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4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Madikwe Game Reserve 2740, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say. They claim to be a home away from home, and that is a perfect description! Best place I stayed in a long time!! Relaxed atmosphere, lovely people, great accomodation. What more can you wish for?

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We truly appreciate your feedback and are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. More

Alicante, Spain
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We were three friends from Sweden visiting Botswana and South Africa. The Bush House was our home for three days and we all believed that we were in heaven. I loved to sit outside the lodge, enjoy views and watch wildlife just a few meters from me. There is a water hole just in front of the Bush House which... More

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We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us and really appreciate your very kind feedback. Here's to your next visit which we hope will be soon. More

Frankfurt
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We spent three days here and enjoyed it! The staff made us feel very welcome and made our stay a great experience. Being in the hide and watching the animals at the water hole is fantastic, you are so close e.g. to the elephants. And Thomas, our game guide, gave us unforgettable safari tours in the reserve. Except leopards we... More

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

Thank you for your feedback- the hide is a wonderful experience and we are delighted you enjoyed it. See you next time for the leopard! More

Pretoria, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

A big heartfelt thank you to Sue, Gordon, Thomas (game ranger), Elrie (hostess), Itumi and chefs, and the other staff! We had been to the Bush House in March 2011 with family from Canada. And we decided to return with other family members from Canada recently. Our accommodation was very comfortable. The meals were delicious. And we all had an... More

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

It was lovely having you back with and thank you for your most kind feedback. So pleased you enjoyed the hide. Look forward to seeing you again soon. More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

I've been to the Bush House several times and every time is better than the last. The owners (Sue and Gordon) and staff are wonderful. The food and accomodations are excellent. the high point, though, is the access to the wildlife. Between the game drives with the great staff and the waterhole within a stone's throw of the residences (including... More

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

It is always such a pleasure having you with us in camp. Thank you for your feedback and we really look forward to having you back at The Bush House. More

Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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75 reviews 75 reviews
38 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

We stayed 2 nights at Bush House and can recommend it. The resort is of high quality and staff is very helpful and friendly. The nearby waterhole (watch the animal from the terras) and hide (tickle the elephants toes...) make this a special place. The gamedrives are nice and we saw a lot of animal. The only question is: why... More

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

As our rates are one of the lowest in Madikwe we unfortunately have no choice but to charge for drinks and bottled water, which we advise upfront are extras.Thank you very much for your kind comments and we look forward to having you back with us. More

Brussels
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

I've been on numerous safari's and this one is very good, very private (only 6 rooms I believe). Rooms are excellent, food is very good but I found that there wasn't enough between meals (pack a snack). Also found them alittle cheep with the alcohol shots. Game drives are top notch, the guides are excellent. I loved the hide, first... More

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

Thank you for your feedback which we really appreciate. We have homemade biscuits and fruit available throughout the day but are so sorry that you were hungry. The chef could have made you a snack with pleasure. We hope next time round you will be able to stay more than one night. More

Zwolle, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We, a family of five (including three children aged 6, 8 and 10 years old) really enjoyed our stay at the Bush House in the malaria free (one of the main reasons to visit it) Madikwe game reserve. We stayed here for three nights in the beginning of January. A small, intimate lodge with nice rooms, dedicated staff and very... More

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We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with and it really was a pleasure having you all in camp with us.Thank you for feedback and have a wonderful 2014. More

Belfast, Me
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

I have never felt so pampered! Amazing experience - Sue and her staff catered to our every need. My daughter has very strict dietary requirements and she was treated to wonderful food specifically prepared to accommodate her diet. The game drives were superb. Although you can never been guaranteed to sight all the animals you would like to see, our... More

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

Thank you very much for your feedback and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us. Good Luck with all your projects and we would love to have you visit us again. More

Stockholm
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We enjoyed very much our stay in Bush House. The place in itself is wonderful, not too big, on the contrary small and familiar. Beautiful garden, special feature, view over the waterhole where you can spend much time looking at animals coming and going. A special feature is the hide, where you get closer to the animals without being seen.... More

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We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We look forward to your next visit ! More

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Additional Information about The Bush House

Address: Madikwe Game Reserve 2740, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 23 Specialty lodging in Madikwe Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Bush House 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Safari isn’t just safari anymore…. And game lodges aren’t all alike. Every visit really does need to be special and every moment something to be remembered forever.The Bush House is not your typical Game lodge. The Lodge is set in the malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve. It is an old farmhouse that after years of family laughter and happiness has been transformed into an inviting and relaxing residence that encourages guests to kick off their shoes and unwind. ... more   less 
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