Vivienne Helps, South Africa
25 July 2011
Vanessa and Kerneels were most welcoming and made us beautiful food (despite a late request for dinner)! The setting is gorgeous, and the beds comfortable. We wanted to stay longer.
What a brilliant stay
thomas Cross, United Kingdom
26 September 2010
We spent three fantastic days and nights at Valley Bushveld with our wonderful hosts Kerneels, Vanessa and their family. They went out of their way to make our stay the most memorable occasion of our lifetime, that we will never forget. Arranging and escorting us on fantastic visits to Addo, Daniel cheetah/lion breeding centre and Schotia game reserve, what experiences. Thank you so much.
Valley Bushveld Country Lodge
Linda du Plessis, South Africa
09 July 2010
Ons het heerlik gebly en geëet. Kerneels en Vanessa se gasvryheid het van dit 'n besondere ervaring gemaak.
Our Weekend at Valley Bush Lodge
Molly Williamson, South Africa
19 April 2010
We arrived at the lodge late on a Friday afternoon in March 2010, and were warmly welcomed by Vanessa and shown our room, right next to the Jacuzzi. We promptly relaxed in the Jacuzzi before supper, cooked and served by Vanessa in the lovely big bush veld dining room. Kerneels and Vanessa join their guests at meal times and we were able to have a lovely chance to chat about the bush veld and all the activities they offer.There is a lovely bar area in the lounge to relax and chat around. Vanessa took us to the Addo Elephant Park the next day and we returned to a braai in the Boma on the side of the lodge. Recommend the Lodge to others wishing to visit.
Ons kom beslis weer!
Suzette Booysen, South Africa
17 April 2010
Kerneels en Vanessa is absoluut die beste gasheer en gasvrou hierdie kant van die ewenaar! Baie dankie vir al jul gasvryheid en die heerlike kos.
Wendy Uys, South Africa
15 March 2010
We had really lovely stay, super food. Rooms were really comfortable
Everything was just 'GREAT'
A highly recommended guest lodge!
Adele Van Eden, United Kingdom
01 March 2010
A totally amazing experience with Vanessa and Kerneels. They are exceptional hosts and even better chefs. The room was gorgeous with rose petals on the bed and champagne on ice. Superb breakfasts and very different and interesting evening meals....the kudu steaks were our favourites. A highly recommended guest lodge!
Jenny Black, South Africa
23 December 2009
super hosts, stunning surroundings-fabulous jacuzzi! breathtaking views, vanessa and kurneels really were so fantastic and catered to our every need.
Absolutely fantastic stay!
isabelle Ansorge, South Africa
09 November 2009
Kerneels and Vanessa Scholtz are wonderful hosts and the lodge has all the facilities for a truly memorable stay. We will be back!
Had an excellent weekend.
Anonymous, South Africa
14 October 2009
VALLEY BUSHVELD is a wonderful place if you want to get away from the city, the accommodation, food, people are excellent. Kerneels and Venesa really made us feel like family.
It was great.
Jacques Lombard, South Africa
04 October 2009
Will recommend it any time. Stay was good, breakfast excellent, service exceptional and Vanessa and Kerneels' hospitality is excellent. For once I really got a place that delivered on what they advertised.
We had a wonderful time.
Vernon York, South Africa
28 September 2009
Friendly people with excellent food – Kerneels and his wife deserve a 5 Star!!!! Thanks for a wonderful experience.
Andries Guijt, Netherlands
24 June 2009
We had a very nice time at the valley bushveld lodge,very friendly people,and also very helpful.
The food was also very good Vanessa is a good cook,and that all for a cheap price
when I go to that area again i will forsure order at that friendly people again.
Valley Bushveld Country Lodge
Valley Bushveld Country Lodge is an owner managed, successful, up market four star, safari-style guest lodge in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. The Eastern Cape is called Naturally South Africa's best, with a million hectare of malaria-free, big 5 game viewing, fantastic beauty and endless beaches. The Lodge is built on a private game reserve on the banks of the Coegas River and is nestled just 200 meters off the main R75 en-route to Addo, Kirkwood and Graaff-Reinet. The approximate distance from Port Elizabeth is 52 km passing through the Garden Town of Uitenhage.
Valley Bushveld Country Lodge main lodge consists of central dining area, huge stylish lounge with fireplace and a bar area which all overlooks the river and natural rock face in the distance. On each side of the main building we have a total of five double rooms which sleeps two per room and 2 family rooms, which can sleep 2 adults and 2 children under 12. Each room is furnished with high quality linen and furniture. Our beautiful lodge overlooks a valley and promises exquisite, once in a lifetime scenery and sunsets. The quietness, breathtaking view, fine dining with traditional cuisine, stylishly decorated rooms and en-suite bathrooms, allows you to relax completely. Its popularity with nationwide businessmen and women as well as international tourists has prompted the owners to engage in a tour operation. So, whatever your South African holiday dreams, we can make it all happen in style.
We are in close proximity from renowned reserves like Addo Elephant National Park, the world famous Shamwari Game Reserve, Schotia Safaris, Seaview Lion Park, Kraggakama Game Park, Lalibela Game Reserve, Pumba Game Reserve and many more.
We are ideally situated for the Kirkwood Game and Wildlife festival for accommodation or as a base to operate from.
An absolute favorite among overseas guests is to arrange a three or four day stay with us and to use our Lodge as a base camp. From there we organize day trips to the Addo National Elephant Park or any of the other game parks. A day visit to Jeffreys Bay, the surfing paradise of South Africa, is also a big favorite, relaxing on the beach, soaking up the sun, a sun lover’s dream! The ultimate of course, is to combine a trip to the Addo National Elephant Park and an elephant back safari experience, which includes an approximate 25 to 30 minute elephant ride, and a 1 hour guided walking trail, following these gentle giants through their natural habitat. All tours are conducted by experienced tour guides in comfortable air-conditioned vehicles and offer flexible itineraries.
Alternatively you can use a self-drive option for those clients who would prefer to explore the region independently and we can assist you in planning your safe routes from our lodge to various game parks and sights. You can use our Country Lodge as base camp from where you can travel each day to various destinations and back to our lodge in the evening and enjoy a scrumptious dinner and share your experiences with your hosts and co-guests. We know the area best so it is useful if we assist you in planning your safe routes. Valley Bushveld Country Lodge is perfectly situated to be used as base to travel from.
In the evening, tired but satisfied guests return to the Lodge, sharing their experiences. During the cold winter evenings, you will always find a fire going in the huge fireplace where guests can enjoy the story telling and in the summer time a nice South African cold beer out on the patio-deck, rounds off a perfect day. Guests can spoil themselves in the Jacuzzi while sipping on fine South African wines. All this makes it the ideal home away from home.
For those guests who would just want to relax, we have the perfect venue for you. Relax on the patio-deck or next to the swimming pool, catch up on some reading and experience true peace and quite. In the distance, if you should want to explore the valley, you will discover a little river and a natural unharmed environment with its own wildlife. We have great hiking trails where you can explore the surroundings and animal life. Our reserve also boasts one of the only areas left where indigenous Strelitzia birds-of-paradise plants can be found in South Africa. You can choose between a guided walk or you can do it in your own time.
For guests who would like to do something different, we can combine your trip with a photographic safari, our selection of options will compliment your visit to South Africa.
We can plan everything for you, from pick up at Port Elizabeth airport to setting up a dream holiday in South Africa for you. Your dream holiday is only an enquiry-click away.