Royal Madikwe

Call 01242 547 702 to speak to a specialist Enquire


Why we like it

  • Located at the heart of the Madikwe Reserve
  • With only five suites, some offering two bedrooms and the most romantic Honeymoon Suite
  • Try your hand at African drumming or Zulu dancing
  • Activities include game drives and bush walks to discover the Madikwe Reserve
  • Royal Madikwe donates twenty percent of all commercial profit into local community projects

A&K Top Tip

Listen to the gentle rhythm of the Marimba band as you enjoy a champagne bush breakfast.

Guest Testimonial

Joanne Swinton was excellent and dealt with our numerous changes with courtesy and timely attention. Some of the places we stayed we might not have found without A&K and we would certainly return to them.

- TA, Somerset



Where five star service, lavish accommodation and adventurous game drives come as standard, Royal Madikwe offers an unforgettable luxury safari experience for families, groups of friends or couples, seeking to soak up the splendour of the African bush.  Situated in the malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve, just an 1 hour flight or a 4 ½ hour drive from Johannesburg International Airport, this is the ideal safari destination teeming with encounters of Southern Africa's famous Big Five as well as the endangered wild dogs and cheetah. Children of all ages are welcome at Royal Madikwe where they can play and learn about their natural surroundings in a safe environment with an exciting kiddies program while parents relax by the poolside, or join in on the fun.

Royal Madikwe offers accommodation with spacious interiors, organic textures and beautiful views giving you the opportunity to lose themselves in the sights, sounds and smells of the African Bush. Royal Madikwe also offers the option of exclusive use of the whole lodge, providing a more personal and intimate experience ideal for small groups or families which is available on request.


Useful info

southafrica map

Best time to be there

October to May is the best time to visit the Cape. Game viewing is better during the drier months of April to September. The wildflower season is generally from mid August to mid September. The whale watching season runs from June to November.

Fly to

Cape Town/Johannesburg

flying time

11 hours 30 minutes/10 hours 30 minutes non-stop

time difference

GMT +2 hours

Visas

Not required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

Yellow fever certificate if arriving or in transit for more than 12 hours from an endemic area.

Show more

Create a brochure

Order a brochure

Order here


Suggested itineraries in South Africa


Classic South Africa

Nights: 13 | from £5,750pp

Discover more

The Rainbow Nation has it all: mountain highs, wild (and wildlife rich) seas, endless savannah filled with game and an easy-going atmosphere. In two weeks you can combine the magnificent city of Cape Town, with a classic road trip and a first-class safari.


Luxury Small Group Journeys - Botswana: Safari in Style 2017

Nights: 9 | from £7,515pp

Discover more

Discover the magical Okavango Delta combined with the mighty Victoria Falls, making this trip an unforgettable experience


South African Family Safari

Nights: 13 | from £4,215pp

Discover more

Cape Town, the Garden Route and the Eastern Cape are the perfect combination for a family-friendly African adventure. Including the outdoorsy delights of the city and a malaria-free game reserve – where you can see the Big Five – this wild, well-paced road trip ticks all the boxes.


Highlights of South Africa

Nights: 13 | from £3,279pp

Discover more

This journey of the Rainbow Nation takes in Cape Town and the Winelands, the spectacular coastline of the Garden Route and culminates with a safari in the Kruger National Park.


Africa: Across a Continent by Private Jet

Nights: 20 | from £64,999pp

Discover more

Experience the highlights of Africa on one amazing journey. Africa Revealed: A Journey by Private Jet takes you to seven countries in 21 days, revealing Africa's wildlife, culture and history at their most authentic. Travel in style on board our chartered Boeing 757, equipped with first-class, fully lie-flat seats.


Luxury Small Group Journey - Southern Africa Safari by River & Rail 2017

Nights: 14 | from £9,885pp

Discover more

From cosmopolitan Cape Town to thundering Victoria Falls to the extraordinary Okavango Delta, experience the best of Southern Africa in one spectacular itinerary


Luxury Small Group Journeys - South Africa & Victoria Falls

Nights: 8 | from £5,945pp

Discover more

Journey across South Africa's varied landscapes, experiencing vibrant Cape Town and stunning Cape Point, game drives in a private reserve bordering Kruger National Park and a tour of jaw-dropping Victoria Falls.


Luxury Small Group Journeys - Botswana: Safari in Style 2016

Nights: 11 | from £8,025pp

Discover more

Visiting Johannesburg, Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve, Chobe National Park, Victoria Falls and Livingstone


Cape, Kalahari & Kruger

Nights: 12 | from £6,450pp

Discover more

Experience the diversity of South Africa in high style, in less than two weeks. Combine lively and lovely Cape Town with an exclusive Kalahari wilderness stay and the Big Five wild-life of super Sabi Sands.


The Battlefields

Nights: 5 | from £2,150pp

Discover more

KwaZulu-Natal is both naturally spectacular and historically fascinating. In the company of experts, explore infamous battlefields – such as Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift – as well as exploring the wildlife-filled wilderness..


Other pages you might be interested in...


Call 01242 547 702 to speak to a specialist Enquire


Meet the Africa Team

Frame image

Ben, Robin, Sara, Chris, Charlotte and Jo - have intimate knowledge of every African camp, hotel and resort and are experts in designing the perfect holiday.3

Read more


Sundowner Magazine

Sundowner

Sign-up>

Sign up to our news letter

Escapes routes - e news

Sign-up