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The Bush House

| 5 Excellent 10 reviews
 Sleeps 13
Response Rate: 100%
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Type: Lodge

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. 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.

Set in the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, it’s your home in Big 5 country. We have five en-suite rooms each tastefully furnished and equipped with air-conditioning, fans, hairdryers, coffee and tea facilities and percale linen. The en-suite bathrooms have separate showers and baths and have toiletries supplied.

Our chefs create a wonderful culinary repertoire whether it is breakfast in the garden, afternoon tea packed with treats or a fire lit dinner in the boma. Relax in the shaded garden overlooking the best waterhole in Madikwe or lounge at the pool watching the game come and drink.

Experience our new underground hide. View all the animals and birds coming to drink up close from the safety of the hide. Take photographs you would never believe possible.

There are two game drives daily conducted under the expertise of our fully qualified field guides. That’s why people come back to The Bush House, again and again. For most of our guests it’s just like that, like coming home - even for the first time.

Make the Bush House your home away from home.


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises


  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
  • AA Highly Recommended
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

For bookings made well in advance a 50% deposit must be paid immediately to confirm the booking. Full balance payable 30 days prior to stay.

Bookings made less than 30 days prior to stay full payment must be made to confirm the booking. Credit cards accepted. Regret no cheques.

From 01 May 2011 Madikwe’s entrance fees will become a daily rate, not the once-off rate it currently is. The rate, however, remains R50.00.

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Guest Reviews

carole morrison, united kingdom
March 2011
The Bush House and gardens are beautiful and we had a wonderful stay. It was magical sitting watching the animals at the waterhole and I will never forget lying in bed and listening to the roar of a lion. The meals were superb and the staff excellent, friendly and attentive with a great eye for detail. The game drives were fantastic and exciting, thanks to our guide, Jacques, who is so enthusiasti... Read more
danielle hayman, south africa
July 2009
- accommodation was fabulous, service friendly, wonderful field guide (thanks Stefan!). We would recommend The Bush House to our friends should they want to visit Madikwe.
james guida, united states of america
June 2009
Outstanding in every way. Wish we could have stayed longer
sheila fitchet, south africa
February 2009
We had an exceptionally good time.Everyone was very helpful and friendly.The game drives were superb- had some really exciting moments and learnt a lot about the area, the animals, birds ,snakes etc. We were well looked after.Will go back again .
anonymous, germany
December 2008
What a fantastic 3 days we spent at the Bush House. An experience not to be missed especially if you need to be spoiled. Thank you goes to the Bush House team that made Marion and my stay a memorable one. I am going back in 2009 that is for sure, God willing.Herman Groenewald.

The Bush House location

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The Bush House is 17.1km from the centre of Madikwe Game Reserve , the nearest airport 36.3km (Sir Seretse Khama International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
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