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Wimborne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 March 2016

We returned to The Bush House after 3 weeks travelling through Southern Africa. This was our third visit and we knew it would be the perfect place to end our trip. The wonderful thing about the Bush House is that you genuinely feel you are staying as house guests with very good friends. The rooms are beautifully appointed without being...

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

It is always such a delight having you stay with us and we cannot wait to see how the grandchildren have grown. Global warming is a huge issue affecting everyone and most interesting to have your feedback on the impact it has had on the reserve in the last two years. We have just had some great rains in the...

Wokingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 March 2016

From the moment we arrived we felt that this was going to be a great stay. It is a small lodge, perfect rooms, fantastic food and the owners and staff are so friendly.They go out of their way to make your stay memorable. The waterhole at the bottom of the garden makes it possible to see many wild animals very...

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

Thank you for your feedback and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay .We are a small team and take great pride in caring for our guests. We would love to have you back with us again soon.

Anchorage, Alaska
Reviewed 12 March 2016

From my first contact with Sue I knew I was in for a great trip at The Bush House and I was not disappointed! I had a great safari seeing four of the big five (didn't see a Leopard) plus Cheetah, Wild Dogs, and both species of Hyena. The staff was fantastic and the lodging, food, grounds, and vehicles were...

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

Thank you for your kind words and feedback. The leopard was just making sure that we get to see you again soon!

Reviewed 7 March 2016

This was our first time to go on an African Safari and it was everything we could have hoped for and more. Being able to sit in the blind and watch animals come to the watering hole was just one of the many highlights. The staff went above and beyond to take care of us. We kept saying how POSH...

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

Thank you for your feedback and we are so happy that your first African Safari was spent with us at The Bush House. Watching the elephants whilst swimming or sitting down in the hide certainly does add to the experience. We look forward to your next visit.

Vancouver
Reviewed 8 February 2016

We had this joke during our stay at The Bush House among guests that no one would write reviews because this Lodge was like finding a diamond in the rough and would be best kept a secret. Im stuck for words as our stay was absolutely phenomenal. We are Canadians and spent about four weeks travelling around SA. For this...

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

So pleased that you discovered our secret! Grateful thanks for your very detailed feedback and most kind comments. Your photos are amazing and it was extremely difficult choosing a shortlist for the guest gallery! When will we get the chance to welcome you back?

Overton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 January 2016

I have stayed at The Bush House several times now - most recently for 10 days this month - and it really is a "home away from home." It is a small lodge, so you are always treated as an individual and rapidly become part of the Bush House family. For the last two years I have spent my birthday...

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

We all really enjoy having you stay with us especially when we can celebrate your birthday together. Thank you for your detailed feedback which is sincerely appreciated.

Watford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 January 2016

We turned up after a 4 hour drive from Johannesburg and as we were checking in the lady helping us spotted some elephants walking up to the watering hole so we stopped what we were doing and made our way to the underground hide. You get so close to the animals there, you have to see it to believe it....

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

We are so very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at The Bush House and thank you for your feedback. The pictures you took from the hide were truly stunning - appreciate you sharing them.

Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 9 January 2016

More then pleased with the room, the lodge, the staff, the guide and the nature! After 24 hours we had seen all the big five. And a lot of other bonus animals. The food was nothing we remeber. Perhaps it could be better?

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

We are so happy that you were able to celebrate your 60th Birthday at The Bush House with us. Our sincere apologies about the wifi not working. It turns out that we had been hacked which unfortunately took us off line for a few days.

Lund
Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

We spent three days of a family holiday (7 adults) in early January. It took us 4.5 hours in a rented car from OR Tambo - including a short stop for filling gas. It was a perfect visit, totally living up to our (very high) expectations. Our ranger, Carine, helped us to great game drives. But we also had fantastic...

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

Thank you very much for your feedback which means a great deal.It was our pleasure having you all in camp and we wish you a wonderful 2016!

Kalamunda, Australia
Reviewed 12 December 2015

what an amazing place to stay, we saw all the wildlife, safely from our open top jeep. each day bought new experiences. The waterhole in front of the lodge was a delightful bonus, Our game drives were top notch, including the beverages!!! can't thank them enough.

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We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and got to experience the magic of Madikwe!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Breakfast included
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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: $725 - $923 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Bush House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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