VALLEY BUSHVELD COUNTRY LODGE is an owner managed, successful, four star, safari-style Country Lodge in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. 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.

Around the lodge you will spot an abundance of wildlife, some 17 species of South African antelope, such as Kudu, Zebra, Impala, Nyala, Bushbuck, Waterbuck, Duiker, Grysbuck, Springbuck, Warthog, Bush pig, Meerkat, Mongoose, Fox, Porcupine, Jackal, Lynx and primates such as baboon and vervet monkey. A large variety of birds, including bird of prey such as the majestic black eagle and the magnificent flora resembling a natural succulent garden with aloe, euphorbia, spekboom, as well as the protected Cycad and indigenous Strelitzia plants can be found. You can enjoy this by going on a game walk on our reserve and spot these animals in their natural environment.

The quietness, breathtaking view, fine dining with traditional cuisine and unique 'story telling', allows you to relax completely. Spoil yourself in the Jacuzzi while sipping on South African champagne and fine wines. The view from the Jacuzzi is out of this world and you have the chance to spot wild antelope from your seat in the Jacuzzi. You can not beat this experience

Valley Bushveld Country Lodge main lodge consists of central dining area, huge stylish lounge with fire place and a bar area which all overlooks the river and natural rock face in the distance. The Lodge has 5 double en-suite rooms which sleeps two per room. Each room is subtly, yet tastefully furnished in a safari style, with high quality linen and furniture to give you an African feel, with all the luxuries expected of a 4 star graded establishment.

All the rooms are fitted with a well stocked mini bar / fridge with local South African beverages. Leisure is a requisite and television sets are fitted in each room. Each unit is serviced daily and professional service is guaranteed. Each room is supplied with fresh towels daily. Laundry services are available on request.

We are in very close proximity from renowned reserves like Addo Elephant National Park, the world famous Shamwari Game Reserve, Cheetah Breeding farm, Elephant Back Safaris and the oldest Private Lion Game Reserve in the area.

Our safari tours & options will give you an experience which can not be beaten. We will take you within metres of the Big 5 which include Elephants, Lions, Rhino, Hippo, Buffalo and over 20 species of other antelope. You will have the opportunity to touch and interact with Cheetah’s and hold Lion cubs in your arms. This gives you picture opportunities that is truly unique and you can experience all of this with us.

An absolute favorite among guests is to arrange a 3 or 4 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. 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 1 hour elephant ride, and a 1 hour guided walk, following these gentle giants through their natural habitat.

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.

During the cold winter evenings, you will always find a fire going in the huge fireplace 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.

Our reserve also boasts one of the only areas left where indigenous Strelitzia (birds-of-paradise) plants can be found in 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.

If you are just passing through then our Lodge is perfect for a bed and breakfast to stay over.

Services and facilities include:

  • daily laundry service
  • credit card facilities
  • airport transfers
  • bar fridge in rooms
  • bar/cocktail lounge
  • big game (less than 30km)
  • braai / barbecue - communal
  • braai / barbecue - onsite
  • conference venue onsite
  • DSTV in communal area
  • fireplace
  • game drives (less than 30km)
  • game drives onsite
  • jacuzzi onsite
  • kitchen (fully equipped)
  • laundry facilities onsite
  • lock-up safe
  • nature trail (less than 2km)
  • nature trail onsite
  • parking all onsite
  • pets allowed
  • private entrance
  • restaurant onsite
  • tea / coffee making facilities
  • television in room (non-satellite)
  • tumble dryer onsite

Star Grading
Four star grading by TGCSA

Day Trips to Various popular destinations like:

  • Addo Elephant National Park
  • Elephant Back Safaris
  • Kwantu Game reserve
  • Pumba Game Reserve
  • Lalibela Game Reserve
  • Crocodile Ranch
  • Lion Reserve
  • Amakhala Game Reserve
  • Daniell Cheetah Breeding Farm
  • Tree Top Tours
  • Baviaans river conservancy.

We offer the following activities:

  • Hiking Trails
  • Game walks on our own reserve around the Lodge
  • Game drives
  • Photographic Safaris to various game reserves
  • Quad bikes
  • Clay Pigeon Shooting
  • Paintball Field & Activities
  • Archery with traditional long bows and compound bows
  • The lodge is on a working farm so we have all kinds of tame animals to see.
  • Awards & Accreditations As Claimed By The Establishment
  • Tourism Grading - 4 Stars
  • airport transfers
  • big game (less than 30km)
  • DSTV in communal area
  • fireplace
  • game drives onsite
  • hunting (less than 30km)
  • hunting onsite
  • laundry facilities onsite
  • lock-up safe
  • nature trail onsite
  • parking all onsite
  • restaurant onsite
  • tea / coffee making facilities
  • tumble dryer onsite