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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  • A return visit even better this time! A very special place. We saw more than we ever thought we would. Wonderful place to relax and sit and breathe in Africa. The underground hide is an excellent addition. We will be back.

    Rob & Rosanna Frost

    January 2017

  • A wonderful stay at a wonderful lodge where you are truly made to feel like family. Thank you!

    Margaret Gallagher, Sydney Australia

    January 2017

  • Thank you for a very warm welcome. Such a relaxed environment and lovely staff. Felt like it was a retreat. Thank you for making sure we saw as many beautiful animals within our 2 day stay.

    Helena & Ben

    December 2016

  • Unbelievably beautiful, tranquil Eden on earth! What a fantastic trip. Hope to be back one day. Thank you for your service and kindness.

    Marilyn Smart- Richmond Virginia USA

    December 2016

  • To all of you here at The Bush House
    THANKS
    For a magnificent experience. So relaxing, beautiful and cool. The safaris were amazing and even how you all treated us and our kids. This is one of the best vacations ever and I am so happy to have decided to celebrate my 40th birthday with you and here in South Africa.

    Hope to be back soon

    Yvonne, Daniel, Ellis , Natasha & Sienna

    November 2016

  • Hope to have a second time before too long- not even put off by the sleeting driving icy rain this morning! Heinrich still managed to find us lion feeding. Very lovely house and grounds and the hide at the waterhole just wonderful. Great meals and service – home to diet. Thanks. See you soon I hope.

    Jennie Price

    November 2016

  • To all of you!
    What a fantastic experience . We feel privileged to have the opportunity to sharer wonderful lodge and more importantly the unbelievable wildlife. Henrich, Samantha and Ashleigh- mucho gusto! Gordon and Sue – amazing to meet you and we appreciate all the effort you put into making this a magic experience.

    Ian and Colleen

    October 2016

  • Thanks to Sue and Gordon and their wonderful staff for three of the most exciting and special days. The Bush House is the kind of place that makes you sorry that you don’t live there. I only wish it were closer to California.

    Dr Les Kalman

    September 2016

  • Thank you for making our dream come true. We loved every second and felt thoroughly spolit. A piece of heaven, you clearly all worked very hard to create such a special, beautiful, comfortable and professional place. Nothing was too much trouble and we were looked after so well by all the staff.

    John & Vicki Beverley, East Yorkshire UK

    September 2016

  • Dear Bush House Owners & Staff,
    What a great stay. Straight off the plane and then into Jo’burg and then onto your wonderful establishment. Apart from the obvious game etc this place was a great introduction into the wonders of Southern Africa.
    Your staff and people are second to none and food /accommodation was A grade.
    If you do come to Australia look us up – Westminster in Sorrento ( that is Vic/ Aus)

    Jane & Phil

    August 2016

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