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About Bushveld Bivouac Retreat

Experience the peaceful and serene surroundings of the Bushveld Bivouac Retreat, a fully equipped, self-catering chalet located on a 300-hectare farm in the Greater Kruger region. This off-the-grid retreat allows one to disconnect from one's busy life and reconnect with nature. With top-notch service and facilities, your stay at The Retreat at Bushveld Bivouac promises to be a rejuvenating and memorable one.

Bushveld Bivouac Retreat, exquisitely decorated in greens to match the surrounds, accommodates two guests in a queen-size bed, and camp bed options for children under 14 (at an additional cost and request). Lose yourself in the symphony of birds, explore well-indicated trails, or unwind by your private plunge pool amidst the unmistakable scent of the African bush. The chalet offers WiFi, a dining/work area, a fully equipped kitchenette, a quaint porch with outdoor furniture and a fire pit, consistently blending the thrill of the bush with modern comfort.

Bushveld Bivouac Retreat Setting

Situated between Hoedspruit and Phalaborwa, Bushveld Bivouac serves as a gateway to the renowned Kruger Park in South Africa. The farm, ideal for walking and cycling, features trails and gravel roads, offering safe exploration. Witness the captivating convergence of the Blyde River and Treur River at Bourke’s Luck Potholes, surrounded by the breathtaking Blyde River Canyon, ‘Three Rondavels,’ and the ‘Pinnacle.’

Embracing conservation and safety, Bushveld Bivouac encourages guests to respect the bush while encountering plains game and relishing the beauty and peacefulness of this unique African landscape. The Retreat promises an enjoyable and comfortable bush experience, where guests can self-cater or opt for additional services, including pre-cooked meals and pre-shopping for a hassle-free stay amidst the vibrant flora and fauna of the South African bush.

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Frequently asked questions

  • Is malaria prevalent in this area?

  • Do I require a 4x4 to get to Bushveld Bivouac?

  • Is there an airport transfer?

  • Are ice and wood available for purchase at the lodge?

  • Is a grocery shopping service available?


  • Best Bush Retreat

    Set right in the middle of the bush, surrounded by an array of animals. Very welcoming staff, easy organisation of activities and excursions. review


  • Rejuvenating stay

    We were after a retreat to rejuvenate, and we found precisely that, and more. Our stay exceeded our expectations. The setting was delightful, with a clean, well-equipped room and kitchen, complemented by exceptionally friendly and efficient staff. review

    K. Cook

Bushveld Bivouac Retreat impact highlights

Bushveld Bivouac serves as a noteworthy example of a private camp positively impacting its local ecosystem. Committed to sustainability, the camp relies entirely on solar power to minimize its ecological footprint. By hiring locals from the area, Bushveld Bivouac not only boosts the community's economic development but also fosters a profound understanding and connection to the land. The camp actively participates in wildlife conservation and management, undertaking initiatives like removing invasive species, rehabilitating animals, and managing the veld. In the fight against poaching, the camp engages in anti-poaching efforts, safeguarding the region's biodiversity. Going beyond its confines, Bushveld Bivouac supports non-profit organizations, offering valuable assistance and sighting information for vulture and leopard conservation projects.

Operating entirely off the grid, the camp's dedication to sustainability extends to using eco-friendly products sourced from Green Home in Cape Town. Additionally, all food baskets are crafted from sustainable, locally sourced ingredients. Furthermore, by encouraging visitors to explore the Kruger National Park, Bushveld Bivouac not only enriches the ecotourism experience but also contributes to SANParks' conservation efforts. This ensures that guests' expenditures directly support the preservation of this natural treasure. In essence, Bushveld Bivouac stands out as a model of responsible and eco-conscious tourism, proving that luxury and environmental stewardship can coexist harmoniously for the betterment of the planet.

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