Madikwe Safari Lodge

Accommodation in Madikwe Game Reserve

Star Rating:4

Madikwe Safari Lodge is situated in the heart of the richly diverse and malaria-free 76 000-hectare (187 800-acre) Madikwe Game Reserve – one of South Africa’s biggest wildlife sanctuaries. It offers exceptional game viewing, simple yet sophisticated accommodation, superb service and unique regional cuisine.

Set on a gentle slope nestled between two rolling hills, Madikwe Safari Lodge overlooks game-filled plains with the Dwarsberg Hills in the distance and the Marico River nearby. The region is also imbued in history and has seen the passage of Mzilikazi and a range of explorers, traders, hunters and missionaries, including Dr David Livingstone, Sir Cornwallis Harris and the famous South African author, Herman Charles Bosman.

Famed for Operation Phoenix, the world’s largest game translocation exercise with the introduction of more than 8 000 animals, Madikwe’s diverse geology and broad mix of habitats allows a wide range of African wildlife to flourish – including the Big Five, cheetah and a thriving population of wild dog. 

Situated in one of South Africa’s largest and malaria-free sanctuaries; rich biodiversity of mammals, such as Africa’s Big Five, cheetah, wild dog, brown and spotted hyena, oryx, eland, springbok & ostrich; excellent birdwatching with over 350 bird species; diverse geology and broad mix of habitats; exceptional field rangers; intimate accommodation with sweeping views over the game-filled plains with the Dwarsberg range forming a purple-hued backdrop; unique area imbued in history – Mzilikazi, Dr David Livingstone, Sir Cornwallis Harris and Herman Charles Bosman; effortless road and air access; part of the family owned and operated collection of More Hotel properties.

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Intimate safari suites:
Three exclusive safari camps, Totalling 16 suites, Private plunge pools, Expansive guest areas with sweeping views, Libraries and interpretive centres
Each suite features a sitting area, a bedroom with circular fireplace, a spacious dressing area with personal bar, an en suite bathroom with bath, indoor and outdoor shower and a private plunge pool. The rooms are organic in design and woven copper screens add intriguing detail.

Overlooking Madikwe’s game-filled plains, intimate sitting areas in all three camps feature shaded outdoor seating on expansive covered decks. There are plentiful fireplaces both inside and outdoors with pizza ovens for fun dining, book-filled libraries and a unique safari shop. A covered outdoor living room offers beanbags and cushions on the floor for casual relaxation. The nearby boma is the setting for evocative starlit dinners.


Inclusions / Exclusions

Rates Include:
Luxurious accommodation, Three delicious meals daily including all teas and coffees, House wines, local brand spirits and beers, soft drinks and bottled water, Two scheduled game-drives daily in 4x4 safari vehicles, accompanied by an experienced CC Africa ranger, Laundry service, Emergency Medical Evacuation Insurance, VAT / Taxes

Rates exclude:
Transfers and optional extras

Rates include:
Luxury accommodation, all meals, teas/coffees, all local beverages (including soft drinks, local brand beers, spirits and house wines), two game drives daily, game drive refreshments and snacks, transfer to and from Madikwe airstrip, and specified safari activities.
Rates exclude:
Laundry; premium brand or imported beers, spirits, cellar wines and champagnes; cigars and cigarettes; transfers not specified; gratuities; telephone; curio shop purchases; spa treatments; Madikwe Game Reserve landing fees; Madikwe Game Reserve entrance/conservation fee; and activities not included.


Extra information

Interpretive game-drives:  Professional and skilled CC Africa rangers will deliver a world-class interpretive experience of the bush on morning and afternoon/evening game-drives in 4x4 safari vehicles.

Photographic opportunities of the Reserve’s fauna, flora and topography are excellent. Positioned at the ecological junction between the bushveld and the Kalahari, Madikwe comprises five distinct habitats which are home to an array of African wildlife. In addition to Africa’s Big Five, you may see large numbers of elephant, giraffe and impala occurring alongside oryx, springbok and red hartebeest.