Madikwe Safari Lodge

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The Madikwe Safari Lodge was listed on the Conde Nast Traveler Hot List, which contains 55 of the best of hotels in the world. Boasting this prestigious listing, at the lodge its all about the personal experience guests can take advantage of, with the owners and staff ensuring the experience is memorable and that guests feel relaxed and at home.

This reserve covers seventy thousand hectares of land and boasts 66 large mammal species, including the big five together with 345 native and migrant bird species, and hundreds of other animals.

The Madikwe lodge wildlife viewing is all about exclusivity. Limited safari drives of only three vehicles at one given time, guests are guaranteed a sighting of either white rhino, elephant, spotted hyena, lion, giraffe, zebra, impala, wildebeest, and warthog, together with the impressive range of other amazing animals.

Rated the best for its incredible safari drives, Madikwe Safari Lodge promises an unforgettable bush experience. The lodge's game rangers are highly experienced and knowledgeable, and their passion and appreciation for nature and animals leave guests breathless.

At Madikwe, guests can be sure this lodge exudes nothing but pure elegance, sophistication and comfort all within an authentic African safari experience. The Lodge offers its guests three private lodges from which to choose from, namely Kopano, Lelapa Lodge and Dithaba Lodge. Each Lodge has spaced a proper distance from each other to provide privacy.

Each Madikwe Safari suite offers guests their private plunge pool overlooking the wilderness, and while relaxing in the pool guests can often see animals walking within close range. Indoor and outdoor showers, ample cupboards and space, relaxing interior décor, three large interlinked wooden decks, of which the middle is covered and hosts a beautiful fireplace, these suites are fit for kings.

  • Kopano: “small gathering” Lodge comprises of 4 beautifully private suites offering a more exclusive intimate experience. Exceptional views of the sunrise in the mornings can be seen from these suites.

  • Lelapa Lodge: The Family Lodge accommodates guests of all ages. This lodge has the most rooms in all three lodges to accommodate the larger family celebrations and friend gatherings.

  • Dithaba: “mountain” Lodge is of the highest on the mountain with breathtaking views over the wilderness and open plains. With only four suites, this lodge is also very intimate for the smaller groups of families and friends. 

  • Lekapa Family Lodge: The Madikwe suites feature twin beds as well as a comfortable sleeper couch. Children will enjoy having their pool in the suite. Meals are catered for with guests being able to provide their requirements for healthy, tasty food and snacks.

Although the Rangers do not approach or go into elephant or lion sighting regions of the reserve, for the children's safety, it is an exciting opportunity for the kids to go out with their parents into the untamed African bushveld and enjoy seeing wildlife in their natural habitat.

Amongst others, children activities offered at the lodge include bush orientation, game tracking, baking in the kitchen, making pizzas, stargazing, washing the safari vehicles.

Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar Fridges in Room
  • Butler service
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Early morning tea & coffee and biscuit
  • Ensuite private bathroom
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • In-room safe
  • Mini bar
  • Outside Shower
  • Private plunge pool
  • Safe
  • Separate sitting area
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Viewing Deck
  • Writing desk

Facilities Available at Madikwe Safari Lodge

  • Kid's Club
  • Parking
  • Plunge pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Terrace
  • Viewing deck

More Information on Madikwe Safari Lodge

FAQs about Madikwe Safari Lodge
What is the contact number for reservations?

The contact numbers to make a reservation at Madikwe Safari Lodge are:

•  Cape Town Reservations +27 (0) 21 794 9050
•  Durban Reservations: +27 (0) 31 941 5945
•  Johannesburg Reservations: +27 (0) 10 446 8045.

Alternatively, you can check availability and book online by clicking here.

Where about is Madikwe Safari Lodge located?
Madikwe Safari Lodge is located at the following location / address: Madikwe Game Reserve, Madikwe, Derdepoort, 2876.

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

Stay 4 and pay 3 special

Guests staying for four nights at the Madikwe Safari Lodge receive one free night by only paying for three nights!

Included in the rate:

  • Luxury accommodation in a suite with private plunge pool; All meals; Teas/Coffees; Mini bar in room; Inclusive drinks (all soft drinks and selection of local beers, spirits & house wines); Two game drives daily with FGASA qualified ranger; Game drive refreshments & snacks; Transfers to and from the Eastern Madikwe airstrip; Specified inclusive safari activities; wi-fi

Excluded from the rate:

  • Laundry, premium brand beers, spirits, cellar wines and champagne, cigars and cigarettes, flights and transfers not specified, gratuities, telephone calls, boutique purchases, spa treatments, Madikwe Game Reserve landing fees, Madikwe Game Reserve entrance fee, any extras
  • Park fees - R210 per adult per STAY | R105 per child per STAY
  • Landing fees - R280 per adult | R140 per child (provisional, subject to change)

Terms and Conditions:

  • Valid from 4 Jan – 17 Dec 2019 | 4 Jan – 19 Dec 2020 | 4 Jan – 30 April 2021
  • Subject to availability of rooms
  • Valid for individual bookings only, maximum 2 rooms/ 4 guests
  • Must specify “StayMORE Package” on enquiry. If not requested and stipulated at time of reservation with MORE, the package will not be honoured.
BOOK SPECIAL

Madikwe Safari Lodge and Table Bay Combo package

Combine your luxury 2-night safari at the MORE Madikwe Safari Lodge with 2 nights in Cape Town at the luxurious Table Bay Hotel, and receive a fantastic discounted package rate.

Included in the rate:

Madikwe Safari Lodge:

  • Luxury accommodation at Lelapa Lodge in a suite with private plunge pool; All meals; Teas/Coffees; Mini bar in room; Inclusive drinks (all soft drinks and selection of local beers, spirits & house wines); Two game drives daily with FGASA qualified ranger; Game drive refreshments & snacks; Transfers to and from the Eastern Madikwe airstrip; Specified inclusive safari activities; wi-fi


The Table Bay Hotel:

  • Accommodation in a Luxury Room including Breakfast

Excluded from the rate:

  • Items of a personal nature
  • All transfers / flights
  • Conservation fees and entrance fees
  • Premium beverages

Terms and Conditions:

  • Package is based on 2 nights at each property.
  • Package is based on Lelapa Lodge at Madikwe Safari Lodge and Luxury Room at the Table Bay Hotel
  • Subject to availability
BOOK SPECIAL

SafariMORE Experience

Pay for 5 nights and get the 6th night free!

Book three nights (minimum stay) at Madikwe Safari Lodge and three nights at either Marataba Safari Lodge or Mountain Lodge (or a combination of both), and get one night free!

Included in the rate:

  • 3 nights at Madikwe Safari Lodge: Luxury accommodation in a suite with private plunge pool; All meals; Teas/Coffees; Mini bar in room; Inclusive drinks (all soft drinks and selection of local beers, spirits & house wines); Two game drives daily with FGASA qualified ranger; Game drive refreshments & snacks; Transfers to and from the Eastern Madikwe airstrip; Specified inclusive safari activities; wi-fi
  • 3 nights at Marataba Safari Lodge: Accommodation in a luxury tented suite, All meals, Teas/Coffees, Mini bar in room
    Soft drinks, local brand beers and spirits & house wines, Two game drives daily with FGASA qualified ranger and tracker
    Game drive refreshments & snacks, Specified inclusive safari activities, Wi-fi in public areas, Children's activities

Excluded from the rate:

  • Madikwe Safari Lodge: Laundry; Premium brand beers, spirits, cellar wines & champagnes; Cigars & cigarettes; All flights and transfers (other than Skukuza Airport); Gratuities; Telephone calls; Curio shop purchases; Spa treatments; Trails experience; Any additional extras will be for the guests’ account; Entrance and Consevation fees; Madikwe Park Fee: R 210 per person Madikwe Conservation Fee: R150 per person per day
  • Marataba Safari Lodge: R265.00 per person per stay entrance fees. This is payable directly at the lodge.
    Guest Conservation Fee, Laundry, Premium brand beers, spirits, cellar wines and champagne
    Cigars and cigarettes, All flights and transfers not specified, Gratuities, Telephone calls, Boutique purchases
    Spa treatments, Marataba entrance fee, Any extras

Terms and Conditions:

  • Pay for 5 nights and get the 6th night free
  • Book three nights (minimum stay) at Madikwe Safari Lodge and three nights at either Marataba Safari Lodge or Mountain Lodge (or a combination of both), and get one night free
  • Valid from 4 Jan – 17 Dec 2019 | 4 Jan – 19 Dec 2020 | 4 Jan – 30 April 2021
  • Subject to availability
BOOK SPECIAL

SeeMore Experience: 2 Free nights in Cape Town

Book 3 nights at Madikwe Safari Lodge (Lelapa, Kopano & Dithaba Lodge) and receive an additional 2 FREE nights in Cape Town in a More Quarters Luxury Room.

 

Included in the rate:

  • Luxury accommodation in a suite with private plunge pool; All meals; Teas/Coffees; Mini bar in room; Inclusive drinks (all soft drinks and selection of local beers, spirits & house wines); Two game drives daily with FGASA qualified ranger; Game drive refreshments & snacks; Transfers to and from the Eastern Madikwe airstrip; Specified inclusive safari activities; wi-fi

Excluded from the rate:

  • Additional fees payable directly:
  • Park fees - R210 per adult per STAY | R105 per child per STAY
  • Landing fees - R280 per adult | R140 per child (provisional, subject to change)
  • Guest Conservation Levy
  • Laundry, premium brand beers, spirits, cellar wines and champagne, cigars and cigarettes, flights and transfers not specified, gratuities, telephone calls, boutique purchases, spa treatments, Madikwe Game Reserve landing fees, Madikwe Game Reserve entrance fee, any extras
  • Guest Conservation Fee

Terms and Conditions:

  • Valid from Valid from 4 Jan – 17 Dec 2019 | 4 Jan – 19 Dec 2020 | 4 Jan – 30 April 2021
  • All promotions are subject to availability of rooms
  • Valid for individual bookings only, maximum 2 rooms/ 4 guest
  • MORE Quarters must be booked within the same travel itinerary as the related MORE Lodge comprised in this special offer
  • Enquiries must specify the name of the package (i.e. ‘SeeMORE’ etc). If not requested and stipulated as such at time of reservation with MORE, the package will not be honoured
  • Block-out dates: 18 December 2019 – 3 January 2020; 18 December 2020 - 3 January 2021; 1 - 15 February 2020 & 1 - 15 February 2021
  • Packages cannot be combined
  • Based on a 3 night stay at Madikwe Safari Lodge
BOOK SPECIAL

LoveMore Experience: Honeymoon Special

For newlyweds on their honeymoon! Spend three nights at any MORE property and one of the happy couple gets 20% o their accommodation rate!

Included in the rate:

  • Luxury accommodation in a suite with private plunge pool; All meals; Teas/Coffees; Mini bar in room; Inclusive drinks (all soft drinks and selection of local beers, spirits & house wines); Two game drives daily with FGASA qualified ranger; Game drive refreshments & snacks; Transfers to and from the Eastern Madikwe airstrip; Specified inclusive safari activities; wi-fi

Excluded from the rate:

  • Park fees - R210 per adult per STAY | R105 per child per STAY
  • Landing fees - R280 per adult | R140 per child (provisional, subject to change)
  • Guest Conservation Levy
  • Laundry, premium brand beers, spirits, cellar wines and champagne, cigars and cigarettes, flights and transfers not specified, gratuities, telephone calls, boutique purchases, spa treatments, Madikwe Game Reserve landing fees, Madikwe Game Reserve entrance fee, any extras
  • Guest Conservation Fee

Terms and Conditions:

  • Valid from 4 Jan – 17 Dec 2019 | 4 Jan – 19 Dec 2020 | 4 Jan – 30 April 2021
  • Subject to availability
  • Valid for a year after date of marriage
  • Marriage certificate to be provided
  • Minimum 3 night stay
  • Packages can not be combined
BOOK SPECIAL

FlyMORE Experience

Book 3 nights at Madikwe Safari Lodge and three nights at Marataba Game Reserve (Safari or Mountain Lodge) and receive all 3 flights on Mara-dikwe Air Taxi FREE!

This is valid for travel from 4 Jan – 17 Dec 2019 | 4 Jan – 19 Dec 2020 | 4 Jan – 30 April 2021.

Only valid on adult pps and single rates.  Children (6-15) will receive 50% off flight.  Standard fare applies to kids under 6 years of age.

Included in the rate:

  • 3 nights at Madikwe Safari Lodge: Luxury accommodation in a suite with private plunge pool; All meals; Teas/Coffees; Mini bar in room; Inclusive drinks (all soft drinks and selection of local beers, spirits & house wines); Two game drives daily with FGASA qualified ranger; Game drive refreshments & snacks; Transfers to and from the Eastern Madikwe airstrip; Specified inclusive safari activities; wi-fi
  • 3 nights at Marataba Safari Lodge: Accommodation in a luxury tented suite, All meals, Teas/Coffees, Mini bar in room
    Soft drinks, local brand beers and spirits & house wines, Two game drives daily with FGASA qualified ranger and tracker
    Game drive refreshments & snacks, Specified inclusive safari activities, Wi-fi in public areas, Children's activities
  • All 3 flights on the Mara-dikwe Air Taxi free

Excluded from the rate:

  • Madikwe Safari Lodge: Laundry; Premium brand beers, spirits, cellar wines & champagnes; Cigars & cigarettes; All flights and transfers (other than Skukuza Airport); Gratuities; Telephone calls; Curio shop purchases; Spa treatments; Trails experience; Any additional extras will be for the guests’ account; Entrance and Consevation fees; Madikwe Park Fee: R 210 per person Madikwe Conservation Fee: R150 per person per day
  • Marataba Safari Lodge: R265.00 per person per stay entrance fees. This is payable directly at the lodge.
    Guest Conservation Fee, Laundry, Premium brand beers, spirits, cellar wines and champagne
    Cigars and cigarettes, All flights and transfers not specified, Gratuities, Telephone calls, Boutique purchases
    Spa treatments, Marataba entrance fee, Any extras

Terms and Conditions:

  • Based on 3 nights at Madikwe Safari Lodge and 3 nights at Marataba Safari Lodge
  • Valid 4 Jan – 17 Dec 2019 | 4 Jan – 19 Dec 2020 | 4 Jan – 30 April 2021
  • Subject to availability
  • Only valid on adult pps and single rates
  • Children (6-15) will receive 50% off flight
  • Standard fare applies to kids under 6 years of age
BOOK SPECIAL

Madikwe Safari Lodge and Palace of the Lost City Combo package

Combine your luxury 2-night safari at the MORE Madikwe Safari Lodge with 2 nights at the Sun City Resort at the luxurious Palace of the Lost City Hotel, and receive a fantastic discounted package rate.

Included in the rate:

Madikwe Safari Lodge:

  • Luxury accommodation at Lelapa Lodge in a suite with private plunge pool; All meals; Teas/Coffees; Mini bar in room; Inclusive drinks (all soft drinks and selection of local beers, spirits & house wines); Two game drives daily with FGASA qualified ranger; Game drive refreshments & snacks; Transfers to and from the Eastern Madikwe airstrip; Specified inclusive safari activities; wi-fi


  The Palace of the Lost City Hotel:

  • Accommodation in a Luxury Room including Breakfast

Excluded from the rate:

  • Items of a personal nature
  • All transfers / flights
  • Conservation fees and entrance fees
  • Premium beverages

Terms and Conditions:

  • Package is based on 2 nights at each property.
  • Based on Lelapa Lodge at Madikwe Safari Lodge and a Luxury Room at the Palace of the Lost City
  • Subject to availability
BOOK SPECIAL