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Game drives are conducted through out the year at optimum viewing times when game activity is generally at its peak, i.e. early morning and late afternoon into evening. The morning safari departs at sunrise, and the evening drive leaves late enough in the afternoon for guests to enjoy a bush sunset and the opportunity to view nocturnal animals after dark. The spectacular southern night skies, especially vivid during the winter months, provide guests with stunning views of famous constellations such as the Southern Cross, Orion in summer and Scorpio in the clear winter evenings.

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Our Summers are traditionally very hot and wet with Winter being dry and cold. Hats and sun block are an absolute must as are sweatshirts and jerseys. The varying layers of all of these are dependent on the time of the year!

 

Seasons differ vastly in the African bushveld, but no one season can be rated above another, for each has its own unique appeal. Spring (September) and Autumn (April) are very short seasons and usually provide milder weather conditions and subtle changes in vegetation. Summer (October to March) tends to be hot, but the bush looks wonderfully green and lush.

 

Many mammals produce their offspring in the height of summer (December/January) and the youngsters are a special treat on safaris. Winter (May to August) brings with it drier, more temperate weather condition and the bush takes on a stark but beautiful appearance. At any time of year, your encounters with the wild at The Bush House will be very special and memorable.

 

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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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