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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 sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised 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.

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#4 of 23 Speciality lodging in Madikwe Game Reserve
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Travellers' Choice
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)
Pool
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
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
Housekeeping
Safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Good to know
HOTEL CLASS
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Great View
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans

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Wonderboom Gate, Madikwe Game Reserve 2740 South Africa
Getting there
Sir Seretse Khama Intl Airport35 kmSee all flights
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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
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Date of stay: April 2021
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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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Clay B wrote a review Apr 2021
Gaithersburg, Maryland6 contributions1 helpful vote
This hotel exceeded our expectations. Our food and guide were exceptional as was all the staff here. I recommend this lodge highly to those with small children wanting to see wild African animals such as cheetah, lion, cape buffalo, giraffe, and elephant.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Sue Morrison, Owner at The Bush House
Responded 06 Apr 2021
Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you all enjoyed your stay with us and had such amazing sightings.
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Carolina van heerden wrote a review Mar 2021
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What a wonderful place to stay specially the waterhole infront of the lodge with all the animals visiting the hole. The amazing food and their staff are incredible. Enjoy the game drives and will be back again thank you.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from Sue Morrison, Owner at The Bush House
Responded 22 Mar 2021
Thank you for your very kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us. The waterhole never ceases to provide great sightings .
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Dennis F wrote a review Jan 2021
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What a wonderful stay we had at the Bush House, from the friendly staff to the amazing meals and don’t forget the elephants at the waterhole. In only 2 game drives we saw the whole big 5 and came 1 short of seeing the magnificent 7, well there is always next time. We will be coming back again and again. An experience of a life time.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Response from Sue Morrison, Owner at The Bush House
Responded 01 Feb 2021
It was a pleasure having you with us and are so happy that you had a wonderful stay. Your sightings were amazing and we are delighted you experienced the elephants at the waterhole. Looking forward to your next visit.
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HeleninBeirut wrote a review Jan 2021
Beirut13 contributions11 helpful votes
I don't know where to start - the beautiful setting, the fantastic guide, the thoughtful touches when we arrived and during our stay, the waterhole with so many animals, the underground hide, it was all really amazing. I've been on many safaris so I didn't come with a checklist, but it was still pretty incredible to see the big 5 and cheetah on one weekend. Our guide Damien was so knowledgeable and patient and I honestly can't think of a better guide. I'm running out of superlatives, and am planning to come again soon.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Response from Sue Morrison, Owner at The Bush House
Responded 01 Feb 2021
We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us - we really appreciate superlatives! So pleased you enjoyed your drives with Damian and had such great sightings. See you soon.
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PRICE RANGE
US$483 - US$725 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaNorth-West ProvinceMadikwe Game Reserve
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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