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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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Danie wrote a review Jan 2020
Pretoria, South Africa5 contributions1 helpful vote
This is the type of place you would expect an " African lodge" to be. Real comfort, real personal service, great views and yes, off course, great food! From the moment you arrive, you feel as if you are more than welcome to be there! No request is too much and all such is met with a smile. The room, bathroom, private garden, gowns and slippers, with proper towels, air-conditioning and fan just makes you want to stay longer. The game viewing was exceptional and very unexpected! Then there is the waterhole with its amazing hide: when last did you sit at eye level to an elephant's feet and at the same time having the trunk trying to smell who was watching it??? With a generally easy drive from OR Tambo-airport, I would expect this to be on many a first time visitor's MUST do list!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from Sjoe, Owner at The Bush House
Responded 07 Jan 2020
Thank you for your very kind review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Sitting in the hide watching the elephants watching you is quite an experience. We do look forward to welcoming you both back to the lodge.
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Beth Fay wrote a review Jan 2020
Richmond, Virginia93 contributions33 helpful votes
This is our third visit to Bush House together and my husband’s sixth. Sue and Gordon Morrison and staff do everything they can to make every visit special! Aside from proving every amenity you can imagine, they go above and beyond to ensure that every customer request is fulfilled completely. Before we got there for a three day Christmas visit, I asked Sue to help me plan a surprise Christmas gift for my husband. I wanted it to be very special and related to our visit. I gave her a price range and she came up with the perfect thing. She ordered it and had it there when we arrived. Next, I arrived with bad case of travelers diarrhea. The staff took care of me and made sure I had everything I needed. The cooks even made me a special dinner to cater to my messed up
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Date of stay: December 2019
Response from Sjoe, Owner at The Bush House
Responded 03 Jan 2020
thank you for your detailed feedback on your stay with us and for your very kind comments.We are thrilled that you both enjoyed you stay with us again. This mean a great deal. We all get enormous satisfaction in being able to give our guests what they are looking for and here's to another family visit soon.
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Gaby u. Peter wrote a review Dec 2019
1 contribution
We have been traveling to southern Africa for 25 years. And we never thought there would be a place that surpasses everything we've seen so far. But there is. And we were there. Thank you to everyone who made us an unforgettable week.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Response from Sjoe, Owner at The Bush House
Responded 22 Dec 2019
Thank you for your feedback. We all had so much fun with your visit and are over the moon you enjoyed your time with us. Looking forward to your visit in 2020.
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Daniel L wrote a review Dec 2019
Melbourne, Australia9 contributions
My fiancé and I just returned from four days at the Bush House and had the experience of a lifetime! There were so many things that made the trip special, but I’ll try and condense these into a few key items. The staff: from the cleaners to the safari guides, the staff could not have made us feel more at home. They went the extra mile every step of the way - I’ve never experienced such great service. The safaris: were absolutely incredible. The safari guides were masters at tracking down animals and there were times when we saw four of the big five in a single safari. They are also remarkably knowledgeable. The accomodation: was truly beautiful. The waterhole, located directly in front of The Bush House, lets you observe the animals in their natural environment 24/7. The
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Date of stay: December 2019
Response from Sjoe, Owner at The Bush House
Responded 20 Dec 2019
Thank you so very much for posting a review on your stay at the lodge. We are truly delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and appreciate your really kind comments.
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Merrin wrote a review Dec 2019
1 contribution
Thank you Sue and Gordon, Damian (Field Guide), Nadine, Patrick, Roxann and the behind the scenes staff whom we didn't meet, who made our visit such a memorable one. We loved the intimate atmosphere (max.12 guests), and the underground hide was a uniquely amazing experience. Accommodation, food and experiences and the company of other guests were rolled into a complete package at The Bush House. We'd love to return in the future, and experience it at a different time of the year. Ken and Merrin, Western Australia
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Date of stay: November 2019
Response from Sjoe, Owner at The Bush House
Responded 04 Dec 2019
Thank you very much for your feedback. It was so much fun having you with us and we are thrilled you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to your next visit and trust it will be 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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