• The Bush House

    Safari Lodge
  • The Bush House

    Safari Lodge
  • The Bush House

    Safari Lodge
  • The Bush House

    Safari Lodge
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The Bush House | Private Lodge | Madikwe

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The Bush House is a sublime owner-managed lodge set on the mid-western border of the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve. This four-star home-away- from-home in Big Five country is set in an old farmhouse which has been converted into an intimate bushveld hideaway. In keeping with its informal atmosphere, The Bush House invites visitors to kick back, relax and enjoy an unforgettable African safari.

The Bush House provides visitors six tastefully furnished en-suite rooms positioned around the hub of the lodge. Each double room features a choice of a king-sized bed or two twin beds made up with percale bed linen, a separate shower and bath with toiletries and fluffy towels as well as air-conditioning, a fan, hairdryer, safe, and tea/coffee making amenities. There is also access to AC electricity, free Wi-Fi, and cell phone signal should you need to stay in touch with the outside world.

The rooms all open to the exterior via sliding doors. Four of the rooms offer private patios from where you can fully appreciate the sheer tranquility of your pristine surroundings. A fifth room overlooks the manicured gardens and the expansive waterhole which is known for attracting a prolific diversity of game while the final room
lies adjacent to a mesmerising water fountain.

The beautifully-appointed interior of The Bush House’s central hub of boasts a cosy lounge, reading area, TV room with DSTV – for sporting emergencies only, and a congenial bar where you can get unwind with fellow guests and swap tales of your grand African adventure.

The Bush House is the ideal destination for enthusiasts of the great outdoors. The rock swimming pool is just the spot to escape the afternoon heat and immerse yourself in the beauty of this spectacular bushveld idyll. If you’re up for some fun and games, why not enjoy a friendly game of cricket, rugby or soccer on the rolling lawn.

Or retire to the Lodge verandah and watch the parade of resident wildlife making their way to and from the waterhole. Alternatively, take advantage of the unique opportunity The Bush House’s wheelchair-friendly underground hide provides to get a closer view of the activity at the waterhole. The waterhole is illuminated at night making it possible to observe the more elusive nocturnal game.

Additional outdoor activities include dawn and dusk game drives in open 4X4 vehicles plus guided nature trails accompanied by expert field rangers. Being a family-oriented establishment, The Bush House does offer game drives that are specially tailored for children under six years who are not permitted on the regular game drives. A babysitting service is also can be arranged on request. As the five-hectare camp is fully fenced, it is perfectly safe to walk around freely and explore the various mini-bush walks.

Come mealtimes, The Bush House chefs delight in preparing sumptuous bushveld cuisine as per your preferences, whether it’s an al fresco breakfast under the canopy of garden trees, afternoon tea bursting with tasty treats or a fireside dinner in the Boma.

If you’re looking for a secluded wilderness haven in one of South Africa's prime safari destinations where authentic hospitality and personal attention is the norm, The Bush House will no doubt fulfill your wishes.
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Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South African Rand • Subject to availability
All tariffs quoted are subject to change, without prior notice, however rates quoted for confirmed bookings will be honoured
Details 1 Jan 2018
to 30 Apr 2018
1 May 2018
to 31 Aug 2018
1 Sep 2018
to 31 Dec 2018
Single Per Night R5 905 R5 280 R5 905
Per Person Per Night Sharing R4 515 R4 035 R4 515
Children 3 - 5 yrs sharing R805 R805 R805
Children 6 - 11 yrs sharing R2 255 R2 015 R2 255
Children 12 yrs & Older R4 515 R4 035 R4 515

We have six en suite rooms, each tastefully furnished with percale, aircon/heaters, 200v electricity, separate shower and bath, and private verandahs. The Bush House is more than a lodge- it’s your home in Big Five Country.Our intimate atmosphere, friendly staff and attentive care of our guests make You feel welcome, relaxed and part of our family.

Enjoy relaxing in the large shady garden overlooking the best waterhole in Madikwe.Lounge at the pool while our staff take care of your every need. Enjoy two game drives daily- take a look at “on Safari” for a more detailed account.

 
Morning and afternoon/evening game-drives in open game-viewing vehicles, bush sundowners and drink stops on the Reserve, visits to hides. Regrettably, due to safety concerns, children under 6 years of age are unable to participate in game-drives (shorter kiddies game drives can be arrange after breakfast).

Game-rich country with Big Five (black & white rhino, elephant, lion, buffalo and leopard) cheetah, wild dog, kudu, springbok, eland, red hartebeest, giraffe and impala, A paradise for bird watchers. “Your home in big 5 country”

 
Travelling by road to Madikwe
Travelling time approximately 3.5hrs
 
  • From the airport (OR Tambo) take R21 to Pretoria)
  • From Johannesburg head north on N1 towards the N4 Toll Road.
  • Take the N4 Toll road north west towards Rustenburg, Swartruggens, Groot Marico and Zeerust. The toll fee is over R70.00 one way.
  • Once in Zeerust turn right at the fourth stop street into President Street. There is a signpost on the left that says “ Madikwe Game Reserve/Gaborone” and an ABSA bank on the corner to the left.
  • Follow the R47/R49 towards the reserve for approximately 95km.
  • The first entrance to the reserve is Abjaterskop gate.
  • Pass that gate and enter at the next gate – Wonderboom Gate exactly 7km from the first gate.
  • Once you have gone through the boom there is a Bush House signboard about 300m along the gravel road. Turn left in here and travel through our gate entrance. Follow the road to reception.
 
Travelling Tips
 
  • Keep to the speed limit, especially when it drops down from 120kms to 80kms. The traffic officials are often at these spots including the small villages where the speed limit is 60kms as there is a lot of trapping along the R47/R49.
  • Best bathroom facilities enroute are at the Wimpy in Koster or the Wimpy in Zeerust.
  • If you drive an unleaded vehicle, fill up in Zeerust as you will have another 200kms before you return that way and the petrol stations between Zeerust and Madikwe are often out of unleaded fuel.
 
Charter Flights and Scheduled Flights
 
There is a scheduled Federal Air flight that flies in and out of the Reserve daily. Should you wish to charter a plane to suit your own time frame this can be arranged through Madikwe Charters.

Rates Include

  • Accommodation, all meals, coffee and teas,
  • Welcome drinks on arrival and on return from game drives
  • Road transfer from the Madikwe Airstrip to the Lodge
  • Two game drives daily
  • Unlimited Internet

Rates Exclude

  • Curio shop purchases
  • Beverage unless otherwise indicated
  • Telephone calls
  • Lodge transfers
  • Airport Tax
  • Tourism Levy
  • Landing Fee at airstrip
  • Laundry services unless otherwise indicated
  • Specialised coffees
  • Gate entry fees

Child Policy

  • Children of all ages are welcome at most of our lodges (please enquire)
  • Babysitters available
  • Children under 6 years old are not permitted on game drives
  • Children’s programs available at Tuningi and Thakadu

Payment Policy

  • Deposit of 50% of the total accommodation charge is required on confirmation.
  • Balance is due 30 days prior to arrival

Information

ARRIVAL / DEPARTURE

Guests may arrive any time from 2pm, and rooms are to be vacated by 11:00am.

WHAT TO TAKE

Comfortable walking shoes • Sun hat • Sunglasses • Sun block • Cameras and binoculars • Light, neutral coloured clothing • Swimming costume • Warm jackets are essential in winter (May -October)

GATE ENTRANCE FEES

Gates open @ 06h00 & closes @ 21h00. Entrance fee into the Madikwe Reserve by Road, please settle in camp.

Cancellation Policy

  • The scale of charges expressed as a percentage of the total booking value.
  • If a booking is cancelled after confirmation the following cancellation fees will apply
  • Four weeks before arrival - 50% of full amount
  • Two weeks before arrival - 100% of full amount

PARK &CONSERVATION FEES 2018​

  • Park fees - R210 per adult per STAY | R105 per child per STAY
  • Landing fees - R280 per adult | R140 per child (provisional, subject to change)
  • Guest Conservation Contribution: R210 per adult per DAY | R75 per child per DAY

Need Assistance ?

South Africa RSA  +27 87 820 0021

Business Hours

Mon – Fri: (09:00 - 17:00)
Sat: (09:00 - 13:00)
Time Zone UTC/GMT +2 hours

E-mail: safaris@madikwe.net

 
       

What sets us Apart!

MALARIA FREE
Ideal for family or small groups
Rich biodiversity of game
Large elephant population
Over 350 bird species
Effortless road and air access

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