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About Madikwe Safari Lodge

Madikwe is a "Big Five" game reserve situated 90 km north of Zeerust. Covering some 60 000 hectare, it is one of the largest game reserves in South Africa. The rich diversity of vegetation ensures a wide range of game and the topography offers ideal game viewing opportunities.

The Lodge

Madikwe Safari Lodge offers simple yet sophisticated accommodation in three exclusive safari camps which compromises of 20 suites in Total


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.

Fauna and Flora

The reintroduction of game began early in 1991, shortly before the perimeter fence had been completed. Operation Phoenix, as the reintroduction programme is called, is the largest game translocation exercise in the world. More than 8 000 animals of 28 species have so far been released into the reserve, including elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion, cheetah, Cape hunting dog, spotted hyena, giraffe, zebra and many species of antelope and herbivores. Leopard already occurred in the reserve. Operation Phoenix was completed in 1997.


Guests at Madikwe Safari Lodge can view some of Africa's most impressive wildlife on morning and afternoon/evening game-drives. These are conducted  in open game-viewing vehicles led by professional and experienced rangers. You can also enjoy excellent bird watching with over 350 bird species found in the area. Book-filled libraries and interpretive centres are also available to keep guests occupied.


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 childrens program.

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Madikwe Safari Lodge
- 01 Nov - 17 Dec 2017

R 5 395 per person sharing per night
Valid: Advance Bookings

R 4 240 per person sharing per night
Valid: Book within 10 days of stay

Rates include:
  • Luxury Accommodation
  • All meals ( Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner )
  • Two game drives per day
  • Snacks on Game drive
  • Hot Drinks

Single Supplement of 50% Applies

Rates exclude:

Drinks, Items of a personal nature; R 180 Per Adult Reserve Gate fee ( R 80 per child) ; Meals, excursions, tours and transfers not mentioned in the above; Tips and gratuities.

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