4.5
4.5/5

Molori Safari 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.

From

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.

From

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.

From

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.

From

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

The word “molori” in seTswana means “to dream,” which is a great way to describe Molori Safari Lodge.

Molori Safari Lodge is in the middle of the Madikwe Game Reserve and has a view of the Dwarsberg Mountains and the Madikwe Valley. It is a great place for a luxury bush holiday. This ultra-luxurious lodge is proud of being able to anticipate its guests’ needs from start to finish. It is also always changing to give repeat guests a new experience.

Molori Safari Lodge is in a remote part of Madikwe and is the ideal place to see wild animals. Madikwe is known as one of the best places in Africa to see wild dogs, and Molori does a lot to help the park take care of rhinos. The suites are awesome and have retractable glass walls that go from floor to ceiling. There are two presidential suites for people who want to be alone the whole time.

The Madikwe Game Reserve, which is near the border with Botswana, 90 km north of Zeerust, and only four hours by car from both Johannesburg and Pretoria, is malaria free. It is now one of South Africa’s most popular safari spots. The land is mostly open grasslands and bushveld plains, with rocky outcrops and single mountains scattered around.

Madikwe is the fifth largest game reserve in South Africa. It comprises about 75,000 hectares of land. The reserve opened in 1991, and it was part of the largest programme to move animals ever put together. During the six years of Operation Phoenix, more than 8,000 animals were moved into the Madikwe Game Reserve.

The reserve is home to all of the “big five” animals: the lion, the African elephant, the Cape buffalo, the leopard, and the rhinoceros. However, it is the cheetah and the wild dog that have given the reserve its “Super Seven” name. There are also many other species in the reserve, such as almost all species of antelope and about 350 bird species that have been seen.

Madikwe also has a number of successful lodges that are owned by the local community and run by people from the community.

The lodges provide jobs and help local businesses, and all of the money made from them goes back into the community. Molori Safari also works with local communities to teach young people about conservation and how important it is for Africa to keep its biodiversity. Madikwe self was named after the Madikwe or Marico River, which is also the name of a nearby town, Groot Marico.

The main lodge at Molori has a number of viewing decks and other places where people can unwind, relax, and take in the beautiful scenery. There are 4 places to eat, a bar, a library, and a large living room. Molori also has a humidor with a good selection of imported cigars.

The chefs at Molori Safari Lodge have been trained all over the world. They will use the freshest, home-grown, organic ingredients and your own preferences to prepare delicious dishes.

Molori Safari Lodge is a stylish place to stay in the bush. The five suites, each with an African theme, are far enough apart to give you complete privacy. All of the suites have a private infinity pool on a large veranda that looks out over the reserve.

Each suite also has a telescope, a Bose iPod docking station, an N’espresso machine, wireless internet, air conditioning, and a fully stocked personal bar.

Accommodation

Molori Safari Lodge provides guest accommodation in five ultra-luxurious and unique, open-air suites. All of the suites have floor-to-ceiling retractable glass walls, opening onto a private deck with swimming pool. A telescope is provided too.

You can choose between the following suites:

  • Molelo Presidential Suite
  • Metsi Presidential Suite
  • Molori Sephiri Family Premier Suite
  • Molori Lesedi Premier Suite
  • Molori Ngwedi Premier Suite


The Molelo Presidential Suite is spacious and has two-bedrooms which combines elegance with modern African designs. The Molelo Presidential Suite has its own 24-hour service butler and meals can be made to order.

It comprises 2 King bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms with bath and indoor shower, a walk-in dressing area, guest bathroom, outdoor shower, private deck with infinity pool and hot spa bath, Alfresco dining area and service kitchen. There is also a study and library area, housing part of a cherished collection of National Geographic magazines dating back to the 1940s.

The Metsi Presidential Suite contains one master bedroom and bathroom. This stunning, opulent suite combines contemporary design with earthy African art. The Metsi Presidential Suite includes the services of a 24-hour butler and meals can be made to order.

It comprises a King bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bath and indoor shower, a walk-in dressing area and guest bathroom, outdoor shower, private deck with infinity pool and hot spa bath

The Sephiri family suite is a split-level suite with two bedrooms, each with their own private bathroom. It accommodates up to four guests and is suitable for families.

The one-bedroomed Lesedi Suite characterises comfort and elegance.  The suite features contemporary handcrafted African pieces such as a striking zebra skin chest.

The one-bedroomed Ngwedi Suite offers a luxurious combination of elegance and comfort.

It comprises a King bedroom, en-suite bathroom with bath and indoor and outdoor shower, a private deck with infinity pool and lounge with telescope.

Facilities

General facilities at Molori Safari Lodge includes a dining area, bar, swimming pool, boma, viewing deck, wellness spa, gym and safari shop, with Wifi all round.

After a day in the sun, they can relax and re-energize in the spa or burn some energy in the fitness centre, which has equipment for yoga and pilates.

Apart from that, spend an evening in the planetarium learning about the night sky in the southern hemisphere.

In the spa’s outdoor massage area, you can get a massage while being surrounded by nature.

Relax in the steam room or sauna, and then cool off in the chiller pool.

New to Molori Safari is a new hide and whiskey bar. The hide offers magnificent views overlooking the Molori waterhole which has quickly become a favourite spot for guests to observe Madikwe wildlife up close.

Activities

Molori Safari has a lot of things to do to round out your bush experience. These activities include game viewing and tracking, a wellness centre, the Molori Observatory, culinary classes, junior rangers for children, fishing and golf, and personalised services, such as helicopter and private charter arrangements, personalised wildlife encounters, etc. game and tracking.

Guests can go on Big Five game drives twice a day in open 4×4 safari vehicles or take part in a life-changing bush tracking experience. After a day in the sun, they can relax and re-energize in the spa or burn some energy in the fitness centre, which has equipment for yoga and pilates.

Aside from that, you can spend an evening in the planetarium learning about the southern hemisphere’s night sky.

In the outdoor massage area of the spa, you can get a massage in the middle of nature.

Relax in the sauna or steam room, and then go to the chiller pool to cool off.

Molori Safari Lodge is full of fun and exciting things for kids to do. Experienced game rangers love sharing what they know with younger guests (our Junior Rangers) and showing them a whole new world of big and small animals. Junior Rangers can go on fun trips to track and identify animals, learn about the Mad Fishing Special, and arrange for nearby activities like fishing for Molori Safari guests.

Molori Safari’s beautiful curio shop has unique, valuable items from both well-known and less well-known local designers and crafters who make beautiful work and give jobs to other craftspeople. Molori tries to find unique, high-quality African crafts that people can buy as gifts or to remember their trip.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Is Molori Safari Lodge family-friendly?

At Molori Safari Lodge every need of the guest is anticipated, making this an ideal destination for families and groups, thanks to its intimate capacity of fourteen guests.

 

What facilities are available at the Molori Main Lodge?

The main lodge features four dining areas, a living room and a bar that opens out onto an expansive deck.
Guests are encouraged to make use of the two infinity pools and heated jacuzzi, located on the highest mountainside deck for optimal wildlife viewing. In addition, there is a library that houses an impressive selection of popular books and a well-stocked humidor – ideal spots for relaxation with cocktails, books or cigars in hand!

 

What is the best time of year for wildlife viewing at Molori Safari Lodge?

May to September is an ideal time for wildlife watching, when vegetation thins out during this dry period and more animals congregate at water holes.

From October to April, guests’ game drive rangers are experts at tracking all animals within the park, giving guests better chances of seeing newborn animals or migrating bird species at this time of year.