The Bush House
Bush House is found in the malaria free Big Five Madikwe Game Reserve.
A home away from home, somewhere special, a place to kick off your shoes, unwind and head on down to the waterhole to relax with a drink in hand.
One of the original farmhouses in the area the Bush House has grown into a home in the bush- an informal lodge that wants guests to feel part of the family.
Dinners in the Boma under black inky skies with the stars for lights are truly special. Scrumptious meals and delicious South African wines are all part of being at home; where you lose track of time and the loudest noise is the sound of crickets.
Our garden is filled with colourful trees and creepers. The rolling green grass is the perfect vantage point to watch the birds, see what is coming to the waterhole or relax in the shade with a book.
We welcome children at the Lodge and on Game drives at the discretion of our guide. We take children for their own special game drive if they are too young to accompany adults.
An exciting new addition is an underground hide that borders on the very edge of the waterhole. A water point is located close to the front opening. There are spectacular views of animals and birds incredibly close up- either drinking or walking right past.
Spoil yourself in a candlelit bath with bubbles or sit in the Lodge's garden watching the abundant birdlife. Between game drives the day belongs solely to you. Reading a book or lounging at the rock pool often leads to closing of eyes and delicious cat naps.
Watching the sun rise over the hills lifts the spirits for the day and ending your evening, after dinner, sitting at the floodlit waterhole is the ultimate lullaby before bed.
Let our Home become your Home in the Bush. We look forward to seeing you and welcoming you to the family. Come as a guest leave as a friend.
- Six en-suite bedrooms
- 3 King rooms, 3 Twin rooms
- Coffee and tea station, hairdryer, aircon, fan And toiletries.
- Bathrooms have a separate bath and shower
- Lounge and bar
- Reading area
- TV area (Full DStv bouquet)
- Curio Shop
- Swimming pool
- Rolling lawns and shady trees
- Internet facilities available
- Camp is fully protected with an electrified fence
Flights into Madikwe Game Reserve (using Federal Air) can be arranged. Travelling time is approximately one hour from Johannesburg to the Reserve depending on whether there is a Sun City stopover.
Road Transfer to Madikwe can be arranged.Travelling time is approximately three and a half hours from Johannesburg.
Hire cars are another option that guests can use.
Hats and sunblock are a must. Long sleeved shirts and blouses are advised. Suggest that closed shoes/trainers are brought if guests would like to do the walk around camp. Warm tops and jackets are usually needed in the cooler months of May to August.
All chronic medication and allergy remedies must be brought by the guest as the closest chemist is 100kms away.
Please advise the Lodge of any dietary requirements or special occasions that are being celebrated.
We accept Master, Visa, Diners and American Express credit cards. Rand Traveller Cheques are accepted. Regret no personal cheques accepted.
Rated by Portfolio Collection and Greenwood Guides.
- Awards & Accreditations As Claimed By The Establishment
- AA Associate
- Tourism Grading - 4 Stars
- air conditioner (all units)
- airport transfers
- babysitting service
- bar/cocktail lounge
- big game onsite
- DSTV in communal area
- electronic safe
- game drives onsite
- internet facilities
- laundry facilities onsite
- nature trail onsite
- outdoor pool
- parking all onsite
- tea / coffee making facilities
- wi-fi / hotspot