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Roodewal Bush Lodge

Roodewal Bush Lodge is a secluded lodge situated 44km north of Satara, on the banks of the Timbavati River.

Riverine plant life, like Natal Mahogany and Jackalberry trees, create a picturesque view from the braai area, only to be crowned by the brightness of the stars at night. The unique quality of this camp is due to the extreme privacy of each individual sleeping unit, making it ideal for celebration parties, corporate think-tanks and small intimate wedding parties. Not only is the whole camp occupied by the party making the booking, but the units are spaced to offer privacy to each guest / family occupying that unit. Another special feature is the private viewing deck, built on stilts and overlooking the Timbavati River.

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  • No electricity (plug points) available for appliances in units
  • No shop or restaurant available
  • No Reception office at camp
  • No cellphone reception available
  • The nearest camps are Satara (44km) and Olifants (28km)

See the Park’s Facilities for a comprehensive list.

Travel Information

Travel routes and times from central Gauteng.

Orpen Gate

Head toward Nelspruit on the N4, take the R540 Belfast turn off. At Lydenburg turn left onto the R36 heading north. 30 km before Hoedspruit turn right onto the R531 and head to the gate. Allow between 4 to 5 hours for the trip to the gate. Roodewal Bush Lodge is approximately 75 km from the gate. Allow about 3 hours for the drive to the camp, however, if you want to enjoy the game viewing possibilities, give yourself more time!

5 Things To Seek

  1. Elephant
  2. Lion
  3. Martial Eagle
  4. Night egret
  5. Nyala


  • Telephone: +27 (0)13 735 6306/7
  • Fax: +27 (0)13 735 6304
  • Hospitality Service Manager: Dr Ezrom Mathumbu: +27 (0)13 735 6306/7
  • Duty Manager: Mr Dumisani Ntlemo: +27 (0)82 802 1209 or +27 (0)13 735 6306/7
  • Duty Manager: Ms Patience Mabaso: +27 (0)82 802 1209 or +27 (0)13 7356306/7

See Camp Contacts for more information.