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

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

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

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 November 2016

My wife and I recently enjoyed a 4 night stay at the Bush House in Madikwe in early November. We caught the safari bug on our 1st trip to South Africa on honeymoon in the Timbavati over a decade ago. It has since become a passion of ours and in the years which have followed we have been fortunate enough...

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

Gordon and I are so sorry that we did not get to meet you personally during your stay.The team thoroughly enjoyed having you in camp.Thank you for your detailed and most thorough feedback on your stay with The Bush House. We pride ourselves on keeping the lodge an intimate and personal experience - like being in the home of a...

Nepal
Reviewed 24 November 2016

I went to Madikwe, this year in September, with my best friend of 46 years. We have traveled together many times and we design and arrange our own itineraries. I found Madikwe on the web, along with The Bush House. Several things in the reviews made us want to go there. 1) Only people staying in hotels inside the reserve,...

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

South Africa and particularly Madikwe have a way of getting into your soul. Views from the hide just cement that incredible bush feeling. Thank you for spending time with us and for your kind feedback. Here's to seeing you again soon!

hexham
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Stayed at the Bush house in August with my 14 year old son. We both loved everything about the Bush house and would love to visit again. Sue is a very warm and friendly owner and nothing was too much trouble. We had some truly amazing sightings on our game drives and Heinrich was a very patient photography teacher !...

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

Thank you very much for your kind feedback. It really is such a gift to see a rhino close up especially from the proximity of the hide. We are thrilled that you were able to experience this for yourselves as they are such incredible animals.

Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Our family of 11 stayed for two nights, enjoying 4 safaris where we saw not only the Big Five, but also the 'Magnificent Seven'. Heinrich and Daniel are so respectful of all the wildlife and environment, as well as patient with us humans and all our questions and requests! The lodge itself is truly splendid, I can't put it into...

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

We thoroughly enjoyed having you and the family with us in camp and are so pleased we could be part of the journey down memory lane . We would love to have you back with us in the future. Keep well.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 November 2016

The Bush House is located quite close to the Wonderboom gate and you don't need 4x4 to get there. Madikwe will only allow you to drive your private car to your lodge. All game drives are done by your lodge in a safari vehicle. One the features of The Bush House is their water hole and the special look out...

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

Thank you very much for your detailed feedback which we appreciate.We are very pleased your enjoyed the animal sightings on drive and that you got to enjoy an authentic and very heavy Madikwe rainstorm!

Rock Creek
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We visited Madikwe Game Reserve and stayed at The Bush House. Both turned out to be excellent choices. We've not visited other reserves yet, so we can't make direct comparisons, but it's hard to believe anything can top either Madikwe or The Bush House. You go here to see the wildlife and we were treated to morning and evening game...

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

It was our privellege to share Madikwe and its amazing sightings with you . Thrilled you enjoyed the experience as well as your time at The Bush House . We would love to welcome you back again on your next trip to Africa. Happy travels!

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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 

Additional Information about The Bush House

Address: Wonderboom Gate, Madikwe Game Reserve 2740, South Africa
Region: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Price Range: ₹ 33,344 - ₹ 42,853 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Bush House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Try and get the Mushana Room as there is a nice view of the animals at the hide.”
reuvennaidoo, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“They are all fabulous!”
AnOldProTraveller, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“all rooms are wonderful!”
599annie, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Go for the king room overlooking the hide and the gardens.”
wegetaround_42, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Only one room has a view of the watering hole but all rooms are lovely.”
541Michelle, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
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