Staying at Burchell’s Bush Lodge is a unique experience. Not only is it an RCI Gold Crown resort but there is very easy access to Kruger National Park through the Paul Kruger Gate, a mere 200 metres from the resort.
Our purpose is to provide Lodge guests with a bushveld experience next to the Kruger National Park and the Sabi Sand Conservation area. The emphasis is on guests relaxation and enjoyment of the natural surroundings while indulging in wildlife, birds and nature in general. We are fortunate to have a large variety of bushveld trees on the property, many of which have been identified and labelled.
These attract a variety of birds especially in summer when our locals are joined by many immigrant songbirds. Enjoy coffee and rusks on your own patio while listening to the dawn chorus.
For the more energetic, most sporting facilities are available locally. The swimming pool is a delightful respite after a hot day viewing game in the Kruger National Park, and tennis is available at the Protea Hotel next door to the Lodge. For those who relish a different kind of challenge, play a round of golf at the Skukuza Golf Club. Hazards take on a different meaning here as you can add stray warthogs and buck as obstacles to be avoided during your round.
The resort was named after William Burchell, a 19th Century naturalist, who gave his name not only to the Burchell's Zebra, Coucal and Starling, all local residents, but also to the Sandgrouse which inhabits the dry South West of our country. We felt it was appropriate to name the lodge after a recognised authority of the environment. Please ensure that children are supervised at all times, and remember to close windows and doors even when you are in the lodge or on the patio. You would be surprised how fast baboons and monkeys can move - raiding any food supplies left in the open - and really intelligent ones have learned how to open a fridge!