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4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Madikwe Game Reserve 2740, South Africa
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
107 helpful votes 107 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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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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25 helpful votes 25 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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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

Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We took my parents who were visiting from the US to the Bush House over Easter Weekend. From the moment we arrived we knew it was going to be a great stay! We also had our 1.5 year old daughter and everyone was so lovely and accommodating for her. The game drives were fantastic, the food was abundant and very... More

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We really appreciate your feedback and taking the time to let us know about your stay. So pleased that even the youngest member of the family can enjoy our amazing underground hide! More

Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We returned to The Bush House in February having first visited with our family in August 2012. We were travelling on our own this time which made the return to The Bush House even more exciting. We were greeted like long, lost friends and made to feel so welcome. We met some really interesting guests and it was such good... More

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

We aways have so much fun when you visit us and are so thrilled that you enjoyed your recent stay at the lodge. Coming at different times of the year is a wonderful way to see Madikwe's many and special sides. Look forward to seeing you again soon. 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*
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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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