Travelling time from Gauteng to the Lodge is approximately a 4 hour drive.
Federal Air Flights directly into Madikwe Game Reserve can be arranged on request.
6 en-suite bedrooms (4 rooms have private verandas)
All rooms form part of the main lodge.
The Bush House can be booked exclusively or each room booked individually.
ABOUT THE BUSH HOUSE
The Bush House is your home away from home in Big Five country. The informal style, warm & intimate atmosphere, caring & friendly staff make you feel welcome, relaxed and part of the family. The Bush House is not your typical Game lodge. Set in the malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve. The Bush House is a 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 does not have to be booked out exclusively, each room can be sold individually.
There are six en-suite bedrooms. Four of them have private verandas where you can sit and contemplate the world, one overlooks the garden and waterhole with another having the soothing sounds of a water feature outside the sliding door. All rooms form part of the main lodge so there are no unnecessary long walks to your room.
The Bush House Chefs, who together 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 under the stars.
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 in the Madikwe Game Reserve under the expert care of our guide, take a walk through our private nature trail which is within the electrified boundaries of camp.
UNIQUE UNDERGROUND HIDE...
An exciting addition to our offering is an underground hide that borders on the very edge of our most active waterhole in the Madikwe. A water point is located close to the front opening and elephants regularly drink from this point or walk right past the front of The Hide. The roof which is just above ground level is reinforced and can carry the weight of any elephant that might wander across the top. The Hide is accessed from a path within the Lodge garden, or from the swimming pool, so guests can safely move along the walkway and into the tunnel without being seen by the animals and in complete safety. The front of The Hide has an expanded metal grid which is completely open and out of sight but can be quickly dropped if anyone is feeling nervous. The pathways, tunnel and hide are all lit at night so are available for use by guests 24 hours a day. Those guests with walkers and in wheelchairs can also use The Hide as the walkway has ramps that ensure ease of access. Viewing of all the visiting animals and birds close up is truly spectacular and offers a whole new dimension in game viewing.
ABOUT THE RESERVE
Madikwe Game Reserve is a malaria free Big 5 game reserve. Imagine over seven hundred and fifty square kilometres of untamed bushveld the way it was long before man interfered. The Madikwe Game Reserve, situated in the North West Province of South Africa and run by the North West Parks and Tourism Board, reclaimed over seventy five thousand hectares of farmland and turned it into a wild life sanctuary that has become home to a wonderful variety of Africa’s animals. Guests visiting Madikwe have the opportunity to witness this wonderful interaction of game in one of the finest conservation areas in the continent. The reserve has one of the largest elephant populations, all the predators, as well as the endangered wild dog, black and white rhino, buffalo and general plains game. Bird life is abundant.
Photographic opportunities are endless, not only from the raised vantage of your vehicle whilst on game drive but also from the shaded serenity of the garden. Our water feature and feeding log ensure a steady flow of wonderful bird life during the course of the day.
Large shaded garden overlooking the best waterhole in Madikwe
Enjoy a friendly game of cricket, rugby or soccer on the lawn
Private nature trail which is within the electrified boundaries of camp
The rooms are tastefully furnished with percale bed linen and fluffy towels
Air conditioners and fans
Coffee and tea facilities
The bathrooms have separate baths and showers with a variety of toiletries.