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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!

Havant
Reviewed 24 October 2016

An amazing place to stay! We first stayed there in 2003 on our first trip to South Africa and before Madikwe got well known. We didn't think we would be able to return during our 2nd and 3rd trips to SA (we thought we'd only be able to go once!) and we wanted to see the rest of the country....

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

Thank you for coming back again to The Bush House and for getting to meet us all. It was such a pleasure having you in camp - even if the elephants gave you a special "shower"! Hope you enjoy the webcam.

Eugene
Reviewed 19 October 2016

My wife and I spent a lot of time trying to decide where to stay in Madikwe. It seemed that every lodge had great reviews, so this wasn't an easy decision. What sold us on The Bush House was the hide, which is right next to the watering hole. From the hide, we were able to get extremely close to...

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

Thank you for your detailed and kind feedback. It was a pleasure having you in camp and to get to experience our very special underground hide. Please send us some of your pictures for our guest gallery.

Eugene, Oregon, United States
Reviewed 17 October 2016

My husband and I stayed at The Bush House in September 2016 on our first trip to the African continent and our very first game park. I can't say enough about how wonderful our stay was. Everyone on the staff was friendly and accommodating from our greeting by Stefan and Chris Marie to our guides Gregg and Heinrich and our...

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

We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and that we were your first safari experience in Africa. Madikwe is an amazing reserve . The hide is a wonderful way to experience another "angle" of animals coming to drink.

Glendale
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...

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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.

Schiedam, The Netherlands
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...

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

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...

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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!

Atlanta, Georgia
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...

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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.

Atlanta, Georgia
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*...

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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...

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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: €483 - €585 (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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