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Wonderboom Gate, Madikwe Game Reserve 2740 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 20/08/10 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/08/10 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#8 of 23 Speciality lodging in Madikwe Game Reserve
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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Indoor play area for children
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans


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Wonderboom Gate, Madikwe Game Reserve 2740 South Africa
Getting there
Lanseria Airport219 kmSee all flights
Sir Seretse Khama Intl Airport35 kmSee all flights
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StooDee wrote a review Mar 2020
Lincslad129 contributions54 helpful votes
We had planned this trip meticulously for my sister's "special" birthday, and she and Sue had been in constant touch by email re dates, directions, rooms, etc. to ensure a perfect visit. While still checking in, we were treated to the unexpected and breathtaking sight of giraffe soon joined by several species of wild animal coming to drink at the waterhole! We had four Game Drives with Damien, and they were amazing; he had a comprehensive knowledge of not only the game but also the birds. We could not have asked for more. The underground hide was a real thrill, allowing us, a short stroll from our rooms, to get up so close and personal with the wild animals, an arm's length away. The food was delicious and beautifully presented with colourful African print table cloths and
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Date of stay: March 2020
Response from Sjoe, Owner at The Bush House
Responded 31 Mar 2020
Thank you for your lovely review for which we are most appreciative. The team is delighted to have had you all with us and are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. It was loads of fun having you in camp with us. Take good care of yourselves.
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LuBear69 wrote a review Mar 2020
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With much excitement we returned to The Bush House for a wonderful 3-night stay! We were just as amazed as the last time we visited. The warm welcome, and the hospitable and kind service provided by all the staff was once again heartfelt. The garden is stunning and the array of bird life living and/or visiting there is really something out of a fairy tale story. My mom spent most her time in the tranquil garden mesmerised by the abundant wildlife that visits the lodge's waterhole. The waterhole is so close to the garden it feels like you are actually in the bushveld with the animals. Elephants, impalas, wildebeest, giraffes, kudus, zebras, and many more all come to quench their thirst at the waterhole leading to spectacular panoramas of what the South African bushveld has to
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Date of stay: March 2020
Response from Sjoe, Owner at The Bush House
Responded 24 Mar 2020
The team loves having return guests in camp and it was such a delight to have you both with us again. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and as your photos show you have had some wonderful sightings. Thank you for guarding our three precious goslings and we hope your next visit wont be too far away.
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Rossi wrote a review Mar 2020
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This was our first visit to Madikwe and the Bush House. In all it was wonderful. They have a great team who looked after our every need. The accommodation, gardens and food were all excellent and we look forward to coming back again in the future.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Response from Sjoe, Owner at The Bush House
Responded 13 Mar 2020
Thank you for your feedback and we are all delighted that you enjoyed your time with us.We appreciate your email and the update on the rest of your trip.Safe Travels.
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Mirika B wrote a review Mar 2020
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The Bush House was our fist visit to a safari, and boy oh boy was it great. The property is probably the best part, with the underground hide and at the waterhole which were the cherry on top - they enabled us to see animals up close even when we weren't on the game drives. The room was absolutist wonderful with all kinds of "safari-chic" decorations , the staff was very warm and welcoming, although I mush say that during our stay Sue and Gordon where away, so I didn't get to meet them in person, but even chatting with them on email was very easy and welcoming. The game drives were really great, and our ranger took the time to find the best of the best in Madikwe,
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Date of stay: February 2020
Response from Sjoe, Owner at The Bush House
Responded 03 Mar 2020
We are so happy that your first safari experience was with us and are thrilled that you enjoyed your time at The Bush House. Sorry that we did not get to meet you face to face but really appreciate your feedback.
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Henrik W wrote a review Feb 2020
Gothenburg, Sweden33 contributions3 helpful votes
Our first visit to The Bush House on recommendations from friends. And what we thought might be a once in a lifetime thing quickly turned into us making plans for our next visit in the van to the airport upon departure. Sue and Gordon has created a lodge like no other in beautiful and very importantly, not crowded, Madikwe game reserve. The warmth and hospitality from check-in to departure by the owners and amazingly attentive staff is second to none. Meals, from pre game drive snack to dinner were plentyfull and exquisite and the wine selection intriguing to these two aficionados. The property, with everything from the underground hide at the waterhole to pool area, beautiful lounges and dining tables set up in the garden within view of the waterhole while water buffalos
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Date of stay: February 2020
Response from Sjoe, Owner at The Bush House
Responded 25 Feb 2020
Thank you very much for your feedback on your recent stay at The Bush House. The team is so happy that you both enjoyed your stay and even happier that we will get to see you again for a longer stay. See you soon!
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US$483 - US$725 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaNorth-West ProvinceMadikwe Game Reserve
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