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The Bush House

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Wonderboom Gate, Madikwe Game Reserve 2740, South Africa
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment you arrive the welcome from the staff and owners Sue & Gordon make you feel right at home. This superb safari lodge has all the trimmings you would expect from a luxury lodge - but its the little things that take it to the next level. From the ramp to make access to the game drive vehicle... More 

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

Thank you very much for your kind feedback. It was a pleasure having you back with us again and we know you will enjoy the webcam - it becomes addictive! More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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82 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at this lodge with our guests from England and Germany and fell in love with this place. The Bush House is close to the Abjaterskop gate and away from the other lodges and this is a plus point if you are renting a vehicle. The lodge is well designed and open to nature with a view over a... More 

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

We are delighted that you were able to spend time with us and experience The Bush House. Looking forward to your next visit. More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent a great long weekend last month at The Bush House, being an easy 50 minute drive from Gaborone. Being such a small lodge, the atmosphere was friendly yet incredibly calm and relaxing. The staff were great and made the house feel like home. The food was good, with one night's dinner being in the boma and the other,... More 

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

We are so pleased that you had a chance to relax and enjoy the photographic opportunities with us. Thank you for your feedback. Trust we will have the chance to host you again soon. More 

Jacksonville
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This lodge is so comfortable and it is beautiful. You feel like you are in your own home. The owners, the staff are like family by the time you leave. Our room was wonderfully appointed.The food was great at all meals and served so beautifully. Our game driver was extremely knowledgeable and delightful to be with. He was ready to... More 

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We are thrilled that you enjoyed being in your home in the bush and we really appreciate your kind feedback. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a blissful experience we had staying at the "Bush House"in Madikwe. From the wonderful welcome,to the well guided game rides. (We saw most of the big five, (the leopard being elusive) to the delicious and beautifully choreographed meals. (Attention to detail awesome.) The accommodation was especially good, providing pleasant privacy, along with African bush atmosphere. Very special was the... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely feedback and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at The Bush House. Our underground hide never fails to give our guests a truly special experience. Hope to see you soon. More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We personally are unable to imagine a better lodge experience than what we experienced here. This was superb! The staff is really friendly and as soon as you walk out of your car and onto the property the beautiful waterhole catches your eyes. And then when you get introduced to the underground hide and your luxury room, then everything is... More 

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It was a real pleasure having you in camp with us and thank you for the feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed the "extra touches". Our pleasure and hope to see you soon. More 

Potchefstroom
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4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The owners are the friendliest people the place is awesome and a the food is to die for, a definite come back. A home from home the underground lookout is a winner. The birds are fantastic and the game drive one of the best. I cannot fault this place with anything

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

Thank you so much for your very kind comments. Isn't it time for another visit? More 

Oakland, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Our group of photographers recently spent 4 nights at this excellent lodge. It's a small place, so we had it to ourselves--that made it feel less like a hotel and more like staying with friends who happened to live in a great place. It also meant that our guide, Greg, could be flexible about when we ended game drives for... More 

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

We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for taking the time to give your feedback. If you get a chance please send us a few photographs for the guest photo gallery. More 

Lichtenburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I visited The Bush House Lodge in the Madikwe Game Reserve last weekend, and noticed a printout of the report issued by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa from their recent visit to the Lodge in June 2015. The report states: "...a rich selection of game and bird life including the 'Big Five'. An outstanding, well run and managed... More 

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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 agree with the Assessment. Delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to your next visit. More 

Stellenbosch
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

What a treat for our family! We stayed this past weekend & it was super relaxing and just the best getaway for us. 5-star service and amenities. They got the combo of a very homey with lux-feel perfect! Very attentive staff, food was great & very generous. Game drives were fun & informative - boys loved going off-road when we... More 

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We are delighted that you and the family enjoyed your stay with us. It is just a pity that the weather didn't play ball! Hope to see you again soon. More 

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