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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  • This is our second safari here and each time it just gets better. Michael, Gregg, Nicola and Roxan have been exceptionally kind and caring. Sue and Gordon are also amazingly kind and funny...

    Ellie xx

    August, 2018

  • We had an amazing time here. The staff was wonderful. We saw the Magnificent Seven! Thank you for all you did to make our 15th Anniversary special. 

    Michele & Kevin - Ohio, USA

    August, 2018

  • Our stay here exceeded all expectations! Gregg thank you for finding all 5 and going out of your way to do so! Food was outstanding, service incredible and the tables beautiful for every meal. Every detail accounted for. See you soon.

    With love Rosa, Sam & Lisa

    July, 2018

  • The best service I've experienced in my life!! Thank you Bush House staff!! What a way to spend my 50th Birthday. I was treated all weekend. We will be back to look for a leopard...

    Frans, Ria, Ruan, Karla & Jacques Prinsloo. Nedine Viljoen

    July, 2018

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