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The Bush House

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Wonderboom Gate, Madikwe Game Reserve 2740, South Africa
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Jacksonville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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 

Copenhagen
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Staying at the Bush House is like staying in a private home in the middle of the bush. Nice authentic rooms, without being too luxurious. Staff very attentive and service minded, especially JR and Carine. There are only 6 rooms at the Bush House which make it feel very exclusive. The owners are there to welcome you, asking to your... More 

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

We are so pleased that you enjoyed the setting and ambience of the lodgeas well as the waterhole and hide. May we see you again soon. More 

Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

A wonderful place to stay for game drives. Excellent food, very comfortable room, and nice and very friendly staff. The Game Reserve is a wonderful place with the big 5. The guide is highly skilled and very interested to show also the small animals.

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Thank you for your feedback on your stay. It was our pleasure having you both in camp with us. More 

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