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Bushwillow Collection
Traditional, Quirky or Cosy!

Choose between self-catering, dinner bed & breakfast or all inclusive packages. Bushwillow Collection offers 3 totally different accommodation style options to suit your mood and we strive to provide a very personalised service, and we pride ourselves on this.

Stay at our LODGE with warm wooden floors, reed ceilings and muted colours for a feeling of serenity and oneness with nature, together with good, honest home cooking. Meet fellow travellers at the central lodge area with pool deck and share adventures.

Choose one of our BOUTIQUE self-catering chalets with private pool and quirky design and let the bright and cheerful colour schemes lift your spirit whilst still allowing nature to bring balance. Ask nicely, and we can bring you breakfast… or try an evening meal at our lodge one evening, subject to availability.

Retreat to our self-catering COTTAGE with thatched roof set under tall and rare Lebombo Wattles for a cosy and relaxing escape. Relax in the spa bath on the outside deck and listen to the sounds of the African night.
R625.00 pps

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  • Bushwillow Collection - Lodge - Marula, bathroom
  • Bushwillow Collection - Lodge - Relaxing on the loungers on the main deck
  • Bushwillow Collection - Cottage - Outside/Deck area, at night
  • Bushwillow Collection - Cottage - Fern Bedroom (King or Twin)
  • Bushwillow Collection - Cottage - Kitchen
  • Bushwillow Collection - Boutique - Green Monkey Orange, Green Room (King or Twin)
  • Bushwillow Collection - Boutique - Green Monkey Orange - Kitchen
  • Bushwillow Collection - Boutique - Red Ivory (King)
  • Bushwillow Collection - Boutique - Red Ivory - Kitchen
  • Bushwillow Collection - Boutique - Yellowwood (King or Twin), Outside deck
  • Bushwillow Collection - Boutique - Yellowwood Bedroom (King or Twin)
  • Bushwillow Collection - Boutique - Yellowwood Bathroom
  • Bushwillow Collection - The Elephant Coast

Facilities & Services:

  • Honeymoon Couples
  • Special Meals on Request
  • Other
  • Self-Braai / Barbecue
  • Dining room
  • Other
  • Parking (off-street - covered)
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Xhosa / Zulu
  • Hiking / Walking Trails
  • Swimming Pool


    TAMBOTIE CHALET : (x1, accommodating up to 2 guests): Air-conditioned with king sized bed, en-suite bathroom with shower and bath, private viewing deck, tea & coffee making facility. Perfect for couples.
    MARULA SUITE : (x1, accommodating up to 4 guests): Air-conditioned with 2 bedrooms (King or Twin), en-suite bathrooms with shower and bath, connecting lounge with sofa bed, tea & coffee making facility and large viewing deck. Perfect for families or couples travelling together.

    The two bedrooms are located off the central rondavel. One bedroom has a king bed with en-suite showers (indoor and outdoor) whilst the other bedroom has twin beds that can be converted to a king bed. Both bedrooms have pull out beds suitable for children and wingback chairs where one can sit and relax when wanting that quiet time. The bedrooms are air-conditioned.

    YELLOWWOOD : (x1, accommodating up to 2 guests): Yellow is lively and friendly to lift any spirit. And on those few days that the sun does not shine in Hluhluwe, rather bring it in to your living space. Bed can be made up as a King bed or Twin beds, en-suite bathroom with rain shower, kitchenette, dining table, gas braai, private viewing deck and plunge pool.
    RED IVORY : (x1, accommodating up to 2 guests): Red is passionate and always dramatic. A perfect hideaway for a romantic escape, or for just when you want to be bold. Enjoy a King bed, en-suite bathroom with rain shower, kitchenette, dining table, gas braai, private viewing deck and plunge pool.

    GREEN MONKEY ORANGE : (x1, accommodating up to 4 guests): Orange is zesty and warm and green is zesty and light, combining to give a feeling of energy and creativity. Just the feeling that we hope guests will feel as they come together either as family or friends. The two bedrooms are separated by a vibrant kitchen and eclectic lounge. Stack away folding doors open up to the central outside deck with plunge pool and gas braai. Bedrooms also have their own private deck area, for those quiet moments.

    Bushwillow Collection Activities:

    We are fortunate to have Jana at Bushwillow to help you arrange your activities both on and off site. She is a birding enthusiast and has a passion for the bush, that always rubs off on our guests!

    On your doorstep, find the world-renowned Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park, known for its Big Five. Enjoy excursions to Sodwana Bay, Cape Vidal, Mkhuze Game Reserve and False Bay to discover coral reefs, sandy beaches, coastal dunes, mangrove swamps, ancient sand forest and magnificent lakes; all a part of The Greater St Lucia Wetland Park.

    For the more adventurous, enjoy canoeing, mountain biking and diving trips in the area. For those who wish to pamper themselves, there is a wonderful spa nearby where you can enjoy spa treatments in the bush.

    Evening Spider Walks: This activity is offered in the evenings at Kuleni, where Bushwillow is located, and is a great way to learn about the fascinating world of Spiders, Scorpions and nocturnal animals. Armed with head torches and magnifying glasses be taken on an evening walk with an enthusiastic qualified guide! Ukuhamba guiding mainly focus on spiders and scorpions and the safari is not meant to be scientific, but rather fun and educational. Learn about the habits, webs & much more! This is a truly different bush experience!
    Bush or Bird walks: The abundance of bird life, the variety of trees and other flora makes Bushwillow a nature lover’s haven. Visitors can enjoy a relaxing time at their chalet whilst watching game pass by. Walking trails in the reserve can either be self-guided or with Ukuhamba Guiding. Bird enthusiasts will enjoy the abundance of birdlife in the area from either the comfort of the decks or on foot.

    Clothing & Accessories:

    Clothing: During summer months, light cotton shirts and shorts are great. Don't forget the sunhat! It is also advisable to bring along a warm jacket for game drives - even in the summer months an open vehilce can be quite chilly at early start or late return. A light rain jacket is also useful during the summer months. In the Winter months a fleece jacket will definitely be good to have.

    Remember your own snorkel and mask, if you have room in your suitcase. And don't expect your field guide to lend you his binoculars - bring your own!

    Health & Climate:

    This is a malaria area, though it is an extremely 'low-risk' area.
    Mosquito sprays are provided in the rooms, and the bedrooms have mosquito proofed windows.

    The summer temperatures are usually between 28ºC and 30ºC with December to February being the hottest and most humid months where temperatures can reach 40ºC in some areas.

    The winters are not really cold and temperatures are rarely below 17ºC during the day and 10ºC at night.

    August and September are traditionally the windy months of the year.

    Rainfall occurs during the summer months.

    Bushwillow Collection Guest Reviews

    Average Guest Rating: 
      4.7 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. - View all Guest Reviews

    Thank You to Kerry and her team, we had a wonderful stay at Bushwillow Lodge. Jabu your cooking is delicious. Compliments to all of you, we will definitely be back.
     Reviewed by Claudio Missio on 21 April 2016

    The experience was near perfect in every way - beautiful rooms, excellent food, warm and welcoming staff. It's definitely a place that I would return to again.
     Reviewed by Mary Jo Heatherington over a year ago

    Wonderful stay. We enjoyed every aspect of Bushwillows. The staff were kind, friendly and accommodating in every way. The food was top class, the rooms very clean and comfortable with all necessary ammenities. The hostess, Jana was absolutely great. She saw to our every need and arranged our days perfectly. Ryan, the guide was brilliant in every way. Knowledgable, entertaining and patient. His tours were the highlight of our stay. We highly recommend Bushwillows and the staff. The Ford Family. Canada
     Reviewed by Ronelle Ford over a year ago

    very interesting stay in the bush - for three people the room was unfortunately a bit to small, but we had a good time there - especially the complimentary morning walk and the fantastic food.
     Reviewed by Cartus, Christina over a year ago