South African Lodges

Jamala Madikwe

Madikwe Game Reserve
North West Province
South Africa
Lodge Type
Villa, Malaria Free, Big Five

The Lodge provides discerning travellers with an exclusive bush experience, where personal service and attention to detail are given at the highest levels. Jamala Lodge is a Colonial style, and African eccentricity is tastefully combined in the decor of the lodge to harmonise with the natural surroundings of the Seventy Thousand hectares Big Five, malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve.

The five luxurious, villas offer privacy featuring fantastic indoor and outdoor facilities. Each one of these spacious suites with beautiful bushveld views of the waterhole and the open savannah.  Guests enjoy their private rim-flow swimming pool and sala, as well as the expansive wooden decks and private outdoor showers.

Villa features:

  • Air conditioning 
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Balcony & Deck
  • Private rim flows pool & Jacuzzi
  • Outside shower
  • Lounge with fireplace
  • Fan and heater
  • Fridge
  • Hair dryer
  • Dressing gowns
  • Complimentary minibar and coffee/tea facilities
  • Pure cotton linen
  • Safe.


The star deck is thoroughly enjoyed by guests for the gourmet dining experiences.  Enjoying quiet moments in the beautiful library, which is complete with a fireplace, provides great relaxation. A wide choice of spa treatments can be enjoyed in the health and beauty spa.  Keep your daily exercise routine with a fully equipped gym is available.

Main Lodge facilities:

  • Library and lounge with fireplace
  • Boma and Star deck
  • Complimentary WiFi access
  • “Sofa Safari” overlooking the waterhole
  • Curio shop
  • Gym
  • Wellness suite & spa
  • Jamala Madikwe tower (overlooks the plains and waterhole).

Royal Wellness Spa & Gym

The lodge's elegant spa makes use of natural, local products such as Baobab Oil, Kalahari Melon Seed Oil as well as Aloe Ferox Leaf Extract.  Relaxing spa experiences include full body massages, manicures, pedicures and other rejuvenating treatments.  The gym is fully equipped with exercise machines and equipment for guests to enjoy their daily fitness program.

Spa experiences:

  • Full body detox, detox body polish and detox massage
  • Manicure, pedicure, facials
  • Full body relaxation, relaxing full body and head massage


A real food lover’s delight awaits guests at this five-star lodge in Madikwe.  The lodge received the Best Safari Cuisine in Africa award in 2014/2015.  Visitors dine alfresco under the star-studded sky and surrounded by the tranquil sounds of wildlife.  Modern gastronomic treats are served in various dining locations making for unforgettable dining experiences.


  • Outdoor boma dining area
  • Star deck dinners overlooking the Jamala Madikwe waterhole
  • 5-Star award-winning cuisine
  • Degustation menu’s  with wine pairings.


Thrilling game drives are available for guests early in the mornings and in the late afternoons & evenings when wildlife observation is at its best. With its 76 Thousand hectares, the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve is home to the Big Five and many other animals.  The different landscapes found here include dense bushveld, vast open plains and towering rocky peaks which provide sanctuary to many creatures.

Wildlife encounters:

  • Morning and evening game drives
  • Game viewing from the lodge's deck and watchtower
  • Over 306 bird species
  • Big Five game viewing (lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino, leopard)
  • Home to the endangered African Wild Dog.

Below detailed information about the Jamala Madikwe is available.
For any queries regarding this hotel, you are welcome to contact us.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balconies
  • Bathrobe
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater in Room
  • Housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Lounge
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Viewing Deck

  • Morning game drives
  • Late afternoon / evening game drives
  • Game viewing from the lodge's deck and watch tower
  • Bird watching
  • Fitness in the gym
  • Spa treatments (massages, pedicures, manicures)
  • Reading in the library.

  • Boma
  • Fireplace
  • Gym
  • Hotel Bar
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Terrace
  • Viewing deck
  • Waterhole for wildlife

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
Business Services
  • Hotel Wi-Fi
General Services
  • Airport transfers
  • Concierge services
  • Game drive safaris
  • Health & Fitness Centre
  • Housekeeping service
  • Individual climate controlled room
  • Massage treatments
  • Secure parking
  • Wake-up call
  • Wellness & Beauty treatments

Available Rooms

Luxury Suite

# Rooms:

The beautifully appointed Villas offer magnificent bushveld views from the deck over the waterhole and the surrounding savannah. Featuring convenient amenities, the villas offer antique four-poster beds which are draped in mosquito netting.  The glass fronted bedrooms invite the natural wilderness into the suite to enjoy Africa at its best.

The five free standing villas provide superlative luxury and privacy whilst offering outdoor facilities such as the private rim-flow pools and salas, the wooden decks and private outdoor showers.

Villa features:

  • Views of waterhole and savannah
  • Lounge with fireplace
  • Dining area
  • Walk-in dressing room
  • Complimentary mini bar
  • Coffee and tea making facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • Private rim flow swimming pool and sala
  • Indoor and outdoor shower.

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -24.804119

Longitude: 26.405006


Access to the Lodge by air:

Scheduled flights to and from the Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa's North West Province are on offer. The flights are operated by Federal Air with the departures being from the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. The flight duration is about 1 hour.

Access to the Lodge by car / transfer:

Transfer companies offer comfortable chauffeur driven transfers to the lodges located in the Madikwe Game Reserve. The drive from Johannesburg to the game reserve is about 3 1/2 hours.


On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

5 Star

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