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Madikwe River Lodge

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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 wildlife-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 Madikwe 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. Safari drives and walks are conducted daily by the Rangers, and specialised children's rides are available.


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



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.