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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.


#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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Steve H wrote a review Feb 2020
Minneapolis, Minnesota6 contributions
We just finished our 4th trip to the Bush House. We love the staff, the lodging, the beautiful setting, and most of all...a wonderful guide named Patrick. Patrick was born near Madikwe and went to boarding school in the reserve. He knows the entire area very well. He understands and respects the animals. He can predict their movements and always positions the vehicle to be in the middle of the action. And boy...were we in the middle of the action with so many close up elephant sightings...and ringside seats to 2 prides of lions fighting over territory. Kudos to the Bush House and to Patrick.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Response from Sjoe, Owner at The Bush House
Responded 06 Feb 2020
Thank you , as always, for your wonderful support. We love having you with us and for always introducing your friends to The Bush House. Thrilled at the sightings you all enjoyed.
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Werrataler wrote a review Feb 2020
Meiningen, Germany19 contributions22 helpful votes
What a wonderful place! What wonderful people! What a great nature! What a breathtaking holiday! We are returning guests since a couple of years, always missing Bush House from the moment we leave Wonderboom Gate ....and happy to come back and feel like home again. This time we had awesome sighthings during the game Drives and in the hide or at the waterhole lane. All Game Drives with our ranger Patrick were amazing. His big knowledge, his sense of humor , his respect in case of tracking animals and listen to all voices in the bush - it was so wonderful to have this experiences again. We say Thank You to all the people in TBH - again and again. Thanks for another great stay -- based on a wonderful hospitality -- we felt us like in heaven or paradise :-) Wishing you all a
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from Sjoe, Owner at The Bush House
Responded 05 Feb 2020
Thank you so very much for your wonderful feedback. Having you with us each time is such a pleasure and we are delighted your enjoy Patrick as your guide. Born and bred in the Madikwe area he takes huge pride and care in his guiding. We all so looking forward to your next visit later in the year
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GrahamHambly wrote a review Jan 2020
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This was our first trip to a game reserve and it was everything we had hoped for. Despite a first day of rain it did not dampen our enjoyment. Everyone looked after us so well and we enjoyed every part of our visit - dinner served at the waterhole was a particular treat!
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Date of stay: January 2020
Response from Sjoe, Owner at The Bush House
Responded 28 Jan 2020
So happy that you enjoyed your time with us and you even brought us much needed rain!Thank you for your kind feedback.
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SusanNH1900 wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
First time on safari in South Africa and we couldn't have picked a better place than the Bush House! The staff are incredibly friendly and made us feel very welcome. The guides are very knowledgeable - our guide Patrick found lion on the very first day! The place is small, only six rooms, so the game drives aren't overcrowded and we became fast friends with our fellow guests. The hide by the watering hole on the property is unique. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: January 2020
Response from Sjoe, Owner at The Bush House
Responded 25 Jan 2020
It was such a pleasure having you both in camp with us and we are so happy that your first South African safari was a hit. The team are thrilled that you enjoyed you stay with us.
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Steffen W wrote a review Jan 2020
4 contributions
We've been in the Bush House for four days and we enjoyed every second. First of all the incredible game drives with Damian and Patrick. We would have never thought that we could experience such a lot of animals with perfect explanations of the guides. Especially Patrick found the way in our hearts and the animals too. It was unbelievable and so touching. Also the other staff, in particular Chantè, Roxanne and the lovely girls in the kitchen, made us feel like at home. The farm and the garden are lovely, the room was very comfortable and spacey, everything was perfect. Even when you are at the accommodation you can watch the animals at the waterhole from the garden or the hideaway. We can highly recommend this location to everybody, who is looking for a great experience.
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Date of stay: October 2019
Response from Sjoe, Owner at The Bush House
Responded 21 Jan 2020
We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us. Our guides care passionately about what they do and we are so pleased you got to share this during your stay .Thank you for your feedback which we really appreciate.
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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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