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The Bush House

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Wonderboom Gate, Madikwe Game Reserve 2740, South Africa
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Vancouver
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21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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... More 

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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? More 

Overton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

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Thank Helen I
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. More 

Watford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.... More 

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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. More 

Stockholm, Sweden
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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. More 

Lund
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 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... More 

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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! More 

Kalamunda, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 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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Sjoe, Owner at The Bush House, responded to this review

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

Klerksdorp, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

We have been greeted by a well organized team at the Bush house Lodge. Our rooms were beautiful decorated and well equipped with amenities. The Bush house lodge is a small lodge for 10 visitors only The team at the Bush house lodge thus take great care to spoil all their visitors. Food is very good and thankfully not buffet... More 

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

As always it is a great pleasure having you stay with us and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your next visit ! More 

Solihull, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Our family holiday to the Bush House was an incredible experience. We arrived at midday and were greeted by cool drinks and towels and then shown around the lodge. Our first game drive later that afternoon had close sightings of leopards, lions, elephants, rhinos, Buffaloes , wild dogs and cheetahs ..... We returned to the lodge for a beautiful meal... More 

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

We are so happy that you all enjoyed your stay with us and had such amazing sightings. Thank you for your feedback which we truly appreciate. More 

Preston, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

We stayed in Bush House for two nights in October. The owners, rangers and all other staff we met there did everything they could to make our stay really special and we had a magnificent and very memorable time there. The water hole brought in lots of animals and we have some great photos of them enjoying the water. Obviously,... More 

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

We are delighted that the leopard read the emails for the last game drive! Thank you for spending time with us and we are so happy you enjoyed your stay. See you soon. More 

Phuket, Thailand
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122 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

This is a wonderful lodge surrounded by English-green grass with a large Jacaranda tree in the middle. Rooms are big, furniture a little outdated, but thanks to the good room service very clean. Staff was very friendly and attentive. A highlight is 'The Hide' where you can nearly touch the animals feet. We always saw a lot of animals at... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback which we value. That cheetah sighting was truly unique and we are so pleased you go to enjoy it. More 

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