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The Bush House

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Rendsburg, Germany
Reviewed 21 August 2016

After a very warm welcome by Chris, Stephan and Gregg we had a great time at Bush House. We experienced a familary hospitality at a very high comfort Level with nice food while watching the elephants drinking at the nearby waterhole. A highlight is the hideout, which brings one very near to waterhole wildlife. Gregg guided us very competent through...

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

We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at The Bush House - the hide is a huge amount of fun and gives great views of the animals as you saw for yourself. Thank you for your feedback.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 August 2016

We went as a family including grandparents and (4) kids from 4 to 9. This is a lovely place for a group. I'm sure it is just as good for couples or smaller groups but if you want a really first class venue for a family or friends group this is hard to beat. Feels far more like a home...

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

Thank you for your feedback and we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. The staff loved singing for the family and were thrilled by the children dancing along with them!Hope to see you again.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 July 2016

We visited as a family of five for four nights. My wife and I are well-travelled in Southern and East Africa but this was the first safari for my 3 adult sons. This lodge has everything: the bedrooms are spacious and beautifully appointed; the communal areas offer every comfort whether a cosy chair by the fire when it's chilly or...

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

Thank you for your most kind comments. We are privileged to have been able to show the family the magic that is Madikwe. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for the photographs.

Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

My sister and I visted this place in June 2016. We had a fantastic time. Right from the time we arrived we were greeted by smiling staff and hot towels. Fantastic room overlooking the waterhole. I must complement the chef for dishing out very innovative food since we were vegetarians. The food was excellent and we were looked after very...

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

After all our correspondence it was such a delight to meet you and have you both spend time with us at the lodge. So pleased your enjoyed your stay and sorry that your stay could not have been longer. Here's to the next visit!

St. Gallen, Switzerland
Reviewed 4 July 2016

I really enjoyed my stay at The Bush House! The property is really beautiful and has everything one can desire: beautiful, spacious and well-equipped rooms, really nice garden with small pool, nice bar with terrace. Really cool is the underground tunnel where you can go close to the water hole and see the animals in incredibly close distance. The staff...

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

Thank you for your feedback and for the lovely pictures. We are all so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. It was a pleasure to finally meet you!

Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
Reviewed 19 June 2016

We stayed at the Bush House for only 2 days. Saying only because you could easily stay a week. The rooms are spacious, clean and very comfortable. The food served is of very good quality and the staff is very nice and will do everything they can to make your stay as good as possible. They make you feel like...

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

It goes without saying that we would love to have you back again and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay and the new hide.See you soon!

Gerringong, Australia
Reviewed 3 June 2016

From our initial warm greeting upon arrival until our departure 3 days later we were very well looked after. As a family of four adults we had comfortable rooms and the meals were delicious and healthy. The safaris twice a day were so exciting - you never knew what you would come across and for me each one was an...

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

Thank you so much for your feedback on your stay and the great pictures.The waterhole is an amazing place just to sit and watch what comes and goes - never a dull moment!

Reviewed 2 June 2016

We were surprised after reading such amazing reviews to be greeted by a cold and uninformative staff member. The Google pin was misplaced & as a result we had to drive treacherous roads that added an hour and a half to our arrival time (they did fix it recently, now the pin is correct). Our guide was highly knowledgeable and...

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

Thank you for your feedback and we are deeply concerned that your stay was not up to our expected and usual standard. Waters and drinks are never included in our rates and this is advertised on the various online websites. You should not have been charged for anything you did not drink and this is certainly not how we operate....

Seychelles
Reviewed 25 May 2016

We stayed at the Bush House in May '16. The location is wonderful with a great view of a waterhole from the garden. The staff were very pleasant and the food excellent. We had a late afternoon and an early morning game drive and saw many animals, but were particularly pleased with our first sighting of African wild dogs. I...

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

Thank you very much for your feedback and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Let's hope your next visit can be longer.

Reviewed 10 May 2016

Very nice lodge, comfortable bedrooms, large bathroom, quiet, nice food. The waterhole is really a plus, you can admire elephants or other animals while drinking a coffee. The staff is really friendly, you feel like you are part of a familly. It was our last weekend in a reserve in South Africa, it was a good choice. Excellent weekend.

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Thank you for the feedback on your recent stay. We are so happy that you enjoyed being part of the family as we take pride in welcoming guests as friends.

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Free Internet
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
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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Address: Wonderboom Gate, Madikwe Game Reserve 2740, South Africa
Region: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Price Range: $723 - $928 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Bush House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Try and get the Mushana Room as there is a nice view of the animals at the hide.”
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“all rooms are wonderful!”
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“Go for the king room overlooking the hide and the gardens.”
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“Only one room has a view of the watering hole but all rooms are lovely.”
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