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About The Bush House

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. 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.

Set in the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, it’s your home in Big 5 country. We have five en-suite rooms each tastefully furnished and equipped with air-conditioning, fans, hairdryers, coffee and tea facilities and percale linen. The en-suite bathrooms have separate showers and baths and have toiletries supplied.

Our chefs create a wonderful culinary repertoire whether it is breakfast in the garden, afternoon tea packed with treats or a fire lit dinner in the boma. Relax in the shaded garden overlooking the best waterhole in Madikwe or lounge at the pool watching the game come and drink.

Experience our new underground hide. View all the animals and birds coming to drink up close from the safety of the hide. Take photographs you would never believe possible.

There are two game drives daily conducted under the expertise of our fully qualified field guides. That’s why people come back to The Bush House, again and again. For most of our guests it’s just like that, like coming home - even for the first time.

Make the Bush House your home away from home.

Safari: Large busy waterhole right in front of the lodge. Viewable from the large shady garden and exciting underground hide right at the edge of the waterhole.

Family friendly: We welcome children of all ages in camp . Children under six years of age do not go out on the adult game drive We offer a Kiddies Bumble for the little ones. This is a shortened version of the adult drive .

Covid Safety Approved: Our COVID 19 PROTOCOLS have been developed and aligned with global health and safety protocols to provide safe travel assurance. These protocols have received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Global Safety Stamp of Approval

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 24 hours
  • Type: Lodge
  • Sleeps: 13
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 11 Reviews

Facilities

  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Swimming Pool
  • Gym
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Vitality Collection
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Parking on Premises
  • Cosy
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Bathrobe
  • Bathroom
  • Breakfast
  • Double bed
  • Double/Twin rooms
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Lunch
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Safe
  • Shower
  • Wake-Up service
  • Covid Safety Approved
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Tswana (Setswana)

Grading

  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
  • AA Highly Recommended
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Important Information

For bookings made well in advance a 50% deposit must be paid immediately to confirm the booking. Full balance payable 30 days prior to stay.

Bookings made less than 30 days prior to stay full payment must be made to confirm the booking. Credit cards accepted. Regret no cheques.

There is an additional once off gate entrance fee...
For bookings made well in advance a 50% deposit must be paid immediately to confirm the booking. Full balance payable 30 days prior to stay.

Bookings made less than 30 days prior to stay full payment must be made to confirm the booking. Credit cards accepted. Regret no cheques.

There is an additional once off gate entrance fee per person and a nightly conservation levy per person. This is payable upon checkout.
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Availability and pricing

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                          Reviews for The Bush House

                          11 guest reviews Reviews of

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                          Mrs Renlund
                          26 February 2014

                          Thank you for a great stay. I have already recommended The Bush House to others.

                          Carole Morrison, United Kingdom
                          31 March 2011

                          The Bush House and gardens are beautiful and we had a wonderful stay. It was magical sitting watching the animals at the waterhole and I will never forget lying in bed and listening to the roar of a lion. The meals were superb and the staff excellent, friendly and attentive with a great eye for detail. The game drives were fantastic and exciting, thanks to our guide, Jacques, who is so enthusiastic and knowledgeable he was able to seek out even the most elusive animals, and we learned so much from him.

                          Danielle Hayman, South Africa
                          16 July 2009

                          - accommodation was fabulous, service friendly, wonderful field guide (thanks Stefan!). We would recommend The Bush House to our friends should they want to visit Madikwe.

                          James Guida, United States of America
                          01 June 2009

                          Outstanding in every way. Wish we could have stayed longer

                          Sheila Fitchet, South Africa
                          24 February 2009

                          We had an exceptionally good time.Everyone was very helpful and friendly.The game drives were superb- had some really exciting moments and learnt a lot about the area, the animals, birds ,snakes etc. We were well looked after.Will go back again .

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                          The Bush House is 17.1km from the centre of Madikwe Game Reserve , the nearest airport 36.3km (Sir Seretse Khama International Airport).
                          *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling