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Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge

Madikwe Safaris

3 Day Madikwe Bush House Safari

Madikwe Bush House is a sprawling old farmhouse that has been lovingly transformed into a luxury safari lodge.

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R 17650

3 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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R TBA

3 Day Jaci’s Safari Lodge

aci’s Lodges is a well-known safari operation in Madikwe Game Reserve that’s renowned for its treehouse glamping experience and vibrant off-the-wall décor.

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R TBA

3 Day Madikwe Hills Game Lodge Safari

Discover why Madikwe Game Reserve has become one of the most sought-after safari destinations for the discerning wildlife traveller.

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R TBA

4 Day Madikwe Bush House Safari

Madikwe Bush House is a sprawling old farmhouse that has been lovingly transformed into a luxury safari lodge.

From

R 23975

5 Day Madikwe Bush House Safari

Madikwe Bush House is a sprawling old farmhouse that has been lovingly transformed into a luxury safari lodge.

From

R 30300

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.

From

R TBA

4 Day Jaci’s Safari Lodge

Jaci’s Lodges is a well-known safari operation in Madikwe Game Reserve that’s renowned for its treehouse glamping experience and vibrant off-the-wall décor.

From

R TBA

4 Day Madikwe Hills Game Lodge Safari

Discover why Madikwe Game Reserve has become one of the most sought-after safari destinations for the discerning wildlife traveller.

From

R TBA

When you stay at the Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge, which is hidden between ancient Tamboti trees, you can have an unforgettable African bush adventure.

Madikwe Game Reserve is one of the largest and most popular game reserves in South Africa. It is made up of about 75,000 hectares of bushland that goes all the way to the border with Botswana.

The Reserve used to be farmland until 1991. It is now back to its natural state, with 86 mammals (from mice to elephants), 420 bird species (110 of which are rare), and 104 tree species. The Reserve is mostly grasslands and bushveld, with some lone mountains and rocky outcrops. It is home to cheetahs, wild dogs, leopards, hyenas, lions, elephants, black and white rhinos, buffalo, zebras, giraffes, and different kinds of antelope.

Madikwe is different in many ways. The Reserve has a lot of different kinds of plants because it has a lot of different kinds of landforms. The different kinds of animals in the Reserve are directly affected by the plants, waterways, landforms, climate, soil, and other things, like the fact that the area used to be a farm. In the bushveld areas, you can find Impala, Gemsbok, and Bush buck. Along the Marico (Madikwe) River, you can find Klipspringer and Mountain reedbuck.

The staff at Madikwe Hills will make sure that your stay is a pleasant one that you will remember, whether you want to go on an exciting wildlife holiday or have your wedding and honeymoon in an exclusive safari setting.

Accommodation

Ten luxury suites and Little Madikwe Hills give up to twenty-four guests a private place to stay within the reserve at Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge.

Up to 24 guests can otherwise stay in large, well-spaced, and completely private suites with glass fronts that are spread out across the hillside and hidden by tamboti trees and thatch roofs. Hurricane lamps light the wooden walkways that connect the secluded suites to the open-plan lounge, bar, wine cellar, TV room, and dining area up the slope. Cooling fans turn slowly, and the vaulted ceiling is held up by the giant twisted trunks of leadwood trees.

Little Madikwe is a luxurious 2-bedroom villa that can fit up to 5 people. If you want to be completely alone in the bushveld, you can book two more private suites in addition to Little Madikwe, which can accommodate up to eight people.

Little Madikwe has a luxurious self-contained 2-bedroom Private Villa (390m2) that can fit up to 5 guests. It has its own game drive vehicle and game ranger, as well as a villa attendant who will take care of your every need. The picture is complete with a wide range of wines, a gourmet kitchen, and a lounge.

By booking suites 9 and 10, Little Madikwe becomes a private camp for up to 8 people that is perfect for families and small groups going on safari. On a wildlife safari in Africa, groups of guests who want to really get away from it all can stay in this Private Villa, which has a large swimming pool and more amenities.

You can choose when to eat and go on a safari game drive, which is a personal luxury. This is the best, most private place for a family to go in Africa.

Highlights of a stay at Little Madikwe include the fact that all ages of children are welcome, it has a private deck and a pool, fans and fireplaces are available, there is a stocked mini-bar, indoor and outdoor showers, an indoor Venetian bath, private lounge and dining room.

Guests can set their own mealtimes in a gourmet kitchen with a personal chef, as well as decide upon the pace of their safaris in a private game vehicle with a ranger. This is perfect for photographers.

There is also an entertainment centre, satellite television and a DVD collection, CDs and games for kids and a small library.

Wi-Fi access is available.

Facilities

Facilities at Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge include a communal dining area, bar, swimming pool, boma, viewing deck, wellness spa, gym, safari shop and Wifi access.

Having a meal at Madikwe Hills is an experience in and of itself. From the wide range of delicious food to the unique dining options, you won’t be let down and will always be looking forward to the next tasty treat.

Their chef works hard to make a variety of healthy and delicious dishes to show guests that fusion food can be made with the best African ingredients and rich local and international flavours. The chef also goes out of his way to make sure guests with special dietary needs (allergies, vegetarianism, plant-based diets, etc.) are taken care of. Delicious meals will be made to fit each person’s needs.

At this great Madikwe lodge, you can eat on the main deck, which looks out over an active waterhole, in the elegant dining room, or in the open-air traditional boma, which is very popular. Couples who want to spend time alone together can also have a private dinner on the deck of their suite.

The team at this luxury Madikwe lodge works hard and with a lot of passion to make sure that every guest leaves with a memory of an African safari that they will never forget. Madikwe Hills in South Africa has everything you need for a great adventure, from great wildlife vacations to unforgettable safari weddings and honeymoons.

Please note that children under the age of 10 are not allowed in the main lodge. This makes Madikwe Hills the perfect place for a romantic trip.

Activities

On a walking safari or in one of the game drive vehicles, you can go on an adventure and see where the Big 5 live near Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge.

Let experienced guides take you on a trip in the early morning or in the evening to show you the secrets of African wildlife. During a Photographic Safari, you will be accompanied by park rangers who will give you expert advice. This will help you capture unforgettable moments on your safari trip.

And enjoy the delicious Bush Dinners in the open bushveld of the Madikwe area, which are served with the best wines and a great selection from the gourmet kitchen.

Let your kids join the Madikwe Hills kiddies club, where they can play and learn with the help of the team about the exciting world of wildlife.

Your personal chef prepares your gourmet meals in the state-of-the-art gourmet kitchen and serves them to you in the charming and beautifully decorated dining room at Little Madikwe.

A villa attendant is there to take care of all of the group’s needs. Little Madikwe’s guests can go on private game drives whenever they want, for as long or as short a time as they want, thanks to a game ranger and a vehicle for seeing wildlife.

The reception room at Little Madikwe has a satellite TV and a DVD collection for children and parents can hire a babysitter for a small hourly fee if they want to eat at the Main Lodge or go on a quieter game drive without their kids. At Madikwe Hills Main Lodge, kids over 10 are welcome, but at Little Madikwe, kids of all ages are welcome.

Enjoy a unique spa treatment based on Africology which brings ancient knowledge into the modern world by using healing plants that are native to South Africa, such as Rooibos, Aloe Ferox, Marula, and the African potato.

The fully-equipped, air-conditioned gym at Madikwe Hills has a treadmill, spinning bike, rowing machine, fitness flyer, weights and bench, dumbbells and barbells, and aerobic mats, so guests can keep up with their fitness routines or get rid of the guilt they feel after eating delicious food.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Where is Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge situated?

Madikwe Hills can be reached in approximately 4.5 hours driving from Johannesburg and Pretoria (with approximately an hour spent within the park itself).

 

What sustainability and eco-friendly practices are implemented at Madikwe Hills?

Madikwe Hills have installed low-energy heat pumps in all of their suites to use less electricity (roughly one quarter that of traditional geyser elements) for hot water heating needs, while swimming pool pumps run on timers to further save on power costs. Furthermore, all LED low energy light bulbs were replaced with LED versions. All cleaning products sold at SABS-approved and environmentally friendly are equipped with carbon filters that effectively filter chlorine out of water after it has passed through a water treatment plant. They utilize environmentally-friendly bacteria and ozone treatments in their septic tanks to ensure no harm comes to wildlife or the bush, and have even auctioned safari experiences and donated the proceeds toward anti-rhino poaching efforts. If guests are intrigued, they can help make a difference by sponsoring rhino notching exercises (they will participate themselves) or making donations towards equipment necessary for anti-poaching teams. Every guest receives a brand new aluminum, BPA-free water bottle complete with purifiers in their room – and by refilling and reusing this aluminum water bottle during game drives and gym classes they help save an average of 2000 plastic bottles each month!

 

Does Madikwe Hills cater for families with children?

Little Madikwe Private Villa or exclusive Camp welcomes children of all ages (whereas Main Lodge does not cater for those under 10), making it perfect for families wanting to experience special safari adventures together. There is also a dedicated child minder available during family bookings so that parents and young family members alike can fully indulge in “me time”, in addition to family time!