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About Bushwhacked

Bushwhacked is a self-catering house in Barberton situated on the edge of town backing onto an uninhabited valley, with spectacular views.

Accommodation is offered in clean, comfortable double rooms, all of which have access to a communal kitchen, lounge and dining area.The rooms each have a name, so once you know Bushwhacked you can request the room that you prefer. Linen and bath towels are provided.

The kitchen is fully equipped for self-catering, and the lounge area features a TV and a DVD player. There is also a braai area with amazing views over the valley. Your hosts live on the property, in ‘The Woodshed’ in the back garden. There are two mountain bikes available for guests to use.

Bushwhacked is situated just outside the old gold rush town of Barberton which has a rich history, a lot of which can still be seen and explored. The Barberton Museum is just one stop on an historical walking trail taking in several of the original 1880's gold mining houses.
The house is set in the foothills of the Makonjwa Mountains just 40 minutes from Nelspruit. This is a welcoming, comfortable and affordable place for people to relax and unwind whilst exploring the area.

If you walk out of the back door of Bushwhacked and up the mountain you’ll have a wooded valley all to yourself where you can spot a variety of animal species and bird life whilst following in the footsteps of some of the first gold prospectors on The Fortuna Mine Tunnel Trail. There is also a well-known birding area, a pocket of indigenous forest, known as 'Pedlars bush', close by. It's possible to explore the old Gold Rush town of Eureka City by quadbike or get an overview of the valley on a scenic microlight flight.
The scenic and fascinating GeoTrail World Heritage site can be explored independently or with an accompanying Geologist Guide.
Bushwhacked is the ideal stopover between The Kruger National Park, Swaziland and the northern Kwa-Zulu-Natal coast and game parks.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Backpacker
  • Sleeps: 17
  • Check-in: 13:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Reviews: 16 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Important Information

Rate displayed is for two guests occupying the room, and varies according to the number of guests.

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  • Family Room Family Room Sleeps 3 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 2 Features:  Double beds, Shared bathroom, Single beds
    • Rooms Adults
      • Chalet Chalet Sleeps 3 Includes: Self-catering
        • Adults
          • Family Chalet Family Chalet Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering The Woodshed is a fully equipped family chalet a little bit away from the main Bushwhacked building that sleeps up to 6... see more Features:  Double beds, Local channels, En-suite, Shower only, Mountain views, Fireplace see more Double beds, Local channels, En-suite, Shower only, Mountain views, Fireplace, Upstairs, Self-catering, Bunk beds, Fan, Television, Radio, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, Safe, Garden views
            • Adults
              • Garden cottage Garden cottage Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering A self contained cottage, with its own bathroom, Mini kitchen (with stove and fridge). outside Braai place and amaising... see more Features:  Double beds, Fan
                • Adults

                  Reviews for Bushwhacked

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                  Nigel Hemming
                  24 May 2021

                  It was very comfortable and clean, but the lighting could be improved! Also the 'garden' was in need of a trimming.

                  Nomfundo Shabangu
                  06 May 2019

                  We were booked into the skips shacks a great love nest for you and your partner. Enjoying some peace and quiet while getting a great View. Thank you very much to our Hosts.

                  Oldrich Mikus
                  04 November 2018

                  I have loved the place, and a readiness of the accommodation on arrival. Kathy the owner was very helpfull and friendly. I do recommend that the braai stand to be improved. Otherwise superb. Will arrive again.

                  Hantie Steyn
                  11 September 2017

                  Het net daar oornag oppad Swaziland toe, maar was baie ingenome met plek. Sal dit aanbeveel.

                  Melanie Van Zyl
                  14 July 2017

                  A neat stay in a garden that overlooks Barberton. It's in town, but on the outskirts with a good view and next to the fence. The small cottage is definitely the most private option available here. Everything was clean and there's tea, coffee, sugar and a plunger which is great. Good value for money, but very basic. A decent overnight stop!

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                  Bushwhacked is 3.4km from the centre of Barberton , the nearest airport 46.4km (Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport).
                  *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling