The Bush House
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The Bush House takes great satisfaction in distinguishing itself from the other lodges located inside the Madikwe Game Reserve.
The building that now serves as the lodge was once a farm home, but it has since been renovated into a warm and welcoming institution. The lodge offers guests a cosy atmosphere as well as a kind greeting from the proprietors.
Guests are encouraged to take advantage of the calm and informal environment at this four-star luxury bush lodge, which is situated on the western side of the Madikwe Game Reserve.
The Madikwe Game Reserve spans the international boundary between South Africa and Botswana. It is reachable by car from a few of the most important cities and towns in South Africa in a matter of a few hours, and it is just a one to two hour journey from the Gaborone airport in Botswana.
The Wonderboom Gate is used to enter the park on the western side of the park, while the Abjaterskop Gate is used to enter the park on the eastern and central parts of the park.
The reserve is a well-liked holiday spot since it does not have Malaria, it is home to the “Big 5,” it has Wild Dogs, and it has multiple lodges that provide full board.
Moreover, it may be reached in 4.5 hours by car from Johannesburg.
The Bush House has six rooms with private bathrooms. Four of these rooms have private verandas that look out over the beautiful nature of Madikwe. All of the rooms are part of the main lodge and are close to all of the main lodge’s facilities. The rooms are tastefully decorated and have soft percale bed sheets and towels.
One of the rooms has a beautiful water feature, and another has a small private garden. All of the rooms have air conditioning, a separate fan, a hair dryer, a safe, a place to make coffee or tea, homemade cookies, robes, and slippers. There are a variety of toiletries and a separate tub and shower in the bathroom.
They use a grey water system to recycle all the water, which they then use to water the lodge lawn and fill up the waterhole.
If you need to stay in touch with the outside world, there is 220v electricity, cell phone service, and free Wi-Fi.
To keep things small and personal, they usually do not book more than ten people at a time. But slightly bigger groups can be accommodated if the rooms can be set up the way you want.
The general facilities at The Bush House include a dining area, swimming pool, boma and gym.
Together, the lodge’s chefs create a wonderful culinary selection, whether it is breakfast in the breezeway, afternoon tea (which is a light meal) in the garden or a fire lit dinner in the boma under the stars.
Enjoy a bush-style cocktail during the day or talk about what you saw on game drive in the cosy pub afterward.
All of the common areas of the lodge look out onto the garden and the big waterhole, so you can be sure you will not miss any of the animals.
The Bush House pool and garden is an oasis of calm, which is rare for a bush lodge. This quiet place of grass and plants is a great place to get away from the stress of everyday life. Colourful trees and vines grow all over the large, beautiful garden that looks out over the waterhole.
The rolling green grass is the best place to watch the birds, read a book in the shade, or watch the animals come to the best waterhole in the reserve to drink.
During your stay at the Bush House, you can play cricket or soccer on the large lawn, go on two game drives a day, or walk along the private nature trail to see animals you would not normally see on a game drive.
There are a lot of birds to look at, and in between game drives, the day is yours. The pool has a great view of the waterhole, and the staff will take care of your every need. The electric fence that surrounds the camp is hidden in a gully in front of the waterhole so that it does not show up in any photos, selfies, or videos.
The Bush House Underground Hide was the first underground hide ever built in Madikwe. It is a very exciting way to see all kinds of animals and birds as they come to drink at the edge of the floodlit waterhole.
Have the amazing chance to see elephants so close you could touch them, to watch them drink from just an arm’s length away. The roof of the hide is just above the ground and is strong enough to hold the weight of an elephant if one walks across it.
Photographic opportunities are endless, no matter if you are using the camera on your phone or the latest and greatest gear.
The Underground Hide can be reached from a path in the lodge garden or from the pool. This way, guests can walk along the path and into the tunnel in complete safety and without the animals seeing them.
A fully fenced-in camp of about five hectares gives people of all ages the chance to walk along marked nature trails. At each marked spot along the way, there is a short story and a map to help you figure out where you are. It is a great way to learn about bugs, beetles, and butterflies without leaving camp.
If you want to get some exercise, there is a small, well-equipped gym on the lodge grounds, and you can also walk or jog along the main road.
Game drives are done every day of the year, usually in the early morning and late afternoon/early evening, which are the best times to see animals. The morning safari leaves around sunrise, and the evening drive leaves late enough in the day that guests can enjoy a sundowner in the bush before heading back to the lodge as it gets dark.
In the reserve, rangers are allowed to go off-roading to see the Big Five, as well as wild dogs and cheetahs.