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The Bush House

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.

The Bush House Lodge

The Bush House is your home in Big Five country. Our informal style, intimate atmosphere and caring staff make you feel welcome, relaxed and part of our family.


Enjoy relaxing in the large shaded garden overlooking the best waterhole in Madikwe . Lounge at the pool while our staff take care of your every need . Enjoy a friendly game of cricket, rugby or soccer on the lawn . Two game drives are conducted daily under the expert care of our guide Sebastian or, take a walk through our private nature trail which is within the electrified boundaries of camp .
We have six en-suite rooms. Four of them have private verandahs where you can sit and contemplate the world, one over looks the garden and waterhole with another having the soothing sounds of water feature outside the sliding door.

The rooms are tastefully furnished with percale bed linen and fluffy towels. The rooms have air-conditioners and fans, hair driers, coffee and tea facilities. The bathrooms have separate baths and showers with a variety of toiletries. There is 220v electricity and cell phone signal should you really have to make any calls!
Our Chefs, create a wonderful culinary repertoire. Whether it is breakfast in the garden, high-tea packed with treats or a fire-lit dinner in the boma under the stars. We try as much as possible to accommodate all dietary requirements.

Beauty Salon
Let Ezelle pamper you with her wide range of products and treatments. While away the heat of the day in the salon being spoilt with a variety of treatments ranging from manicures and pedicures to facials and pampering body wraps.

Fauna and Flora

Surrounded by 75 000 hectares of malaria-free African sand veld, this luxury lodge is ideally positioned on the Groot Marico River in the heart of Madikwe Game Reserve. The experienced game rangers generously share their intimate knowledge of the bush as you venture on your many safari rides or game walks. Discover the mystery of the acacia bushveld, enjoy a myriad of bird life and experience the thrill of observing the majestic "Big Five" in their natural habitat.


Game drives are conducted through the year at optimum viewing times when game activity is generally at its peak, i.e. early morning and late afternoon into evening. The morning safari departs at sunrise, and the evening drives leaves late enough in the afternoon for guests to enjoy a bush sunset and the opportunity to view nocturnal animals after dark.

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The Bush House Rates:
- Winter Special

R 2 500 per person sharing per night
Valid: 01 May - 30 June 2019

- Last Minute Rates - 14 Days

R 2 835 per person sharing per night
Can only be booked within 14 days of stay
01 July - 31 December 2019

- Last Minute Rates - 30 Days

R 3 105 per person sharing per night
Can only be booked within 30 days of stay
01 July - 31 December 2019

- Advance Booking Rate

R 3 845 per person sharing per night
Stay 3 nights or more to get this rate
01 July - 31 December 2019

Rates include:
  • Accommodation
  • All meals ( Brunch, High Tea and Dinner )
  • Two game drives per daily
  • Teas & coffees
  • Complimentary Wifi

Rates exclude:

Items of a personal nature; Conservation levy; Meals, excursions, tours and transfers not mentioned in the above; Tips and gratuities.

Child Policy

  • Children 5 years and under will pay R 610 per night when sharing with parents.
  • Children aged 6 – 11 years sharing with parents pay 50% of the adult rate.
  • Children aged 12 years and older will pay the full adult rate.
  • Children under six years of age are not permitted on adult game drives unless the lodge is booked out exclusively.
  • “Kiddies Bumble” offered after breakfast each day for the small children at no extra charge.
  • Baby sitting facilities are available on request. Please try and pre book.

Conservation fee

Excludes a Madikwe game Reserve fee of R 180.00 per person per stay and
a conservation fee of R 150.00 per adult per night .
For guests flying in, the gate fees are R 240.00 per adult per stay and R 150.00 per child per stay. (Subject to change)

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