Madikwe Safari Lodge

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.

stargazing - Copy elephants by the pool Kopano outdoor dining
  • Flexible booking terms
  • Secured deposit
  • 100% financial protection
  • Stringent safety & hygiene standards
  • Tried & trusted by our clients
  • Emergency medical care

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 program 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.

Getting There

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.


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.

Read what our previous clients thought of Madikwe Safari Lodge

Review of Madikwe Safari Lodge

Julie, Colin and Ethan Edgar

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

27/07/2016 Read full trip review

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Ketan & Pooja

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…

01/04/2014 Read full trip review

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