Madikwe Hills

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Set on a hilltop amongst huge boulders and age-old Tamboti trees, the lodge is situated in the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, traversing over 75,000 hectares of true untamed Africa, where the plains teem with wildlife and the endangered wild dog roam freely.


  • Madikwe Hills is one of the best destinations for a Big 5, malaria-free safari
  • Beautiful, modern glass-fronted suites all with private plunge pools
  • Exciting wildlife safaris

You should know

  • At Main Camp, children over 10 years are welcome. One child may share a suite with two full paying adults and pay 50% of the adult sharing rate.
  • At Little Madikwe, the Family Suite can accommodate children of any age.
  • Childminding services are available.

The detail

10 luxurious, spacious glass-fronted Suites are located at the Main Lodge. Room facilities include a living room with a huge slate-clad chimney which leads into the peaceful bedroom from where it’s possible to lie and gaze in wonder as herds of wandering animals make their way to the watering hole.

Little Madikwe Hills boasts a 2-bedroom Private Villa with its own game drive vehicle and game ranger, as well as a personal butler and chef to take care of your every need! A diverse wine selection, gourmet kitchen and entertainment center complete the picture. Two additional standard suites can also be reserved to form a completely private camp, which accommodates up to 8 guests. A certain luxury is being able to set your own meal and game-drive times, making this the ideal exclusive family escape.

The lodge facilities include a reception area, lounge area, bar, dining room, traditional boma, wine cellar, library with free Wi-Fi access, curio shop. swimming pool and viewing deck overlooking the waterhole.

Along with a warm and friendly atmosphere, Madikwe Hills offers you the highest standards of service and fine cuisine accompanied by a superb selection of wines.

During your stay at Madikwe Hills, you will explore the wonders of the bush in state of the art open game vehicles with bucket seats and fold-down armrests ensuring your optimum safety and comfort. Knowledgeable and professional rangers conduct early morning and late afternoon, or evening, game drives in search of Africa’s big game and smaller wildlife.

On Morning Game drives, should you be feeling energetic, you may choose to experience an up close and personal glimpse of the African bush on foot with a gentle bushwalk through the bush back to the Lodge. This experience provides exceptional close encounters with the smaller inhabitants of this wilderness.

Madikwe Game Reserve is home not only to the Big Five of Africa (Lion, Buffalo, Elephant, Rhino and Leopard), but also to a wealth of over 66 mammal species, including the rare African Wild Dog, as well as Cheetah, Eland, Kudu, Giraffe and a range of more than 300 resident and migratory species of birds.

Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge is ideal for solo explorers, couples and families looking for the ultimate luxury African safari experience.

Price includes

  • Luxury accommodation, all meals, teas & coffees, a wide selection of local beverages, house wines and spirits, high tea & snacks, laundry service, twice daily game drives and return airstrip transfers.
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Rates & Pricing

All promotions for this lodge are shown below, you can also view all current safari specials here.
Last minute SPECIAL
55% Off normal rate - Bookable within 21 days of travel
6 Night Luxury Bush Duo Choice of 3 nights at any two luxury lodges: Leopard Hills, Kings Camp, Madikwe Hills - flights and transfers will be included in your package
Honeymoon SPECIAL
$ 780 USD
$ 350 USD
$ 780 USD
SPECIAL - Great news, you appear to be from a SADC country and can enjoy the discounted rate shown!
Rates are starting prices per person, per night sharing.
With specials, we always use the best promotion available, please contact our experts for more guidance.
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"Exquisite, exceptional ideal get away" It is always nice to know what is going on around you and by visiting places you explore nature . Nature sounds and all the animals to see that makes the difference.
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