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Bundox River Retreat offers guests a choice of accommodation in a beautiful Lowveld bush setting, and is a small conservancy situated close to Hoedspruit and within easy reach of the world-renowned Kruger National Park and Blyde River Canyon.

Explore the area by self-drive or arrange tours with us.

Guests will stay in a lovely villa that can accommodate up to 7 people.  The multi-storey unit offers 3 bedrooms, one of which is a loft, 2 bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and a lounge.  The first room contains twin beds, and has an en-suite bathroom with a bath, while the second bedroom is furnished with a double bed, and has an en-suite shower.  The loft room contains a bunk and a single bed, making it ideal for 3 children.  The kitchen is equipped with a stove and oven, microwave as well as a fridge, and meals can be enjoyed at the dining table overlooking the terrace.

Guests can relax in the comfortable indoor or outdoor lounge.  Outdoor barbecue facilities are available on the deck which has an inviting swimming pool, and a lounge area that overlooks the surroundings.

Facilities and Services:
* Bathroom amenities
* Wi-Fi
* Bathtub only
* Coffee/Tea maker
* Complimentary high-speed internet in room
* Desk
* Plunge pool
* Balcony
* Oven
* Terrace
* Outdoor furniture
* Microwave
* Non-smoking
* Refrigerator
* Shower only
* Sitting area
* Swimming pool
* Deck
* Bar facilities
* Boma
* Wi-Fi
* Parking

Area Info:

Bundox River Retreat is a friendly and intimate holiday villa situated on the banks of the mighty Olifants River. The accommodation is in close proximity to the Kruger National Park with two of the most popular main gates within 45 minutes drive. Only 22 km from Hoedspruit and within easy driving distance of local tourist attractions of the area, the resort is an ideal base to explore and enjoy the best that the Lowveld has to offer.


* Kruger National Park
* Blyde River Canyon
* Swadini dam
* Wildlife Rehabilitation Centres
* Drakensig Golf Club
* Hoedspruit Reptile Centre


Phone or email us for the activity list

Clothing and Accessories:

Bring clothes that are cool, light and comfortable because summer temperatures can get well into the 30 - 40-degree Celsius range in some areas. Also, bring an umbrella or raincoat during summer as this is when most of the country gets its rain, but don’t forget a swimming costume (bathing suit).
The winters are generally mild, comparing favourably with European summers. But there are days when temperatures dive, especially in high-lying areas such as the Drakensberg, so be prepared with jerseys and jackets. Cape Town gets its rain during the winter season so it’s advisable to bring rain gear along.

Always bring a hat, sunglasses and sunblock as the sun can be strong even in the winter months.
Walking shoes are a good idea all year round, with warm socks in the winter.
If you are doing business in the country, business attire (suit and tie) is generally called for in the corporate sector, but media for example generally dress more casually.
For game viewing, a couple of neutral-toned items will be useful, but there’s no need to go overboard. A good pair of walking shoes is also advisable.
For the evening, if you are dining at an upmarket restaurant or seeing a show, smart-casual attire is recommended.
Tap water is of a very high standard in South Africa. However, ensure that you take bottled water with you when travelling to remote rural areas and the bush

Health and Climate:

• Our weather is great! It is generally warm, dry and sunny.
• South African temperatures, which are measured in centigrade, average at highs of 28°C to average lows of 8°C in the summer months, while winter temperatures range from 1°C at night to around 18°C in the day.
• Average annual rainfall is on the low side at under 500mm a year, making the country somewhat dry.
• The Western Cape has dry summers and wet winters. Kwazulu Natal is subtropical on the coast and gets very hot and humid, as can Mpumalanga, Lowveld and the Kruger National Park.
• The interior is hot with spectacular thunderstorms in summer and is dry, frosty and sunny in winter.
• On the plus side, the South African climate boasts more than its fair share of sunshine, recording an average of 8.5 hours a day.

Rooms and Units Available:

Bundox River Retreat | Villa 3
The multi-storey villa has 2 bedrooms with double or twin beds, and a loft room with a bunk and a single bed. The 2 bathrooms are fitted with a bath or shower only. The kitchen is fully equipped, and guests can relax in the indoor or outdoor lounge.
Sleeps 7 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Honeymoon Couples
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Parking (off-street - open)
Swimming Pool
No Pets Allowed
Arts and Craft
Eco Tours

Cancellation Policy:

-  If cancelling 7 days before arrival, forfeit 100% of the booking total.
-  If cancelling 15 days before arrival, forfeit 50% of the booking total.
-  If cancelling 30 days before arrival, forfeit 25% of the booking total.

Terms and Conditions

Following changes to South Africa’s Immigration Act, it is now a legal requirement to collect the following information and documents from guests when they check in at a lodge:
* A copy of the guest’s identification document or passport, containing a photograph of the guest.
* For South Africans, this could be a passport, South African ID, or South African driver’s license.
* The guest’s full name and surname.
* The guest’s residential address.
* The guest’s residence status in South Africa.
* A 50% deposit is to be made within 48 hours to confirm the booking.
* A booking is held provisional until the deposit is received.
* Balance of payment is due 15 days prior to arrival.
* Strictly no pets allowed on the premises
* Smoking is permitted in designated areas
* Littering and feeding of animals are prohibited
* Check-in time: 14h00 * Check-out time: 10h00


From Hoedspruit Airport: - Head east and turn right onto Argyle Rd for 5.8 km - Turn right onto Klaserie Road/R40 for 28.1 km - Turn left at the Hippo Pools turn-off - Follow the road and enter the Hippo Pools Resort at the thatched boom gate - The Manager will guide you to your villa GPS coordinates: Google driving coordinates: -24.20249, 30.81205

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Children Policy

We accept children of all ages.

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  • Accommodation Type: Self-Catering
  • Malaria Area: Yes
  • Sleeps: 7
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM