Madikwe Safari Lodge

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Madikwe Safari Lodge is situated in the heart of the richly diverse and malaria-free 75 000-hectare Madikwe Game Reserve – one of South Africa's biggest wildlife sanctuaries. 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. 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.

Madikwe Safari Lodge comprises three intimate camps – Lelapa Lodge, Kopano Lodge and Dithaba Lodge – each uniquely different and separately run lodge with its own main area and kitchen. The Lelapa Lodge with its 12 suites is best suited for families and runs a complimentary programme of enthralling activities for children. Kopano Lodge meaning 'small gathering' comprises only 4 suites perfect for a group of friends or family to hire exclusively. Translating to 'mountain' Dithaba Lodge is located higher up on the mountain offering incredible views. Its 4 suites offer an exclusive experience for couples wanting complete privacy. All suites include air-conditioning, fans, indoor and outdoor showers, private plunge pools and private decks.

How to get to Madikwe Safari Lodge

Daily light aircraft flights from Johannesburg arrive into the Madikwe airfield which is 10 minutes' drive from the lodge. The lodge is a 2 hour drive from Gabarone in Botswana, 2 hours from Sun City and 4 - 4.5 hours from Johannesburg.

Activities at Madikwe Safari Lodge

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 and children's activities.

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Madikwe Safari Lodge Reviews

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Client Score: 5 out of 5 based on 3 reviews 5 View more reviews
Madikwe Safari Lodge

Julie, Colin and Ethan Edgar

5

Beyond words. It's fabulous and brilliant with kids. Food wonderful. Rooms amazing the staff light the fire for you each evening. The ranger is brilliant. I cannot praise it enough

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Madikwe Safari Lodge

Ketan & Pooja

5

Madikwe Safari Lodge was amazing. The staff (other than the general manager Pieter, who was terrible), was amazing. They made us feel at home in the hotel and took great care to make sure my wife was comfortable throughout her stay and her safaris given her pregnancy. The game viewing was spectacular. We save Lions (including cubs ranging from a few months to a 18 months), lots of rhinos, elephants (including baby elephants), buffalo, wild dogs etc. Our ranger, Billy, was incredibly knowledgeable and really did everything he could to make sure our game drives were a success. The food is also outstanding. My wife and I are both vegetarians and they made special meals for us that were by and large excellent.

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Madikwe Safari Lodge

Anonymous

5

We loved this place. The staff were great, the accommodation was fantastic and the food was to die for. The safari drives were amazing and we saw so much even on the first day! We felt so at home and so well looked after, we couldn't ask for better.

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Madikwe Safari and Pemba Mozambique Holiday

Days
13
Cost Per Person
From $10,700 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Mozambique
South Africa
Locations
Quirimbas Archipelago, Madikwe
Johannesburg

Johannesburg, Sun City and Safari Holiday

Days
9
Cost Per Person
From $3,080 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
South Africa
Locations
Sun City, Madikwe, Johannesburg
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Private Cape Town and Madikwe Family Holiday

Days
12
Cost For Family of 4
From $10,070 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
South Africa
Locations
Cape Town, Madikwe