Valley Bushveld Country Lodge is an owner managed, successful, four Star, safari-style Country Lodge in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. The Lodge is built on a private game reserve on the banks of the Coegas River and is nestled just 200 meters off the main R75 en-route to Addo, Kirkwood and Graaff-Reinet.
Valley Bushveld Country Lodge hosts an abundance of wildlife in their natural environment. A total of 17 species of South African antelope such as Giraffe, Blue Wildebeest, Sable, Kudu, Zebra, Impala, Nyala, Bushbuck, Waterbuck, Duiker, Grysbuck, Springbuck, Warthog, Bush Pig, Meerkat, Mongoose, Fox, Porcupine, Jackal, Lynx and primates such as Baboon and Vervet Monkey can be viewed on a game walk or from the patio at the Lodge. A large variety of birds, including bird of prey such as the majestic Black Eagle, nests in the evergreen bushveld, the rocky slopes or in the trees next to the river. The magnificent Flora resembles a natural succulent garden with Aloe, Euphorbia, Spekboom, as well as protected Cycads and indigenous Strelitzia. It is here where the Giraffes are at home in tranquil and relaxed surroundings. Our reserve is the only area left where the indigenous Strelitzia (birds-of-paradise) plants can be found in South Africa and therefor our reserve offers the perfect playground for photographers of Nature and Wildlife.
The unobstructed and breathtaking panoramic view of the rocky peak and distant mountains, fine dining with traditional cuisine, unsurpassed sunsets and unique story telling, contributes to a relax and joyous atmosphere. Spoil yourself in the Jacuzzi while sipping on South African Champagne or a superb Estate Wine from our Wine Collection. The view from the Jacuzzi is breathtaking and there is the unexpected chance of spotting wild antelope grazing close by.
During the cold winter evenings, you will always find a fire going in the huge fireplace; curl-up and relax! On a warm summer day you are welcome to soak up the sun next to our swimming pool and have a chilled South African beer or a South African Signature Cocktail on the patio-deck.
We are in very close proximity from renowned reserves like Addo Elephant National Park, the world famous Shamwari Game Reserve, Cheetah Breeding farm, Elephant Back Safaris and the oldest Private Lion Game Reserve in the area.
An absolute favorite among guests, and highly recommended, is to arrange a 3 or 4 day stay with us to make use of our organized day trip safaris. These organize day trips includes the Addo National Elephant Park or any of the other game parks. Our safari tours and options will give you an experience which cannot be forgotten. We will take you within meters of the Big 5 which include Elephants, Lions, Rhino, Hippo, Buffalo and over 20 species of other antelopes. You will have the opportunity to touch and interact with Cheetahs and hold Lion cubs in your arms. This gives you picture opportunities that is truly unique. A day visit to Jeffreys Bay the surfing paradise of South Africa, is also a big favorite. The ultimate of course, is to combine a trip to Addo National Elephant Park and an Elephant Back Safari experience, which includes an approximate 1 hour elephant ride, and a 1 hour guided walk, following these gentle giants through their natural habitat. You will also have the opportunity to feed the elephants their favorite snack.
Alternatively you can use a self-drive option if you prefer to explore the region at your own leisure and we will happily assist you in planning your safe and easy routes from our Lodge to various game parks and sights.
We can plan your perfect holiday; from pick-up at Port Elizabeth Airport to making your wildest dreams come true. If you are passing through our area, then Valley Bushveld Country Lodge is the perfect place to stay over as a bed and breakfast.
Accommodation at Valley Bushveld Country Lodge: Valley Bushveld Country Lodge consists of a central dining area, huge stylish lounge with a fire place and a bar area, all overlooking the river and natural rock face in the distance. The Lodge has 2 double en-suite rooms which sleep two per room, 2 single rooms with single beds and 2 luxuary double en-suite rooms that can sleep four per room (REGRET no Children under 12 years). Each room is tastefully furnished in a safari style, with high quality linen and furniture to give you an African feel, with all the luxuries expected of a 4 star graded establishment. The rooms are all fitted with a bar fridge. Leisure is a requisite and television sets are fitted in each room. The rooms are professionally serviced daily and supplied with towels. Daily laundry services are available on request.
The lodge is built on a private game reserve with 17 species of animals so you can do walks on our own game reserve at your own leisure.
We offer Safari / photographic tours to 12 leading game reserves and national parks in our area of which Addo Elephant Park is the biggest. We will also assist in the planning if you wish to visit these reserves by yourself.
We can also plan Cheetah viewing and interaction with Lion cubs for you to a Elephant Back Safari riding elephants through the bush. We know the area best so we can plan various outings for you.
Facilities & Services available:
Elderly Honeymoon Couples Laundry Service Self-Braai / Barbecue Bar on the Premises
Dining room Jacuzzi Fireplace on the Premises Garden Parking (off-street - open)
Wi-Fi Afrikaans English Communal Television Communal Satellite TV
Hiking / Walking Trails Swimming Pool
- Cancellation 0 to 30 days before date of arrival, or no-show – visitor forfeits 100% of deposit paid - Cancellation 31 to 49 days before date of arrival – visitor forfeits 75% of deposit paid or 25% of full quote value (whichever greater) - Cancellation 50+ days before date of arrival – visitor forfeits 50% of deposit paid or 25% of full quote value (whichever greater)
Recommended route from Port Elizabeth: Take R75 from Port Elizabeth to Jansenville / Kirkwood / Addo. Stay on the R75, pass Uitenhage. From the last Uitenhage north turn-off, follow the R75 to Jansenville for 12,3 km.
At the B&B Valley Bushveld sign turn left onto the Cockscomb gravel road, for 200metres only, and turn left at the B&B Valley Bushveld sign. Open the gate and follow the road to the lodge.
Recommended route from Graaff-Reinet: Follow R75 through Jansenville to Port Elizabeth. 12 km before Uitenhage, turn right at the B&B Valley Bushveld sign onto the Cockscomb gravel road, for 200metres only, and turn left at the B&B Valley Bushveld. Open the gate and follow the road to the lodge.
Recommended route from East London: Follow N2 to Port Elizabeth. Pass Coega Industrial Zone and take off ramp to your left at Markman / Motherwell sign. Turn right onto R335 and go pass Engen Filling Station for 8.5km Turn left on R334 for 15km. Just before Uitenhage, turn right onto R75 for 15 km. At the B&B Valley Bushveld sign turn left onto the Cockscomb gravel road, for 200metres only, and turn left at the B&B Valley Bushveld sign. Open the gate and follow the road to the lodge.
Recommended route from Cradock: Follow N10 to Paterson. At Paterson turn right on R342 and follow road to Addo which changes to R335. Just before Addo, turn right onto R336 and follow this road for 27.6km. Before Kirkwood, turn left and follow this road to R75 for 11.7km. Turn left on R75 and follow this road for 14.3km. Turn right at the B&B Valley Bushveld sign onto the Cockscomb gravel road, for 200metres only, and turn left at the B&B Valley Bushveld. Open the gate and follow the road to the lodge.
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Accommodation Type: Bed & Breakfast, Country Lodge and Guest Farm