On the border with Botswana sprawls one of South Africa’s largest malaria-free conservation areas – Madikwe Game Reserve. And centrally situated here, where the Big Five and African wild dogs roam, is a safari lodge promising an idyllic stay.
Madikwe Safari Lodge is where luxury meets African rusticity. Accommodation is spread across three lodges – all thatch-roofed, stone-walled and brimming with bushveld character. ‘Lelapa’ means family in Setswana, and the 12-suite Lelapa villa is designed with families in mind. Meanwhile, Kopano – meaning ‘small gathering’ – is the ideal option for couples; it is designed like a traditional homestead and features four suites. Finally, there is Dithaba (‘mountain’), which affords a small group of friends or family a scenic hilltop stay across its four suites. All lodges feature private plunge pools and fireplaces.
Safari drives, birdwatching excursions and bush walks will introduce you to the wilderness and wildlife of Madikwe. When you aren’t out and about or enjoying the seclusion of your suite, make the most of the lodge’s facilities. Enjoy a traditional braai (barbecue) in the boma, or dine out in the bushveld, served by Madikwe’s chefs. Stargaze on the main deck for an experience of the cosmos unhindered by light pollution. After your safari adventures, recuperate with a range of spa treatments.
Madikwe Safari Lodge is the perfect place to experience all that Madikwe Game Reserve has to offer.