Madikwe Safari Lodge is situated in one of South Africa's largest malaria-free wildlife sanctuaries - the Madikwe Game Reserve. The family-owned lodge consists of three camps, providing intimate accommodation overlooking Madikwe's game-filled plains. 

Set off on morning and evening game drives in open vehicles accompanied by knowledgeable rangers and return for some relaxation back at the lodge.

Recent accolades & press

  •  Conde Nast Traveler 2014 Readers' Choice Awards - # 11 of the Best Resorts in Africa


  • In the heart of Madikwe Game Reserve - a prime malaria-free safari reserve
  • Authentic style lodge with a welcoming, relaxed feel
  • Great for family safaris with a team of staff taking special care of the little ones
  • Family suites & kids activities
  • Great location with stunning views of the reserve
  • Excellent cuisine served beneath the stars

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There are three intimate sitting areas in the camps, including the shaded seating area strewn with beanbags and cushions.

Grab a book from the well-stocked library or choose a travel book from the safari shop to read in front of the fireplaces inside and outside the lodge.

General Facilities

    Babysitting service available
    Children's Club
    Swimming Pool
    Laundry service
    Wi-fi available
    Curio or Gift shop
    Private garden
    Children’s play area


Tasty breakfasts, lunches and dinners are served in the lodge's relaxed, communal dining area.

The nearby boma is often the setting for romantic star-lit dinners, while pizza ovens provide fun dining.

Lelapa Suite

Madikwe Safari Lodge consists of three self-contained camps, totalling 16 Suites. All suites offer beautiful wooden decks accessible through stack doors, and lead onto an inviting heated plunge pool.

Each spacious suite features a sitting area, a bedroom with a circular fireplace and a spacious dressing area. In addition, the suites all have a mini bar and a lovely en suite bathroom with twin hand-basins, a tub and both an indoor and outdoor shower.

Lelapa Suite AMENITIES

    Private pool
    Mini bar
    Private balcony
    En-suite bath and shower
    Outdoor shower


  • Animal tracking experience
  • Bird watching
  • Game drives
  • Night drives
  • Specialist guides
  • Star gazing
  • Bush dining
  • Sundowners
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 11 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2017 $600 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 May 2017 - 31 Aug 2017 $510 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Sep 2017 - 30 Nov 2017 $665 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Dec 2017 - 17 Dec 2017 $510 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 18 Dec 2017 - 03 Jan 2018 $765 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 04 Jan 2018 - 10 Jan 2018 $665 Fully Inclusive Plus

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Dithaba Suite,Kopano Suite,Dithaba Exclusive Use Villa Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • Madikwe was our favourite and our guide, Michael, and all the staff there went above and beyond!

    Clay Tappan, January 2016
  • We loved Madikwe Safari Lodge. Exceptional service and facilities and the most incredible life-changing safari that both our kids and us absolutely loved.

    Roslyn Switzer-Hewson, October 2015
  • Everything was fantastic!! Madikwe was incredible - my kids could not get enough of it - the lodge and the staff were phenomenal. The only thing that I would have done different is booked it for longer.. we all were really sad when it ended. But that's ok it just means that we need to go back again.

    Elpitha Gournakis, January 2015
  • I just wanted to let you know that trip worked out fine. The flights coordinated and the lodges were good. We really loved Madikwe and Selinda.

    Judy Kaminstein, October 2014
  • The Madikwe Safari Lodge was clearly the gem of the trip– super kids friendly, super ranger, incredible room, exquisite food, great staff, very niche and boutique and top-end all the way – all together, you can feel very comfortable recommending the place to your pickiest travelers; we loved it

    Sammy Saad, September 2014
  • I am settled back home and would love to provide feedback. I must say overall I was blown away by the experience. It was so incredible to see all the animals, eat great food, relax, meet great people. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. I can't think of a single suggestion to make it better. Madikwe Lodge was perfect. The people there were incredible and the place is beautiful. It was the nicest place we've ever stayed. The entire schedule and set up that they have is perfect with 2 game drives every day. I would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to go on a Safari in South Africa.

    Maile Madigan, August 2014
  • Madikwe Safari Lodge was great, the staff and management were very attentive to the grown ups as well as the kids. They keep our girls occupied with activities.

    Ronald Kong, July 2014
  • The safari was amazing. Couldnt have been happier with it.

    Brad Woods, June 2014
  • We had an AMAZING trip to Madikwe Safari Game Reserve and Cape town, South Africa. Our guides were all amazing and by the end our the trip. The country is beyond beautiful, amazing people and first rate customer service- some of the best in the world. I would be happy do it again in a heart beat and we hope to return many, many more times in the future.

    Nina reese, April 2014
  • Madikwe is fabulous. Everything is just first class - the staff, the service, the food - everything. We had an excellent guide and I think we saw just about every type of animal there is to see.I cannot recommend Madikwe highly enough. The experience for my grandchildren was amazing.

    Carol Thierry, April 2014

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Candice Eseme

Africa Safari Expert

"I totally felt like I was at home amongst my friends at Madikwe Safari Lodge. The staff are so friendly & welcoming. They have a great kids programme running at the lodge as well."



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Madikwe was fabulous, in every way. The service and the drives and everything was great.

Graham Sher, July 2012 >View more reviews