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About Marula Bush Lodge

Marula Bush Lodge is a luxury bushveld retreat nestled gently on the foot of the Drakensberg Mountain Escarpment. This beautiful private bush lodge is situated in the Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate, just a few minutes from the quaint town of Hoedspruit - a typical tourist town in the heart of the Greater Kruger National Park.

The lodge is conveniently situated an easy 45-minute drive from both the Phalaborwa Gate and the Orpen Gate to the Kruger National Park. It is 450 km from Johannesburg, or you may choose to take a plane to Eastgate Airport, an international airport only 16 km out of Hoedspruit.

Go for a walk in nature or a game drive and discover the wide variety of birds and wildlife species that are found on the Estate - there are also two elevated bird hides overlooking dams - then relax on your patio and sip sundowners while watching the magnificent sunset.

Activities on the premises also include: Bird watching, walking, cycling and horse riding.

Ballooning 10 km, Micro lighting 5 km, river rafting 25 km, Blyde dam Boat cruises 25 km, Drakensig Golf course 5 km, Early morning walk with the cheetahs 8 km, Elephant Back safari's 10 km.

Safari: Watch animals sipping water from a waterhole a few metres from the lodge. Go for a game drive with your own vehicle and try spotting the leopard or choose to explore the bush on a bicycle.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Response Time: an hour
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Lodge, Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 8 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Satellite TV*
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Greek
* Please enquire for further details.

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      Reviews for Marula Bush Lodge

      8 guest reviews Reviews of

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      Corne Bornman, South Africa
      09 February 2015

      Had a lovely stay, the house is wonderful.

      Lee Kuyper, South Africa
      29 September 2014

      We spent 4 nights at Marula Bush Lodge. It was great, not only for the fantastic accommodation in the peaceful wildlife estate, but also for the location with easy access to the Kruger Park and other necessary places.

      Annelot Schrijver, South Africa
      06 January 2014

      Lovely big house in a magnificent setting.

      Karin Schonken, South Africa
      31 December 2013

      Beautiful, spacious well-equipped home. We enjoyed our stay. Outdoor shower was great. Very quiet, so if you need excitement all the time you might get a bit bored.

      Samantha Curgenven, South Africa
      26 November 2013

      We truly enjoyed our stay at Marula lodge. It is neat and clean and close to all the shops and restaurants. There are lots of activities in the area.

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      Marula Bush Lodge Map

      Marula Bush Lodge is 5.1km from the centre of Hoedspruit , the nearest airport 7.5km (Eastgate Airport).
      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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