Bushwillow is an exclusive lodge from which to base yourself, to explore and enjoy the Elephant Coast region of KwaZulu Natal. Bushwillow is a 3-hour drive North from the bustling city of Durban on the east coast of South Africa.
Bushwillow is your own private retreat in the sand forest of Zululand, in Kuleni Game Park 170 hectares of pristine indigenous bushveld. Enjoy walks on the self-guided trails and experience the fascination of the smaller fauna and the likely encounters with zebra, giraffe, wildebeest, impala and nyala. The abundance of bird life, the variety of trees and other flora will impress the most avid follower. Or, just relax at the lodge and absorb its luxury and comforts.
Bushwillow is luxury in the bush, which comfortably accommodates up to 6 persons (8, if there are 2 small children). It is fully serviced and is fully equipped for self-catering. Dinner, Bed and Breakfast and all-inclusive package deals with activities are available.
Bushwillow consists of three luxury timber framed units linked by raised wooden walkways which conveniently lead from the central entertainment areas to the sleeping quarters on either side of it. The central entertainment areas comprises an open plan fully equipped stylish kitchen, which spills onto the spacious and tastefully decorated lounge and dining area with foldaway glass doors which open out onto the large deck area, where you can cool off in the small pool or lie on the sun loungers soaking up the warm African sunlight.
Situated on either side of the central facility are the beautifully appointed bedroom units which are just a short walk away across wooden walkways, which also provide a convenient platform from which to view bird life and small game that may venture past.
Tambotie: With king-sized, extra length bed and with its floor to ceiling sliding windows and doors makes you will feel as if you are sleeping outside. The en-suite bathroom is spacious with hand made twin basins set in a beautiful and original, solid wood vanity. The frameless shower and free-standing cast iron bath makes for a tasteful mixture of old and new. Relax in a candlelit bath as you soak up the peace and tranquillity whilst looking out onto the bushveld. Your own small private deck area allows you to sit outdoors and enjoy an early morning cup of tea or a quiet evening sundowner.
Marula: The second bedroom unit comprises two twin bedded rooms separated by a small lounge area(beds can also be made up to King-size). The style of the rooms and the en-suite bathrooms otherwise offer the same experience as the king-sized bedroom. It is a perfect family unit. The larger deck area on this unit also provides an ideal place for privacy and game spotting.
On your doorstep, find the world-renowned Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park, known for its scenery and abundance and variety of plants and animals. 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, coastal dunes, mangrove swamps, ancient sand forest and magnificent lakes all a part of The Greater St Lucia Wetland Park (now known as the Isimangaliso Park), the most important estuarine wetland system in Africa, which is a declared World Heritage Site.