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 …
... I think this sounds like a great idea. Maybe we should do the same thing and plan it at the end of another trip to Europe.
Everyone has taken eleventy billion photos so there's talk of getting together for a "slide night" which I really hope happens. It's a little bit like school camp where you have these intense ...
... 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 ...
... was a bit scarier in the dark because they just loom up out of nowhere.
As we approached The Drift on the way back to the lodge, there was yet another elephant, this time a lone male, who crossed the river ahead of us, but thankfully went in the opposite direction to where we were going once he got to the other side.
I never felt in any danger, but I was reminded that elephants are considered one of the "big five" because they are more likely to attack than run ...
... cute or beautiful as these animals are, they are wild and they are killers. The lioness walked around to the back of the car and was only about four metres away. I was alert but figured we were okay as our guide knew where she was. Until he asked where she was! Gordon was sitting in the rearmost seat closest to her and I don't think I've ever seen him so still. It certainly got the adrenaline ...