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.
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.
- Malaria-free, Big 5 safari easily accessible by road or air
- Fun-filled safari activities and family rooms at Lelapa Lodge
- Utter privacy for adults at Dithaba or Kopano Lodges
- Lavish suites with private plunge pools
- Only place in Africa to see aardwolf, brown and spotted hyena together
At a glance
- 20 Suites
- All Ages
- Open All Year
- Family Rooms
- All Inclusive
"For true nature lovers, consider booking the conservation safari where you will get to witness and participate in genuine conservation efforts taking place at Madikwe Game Reserve."
Adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most.
Big 5 Safari
Guided Walking Safari
Star Gazing/Star Bed
Take a journey through Madikwe Safari Lodge to get a flavour of its unique style and character, designed to enchant every guest.
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HOW TO BOOK
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Honeymoon to Madikwe Safari Lodge
No words can adequately express what a truly magical place this is. We feel so lucky so have had the experience of staying at Madikwe Safari Lodge, memories that will last forever. From the moment we arrived we were completely spoilt and everyone that worked there was so friendly - we really feel w…Read full review
Honeymoon to Madikwe Safari Lodge
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.Read full review
Holiday to Madikwe Safari Lodge
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 spectacul…Read full review
Family holiday to Madikwe Safari Lodge
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 enoughRead full review