My wife and I recently returned from our trip to South Africa and our time at The Bush House was one of the real highlights of our time there. Everybody was gracious and helpful and the facility was beautiful. This is a small facility, so you get lots of personal attention. Our room faced the watering hole and was very comfortable. The food was delicious
We especially loved the hide, where you could get "up close and personal" with the animals at the watering hole. Its a very different perspective looking up at an elephant from ground level 6 feet away!
Like most safari camps, you take two game drives a day .. morning and evening. Werner, our field guide, was quite friendly and very knowledgeable, and in our 4 days there, found us SO many animals, we were starting to get jaded by "oh, there are just more elephants over there!" But we DID see all the big 5 including a very elusive leopard (sitting on a rock at the top of a hill) and wild dogs. So now I have probably 700 pictures to wade thru!
And I highly recommend Madikwe Game Reserve. Its reasonably close to Jo'burg and is quiet and uncrowded. There are something like 35 lodges in the 300 square miles of park and no self drives. So when there's a good sighting, there are maybe 2-3 vehicles, with each taking turns at the sighting. A good place to go!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Safari isn’t just safari anymore…. And game lodges aren’t all alike. Every visit really does need to be special and every moment something to be remembered forever.The Bush House is not your typical Game lodge. The Lodge is set in the malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve. 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. ... more less
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