Bushmen/San Safari Lodge

95 Guest Reviews
95 Customer Reviews
  • Description
  • Facilities
This very unique Limpopo Bushveld destination, called the Bushmen/San Safari Lodge and Tented Camp is Safe and Malaria Free. Situated on the side of a small hill, overlooking Africa in all her glory.It is neighbour to the Bushmen/San people. The Tented Camp is based and themed around the Culture and ways of The San people while the Safari Lodge represents the ultimate in luxury and comfort. Share one of your evenings around the open fire in the conversation of these unique people, experiencing life as it was up to 4000 years ago. A must visit if you want to be at peace with yourself and The Bushmen.

You will wake up in the night, thinking: here i am, were i ought to be. The very private Tented Camp can sleep a total of 16 persons, four per tent. It consists of four Separate three-compartment, fully equipped Tented units, each with own private boma, toilet and warm water shower. Fully or Self-catering. The Safari lodge can sleep a total of 18 persons, up to three per room. It consists of four luxury en-suite rooms and three fully-equipped en suite luxury Bush Cottages. Fully or Self-catering.
  • Type: Self-catering, Safari Lodge
  • Sleeps: 48
  • Check-in: 05:00 PM
    Check-out: 03:00 PM
  • Reviews: 96
  • Airport Shuttle Service
  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Babysitting Services
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • ADSL Internet
  • Credit Card Facilities

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Dutch
  • German
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans
  • French
  • Northern Sotho (Sesotho sa Leboa)


  • AA Recommended
* Please enquire for further details.

95 Reviews on Bushmen/San Safari Lodge

We are family of nine spanning three generations, grandparents, son and daughter with husband and four grandchildren aged between six and nine. We spent two weeks at the lodge and we all had a super time full of activities and relaxation. The accommodation was spacious and tastefully decorated. We had a whole house to ourselves with four bedrooms, both internal and outside sitting and dining areas and a big private outside fireplace to sit around in the evenings. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. They went out of their way to make us feel at home and to create a festive atmosphere for Christmas and New Year's Eve. We very much enjoyed the chef's cooking which made the best possible use of locally available meat, fresh fruit and vegetables. The freshly baked cakes and muffins he produced were also memorable. The gardens are well kept, full of colourful birds and the swimming pool was very popular with young and old. There was a wide range of activities we could choose from, all organised to suit our personal wishes, whether it was jogging at dawn, a bush picnic at lunchtime, a game drive or bush walk at sunset, sleeping in a tent or climbing a mountain to enjoy the view and to see the cultural remains of an ancient population which used to live there. We also went clay-pigeon shooting, fishing in the river, horse riding, feeding orphaned baby antelopes and playing with lion cubs, sometimes at neighbouring farms. We learned an enormous amount about the wildlife from the rangers who accompanied us. They were particularly accommodating with the children, answering all their questions and finding interesting things for them to see and to do. Needless to say the children were completely captivated. There is a waterhole next to the lodge with a viewing hide. We saw the occasional warthog family there. Footprints suggested that impala, eland, wildebeest, kudu and others also visit at night, but we did not see them there personally. This time of the year the animals can find water in many places so they tend to spread out. On the games drives and walks, though, we saw plenty of wildlife including giraffes, warthogs, impalas, waterbucks, blesboks, hartebeests, ostriches and jackals. It did sometimes rain, but normally not for a whole day except for one day which made for some interesting driving and impressive views of the river. The nice thing about this time of the year is the many young animals you can see. We even had the chance to save a baby baboon that we found beaten up and abandoned by its parents. The absence of dangerous animals in the park makes possible to get out of the safari car and move around which we found to be a big advantage especially with children. On the way back to the airport we stopped at an elephant sanctuary, so we did not miss out on seeing those magnificent animals, too. There are mosquito's, but the area is malaria free, so all you need to do is put on mosquito repellant without having to take any anti malaria pills. So this was a perfect family holiday which was also very affordable as the management generously included our drinks and most of our activities in the full board package. There is a very nice collection of artifacts in the lodge's curio shop from which we brought back some beautiful masks and ostrich eggs. When we left it felt like leaving friends and we very much hope to return another year.

06 January 2014

Excellent, my bookings have been upgraded by the Owner from tented Camp to a luxury self catering accommodation, every thing was just perfect.

02 January 2014

I do not normally write reviews but I do feel that people should know what they have to expect. I am truly disappointed with Bushman/San Safari Lodge. I read all these great reviews and it was not at all what we experienced. Initially we were very exited as we saw two giraffes on our way to the main lodge and when we arrived the main lodge looked really beautiful from the outside. We unfortunately got send to the "guesthouse" which is were we booked our one night stay. The guesthouse unit A was spacious but dirty and falling apart. It is not anywhere near the main lodge and very close to the road where the locals played loud music until three in the morning. We felt so uncomfortable there and we definitely had no pease and quite. I am sure if you book at the main lodge you will experience what everyone else talks about but the guesthouse unit was not worth the money we payed to stay there.

08 July 2013

Me and the family enjoyed our stay, it was all and more than we expected. The staff was excellent very accommodating, food was divine. Just 1 downer which isnt the lodges fault my fiance' lost her cellphone on the game drive but Len sent the guys out to look for it but they had no luck, besides that all was well.

12 July 2012

Bert and the staff of Bushmen/San Safari Lodge, thank you for the wonderful hospitality we received. We were so over the moon with the service and staff, we already decided we are booking our week-long honeymoon here. Goodie, thanks for your 5 Star meals and the surprise every evening. You guys made our stay and Suzette's birthday something to remember.

23 January 2012
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Room information

Main Lodge Safari Room x 4

Includes: B & B

Luxury en-suite bedroom with DStv, fan, air con, mini bar fridge. coffee and tea making facilities with rusks, fruit and sweets. En-suite bathroom and toilet. Garden and bush view. Hairdryer and bathroom amenities.

Bush Cottage x 3

Includes: B & B

A large elevated, luxury bush cottage, situated on the side of a hill, overlooking the waterhole, Bushveld trees and grass. Very private, yet within walking distance from the Main Safari Lodge. Small kitchenette with everything needed to do self-catering. Private boma. Each cottage has one double bed and, one single bed and can thus sleep up to three persons. Meals can be booked at the Main Lodge and served at the Cottage, should you wish to dine in private.

Hemmingway-Style Tent x 2

Includes: B & B

Hemmingway-style tents, placed under an elevated thatched roof. Own private braai area with boma. Tent consists of three sections: private en-suite bathroom, bedroom area with 1 queen and 1 single beds, varendah area with outside view. One unit is Ideal for a family or group of three persons. The camp has only two tented units and three Luxury Cottages, private and secure in the bush. Electricity is 220V, oil lamps and candles. Warm water, Fridge/freezer, gas stove in catering area. All bedding, towels and kitchen items included.  Self-catering or meals at the Main Lodge.

Bushmen San Guest House B x 4

Includes: Self-catering

These are four comfortable rooms, one with an en-suite bathroom and three rooms sharing a bathroom.The rooms have DStv, fully equipped kitchens, dining rooms and lounges. Two are double rooms and two are twin rooms.

Bushmen/San Guest House A x 2

Includes: Self-catering

This is a comfortable two-bedroom section with a spacious fully equipped kitchen, dining and lounge area. The main bedroom of room 1 has air-conditioning, DStv, one double bed and two single beds, an en-suite bathroom with a bath and separate shower .Bedroom 2 has one double bed and one single bed.

Bushmen/San Guest House B x 4

Includes: Self-catering

These are four comfortable rooms. One room has an en-suite bathroom and the other three rooms share a bathroom. The rooms have DStv, fully equipped kitchens, dining rooms and lounges. Two of the rooms are double rooms and the other two are twin rooms.

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