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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  • 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

  • Fabulous experience, a spoil for our family and you met all our expectations and more. Thank you for making us enjoy the bush form a “6” star point of view. We will always have a quiet giggle when we see the zebras. Awesome memories and lovely friendships made.

    Alain, Pia & Domi

    August 2016

  • Thank you so much for the absolutely phenomenal stay and treatment here at The Bush House. We were treated like royalty and we had everything we could ask for. The game drives were stupendous- we saw all of the Big 5.

    Camden, Kevin & Julia USA

    July 2016

  • What a wonderful time we had. From seeing the magnificent 7, the friendly and hospitable staff, the hide, the warmth. A relaxing and charming place. Everyone went out of their way to make Adam’s birthday special – picnic in the garden with cake and balloons, dinner in the boma with a happy birthday performance. Gregg, our ranger, was excellent and so kind to our kids. We will definitely be back.

    Adam and Andrea Orlin JHB South Africa

    July 2016

  • Four incredible days- our sincere thanks to everyone for such a marvellous introduction to South Africa. We will definitely be back.

    Ana Espinoza- Panama / Mark Villeneuve – Canada (Montevideo Uruguay)

    June 2016

  • Thank you so much for a wonderful couple of days! Love all the attentive service and personal touches.

    Graham and David

    June 2016

  • The Bush House in undoubtedly our favourite family getaway by a country mile. It is always so sad to leave. We cannot thank Sue, Gordon and the staff enough for an absolutely fantastic weekend. We will be back!!!

    Rich, Sha, Cam and Just

    May 2016

  • We are privileged to have had the opportunity of sharing your very special paradise with you. Big thank you to The Bush House Team who looked after our every whim. Thanks.

    Dave & Marilyn Hugo Cape Town RSA

    May 2016

  • Dear Sue, We stayed at your place on 16th May - unfortunately just one night. Just a quick note to say that we thoroughly enjoyed our time there. Your staff are very nice and the Bush House is just magical. I can honestly say I shed a quiet tear when I left. Hope to be back one day. Thanks.

    Karen & Richard Mancienne, Seychelles

    April 2016

  • Dear Friends at Bush House, We had such wonderful experience. Thanks to the wonderful staff. We felt very much at home. We thoroughly loved the entire stay .We will surely pass along the word; encourage others to have the same exciting stay. Thank you again!

    Ted & Shauna Nielsen USA (Utah)

    April 2016

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