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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.

Total number of rooms: 6 en-suite rooms
Type of accommodation: en-suite rooms
Child Policy: Child friendly
Prices from: R 2 950.00 per person sharing
Main features: Spa facility
  Best waterhole in Madikwe
  Private nature trail

  • Description
  • Rates and offers
  • Facilities
  • Getting there
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About the Lodge

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.

What makes the Bush House different?

Perhaps it’s in the people who make you feel so warmly welcome, at the bar after your game drive, at the brunch table, or in the boma for dinner under the stars. We pride ourselves on really caring for our guests and being attentive to their needs.

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.


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 a water feature outside the sliding door.

The rooms are tastefully furnished with percale bed linen and fluffy towels. The rooms have air-conditoners 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.

Includes: Luxury accommodation, two game drives per day, breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, welcome drinks on arrival, teas & coffees at meal time, road transfer from the Madikwe Airstrip to the Lodge


Madikwe River Lodge 3 night Special in Madikwe Game Reserve

The Bush House Rates

Single Sharing
All rates are quoted per night

Rates Include:Luxury accommodation * Two game drives per day * All meals daily * Welcome drinks and teas & coffees at meals and Road transfer from the Madikwe Airstrip to the Lodge

Rates Excludes: Curio shop purchases * Drinks * Telephone calls * Lodge transfers * Airport Tax * Tourism Levy – R10 per person per night * Fly in fee – R150 per person
Specialised coffees * Gate entry fees – R150.00 per adult * Babysitting * Laundry services unless otherwise indicated Children SHARING with Parents
Children up to 5 yrs old - No charge.
Children 6-11 yrs old - Half rate.
Children 12 yrs & over - Full rate


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.

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.


>> To see where Madikwe River Lodge is in relationship to all the other lodges in Madikwe click here
>> Click here to download a pdf document with directions to The Bush House

Vehicle Transfers

Transfers can be arranged from within South Africa and from Botswana.
These can be booked through us.


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.

Self Drive

  • 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.

The Bush House

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