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surrey
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We are so pleased that we chose Bush House. It was much smaller and much more intimate than some of the large lodges. The staff we wonderful especially Sam who looked after me when I was not well and gave me a wonderful birthday surprise. All these little touches meant so much to us . I cannot single out just...

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Sjoe, Owner at The Bush House, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback on your recent stay. We are so pleased you enjoyed that fact that we are small, intimate and personal,as we pride ourselves on being a Home away from home. Hope to see you soon!

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our stay there was perfect. They took care of all the details. All we had to do was enjoy the nature, the fantastic game drives, the delicious food and wine. Our ranger, Ashley, was fantastic. She made everything she could to provide us the best experience with the animals and she suceeded!!! We had unforgattable moments with lions, elephants, rinos,...

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Sjoe, Owner at The Bush House, responded to this review

We are delighted that you could sit back and enjoy the magic that is madikwe and enjoy all the wildlife around you. It is treally is an amazing sight. So pleased you enjoyed your stay.

northants
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Madikwe reserve is a 4 hour drive North of Johannesburg or it is possible to fly in. Bush House is a family run small lodge built around an old farm house. Sue and team run a friendly and relaxed but very knowledgable safari operation and we were lucky to see the big 5 plus lots of Zebras Wilderbeast and smaller...

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Sjoe, Owner at The Bush House, responded to this review

We are so happy that you had such great sightings and thank you for your feedback on your stay at the lodge. The hide is a lovely way to watch the world go by- both large , small and feathered!

Chennai (Madras), India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I stayed for three nights, and we loved everything about our experience. We didn't see as much game in Madikwe Reserve as we did in our lodge in Kruger, but I would absolutely return to the Bush House in a heartbeat! We did end up seeing all of the Big 5 (and more), and our guide Ashleigh...

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Sjoe, Owner at The Bush House, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. The Hide truly adds an extra dimension to watching wildife and it is amazing being so close to the animals. We were delighted that we could share the special occasion- we love celebrations!

widnes,uk
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We had a brilliant stay at The Bush House and left with some incredible memories. The staff are exceptional and from our warm welcome from Stephan and Sam, our drives with Heinrich, to the wonderful boma on our final evening complete with songs, everyone added to a wonderful stay. It's been mentioned by almost every review but the waterhole is...

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Sjoe, Owner at The Bush House, responded to this review

Thank you for your valued feedback which we really appreciate. It was so much fun having you all in camp with us and are so glad that you a special safari experience at The Bush House.

Reviewed 9 January 2017

We, a grand family of 14 incl 6 children in all ages, could not expect that all children could get exposed to wild animals. The Bush House Lodge was perfect in that sense - the ranger guides gave them the opportunity and the smarlty built bunker at the water hole next to the lodge allowed even the smallest ones to...

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Sjoe, Owner at The Bush House, responded to this review

We are delighted that the whole family enjoyed their stay with us - we loved having you. Seeing animals close up is such a magical experience.Thank you for your very kind feedback.

Sydney Australia
Reviewed 2 January 2017

I've done a few safaris now and stayed at some special places, but the Bush House takes special to a whole new level. The staff are superb, and that's what makes it, right? Professional, knowledgeable, friendly, fun,attentive.....need I go on? And they obviously love what they do, and that rubs off onto the guests and the experience they have. Specifics:...

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Sjoe, Owner at The Bush House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback on your stay with us. The team is small but very passionate about what they do and enjoying being with our guests. The "pond" adds an extra element to animal viewing and Ashleigh may be small but packs a punch with her game drives.We are hugely proud of everyone's efforts.

Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

On our second trip to Africa, my fiancé and I decided to go back to Bush House, where he proposed to me two years ago, to get married. As before Sjoe (pronounced Sue) and Gordon, along with their outstanding staff, made the experience magical. In the midst of the wildest bush in Africa, there is this sparkling clean, meticulously decorated,...

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It was such an honour to be chosen as your special place - not only the engagement but the wedding day too. We love being part of guests' celebrations and milestone events. We thoroughly enjoy having you stay with us and were delighted to add The Bush House touch to such a wonderful occasion. Wishing you much happiness and we...

Overpelt, Belgium
Reviewed 6 December 2016

We had a lovely stay at this beatifull lodge. Felt very much at home .. Everybody was kind and did their upperdeck best to make everything nice and clean for us. The meals were delicious! Our ranger made sure that we saw all the animals at our nice safari-tours! Thank you very much!

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Thank you for your feedback on your stay. It was our pleasure to have you in our home in the bush.

Sölvesborg
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Wonderful safari with a good driver and good service. The food was excellent. The best was when all elephants came to the water hole in the evening It was fantastic We saw most of the animals but not the lepard.

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Thank you for your feedback . It really is an amazing sight when the elephants come visiting at the waterhole .

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Safari isn’t just safari anymore…. And game lodges aren’t all alike. Every visit really does need to be special and every moment something to be remembered forever.The Bush House is not your typical Game lodge. The Lodge is set in the malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve. It is an old farmhouse that after years of family laughter and happiness has been transformed into an inviting and relaxing residence that encourages guests to kick off their shoes and unwind. ... more   less 

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Address: Wonderboom Gate, Madikwe Game Reserve 2740, South Africa
Region: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Price Range: $692 - $845 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Bush House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Go for the king room overlooking the hide and the gardens.”
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“Only one room has a view of the watering hole but all rooms are lovely.”
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