As the name implies, The Bush House was once a private farmhouse that is now a ‘residence’ in the bush rather than a typical safari lodge. There are only six en-suite rooms, each forming part of the homestead (which, if you haven’t thought of it already, makes this a perfect getaway for an extended holiday with friends or family or to celebrate a special occasion with your nearest and dearest).The intimate scale of The Bush House goes to prove that bigger is not necessarily better… Imagine all your needs being tended to before you’ve even figured out what they are!The decor focus of both the private & communal spaces at The Bush House is relaxed with easy-on-the-eye splashes of colour balanced by earthy neutrals.
The electrified boundaries of the camp encircle a large, shaded garden. Pick a spot here for breakfast or afternoon tea and watch as the animals come to drink at one of Madikwe’s busiest waterholes (elephant sightings are particularly plentiful).
Dinner takes place under the stars in a fire-lit boma and, as with all the meals at The Bush House, is a culinary fusion of contemporary and down-home, bush-inspired flavours. Two daily game drives – one at sunrise and one in the late afternoon – are conducted under the expert care of the camp’s experienced guide. The property also features a private nature trail within the safety of camp’s boundaries. Be you a first-timer seeking an out-of-the-ordinary wilderness holiday or a seasoned veteran of the safari scene keen for a fresh perspective, The Bush House awaits with open arms.
Taking into account the thrilling safari outings, personal service, luxe accommodation and a tranquillity unique to the South African bushveld, it’s fair to say that the only way to leave The Bush House willingly is by making a promise to yourself that you’ll soon be back.