4 Day Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge

Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge is an intimate bushveld retreat offering guests an exclusive Big 5 safari experience in a malaria-free region.

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  • Duration: 4 Days
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What’s included

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


Located in the north-western corner of South Africa on the border of Botswana, Madikwe is the fourth-largest private game reserve in the country and home to the Big 5 as well as strong populations of wild dog.

Guests stay in beautifully-appointed luxury suites that cling to the edge of Tweedepoort Ridge, overlooking the lush gorge below and vast savanna plains of Madikwe. Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge is tastefully decorated in natural, subdued colours and textures and exudes a warm and comforting atmosphere.


Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge ǀ Luxury Accommodation in Madikwe Game Reserve

8 luxury thatched chalets, sleeping up to 16 adult guests

Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge is situated on the side of Tweedepoort Ridge in the magical Madikwe Game Reserve with incredible views over the gorge below and vast savanna plains. The 75 000-hectare private game reserve is located in a malaria-free region on the border of Botswana. The ecology is a seamless blend of dry Kalahari thornveld and lush Lowveld vegetation.

Each chalet is stylishly decorated in natural hues of colour and texture and offers guests tranquility and privacy with its own viewing deck. The main lodge is built on two tiers and each level is accessed via a wooden bridge that crosses a ravine that’s a mass of lush vegetation and dramatic rock figs. The views are breathtaking and the lodge atmosphere is warm and welcoming.

Children of all ages are welcome at Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge. However, children 6 years and younger are not permitted on the open safari vehicles. Mini-morning game drives suitable for children can be pre-booked and babysitters are available on request.


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 Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge 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 outdoor boma or in lodge dining room.

Overnight at Buffalo Ridge 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 Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge 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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