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Game drives are conducted through out the year at optimum viewing times when game activity is generally at its peak, i.e. early morning and late afternoon into evening. The morning safari departs at sunrise, and the evening drive leaves late enough in the afternoon for guests to enjoy a bush sunset and the opportunity to view nocturnal animals after dark. The spectacular southern night skies, especially vivid during the winter months, provide guests with stunning views of famous constellations such as the Southern Cross, Orion in summer and Scorpio in the clear winter evenings.

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Our Summers are traditionally very hot and wet with Winter being dry and cold. Hats and sun block are an absolute must as are sweatshirts and jerseys. The varying layers of all of these are dependent on the time of the year!

 

Seasons differ vastly in the African bushveld, but no one season can be rated above another, for each has its own unique appeal. Spring (September) and Autumn (April) are very short seasons and usually provide milder weather conditions and subtle changes in vegetation. Summer (October to March) tends to be hot, but the bush looks wonderfully green and lush.

 

Many mammals produce their offspring in the height of summer (December/January) and the youngsters are a special treat on safaris. Winter (May to August) brings with it drier, more temperate weather condition and the bush takes on a stark but beautiful appearance. At any time of year, your encounters with the wild at The Bush House will be very special and memorable.

 

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  • Dear Team Bush House

    What a gem you have here. A little patch of paradise! I loved the experience through and through! Wonderful staff; friendly and accommodating. Luxurious opportunity to relax completely! Thank you!

    Love Christian & Lucy Boix

    March 2016

  • What a brilliant six days! Everyday my expectations were exceeded. The quality of the lodge, Carine’s expert guiding and impeccable service from Gregg and Stefan made this a very memorable experience. I won’t eat now for 2 weeks!

    Mark Tousey

    February, 2016

  • What an amazing time I’ve had with you all! I will definitely be back, hopefully soon! Amazing sightings and such a caring, happy environment. With my love for lots of rain

    Astrid XOX

    February, 2016

  • Another memorable stay and so many highlights. A leopard, cantankerous ostrich, a playful baby rhino, dwarf mongoose, a charging elephant and my first walking safari here where I learnt so much about the flora and fauna – thanks Stefan. Thanks also to all The Bush House staff who contribute towards making this a “home away from home’ as always.

    Helen Ibbott, Hampshire UK

    January, 2016

  • 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

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