About Djuma Bush Lodge
Djuma Game Reserve is situated in the north eastern corner of the Sabie Sands Game Reserve, adjacent to the Kruger National Park. It offers guests the choice of three luxury lodges: from the magnificent Bush Lodge, to the unique Vuyatela and to the private Galago. At Djuma Game Reserve we show you the softer, gentler side of Africa with luxury lodges, sumptuous cuisine and all the creature comforts. All three lodges have experienced and qualified guides that will ensure the best possible safari.
A celebration of modern South Africa in all its intricate glory with an extensive collection of contemporary African artwork. This is an unique African experience, from the coke bottle chandeliers to the extraordinary attention to detail in mosaics and other art. You can sip cocktails from your private pool while watching wild animals meander in front of you. There is also a library, gym and a wellness centre (from massages to pedicures). The cultural theme also runs through activities. After morning game-drive guests may accompany their Shangaan guide to his nearby village, where they will have the opportunity of interacting with his family and friends in a very authentic and contemporary African environment. Vuyatela is an expression of modern South African culture. Each of the eight chalets or kayas is secluded in African bush. Each of the chalets at Vuyatela is a collection of buildings joined to each other. The private lounge is separated from the bedroom by a beautiful Teak deck, which ends at the private plunge pool. The view from the Teak deck is into pristine African Savanna with its bounty of animal life. The chalets, with private deck, pool and detached sitting room, reflect local architecture. Builders used corrugated iron and mud to achieve an authentic effect without sacrificing luxury in any way. The bedrooms look out onto teak decks, which end in private plunge pools. You will notice that each of the buildings that make-up your chalet, or “Kaya” (Shangaan word for house), is built in a different technique. Some of the “Kaya’s” have abstract patterns painted on the walls and others have even domestic scenes painted on them. The suites, which are made up of bedroom, dressing room and bathroom, lounge, private viewing deck and plunge pool, AC, fan, mosquito net, bar fridge, telephone. Each bathroom, although complete with all indoor facilities, has an outdoor shower as well. The idea of our cuisine is to take guests back to the basics of Southern African food with classic dishes but placing an emphasis on quality ingredients. Along with the simple, but impressive presentation, and the richness of African cuisine, we intend intriguing the palates of our guests, leaving enough mystery for a return visit.
Amenities include 8 luxury suites made up of bedroom, dressing-room and bathroom with bath and outdoor shower, separate lounge, private deck and plunge pool. Air-conditioning, fans, mosquito nets, a telephone and bar fridge. The main lodge includes a large double deck, outdoor dining, wine cellar, bar overlooking the watering hole, indigenous aquarium, suspended bird-watching tower. Internet library with detailed wildlife websites, gym and relaxation room. Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and fresh bakes and dinner daily. 2 guide safaris (game drives) are undertaken daily, as well as a daily guided walk in the bush. Daily tours to a nearby Shangaan village, where you will learn about the customs and traditions of the local people, are also on offer.
Djuma Bush Lodge
is a luxurious family lodge and comprises of eight thatched chalets all with en-suite rooms, air-conditioning, overhead fans and mosquito nets; two viewing decks and a magnificent swimming pool. A rather special South African lodge, with eight thatched chalets tucked away in indigenous gardens. The main building is an impressive open thatched construction with two viewing decks. It overlooks the pool next to the watering hole. Bush Lodge has operated for more than ten years and is famous for its easy, friendly family atmosphere. This is where the Djuma hospitality tradition of service excellence within exquisite surroundings began.
The Bush Lodge caters for a maximum of sixteen guests. The Lodge building, of wood and thatch is unique in its construction and offers magnificent views of the surrounding African veld from the upper deck. Amenities include, 8 luxury thatched bedrooms, individually situated in the indigenous gardens. All en suite, Air-conditioning, fans, mosquito nets. The bathrooms have showers, toilets and sinks. Two viewing decks, library and plunge pool. Breakfast is a full English style buffet. High tea includes savouries and cakes; dinner is a four course meal under the stars.
Two guided safaris (game drives) are undertaken daily, as well as a daily guided walk in the bush. Daily tours to a nearby Shangaan village, where you will learn about the customs and traditions of the local people, are also on offer. The pool is in a small grove of Tamboti trees and is always delightfully cool. There are two viewing decks over the water-hole. Morning safaris start early so as not to miss the magic of the African sunrise and most animals are active at this time of day. The Lodge has a magnificent swimming pool, full bar facilities, laundry services and all chalets are air conditioned. The Lodge building, of wood and thatch is unique in its construction and offers magnificent views of the surrounding African veld from the upper deck. 8 luxury thatched bedrooms, individually situated in the indigenous gardens. All en suite. All rooms have air-conditioning and ceiling fans, and mosquito nets. The bathrooms have showers, toilets and sinks.