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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 trouble to make sure we had very special sightings.
I will definitely be back!
Thank you Sue and the team

Date of stay: December 2020
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Sue Morrison, Owner at The Bush House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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.

Date of stay: December 2020
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Sue Morrison, Owner at The Bush House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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!!

Date of stay: December 2020
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Sue Morrison, Owner at The Bush House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 14 December 2020 via mobile

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 underground hide delivered a magnitude of photos. All from an angle I’ve never experienced before!

Even with all the Covid-19 uncertainty, we never felt exposed! Regular screening, sanitising and social distancing maintained! All done in such a way that you didn’t feel harassed or even that you missed out on something because of these extra, but necessary steps!

I most definitely won’t wait another 15 years to go again!!! Truly our “Home away from home”! Next time the kids go with! More than enough to do to keep them occupied!

Date of stay: December 2020
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank constantw187
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Sue Morrison, Owner at The Bush House, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 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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Reviewed 16 November 2020

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.

Date of stay: September 2020
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Sue Morrison, Owner at The Bush House, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 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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