7 bushveld accommodation specials to take advantage of

Posted by Anita Froneman on 16 March 2022

Bush breaks are medicine for the soul. And the best part is, we have a plethora of nature reserves in South Africa, scattered across various provinces. And they don’t have to cost an arm and a leg. These properties are offering really great rates if you book through Daddy’s Deals, and many of them include breakfast, game drives and other freebies. Take a look.

1. Pezulu Tree House Lodge, Limpopo

Pezulu Tree House Lodge is a small game lodge situated in the game-rich area of Hoedspruit. Each treehouse is built around the canopy of growing trees and fuses nature with comfort, perfect for escaping the hustle and bustle of life and is located close to the Panorama Route and the Kruger National Park.

This special is a two-night stay for two people, including breakfast and dinner. 

Special offer: R3,499

Value: R7,400

Book the deal here.

2. Honeyguide Tented Safari Camp, Mpumalanga

At Honeyguide Tented Safari Camp, wildlife roams freely around your luxury tent. Be lulled to sleep by nocturnal life waking up for the night, the roar of lions in the distance, and the chatter of birds calling to each other.

This special is a one-night stay for two people and includes dinner and breakfast, and two game drives, plus one R100 voucher per person to use towards a bush walk. 

Special offer: R1,999

Value: R4,600

Book the deal here.

3. Bingelela Beds, Mpumalanga

This lovely space is the perfect base from which to explore this underrated province. They are located under an hour from attractions like the Kruger National Park, Sudwala Caves and the Sabie Waterfalls, and under two hours away from the Blyde River Canyon. This three-star spot is perfect for families. All rooms are en-suite and are newly renovated.

This special is a two-night stay for two.

Special offer: R1,199

Value: R2,320

Book the deal here.

4. Zebra Country Lodge, Gauteng

This 400-hectare nature reserve is home to various plains game and a wide variety of birds. From here, you can tour the Ndebele Cultural Village or go zip lining, quad biking, abseiling and loads of other activities at the nearby Adventure Zone. Otherwise, take to the skies with a hot air balloon.

This special is a one-night stay for two, including breakfast, a nature drive and a R100 bonus voucher per person to use towards a 60-minute Ultra Relaxation massage.

Special offer: R1,399

Value: R2,800

Book the deal here.

5. Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge, KwaZulu-Natal

This luxury lodge is situated in the Hluhluwe iMfolozi Game Reserve, so it’s a wonderful chance to spot the Big Five. iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Cape Vidal and Sodwana Bay are also all within driving distance. They offer wild bush walks, gorge walks, game drives and even traditional Zulu homestays. For a little pampering, head to the spa for a choice of relaxing and rejuvenating treatments.

This special is a two-night stay for two, including all meals and two game drives per day.

Special offer: R10,899

Value: R15,600

Book the deal here.

6. Kuleni Park, KwaZulu-Natal

This offer gives you a choice between staying at the Indlulamithi Luxury Game Lodge OR at Sunset Lodge, both within Kuleni Park. The detached self-catering cottages offer you complete privacy with views overlooking the waterhole. There are plenty of walking trails that promise sightings of giraffes, kudus, warthogs, zebras and a variety of birdlife. Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve is just 30 min away if you’re keen on spotting big game.

This special is a two-night stay for two, self-catering.

Special offer: R1,399

Value: R2,720

Book the deal here.

7. Kosi Forest Lodge, KwaZulu-Natal

Situated in iSimangaliso Wetland Park, one of South Africa’s first World Heritage Sites, Kosi Forest Lodge is truly an unspoiled natural haven. The rooms are built under wide milkwood trees, and the lodge features a bird hide, boma, walking paths and a pool and sundeck. This takes glamping to a whole new level.

This special is a two-night stay for two, including all meals and select guided activities.

Special offer: R7,799

Value: R14,330

Book the deal here.

Pictures: Supplied

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