Madikwe Safari Lodge

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Madikwe Safari Lodge is situated in the 75 000 hectare malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, located north-west of Johannesburg and bordering Gaborone, Botswana. The area is well known for providing the best game viewing within the Reserve, as well as having the lowest concentration of safari vehicles, which makes for a superior Big 5 game viewing experience.


  • Whereabouts: Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa.
  • Experiences: Big 5 game drives, bush walks, stargazing, bird watching, bush dining, spa treatments, African sunsets.

You should know

Child Policy

Children of ages are welcome at Lelapa Lodge. Child rates are applicable.

Children's activities and childminding are available.

Kopana and Dithaba Lodge only permit children over the age of 16 years.

Dithaba will accept children of all ages if the lodge is booked exclusively.

The detail

Three unique luxury lodges offer intimate accommodation with sweeping views over the game-filled plains with the Dwarsberg range forming a purple-hued backdrop.

Lelapa Lodge offers 12 comfortable, spacious Suites with double bed (convertible to twins), air-conditioning, ceiling fan, bathroom en-suite, safe, minibar, direct-dial telephone, hairdryer and a range of deluxe amenities.

Two rooms are Family Suites and have a second bedroom with children’s bunk beds, and sleeper couch. There are many activities available for children including family safari drives, bush orientation, bug CSI, dung tracking, track pack with Plaster of Paris, baking in the kitchen, making pizzas in the boma, star gazing, games night and much more.

Kopano Lodge offers 4 Suites, each with double bed (convertible to twins), air-conditioning, fireplace, ceiling fan, bathroom en-suite, outdoor shower, private plunge pool, safe, minibar, direct-dial telephone, hairdryer and a range of deluxe amenities.

With only 4 Suites, Dithaba Lodge is well suited to a group of friends or family members. Each suite has a double bed (convertible to twins), private plunge pool, air-conditioning, fireplace, ceiling fan, bathroom en-suite, outdoor shower, safe, minibar, direct-dial telephone, hairdryer and a range of deluxe amenities.

Lodge facilities include a wellness spa, relaxation area, Wi-Fi access, outdoor dining area and private viewing deck.

Activities offered at Madikwe Safari Lodge include morning and evening game drives in open safari vehicles, bush walks, bird watching, astronomy, ecology house and local community village tour, bush dining and spa treatments.

Madikwe Game Reserve has a rich biodiversity of mammals, including Africa’s Big Five, 66 large mammal species and 300 recorded bird species.

Madikwe Safari Lodge is ideal for solo explorers, couples and families looking for a luxury safari getaway.

Rate Excludes

Flights, road transfers, premium brand beverages, gratuities, conservation fees and items of a personal nature.

Price includes

  • Accommodation, all meals, teas and coffees, selection of local brand beverages, twice daily game drives, game drive refreshments and snacks, and transfers to and from Madikwe airstrip

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Rates & Pricing

All promotions for this lodge are shown below, you can also view all current safari specials here.
Stay 4 nights, Pay 3 nights: Validity 05 January 2023 – 31 January 2024 excluding peak season (20 Dec-4 Jan)
Last minute SPECIAL
Honeymoon SPECIAL
For newlyweds on their honeymoon! Spend 3 nights and one of the happy couple gets 50% off their accommodation rate.
$ 640 USD
$ 480 USD
$ 640 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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"Excellent" Very efficient and organised. all according to plan
It was above all expectation!!! Perfectly organised at such short notice! Lodge and people were friendly, nice, knowledgeable, professional with very personal touch. Safari was real experience , we were really in the nature yards from animals....very real!!!
"Wonderful and very helpful!" It was very easy to book through, the person we dealt with was amazingly helpful and made the whole process very pleasing...
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Nov 27, 2023
They are the best
your team is just the best. very very helpful even when I changed my plans several times. Congrats
ioma carvalho
Nov 24, 2023
Friendly, helpful, great experience.
Sara was very friendly and helpful. She gave a lot of information and tried to fulfill our needs as much as possible. There was a good and also fast communication. I will definitely book with again!
Nov 21, 2023
Great support
Great support. Very efficient.
Nov 18, 2023
We booked one of the most beautiful…
We booked one of the most beautiful trips we've ever had through The service was excellent and uncomplicated. They catered to special requests, booked additional flights, and the accommodation (Simbavati River Lodge) was simply unbelievably beautiful. Our expectations were far exceeded, and we can only recommend We will definitely book our next vacation through and recommend it to our friends. Many thanks, Nelia & Catherine!
Nov 14, 2023
They work hard for you
Anja has really gone above for me. I changed my mind a couple of times but she has willingly worked her magic to get me my bucket list trip in September 2024. Cannot wait!!
Nov 13, 2023
Great Service
Great service and response time. Candis answered all my queries immediately and satisfactorily. She tailored our trip to our requirements really well. I would highly recommend her for your trips to South Africa.
Hilary Gough
Nov 9, 2023
Very personal treatment and always…
Very personal treatment and always available to answer all of our questions.
Nov 8, 2023
Great Experience
Keagan and his team were great at getting our reservation booked at Shalati. Timely and professional communication made this a great experience. Thanks
Nov 7, 2023
Sara was “Fantastic” a true…
Sara was “Fantastic” a true professional, found a solution so we could experience a wonderful Safari, with great hotels, the Revos train and flights. Great!
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