WELCOME TO MADIKWE SAFARI LODGE
South Africa’s bushveld offers a soul-cleansing serenity and peace few other destinations around the globe can match. Madikwe, meaning “Africa in its majesty”, sits in the uniquely beautiful and malaria-free North West Province, close to the Botswana border. It is one of the largest and most exclusive private game reserves in South Africa.
Madikwe’s wooded-hills give way to flat savannah plains, characterized by deep-red earth and sekelbos thickets extending into the dryer yellow-sanded Kalahari plains as you make your way west into the 75 000-hectare reserve. A beautiful diversity of biomes roamed freely by Africa’s notorious Big Five as well as many other mammal species.
While Madikwe Safari Lodge offers an exclusive luxurious African safari experience, our primary goal is for our guests to feel not only the warm embrace of the natural wilderness, but also to recall the lodges thoughtful comforts and the pleasures of excellent cuisine and genuine heartfelt hospitality.
Tucked away in the savannah wilderness, Kopano offers a more personal experience of the Madikwe Game Reserve.
If you’re looking for a real getaway from the urban jungle, the Kopano can offer a cosy, intimate environment well off the beaten path and in the midst of this famous and restorative game reserve. Kopano, which means “small gathering” in Setswana, is just that – its four luxury suites promise perfect privacy and a personal experience. A stay at the Kopano ensures you have your own space as well as a space to make memories with others – all while enjoying the majesty of your natural surroundings.
From the comfort and privacy of your suite’s raised viewing deck, you can survey the vast plains of the Madikwe Game Reserve, while indulging in an outdoor spa treatment. Or just enjoy a “deckchair safari”, looking out for zebra, giraffe, elephant and various buck, with drink and snacks within reach.
If you’re the more sociable type, check out the main camp’s living spaces – the dining area, fireplace lounge with library, generously furnished deck, and boma raised above the bush. Lelapa camp’s communal pool is also available to Kopano guests, giving you even more opportunities to observe the local wildlife up close.
The most blissfully secluded of the Madikwe Safari Lodge camps, Dithaba offers an intimate experience of a game reserve getaway. There are plenty of memories to be made at Dithaba, whether on your own or with that special someone. With jaw-dropping hillside views over the Madikwe Game Reserve, you can simply bask in the glory of your natural surroundings from the comfort of your luxury suite. Enjoy a game reserve getaway in the truest sense. The Dithaba’s four hillside, luxury, private suites can accommodate both solo travellers and couples.
Your suite is your personal haven. Enjoy reading by the fire, taking a long bubble bath, in-room spa treatments, or simply sunbathing on the deck, while taking in the views of the vast plains of the Madikwe Game Reserve.
You could also come together with other guests to enjoy your sundowners (and the views) on the Star Deck as well as festive bush dinners around the boma fire. This camp sits as the highest camp in the lodge so guests can enjoy spectacular views of the animals and is perfectly positioned to watch the sun sink slowly behind the horizon in the west of the reserve.
Lelapa, which is Setswana for “family”, invites you and your loved ones to enjoy the malaria-free. An experience to be enjoyed by the whole family. The camp’s luxuriously laidback vibe and attentive hospitality ensures that you feel right at home with all the exciting discoveries of the game reserve right on your doorstep. All Lelapa luxury suites offer stunning views of the Madikwe Game Reserve that can be enjoyed from the comfort of your suite’s private deck.
Four of the camp’s suites are best suited for families with young children. Each family suite provides a kids’ room equipped with bunkbeds, gown and slipper sets, and bedside hot-chocolate mugs. While the children enjoy the perks of their stay, you and your partner can enjoy some much-needed alone time.
If you’d prefer a little more company, you can always take a plunge in the camp’s larger guest pool and take in the sights of the animals doing the same at their very own watering hole just across the lawn.
Experiencing the cuisine at Madikwe Safari Lodge is worth the experience on its own! Yet the beautiful surroundings and atmosphere are a perfect accompaniment which only make the pleasure of dining even more fulfilling. Our chefs introduce local flavours and techniques into international dishes to create a world class dining experience complimented by a selection of South Africa’s finest wines and other beverages, dining at Madikwe Safari Lodge becomes an adventure all on its own.
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There is no better way of demonstrating your love and appreciation, than marking those milestones than the inspiring, intimate and adventure filled setting that is Madikwe Safari Lodge. Your Romantic Honeymoon or Wedding destination.
Nature has created the perfect picturesque surroundings for you and your loved ones to celebrate the occasion. Whether it be a birthday, engagement, wedding, honeymoon or anniversary, we provide the ultimate setting, spiced up
with excellent food, service and a sprinkle of spoils.
The African bushveld, in particular, the irresistible charm of Madikwe creates an unrivaled enchantment and romance. We treat our newlyweds to the ultimate combination of secluded intimacy and alluring adventure. Each occasion is personalized to your own desires and suites and game drives are enhanced with special surprise
Embrace the Spirit of the African Safari. The uniqueness of Madikwe lies in its diversity – not only the complexity of biomes but the range of fauna and flora that is a result of the changing landscapes – all of which can be covered in a three-hour safari.
The Kalahari plains in the western sections of park transition into more recognizable lowveld savannah and acacia thickets, while the hillsides and riverine sections provide more wooded areas, providing the perfect environment for an extraordinary array of wildlife.
Aside from the excellent opportunity of seeing Africa’s Big-5, the Madikwe Game Reserve is also home to healthy Cheetah and Wild Dog populations, as well as Africa’s Secret-7: Aardvark, African Wild Cat, Civet, Large Spotted Genet, Pangolin, Porcupine and Serval. You’ll have Madikwe’s wide open pristine savannahs pretty much to yourself, as small groups of safaris are led by a personal professional guide during your stay.
Each sighting has a maximum of three vehicle capacity, while Madikwe also makes allowances for off-roading & tracking through the bush to ensure you get the best possible view of any major sighting.
Madikwe Safari Lodge is a malaria-free big-5 game reserve & one of South Africa’s top family-friendly safari destinations. Our experienced child-minders also allow parents to enjoy some relaxing time to themselves, while children are treated to an array of activities, both fun and educational.
The Safari Club is a fun-filled adventure that transforms kids into mini-guides, as our children’s activities crew, explore the lodge in search of animal ‘spoor’ tracks, as well as surprise treasure hunts and other activities, like rock-painting, cupcake decorating and fun dress-ups. As the sun dips over the horizon, the kids all join us chef for pizza making and movies under the stars
Madikwe Game Reserve is deeply involved in wildlife conservation, particularly that of the critically endangered rhino species. Therefore, guests of Madikwe Safari Lodge have the unique opportunity to experience rhino conservation in action. Under the careful eyes of park representatives and animal care specialists, guests can actively participate in the process of gathering DNA samples from a sedated rhino as well as “notching” the animal, ensuring it can be tracked throughout the reserve.
Pamper yourself and & indulge in a relaxing and revitalising spa therapy with Madikwe Safari Lodge’s qualified therapists, while enjoying the beautiful surrounds of the Madikwe Game Reserve. The gorgeous an intimate atmosphere of the South African bushveld already promotes the ultimate relaxation for the body and mind, while our spa therapies amplify this spiritual, physical & mental healing. All products used in our spa treatments are 100% organic.
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