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The Baobab Bush Lodge

275 Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate, Hoedspruit, Maruleng 1380 South Africa
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The Baobab Bush Lodge is an unforgettable spot where you can experience the ‘Real Africa’ in a truly unique way. The 4-star graded Lodge is surrounded by enchanting fauna and flora and is far away from all the stressful, hustle and bustle of life. The Lodge is an ideal vacation venue which offers all the benefits of a Guest House, Bed and Breakfast and Nature Lodge within a 24-hour secured Wildlife Estate which adjoins an extensive ‘green belt’ where you can spot passing wildlife such giraffes, zebras and kudus (to name a few) from the comfort of your suite or whilst exploring the area on foot, horseback, bicycle or by car. Boasting several luxurious and spacious suites which blend perfectly into the African bushveld, we ensure mutually exclusive privacy and tranquillity for all our guests during their stay. All suites have a top-quality bed, air conditioning, outside shower and private veranda, with an infinity swimming pool at the heart of the property for ease of access. In addition to four suites in the garden, there is also a family suite which includes two separate suites adjacent to each other, sharing an indoor and outdoor shower / bathroom. We also cater for honeymooners with a lux standalone suite which has its own private garden for bathing, showering and general relaxation. All rooms are cleaned daily and come standard with luxury bed linen, towels, coffee and tea facilities, minibar, clothes rack and a variety of chairs. Super-fast Wi-Fi is free and available to all our patrons. When you exit the Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate you will encounter our cozy town of Hoedspruit, which offers much to do and experience within the immediate and extended surroundings. The famous Kruger Park is half an hour’s drive from the lodge and the Blyde River Canyon is 60-minutes away. As your personal hosts, we are happy to share our passion for Africa and its natural wonders and look forward to introducing you to this little “Piece of Paradise” in a unique, luxurious and unforgettable way.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Airport transportation
Couples massage
Car park
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Horseback riding
Patio
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Shuttle bus service
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
24-hour security
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Washing machine
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Dining area
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Extra long beds
Bidet
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Separate dining area
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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HOTEL CLASS
3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Dutch, German and 2 more
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Vincent F wrote a review Oct 2022
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Wonderfully, complete, new and very clean lodges on a fantastic location in the park. Exactly like the fotos on internet. Wildlife around the lodge and very nice pool, bicycles and even motorbikes. Very very friendly owners, they have made this place perfect and they know all activities and good restaurants nearby. An unforgettable experience for us with our 3 kids for 2 weeks.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 14 Nov 2022
Dear Vincent and family, Thanks for your lovely review about your safari experiences at The Baobab Bush Lodge and attending us to the Leopard tracks. Kind regards, The Baobab Team
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Reynard Moolman wrote a review Jun 2022
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Great service, great people. All round amazing stay. Everything from the view to the high speed internet was exceptional. The road in from Hoedspruit is easy and plesent, the placement in HWE also meant that one is likely to see wildlife in the area.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 14 Nov 2022
Thanks for your great review about your safari experiences at The Baobab Bush Lodge Kind regards, The Baobab Team
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Kevin_Mog wrote a review Jun 2022
Copenhagen, Denmark5 contributions1 helpful vote
I had one overnight stay at this beautiful Baobab bush lodge located in the quiet and beautiful bush with amazing wildlife just outside your door. The rooms are Nice and clean and all the staff are very friendly and helpful with everything. Thank you for a lovely stay.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Edwin en Kirsten Autsema, Eigenaar at The Baobab Bush Lodge
Responded 2 Jun 2022
Thank you very much for your stay. I hope you had a very good trip home. You are welcome next time you are in Hoedspruit again.
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Rens wrote a review May 2022
Geldermalsen, The Netherlands4 contributions
My time at The Baoab Bush Lodge was really special. The first day that I arrived I immediately knew I was in paradise. The sight of all the suites with the pool in the middle is very beautiful, you can feel the relaxing atmosphere and that you're one with nature. The pool has an infinity waterfal and during the night the pool is lighted which is very luxurious. Beside the pool is a place with two chairbeds that are facing the bush. That is real reality tv. You can just sit back, relax and watch animals that are frequently coming to drink from the small pool of water that is strategically placed for the animals. The most amazing part was the hospitality of the owners: Edwin and Kirsten. They make you feel at home in an instant and you can have good and very fun conversations with them. They have a lot of crazy stories about their life in the bush and how they realised their dream by starting the lodge. I slept in the Leopard suite which is very beautiful. The best part of the room was the outside shower. Showering while having a green deck of leaves and the blue sky above is an amazing feeling, I did that every morning. But in the evening there is also a light for the outside shower, so that is even more special. But inside was also a really good shower. The Boabab Bush Lodge is situated in the Hoedspruit wildlife estate and it is directly neighbouring the bush. So you can just walk of the terrain, straight into the bush and see a lot of animals. When I was walking the dogs I frequently saw giraffe, impalas, zebra's and many many beautiful birds. I bet you can't have that in your home town. Another benefit of the location is that the wildlife estate does not allow light pollution. Therefore you can see soo many stars at night, you can even see the milky way. It is a truly unique safari experience.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 14 Nov 2022
Dear Rens Thanks for your stay and your great review Kind regards, The Baobab Team
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tessmorrish wrote a review Nov 2019
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I found the Baobab to be exactly what I needed for my short trip to Johannesburg. It is excellent value, exceptionally clean and with friendly service. It feels like staying in someone's home but there is plenty of privacy and the rooms I stayed in were large, sunny and expansive.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Reynold M wrote a review Nov 2019
Mumbai, India38 contributions3 helpful votes
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Stayed here for 4 absolutely blissful nights. Luca and Valeria are the best hosts you could possibly think of. They have daily visits from all sorts of wild animals that live within the estate so you’ll never have a day with no wildlife sightings. The rooms were clean and comfortable with all the necessary amenities. The highlight of this trip was the pool that’s just perfect after a hot days drive and the absolutely cracking 4 course Italian meal hand prepared by Luca and Valeria. I highly recommend this place if you want the best and affordable wildlife experience close to Kruger.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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annelizey wrote a review Jul 2019
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The universe works in mysterious ways. Just got back from Italy/Rome very hot vacation last week and decided to take a trip to the Kruger Park but could not get accommodation in the park for Thursday night and decided to stay in Hoedspruit. We found this little gem on the internet. Big was our surprise to upon arrival meet our hosts Luca and Valeria from Italy/Rome. What a welcome back! They were very friendly and we had a wonderful stay. Lovely room with beautiful view. I can highly recommend this place.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 27 Jul 2019
thank you very much for the wonderful words, we hope to see you soon and to make you taste some excellent Italian homemade dishes.
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Kristi wrote a review Jun 2019
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We stayed here for a few days before heading on to Kruger NP, and we loved every minute of it! The location is great - close to restaurants and shops, but within a wildlife reserve where we saw warthogs, zebra, and various bovids, right next to our room. The rooms are perfect and decorated in a modern style. Luca is an excellent host - very friendly and wonderful to talk with. The included breakfast is large and filling, and the optional Italian dinners were lovely! Can't wait to return!
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Responded 30 Jun 2019
thank you very much! we look forward to see you soon Luca
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238guestg wrote a review May 2019
Durban3 contributions1 helpful vote
Neat, great breakfast, tea and coffee in room and friendly service. When myself and my husband have to visit the kyalami area again will definitely stay there. It was close to the hospital where my husband had his appointments. And the fridge and microwave in the room made it easy to heat up something to eat in the evening :-)
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Sightsee05637830332 wrote a review Apr 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution1 helpful vote
Lovely, friendly and helpful owners. Nice to relax on the patio and enjoy the bush. Owners went out of their way to offer and make us a breakfast on the go when we needed to leave the lodge early. Thank you
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Baobab Bush Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to The Baobab Bush Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Siyafunda Wildlife & Conservation (4.6 km), High Tea With Elephants (5.2 km), and Benedictions (2.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Baobab Bush Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Baobab Bush Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, an additional bathroom, and a bidet.
What food & drink options are available at The Baobab Bush Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Baobab Bush Lodge?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Baobab Bush Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Hat & Creek - Hoedspruit, Sleepers Restaurant, and The Thirsty Giraffe Pub And Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Baobab Bush Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does The Baobab Bush Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, The Baobab Bush Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Baobab Bush Lodge?
Yes, laundry service and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Baobab Bush Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Dutch, Afrikaans, Zulu, and Xhosa.