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... at the boma, out under the trees, and in the formal dining room. This was the second stay at the Bush House for part of...
... at the Bush house with family. Everything was perfect. Bedrooms lovely with all necessary items. So many places to relax!...
... an upgrade to 2 single rooms, even though we booked a twin room to share. Waterhole on the estate provides constant viewing...

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haptotravel wrote a review Nov 2021
Zurich, Switzerland1 contribution
We recently held a family reunion at the Bush House. Sue, the owner, worked with us to block all the rooms so it felt like our own private lodge. The game viewing was fantastic, especially at the underground hide. I've never been so close to elephant before. It was truly a spiritual experience.

The service level was very high, both during our stay and before we arrived. Sue went out of her way to answer all our questions and accommodate our every request. We have one family member who is diabetic and Sue even offered to make desserts with Xylitol if that would be helpful!

The onsite staff can't be praised highly enough. Rebecca, Janne, Patrick, Chef, Minky, and the rest of the team were truly there for us 110%, bringing smiles and joy to us each and every day. The food was excellent and we had some very special evenings with dinners at the boma, out under the trees, and in the formal dining room.

This was the second stay at the Bush House for part of our group who also visited in 2007. In addition to the addition of the very unique underground hide, the facilities are significantly improved - there is now a very nice pool and gym for guest use. All of the rooms are very comfortable and well appointed.

Madikwe itself has wonderful game viewing opportunities, and Patrick somehow conjured up anything we asked for. We saw the Magnificent Seven too many times to count, and many fantastic, VERY close up sightings of things which are normally very rare to see, especially Wild Dog. Our most unique sighting during a game drive was probably when we happened upon a burrow with three very young Black Backed Jackal pups, something I never thought I'd see.

What a wonderful family experience for us. Memories to last a lifetime. Thank you to Sue and all the staff! Until our next visit, from the bottom of our hearts, you have our deepest gratitude.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Sue Morrison, Owner at The Bush House
Responded 09 Nov 2021
Thank you for your feedback and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your time at the lodge. It gives the team great pleasure to be able to tailor- make your stay so that everyone can relax and enjoy their holiday time together. We were truly privileged having you all with us.
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Selma P wrote a review Oct 2021
Pretoria, South Africa34 contributions9 helpful votes
We had a fabulous 5 days at the Bush house with family.
Everything was perfect. Bedrooms lovely with all necessary items.
So many places to relax! Lounge, stoep, pool, dam.. etc.
Our two lovely ladies, Janné and Rebecca were so sweet and helpful! Nothing was ever too much! Every supper was at a different place. Always a surprise.
The food was always excellent!
Patrick was an excellent game ranger and always smiling and helpful.
I can not complain about anything. Everything was perfect!
Thank you for a lovely time!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Sue Morrison, Owner at The Bush House
Responded 21 Oct 2021
We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. The whole team had such fun with your visit and we really hope that good family memories were made. Thank you for the amazing video.
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Inspire89014 wrote a review Apr 2021
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Great experience, beyond expectations. Very nice staff, lovely rooms, excellent food.
We got an upgrade to 2 single rooms, even though we booked a twin room to share.
Waterhole on the estate provides constant viewing of animals, making it a great place for the whole family - elderly or small children.
Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: March 2021
Room Tip: all rooms look great
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Response from Sue Morrison, Owner at The Bush House
Responded 08 Apr 2021
Thank you very much for your kind feedback on your recent stay. So pleased that you enjoyed your time with us.
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Pranjal D wrote a review Apr 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa5 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed at The Bush House during the Easter weekend and what an amazing time we had!

I travelled here with my wife and 7 year old son and couldn’t have asked for a better "family friendly lodge" in all of Madikwe. I had started getting good vibes about the place when I was communicating with Sue to secure my booking at the lodge. Just a day before, I was about to travel, something prompted me to check the weather at Madikwe and the forecast was horrific. It was showing the heavy showers for next 3 days. My 1st reaction was how will we able to spot the animals in that kind of weather and since it was too late to change the booking, whether The Bush House team will agree to change the booking dates. I messaged Sue and she was extremely kind enough to postpone our travel dates without charging us extra money for changing the dates at the 11th hour. Came Easter, 2021 long weekend and we started our road trip to the Madikwe game reserve from Johannesburg. I have to mention here, the road to reach the reserve and in particular, to reach The Bush House is very good (Unlike some other major game reserves in SA, including Sabi Sands). We reached The Bush House an hour before our check in time of 1400 hrs but we still got our room without any delay. Lizelle, the lodge manager was very welcoming and briefed us about the daily schedule, as is the norm at all the game reserves. The reason we chose The Bush House for this trip was because it’s family friendly and they have an underground hide overlooking the MOST ACTIVE WATERHOLE, I have ever seen in any of the umpteen game reserves I have been to. Lizelle wasn’t even finished briefing us about the daily schedule and came the herd (Or memory 😊) of 25+ elephants to quench their thirst at the waterhole. We sprinted towards the underground hide and got some really amazing shots of elephants and zebras from there. I have to admit this hide gives a whole new dimension to the animal viewing. One has to see it to believe it. The hide is so well managed by The Bush House team. It has got everything one needs – A fridge stocked up with drinks and water, insect repellent, bean bags for cameras, lights, flash light, carpeted floor, chairs and a screen to close if one ever feels threatened by any of the wild animals. At one point the elephants and warthogs came so close to us that we could have actually stretched our hands and touched them. That’s how amazing this hide is.

The families with children are especially going to enjoy the place as it has got so much stuff for kids to play. Right from the board games to cards to cricket to football to rugby to what not. The availability of all this stuff for kids takes a lot of burden away from the parents, as the kids can keep themselves busy for hours. The garden is big enough for the kids to play cricket or soccer and we made it a point to have at least a couple of games of cricket every afternoon. Also, since the lodge is fenced, the parents can leave their kids in the garden without worrying about their safety.

Now coming to the game viewing. The game viewing is simply breathtaking at Madikwe. Apart from the regulars like lions, rhinos, buffalos, hyenas, jackals, giraffes, elephants and the antelopes, we managed to see the cheetahs and the wild dogs as well. Seeing the wild dogs killing an impala was amazing. Our ranger Patrick was very knowledgeable and ensured we got to see as much varied wildlife as possible. The reserve in itself did not seem crowded which took the game viewing experience to the next level (Possibly, the lesser number of visitors was because of the COVID pandemic).

The food at the lodge was really nice and Lizelle was very careful in ensuring all our dietary requirements are met. We never had to remind her once about our dietary requirements. She ensured we get what we had requested for. Also one thing which really stood out about Lizelle was that she addressed every child with her/ his name which, in my opinion, gives a very nice personal touch to the entire customer service experience. Keep it up Lizelle!

Apparently, the lodge has a private nature trail which we unfortunately couldn't do due to the lack of time but hopefully will do it the next time.

Last but far from the least, The Bush House gave me a huge surprise by arranging a birthday cake for me during one of the game drives. We took a break for the sundowners during our afternoon safari and Patrick (Our game ranger) had brought a nice chocolate cake for me. Celebrating the birthday in the African jungle in the midst of sprinting impalas and giraffes looking at us behind the tall trees was an unforgettable experience. A BIG thank you to The Bush House team for making my birthday so memorable. I would definitely like to visit this place again. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Room Tip: Should ask for a waterhole facing room
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Response from Sue Morrison, Owner at The Bush House
Responded 07 Apr 2021
We are extremely grateful for your detailed and very thorough feedback on your recent stay at The Bush House. This means a great deal to us and we are , above all else, thrilled that you and the family enjoyed your time with us. Madikwe offers incredible sightings and all the animals seen at the lodge waterhole round off the experience. Our underground hide is our pride and joy for what it offers all visitors irrespective of photographic skill. Our small team is hugely proud of what we do and we all look forward to your next visit.
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Davne Ritchken wrote a review Dec 2020
Johannesburg1 contribution
Just returned from my fourth stay at The Bush House. Being a malaria free area so no need for prophylaxes and only about a four hour drive it is very uncomplicated to be there. It is indeed so welcoming and one is made to feel like an honoured guest by the warm, friendly, helpful staff for whom nothing is too much trouble. The room was well appointed and with the bathroom, had all the little niceties to ensure your comfort.
Food was delicious and my grandchildren were able to choose their favourites from the Children's menu.
Damian, our guide, was extremely knowledgeable, patiently explaining the special features of the bush and even went to the trouble of providing a small stepladder to make getting into and out of the game-viewing vehicle easy. He also went to a great deal of trouble to make sure we had very special sightings.
I will definitely be back!
Thank you Sue and the team
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Sue Morrison, Owner at The Bush House
Responded 24 Dec 2020
It is always such a joy having you with us and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your very kind feedback and for choosing us as your treat for the family . Looking forward to your next visit.
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