About the Lodge
Where 5 star service, lavish accommodation and adventurous Game Drives come standard, Royal Madikwe offers an unforgettable luxury safari experience for families, groups of friends or couples, seeking to soak up the splendour of the African Bush.
Children of all ages are welcome at Royal Madikwe where they can play and learn about their natural surroundings in a safe environment with an exciting kiddies program while parents relax by the poolside, or join in on the fun!
The Royal Madikwe is also available on an exclusive basis.
Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge also offers the option of exclusive use of the whole lodge, providing a more personal and intimate experience ideal for small groups or families which is available on request
Royal Madikwe offers accommodation on a per person shared basis to a maximum of 12 guests in 3 free standing Luxury Suites and 1 Royal Villa with spacious interiors, organic textures and beautiful views giving our guests the opportunity to lose themselves in the sights, sounds and smells of the African Bush.
Luxury Double Suite
This Suite is situated parallel to a regularly frequented game path on the Royal Madikwe conservancy within Madikwe Game Reserve.
With breathtaking views of the surrounding wilderness and mountains, this freestanding suite offers privacy, tranquility and luxury to couples in search of a delightful retreat.
Suite size : 46m²
This beautifully appointed suite boasts a king size four poster bed draped in a luxurious mosquito net, en-suite bathroom with indoor / outdoor rain showers and a bathtub with a beautiful wilderness view, a cozy indoor wood fire place and comfortable outdoor seating.
The large private viewing deck encompasses plush sun loungers conveniently placed beside the plunge pool to soak up the Madikwe sunshine all year round!
Luxury Twin Suite
Become absorbed in the sights and sounds of the bush, while relaxing in the privacy of this lavish freestanding suite.
Where contemporary style meets African elegance, the Luxury Twin Suites offers the perfect space for friends, older children or couples to rejuvenate and relax in anticipation of their safari adventure.
Suite size : 43m²
The Twin Suite flaunts lavish extra length ¾ beds draped in luxurious linen, a mosquito net, en-suite bathroom with indoor / outdoor rain showers, bathtub with a beautiful wilderness view, a cozy indoor wood fire place and comfortable outdoor seating. This suite can comfortably be converted into a double for couples.
The large private viewing deck, furnished with plush sun loungers allows you to soak up the sunshine beside your private plunge pool while enjoying the flurry of animals passing by your suite along the game path to the waterhole.
The Honeymoon Suite
Situated directly across from the busiest waterhole in Madikwe, the freestanding Honeymoon Suite offers spectacular views of the waterhole from the privacy of the elevated sun deck.
This sumptuous and romantic retreat is perfectly suited to couples celebrating their honeymoon, an anniversary or simply in search of a special getaway.
Suite size : 44m²
The Honeymoon Suite is embellished in a remarkable four poster bed draped in luxurious percale linen, a fabulous mosquito net, en-suite bathroom with indoor / outdoor rain showers, bathtub with a beautiful wilderness and waterhole view, a cozy indoor wood fire place and comfortable outdoor seating.
The large private viewing deck wraps around a refreshing plunge pool with the most exquisite views! Soak up the sunshine while enjoying the abundant wildlife frequenting the waterhole just 10 meters away.
The Emperor Suite
Boasting spectacular views of the Royal waterhole from the elegant sunken lounge, this spacious 2 bedroom suite is conveniently located on the second level of the Clubhouse.
The Emperor suite, in conjunction with its’ adjacent TV lounge and beautifully appointed private dining space is perfectly suited to couples in search of a lavish, spacious suite, a honeymoon retreat, or for families with 2 younger children.
Suite size : 105m²
The Emperor master bedroom is indulged in an extra length king size bed enchantingly draped in a luxurious mosquito net, extravagant percale linen and an en-suite bathroom with an open air rain shower and romantic bathtub.
The comfortable sunken lounge divides the additional bathroom, equipped with a rain shower, and the children’s room which is fitted with fun bunk beds.
The adjacent private dining space and contemporary TV lounge adds a further 82m² to create an exclusive private villa in the clubhouse where couples or families have the freedom and space to enjoy all the comforts of home in a serene and picturesque setting.
One of the best features of the Emperor Suite is the close proximity of the private dining space which allows parents to put the kids to bed and enjoy a romantic dinner whilst near enough to hear their little ones if they should awake.
The Royal Villa
Where contemporary style meets African elegance, this luxurious 2 bedroom family villa offers exclusivity and privacy, perfectly suited to families with 2 – 3 children.
When booking the Villa in conjunction with another Suite a private vehicle for game drives will be included as an added luxury ensuring intimate family safari experiences as well as the flexibility sometimes required with younger children.
Suite size : 159m²
The Royal Villa master bedroom boasts a lavish four poster bed draped in a hand crafted mosquito net, indoor wood fire place, en-suite bathroom with both indoor and outdoor rain showers and a romantic bathtub with exquisite views of both the waterhole and wilderness.
Separated by a dining area and small kitchenette, the second bedroom flaunts sumptuous twin beds draped in luxurious mosquito nets and a large en-suite bathroom with indoor rain shower and an extravagant bathtub.
The Library and TV lounge located on the second level gives way to another viewing deck with perfect waterhole views.
The 138m² private viewing deck with plunge pool and a comfortable outdoor seating area is the ideal haven to enjoy the sights and sounds of the African bush.
We welcome children of all ages. Nanny services and separate "Bush Baby" Game Drives can be arranged prior to your arrival at the lodge. There is also a children’s TV room and a Children’s Menu.
Indulge in an African feast complimented by the finest estate wines, and sit at a magnificent table under the canopy of stars.
Currency Payment within camp can be made with South African Rand, Travellers Cheques, Master Card or Visa Card.
Royal Madikwe is fenced but this does not mean that we can guarantee safety; we require that guests do not walk alone at night. A ranger will always be available to escort guests to and from their suites.
Madikwe is a Malaria Free area and therefore no anti malaria medication is required. Royal Madikwe does have Medical Emergency Cover with Med-Evac that will cover the evacuation and treatment of Medical Emergencies, however every case is determined individually and therefore no guarantees are given. We do advise that all guests take out personal travel insurance.
The main lodge offers a Curio Shop, Main Lounge, Dining room, Library and Wine Cellar, Cigar Lounge, Indoor and Outdoor Bar, Boma, Viewing Deck, TV Lounge, Kids Play Room, Main Pool and a variety of elevated decks, all overlooking the well frequented Water Hole.
In room facilities include
- Liquid soap, Bath foam, Bath salts, Hand & Body lotion, Shower gel, Shampoo and Conditioner, as well as
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- I-pod docking station
- Safety deposit box
- Hair dryer
- Air conditioner
- Tea & Coffee making facility
- Fully stocked mini bar
- Velour bath robes
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Transfers can be arranged from within South Africa and from Botswana.
These can be booked through us.
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.
From Johannesburg, head north west on R24 to Magaliesburg. Once in Magaliesburg, follow route 509 to Derby, Koster and Swartruggens. From Swartruggens, follow the N4 Toll Road to Zeerust. Once in Zeerust, turn right at Gabarone/Madikwe signs on route R49. Enter Madikwe Game Reserve at the Wonderboom Gate, 97 km north of Zeerust. Pass the Abjaterskop Gate first entrance to Madikwe, 7 km before the Wonderboom Gate.