Home > Madikwe Safaris > 3 Day Madikwe Safaris

3 Day Madikwe Bush House Safari

From ZAR 17650
ZAR 21550 Per Single Traveller

2023 Rates

ZAR 17650 Per Person Sharing
ZAR 21550 Per Single Traveller

WhatsApp Now


3 Days


Any Hotel or Address in Johannesburg / Pretoria




  • Collection and drop off from Any Hotel or address in Johannesburg
  • Free on board Wi-Fi
  • Open vehicle safari drives
  • Outstanding wildlife sightings
  • Full Board


It is stylishly decorated yet retains much of its original charm and warmth. It’s a family-friendly safari destination in the prestigious Madikwe Game Reserve which is located in a malaria-free region in the north-western corner of South Africa.

Guests enjoy daily game drives in the 75 000-hectare which is home to the Big 5 as well as a strong population of wild dog. A special feature at Madikwe Bush Lodge is a unique underground hide that gets you up close to wildlife sightings at the busy waterhole in front of the lodge. A massive lawn and sparkling swimming pool provide hours of entertainment for the whole family.


Madikwe Bush House ǀ Luxury Accommodation in Madikwe Game Reserve

6 luxury suites, sleeping up to 12 people

Madikwe Bush Lodge is an old farmhouse that has been transformed into a 4-star safari lodge. It’s located in a malaria-free region on a private game reserve in the north-western corner of South Africa. The reserve is home to the Big 5 and a high concentration of antelope and plains games. Numbers of visitors and safari vehicles are restricted so you’re guaranteed an exclusive safari experience.

Madikwe Bush Lodge may be a luxury safari destination but it’ll feel like home after a short while. The staff are warm and welcoming and the facilities are comfortable and homely. Take off your shoes and kick a ball on the large lawn and enjoy a refreshing swim in a fabulous rock pool, or settle into a comfy couch in a cozy corner of the lounge to read a good book.

Children of all ages are welcome at Madikwe Bush House. However, children 6 years and younger are not permitted on the open safari vehicles for daily game drives.


DAY 1: JOHANNESBURG – MADIKWE GAME RESERVE (approx 340 kilometers)

Your driver will pick you up either at the airport or at the location where you are staying in Johannesburg, and then take you out of the city and onto the Platinum Highway, travelling in a north-westerly direction. There will be a stop for refreshments along the route. You will be greeted and shown about the lodge at The Bush House before being brought to the game-viewing hide as soon as you arrive at the southern gate of Madikwe Game Reserve early in the afternoon. After a swim to cool down, visitors may gather for savoury and sweet treats during afternoon tea. The evening wildlife drive, led by a seasoned local ranger, will begin soon, so grab your cameras and get ready to go in an open safari vehicle.
Madikwe has the Big Five. Its elephant population is second only to that of Kruger National Park. After the breathtaking African sunset, guests will have the opportunity to watch wildlife using spotlights in order to detect nocturnal animals. Before getting some rest in your luxury room, you will have dinner at the lodge. This is an unforgettable experience, especially when it’s served in the boma surrounded by a campfire. Get some rest in your chamber or go over to the hide.


Before embarking on the early morning wildlife drive, rise before dawn and have a hot beverage with fellow tourists. It’s the finest time to observe predators like lions, leopards, and cheetahs and other wildlife, too, because of the cooler weather. Your ranger will give interesting information about the behaviours of various animals and birds as you go along in the 4×4 vehicle, which offers fantastic opportunities for photography. After returning to the resort for a full breakfast, spend some time in the animal “hide” adjacent to the Bush House waterhole to continue your safari experience. Elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, zebras, and other animals of all shapes and sizes may be seen drinking, making for some really unforgettable photographs. Join your ranger for an evening game drive later in the day, after you’ve had some scrumptious tea, and get ready for some more action-packed fun! The
highlights of the day will be discussed over dinner, which will consist of classic bush food and maybe a bottle of South African Cape wine.


Have some refreshments on the veranda before getting in the open safari vehicle to go on a wildlife drive at sunrise. If you’re lucky, you could get a glimpse of some of Madikwe’s most elusive animals, like a leopard or a group of wild dogs, while you’re out on this trip. Take a break for coffee along the way and listen to the sounds of the forest in the early morning. As you make your way back to the lodge for breakfast in the great outdoors, don’t forget to keep an eye out for wild animals. Visit the hide about mid-morning, when elephants are often drinking for one more photo op before leaving. When you have finished packing and have checked out of The Bush House, you will embark on a leisurely drive back to Johannesburg to arrive either at your hotel or the airport.


  • Private transfer in a luxury airconditioned vehicle
  • 2 night’s accommodation at Madikwe Bush Lodge
  • Daily game drives
  • Daily meals – Full Board
  • Coffee/tea
  • Wi-F


  • All beverages

Once-off Madikwe Game Reserve entrance fee per person

  • Adults: R180pp per stay
  • Children: 3-9 yrs: R80(under 3 yrs: free)

Daily conservancy fee per person

  • Adults: R190pp per night
  • Children: R95pp per night

Good to know:

Group tours

MoAfrika Tours and its service providers offer cost effective group tours and transfers ranging from 2 – 12 persons per vehicle, please do inform us if you would prefer a private tour (additional rates may apply).

Collection / Drop off

Collection from any Hotel or Address in Johannesburg between 05:30am – 07:00am.

Drop-off at any hotel or address in Johannesburg from 17h30.

Please note

If you plan to fly out of OR Tambo International Airport on the last day of your travels, we suggest reserving a domestic flight that departs no earlier than 19h30 and an international flight that departs no earlier than 21h00.

Enquire Now

3 Day Madikwe Hills Game Lodge Safari


3 Day Jaci’s Safari Lodge


3 Day Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge