Bushwillow Lodge Game Lodge Accommodation Hluhluwe

Bushwillow Lodge

4 Star Game Lodge at Kuleni Game Park, Hluhluwe, 3960, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Show on Map

About Bushwillow Lodge

We offer 3 accommodation options, all very different from each other. We aim to satisfy all possible guest wishes. We strive to provide a very personalised service, and we pride ourselves on this.

Bushwillow Lodge

Our bush lodge with reed ceilings is a home away from home, accommodating just 6 guests. Couches in the main sitting area encourage visitors to relax with a book. The open plan kitchen means that guests can see and smell the honest home-cooked food being prepared for them, where it shall be served either outside on the main deck or inside on the large eucalyptus table.

The bedroom chalets with huge windows offer seamless views of the surrounding bush and are cosily furnished with wood and textured fabrics in rich colours. The jacaranda bathroom vanities are adorned with handcrafted basins and the frameless shower and free standing bath, provide an interesting mix of old and new. Each bedroom has its own private viewing deck.Wooden walkways link the chalets to the main lodge and its pool deck where guests can come together and share their day’s stories over a sun-downer.

This is the place to stay should you want that authentic African feel and have your breakfast and evening meals prepared for you. It is also possible to book the lodge as a sole use self-catering destination so that you can reconnect with family or friends.The lodge is serviced daily.

Tambotie Chalet (accommodating up to 2 guests):
Air-conditioned with king sized bed, en-suite bathroom with shower and bath, private viewing deck, tea & coffee making facility. Perfect for couples.

Marula Suite (accommodating up to 4 guests):
Air-conditioned with 2 bedrooms (King or Twin), en-suite bathrooms with shower and bath, connecting lounge with sofa bed, tea & coffee making facility and large viewing deck. Perfect for families or couples traveling together.

Bushwillow Cottage

Bushwillow Cottage:
Originally a farm rondavel this cottage has been lovingly renovated so that it blends sympathetically under tall and rare Lebombo-Wattle trees. It is a perfect self-catering getaway for up to 4 adults and 2 children. The rondavel offers a tastefully decorated lounge and well-equipped cottage-style kitchen.

The two bedrooms are located off the central rondavel. One bedroom has a king bed with en-suite showers (indoor and outdoor), whilst the other bedroom has twin beds that can be converted to a king bed. Both bedrooms have pullout beds suitable for children and wing-back chairs where one can sit and relax when wanting that quiet time.

The thatched ceilings offer warmth to the cottage, and the deep beds with comfy headboards and crisp linen provide guest comfort. The open veranda with outdoor lounge furniture is a great place to unwind and watch the passing giraffe as one sits under the fans. There is a spa bath situated on the outside main deck where one can relax in the evening as the sounds of the African night spell romance. For families and friends, there is a gas braai on the outside deck which brings everyone together and where cooking is a pleasure. The cottage is serviced daily.

Bushwillow Boutique

Contemporary design, high ceiling timber chalets with wooden floors combine quirkily with bright colour schemes and invigorating styling. Self-contained and spacious with stackable doors and lots of glass allow the bush to seep into the airy and vibrant rooms, providing an energetic contrast. Crisp linen, individuality and privacy guarantee a restful stay. Each chalet has its own private viewing deck and a cooling plunge pool in which to wallow.

Yellowwood (accommodating up to 2 guests + 1 child):
Yellow is lively and friendly to lift any spirit. And on those few days that the sun does not shine in Hluhluwe, rather bring it in to your living space. King or Twin beds with pull out child sleeper, en-suite bathroom with rain shower, kitchenette, dining table, gas braai, private viewing deck and plunge pool.

Red Ivory (accommodating up to 2 guests + 1 child):
Red is passionate and always dramatic. A perfect hideaway for a romantic escape, or for just when you want to be bold. King or Twin beds with pull-out child sleeper, en-suite bathroom with rain shower, kitchenette, dining table, gas braai, private viewing deck and plunge pool.

Green Monkey Orange (accommodating up to 4 guests + 2 children):
Orange is zesty and warm and green is zesty and light, combining to give a feeling of energy and creativity. Just the feeling that we hope guests will feel as they come together either as family or friends. The two bedrooms are separated by a vibrant kitchen and eclectic lounge. Stack away folding doors open up to the central outside deck with plunge pool and gas braai. Bedrooms also have their own private deck area, for those quiet moments.


Bushwillow Lodge are ideally situated, allowing for both a bush and beach experience. On your doorstep, find the world-renowned Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park, known for its Big Five. Day trips to other important game parks in the area are also possible.

Enjoy excursions to Sodwana Bay, Cape Vidal, Charters Creek and False Bay to discover coral reefs, sandy beaches, coastal dunes, mangrove swamps, ancient sand forest and magnificent lakes; all a part of The Greater St Lucia (Isimangaliso), Wetland Park, the most important estuarine wetland system in Africa, which is a recently declared World Heritage Site.

For the more adventurous, enjoy canoeing, horse-riding, diving trips in the area. Or, for those who wish to pamper themselves, there is a nearby spa where you can enjoy a wonderful spa treatment.

Find out more about Hluhluwe or view things to do in Zululand. Please let us know how you enjoyed your stay by leaving a review.


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In Room / Unit

  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Beach towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Fan(s)
  • Hairdryer
  • Hi fi
  • Iron / trouser press
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)
  • Mini- / courtesy bar
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Private pool
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities

On Site

  • Air-conditioning
  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (undercover)
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool

Food & Drink

  • Bar (honesty bar)
  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee

Accreditations (as claimed by Bushwillow Lodge)

Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA)
AA Quality Assured Accommodation Highly RecommendedBirdLife South Africa: Birder Friendly Establishment

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Contact: Julian & Liz Simon

Physical Address:
Bushwillow Lodge, Kuleni Game Park, Hluhluwe, 3960, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -27.908638888888888
Longitude: 32.35875

Closest airport(s)
Durban International - 250km
Richard's Bay Airport - 130km

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

Exceptions to check-in/out times may be arranged, please enquire.

Travellers' Reviews

Dear Bushwillow Team! We spend a week in your beautiful Green Monkey orange(Boutique)and we had a great time. We hope to come back one day and will...

Catherine & Mike, Switzerland

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