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Bushbaby River Lodge

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
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Overview of Bushbaby River Lodge

Bushbaby River Lodge

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

10.0/10 Exceptional

31 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
700 Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate, Hoedspruit, Limpopo, 1380
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Outdoor pool
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • Spa services
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
Feel at home
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the riverwalk
  • Kruger National Park - 65 min drive

Getting around

  • Hoedspruit (HDS) - 26 min drive
  • Phalaborwa (PHW-Hendrik Van Eck) - 87 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • KFC - 15 min drive
  • Sleepers - 15 min drive
  • Debonairs Pizza - 15 min drive
  • Silver Wings Spur Steak Ranch - 16 min drive
  • Safari Club - 16 min drive

About this property

Bushbaby River Lodge

A great choice for a stay in Hoedspruit, Bushbaby River Lodge features an airport shuttle. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool and indulge in massages or manicures and pedicures. Other highlights at this upmarket bed & breakfast include a bar/lounge, a terrace and a garden. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff and breakfast.


Dutch, English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

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

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 5 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 7 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

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


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking


  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 7:30 AM–9:30 AM
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding/hire


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Bike hire


  • Built in 2017
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa services


  • Dutch
  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

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

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


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


On-site venue – This bar specialises in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast and lunch.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • 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)
  • 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)

Children & extra beds

  • Cots/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 cots/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & 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 sanitiser; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some on-site facilities.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


This property does not have lifts.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Bushbaby River Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
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 that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Bushbaby River Lodge?
As of 29 November 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Bushbaby River Lodge on 30 November 2022 start from €152, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Bushbaby River Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Bushbaby River Lodge?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Bushbaby River Lodge?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Bushbaby River Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Bushbaby River Lodge?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Bushbaby River Lodge?
You can check in from 2 PM - 7 PM. There's a charge for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
What is there to do at Bushbaby River Lodge and nearby?
Have fun with on-site activities such as horse 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.
Are there restaurants at or near Bushbaby River Lodge?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include KFC (4.5 mi), Sleepers (4.6 mi) and Silver Wings Spur Steak Ranch (4.7 mi).
Does Bushbaby River Lodge have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Great stay at Bushbaby
Bushbaby River Lodge was a great, quiet, peaceful play to stay in Hoedspruit. Everyone was very friendly and the setting is great. Be sure to have a rental car! The lodge is a very long walk from anything.
Tyler, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Tlowane, 2-night trip
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10/10 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
Verified Ebookers guest review

10/10 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
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Khutso, 2-night romance trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Best place to stay near Hoedspruit. Beautifully appointed with exceptional staff. The proprietor thought of absolutely everything to ensure guests are comfortable and happy. -Teresa O’Kane Safari Jema
Teresa, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 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
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10/10 Exceptional

No issues with hotel or Host. They were very profession, concerning and enjoying.
patrick, 1-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 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
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