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Mosetlha Bush Camp & Eco Lodge, Madikwe - the authentic bush experience

If you're an entrenched city slicker, stop reading. Mosetlha Bush Camp & Safari Lodge (http://www.thebushcamp.com ) is the ultimate tread-lightly on the earth experience.

An authentic bush camp

Family-owned and run since 1995 by Chris, Caroline and June Lucas, this welcoming little camp, bang in the middle of malaria-free Madikwe's best game-viewing areas, is only four hours drive from Johannesburg. Don't expect bells and whistles, but enjoy the back-to-nature feel of wooden cabins on stilts, comfortable beds, oil lamps flickering at night, safari showers, and excellent comfort food served in the open-sided dining area or at night round a crackling bush fire where as the San'Bushmen say, 'you can hear the stars sing.'

Lie in bed and listen out for lions roaring or the call of a nightjar

Another glorious African sunset...



Wake up to a dazzling dawn filled with birdsong and then off on a safari of a lifetime.

Now climb onto to your open-sided game-viewing vehicle, get your camera and binoculars ready and let one of Mosetlha's experienced and knowledgeable guides introduce you to the wonders of the African bush.

These photos were taken by Tara Turkington on our trip to Mosethla early in 2019.

A dazzle of zebras

King of the pride

The highly endangered 'painted wolves' or wild dogs of Africa

A newborn impala

No, he's not been painted, just rolling in lots of mud

The charismatic crimson-breasted boubou, a Madikwe special

I'm getting hungry...

But this scrub hare is on the alert

I'm just enjoying an early evening snack

...while the rest of the herd are drinking

And don't forget about me - the most dangerous animal in the bush...

...or me. I'm the animal most visitors to South Africa want to see.

See you at Mosetlha!



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Kate Turkington is one of South Africa’s best-known broadcasters, travellers and travel writers. From Tibet to Thailand, Patagonia to Peru, Kashmir to Kathmandu, St Helena to St Albans, the Arctic Circle to Antarctica, like Shakespeare’s Puck she has girdled the world. She continues to travel when and where she can but Johannesburg is home where she writes and blogs in print and on social media.

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