Madikwe Safari Lodge Madikwe Game Reserve - AMD010

Madikwe Safari Lodge offers guests a superior safari experience in the malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve located within an easy 3 hour drive from Johannesburg and ideal for couples and families.

20 Bedrooms, Sleeps 40

Pool - Yes

Family Friendly Option
Exclusive use Option
Malaria Free
Easy Access
Big Five Private Reserve

Guest Book:

Great execution of overall travel itinerary. EXCELLENT VIP service at the Johannesburg airport with the contact there. It was WONDERFUL to have someone meet us as we were getting off the plane and take us through immigration (expedited and without issue) as well as getting us to our charter flight. This was key and so helpful on both ends of the trip. The lodges were great, people were lovely and the safaris were awesome.
We LOVED our rangers at both spots (Ross/Jerry at Etali) and Andre at MSL. They were amazing. The New Year's Eve champagne hilltop party that MSL organized was SUPERB. What a nice touch. Dinner that night at MSL was also AMAZING. Really great way to bring in the New Year.
Madikwe was amazing. We really enjoyed it. Loved that they never allowed more than 3 Jeeps at each sighting. I also really liked, and probably would've been upset if we hadn't had it, that we were alone in our game drives.
Hoppus family, Dec 2012

Madikwe Safari Lodge is comprised of three safari lodges, namely; Lelapa, Dithaba and Kopano which offer a total of 20 suites and gives guests a choice to stay together as a group of family and friends, or to have a more private bush experience as a couple. Please view the lodge layout for a better understanding of the below descriptions.

Lelapa Lodge: Lelapa which means family in the local dialect is exactly that. It has the spirit and comfort of being at a home and is the Lodge where guests of all ages stay. There is a total of 12 suites here, all en suite and one triple room.

Kopano Lodge: Kopano which means "small gathering" comprises only four suites with a beautiful common area offering an intimate and private experience. There are only 4 suites for a more intimate stay.

Dithaba Lodge: Dithaba, meaning mountain in the local dialect, is located slightly higher up on the mountain and has incredible views over the open plans. There are only 4 suites, ideal for a more intimate safari experience.

The rooms at all the lodges are spacious with air-conditioning plus room fans, fire-places, mini bars, tea/coffee making facilities and a spacious en suite bathroom plus an outside shower to get a little closer to nature.

The rooms all have a private deck with lovely views and a private plunge pool to cool off in the day.

Each of the lodges offer a comfortable public area with a lounge, dining area as well as an outside boma for evening ambiance. Madikwe Safari Lodge offers a 'home away from home' experience where you can curl up with a book or just relax soaking in the tranquil surroudings.

For some extra indulgence you can enjoy a treatment at the health spa. For those who really need to stay in touch, there is WiFi available at Lelapa Lodge.

Your stay includes morning and evening game drives with experienced rangers who will share their knowledge of the bush with you. There is great bird watching for enthusiasts or enjoy some easy astronomy lessons on the secrets of the stars. Enjoy a local community tour of the nearby community where most of the staff live. For families with younger children there is a kiddies programme to keep them entertained.

Madikwe Game Reserve is 75 000 hectares and located only a 3 hour drive or 1 hour flight from Johannesburg. Home to the big five, namely; lion, elephant, leopard, rhino (black & white) and buffalo. In addition to these popular animals, the reserve is also home to wild dog, cheetah, giraffe, and a large variety of plains antelope - including the Sable, Gemsbok (Oryx) and Springbok.

Accessibility is easy with the option of either a self-drive to the lodge, or direct flights from Johannesburg International Airport. Madikwe Safari Lodge is a great choice, offering a malaria free, family friendly or exclusive group of friends safari option.