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R49, Wonderboomgate, Madikwe Game Reserve, Western Cape, 2851, South Africa

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The Bush House is not a typical game lodge. It is an old family farmhouse that has been transformed into a 4-Star retreat, where guests are encouraged to kick off their shoes and unwind. As an owner-managed lodge, a personal touch is integral to its charm. Great pride is taken in really caring for each guest and attending to their every need. Whether it’s a warm welcome at the brunch table after your morning game drive, or the attention to detail when preparing sumptuous dinner dishes, it is these little luxuries that make for a superlative South African experience.

You are invited to make The Bush House your home in the magnificent malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve.

The Underground Hide

There is nothing like watching wildlife up close and The Hide offers a whole new dimension in game viewing. Bordering the active watering hole, The Hide is safely accessed from either a garden path, or from the swimming pool. It’s a unique and remarkable activity that is available 24 hours a day.

Bush Dining

The chefs at The Bush House collectively create a wonderful variety of culinary delights. Whether it is breakfast in the garden, afternoon tea, or a fireside dinner in the boma, expect international favourites and local dishes to tempt your palate daily.

Policies

Child Policy

Children of all ages are welcome at The Bush House.

Children under six years of age not permitted on game drives unless the lodge has been booked exclusively by one group.

“Kiddies Bumble” offered after breakfast each day for the little ones at no extra charge.

Babysitting facilities are available at additional charge.

PARK & CONSERVATION FEES 2018​

Park fees - R180 per adult per STAY | R105 per child per STAY

Landing fees - R240 per adult | R150 per child (provisional, subject to change)

Guest Conservation Contribution: R150 per adult per DAY | R75 per child per DAY 

 

Information

Rate Inclusions

Accommodation

All meals, teas and coffees

Welcome drink on arrival after game drives

Two game drives daily

Complimentary Wi-Fi

Children 6-11 years old - Half rate.

Children 12 years & over - Full rate.

TARIFFS QUOTED:

• Inclusive of 15% V.A.T. 

• In South African Rands 

• Subject to availability

TARIFFS CHANGES:

All tariffs quoted are subject to change, without prior notice, however rates quoted for confirmed bookings will be honoured

TARIFFS INCLUDE:

• Luxury accommodation

• Two game drives per day 

• All meals daily

• Welcome drinks and teas & coffees at meals 

• Road transfer from the Madikwe Airstrip to the Lodge 

TARIFFS EXCLUDE:

• 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:

• 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

PAYMENT:

A deposit of 50% of the total accommodation charge is required on confirmation. Balance is due 30 days prior to arrival

CANCELLATIONS:

Our cancellation policy is as follows: 

Four weeks before arrival - 50% of full amount. 

Two weeks before arrival - 75% of full amount 

One week or less - 100% of full amount

In the event of a refund, a 10% administration fee will retained for cancellations received after the card has been charged.

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, neutralcoloured 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.

FLIGHT & AIR TRANSFERS & PRIVATE CHARTERS:

• Daily scheduled MADIKWE AIR flights from O.R.Tambo Airport (JIA).

• Private charters are available on request • Road transfers available on request

• Entrance Fee into the Madikwe Reserve by Air, please settle in camp.

 

Hotel Facilities

Enjoy relaxing in the large shaded garden that overlooks a very active watering hole, which some say is the best in all of Madikwe. Or lounge poolside while the staff caters to your every need.

Lounge

Dining room and bar

Reading area

Boma dining area and breezeway

Rock swimming pool with sun loungers

Activities

Adventures begin when one of the expert guides takes you out on a game drive, but there are other options to keep you actively entertained:

Early morning games drives depart at sunrise

Late afternoon/evening game drives allow guests to enjoy a spectacular bush sunset and the opportunity to see nocturnal animals

Bush walks through a private nature trail

Friendly games of cricket, rugby, or soccer on the lawn

Stargazing is especially good during the winter months, but famous constellations can be enjoyed year round.

Airports

Road Transfer (from R4 600 one-way for 4 guests)

The most affordable mode of travel to Madikwe Game Reserve from Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport is via a road transfer. We can offer a fleet of vehicles for various group sizes.  The drive from Johannesburg to Madikwe Game Reserve takes about 4 hoursWe can also offer transfers from other destinations.

Shuttle Flights /  Air Transfer (from R3 955 one-way)

The most convenient mode of travel to Madikwe Game Reserve from Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport is by making use of a shuttle flight. These shuttle flights are being provided by Federal Airlines and can seat up to 10 or 12 people. Their premier shuttle service flies daily from OR Tambo International Airport (JNB) which takes about 1 hourAll of the Shuttle Services from Johannesburg and other destinations can be booked through us.

What is included in your flight?

Internationally recognized Safety and Quality Management Systems

Welcome booth and waiting facilities at OR Tambo International Airport

Complimentary guest parking at the Federal Airlines Lounge

Complimentary luggage storage facilities at the Federal Airlines Lounge

Access to the exclusive Federal Airlines lounge

Low season schedule (May, June, September, November)

Madikwe to Johannesburg 11:15 - 12:15

Johannesburg to Madikwe 13:00 - 14:00

High Season schedule (January, February, March, April, July, August, October, December)

Johannesburg to Madikwe 10:00 - 11:00

Madikwe to Johannesburg 11:15 - 12:15

Johannesburg to Madikwe 13:00 - 14:00

Madikwe to Johannesburg 14:30 - 15:30

 

Other transport

Charter Flights (rates on request)

The ultimate option for getting to Madikwe game reserve has to be chartered flights. Flights are moulded to each individual’s needs and requirements, which include private flights to luxury game lodges in the bush or at the coast, incentivized trips for large groups of guests, and flights for corporate executives for whom time is of the essence, and where confidentiality can be guaranteed. Large corporate groups can even be accommodated with flights in a Boeing if needed.

Each flight is tailored exclusively, taking into account all passenger comforts including – to name but a few – the type of aircraft being used, catering requirements with consideration given to dietary needs, specific liquid refreshments, cuddly blankets for those cold winter days and pillows for the long distance traveler. Not to forget that Federal Airlines has the highest guest liability insurance in South Africa, providing their guests the ultimate peace of mind.

Speak to one of our travel consultants and they will assist you in selecting the best aircraft and will take care of your logistical issues such as transport to and from Federal Airlines private facilities. Our customized itineraries ensure that you will always fly on your own terms.

Situated at Johannesburg International Airport, Federal Airlines’ friendly staff are there to provide:

  Welcoming meet and greet service off both domestic and international flights

  Transfers from the airport building to their exclusive lounge facility

  Lounge Facility which boasts delicious food and drinks, shower facilities and Wi-Fi

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Standard Lodge Double - We have six ensuite rooms. Four of them have private verandahs where you can sit and contemplate the world, one overlooks the garden and waterhole with another having the soothing sounds of a water feature outside the sliding door. All of our rooms are part of the main lodge so there are no unnecessary long walks to and from
Standard Lodge Single - We have six ensuite rooms. Four of them have private verandahs where you can sit and contemplate the world, one overlooks the garden and waterhole with another having the soothing sounds of a water feature outside the sliding door. All of our rooms are part of the main lodge so there are no unnecessary long walks to and from
Standard Lodge Single - We have six ensuite rooms. Four of them have private verandahs where you can sit and contemplate the world, one overlooks the garden and waterhole with another having the soothing sounds of a water feature outside the sliding door. All of our rooms are part of the main lodge so there are no unnecessary long walks to and from
Standard Lodge Single - We have six ensuite rooms. Four of them have private verandahs where you can sit and contemplate the world, one overlooks the garden and waterhole with another having the soothing sounds of a water feature outside the sliding door. All of our rooms are part of the main lodge so there are no unnecessary long walks to and from
Standard Lodge Single - We have six ensuite rooms. Four of them have private verandahs where you can sit and contemplate the world, one overlooks the garden and waterhole with another having the soothing sounds of a water feature outside the sliding door. All of our rooms are part of the main lodge so there are no unnecessary long walks to and from
Standard Lodge Single - We have six ensuite rooms. Four of them have private verandahs where you can sit and contemplate the world, one overlooks the garden and waterhole with another having the soothing sounds of a water feature outside the sliding door. All of our rooms are part of the main lodge so there are no unnecessary long walks to and from
Standard Lodge Double - We have six ensuite rooms. Four of them have private verandahs where you can sit and contemplate the world, one overlooks the garden and waterhole with another having the soothing sounds of a water feature outside the sliding door. All of our rooms are part of the main lodge so there are no unnecessary long walks to and from
Standard Lodge Double - We have six ensuite rooms. Four of them have private verandahs where you can sit and contemplate the world, one overlooks the garden and waterhole with another having the soothing sounds of a water feature outside the sliding door. All of our rooms are part of the main lodge so there are no unnecessary long walks to and from
Standard Lodge Double - We have six ensuite rooms. Four of them have private verandahs where you can sit and contemplate the world, one overlooks the garden and waterhole with another having the soothing sounds of a water feature outside the sliding door. All of our rooms are part of the main lodge so there are no unnecessary long walks to and from
Standard Lodge Double - We have six ensuite rooms. Four of them have private verandahs where you can sit and contemplate the world, one overlooks the garden and waterhole with another having the soothing sounds of a water feature outside the sliding door. All of our rooms are part of the main lodge so there are no unnecessary long walks to and from
Standard Lodge Double - We have six ensuite rooms. Four of them have private verandahs where you can sit and contemplate the world, one overlooks the garden and waterhole with another having the soothing sounds of a water feature outside the sliding door. All of our rooms are part of the main lodge so there are no unnecessary long walks to and from
Tariff name Resource/property type Min people Max people Valid from Valid til   Minimum days Maximum days
Tariff Standard Lodge Double 1 100 Saturday, 01 September 2018 Monday, 31 December 2018 R9 030.00  Per night 1 100
Tariff Standard Lodge Double 1 100 Tuesday, 01 January 2019 Tuesday, 30 April 2019 R9 740.00  Per night 1 100
Tariff Standard Lodge Double 1 100 Wednesday, 01 May 2019 Saturday, 31 August 2019 R9 110.00  Per night 1 100
Tariff Standard Lodge Double 1 100 Sunday, 01 September 2019 Tuesday, 31 December 2019 R9 740.00  Per night 1 100
Tariff Standard Lodge Single 1 100 Saturday, 01 September 2018 Monday, 31 December 2018 R5 905.00  Per night 1 100
Tariff Standard Lodge Single 1 100 Tuesday, 01 January 2019 Tuesday, 30 April 2019 R6 385.00  Per night 1 100
Tariff Standard Lodge Single 1 100 Wednesday, 01 May 2019 Saturday, 31 August 2019 R5 960.00  Per night 1 100
Tariff Standard Lodge Single 1 100 Sunday, 01 September 2019 Tuesday, 31 December 2019 R6 385.00  Per night 1 100

Here's a list of some of the great things you can purchase while making a booking at this property.

Children 0-5 years

R805.00 ( Per day )

Children 12 yrs & Older

R4 555.00 ( Per day )

Children 12 yrs & Older

R4 870.00 ( Per day )

Children 12 yrs & Older

R4 515.00 ( Per day )

Children 12 yrs & Older

R4 035.00 ( Per day )

Children 12 yrs & Older

R4 515.00 ( Per day )

Children 12 yrs & Older

R4 870.00 ( Per day )

Children 3 to 5 years old

R805.00 ( Per day )

Children 6 - 11 yrs sharing

R2 255.00 ( Per day )

Children 6 - 11 yrs sharing

R2 015.00 ( Per day )

Children 6 - 11 yrs sharing

R2 255.00 ( Per day )

Per child 00 - 05 years sharing with parents

R850.00 ( Per day )

Per child 06 - 11 years sharing with parents

R2 015.00 ( Per day )

Per child 06 - 11 years sharing with parents

R2 275.00 ( Per day )

Per child 06 - 11 years sharing with parents

R2 435.00 ( Per day )

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Monday, 17 December 2018 35 22 Rain light rain
Tuesday, 18 December 2018 35 18 Rain light rain
Wednesday, 19 December 2018 37 17 Rain light rain
Thursday, 20 December 2018 36 17 Rain light rain
Friday, 21 December 2018 30 20 Rain light rain
Saturday, 22 December 2018 31 19 Rain moderate rain
Sunday, 23 December 2018 34 19 Rain light rain
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