The Bush House offers guests six stylishly appointed en-suite rooms centered around the body of the lodge. Each double room boasts a choice of two twin beds or a king- sized bed made up with percale bed linen, a separate shower and bath with toiletries and fluffy towels, plus air-conditioning, a fan, hairdryer, safe, and coffee/tea making facilities. There is also access to power, free internet, and adequate cell phone reception 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 have private verandahs from where you can contemplate the absolute peace of your natural surroundings. One of the rooms has a view of the lush gardens and the large waterhole which is a favourite haunt for the resident bird- and wildlife while the sixth room is
positioned alongside a magnificent water feature.
The stylishly decorated interior of The Bush House’s central hub has a comfortable sitting room, reading zone, TV lounge with DSTV – for sporting emergencies only, and a congenial pub where you can enjoy socialising with fellow visitors after another amazing day on safari.
The Bush House is geared for outdoor enthusiasts looking to escape the stresses and strains of the daily grind. The crystal-clear rock pool is the ideal spot to soak up the tranquility of this idyllic wilderness haven. If you’re up for some fun and games, why not partake in a friendly game of cricket, rugby or soccer on the manicured lawn.
Alternatively, retreat to the Lodge patio and watch the diversity of game meandering to and from the waterhole. Or take advantage of The Bush House’s wheelchair-friendly underground hide to get an eye-level perspective on all the activity at the waterhole. The waterhole is lit up at night giving you the opportunity to observe the more elusive nocturnal species.
Additional outdoor adventures include early morning and late afternoon game drives in open 4X4 vehicles, and informative bush walks conducted by expert field guides. Being a family-friendly destination, The Bush House provides special game drives for those children who are too young to join the regular game drives. A babysitting service is also available on request. As the five-hectare camp is fully fenced, it is completely safe to move around freely and explore the various mini-nature trails.
Come mealtimes The Bush House chefs delight in preparing fine traditional fare made to suit your taste preferences, whether it’s brunch in the shade of the indigenous trees, afternoon tea packed with treats or an al fresco dinner in the firelit Boma.
If you’re looking for an authentic home-away- from-home in Madikwe Game Reserve where warm hospitality and attentive care are the order of the day, The Bush House is sure to live up to your expectations.
- Check Rates
|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 May 2018
to 31 Aug 2018
|1 Sep 2018
to 31 Dec 2018
|Single Per Night||R5 280||R5 905|
|Per Person Per Night Sharing||R4 035||R4 515|
|Children 3 - 5 yrs sharing||R805||R805|
|Children 6 - 11 yrs sharing||R2 015||R2 255|
|Children 12 yrs & Older||R4 035||R4 515|
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Deposit of 50% of the total accommodation charge is required on confirmation.
- Balance is due 30 days prior to arrival
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.
- 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
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|
|► Travelling Tips|
|► 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.|