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Roodewal Bush Lodge - Kruger Park is situated approximately 40 km from the Olifants Restcamp on the gravelled road to Timbavati and is administered from Olifants Restcamp.

Roodewal Bush Lodge - Kruger Park is an exclusive, private lodge with a unique style and atmosphere providing the opportunity for tourists to enjoy complete privacy, as only residents are allowed entrance to the camp.

There are no shops or restaurant facilities, but a fully equipped kitchen. Barbecue facilities are provided and wood may be purchased. The nearest shop is at Olifants Restcamp, 40 km away.

Roodewal must be reserved en bloc. Visitors can check in at any main rest camp or gate.

A special feature is a lookout platform that resembles a treehouse. It is constructed around an enormous Nyala tree, and hangs suspended over the banks of the Timbavati.

Accommodation at Roodewal Bush Lodge - Kruger Park
A bush lodge is an exclusive, private lodge with a unique, rustic style and atmosphere, with multiple rooms and bathrooms. It provides the opportunity for guests to enjoy complete privacy, as only residents are allowed entrance to the lodge area. A bush lodge must be reserved en bloc. Roodewal can accommodate a maximum of 19 persons at a time.

Sleeping Units
All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms. Solar panels provide power for lights and fans only.
There is one family cottage with two bedrooms and two bathrooms (one with a bath, the other with a shower).
There are 3 bungalows that have 3 beds each, a loft with two mattresses, a bathroom (shower) and a small refrigerator.

Living Area
The living area comprises of a fully equipped kitchen, dining room, bar, lounge, braai (barbeque) and viewing deck. The kitchen has a gas stove with oven, refrigerator, freezer, cutlery and crockery. Gas braais and braai (barbecue) facilities are provided.

Roodewal Bush Lodge is managed form Satara camp and has no Reception area. Visitors can check in at any main rest camp or gate. Accommodation at Roodewal Bush Lodge is well suited for those Guests who are looking for a private, self-catering bushveld experience.

- No electricity (plug points) available for appliances in units
- No shop or restaurant available
- No Reception office at camp
- No cellphone reception available
- The nearest camps are Satara (44km) and Olifants (28km)

Important Notice
1. Accommodation rates do not include Conservation Fees which are payable at the entrance gates.
2. Please ensure that you are familiar with the Rules & Regulations of National Parks before making a booking.

Kruger Park Access Information:
It is important to read more about the upgrade on the access control system for the Kruger National Park.

Regulations when Exiting the Park:
In order to improve overall controls some changes have been made to the check-out process at camps in the Kruger National Park and your assistance and co-operation is kindly requested in this regard.

Guests are reminded that only guests with valid exit permits will be allowed to exit the park. For day visitors these are issued upon entry at gates and for overnight guests these are issued by the last camp on the guest itinerary.

Rooms and Units Available:

Roodewal Bush Lodge (PRW)

Roodewal 1 (PRW): 1 x 6 bed cottage with 2 en-suite bedrooms, 3 x 4 bed cottages, each with 2 en-suite bedrooms, Boiler (hot water), Communal kitchen and dining room, No electricity (generator used for lights at night, No smoking, Solar panels provide lighting and ceiling fan.

Sleeps 18 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Honeymoon Couples
Self-Braai / Barbecue
No Pets Allowed

Cancellation Policy:

In addition to the full cancellation of a reservation, any amendment to an existing reservation, which results in the value of the revised reservation being less than the original value, could result in cancellation fees being levied, according to the following schedule:
- No cancellation fees will be incurred for cancellations or changes 46 days or more prior to arrival;
- Cancellations fees of 50% of the total reservation is payable for cancellations and changes received between 45 and 30 days prior to arrival;
- A 100% cancellation fee is payable for cancellations received within 29 days of arrival;
- A 100% cancellation fee is payable for non-arrivals (no-shows).
If the arrival date of the itinerary is postponed prior to or on date of arrival and then cancelled at a later stage, the fees that applied at the time of amendment will be enforced if the amount is greater than the new cancellation fees.
Modification and cancellation charges may be levied on any other reservations amended or cancelled online, irrespective of the channel through which the reservations were originally made, and subject to the terms and conditions.

- Conservation levy is always excluded from the booking amount and needs to be settled on arrival.


From Johannesburg / Pretoria to Orpen Gate:

Head toward Nelspruit on the N4, take the R540 Belfast turn off. At Lydenburg turn left onto the R36 heading north. 30 km before Hoedspruit turn right onto the R531 and head to the gate.

Allow between 4 to 5 hours for the trip to the gate. Roodewal Bush Lodge is approximately 75 km from the gate. Allow about 3 hours for the drive to the camp.

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