Welcome to LittleBush Private Lodge !

Situated at the foot of the majestic Drakensburg Mountain Range in the Limpopo province of South Africa.
Close to the Kruger National Park.

About LittleBush

LittleBush private lodge is owned and managed by the Kemp family who were born and bred in the Bushveld. Their love for the Bushveld has over the years deepened and they are very eager to extend their traditional Bushveld hospitality to all their guests. You can be sure that you'll enjoy a real African Bushveld breakaway when visiting with the Kemps at LittleBush Private lodge.

Fauna and Flora

The Fauna: the Cape Red Duiker, the Grey Duiker, Bushbuck, Porcupine, Warthogs as well as five types of the seven known Kingfishers. The Flora: the Marula, the Brown Ivory, the Zebrabark Corkwood, the White Thorn, the Impala Lilly including numerous indigenous cycads.

Self Catering

LittleBush offers three unique and fully equipped thatched chalets. Relax on your private patio enjoying the magnificent views and while you are here here you can make use of the braai facilities and swimming pool.

Luxury Accommodation

Luxury Safari Lodge. Nestling in the shade of indigenous riverine trees lies LittleBush Camp. LittleBush Camp offers luxury accommodation for family, friends, or small groups.

Add on Activities

A day is long and its surely not going to be uneventful at LittleBush private lodge (except if you want it to be!). With endless activity options available to you in Hoedspruit and it's extraordinary surroundings, it is really just going to be up to you to decide which of them you would like to do!

A bit of history...

We invite you to join us in reliving some of the aura of those long ago times. Here, you will experience excellent hospitality. LittleBush Private Lodge is not only committed to the roots of its past, but also to maintaining true values of the past, such as conservation of the land, employed of organic farming for self sufficiency, as well as support of local activities and businesses. We promise you a rare experience!


When the old monarch, our grandfather Broer Mare, bought the farm on which our lodge is situated, during 1937, it was truly a wild place. Lions roamed the farm and many species of antelope and other smaller species of fauna were in abundance.


When our Grandfather developed the first township on this farm with about 290 stands, he named it “Kampersrus”, in memory of Louis Trichardt’s trek who out spanned there on their way from Schoemansdal to Lourenco Marques, on the 23rd of February 1838.


His wife, our Grandmother Langie Maré, an educated teacher, saw the need for and started the small “Sonstrale” school, which today, is known as Mariepskop Primary School, during the same year. The school grew and by 1940, the school had a full 5 students.


We pay homage to these pioneers, and to the others who joined in the difficult task to bring civilization to this area. Today, the spirit of wildness remains in every plant and animal that still grace this beautiful place – only to be released after nightfall.


Please look through our available accommodation options.

Accommodation Rates

LittleBush Private Lodge offers affordable luxury accommodation for family, friends, or small groups.

For Rates from October 2018 – October 2019 please contact info@littlebush.co.za

R1700per chalet per night

Woodland Kingfisher

  • Private 6 bed self catering chalet
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R2800per chalet per night

Giant Kingfisher

  • Private 12 bed self catering chalet
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R2200per chalet per night

Pied Kingfisher


Cost per unit. Our chalets are booked out as complete units as per above information. Should you however book within one week prior to arrival and we have space available we offer a “per person” rate.


Although we offer self catering options at LittleBush we also offer fully catered service should you require that service. Meals are *charged as follows: Meal prices until end end of Oct 2018: Breakfast: R135 per person Dinner: R250 per person Chalet dinner: R180 per person * Children under 12 - half price on meals


We cater for group functions and arrange these special functions to your individual requirements. Groups are hosted either in our Restaurant or in the Boma. Cost is quoted on individual requirements.

Cancellation Policy

Our cancellation policy is as follows: 7 days or less before arrival 100% (of booking total) 8 - 14 days before arrival 100% (of deposit) 15 - 21 days before arrival 50% (of deposit) 22 + days before arrival 25% (of deposit. There will be a 15% handling fee on all refunds processed Other terms and conditions: Check-in 14h00 to 18:00 later arrivals must be arranged Check-out 10:00

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Please contact us to arrange bookings, inquire about activities or if you wish, we could work out a complete holiday package for you.

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How to reach us

Take N4 eastward (direction Nelspruit), get off at Belfast. Head for Lydenburg (R36) via Dullstroom continuing on the R36 towards Tzaneen. After the Strydom Tunnel DO NOT take a left as the R36 continues on to Tzaneen. Instead, carry straight on, on the R527 towards Hoedspruit and Eastgate Airport. At the Swadini Reptile Park T-Junction take a right on the R531 towards Orpen, continue past the Swadini turn off until you get the Kampersrus turn-off. Turn right and go uptravel for exactly 1km when you will see our sign on the right. Follow the dirt road for approximately 300m and you will see our entrance on your right.

Once you are on the R531 towards Hoedspruit, you keep going straight. Drive past Klaserie, and at the T-junctions showing Hoedspruit to the right, KEEP GOING STRAIGHT. At the Kampersrus turn-off, turn left and go uptravel for exactly 1km when you will see our sign on the right. Follow the dirt road for approximately 300m and you will see our entrance on your right.

Take the R71 from Polokwane towards Tzaneen and continue on the R36 towards Hoedspruit. Turn left on the R527, 17km onwards at the Swadini Reptile Park, turn right onto the R531 (Swadini / Orpen Road sign). Continue past the Swadini turn off until you get the Kampersrus turn-off. Turn Right and go uptravel for exactly 1km when you will see our sign on the right. Follow the dirt road for approximately 300m and you will see our entrance on your right.

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