Bushwillow Collection Activities:
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.
ACTIVITIES ON SITE
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:
out of 5
based on 18
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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.
Rating: 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.
Rating: 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
Rating: 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.
Rating: Reviewed by Cartus, Christina over a year ago