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“Amazing Base for Wildlife Experience”
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Superb House  - front of house with large terrace and Boma Area
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Lounge area - downstairs - with sliding doors onto the front terrace Downstairs Lounge - with adjoining breakfast bar through to kitchen
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Superb House  - front of house with large terrace and Boma Area
Lounge area - downstairs - with sliding doors onto the front terrace
Downstairs Lounge - with adjoining breakfast bar through to kitchen
Lounge area with stairs up to the TV room
Large bedroom with en-suite bathroom (with sliding doors onto the front terrace)
Another view of the bedroom in the previous photo
Fully equipped kitchen
Front Terrace - perfect for Game Viewing and breakfast
Bedroom with two single beds and en-suite bathroom and sliding doors to the front terrace
Another view of the bedroom in the previous phots
Bathroom with shower unit (for the bedroom in the previous photo)
Bedroom with en suite bathroom and sliding doors onto the back terrace and splash pool
Another view of the bedroom in the previous photo
Giraffes enjoying a drink at the watering hole in our front garden
The area at the back of the house - BBQ unit and splash pool. Terrace with table and six chairs.
Zebras at the back of the house looking for apples!!!
Area at the back of the house
Splash pool at the back of the house
Upstairs loft with two sofa beds and TV and sliding doors leading to terrace
Upstairs loft - with two soda beds and sliding doors onto the upstairs terrace
Upstairs loft
View from the upstairs terrace
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Marloth Park, Mpumalanga

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lottyloo2...
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Amazing Base for Wildlife Experience”
Reviewed 12 March 2016 for a stay in April 2014
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We stayed at The Bush House with friends as three couples. The house was large, comfortable, clean and safe. It has nice African decorative touches and was well equipped. The outdoor areas provided a good variety of areas for drinks and meals and a BBQ/braai that we used regularly. The wildlife experience was INCREDIBLE - we had a giraffe wandering though the garden one morning, wart hogs in the garden, zebra that came right up to the house, and we could hear lions roaring at night (safely on the other side of the Kruger game park fence!). A five minute walk to the nearest part of the game fence, which is set up above a river, allowed lovely evening "sundowners" where we brought along our camping chairs and cooler and enjoyed snacks and beers as the sun went down and the animals appeared along the river. We regularly saw families of elephants at this time of day. Impala and other antelopes could also be spotted driving through Marloth Park to and from the house. The location was ideal as the shops and petrol station were within a short drive (a few minutes) and easy to get to and from the airport. The entrance to Kruger Park was easily reached and we were able to get their early to beat the morning queues. The owners were able to recommend excellent safari guides. We will be back!

Travelling group: Friends
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Management Response
13 Mar 2016
Thanks for the lovely review. We appreciate your kind words!!
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Macmommyb...
Edinburgh
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A special place”
Reviewed 12 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed here as a group of 4 adults and 3 kids (5 to 12 yrs) and it was simply wonderful. The house held us all comfortably, with everything we needed and the most amazing location. Everything the owner says about animals roaming around is true - our kids met kudu at the garden edge. Lovely walks too - if you are prepared to meet some wildlife - down to the fence to see Kruger Park up close at sunset. But best of all is the cacophony of wonderful sounds and vision of amazing stars when darkness descends! And then in the early morning we were collected from the house for an incredible morning safari. Amazing place - highly recommend it.

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13 Mar 2016
Thanks for the review. Much appreciated!!
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Celestino...
Maputo, Mozambique
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“The Garden of Eden on the Kruger National Parks doorstep”
Reviewed 10 March 2016 for a stay in May 2015

There is only one word to describe this place AMAZING......being in such close contact with the wild is beyond any nature lovers dream......I literally had buck eating out of my hand.
The comfort of the home called ALLEGRIA which in Portuguese means HAPPINESS suits
the KARMA it has >>>>>>A HAPPY place to be.

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Liked best: Waking up in the morning and talking to the wild life in the back yard
Liked least: Having to leave
Travelling group: Friends
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Management Response
11 Mar 2016
Thanks for your kind words. And thanks for taking the time to put up such a nice review! Hope to welcome you back again and again!
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bob h
2 reviews
“An Ideal Base for Visiting Kruger Game Park .”
Reviewed 10 March 2016 for a stay in December 2014

We spent the Christmas period at Alegria ( 5 days ) . It is a really relaxing and comfortable bush house in quiet surroundings . We were 5 adults and one 12 year old girl . The house is spacious and well furnished with nice touches of local decorations . The perimeter fence for Kruger is about 300 yards away and is ideal for "sundowners" whilst watching herds of elephants having their evening dip in the Crocodile River . We also saw some lions almost get a kill on a small Dik Dik - amazing !

Every day we saw several animals wandering through the garden - warthog families , kudu , zebra , giraffe, all unthreatening as long as you treated them with respect . In the evening we sat outside around a blazing fire in the BOMA which I think means British Officers Messing Area . The sight of the southern heavens never failed to take our breath away - so many stars and planets visible . At the same time the sound backdrop was the odd roar of a lion in the Kruger , thankfully behind the perimeter fence !

In conclusion, if you want to visit Kruger then Alegria is the ideal base to do this - it is highly recommended . Our experience there was fantastic .

Travelling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
10 Mar 2016
Thanks so much for the super review, with so much detail. Hope to welcome you back again to Alegria again in the future!!
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learmicha...
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Many a great stay”
Reviewed 9 March 2016 for a stay in September 2015

We have stayed here often. The sundowners with elephants and close encounters with Zebra, giraffe and antelope make this a very worthwhile stay.

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Management Response
10 Mar 2016
Thanks for the kind works!
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