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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.
A note from The Bush House
Updated 20/08/10 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#4 of 23 Speciality lodging in Madikwe Game Reserve
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)
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
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
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Mossy wrote a review Jan 2021
Sydney, Australia28 contributions14 helpful votes
I added a two-night stay to the Bush House over New Years with a group of friends - what a better way to avoid the Covid pandemic than hiding away in the bush! As always, the service at the Bush House was top notch with the team remaining as friendly as always. Damien provided great guiding, with the highlights including a leopard roaming in the second morning, proceeded quickly by a lioness and her adolescent cubs.
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Date of stay: January 2021
Response from Sue Morrison, Owner at The Bush House
Responded 13 Jan 2021
We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and it is always so much fun having you in camp with us. Thank you for your kind comments. The sightings one gets in Madikwe really are very precious and memorable. Here's 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
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Date of stay: December 2020
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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Ang D wrote a review Dec 2020
2 contributions
This place is amazing! We saw so many animals on the game drives and got incredible photos. The staff was wonderful! I highly recommend The Bush House especially if you want to see it all. Such a magical place.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Response from Sue Morrison, Owner at The Bush House
Responded 20 Dec 2020
Thank you for your feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us.
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Veronica Baker wrote a review Dec 2020
1 contribution
Spent 4 wonderful days at the Bush House with our nearest and dearest. This place never fails to impress, a real home away from home in beautiful Madikwe. The Bush house family always make us feel so spoilt and thank you to Sue and Gordon for allowing us to have the whole lodge for our holiday. A real MUST on your list of bush destinations!!
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Date of stay: December 2020
Response from Sue Morrison, Owner at The Bush House
Responded 19 Dec 2020
It is always such a pleasure having you with us and just as much so with this family visit. The sound of children playing in the garden is one of the best. Thank you very much for your kind feedback and we look forward to your stay in March.
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Constant Weyer wrote a review Dec 2020
6 contributions
I couldn’t have picked a better place to take my lovely wife on our belated 15th anniversary! From the moment I made the booking until we left in the pouring rain, the staff carried us on their hands! The food was so delicious and even more importantly, I didn’t leave the table still wanting more. They even had my favourite non-alcoholic beer in stock and a bottle of non-alcoholic bubbly waited in our room after one afternoon game drive! Now to the reason for which we al go to Madikwe- the game drives! Our guide was truly that! Damian’s wide knowledge of, not only the flashy ‘Big 5’ and other popular animals, but also the vast bird life as well as flora, was clearly identified and even explained! We ended up ticking off 73 birds on our new bird app! My first time in the
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Date of stay: December 2020
Response from Sue Morrison, Owner at The Bush House
Responded 15 Dec 2020
We are over the moon that you enjoyed your time at the lodge and thank you for choosing us to celebrate your special occasion. The team is super proud of the service and attention to detail that they offer and really appreciate your kind feedback. Here's to your next stay!
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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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