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Glendale
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2 reviews
Reviewed 13 October 2016

The Bush House was wonderful! The facilities are first rate and the service is superb! Just sitting at breakfast or on a lounge chair by the water hole was a great experience in itself as herds of animals - Elephants, Cape Buffalo and an occasional lion would come to drink frequently. I was travelling with a friend and had booked... More 

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

We throughly enjoyed having you with us and thank you for your feedback. Delighted that you enjoyed your stay and hope it won't be long before we see you again. More 

Schiedam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 6 October 2016

Our 2nd lodge in Madikwe. Although I bet most of the lodges are great, I know this one is for sure. We were welcomed bij Stefan and Chrismari. After Chrismari showed us the lodge, room and garden we took a sit @ the water hole... Even if you wish to sit down @ the waterhole I think you'll probably see... More 

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Thank you for your feedback which is really appreciated . We are thrilled you had a good time with us . More 

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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I was looking for a 4 day safari in South Africa and was overwhelmed by the number of choices and varieties of places to stay. After reading some of the reviews for the Bush House it sounded like it was going to fit just perfectly. My priorities were to have a watering hole on grounds and to be able to... More 

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

It was wonderful to finally get to meet you and to welcome you to the lodge. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Madikwe is a truly amazing reserve and we are so pleased you had time to experience what it has to offer. Here's to your next visit! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 26 August 2016

We looked at several lodges in Madikwe and chose Bush House because it seemed like it would be more personal (not many guests at one time) and it had the waterhole and hide. The lodge was all of this and more. Staff were great, our guide Gregg fantastic, and the waterhole a delight. The Bush house went above our expectations... More 

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

We pride ourselves on a being small and personal lodge and are delighted that you were happy with your choice. Thank you for your feedback and may we see you soon. More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

I am so remiss for not writing this review after we visited in April 2016. The Bush House remains the most spectacular part of our trip to South Africa some 4 months ago. We talk about it all the time and have even convinced our South African friends to visit (they are there right now!). Sue and Gordon are *exceptional*... More 

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

It was an absolute pleasure having you all with us and so much fun being able to celebrate the childrens birthday . We all get a huge amount of enjoyment when there are special occasions in camp. Your very kind feedback is hugely appreciated as well as the referrals to your friends. Don't leave it too long before your next... More 

Hillcrest, South Africa
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

The Bush House is a small, owner-run lodge in the north of Madikwe. It is an easy drive from Johannesburg on excellent roads despite the roadworks. The property is fenced to enable guests to jog or walk - something not possible in many unfenced lodges. There is also a large stretch of lawn in front of the house on which... More 

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

Thank you very much for the kind feedback from your recent stay with us. Guests are torn between staying in camp or going on drive as the waterhole often rivals sightings in the reserve! We are so pleased you enjoyed your time in camp. More 

Stellenbosch, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I was very fortunate to win a two night stay at the Bush House! Sometimes prize winners can be brushed off, but from the minute my mom and I arrived we were fussed over, cared for and spoilt as much as every other guest. Our warm welcome involved cheerful smiles from Stefan and Chris-Mari, a lavender-scented hand towel and cold... More 

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

We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. We pride ourselves on our personsal touch so we really appreciate that you enjoyed our home away from home. Hope to see you soon. More 

Rendsburg, Germany
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3 reviews
Reviewed 21 August 2016

After a very warm welcome by Chris, Stephan and Gregg we had a great time at Bush House. We experienced a familary hospitality at a very high comfort Level with nice food while watching the elephants drinking at the nearby waterhole. A highlight is the hideout, which brings one very near to waterhole wildlife. Gregg guided us very competent through... More 

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We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at The Bush House - the hide is a huge amount of fun and gives great views of the animals as you saw for yourself. Thank you for your feedback. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 August 2016

We went as a family including grandparents and (4) kids from 4 to 9. This is a lovely place for a group. I'm sure it is just as good for couples or smaller groups but if you want a really first class venue for a family or friends group this is hard to beat. Feels far more like a home... More 

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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 you enjoyed your stay. The staff loved singing for the family and were thrilled by the children dancing along with them!Hope to see you again. More 

London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

We visited as a family of five for four nights. My wife and I are well-travelled in Southern and East Africa but this was the first safari for my 3 adult sons. This lodge has everything: the bedrooms are spacious and beautifully appointed; the communal areas offer every comfort whether a cosy chair by the fire when it's chilly or... More 

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

Thank you for your most kind comments. We are privileged to have been able to show the family the magic that is Madikwe. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for the photographs. More 

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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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: €470 - €578 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Bush House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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“They are all fabulous!”
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“all rooms are wonderful!”
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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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“We liked our room with direct view to the waterhole very much!”
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