Overview

Special offer: 2 Free Nights in Cape Town, Saving of up to R8000!!

Book three nights at Madikwe Safari Lodge (Lelapa, Kopano, & Dithaba Suites) and receive two nights absolutely free at a luxury Cape Town Boutique Hotel 

Terms and Conditions:

Valid from  the 11 January 2017 - 17 December 2017 and 4-10 January 2018 and subject to availability of rooms.
Block Out Dates: 1-15 February 2017, 18 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
Maximum 2 rooms/4 guests

Madikwe Safari lodge is 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 and 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 properties.

The lodge is located in the central eastern region of the richly diverse and malaria-free 76 000 hectare (187 800 acre) Madikwe Game Reserve, North West Province, South Africa, bordering Botswana. The area is well known for providing the best game viewing within the Reserve, as well as having the lowest concentration of safari vehicles, which makes for a superior game viewing experience.

Children's Program
Many of us have kids of our own, so we know and understand what an unforgettable experience it is for children to be in the bush. We have taken a lot of time to design a kids’ menu of activities which will keep juniors entertained, and parents relaxed.

Unique to Madikwe Safari Lodge, the ECO HOUSE is an educational (and entertainment) centre built specifically for kids – and anyone with a fascination for the wild world and its inhabitants.

The facility is always a hive of activity, where kids can partake in painting, drawing, making location specific models and arts and get to experience some of the live specimens from the reserve.

Accommodation

Intimate accommodation with sweeping views over the game-filled plains with the Dwarsberg range forming a purple-hued backdrop.

The lodge is comprised of three small lodges offering 20 suites in total Madikwe Lelapa lodge, Madikwe Kopano Lodge and Madikwe Dithaba Lodge with 20 suites in total. 

Lelapa lodge offers 12 comfortable, spacious suites with indoor and outdoor showers, private plunge pools and wood-burning fireplaces. Children of all ages are welcome at Madikwe Safari Lodge’s Lelapa Lodge. There are many activities available for children including: family safari drives, bush orientation, bug CSI, dung tracking, track pack with Plaster of Paris, baking in the kitchen, making pizzas in the boma, star gazing, games night and much more. Children between the ages of zero and five years stay free of charge and children aged six to fifteen pay 50% of the per person adult rate. Unfortunately no game drives are allowed for children under the age of two years and children between the ages of two and five are only allowed on the late morning family safari drive. The family safari drive for children aged two to five departs at 11:00 in winter and 10:00 in summer, and lasts approximately two hours.

Kopano lodge offers 4 suites for 8 guests, with private plunge pools and open plan lounges and dining areas. Children of 16yrs and older welcome and suitable for disabled travellers.  

Dithaba lodge offers 4 suites for 8 guests, open plan lounges and plunge pools in each suite. Children of all ages are welcome if the lodge is booked exclusively.

Wildlife

Rich biodiversity of mammals, such as Africa’s Big Five, cheetah, wild dog, brown and spotted hyena, oryx, eland, springbok and ostrich. Excellent birdwatching with over 350 bird species, diverse geology and broad mix of habitats,

Morning and evening game drives in open safari vehicles, bush walks, bird watching, astronomy, ecology house and local community village tour, bush breakfasts and dinners, boma dinners, spa, children’s activities.

An all-year-round safari destination where the variation in experience is temperature-related rather than safari-related as the reserve does not have any migratory species. The best bird-watching period is from October to April.

Extra Info

Children
 ​All children are welcome.
 ​​Free! One child under 6 years stays free of charge in an extra bed. 
 ​One child from 6 to 15 years is charged 50 % of the room stay per night in an extra bed.
 ​One older child or adult is charged 100 % of the room stay per night and person in an extra bed.
 ​The maximum number of extra beds in a room is 1.

Excludes:
Madikwe Game Reserve entrance/ conservation fees

Directions

Federal Air operates a daily flight from O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) to Madikwe airfield, departing at 12h00 and returning at 13h30. The airfield is 10 minutes drive from the Lodge.

Gaborone, Botswana is 2 hours from Madikwe Safari Lodge. If you are either coming from or going on safari in Botswana, transfers can be arranged.
The driving time from Johannesburg is approximately 4 to 4.5 hours and there are two different routes to consider.

O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) to Madikwe Safari Lodge via Abjaterskop Gate. Note: this route is recommended if you prefer to travel a shorter distance on a gravel road, bearing in mind neither route requires
a 4x4 vehicle.

O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) to Madikwe Safari Lodge via Molatedi Gate (Sun City). Note: this route is recommended if you do not mind travelling 50 kilometres/30 miles on a gravel road, or if you are coming from or going to
Sun City. This is a shorter route in distance, does not require a 4x4 vehicle and is more scenic.
 

Reviews


"Wonderful and very helpful!" It was very easy to book through KrugerPark.com, the person we dealt with was amazingly helpful and made the whole process very pleasing...

karien

It was above all expectation!!! Perfectly organised at such short notice! Lodge and people were friendly, nice, knowledgeable, professional with very personal touch. Safari was real experience , we were really in the nature yards from animals....very real!!!

Aida

"Excellent" Very efficient and organised. all according to plan

peter

Special offer: 2 Free Nights in Cape Town, Saving of up to R8000!!

Book three nights at Madikwe Safari Lodge (Lelapa, Kopano, & Dithaba Suites) and receive two nights absolutely free at a luxury Cape Town Boutique Hotel 

Terms and Conditions:

Valid from  the 11 January 2017 - 17 December 2017 and 4-10 January 2018 and subject to availability of rooms.
Block Out Dates: 1-15 February 2017, 18 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
Maximum 2 rooms/4 guests

Madikwe Safari lodge is 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 and 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 properties.

The lodge is located in the central eastern region of the richly diverse and malaria-free 76 000 hectare (187 800 acre) Madikwe Game Reserve, North West Province, South Africa, bordering Botswana. The area is well known for providing the best game viewing within the Reserve, as well as having the lowest concentration of safari vehicles, which makes for a superior game viewing experience.

Children's Program
Many of us have kids of our own, so we know and understand what an unforgettable experience it is for children to be in the bush. We have taken a lot of time to design a kids’ menu of activities which will keep juniors entertained, and parents relaxed.

Unique to Madikwe Safari Lodge, the ECO HOUSE is an educational (and entertainment) centre built specifically for kids – and anyone with a fascination for the wild world and its inhabitants.

The facility is always a hive of activity, where kids can partake in painting, drawing, making location specific models and arts and get to experience some of the live specimens from the reserve.

Intimate accommodation with sweeping views over the game-filled plains with the Dwarsberg range forming a purple-hued backdrop.

The lodge is comprised of three small lodges offering 20 suites in total Madikwe Lelapa lodge, Madikwe Kopano Lodge and Madikwe Dithaba Lodge with 20 suites in total. 

Lelapa lodge offers 12 comfortable, spacious suites with indoor and outdoor showers, private plunge pools and wood-burning fireplaces. Children of all ages are welcome at Madikwe Safari Lodge’s Lelapa Lodge. There are many activities available for children including: family safari drives, bush orientation, bug CSI, dung tracking, track pack with Plaster of Paris, baking in the kitchen, making pizzas in the boma, star gazing, games night and much more. Children between the ages of zero and five years stay free of charge and children aged six to fifteen pay 50% of the per person adult rate. Unfortunately no game drives are allowed for children under the age of two years and children between the ages of two and five are only allowed on the late morning family safari drive. The family safari drive for children aged two to five departs at 11:00 in winter and 10:00 in summer, and lasts approximately two hours.

Kopano lodge offers 4 suites for 8 guests, with private plunge pools and open plan lounges and dining areas. Children of 16yrs and older welcome and suitable for disabled travellers.  

Dithaba lodge offers 4 suites for 8 guests, open plan lounges and plunge pools in each suite. Children of all ages are welcome if the lodge is booked exclusively.

Rich biodiversity of mammals, such as Africa’s Big Five, cheetah, wild dog, brown and spotted hyena, oryx, eland, springbok and ostrich. Excellent birdwatching with over 350 bird species, diverse geology and broad mix of habitats,

Morning and evening game drives in open safari vehicles, bush walks, bird watching, astronomy, ecology house and local community village tour, bush breakfasts and dinners, boma dinners, spa, children’s activities.

An all-year-round safari destination where the variation in experience is temperature-related rather than safari-related as the reserve does not have any migratory species. The best bird-watching period is from October to April.

Children
 ​All children are welcome.
 ​​Free! One child under 6 years stays free of charge in an extra bed. 
 ​One child from 6 to 15 years is charged 50 % of the room stay per night in an extra bed.
 ​One older child or adult is charged 100 % of the room stay per night and person in an extra bed.
 ​The maximum number of extra beds in a room is 1.

Excludes:
Madikwe Game Reserve entrance/ conservation fees

Federal Air operates a daily flight from O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) to Madikwe airfield, departing at 12h00 and returning at 13h30. The airfield is 10 minutes drive from the Lodge.

Gaborone, Botswana is 2 hours from Madikwe Safari Lodge. If you are either coming from or going on safari in Botswana, transfers can be arranged.
The driving time from Johannesburg is approximately 4 to 4.5 hours and there are two different routes to consider.

O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) to Madikwe Safari Lodge via Abjaterskop Gate. Note: this route is recommended if you prefer to travel a shorter distance on a gravel road, bearing in mind neither route requires
a 4x4 vehicle.

O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) to Madikwe Safari Lodge via Molatedi Gate (Sun City). Note: this route is recommended if you do not mind travelling 50 kilometres/30 miles on a gravel road, or if you are coming from or going to
Sun City. This is a shorter route in distance, does not require a 4x4 vehicle and is more scenic.
 

"Wonderful and very helpful!" It was very easy to book through KrugerPark.com, the person we dealt with was amazingly helpful and made the whole process very pleasing...

karien

It was above all expectation!!! Perfectly organised at such short notice! Lodge and people were friendly, nice, knowledgeable, professional with very personal touch. Safari was real experience , we were really in the nature yards from animals....very real!!!

Aida

"Excellent" Very efficient and organised. all according to plan

peter

Accommodation options

Lelapa, Kopano, & Dithaba Suites

Dates PPS Single Unit Sleep
11 Jan 2017 — 30 Apr 2017 R 8,110 R 12,165 2 people
31 May 2017 — 31 Aug 2017 R 6,895 R 10,343 2 people
01 Sep 2017 — 30 Nov 2017 R 9,010 R 13,515 2 people
01 Dec 2017 — 17 Dec 2017 R 6,895 R 10,343 2 people
18 Dec 2017 — 03 Jan 2018 R 10,365 R 15,548 2 people
From R 6,895

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Inclusions:
Luxury accommodation in a suite with private plunge pool; All meals; Teas/Coffees; Mini bar in room; Inclusive drinks and selected snacks (all soft drinks and selection of  beers, spirits & house wines); Two game drives daily with FGASA qualified ranger; Game drive refreshments & snacks; Transfers to and from the Eastern Madikwe airstrip

Excludes:
Madikwe Game Reserve entrance/ conservation fees

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