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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

This lodge was a real favorite during my recent tour around South Africa. It is set in the middle of nature, and animals come close to some of the units and to the viewing area. Nice breakfast spread each morning and African style dinner served when we were there. The rooms themselves are huge, and the layouts often different from...

Thank Jann1953
Bonita Springs, FL
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Very nice lodge in the national park. Accommodations were fine and well kept up. Rooms were air conditioned. The rooms in the section I stayed in were all individual cabins connected by raised walkways. All had very large porches. One of the big plusses was the large open field where giraffes, zebras, etc roamed freely. The area had no predators...

Thank Frank077
Reviewed 20 January 2016

Friendly staff en very nice guide doing the walking safari, recommended. Very quiet location, which is nice. Walking alley between lodges and restaurant is fine.Look out deck is a nice place to sit and watch animals at the waterhole. Food is just food, nothing more. Whole place need maintenance: bathroom not to clean, carpet on the floor gives you black...

3Thank svanerven v
Boylston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 9 November 2015

This hotel was unique in that it is situated in the woods in a nice setting. The rooms are basic with little frills or amenities you are accustomed to. But that is expected considering the proximity to Kruger National Park. This lodge is all about location and not ambiance or glamour.

1Thank Les F
Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

This is really in the Bushland of Zulu territory. You stay in cabins. Woke up one morning to Impalas almost on the front porch. Walked to dinner with zebras along the way and giraffes watching us at night. No phones and Internet only at the dining room but unreliable. Bush baby feeding at night very cute. Very nice staff who...

Thank Pamela G
Upstate NY
Reviewed 28 October 2015

The rooms are dated, but who cares because we loved the environment! The lodge buildings are within a small reserve that is home to giraffes, cudu, wildebeest, and Impala. Some rooms overlook the grazing area. There are also bush babies that come out at night. Food was good and staff were nice. We enjoyed the gigantic outdoor fire pit in...

Thank familytravel0r
Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 28 October 2015

This was our first trip up north and we booked mid April for the end of July. I was only informed two weeks before we were due to arrive that we would not be staying in the log cabins advertised on the website and was sent pictures of the 'family unit' we had been 'upgraded' to. I was horrified. Even...

1Thank ShiSandy2015
Reviewed 12 October 2015

The room was old and dirty. The walls had stains, the bathroom tile had grunge, and my feet looked nearly black from walking on the carpet. The mattress was saggy and too soft, The only interesting thing about the site was that bush babies visited a spot near the restaurant at dusk. I got a couple good pictures of one....

1Thank zoe17
Reviewed 6 October 2015

Loved this hotel. It was a long walk to our room but when we got there we saw giraffe and other animals. It was so awesome. There is a viewing deck and lots of other amenities. Not your typical hotel, which is the experience that I wanted while in South Africa.

1Thank janism27
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Reviewed 12 September 2015

No one is available at this game lodge after 7 PM, they give you a 24 hour phone number to call. we had a problem at 8:30 PM, we called for over an hour and NO ONE answered the 24 hour emergency line. Finally when someone answered, they said they would send someone, NO ONE came ALL night. Very poor...

4Thank JLWK2015

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Additional Information about Gooderson Bushlands Game Lodge

Address: Lot H99, Bushlands Road, Hluhluwe 3960, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Hluhluwe
Price Range: €104 - €141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gooderson Bushlands Game Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 36
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“All rooms are in between the trees. Very peaceful with lots of birds”
 of 5 bubbles Angela20142014, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“ask for a room further away from the restaurant if you want giraffes walking past your lodge or closer if you don't want to walk to dinner”
 of 5 bubbles Skebenga, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Lovely rooms sorrounded by natures beauty all around.”
 of 5 bubbles Danube13, 19 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Visit the water hole and walk out in the field to be with the animals”
 of 5 bubbles Frank077, 4 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Stay far away from the 'Executive Lodge'”
  • Sunrise on the deck (unit 15)
  • Unit 15 - bedroom
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  • Executive Lodge - outside room 27
 of 5 bubbles ShiSandy2015, 28 Oct 2015 | Read review
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