZAR 450 per night
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds

Pool, spa, and gym (if applicable)Pay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene and cleanliness

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

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.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Policies

This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

  • Bushbaby River Lodge Hoedspruit
  • Bushbaby River Hoedspruit
  • Bushbaby River
  • Bushbaby River Hoedspruit
  • Bushbaby River Lodge Hoedspruit
  • Bushbaby River Lodge Bed & breakfast
  • Bushbaby River Lodge Bed & breakfast Hoedspruit

*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges

FAQs

  • Yes, Bushbaby River Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - 7 PM. There's a charge for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include KFC (4.5 mi), Sleepers (4.6 mi), and Silver Wings Spur Steak Ranch (4.7 mi).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
  • Have fun with onsite activities like horseback riding, mountain biking, and hiking. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the bed & breakfast's other amenities, which include spa services and a garden.
10.0.Exceptional.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    No issues with hotel or Host. They were very profession, concerning and enjoying.

    patrick, 1 night trip, Jun 27, 2018

    Verified Orbitz guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Relaxing!

    The place is new and thus very clean, comfortable and beautifully decorated. The staff was very friendly. The food was excellent. I only wish I could have stayed longer than one night. I had some problems with the directions but once I finally arrived, I really enjoyed it!

    1 night trip, Mar 22, 2018

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Pretty cool waking up to kudu and zebra roaming through the lodge grounds.

    1 night trip, Mar 21, 2018

    Verified Orbitz guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Real bush experience can spot leopards relatively easily, lovely options for activities in terms of game drives in other private reserves and activities like star gazing tours. Lovely place, lovely staff and the owner goes out of her way to accommodate all requirements.

    3 night trip, Aug 7, 2020

    Verified Ebookers guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Location on a wildlife estate. Very peaceful with just the sounds of nature surrounding you. Very friendly and helpful staff.

    4 night romance trip, Sep 28, 2019

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Fantastic stay can’t wait to go back!!

    Amazing stay at Busy Baby, beautiful place to visit with lovely spa and pool area. Really clean, helpful staff (booking spa treatments for us, game rides etc). Really incredible to see zebras and giraffe walk straight through the lodge every day.

    Lauren, 2 night romance trip, Sep 16, 2018

    Verified Hotels.com guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful Hotel Near Kruger

    It was a bit different from what we expected, but definitely in a good way. The owners are both Dutch and they were super helpful and kind from the beginning. There are only 6 rooms in total and we stayed in the Elephant Room. The room was spacious, beautiful and clean. We especially appreciate the fact that it had both a fan and and AC, as it could get quite warm in South Africa.

    Jack, 2 night trip, Mar 15, 2018

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Awesome Lodge close to Big 5 Game Parks and Kruger

    I can't recommend this lodge highly enough. They exceed "5" on all levels. New and eager hosts sincerely look after guests and take pride in their property. They have excellent staff whom like to engage with guests. The bungalows and dining area / bar area were well loved spaces where they served up the best breakfast! Quiet and serene, relaxing and luxurious in the wildlife reserve where we saw many animals. Reserve was safe for biking and jogging and very secure premises. Nice pool as well. which was relaxing to sit around in the winter as it was a little chilly for actual swimming! I would suggest this Lodge as a stepping stone when traveling from Johannesburg to the Kruger National Park. You can comfortably rent a car @ Airport and arrive @ Bush Baby River Resort in afternoon. Have an awesome dinner @ The Hat In the Creek (in town) and return for a luxurious sleep with the National Park only 45 min away drive to take on the next day. Or visit Timbavati Private Game Reserve or take a public safari trip @ Manyeleti Reserve which the owners can arrange.

    1 night trip, May 31, 2017

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Aconchegante e típico

    Fomos muito bem atendidos pela proprietária, Sra. Ivete. Funcionários atenciosos. O chuveiro fica do lado de fora do quarto aberto ao tempo. À noite aparecem insetos atraídos pela luz.

    THADEU, 3 night trip, Jan 15, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Não poderíamos ter escolhido melhor lugar em Hoedspruit, Africa do Sul. Equipe simpática, atenciosa, serviço 10! Yvette e Ayla sempre presentes, excelentes anfitriãs. Recomendo muito. Se um dia eu voltar pra fazer um safari, é lá que me hospedarei novamente.

    Ivo, 3 night romance trip, Sep 9, 2019

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