The Bush House
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The Bush House

447 Taaibos Street, Hoedspruit, Maruleng 1380 South Africa
Garden inside outdoor shower
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Family and Play Areas (2)

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5.0
#11 of 22 guest houses in Hoedspruit
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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The Bush House is a beautiful self catered Lodge situated in the secure Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate. Relax on the sun loungers while kudu, impala, warthog and other animals feed nearby. Enjoy a comfortable interior, spacious kitchen, air-conditioning, free WIFI, smart TV, dual outdoor shower, barbeque area, and splash pool. Also available are marked walking/cycling trails on the Estate.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Pool
Outdoor pool
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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Mid-range
Charming
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Fred Beunink wrote a review Jan 2022
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Bush House has an absolutely stunning view, you are surrounded by the bush, peace, and tranquility. Specific mention needs to be made about the privacy, silence, and waterhole where we could view quite a few animals.
The place is charming, well-stocked, and spotlessly clean. The outdoor shower in a quaint private garden, splash pool, and open boma are special features that added to making our stay unforgettable (we stayed for 10 days!).
Dianne and V, as well as the owners, are warm and friendly, and go out of their way to attend to your specific needs.
We would like to strongly recommend The Bush House for your next stay in the bush - it is one of the most special gems that we have found in the lowveld!
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Date of stay: December 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Werner M wrote a review Aug 2020
Hoedspruit, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have stayed here multiple times in the last few years, always a wonderful place to stay! The wild mongoose run around the garden in the early mornings, foraging for their breakfast while we are sitting outside having our cup of coffee. The fantastic little private garden with outside shower along the bathroom is a treat! Watching the starts while taking a shower is an experience!
As we travel 10 months out of the year for our work we get to visit many amazing accommodations and locations. But traveling so much you tend to look for places that has a homely feel, where you can relax and feel at home but can also do your work.
The Bush House has become one of our favourite places to put our heads down when we are in the area, comfy living. Spacious and homely, fast and reliable internet and all the luxuries that you need and want.
We where fortunate to spend our first 5 weeks of lockdown (Covid 19) in our home away from home. We could not have asked for a better place to spend it.

The owners are also two lovely people whom will always go the extra mile, over the years of staying there they have become good friends.

We love this gem in the wildlife estate, always clean and tidy with wildlife all around you (minus the dangerous ones!)

We highly recommend this beautiful home. *****
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from David Hancock, Owner at The Bush House
Responded 2 Jan 2022
Thank you Werner M for your thoughtful review. It was a pleasure having you for such a long stay, and we are pleased that you could enjoy the wildlife and nature during lockdown, instead of being stuck in a busy place. Kind regards, David & Shannon
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kholzl152607 wrote a review May 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I used also other properties to stay at Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate and can definitely recommend 'The Bush House'. The whole house is on your own, its in walking distance to Rockfig Center/Pick&Pay and the owners are not overwhelming, but organized everything quietly and perfectly. We definitely will be back there again.
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Date of stay: May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Elmien K wrote a review Sept 2020
Potchefstroom, North-West, South Africa3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We absolutely loved our stay at The Bush House. It was a very hot day so we enjoyed the swimming pool a lot and at night the aircon was absolute bliss. There were some duikers, warthogs and other small animals that came by in the afternoon. The house is just gorgeous inside as well as outside, all the small touches and finer details did not go unnoticed. One can see the effort and thought that went into planning this house. The bed and bedding was very comfortable and the whole place was spotless. The outdoor shower was amazing. We would love to return one day and to stay for much longer.
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from David Hancock, Owner at The Bush House
Responded 30 Sept 2020
Thank you, Elmien, for your excellent review. We are so pleased that you loved your stay at The Bush House, and look forward to having you visit again in future. Kind regards, Shannon & David
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Mdenison2567 wrote a review Sept 2020
Lagos, Portugal43 contributions19 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
we stayed here October 2019 for I think 4 or five days in the end. It is genuinely magical, the plunge pool is perfect for the mid day sun, the wildlife wondering through the garden and using the little water pool infant of the house, the lot. only meant to stay 3 nights and just couldn't leave. Met the owners briefly and they were also very friendly, if we are ever back in the area it will be first on our list.
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Date of stay: October 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from David Hancock, Owner at The Bush House
Responded 2 Jan 2022
Thank you Mdenison2567 for your excellent review. We are so pleased to hear that you loved the pool and the wildlife. It was lovely meeting you and we look forward to welcoming you again in future. Kind regards, David & Shannon
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bwoods813224 wrote a review Feb 2024
Norfolk, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very impressed with the upgrading of the property, especially the upstairs bathroom and the re-location of the stairs, much better configuration ( bit weird not to have wardrobes though!) The outside shower is delightful. Really appreciated that the owner has installed a battery so that we could still have lights and Wi-Fi during load shedding. Saw a lot of game this time on our trip to the hide ( giraffe, zebra, waterbuck) which added to our enjoyment. We will be back!
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Date of stay: January 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from David Hancock, Owner at The Bush House
Responded 18 Feb 2024
Thank you for your excellent review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the alternations and solar backup electricity. Wardrobes coming soon. We look forward to welcoming you again in future. Kind regards, David and Shannon
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Elisa B wrote a review Nov 2023
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely setting in hwe private and quiet well equipped for a self catering stay. Great value for money.
The house has two bedroom an indoor and outdoor shower a small pool and a lovely outdoor seating area
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from David Hancock, Owner at The Bush House
Responded 12 Nov 2023
Thank you, Elisa, for your excellent review. We are pleased that you found the Bush House to be great value for money, and enjoyed the amenities. We look forward to welcoming you again in future. Kind regards, David
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Noël wrote a review Dec 2021
Polokwane, South Africa18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Good morning People of the Bush House 🏠,
We regret to inform you that we will not be leaving today?🤔
We will stay on till next December 2022.😁😂😄😁😄😂
We enjoyed it so much that we don't want to leave!🙈
The stay here was incredible, just what we needed after this year. The bush house is everything you need to recharge completely!😁
We really enjoyed our stay and will be back very soon 😀!
I come here monthly to work, so you'll see me sooner than later?
Thanks for everything....
We are enjoying our last hours on the "stoep" eating breakfast 😋!
Then we'll have to pack unfortunately 😑...........
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Bring only your happy face and the rest are already there.
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simonD216NT wrote a review Jun 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a really great house. Nice kitchen, very comfortable beds and a lovely garden. The location is just a few minutes from town where there are restaurants and shops. If you need a two bedroom property then stay here. It was perfect.
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Date of stay: May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Ian L wrote a review Jul 2022
339 contributions9 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful setting. Nothing was needed. Diane outstanding host and always in communication. Loved the his and Hers outdoor shower and toilet. Whole new meaning under the stars. Also indoor bathroom. Great plunge pool and braai area or pit fireplace. Very quite with buck eating and drinking a garden waterhole. No complaints, loved every minute. Great drives or walks on the estate. Certainly would stay there again. Also Great place in closeness to Hoedspruit Parkrun Excellent wifi. Close to the shops but far enough for the bush experience and wilderness. Thank you
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Date of stay: June 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Noël wrote a tip Dec 2021
Polokwane, South Africa18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring only your happy face and the rest are already there."
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CongoAussie wrote a tip Dec 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa25 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Warthgos wander around the property, but please don't feed them!"
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PRICE RANGE
$162 - $213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaLimpopo ProvinceMarulengHoedspruit
NUMBER OF ROOMS
2
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Bush House
Which popular attractions are close to The Bush House?
Nearby attractions include Siyafunda Wildlife & Conservation (1.9 km), High Tea With Elephants (2.5 km), and Benedictions (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Bush House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Is parking available at The Bush House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Bush House?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Hat & Creek - Hoedspruit, Sleepers Restaurant, and The Thirsty Giraffe Pub And Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Bush House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
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