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About Bushwillow Collection

Bushwillow Collection offers three totally different accommodation style options to suit your mood and we strive to provide a very personalised service.

Stay at our Lodge with warm wooden floors, reed ceilings and muted colours for a feeling of serenity and oneness with nature. Together with good, honest home cooking. Meet fellow travellers at the central lodge area with pool deck and share adventures.

Choose between self-catering, dinner bed and breakfast or all inclusive packages.

Choose one of our Boutique self-catering chalets with a private pool and quirky. We offer breakfast or try an evening meal at our lodge which is subject to availability.

Retreat to our self-catering Cottage with thatched roof set under tall and rare Lebombo Wattles for a cosy escape. Relax in the spa bath on the outside deck and listen to the sounds of the African night.

Bushwillow Collection is 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 and coastal dunes. There are also 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.

Safari: Wake up to giraffe at your window & zebra at your deck! We offer a range of on-site activities, from star gazing, to spider walks, to frogging, to dragonfly & butterfly walks.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Response Time: 10 hours
  • Type: Lodge, Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 24
  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 10 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Afrikaans


  • Portfolio Collection
  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
  • AA Highly Recommended
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Booking conditions: 50% deposit at the time of booking. Balance of payment upon arrival. (By either bank deposit or credit card.)

CHILD POLICY (applies to Cottage): All ages welcome, though children will need close supervision
CHILD POLICY (applies to Lodge and Boutique): Apologies, no children under eight years old.

Room availability and prices

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Reviews for Bushwillow Collection

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Maureen Sheard, South Africa
15 June 2015

 An all round excellent experience. Thanks to Liz and Julien and staff, especially excellent cooks Juba and Victoria, for making our stay so memorable. We felt really spoilt. 

Holly Grobbelaar, South Africa
03 July 2014

My partner & i just had the most perfect 3 day stay at Bushwillow. It was a special occasion & Jana & the staff just went out of their way to make it the most memorable wonderful stay. Jabu & her ladies made dining just amazing, her food is absolutely delicious. We found we did not want for anything & we spoilt rotten. thanks again to you all for making this all id hoped for & more.take care.

loise van staden, South Africa
18 June 2013

Accommodation was great, welcomed by giraffe right at our door step what a wonderful experience. The food was top notch and the lovely walking trails amongst the wild life really enjoyed it. Will be back.

Donovan Crickmore, South Africa
27 November 2012

The Bushwillows team were awesome. We felt as though the lodge was our home for the weekend. The service was excellent without being overbearing and we absolutely loved the food - good wholesome cooking. We stayed in the Tamboetie Room which was very spacious and comfortable. I highly recommend Bushwillows if you are looking for a getaway to the Hluhluwe area.

Marian van Wijlick, Netherlands
26 July 2012

Meer dan uitstekende lodge! Geweldig ingericht, ruim en stijlvol in een klein privaatpark. Wild komt vanzelf voorbij (giraf, blue wilde beest, etc). Zelfs als je, zoals wij kozen om zelf te bbq en (self catering) wordt het houdelijk ongemak door Victoria en collega uit handen genomen. Ongeveer 45 minuten naar Hluhluwe.

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Bushwillow Collection Map

Bushwillow Collection is 15.6km from the centre of Hluhluwe , the nearest airport 110.5km (Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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Hluhluwe Game Reserve

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(8.8 km from Hluhluwe)

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Primitive Trail

(40 km from Hluhluwe)

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False Bay Park

(12.4 km from Hluhluwe)

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