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Madikwe Safari Lodge

Madikwe Safari Lodge

$630 per person

The beautiful Madikwe Safari Lodge is an easy four-hour drive from Johannesburg. This lodge comprises three separate private lodges offering 20 luxury suites in total. Madikwe Safari Lodge offers accommodation in three luxury lodges, Lepapa Lodge, Kopano Lodge and Dithaba Lodge each with its own appeal.

The pristine Madikwe Safari Lodge, situated in the Madikwe Private Game Reserve of the Northwest Province of South Africa, right on the Botswana border. It is currently the fifth largest game reserve in the country. It comprises 75 000 hectares of vast wilderness.
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The beautiful Madikwe Safari Lodge is an easy four-hour drive from Johannesburg. This lodge comprises three separate private lodges offering 20 luxury suites in total. Madikwe Safari Lodge offers accommodation in three luxury lodges, Lepapa Lodge, Kopano Lodge and Dithaba Lodge each with its own appeal.

The right lodge for you will depend on whether you are travelling with the family, with a group of friends or on your own, and on your personality.
As it is lesser known it is a hidden gem and home to approximately 66 large mammal and 300 bird species. The reserve offers stellar Big Five viewing (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo), as well as a variety of other species such as giraffe, the elusive African wild dog, brown hyena, oryx and aardwolf, to name but a few.

Before the South African Government declared Madikwe a reserve, the land was used for farming, but, as the soil is too poor to sustain farming practices, it was decided it would be best to utilize the area as a national park in order to assist with the up liftment of local disadvantaged communities. More than 10 000 mammals were then relocated from other national parks in South Africa. The habitat comprises vast open plains of grasslands, woodlands, rocky outcrops and single mountains.

The park is bordered in the south by the Dwarsberg Mountains. Madikwe is run as a joint venture between the state, private sector and local communities, making it a trend-setting model for other similar ventures in the country.

Off-road driving enables the best possible view of any exceptional sighting, and rangers are constantly in touch with one another to keep track of animal movements.

Madikwe Safari Lodge

Lodge Lelapa Lodge – Lelapa, meaning “family”, offers luxurious accommodation in 12 suites, tailor-made for families. Each spacious suite coexists harmoniously with nature, and boasts stylishly decorated spaces in which to relax and unwind. Amenities include a double bed (convertible to twins), a wood-burning fireplace, en-suite bathroom with in- and outdoor shower, and private deck with plunge pool. A range of deluxe amenities such as air-conditioning, ceiling fan, minibar, hairdryer, safe, and a direct-dial telephone, to name but a few, ensure a luxury safari experience in this pristine wilderness. The lodge’s communal pool provides the perfect venue for spending many pleasant hours with family and friends, lazing in the sun whilst immersing yourself in the beauty of this landscape.

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madikwe safari lodge suite exterior

Kopano Lodge – Tailored to smaller groups, Kopano Lodge comprises just 4 suites, and can accommodate a maximum of 8 guests. Meaning “small gathering”, Kopano offers an intimate safari holiday where the hoot of an owl, or the whoop of a hyena, announces each fine-dining experience in the stylish communal area. Suites boast an en-suite bathroom with in-and outdoor shower, deck with plunge pool and double bed (convertible to twins), as well as a range of luxury amenities such as air-conditioning, fireplace, ceiling fan, safe, minibar, and telephone, to name a few. Children 16 and older are welcome at Kopano Lodge.

Your Safari Schedule


SUMMER

(NOVEMBER – MARCH)

05h00Wake up call
05h30Tea/coffee; game drive departs
09h00Game drive returns; breakfast/brunch is served
At leisureBush walk, or other activities of personal preference
13h00Lunch
16h00Afternoon tea
16h30Game drive departs
19h30Game drive returns; dinner is served

WINTER

(MID MAY – AUGUST)

06h30Wake up call
07h00Tea/coffee; game drive departs
09h30Game drive returns; breakfast/brunch is served
At leisureBush walk, or other activities of personal preference
13h00Lunch
15h00Afternoon tea
15h30Game drive departs
18h30Game drive returns; dinner is served
Apart from private traversing rights, the lodge’s open safari vehicles can also traverse the main roads in the park without restrictions, thereby allowing unlimited game viewing opportunities in one of the world's most famous reserves.

Dithaba Lodge – Nature lovers in search of seclusion and silence will love Dithaba lodge. With only 4 suites, it is well-suited to small families or a small group of friends. Here you can immerse yourself in nature without any hindrances. Each suite has its own splash pool and comes with double bed (convertible to twins), en-suite bathroom with in- and outdoor shower, minibar, safe, hairdryer and telephone, as well as a range of other luxury amenities. Children are only allowed if the lodge is booked for exclusive use by the same party. This lodge also lends itself to small conferences.

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madikwe kids club program

Children of all ages are welcome at Madikwe Safari Lodge. They can participate in a custom-designed children’s program which will entertain, educate and delight.

FAQ's

Question: Best Time to Visit Madikwe Safari Lodge

Answer: May-August and December

 

Question: Where is Madikwe Safari Lodge

Answer: Madikwe Safari Lodge is located on the banks of the Groot Marico River in the central east region of Madikwe Game Reserve in the North West Province of South Africa, bordering Botswana. It is an easy 4-hour drive from Johannesburg.

More About Madikwe Safari Lodge

MADIKWE SAFARI LODGE

Madikwe is an area rich in heritage. It was named after the Madikwe or Marico River, and the nearby town, Groot Marico, is also named after the river. Groot Marico was founded by the Voortrekkers, the early pioneers of this land, in the 1850s but only proclaimed in 1948.

Legendary South Africa writer Herman Charles Bosman made the area famous, often writing about Marico in his books, in which he referred to this area as “carrying the authentic stamp of South Africa”

  • Included
    5 Star Accommodation
    Airport Transfers
    Breakfast
    Entry Fees
    Flights
    Meals
    Personal Safari Guide
    Spa treatments and Laundry
    Telephone
    Wifi
  • Not Included
    Boutique purchases
    Departure Taxes
    Premium Brands and Cellar wines

TOUR LOCATION

Madikwe Game Reserve, Madikwe, 0116

Inclusions and exclusions

Rates Include:
  • 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
  • Specified inclusive safari activities
Specialist activities included:
  • Game drives
  • Bush walks
  • Astronomy
  • Wildlife lectures
  • Bush breakfasts, picnic lunches & bush dinners
  • Children’s activities
Rates exclude:
  • Cultural village experience
  • Private Land Rover
  • Any additional outside services Fees Excluded
 

Facilities and Amenities at Madikwe Safari Lodge

Description of Facilities / Amenities Madikwe Safari Lodge
Number of suites | Lelapa Lodge24
Number of suites | Kopano Lodge8
Number of suites | Dithaba Lodge8
LODGE FACILITIES
Back up ElectricityYes
BomaYes
Boutique Shop**Yes
Children | LelapaYes (all ages)
Children | KopanoChildren >16 (all ages if booked exclusively)
Children | DithabaChildren >16 (all ages if booked exclusively)
Full bar facilitiesYes
GymNo
Handicapped Suite | Lelapa LodgeYes (with assistance)
Handicapped Suite | Kopano LodgeYes (with assistance)
Handicapped Suite | Dithaba LodgeNo
LoungeYes
Meeting Facilities | Lelapa LodgeYes (but no dedicated room)
Meeting Facilities | Kopano LodgeNo
Meeting Facilities | Dithaba LodgeYes (but no dedicated room)
ParkingYes
Spa*Yes
Plunge PoolYes
Telephone/Fax FacilitiesYes
WiFi***Yes
Wine CellarYes
SUITE FACILITIES
Air ConditioningYes
En-Suite BathroomsYes
FansYes
HairdryersYes
Lounge AreaYes
Mini-BarsYes
Swimming Pool Yes
Safes in suiteYes
Tea/Coffee Making Facilities (Nespresso machines) Yes
TelephoneYes
DELUXE, PRESIDENTIAL AND LUXURY SUITES – ADDITIONAL FACILITIES
King Size BedsYes
Swimming PoolYes
LoungeYes
 

MADIKWE SAFARI LODGE LIFE ENRICHING EXPERIENCES

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ACTIVITIES

Guests can head out into the wilderness daily in open safari vehicles under the guidance of an experienced ranger and tracker. Early morning and late-afternoon/ early evening safaris are conducted daily. The morning drive head out at sunrise, and the afternoon drive just before sunset. These are the times when the animals are most active, as they usually seek shelter at the heat of the day. Your guide and will share surprising facts of the African bush with you, whilst tracking your favorite species for an up-close encounter. Apart from the iconic Big Five, you can also expect to encounter more elusive species such as the African wild dog, which is a signature species of this reserve. Searching for nocturnal animals in the spotlight after sunset is a thrilling experience as the brief reflection of a pair of eyes in the bush, will have you upright in your seat. Your guide will choose scenic spots en-route where you can indulge in some refreshments. madikwe safari lodge kids safari

BUSHWALKS

Heading out on foot into the African wilderness offers a whole new perspective on this wild land which is Africa. An armed ranger will lead you into the bush and explain the secrets of the fauna and flora of this area, while tracking a wide range of game species. You will have a pre-trail briefing first during which your guide will explain the route and what to expect on the walk. Your safety is paramount and first-aid kits and hand-held radios are standard equipment on walks. This exercise involves all the senses and will definitely get the adrenalin pumping. The anticipation of what awaits around the next bush, will have you on high alert. Bushwalks take place in the early morning after breakfast and are about 2 hours in duration. No children under 16 are allowed. Guest over the age of 16 must provide a medical certificate, proving them fit for this activity. Remember to pack comfortable walking shoes!

BIRDWATCHING

The Madikwe Game Reserve is home to a wide variety of bird species which can be enjoyed during interactive bushwalks or even from the privacy of your deck. Avid birdwatchers can expect sightings of the voilet-eared waxbill, crimson-breasted shrike, Cape vulture and black-breasted snake eagle, to name but a few. The expert guides will glade share their wealth of knowledge of your feathered friends. Delight awaits in your binocular lenses.  

RHINO TAGGING

Molori Safari is involved in rhino conservation efforts and guests can by arrangement be part of an extraordinary hands-on rhino tagging experience – involving the notching, DNA sampling and micro chipping of the rhino’s horns. Guests can work on the ground with the vet and ecologist, in close proximity to the sedated rhino, or take to the air in a helicopter during the rhino search. The rhino tagging conservation experience is charged as a separate cost and must be arranged a week in advance. Guests of all ages can participate, with a high level of parental monitoring required for younger children. The rhino tagging experience begins early morning, between 6:30 and 7:00am, and runs into the early afternoon. Lunch is taken to guests in the bush or a late lunch can be arranged on return to the lodge. * This experience can be enjoyed at extra cost and must be pre-booked.  

WELLNESS

Madikwe offers a number of spa and beauty treatments. Wellness means walking in the wild, breathing fresh air, sleeping well and eating freshly prepared food. Pamper yourself and indulge in a relaxing and revitalising treatment with Madikwe’s qualified therapist, all in the privacy of your suite. Treatments include facials, massages, reflexology, hand- and foot treatments, as well as a range of treatments for the young ones. All products used are 100% organic.  

CHILDREN'S PROGRAM

The Eco House is an educational entertainment centre, specifically designed for children.The facility is a hive of activity where children can partake in a range of activities bound to keep them entertained and their parents relaxed. This experience is unique to Madikwe Safari Lodge and has been designed in consultation with the owner parents, guest parents and managers of North West Parks.  

HONEYMOONS

Madikwe is the place of romance. Spending your honeymoon here will create memories that will last a lifetime. Whether it’s your first breakaway as a couple or your second honeymoon, you want it to be an unforgettable experience. The suites at Kopano Lodge, Dithaba Lodge and Lelapa Lodge are private and spacious, each with its own private swimming pool boasting a breathtaking view over the surrounding landscape. In Winter (May through to August) the wood burning fireplace makes for a beautiful turn down, and the perfect accompaniment to falling asleep as the crackling light flickers throughout the room.

Madikwe Lodges Rates 2019

VALIDITY PERIOD 4 JANUARY – 30 APRIL 2019

Madikwe Kopano Safari LodgeRates and Tariffs
Double | per person per night sharingZAR11 105
Single | single rate per nightZAR16 658
Madikwe Lelapa Safari LodgeRates and Tariffs
Double | per person per night sharingZAR10 095
Single | single rate per nightZAR15 153
Madikwe Dithaba Safari LodgeRates and Tariffs
Double | per person per night sharingZAR11 105
Single | single rate per nightZAR16 658

VALIDITY PERIOD 1 MAY – 31 AUGUST 2019

Madikwe Kopano Safari LodgeRates and Tariffs
Double | per person per night sharingZAR9 440
Single | single rate per nightZAR14 159
Madikwe Lelapa Safari LodgeRates and Tariffs
Double | per person per night sharingZAR8 580
Single | single rate per nightZAR12 870
Madikwe Dithaba Safari LodgeRates and Tariffs
Double | per person per night sharingZAR9 440
Single | single rate per nightZAR14 159
 

VALIDITY PERIOD 1 SEPTEMBER – 30 NOVEMBER 2019

Madikwe Kopano Safari LodgeRates and Tariffs
Double | per person per night sharingZAR12 335
Single | single rate per nightZAR18 503
Madikwe Lelapa Safari LodgeRates and Tariffs
Double | per person per night sharingZAR11 210
Single | single rate per nightZAR16 815
Madikwe Dithaba Safari LodgeRates and Tariffs
Double | per person per night sharingZAR12 335
Single | single rate per nightZAR18 503
 

VALIDITY PERIOD 1 DECEMBER – 17 DECEMBER 2019

Madikwe Kopano Safari LodgeRates and Tariffs
Double | per person per night sharingZAR9 440
Single | single rate per nightZAR14 159
Madikwe Lelapa Safari LodgeRates and Tariffs
Double | per person per night sharingZAR8 580
Single | single rate per nightZAR12 870
Madikwe Dithaba Safari LodgeRates and Tariffs
Double | per person per night sharingZAR9 440
Single | single rate per nightZAR14 159
 

VALIDITY PERIOD 18 DECEMBER – 3 JANUARY 2020

Madikwe Kopano Safari LodgeRates and Tariffs
Double | per person per night sharingZAR14 190
Single | single rate per nightZAR21 285
Madikwe Lelapa Safari LodgeRates and Tariffs
Double | per person per night sharingZAR12 900
Single | single rate per nightZAR19 350
Madikwe Dithaba Safari LodgeRates and Tariffs
Double | per person per night sharingZAR14 190
Single | single rate per nightZAR21 285
 

Madikwe Lodges Rates 2020

VALIDITY PERIOD 4 JANUARY – 30 APRIL 2020

Madikwe Kopano Safari LodgeRates and Tariffs
Double | per person per night sharingZAR11 775
Single | single rate per nightZAR17 663
Madikwe Lelapa Safari LodgeRates and Tariffs
Double | per person per night sharingZAR10 700
Single | single rate per nightZAR16 050
Madikwe Dithaba Safari LodgeRates and Tariffs
Double | per person per night sharingZAR11 775
Single | single rate per nightZAR17 663
 
 
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