The Bush House
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Kids activities or Babysitting
- Free parking
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Bush House Madikwe Game Reserve
We spent a lovely weekend in the well-appointed "The Bush House" that is a refurbished farm house of the North West Province situated at the north west part of the large Madikwe Game Reserve. Sue and Gordon have a beautiful lodge that serves a maximum of 12 guests. We love the smaller lodges because you get to know the staff as well as your fellow travelers. The rooms are spacious and clean. We reserved a room with an outdoor patio and set apart from the main house. The lodge is nicely decorated with African curios and Sue has used her own photographs to display the animals you are likely to see. Food is, as in most places in South Africa, is plentiful and well-prepared. You eat very well in the lodges. Because the morning drives in late April are cold, the blankets and hot water bottles are very much appreciated. You can't go wrong by booking at The Bush House.
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The Bush House, Madikwe, North West Province, South Africa
26-28 April 2014
Monday, 26 April 2014– start from Jo'burg at 8:20 AM drive to Madikwe arrive around 12:30 PM. Met by Elrie, our receptionist and waitress for our 2-night stay. Have a small glass of juice while we do a little paper work then are escorted to our well …
... The rangers were determined to find the wild dogs but it wasn't to be. We saw their tracks but did not get a sighting. We did however get to see the black rhino and Frances had a chameleon climb all over her. It was a fabulous evening. Dinner was served as soon as we got back, three course meal. We all had eland (big antelope) and it was delicious. Seeing as we were getting a 4.30am wake up call we headed off to bed in our air conditioned bedrooms. It is going to be such a hard four ...
... so we're going to miss the group I think almost as much as the place.
I was never particularly interested in visiting Africa before and I think if we hadn't had the connection there's a pretty good chance I would never have come. And I know you can't miss what you've never had, but I think it would have been a real ...
... dark. As well as driving around looking for/at animals, both vehicles meet up at sunset for drinks, nibbles and poo-spitting.Dinner. Have I mentioned how delicious the food is?Escort back to our room. The lodge and the rooms are unfenced which means no walking around on your own after dark. We haven't seen any lions but there have been elephants, wildebeest, zebra and monkeys.Sweet ...
... out of it, with the younger male in a complete submissive position. Then I'm not sure how it came about but the two males had a bit of a go, claws out and all, after which the dominant male went and followed the older female around again. Despite the aggression it wasn't scary because they weren't taking any notice of us at all.
We leave to give other groups a chance to see the lions and after awhile there's ...