We have returned to good old Europe and are glad, that the sun is also shining
here! It has been a great pleasure for us staying at BushGlam again and even
longer than last time. We enjoyed every minute at your beautiful home, it’s so
comfortable. A home away from home! Marilize takes care of everything and
Thandi is doing a good job! Thank you also for your kind hospitality. We will let
you know, if our holiday plans will lead us to South Africa again. All the best for
both of you and kind regards from sunny Switzerland.
Eva and Jean-
It's time for us to leave your stylish place :-
Thank you very much again for having us here. We thoroughly enjoyed
it, making use of everything from outside grill to pool. The kitchen is the best
one my wife and I have stayed in around the world (all the knives sharp, perfect
And everything else, the baths and rooms just tastefully designed and decorated
virtually from the floor!).
We are moving on into Timbavati but some other time will certainly come back to
South Africa, then to Cape Town to see friends and -
you about some place to stay. Thanks again!
Andreas, Edith and family from Hamburg/Germany
Wij zijn weer veilig thuis. Geweldige weken gehad in Hoedspruit alles met de kinderen beleefd van Jessica de hippo, de reptielen, de boottocht en natuurlijk het Krugerpark. Het zwembad was een grote attractie wel tien keer per dag, de kinderen konden er geen genoeg van krijgen. Veel leuke restaurants waar we heerlijk gegeten hebben.
Family van Wijk, Netherlands
Thank you very much -
Clean, well managed and gorgeous with everything we needed!
Thank you very very much, we will be back.
Gia, South Africa
We had a wonderful time at BushGlam and we were sad to leave for home after the ten-
Family Roos, Netherlands
We have spent five wonderful days at BushGlam. The house is beautiful furnished, very comfortable and we really felt at home! Hoedspruit has got nice shops and very nice restaurants, we especially enjoyed the food at The Hat and Creek. The morning game drive at the Thornybush Reserve was fantastic and really worth it getting up so early!
Eva and Jean-
Thank you for the wishes and really we loved our trip in Hoedspruit and all of your kindness.
I hope see you in another trip to SA!!!
Liliana & Joao, Angola
We enjoyed our stay at BushGlam. The property is very neat and comfortable with everything close at hand. We will definitely go back during summertime to enjoy the pool and outdoors as well.
Fam. van der Merwe, South Africa
Got back to work and straight into it.
Thanks for everything and the Blyde river boat trip was great and will recommend to my friends as well as staying at Bushglam. Thanks so much for all your input towards our fantastic stay.
Paul and family, South Africa
The accommodation was fantastic. Very modern, clean and well maintained. I would highly recommend. We unfortunately didn't see any animals from the garden, but I am assured and seen photo evidence that animals do come.
Anita & Gerrie have been fantastic and always helpful. I would definitely recommend. Thank you for a lovely stay. Our holiday unfortunately ends tomorrow. We will definitely recommend BushGlam to friends.
Family Cartmell, UK / Angola
BushGlam was our headquarters for one month during our two-
The house is centrally located for day excursions. Quick trips to the Blyde River Canon for hiking, boating and beautiful afternoon drives. Two gates to Kruger are an hour or so away. We enjoyed wonderful drives to God's Window, the Pinnacle, the Potholes etc. A visit to the Endangered Species Centre is well worth the trip where we saw a rare King cheetah. The Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre is also very interesting. There are lots of private game reserve to visit within half an hour to see the Big 5. Need a rest from touring, walk over to the Spa and pamper yourself with a relaxing massage or pedicure. Fifteen minutes’ drive, we had a magnificent hotair balloon ride where we saw lots of wildlife. We never ran out of things to do in the area.
BushGlam has several excellent restaurants within walking distance. The Cala la Pasta Italian, Safari Club and the Hat and Creek restaurant have great food, excellent service and very reasonable prices. Five minute drive will bring you to the Railway Station Restaurant which has excellent food also. For the size of the town, there are lots of top notched restaurants and cafes to visit.
Thanks Anita and Gerrie for sharing your beautiful house with us and making our trip easy and memorable. We will never forget your hospitality. Will definable be back!
Cindi & Peter, Canada
Na een verblijf in diverse landen in Zuid Afrika zijn we de laatste week neergestreken in BushGlam in Hoedspruit. Een schitterend huis voorzien van alle comfort en faciliteiten, ruime slaapkamers en twee badkamers. Een heerlijk en gezellig verblijf, zowel binnen als buiten. Heel centraal gelegen in een van de mooiste delen van Zuid Afrika, dichtbij het beroemde Krugerpark, de Blyde River Canyon en Panorama route. Snel en gemakkelijk bereikbaar vanuit Johannesburg. Kortom, een prima luxe uitvalbasis voor een ontspannen en bijzondere vakantie. Zeer aan te bevelen!
Dear Anita and Gerrie
We just wanted to say a big thank you for a lovely stay at BushGlam-
In your area, we particularly enjoyed the Blyde River Cruise and loved The Cotton Club shops and garden, plus Debonairs pizzas were a big hit too!
We really had a very enjoyable stay and we will recommend your establishment in the future.
Karen, John and Ollie, UK
Wij hebben met onze drie kinderen (alle drie tieners) vijf dagen doorgebracht in het huis van Gerrie en Anita. Het was voor ons een ideale uitvalsbasis voor uitstapjes in de regio. Ons huis was in één woord prachtig. Zoals de foto’s op de website zijn weergegeven zo is het in werkelijkheid ook. Mooie slaapkamers en badkamers, een fijne keuken om te koken. We hebben heerlijk geslapen en lekker kunnen luieren in de tuin bij het zwembad. Maar ook de aanwezigheid van een wasmachine, strijkijzer, strijkplank en droogrekje is handig. Hoedspruit is een gezellig klein plaatsje met een aantal restaurants, een winkelcentrum met veel verschillende winkels, goede supermarkten tankstadions pin automaat etc. ’s Avonds zijn wij gewoon lopend van een restaurant naar huis gelopen en hebben onszelf geen moment onveilig gevoeld.
De ochtend safari die we bij Gerrie en Anita geboekt hadden is zeker een aanrader. Zij gaan met de jeep ook van de onverharde wegen af de bush in om de dieren op te zoeken. Verder zijn er veel bezienswaardigheden in de regio.
We kunnen terug kijken op een zeer geslaagde vakantie!
Fam. Bastiaansen, The Netherlands
Good day Anita & Gerrie
I must confess that not all the glossy pictures on the websites for holiday accommodations turns out to be like that in real. BushGlam is one of those which what you see on the net is what you get, totally met expectations! I agree with all the reviews on the website. I totally had a wonderful time, only just that my stay was too short. BushGlam will definitely be one of those I consider for my next holiday.
Gabriel Semenya, South Africa
Uit een gestrest Nederland kwamen we in Hoedspruit aan voor verblijf van een kleine week in het huis van Anita en Gerrie. Een huis met allure waar rust en romantiek uitstraalt.
Wij voelden er ons direct thuis en het was zo ontspannend, dat wij onze energie snel
terugkregen. De omgeving is fantastisch, leuke uitstapjes kunnen gemaakt worden en
het is genieten van de natuur zowel dicht bij het huis, als ook een paar kilometer
verderop in de privé-
Family Gouw, The Netherlands
We enjoyed very much our stay in BushGlam, the location was perfect to visit both the Blyde River canyon and the Kruger. The accommodation was very nice and convenient.
As the house is close to the village itself you will not only always hear those beautiful bush sounds.
During the South African winter months the swimming pool turns quite cold because the nights cools it off quickly, although during daytime the weather is nice and warm with lots of sunshine.
But again, we had a great stay, Bianca was very nice and helpful, and we would come again tomorrow if we could!
Véronique and Maximilien, France
We had a wonderful time at BushGlam – the house is lovely and had everything we could possibly have needed for our stay, thank you again. The pack with recommendations for things to do really helped – particularly when it started raining!
Hopefully one day we’ll be able to return and will definitely be in touch if we do!
Many thanks again,
Deborah and Richard Lovell, UK
We are not home yet but are enjoying one more night just outside Hazyview. Your home is fantastic and I have to say attention to detail cannot be faulted, it was like a home away from home. We had a great week and are sad to leave Hoedspruit and BushGlam. The restaurants were great as we tried a few (best was Cala la Pasta) and we had a few birds which we fed at the fence each night, amazing. Unfortunately we did not see any game at the fence. Once again I have to say a lovely comfortable home and a good relaxed week, thank you.
Richard and Shirley, South Africa
We have really enjoyed a carefree holiday in BushGlam, in this beautiful spacious house with pool in Hoedspruit.
It had been perfectly arranged by Lobecotours: flight suggestions, advice for hotel for the first night, even the car including advice on automatic.
Once at the destination place we were impressed by the quality and cleanliness of the house, the space, the contemporary décor, the luxurious swimming pool and terrace at ‘the bush’.
The safari drives (a must!) and cruise were booked for us. We also received good restaurant tips and valuable suggestions for other special ‘things to do’.
In short, it was bountiful top quality! Very professional and recommendable!
Mieke and Ben, The Netherlands
BushGlam was voor ons een geweldige ervaring.
Onbekend gingen wij naar het noorden van Zuid Afrika, om te gaan genieten van de
natuur en natuurlijk de game-
Er zijn zoveel mogelijkheden dat alles niet in 1 week kan worden uitgevoerd, zodat een volgend bezoek aan dit geweldige huis, zeker zal plaatsvinden! Bedankt, alles was prima verzorgd!!
Elly and Jo, The Netherlands
Thanks for the really super furnished house! The boys have full on enjoyed the pool and the surrounding area. We made an afternoon/evening safari drive and saw a lot including the big4, the elephant not…for this time!
Family Templeton, South Africa
We had a terrific stay in Hoedspruit at BushGlam in December 2012. The house was perfect for the four of us. Plenty of room, nice swimming pool and the air conditioning was a relief on a couple of hot nights. Highlights of our time around Hoedspruit included several activities suggested by Anita and Gerrie: Two visits to Hoedspruit Endangered Species Center (the young Cheetahs were great), kisses from Jessica the hippo, and a couple of self guided trips into Kruger Park. The house was conveniently located near these activities and several nice restaurants are within walking distance, with many other restaurants and two supermarket stores located a short drive away. Colleen (the local manager) and Anita and Gerrie also went above and beyond in helping track a package to us that had vanished into the South African postal system – they delivered it to us personally (!) in the Cape Town area before we left South Africa. Thanks again for all your help.
Family Patrick, USA
You get in the house and it feels like home! This is what we want from self-
Clear explanation about the house from Colleen and we can start enjoying.
From the tips from Gerrie and Anita we booked for 2 game-
All 3 where better than expected! So it is worth it to book and look carefully at the tips, something for everybody!
The 7 days we stayed, we relaxed, had nice drives, saw a lot of animals (also in the backyard), swam in the beautiful pool, dreamed away in the jet streamer, had good en lovely dinners in town (Hat & Greek was our favorite) and had good quality time as a family. WE DO IT AGAIN!
Harry Colijn and Albert Steenvoorden, South Africa and the Netherlands
We returned from Hoedspruit yesterday, as arranged with you, after a terrific stay
in your home. Thank you so much, we really enjoyed being there, loved Hoedspruit
and its weather and sampling the local cuisine at the various restaurants in Hoedspruit. You
really have a lovely place there and I would certainly like to make use of the facility
again sometime in the future. It is most conveniently situated -
We really had a wonderful five days in your home. You have thought of absolutely
everything regarding self-
Colleen was very helpful and friendly and was always ready to assist. All in all it was a most enjoyable stay. Thank you so much.
Cynthia Stapylton – Adkins and friends, South Africa
We stayed at Bush Glam for 5 days and had a really wonderful time. The house is modern with a large master bedroom en suite and private balcony overlooking the bush. Bush Glam is centrally situated and within walking distance to restaurants.
We had an amazing time in beautiful surroundings and can recommend this ccommodation.
Wilna and Chris Heunis, South Africa
Na een lange tocht door de prachtige bergen zijn we aangekomen in het kleine plaatsje Hoedspruit.
We werden zeer aangenaam verrast door het prachtige huis met zwembad en jet streamer.
Na de rondleiding door het huis werden we ook nog verwelkomd door een groep Nyala's
bij het hek van de achtertuin!
Hoedspruit ligt redelijk dichtbij 2 toegangen tot het Krugerpark en dichtbij diverse private game resorts. we hebben dus heel veel wild van dichtbij kunnen bewonderen. Met name de game drives die Anita en Gerrie voor ons hadden georganiseerd, waren spectaculair! Neushoorns, olifanten en zelfs een leeuw midden in de Bush heel dichtbij gezien.
Maar er is meer te beleven: de blyde rivier canyon en de vele prachtige watervallen.
En s avonds lekker bijkomen en nagenieten in de achtertuin..
Hoedspruit is een klein dorpje, maar wel van alle gemakken voorzien: curio shops,
diverse goede restaurants en zelfs een afhaal pizzeria. Het restaurant hat en creek
was wel ons favoriet.
Gerrie en Anita, hartelijk bedankt voor deze fantastische en bijzondere ervaring vanuit de bushglam!
Familie Lembeck, van Heijningen, The Netherlands
We were really curious to see BushGlam in reality after all information and pictures we saw.
Our expectations were high, but totally blown away when we saw the reality; BushGlam feels like home, a place to unwind and relax! The furniture and decoration of BushGlam are of high quality, tasteful, modern with an African touch. Of course we used the pool every day, no better way to start your day in Hoedspruit.
Hoedspruit itself is a nice village which meets everybody’s needs. We discovered quite some good restaurants, ‘Hat and Creek’ and ‘Safari Club’ were our favorites, although we did not had the time to discover ’Ollie’s’, which is also in walking distance of BushGlam.
On a certain day it was raining cats and dogs and we decided to go back to the house earlier; and there they were standing, at least six Kudu’s, just at the end of our backyard, hiding for the rain, just a few meters away … incredible!
We really loved our stay, we have been very active, seen a lot, even the big 5 (of the 6), thanks also for organizing this safari experience for us! Just a week in BushGlam and Hoedspruit is too short, as it has a lot to offer; so much luxury and comfort, safe, wildlife at your doorstep but also restaurants and shops close by.
For us (and we are quite spoiled travelers) it was a welcome surprise to experience BushGlam!
Thanks, Anita and Gerrie you really made our holiday even more special.
Frans and Louise Engering, the Netherlands