Overview of Jamala Madikwe Royal Safari Lodge

Beneath a canopy of mature and fragrant Leadwood trees, and set in the untouched 74 000 ha malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, Jamala Madikwe Royal Safari Lodge is a luxurious owner run and managed safari lodge.

Explore this malaria-free reserve on guided game drives. This pristine wilderness is home to a range of wildlife species, including a variety of bird species, Vervet monkeys, predators, and the renowned Big 5.

Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Set in the superb Madikwe Reserve
  • Malaria-free Big 5 safaris
  • Private & luxurious free-standing villas
  • Award-winning cuisine
  • Owner managed & run
  • Attention to detail and fantastic service
Animal tracking experience

Animal tracking experience

Bird watching

Bird watching

Game drives

Game drives

Night drives

Night drives

Rooms at Jamala Madikwe Royal Safari Lodge

Unwind and relax, in your own private luxury
  • Jamala Madikwe Royal Safari Lodge Interior

    Luxury Villa

    Jamala Madikwe offers five freestanding, luxurious villas with exceptional views over the open savannah and the nearby watering hole.

    The villas feature large king-size beds with quality linen, en suite bathrooms, a cosy separate lounge and a wooden deck. Wake up to the sounds of nature, step onto your deck and watch the sunrise, or enjoy a romantic dinner for two on the deck beneath a starry sky.

    General Facilities

    When you’re not admiring the breathtaking views from your villa’s deck, relax in the refreshing pool or head to main lodge for a delicious high tea.

    Bar

    Bar

    Gym

    Gym

    Laundry service

    Laundry service

    Spa

    Spa

    Swimming pool

    Swimming pool

    Dining

    Enjoy modern gastronomic fare with a dash of chic colonial charm. The head chef, Nico Verster, has been awarded for his sumptuously designed and delicious cuisine.

    Expert Opinion

    We know because we go
    Tracy Payne

    Tracy Payne

    Head of Operations

    What a gem! The lodge is small and intimate and offers personalised service and top class cuisine

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    Traveller Reviews

    • TA

      The highlight of our trip was Jamala. The staff were amazing.The food was fantastic and plentiful. We will definitely be returning!

      Tammy Ammen
    • SW

      Jamala Madikwe Lodge is an outstanding lodge, beautifully decorated and appointed with antique furniture and paintings. Luxury exuded from every corner and to top it all the main deck overlooked a busy waterhole, only about 50 metres away. There was not too much action when we were there because of the rains but enough to keep you interested. We were given the room we requested (No.1) which was nearest the waterhole but as it happened all five rooms were positioned and designed in such a way that they had views of the waterhole. The rooms were stunning. Beautifully furnished and well designed with all the amenities you needed. The property was discreetly fenced so walking around was no problem. Fantastic food which was superbly prepared and presented. There was a choice on the menu with complimentary wine or wine from their cellar. Staff were very friendly, efficient and extremely helpful. The service was excellent and we were treated like royalty. Nothing was any trouble to them to make our stay welcome and comfortable. Our ranger was knowledgeable and good company. Sightings were plentiful. A vast selection of drinks were on offer at our sundowner stops which meant we were able to enjoy whatever we wished on any day. The game drives were in a brand new Land Cruiser which was very comfortable. We would definitely recommend others to stay at this lodge, particularly those looking for something a bit special. Jamala have a sign for ‘Sofa Safaris’ when guests opt to stay at the lodge instead of a game drive in the afternoon, particularly in the dry winter months.

      Simon Warner