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Madikwe Safari Lodge

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.

Total number of rooms: 16 suites
Type of accommodation: Safari camps
Child Policy: Child friendly
Prices from: R 6 480.00 per person sharing
Main features: Private plunge pools
  Libraries and interpretive centres
  Photographic opportunities

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  • Facilities
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About the Lodge

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. 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.


Suites

Madikwe Safari Lodge is situated in the heart of the richly diverse, malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, offering exceptional game viewing, simple yet sophisticated accommodation, superlative service and unique regional cuisine.

  • Three exclusive safari camps
  • Totaling 16 suites
  • Private plunge pools
  • Expansive guest areas with sweeping views
  • Libraries and interpretive centres
  • African safari shop

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.

Activities

Positioned at the ecological junction between the bushveld and the Kalahari, Madikwe comprises five distinct habitats which are home to a rich diversity of plants, birds and other wildlife.

  • Ecological cross-road of bushveld and Kalahari
  • Excellent night viewing including brown hyena and spring hare
  • 'Big Five', including both black and white rhinoceros
  • Resident packs of endangered wild dog
  • Over 350 bird species, including several Kalahari specials

Interpretive game-drives
Professional and skilled 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

 

Madikwe Safari Lodge Rates

From R7 600.00 per person sharing, per night

Valid until the 10th of Jan 2018

Lelapa, Kopano & Dithabe* Suites
(Min 6 pax if Dithaba Lodge is booked as exclusive use villa)


Included:
  • Luxury accommodation in a suite with private plunge pool
  • All meals
  • Teas & coffees
  • Soft drinks, local brand beers and spirits & house wines
  • 2 Game drives daily with FGASA qualified ranger
  • Game drive refreshments and snacks
  • Transfers to and from the Eastern Madikwe airstrip
  • Specified inclusive safari activities such as:
    • Game drives
    • Bush walks
    • Astronomy
    • Wildlife lectures
    • Bush breakfasts
    • picnic lunches & bush dinners,
    • Children’s activities

Excluded:
  • Madikwe Game Reserve entrance/conservation fees
  • Madikwe Game Reserve landing fees
  • All items of personal nature
  • All beverages not mentioned above
  • Laundry, mini bar in room,
  • Premium brand beers – spirits – cellar wines & champagnes.
  • Cigars & cigarets
  • Gratuities
  • Spa treatments
  • Specialist Activities excluded:
    • Cultural village experience
    • Private Land Rover
    • Any additional outside services

MADIKWE SAFARI LODGE CHILDRENS POLICY

Lelapa Lodge
Children of all ages are welcome at Lelapa Lodge.
Children aged 0 - 5 years stay free of charge.
Children aged 6 - 15 years pay 50% of the adult sharing rate.
Children aged 16 years and older pay the full adult rate.

Kopano Lodge
Regretfully we do not accept any children at our Kopano Lodge.

Dithaba Lodge 
Children are only accepted if the lodge is booked exclusively. If the lodge is booked exclusively, then the same policy as Lelapa Lodge is applicable.

Madikwe Safari Lodge offers a comprehensive children's program.

Facilities

  • Three exclusive safari camps
  • Totaling 16 suites
  • Private plunge pools
  • Expansive guest areas with sweeping views
  • Libraries and interpretive centres
  • African safari shop

Game Viewing
Positioned at the ecological junction between the bushveld and the Kalahari, Madikwe comprises five distinct habitats which are home to a rich diversity of plants, birds and other wildlife.

  • Ecological cross-road of bushveld and Kalahari
  • Excellent night viewing including brown hyena and spring hare
  • 'Big Five', including both black and white rhinoceros
  • Resident packs of endangered wild dog
  • Over 350 bird species, including several Kalahari specials

Interpretive game-drives
Professional and skilled 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.

 


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Vehicle Transfers

Transfers can be arranged from within South Africa and from Botswana.
These can be booked through us.

Flights

There is a scheduled Federal Air flight that flies in and out of the Reserve daily. Should you wish to charter a plane to suit your own time frame this can be arranged through Madikwe Charters.

 

 


Madikwe Safari Lodge

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