Guest Reviews

We would like to thank you for making our stay memorable at his beautiful cottage, staying here in this beautiful nature is so peaceful the silence the sounds all in harmony. It was such a experience seeing the animals from so close by and the giraffe from 3m distance so wonderful. Thank you so much for the housekeeper and Alecia to be so friendly and helpful a very special thanks to all of you



Thank you for this wonderful stay. You have nice and great staff. We would like to recommend the spider walk! This is a great experience, even as nice as game drives!! Seeing the scorpions was a huge surprise, thank you Ryan.
We also did the nice bushwalk and the markets. We love the animals around the park, waking u with Nyala`s in front of the door.
We will recommend your beautiful cottage

Stayed in Cottage

Koen Lommel


We had a great stay at Bushwillow Cottage. The Cottage was well equipped and the staff was friendly. We would like to thank the staff for going out of their way in providing us with a snack/breakfast basket for the game drive on very short notice. Thank you for the wine as well, it was a very nice surprise. We enjoyed the three warthogs that stayed close by.

Reg, Hanlie Jo and Ty

South African

We had a fantastic time at Bushwillow Cottage, thank you to all the staff for being so friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed the Spiderwalk and the Bushwalk and all the other activities organized by Alecia and you made our stay really fabulous

Stayed in the Cottage



Thank you for a wonderful stay in the bush. Warm Hospitality, wonderful food and oh so stylish and comfortable rooms. Visit by the giraffe was a special treat

Stayed in Green Monkey Orange

Cooper and Kelly

South African

Thank you for all the service and we'll come back! We had a great stay, wonderful house and very nice employees
Stayed in Green Monkey Orange

Kuijpers Family


We truly had an amazing time here at Bushwillow. What a gem of a place! Service was top notch, with Management going out of their way to make our stay memorable. We cannot wait to come back

Benedict& Camilla

Green Monkey Orange

We had an awesome stay.
We will never forget our 19th anniversary.
Thanks Jabu & Victoria you guys are fantastic.
The food and hospitality was superb.
Many Thanks
Stayed in the LODGE: Tambotie

Claudio & Lisa Missio

South Africa - April 2016

Thank you so much for this lovely piece of paradise.
One of the best lodge with the best good energy where I've ever been.
Amazing staff!!
Stayed in the LODGE: Tambotie

Alessandra Purificato & Marc Lacaze

Italy and France - April 2016

What a special place! Everything was perfect. Thank you.
Jabu is a star as are Victoria and the others. Delightful.
Many, many thanks for an absolutely lovely break. 5*!

Stayed in the LODGE: Marula and Tambotie

Anne, Ant, Jess, Ken, Ruby and Justin Saulsbury

South Africa - April 2016

What a wonderful place!!
What a warm welcome we got!!
We enjoyed the place, the people, and the nature very much.
Everything was 100%. Our compliments. :)
Great people, great cooking. It made the days for us unforgettable.
Hope to see you again!
We wish you all the best and...... a lot of rain!!
Greetings and love from The Netherlands
Stayed in the LODGE: Marula

Gep & Marijke Mannak

The Netherlands - April 2016

Thanks for the beautiful days in the lodge. We enjoyed the trip to the pineapple farm and to see the crocodiles. Hopefully we will be back soon.
Stayed in the LODGE : Tambotie

Jonas and Monika

Germany - February 2016

What a beautiful gem of a place. Service, meals and standard of accommodation are perfect!!
Special mention to Jabu and Victoria - wonderful cooks, yummy food and good service.
We would love to come back and will be recommending to all our friends and family.
Stayed in the LODGE : Tambotie

Brendon and Lesley

UK - January 2016

A little piece of heaven! Thank you so much for a lovely stay - excellent hospitality and food.
We will be back!
Stayed in the LODGE : Marula

Taylor family

South Africa - December 2015

Thank you so much for a beautiful and clean accommodation of Marula. Kitchen - crew and housekeeping did a perfect job and the surrounding invites for lots of activities. Thank you!
Stayed in the LODGE: Marula chalet

Martin & Kristin Stolle

Germany - Nov 15

Thank you for all the nice time we could spend here. Perfect service from Jana and the lovely ladies.Delicious food. To sleep with the window with view in to the nature was great.
Stayed in the LODGE: Tambotie chalet

Markus & Christine Briner

Switzerland - Nov 15

Thank you for the amazing stay! We loved our room and the animals in front of it. When we will come back to South Africa we also will come back here!
Stayed in the LODGE: Tambotie

Bart & Anke Helthuis

The Netherlands - Oct 15

Thank you so much! It was a pleasure to stay at Bushwillow and join some of your activities (Spider walk & Stargazing). Greetings to the Giraffe standing in front of our car when entering the park gate!
Stayed in the LODGE: Tambotie

Anne & Karsten

Germany - September 2015

We really enjoyed our stay!! The staff is really helpful and we had a lovely dinner. It was a nice experience without TV and WIFI and only the nature and the private atmosphere. We recommend the spider walk and the morning walk! We hope to return soon.
PS. Thank for helping us plan our activities.
Stayed in the BOUTIQUE: Red Ivory

Daniela & Paul Haas

German - April 15

We had a lovely time! So quiet! And even though the Bush was dry it was magical.
If you book directly you get a complimentary bush walk which is very interesting! The stars are beautiful out in the bush. We will definitely do the stargazing next time. You're friendly & hospitable tips were much appreciated. Hope to see you soon.
Stayed in the BOUTIQUE: Yellowwood

Chris & Lana

South Africa - June 15

Thank you for the wonderful ambience and service, we enjoyed our stay! It was very peaceful and warm. Blessings.
Stayed in the BOUTIQUE: Red Ivory

Sfiso & Zodwa

South Africa - July 15

Truly wonderful 4 nights, beautiful surroundings, friendly, helpful & attentive staff, everything done with excellence & perfection. Really loved the morning & Spider walks with Ryan, learned so much. Thank you for giving us the most fantastic celebration of our 25th wedding anniversary that we could have dreamed of! Giraffes were our favourite.
Stayed in the LODGE: Tambotie

Alan & Ruth Donaldson

Scotland - July 15

Thank you for a wonderful stay. This place is amazing! We will DEFINITLY recommend to all friends. We really enjoyed the walks with Ukuhamba Guiding. Excellent service compliments excellent surroundings. Thanks to all!
Stayed in the BOUTIQUE: Red Ivory

Meerashen & Prenola

South Africa - Aug 15

A perfect place! Staff were incredibly accommodating - thank you!! Meals were an absolute delight, my husband is already planning our next trip.
Stayed in the LODGE: Marula

Mary-Jo Heatherington

Mozambique and Brazil - July 15

Warm and proficient, professional and stylish environment. Tranquillity and leisure combined in natures closet of treasures. A warm thank you for an amazing experience so close to nature - truly the best way to spend quality time with your soul mate. Thank you to all the staff welcoming us so friendly and treating us like royalty.
Stayed in the LODGE: Tambotie

David & Hermien

South Africa - July 15

Than you for the most de-stressing, peaceful few days. This is the perfect spot. You have created a gem. Next time the whole family will be with us. Ryan: the kids loved your spider tour - it was magic!
Stayed in the BOUTIQUE: Green Monkey Orange

David Fraser and children Kristin & Sarah

South Africa - April 2015

Our home in the bush for 4 nights - wish we could have stayed MUCH longer! A great base for exploring the surrounding area or just relaxing and enjoying the sounds of the bush. The walks with Ryan were thoroughly enjoyable and highly informative.
Stayed in the BOUTIQUE: Yellowwood

Peter & Martina

Australia - April 2015

Thank you so much for making our honeymoon extra special and effort free. We enjoyed every moment!!!
Stayed in the BOUTIQUE: Red Ivory

Anro & Leonora Smith

South Africa - April 2015

Thank you all very much. We had a wonderful time in a wonderful place with wonderful people and GREAT food. And thanks for making us happy, you all did.... especially on my birthday!
Stayed at the LODGE: Tambotie

Bas & Leonarda

Dutch - stayed March 15

Thanks for a lovely stay. We enjoyed the tranquility, the perfect dinners and breakfast. It was good to walk with Zebra's, Duikers, Wildebeest and we learned a lot from the Spider and Scorpion walk.
- Stayed in the LODGE: Tambotie

Rob & Esther Woldendorp

Netherlands - January 2015

Thanks so much for this very best service, excellent cooking and romantic dinners. The spider walk with big and small spiders and scorpions was great- and then that python and the bushbabies.
We will be back!
Stayed in the LODGE: Marula

Martin & Andrea Mueller

Germany - January 2015

Thank you for 3 wonderful days in a little paradise! We'll recommend Bushwillow to all our friends! Hope to see you we are SURE to see you again!!!
Stayed in BOUTIQUE: Red Ivory

Sybille & Frank

Germany - January 2015

We had a very nice stay in one of the superior cabins. Excellent location within natural reserve, potential close encounters with zebras, giraffe and many other animals. Excellent birding. The owner, Liz, is very friendly and professional and has a lot of knowledge about the surroundings. The rest of the staff is very dedicated to the guests and prepare great food.
Stayed in the LODGE: Tambotie

Theo Kempers

Netherlands - October 2014

Dear Bushwillow Team!
We spend a week in your beautiful Green Monkey Orange chalet and we had a great time. We hope to come back one day and will speak to our friends about this place. Thanks for everything.
Stayed in the BOUTIQUE: Green Monkey Orange.

Mike & Catherine Boon

Switzerland - October 2014

Absolutely fabulous to be in the bush in a luxurious trendy decorated villa! We loved the surroundings, the staff were great which started with the warm welcome with fresh pineapple juice and a great dinner! Thanks for a great stay!!
Stayed in the BOUTIQUE: Green Monkey Orange

Masseling Family

Dutch - stayed August 2014