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The Bush House

4.0 of 5 Wonderboom Gate, Madikwe Game Reserve, Madikwe Game Reserve 2740, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This lodge with a water-bassin near the pool makes your African trip complete. The elephants welcomed us when we arrived, there's also a kind of bunker where you can get very close to the animals. Service of all the staff is excellent, Madikwe is a good alternative for the Kruger Park! You will see a lot of wildlife.

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

Really appreciate you taking the trouble to give us your feedback and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. The cheetahs even came to say goodbye! More 

Munich, Germany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An excellent safari lodge - small & very personal (owner-operated). Best feature is the waterhole just next to a large lawn and the underground hide. Both enable watching animals even without going on a game-drive. Except for the wild cats, we also had elephants, buffalos, giraffes et al. by the waterhole several times during the day! This unique setting makes... More 

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It was truly our pleasure to have you in camp with us. The staff loved your little one and thank very much for your review. More 

Capelle aan den IJssel, The Netherlands
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We have been visiting the Bush House already many times, during which we have seen change of owners as well. The lodge is very nicely situated and can offer you a lot of joy of wildlife and bushlife. The waterhole, where more than regular all kinds of animals are drinking is an excellent opportuniy, so is the hide, where you... More 

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

Thank you very much for your detailed and honest feedback which we truly do appreciate and have noted.We look forward to welcoming you back and trust it will be above your expectations. More 

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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The food, service and rooms were superb but the highlight for us, being wildlife photographers, was the underground hide! The Bush House hide allows you to capture eye-level photographs that you will not be able to get at most other lodges. We had brown hyena, zebras, kudu, impala, warthogs, baboons and a constant processions of elephants drinking at the floodlit... More 

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We are absolutely thrilled that you enjoyed the hide as much as we do and that you were able to get some great shots. You were magic guests to have in camp and we look forward to your next visit. More 

Vellinge, Sweden
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The Bush House gives an amazing experience. The Lodge fulfill all expectations. A very friendly, relaxing and familiar atmosphere. And you really get close to all animals. The waterhole is like "Animal Planet Live". The Game drives are just thrilling. A memory for life.

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

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and that there was the Animal Planet performance at the waterhole for you! Hope to see you again soon. More 

Leonberg, Germany
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

The location is superb and in a very good condition. The waterhole and the underground hide make it a really unique experience. The staff was aways attentive and noticed very well ones preferences. The room was beautifully decorated and very clean with comfortable beds and large enough. The game drives were very informative and lots of different animals were seen.... More 

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Thank you for taking the time and trouble to give us feedback on your recent stay. We appreciat this. Trust the rest of your South African trip went well. More 

Donaghcloney, N Ireland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

My husband and I spent 3 nights here and had a great time. Audrey, who looked after us, was excellent - she has a lovely manner and nothing was too much trouble. The owners were on holiday, so we just met them as we were leaving, but their friend John who 'babysat' for them was a very congenial host. We... More 

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

Sincere thanks for your very detailed feedback of your stay with us which we truly appreciate. So sorry that we did not get to spend time with you during your visit and we hope your wrist is completely healed. We appreciate the stunning photographs. More 

Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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250 reviews 250 reviews
77 hotel reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

My second visit and things have got even better. I was unlucky with the weather on my previous trip so whilst the lodge did everything they could I didn't have the full benefit of the park. This visit was with my parents and having stayed at 5 other lodges in the reserve over the years this is undoubtedly the best.... More 

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

Trust you had a good flight home. Thank you for your very kind feedback. It was such a pleasure being part of the surprise for your parents. More 

Gaborone, Botswana
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

I had a very special few days away with my five sisters ,our daughters and grand children . We had the bush house to ourselves, the staff could not have been nicer they were amazing. Nothing was a problem for them,their attention to details was second to none , they arranged a surprise picnic at the lodge, food at the... More 

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Everyone at the lodge throughly enjoyed having the family stay with us in camp and we truly appreciate the kind comments. So glad you were able to relax and unwind. More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

My wife and i spent four days at the Bush House in Madikwe. Fantastic relaxing time. Good food, great atmosphere, staff excellent, hide brilliant, water hole stunning. Can't wait to return as soon as possible. A photographer's paradise. I cannot recommend it more highly!

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

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you got to enjoy all the wildlife. You owe us some pictures! Look forward forward to having you back with us. More 

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Address: Wonderboom Gate, Madikwe Game Reserve, Madikwe Game Reserve 2740, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Bush House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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