Underground Hide


The hide at The Bush House is the first and original underground hide built in Madikwe. Spending time in the hide is an incredibly exciting way to view all species of animals and birds as they come to drink at the edge of the floodlit waterhole.

Photographic opportunities are endless, irrespective of whether you are using your phone’s camera, state of the art equipment or something in-between.

You may have the awe-inspiring opportunity to watch as elephants pass by close enough to touch, to watch them drink at an arm’s length away or to be splashed by a mischievous youngster.

The roof of the hide is just above ground level and is reinforced to carry the weight of any elephant that may wander across the top.

The Underground Hide is accessed from a path within the lodge garden, or from the swimming pool, so guests can safely walk along the walkway and into the tunnel without being seen by the animals, and in complete safety.

The front of the hide has an expanded metal grid which stays completely open and out of sight but can be quickly dropped if anyone is feeling nervous.

The pathways, tunnel and hide are all lit at night so are available for guest use 24 hours a day. There is a ramp to assist with ease of access and there is no charge for use of the hide.

Small and large bean bags are available for guest use in camp.


Underground Hide Gallery