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4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Madikwe Game Reserve 2740, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just returned from a two week vacation in South Africa. My family and I (total of 8 adults plus a baby) started in Madikwe and went down to the garden route, wine route and Cape town. It was a very pampering and wonderful trip that we will never forget. I thought that the bush will be the hardest place... More

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

I cannot tell you how much fun we had with you all in camp. The smiles from the youngest member of the family each day were amazing! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and we really appreciate your feedback. We would love to have you back again. More

Bovington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for a week at in late March with two adults and two kids (8 & 10), all sharing a room. We chose The Bush House because it was one of the few lodges in our modest price bracket in Madikwe. We were blown away by the amazing place and the service was outstanding. Without exception the staff were... More

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

We throughly enjoyed having you all in camp with us and are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at The Bush House.The Hide is an amazing way to watch the animals and compliments the game drive sightings. We really hope to see you again soon. More

Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Just returned from a 2 night stay. Great food,accommodation and staff. The waterhole and hide were a big bonus. Tours were well conducted by Tom who is leaving soon.We saw everything except Cheeta and Leopard (4 tours). Definitely recommend and go sooner rather than later due to increased poaching in coming years. Mornings in August are very cold!

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We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciate your feedback . Winter mornings in the bush certainly can be icy! More

Pleasantville, New York
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

A very elegant site with great service and staff. The morning and evening jeep tours were great and well done. The rooms were very nice, air conditioned and spacious. Food was very good and the hosts were very knowledgable. The water-hole near the lodge was very interesting, and a lot of animals could be seen on a regular basis. We... More

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

Thank you very much for your feedback and comments. We would love for you to see the Hide now that it is completed. Close up viewing of animals at the waterhole is really unique. Hope to see you soon and to find the leopard! More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My wife and I were lucky enough to win two free nights at The Bush House – the owners had donated the free nights to our local hospice in Cape Town, which already tells you something about their generosity. It turned out to be the holiday of a lifetime. The Lodge is wonderful in every way – perfectly situated, attentive... More

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

It was a true pleasure having you stay with us in camp and we are over the moon that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you so much for your very kind comments and the stunning photographs . More

Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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68 hotel reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I was a little unlucky with the weather but the staff, setting service, food and everything else were simply great. Coupled with the fact you usually see loads of game this is a great choice for any trip to madikwe

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

Thank you very much for your feedback. January's weather can be a little unpredictable being still part of the rainy season! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. More

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We spent one night at The bush house and it lived up to our expectation. A lovely and friendly welcome by Elrie. The bush house is an Old establishment but very tastefully decorated and very comfortable rooms. The food was outstanding and staff attention superb. The waterhole and hide we're truly magnificent and one could just sit and watch the... More

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

Thank you very much for giving us your very kind and detailed feedback from your stay. We are very sorry that the shower was not up to standard and this has been rectified. May your next stay with us be longer! More

Bucharest, Romania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I spent 2 days at the Bush House last weekend, and I never thought time could fly so fast. The house itself is beautiful, perfectly appointed and lovingly decorated. However, the first thing you notice when you enter the grounds is the water hole - and the 5 or so elephants (or giraffes, or impalas, or warthogs) that happen to... More

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

It was such a delight to meet you after all our correspondence and we are thrilled that you had such a good time with us. It was a pleasure having you in camp. More

Singapore, Singapore
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I spent 3 days at The Bush House and loved it. Sue was very helpful with the bookings, and the food was great. Madwike is a great reserve, wild dog, lots of hyena, lions .. all in 3 days. I love the lack of politics with regards the traversing rights (maybe thats a perception, but its so civilized). The hide... More

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

How good to hear from you and thank you for giving us your feedback. The Hide is such a great spot in which to relax and watch nature go by. We are so pleased you enjoyed it and we truly look forward to your next visit. More

Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

My sister and brother-in-law had been to the Bush House on a couple of previous occasions and raved about it. So, when we were looking for an opportunity to see African animals in the wild during our visit with them in South Africa, we looked no further. What a unique and memorable experience! The owners (Sue and Gordon), along with... More

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

It is such a pleasure meeting family of our return guests. Thank you for your feedback and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. More

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Address: 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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