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.
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.
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…
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!
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.