The Little Bushhouse

The Little Bushhouse - Boshuisie

Where do you find a secluded place in the African bush where you can enjoy nature and wildlife at your own pace and be quiet in your cozy home?

Our little Bushhouse gives you the privacy of the bush in a luxurious way. The house is hidden in a beautiful spot next to the uMkhunyane River, 20 meters from the water pools. End the day with a good South African wine next to the fire or a hot bath under the stars.

The Bushhouse has a private kitchen and braai area with a fridge, freezer, oven, and stove. It also has all cutlery necessary to cook for five people.

Adults R750pppn | Children <12yrs R450pppn

Minimum stay of 2 people for 2 nights

Included in your stay: feather duvets and pillows, linen, firewood and park entrance fees. This is your private bush stay, there will be no other guests at The Little Bushhouse during your booking.


The Little Bushhouse is designed to accommodate either a couple or a family with three children. There is one room with a double bed and 1 room with a bunk bed and a single bed. The kitchen has all the necessary equipment to make a lovely meal for 5 people. There is a four-plate gas stove and oven. The fridge has a small freezer compartment.

The open-air bathroom has running water, an outdoor shower, a flushing toilet, and a hot tub bath with a view. The water in the outdoor bathroom is heated by a firewood donkey. The water for the kitchen and indoor bathroom is heated by the sun.

We generate Eco-friendly electricity with minimum impact on the environment.

  • Solar energy: electricity and hot water are generated by solar panels, solar geysers, and ‘donkeys’. Donkeys are a traditional heating system with a steel tank that is heated by wood fire.
  • Fridge and freezers: the fridge with a small freezer compartment operates on 24 volt
  • Charging batteries: there is a 12 V charger (car charger and USB port) to charge cell phones or AA batteries. Keep in mind that there is no 220-volt power at The Little Bushhouse!
  • Cell phone reception: Please be aware this is a cell phone-free area without WiFi. There is cell phone reception on top of the mountain, a 15-minute drive from the lodge. A two-way radio system can be used in case of emergencies.

Good to know: The nearest shop is in Piet Retief, about a 50km (45min) drive from the main gate. We can do the shopping for you at a small fee if you prefer so. Give us a list and all delicacies will be ready in your fridge upon arrival.

Dear Jc and Ina, What a warm hearty welcome! This is being spoiled in its purest form. A little gem in South-Africa!

Familie Beyer

I just wanted to say a final massive thanks for the weekend. The guys really appreciated it- what an amazing start to a trip in Africa !.

Graham Hansen

Our first accommodation in South Africa and a real winner! The beautiful landscapes of Mimi Moya, the animals, the weather, but especially the spontaneous hospitality and loving kindness of two generations Van Rooyens: Jc, Ina, Hansie and Tania, Thank you so much and until next time here at Mimi Moya!

JP en Rita Dewaele

I really liked it here, it was super fun! Especially the raft building and watching the fire. And of course Ina’s lovely food. I played a lot here and ate lovely Afrikaans food. When I am grownup I will come back for sure!!!

Filip De Caluwe 10yrs

Thanks for everything, We really enjoyed every bit and definitely come back. Good luck with the house and I hope more people enjoy it! ‘This must be one of the best holiday resorts I have ever been to! Not every day you get to go and slide down a waterfall! It was a blast! I loved the horse rides!

Courtney and Gregory Webster

This was a wonderful encounter with South-Africa and an absolute privilege to be welcomed by this warm and loving family Van Rooyen during these days! If there is a peace of paradise on earth, then it is here with JC, Ina, Tania and Hansie! Well done!

Familie Wyckmans

Dear Tania, Hansie, JC and Ina, It was great to stay here some days! The ideal location to find rest after a long tour. I never could have imagined that we would see so many animals! Our boy will never forget his meeting with the giraffe and we will always remember the harmony with nature one still finds here. we hope to come back again one day! Thanks a lot for the warm welcome here. It was lovely to relax here in pure nature!

Pieterjan, Wolf en Hannele De Marez

The visit to Mimi Moya was a bit like coming home. How do one describes the warm welcome by JC and Ina..warm rooibos tea and many stories to be told. Joy is the word that comes closest to what we experienced here... the swimming in beautiful spots, the braai and lovely food, Ina’s knowledge on the fauna and flora...this was a top moment in our tour. We can only recommend it wholeheartedly.

Marie-Rose Mertens, tour guide Joker Belgium

A discovery...another world! Bushes, dry grass, lonely hills... kudu’s, nyala...look up distracted and hop along.... A giraffe stands in front of our window as the sun comes up early morning.... Far away is the European stress... A heavenly water massage in the Witrivier and endless galloping ... A back-to-nature-stay which you truly enjoy and with authentic South-African hospitality that makes you feel at home!

Lieve De Marez