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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 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.

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Expert View

  • 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
  • Safari Icon Safari

Our sustainable tourism rating

We handpick partners who share our commitment to protecting their environment, conserving wildlife and benefitting local communities.

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INSIDER TIP

"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."

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ACTIVITIES

This sample trip offers countless adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most and we will curate your perfect itinerary.

  • Big 5 Safari Icon Big 5 Safari
  • 4 WD Safari Icon 4WD Safari
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Night Drive Icon Night Drive
  • Rhino Tracking Icon Rhino Tracking
  • Conservation Experience Icon Conservation Experience
  • Kids Bushcraft Icon Kids Bushcraft
  • Star Gazing Star Beds Icon Star Gazing/Star Bed
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
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