The Bush House – Madikwe Game Reserve

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.

 

What makes The Bush House different?

Perhaps it’s in the people who make you feel so warmly welcome, at the bar after your game drive, at the brunch table, or in the boma for dinner under the stars. We pride ourselves on really caring for our guests and being attentive to their needs. As an owner managed Lodge the personal touch is an integral part of our service.

Perhaps it’s in the sense of the bushveld. The dust of the elephant herds, the closeness of the rhino, the fleeting glimpse of the leopard… or the massive power of the buffalo coming down to drink at the waterhole within meters of the front lawn.

It could be the luxuries you enjoy. The sumptuous bushveld cuisine or the service so close you only have to lift a finger. Or maybe it’s more about the whole experience than a single sighting. More about the memories you made while you were one with nature as you pulled the bushveld around your shoulders like a blanket, and in a strange, familiar way you felt completely at home.

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.

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  • A return visit even better this time! A very special place. We saw more than we ever thought we would. Wonderful place to relax and sit and breathe in Africa. The underground hide is an excellent addition. We will be back.

    Rob & Rosanna Frost

    January 2017

  • A wonderful stay at a wonderful lodge where you are truly made to feel like family. Thank you!

    Margaret Gallagher, Sydney Australia

    January 2017

  • Thank you for a very warm welcome. Such a relaxed environment and lovely staff. Felt like it was a retreat. Thank you for making sure we saw as many beautiful animals within our 2 day stay.

    Helena & Ben

    December 2016

  • Unbelievably beautiful, tranquil Eden on earth! What a fantastic trip. Hope to be back one day. Thank you for your service and kindness.

    Marilyn Smart- Richmond Virginia USA

    December 2016

  • To all of you here at The Bush House
    THANKS
    For a magnificent experience. So relaxing, beautiful and cool. The safaris were amazing and even how you all treated us and our kids. This is one of the best vacations ever and I am so happy to have decided to celebrate my 40th birthday with you and here in South Africa.

    Hope to be back soon

    Yvonne, Daniel, Ellis , Natasha & Sienna

    November 2016

  • Hope to have a second time before too long- not even put off by the sleeting driving icy rain this morning! Heinrich still managed to find us lion feeding. Very lovely house and grounds and the hide at the waterhole just wonderful. Great meals and service – home to diet. Thanks. See you soon I hope.

    Jennie Price

    November 2016

  • To all of you!
    What a fantastic experience . We feel privileged to have the opportunity to sharer wonderful lodge and more importantly the unbelievable wildlife. Henrich, Samantha and Ashleigh- mucho gusto! Gordon and Sue – amazing to meet you and we appreciate all the effort you put into making this a magic experience.

    Ian and Colleen

    October 2016

  • Thanks to Sue and Gordon and their wonderful staff for three of the most exciting and special days. The Bush House is the kind of place that makes you sorry that you don’t live there. I only wish it were closer to California.

    Dr Les Kalman

    September 2016

  • Thank you for making our dream come true. We loved every second and felt thoroughly spolit. A piece of heaven, you clearly all worked very hard to create such a special, beautiful, comfortable and professional place. Nothing was too much trouble and we were looked after so well by all the staff.

    John & Vicki Beverley, East Yorkshire UK

    September 2016

  • Dear Bush House Owners & Staff,
    What a great stay. Straight off the plane and then into Jo’burg and then onto your wonderful establishment. Apart from the obvious game etc this place was a great introduction into the wonders of Southern Africa.
    Your staff and people are second to none and food /accommodation was A grade.
    If you do come to Australia look us up – Westminster in Sorrento ( that is Vic/ Aus)

    Jane & Phil

    August 2016

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