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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.

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#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)
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
Indoor play area for children
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
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Family
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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Essie Esterhuizen wrote a review Nov 2020
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In September 2020 we went for a 5-day break-away to The Bush House. As an amateur photographer the sightings were extra special. Our guide Patrick left no stone unturned to get us some memorable photo opportunities. The underground hide at the waterhole provides unique opportunities to photograph game at a different angle. The friendliness of the staff and their willingness to make your stay as comfortable as they can has to be commended. The food is superb and the rooms make for a truly African safari ambiance. Just a wonderful peaceful place to relax, and be close to nature. Congratulations to The Bush House family for a truly unique experience.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Sue Morrison, Owner at The Bush House
Responded 17 Nov 2020
We all so enjoy your visits and are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us again this year. Thank you so much for your very kind comments and the amazing videos that we have posted onto our YouTube section of the website. Your photographs always do us proud. Looking forward to the next time you stay with us.
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leeross2018 wrote a review Nov 2020
Cape Town, South Africa4 contributions
The bush house is an intimate bush holiday..max 12 guests and awesome friendly and sttentive staff. 5 star service and food but what took us back for the 2nd time this year is the excellent game viewing...not only on the game drives with the excellent guide Damian but also in their underground hide which provides close encounters with all the game...we got sprayed by eles about 1.5 m from us (see pic) and even saw black rhino at the hide. So no sleeping in between game drives as you are immersed in the life of a very active watering hole. You will not be disappointed at the bush house. Im going back as soonas possible.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Sue Morrison, Owner at The Bush House
Responded 02 Nov 2020
It was such a pleasure having you with us again. Sorry about being sprayed by the elephants but you must admit it is a great photo opportunity! Our waterhole is wonderfully busy and so glad you had a good time. Looking forward to your next visit.
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ColinStuKe wrote a review Oct 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa9 contributions1 helpful vote
The easiest review is a copy of the mail I sent to the owners. "Hi Sue, The four of us had a lovely break at your great lodge. Not good for you, but great for us that we were the only ones there (due to COVID-19 release, only allowing local travel). Nadine and her team really spoiled us all the time and we loved the celebration candlelight dinner on the lawn,dance and song they did for our dual 46th anniversaries. Patrick did an excellent job on the game drives, sensitive to reading the animal’s moods well, dealing effectively with questions from quite experienced animal and bird watchers. Our sightings were best ever, even better than Sabi Sands. We loved the lodge itself, our rooms were great and the public spaces were well used to vary our meals to best suit the weather and
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Sue Morrison, Owner at The Bush House
Responded 20 Oct 2020
We are all so thrilled that you so enjoyed your time with us and are delighted at your very kind feedback. The team is so happy to be able to host guests again as they are really proud of the service they offer. It goes without saying that we would love to have you and the families join us again when overseas travel is allowed.
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Hengelene K wrote a review Oct 2020
Pretoria, South Africa2 contributions
Wow, as photographers the hide is an absolute delight and it was exciting to see all the different species tight there from the comfort of the lush green garden. The staff are super friendly. Great getaway and you drive tar roads except for the last two kilometres into the reserve which is a great plus!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Sue Morrison, Owner at The Bush House
Responded 20 Oct 2020
Thank you for your kind feedback which we really appreciate. The hide is an amazing way to view wildlife so close and get different angles for photographing. Trust you got some amazing pictures.
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Della C wrote a review Oct 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa3 contributions
Love love love! Such a special place, we went in August and could not wait to return with our nieces in October. The staff are wonderful, the rangers are fantastic. The water hole and underground hide are very special, you get incredibly close to the animals. Not the last they have seen of us, we will definitely be back and highly recommend.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Sue Morrison, Owner at The Bush House
Responded 20 Oct 2020
Thank you so much for your support and visits to The Bush House. We all have so much fun and are delighted that you enjoy your time with us. Here's to the next time!
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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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