Madikwe Safari Lodge is situated in the heart of the richly diverse and malaria-free 76 000-hectare (187 800-acre) Madikwe Game Reserve – one of South Africa’s biggest wildlife sanctuaries. Famed for Operation Phoenix, the world’s largest game translocation exercise with the introduction of more than 8 000 animals, Madikwe’s diverse geology and broad mix of habitats allows a wide range of African wildlife to flourish – including the Big Five, cheetah and a thriving population of wild dog.

Set on a gentle slope nestled between two rolling hills, Madikwe Safari Lodge overlooks game-filled plains with the Dwarsberg Hills in the distance and the Marico River nearby. The region is also imbued in history and has seen the passage of Mzilikazi and a range of explorers, traders, hunters and missionaries, including Dr David Livingstone, Sir Cornwallis Harris and the famous South African author, Herman Charles Bosman. In line with Conservation Corporation Africa’s (CC Africa) vision, Madikwe Game Reserve is run as a joint venture between the North West Parks Board, the private sector and the local communities.


Intimate safari suites:

  • Madikwe Safari Lodge is situated in the heart of the richly diverse, malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, offering exceptional game viewing, simple yet sophisticated accommodation, superlative service and unique regional cuisine.
  • Three exclusive safari camps
  • Totalling 16 suites
  • Private plunge pools
  • Expansive guest areas with sweeping views
  • Libraries and interpretive centres
  • African safari shop

Each suite features a sitting area, a bedroom with circular fireplace, a spacious dressing area with personal bar, an en suite bathroom with bath, indoor and outdoor shower and a private plunge pool. The rooms are organic in design and woven copper screens add intriguing detail. Overlooking Madikwe’s game-filled plains, intimate sitting areas in all three camps feature shaded outdoor seating on expansive covered decks. There are plentiful fireplaces both inside and outdoors with pizza ovens for fun dining, book-filled libraries and a unique safari shop. A covered outdoor living room offers beanbags and cushions on the floor for casual relaxation. The nearby boma is the setting for evocative starlit dinners.


Exhilarating safari activities at Madikwe: Situated in the heart of the richly diverse Madikwe Game Reserve – one of South Africa’s largest wildlife sanctuaries – Madikwe Safari Lodge offers exceptional game viewing activities at no additional cost. Interpretive game-drives Professional and skilled CC Africa rangers will deliver a world-class interpretive experience of the bush on morning and afternoon/evening game-drives in 4×4 safari vehicles. Photographic opportunities of the Reserve’s fauna, flora and topography are excellent. Positioned at the ecological junction between the bushveld and the Kalahari, Madikwe comprises five distinct habitats which are home to an array of African wildlife. In addition to Africa’s Big Five, you may see large numbers of elephant, giraffe and impala occurring alongside oryx, springbok and red hartebeest.


From R 3,020.00 per person sharing per night incl. of all meals, drinks and game activities
Children are welcome