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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  • Couldn’t have imagined a more breathtaking magical experience. The house, food and hospitality met every expectation. Thank you all for a terrific lifetime memory. With special thanks to Audrey, Carine and Gregg

    Tracy & Shane

    June 2015

  • Thanks to every single one of you for the “home away from home” weekend. We had the most relaxing, wonderful time and it’s all due to the friendly, warm, professional service and attitude of the entire staff….and thanks for my 60th Surprise. Much appreciated.

    Best wishes, Ingrid & Assa Johannesburg

    June 2015

  • The best service we have ever experienced. Staff was wonderful. Food excellent. If heaven is like this we are coming.
    We will be back.

    With love Dennis & Nellie Lottman USA

    May 2015

  • WOW!WOW!WOW!Amazing way to start our South African safari Holiday! Audrey and Minky are ever so delightful. Our guide Tsolo is quite wonderful as well. The Hide is perfect for watching the animals up close and at a different perspective. Thank you so much Sue and Gordon for a fantastic place! Namasté.

    Kathie & Larry Alaska

    May 2015

  • We had a fantastic time! The accommodation and food were delightful, the ambience is relaxing and attentive…and the animals!! WOW!! This was more than we could possibly have imagined. Thanks so much for such a fantastic experience.

    Rich & Ruby Pleva – IOWA USA

    April 2015

  • A fantastic visit to one of South Africa’s hidden gems. The service is phenomenal and all the staff are welcoming, warm and attentive. We will definitely be back for the view, relaxation and delicious food!
    Until next time.

    Claire & Chad South Africa

    April 2015

  • We have had the most magical experience. Thank you for the very special time you gave us Your warmth, professionalism and care shown by all the Bush house family will be remembered. I hope we can return again when we have saved a few pennies! Adieu!
    With grateful thanks and best wishes to all at Bush House!

    Tricia Lancaster & Andrew Rawlinson Australia

    March 2015

  • What an amazing, spectacular, warm, caring and fantastic first time experience in Africa!!
    Blown away by both the special care, the beautiful lodge, the amazing wildlife and the privilege of the hide. A very grateful warm thank you to our generous hosts and the staff.


    Els Netherlands
    March 2015

  • Dear “Team” of the Bush House thanks a lot for a great adventure at this beautiful location.
    Has been utmost exciting and your hospitality is the best I have ever seen. All the best to you
    And hope to see you again in the near future.


    Chrissie & Stefan
    February 2015

  • Dear All at The Bush House,Thank you for 4 amazing days. Our goal was Big 5 and we have really felt part of the family here and would love to come back.Once again thanks


    Dorit, Maja and Steen - Niva Denmark
    February 2015

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