The Underground Hide

An exciting addition to our offering is an underground hide that borders on the very edge of our most active waterhole.

A water point is located close to the front opening and elephants regularly drink from this point or walk right past the front of The Hide. The roof which is just above ground level is reinforced and can carry the weight of any elephant that might wander across the top.

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The Hide is accessed from a path within the Lodge garden, or from the swimming pool, so guests can safely move along the walkway and into the tunnel without being seen by the animals and in complete safety.

The front of The Hide has an expanded metal grid which is completely open and out of sight but can be quickly dropped if anyone is feeling nervous.

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The pathways, tunnel and hide are all lit at night so are available for use by guests 24 hours a day.
Those guests with walkers and in wheelchairs can also use The Hide as the walkway has ramps that ensure ease of access.

Viewing of all the visiting animals and birds close up is truly spectacular and offers a whole new dimension in game viewing.

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  • Thank you so much for your hospitality and friendliness during these three days that we have truly enjoyed. Amazing game drives and fantastic lodge.

    Kind regards from Marie-Louise, Thomas, Tobias a& David – Sweden

    January 2016

  • We have travelled widely over five continents including one previous visit to South Africa but The Bush House at Madikwe surpassed any previous experience. The comfort and relaxed atmosphere of the lodge and the view looking out to the pond were superb. We are deeply indebted to the staff for their knowledge, helpfulness and kindness to us and Ngaire’s birthday was a memorable experience for her and the family. Our grateful thanks to all.

    Athol and Ngaire Mann – New Zealand

    December 2015

  • Dear All, We are living in a dream world! The House, the staff, the rangers. You made us have an unforgettable stay! Wonderful! The house, the serenity, the surroundings Thank you very much

    Paul, Alex, Floris, Josephine & Justus

    December 2015

  • Thank you so much for such a wonderful holiday here at The Bush House. Our fourth visit and certainly not our last! Wonderful team running a fabulous place. Special thanks to Carine- a wonderful guide for us – she went above and beyond with coping with driving rain, thunder and hail! We look forward to seeing you all again soon and to seeing more of the wonderful wildlife.

    Love & thanks Sue and Dave Jepson X - UK

    November 2015

  • Having travelled in Africa many times we think Bush House one of the best. Very personal, friendly ,wonderful hide and waterhole. No malaria. And we will be back. Excellent viewing. Thank you everyone.

    Mike & Denise Beevers – UK / Cape Town

    November 2015

  • Thank you all so much for a magnificent stay. The scenery, the wildlife and above all the hospitality were beyond spectacular.

    Thanks Mark Postles – Australia

    October 2015

  • Dear Sue and Gordon,
    Our first time in South Africa. We just spent some wonderful days here in the Bush House Lodge. It has been quite an experience. We saw a lot, thanks to Gregg and to the whole staff who took really good care of us. We will keep these days in our mind. Thanks to Sue and Gordon. We will try to come back one day. It has been some fantastic days and a great memory.

    Hans Jurgen & Anja – Germany

    September 2015

  • Dear Sue and Gordon,
    We want to thank you both with all our heart for the most incredible stay in your beautiful paradise. Gregg and the staff were all amazing and we shall treasure these two nights and days. We saw ALL the animals and as for the friendly staff and yummy food XXX

    Love Annie & Eddy Hilton – Cape Town

    September 2015

  • We had such a great experience at The Bush House. It was a great start of our honeymoon and we would definitely recommend it. We are very thankful to all the staff and to Carine for the treatment, the amazing food, the surprises, the tours, explanations and patience etc.THANKS A LOT

    Rebeca & Urat – Israel

    September 2015

  • The Bush House is really “heaven on earth”. We have enjoyed our stay very much. Compliments to all staff members for their kind hospitality, excellent food and the great atmosphere. We will most certainly come back to this small paradise in the bush.

    Paul, Carol, Esther, Felix & Marnix - Holland

    August 2015

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