3 Day Royal Madikwe Safari Lodge

This tour introduces to Madikwe Game Reserve which is located in a malaria-free region in the north-western corner of South Africa.

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  • Duration: 3 Days
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What’s included

  • Private transfer in a luxury airconditioned vehicle
  • 2 night’s accommodation at The Royal Madikwe
  • 4 x 3-hour game drives in an open safari vehicle
  • Madikwe conservation levy
  • All meals as per itinerary
  • Local beverages


There are only 20 luxury safari lodges in the 75 000-hectare reserve which means you’re guaranteed an exclusive safari experience.

The Royal Madikwe is an intimate safari lodge with 5 elegant suites, including spacious family suites and a Honeymoon suite which is utterly romantic. There’s entertainment for young children and you can pre-book an evening of drumming and Zulu dancing around the outdoor firepit. You’ll find a stay at The Royal Madikwe is just what you need to rejuvenate body and soul.


The Royal Madikwe ǀ Luxury Accommodation in Madikwe Game Reserve

5 luxury suites, sleeping up to 21 people

The Royal Madikwe is a 5-star safari lodge that lies in the basin of the mighty Marico River, set against a rocky dolomite ridge in Madikwe Game Reserve in the North West Province of South Africa. The reserve is located in a malaria-free region and a comfortable 4.5-hour drive from Johannesburg.

Madikwe Game Reserve covers an area of 75 000 hectares, and is home to the Big 5 and an abundance of antelope and plains game. Madikwe lies on the border of Botswana in a transition zone between the dry, arid Kalahari Desert and the lush Lowveld. 

Each luxury suite at The Royal Madikwe is elegantly decorated and equipped with luxury features such as a Harmon Kardon Bluetooth speaker, fully-stocked mini bar, Nespresso machine, velour bath robes and slippers and organic spa products. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the lodge.

Children of all ages are welcome at The Royal Madikwe. The lodge runs a children’s entertainment programme to keep youngsters entertained during or between daily game drives.


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

Guests are picked up early in Johannesburg and driven to Madikwe Game Reserve. It’s approximately 4.5 hours to the game reserve and we arrive at The Royal Madikwe late morning. Settle into your luxury suite; relax and freshen up before it’s time to depart for the late-afternoon game drive. Game drives are in an open safari vehicle with a professional ranger. Return to the lodge after an exciting night drive and enjoy a starlit dinner at the boma around a firepit on warm evenings, or fine-dining cuisine in the elegant dining room.

Overnight at Royal Madikwe Safari Lodge in Madikwe Private Game Reserve.

Includes: Dinner


Wake up early for hot beverages and then depart for a 3-hour sunrise game drive. Return to the lodge for breakfast and spend the rest of the day relaxing on the wooden deck or in your airconditioned suite. Be ready to depart after High Tea for the late-afternoon game drive and return for dinner well after dark.

Overnight at The Royal Madikwe in Madikwe Private Game Reserve.

Includes: Breakfast, lunch and dinner


Wake up early for hot beverages and then depart for your last game drive in Madikwe. Return for a hearty breakfast; pack up and be ready to leave mid-morning for a private transfer back to Johannesburg. You’ll be dropped off at your accommodation in Johannesburg at approximately 17h00.

Includes: Breakfast

What’s excluded

  • Scheduled domestic and international flights
  • Purchases of a personal nature
  • Imported beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Activities not specified in the itinerary
  • Visas, if required

Important information

Collection and drop-off: Any accommodation address in Johannesburg

Collect in Johannesburg: Between 05h30 and 06h30

Drop-off in Johannesburg: From 17h00

Please note

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

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