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The Bush House

4.0 of 5 Madikwe Game Reserve 2740, South Africa
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Leonberg, Germany
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

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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Donaghcloney, N Ireland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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242 reviews 242 reviews
75 hotel reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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

Frederic, Wisconsin
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I'm just back from having my 2nd trip to South Africa and the Bush House was a "must" for me and I wasn't disappointed and hope to go back again. Sue and Gordon, the owners are wonderful hosts and fun to be around. The staff are always there to help and answer any questions. Food is delicious and the menu... More

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It was wonderful having you back with us at The Bush House and it was a pleasure having you stay with us. Thank you for the feedback and all the photos and we can't wait for your next visit. More

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We spent 3 nights at the Bush House in Madikwe nature reserve. The grounds are lovely, staff is very good, and food was excellent. We are bird watchers and enjoyed all the nice plantings around the house and also the bush area nearby where we could walk. This is a good place if you are looking for the big 5... More

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

We appreciate you taking the time to give us feedback about your stay and we thank you. Trust that you captured some good pictures and would love you to send us some! More

Ski
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Excellent staff , rooms and food. The service was very good .A special thanks to ranger JR for the safaries. Amazing . We saw a lot of animals. During daytime it was so nice to sit by the waterhole looking at the animals. Very relaxing. We will certainly come back another time !!

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Thank you very much for your feedback and very kind comments. We look forward to having you back with us again soon! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

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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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 August 31, 2014

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

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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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