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BUNDOX RIVER RETREAT  -  STYLISH HOMES FROM HOME ON THE WILD SIDE OF LIFE  -  Live for a while in a wild environment, surrounded by nature and wild fauna and flora, far removed from your home but at home, nonetheless.  Our Wildside Villas offer havens of peace and tranquility in wonderfully wild environments, affording you the flexibility of creating your daily itinerary, and choosing from a range of exciting activities on your doorstep.

Fish Eagle Villa at Bundox River Villas on the Olifants River is a beautiful family home offered on an exclusive-use, self-catering basis, meaning you get to decide what you want to do each day and when you want to do it.  Get up at leisure, eat as little or often as you wish, and explore your surroundings as and when you want to.

• Two en-suite double bedrooms on the ground floor
• One large loft room with twin beds and a bunk bed above
• Family bathroom
• Air conditioning in each room
• Multi-level viewing deck with plunge pool
• Deck hammock
• Boma and braai area
• Gas braai
• Indoor and outdoor dining areas
• Spacious deck with views over the river
• Fully equipped open plan kitchen, living and dining room

• Cellphone signal
• Wifi
• Mains electricity (220v)

• Breakfast on the deck overlooking the Olifants River
• Cooling off in the refreshing plunge pool
• Afternoon siestas on the deck hammock
• Evenings around the braai surrounded by nature
• Fabulous birding and viewing of local widlife that occurs here
• Full-day safaris into the Kruger National Park
• Full-day tours of the Panorama Route

HIGHLIGHTS (Set your own itinerary)
• Relaxing together surrounded by wild Africa
• Picnic lunches in a scenic spot
• Sundowners on the Olifants
• A wide range of activities offered in the area
• Star-gazing on a clear evening with a good bottle of wine
• Incredible views over the surrounding riparian forest
• Great birding
• Family time

Area Info:

Fish Eagle Villa is a friendly and intimate holiday villa situated on the banks of the mighty Olifants River. The accommodation is near the Kruger National Park with two of the most popular main gates within 45 45-minute 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, compared favorably 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 traveling 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:

Fish Eagle Villa

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:

• Cancellations are only accepted in writing.
• Once the booking is confirmed and then canceled an admin fee of 15% of the deposit will be charged

Other Cancellation Fees:
• Deposit forfeited between 60 and 46 days of arrival: 30%
• Deposit forfeited between 45 and 31 days of arrival: 70%
• Deposit/payment forfeited 30 days or less from arrival: 100%

Terms and Conditions

These terms and conditions will apply to all bookings made or amended by any person, whether a booking is made by an agent or Tour Operator for its clients or by a guest making a booking directly.

• Rates are based on per person per night sharing unless otherwise stated.
• Quoted in South African Rand (ZAR) unless otherwise stated.
• South African rates include 15% VAT
• VAT is determined by South African Government Regulations and is subject to change
• Rates are valid for the year 2024.

• Strictly no pets allowed on any premises.
• Smoking is permitted in designated areas.
• Littering and feeding of animals are prohibited.
• Check-in time: 2 pm / Check-out time: 10 am

Single occupancy of a room against a special will be allocated on a fair use basis (50% single rate applies)

• A 50% deposit is to be made within 48 hours to confirm the booking.
• A booking is held as provisional until the deposit is received.
• The balance of payment is due 30 days before arrival.
• If a booking is made within 45 days of arrival, full payment is due on confirmation.

• Cancellations are only accepted in writing.
• Once the booking is confirmed and then cancelled an admin fee of 15% of the deposit will be charged

Other Cancellation Fees:
• Deposit forfeited between 60 and 46 days of arrival: 30%
• Deposit forfeited between 45 and 31 days of arrival: 70%
• Deposit/payment forfeited 30 days or less from arrival: 100%

We recommend you take out comprehensive travel insurance which covers cancellation. Bundox accepts no liability should you choose not to take travel insurance.



CO-ORDINATES: 24°20’26”S | 30°81’20”E

LOCATION: Hippo Pools Resort, R40, Hoedspruit, Limpopo, South Africa

• Daily flights to Hoedspruit’s Eastgate Airport from Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport and Cape Town International Airport.
• 40 minutes from Eastgate Airport. Transfers can be arranged.
• Six hours by road from Johannesburg, via Polokwane and Tzaneen (recommended route)

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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