South African Lodges

Madikwe River Lodge

Address
Madikwe Game Reserve
North West
South Africa
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Lodge Type
R5620.00SINGLE RATE
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Surrounded by 76 000 hectares of malaria-free African sand veld, the luxurious Madikwe River Lodge is on the Groot Marico River in the heart of game-rich Madikwe National Park of South Africa's North West province. The experienced game rangers generously give their vast knowledge of the bush as guests venture on their exciting safari rides or game walks. Discover the mystery of the acacia bushveld, enjoy a myriad of birdlife and experience the thrill of observing the majestic Big Five in their natural habitat.

The river camp is a child-friendly establishment and offers seven family rooms, with twin beds and an additional sleeper couch, cots are available on request. The lodge provides comfortable luxury in private thatched cottages set in the peaceful serenity of a riverine forest. They all individually finished to create a luxurious African feel and offers an en-suite bathroom and shower with a full range of guest amenities, ceiling fans, complimentary tea and coffee making facilities, and a private wooden viewing deck overlooking the river. Luxury Suite features include a separate lounge area and an outside shower.

Facilities and events at the lodge include 24-hour security (an electric fence surrounds the lodge), a beautiful outdoor swimming pool with sundeck at the main lodge, a rock pool, and a conferencing area. The camp also offers a complimentary laundry service to its guests, as well as a babysitting service.

Game viewing is the primary activity with the reserve being the fourth most abundant game reserve in South Africa boasting the second biggest elephant population. Game drives and walks are conducted daily by the Rangers, and specialised children's rides are available.

Dining

In the summer season, guests staying at the Lodge can relax and enjoy their dinner meals outside surrounded by the beautiful natural setting. Dinner is available in the Island Boma or the lodge dining room; lunch is served on the main lodge deck while breakfast is served in the dining room or outdoor deck. Also in the hotter months, guests can experience bush dinners upon request.

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping
  • Mini bar
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Viewing Deck

Restaurants

Dining at Madikwe River Lodge

Madikwe River Lodge offers a buffet restaurant and terrace that offers delicious breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. Special dietary meals, bush dinners, and packed lunches can also be arranged while boma dinners are also a highlight at the lodge.

Wildlife activities

Game viewing is Madikwe's primary activity, and the Reserve is the fourth largest game reserve in South Africa and boasts the second largest Elephant population.

Game drives and bush walks are conducted daily by excellent rangers, and specialized children's drives are offered. Game drives during the summer months can include bush dinners, upon request.

Birding safaris are also available at the Madikwe River Lodge where qualified, armed rangers will accompany guests on open Land Rovers to view the abundance of resident and migrant bird species that are found in Madikwe.

Madikwe River Lodge conferencing

Madikwe's convenient location, only 3 and a half hours from Gauteng and a mere 45 minutes by aircraft, has ensured its popularity not only as a conference venue but also as an ideal incentive group destination and package tour combination.  The conference facilities are perfect for groups which make exclusive use of the lodge.

Conference Facilities:

  •  Schoolroom (Loft)  - seats 8
  •  Schoolroom (Outside)  - seats 25
  •  Banquet (Outside) - seats 25

General Conference Equipment:

  •  Outside tea/coffee area
  •  Conference stationery
  •  Pre-Assembly foyer
  •  Cordials and mints
  •  Flipchart and pens

  • Boma
  • Conference venue
  • Lounge
  • Parking

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • Airport transfers
  • Concierge services
  • Game drive safaris
  • Housekeeping service
  • Laundry services
  • Wake-up call
  • Walking safaris
Children Policy
    • Children 0 - 5 years of age are free of charge when sharing with full paying adults
    • Children 6 - 11 years of age will pay 50% of the adult sharing rate when sharing with full paying adults.
    • Children 12 years & older are classed as adults and will need to take their room and will be charged full adult rate.
Children Activities
  • The Madikwe River Lodge offers a children's program. On arrival, children are given an interactive booklet and if they are very young, a short story book as well. 

    The kiddies safaris are booked on request and are conducted between adult drives and are a bit shorter in their duration.

Available Rooms

Standard Family

The Family Rooms at the Madikwe River Lodge, North West Province, accommodate two adults sharing with two children under the age of 12 years in comfort. These Family Rooms feature twin beds as well as an additional sleeper couch for the kids.

Standard Family Room features:

  •  En-suite bathrooms with showers
  •  Bedroom leading onto a private balcony
  •  Views overlooking the Groot Marico River
  •  A range of customized toiletries
  •  Ceiling fans
  •  Complimentary tea and coffee making facilities
  •  Hair dryers
  •  Mini bar
  •  Twin beds
  •  Sleeper couch for the children.
Single Room R5620
Double Room R8640

Luxury Room

Madikwe River Lodge's Luxury Rooms are ideal for two guests sharing.  Additional space is provided for these room types.

Luxury Room features:

  •  En-suite bathrooms with showers
  •  Bedroom leading onto a private balcony
  •  Views overlooking the Groot Marico River
  •  A range of customized toiletries
  •  Ceiling fans
  •  Complimentary tea and coffee making facilities
  •  Hair dryers
  •  Mini bar.
Single Room R6170
Double Room R9500

Madikwe River Lodge Specials

The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.

South African Residents may enjoy discounted rates at Three Cities Madikwe River Lodge in the Madikwe Game Reserve. Stay for only R3220.00 per person sharing per night including three meals and two game drives per day. This offer is valid for 01 October - 14 December 2018 & 16 January - 31 March 2019.

**Block out dates apply

Included in the rate:

  • All meals
  • Two game drives daily

Excluded from the rate:

  • Gate Entrance fee of R150.00, Conservation levy of R180.00 per person and bed levy of R10.00 per person per stay
  • Items of a personal nature
  • All beverages

Terms and Conditions:

  • Only valid for South African Residents - Proof of Residence may be requested
  • Subject to availablity; block out dates may apply
  • Children charges are addoitional and not included in the quote. (Children ages 6 - 12 years will pay 50% of the adult rate; children over 12 are charged as adults)
  • Valid for stays 01 October - 14 December 2018 & 16 January - 31 March 2019
  • Block out dates apply
  • Rate Code: SARESN
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South African Residents can now stay at Madikwe Lodge for a minimum of 3 nights and qualify for these special rates.
Stay for only R2635.00 per person, per night, sharing including all meals and 2 game drives per day.

***Minimum 3 nights stay

***Block out dates apply

Included in the rate:

  • All meals
  • Two game drives daily

Excluded from the rate:

  • Conservations levy of R150.00, Gate entrance fee of R180.00 per person and Bed Levy of R10.00 per person per stay
  • Items of a personal nature
  • All beverages

Terms and Conditions:

  • Only valid for South African Residents - Proof of Residence may be requested
  • Subject to availablity; block out dates may apply
  • Children charges are addoitional and not included in the quote. (Children ages 6 - 12 years will pay 50% of the adult rate; children over 12 are charged as adults)
  • Only valid for bookings 3 nights or longer
  • Valid for stays 01 October - 14 December 2018 & 16 January - 31 March 2019
  • Block out dates apply
  • Rate Code: DLMSS
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Book your stay at the Madikwe River Lodge 7 days or less prior to your check in date, and enjoy discounted rates of R2635.00 per person, per night, sharing including all meals and 2 gam drives daily.

**Block out dates apply

Included in the rate:

  • Three meals
  • Two game activities

Excluded from the rate:

  • Gate entrance fees of R180 per person per stay and conservaion levy of R150 per person, per night and a bed levy of R10 per person, per night.
  • Items of a personal nature

Terms and Conditions:

  • Valid 01 October - 14 December 2018 & 16 January - 31 March 2019
  • Only valid when booking 7 days or less prior to arrival date
  • Subject to availability
  • Children between ages 6-12 will pay 50% of the adults sharing rate . Children 12 and over are charged as adults.
  • Only valid for South African and SADC residents
  • Block out dates apply
  • Rate Code: ADV01
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2017-10-13

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2017-08-20

Madikwe was a great lodge to stay at , I liked the Game Drives, Eating the Boma was supurb and the views were awesome.

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2017-06-10

Madikwe is such a stunning luxury lodge, I enjoyed my room and loved the views.

The game rangers at Madikwe are so great that they generously share their knowledge of the bush as you go along on your safari ride.

GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -24.735751

Longitude: 26.417622

Directions

Directions From OR Tambo Johannesburg International Airport to the Madikwe River Lodge via Pilanesberg - Derdepoort Gate:

1. From Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport follow the R21, north, to Pretoria (Tshwane) through Kempton Park
2. After40 km follows N1 north to, Pretoria (Tshwane), Pietersburg (Polokwane)
3. From the N1, 12 km, take N4 west into Pretoria (Tshwane), to Rustenburg or Hartebeespoort/dam
4. Follow the N4 through Pretoria, 60 km to Hartebeespoort/dam
5. From Hartebeespoort, follow N4 to Rustenburg for about 30km, go on the R556 to Sun City. 94 km to Sun City
5. Pass Sun Citys entrance (on your right-hand side)
6. Pass the Sun Village garage and shopping center. It is recommended that you fill up with fuel at the Sun Village garage. 5 km from Sun Village turns right at the T junction towards Derdepoort
7. 10 km further turn left towards Bapong
8. Carry on straight on this road for 40 km. (Do not turn off at the Madikwe Hospital sign!)
9. At the second 4 way stop turn right to Derdepoort. 30 km gravel road starts at the Dwarsberg about 15km after that turn right towards Derdeport.
10. After about 40km you will get a four way stop turn left to the gate.

Parking

On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

5 Star

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