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Escape the ordinary, experience exclusivity


Bush Retreat is made up of stunning self-catering lodges nestled within the gorgeous Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate in Limpopo Province,South Africa. Private and exclusive, each lodge comes fully equipped with all the amenities you need for a tranquil break in the bush

Sip wine on your terrace as the sun slips below the horizon and watch as one of many local warthog families snuffles its way past, or a giraffe nips the buds from the tips of your trees. Light a fire in the pit and laugh beneath the stars with friends and family, creating memories that will last forever. Bush Retreat offers you an idyllic break from the city in your own personal lodge that feels like a home away from home.

Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate is the ultimate African Bush experience on your terms. Giraffe, Zebra, Impala, Waterbuck and Leopard roam free and we have secluded game drive routes situated within the estate for those who fancy exploring their surroundings. If you want to let nature come to you, why not relax on your patio or take binoculars to one of the elevated bird hides that rest beside the dam on the estate? Gorgeous views and sundowners with the bush whispering on all sides will soon see your stress slipping away.

Warthog rest


Each lodge comes with its own utensils and we add some luxurious finishing touches to make you feel completely at home. You don’t need to bring anything but clothes, food and the people whose company you crave. Families love the chance to unwind while their kids climb into the splash pool and investigate the many insect species in the area, and groups of friends enjoy the solitude and the opportunity to catch up.

Bush Retreat’s lodges are all very secure and quiet. Leave your door unlocked and enjoy the silence. No noise, no speeding and plenty of safe spaces for you and your children to appreciate everything nature has to offer.

Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate has incredible views of the Drakensburg Mountains and is only 45km from the Orpen Gate entrance to the world famous Kruger National Park. Don’t forget to check the Malaria Risk Map to make sure you take precautions when visiting the area. You are also close to a variety of shops including a Pick n Pay, butchery, chemist, restaurants, liquor stores and ATM machines, so if you’ve left anything at home, you’ve no need to worry. We’ve got you covered. Other local amenities include hairdressers, boutiques, Bureau de Change, SPAR, Ackermans and petrol stations.

As for things to do, if you can tear yourself away from the comfort of your tranquil retreat, then there are plenty of activities for you to choose from. Visit our Things to Do page to find out more about activities, restaurants and places to visit that us locals highly recommend. To book your stay, contact us today.