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Royal Madikwe Safari Lodge

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Dining at the Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge

Dining at the exclusive Royal Madikwe Safari Lodge makes for a memorable experience.  The delicious meals are served in the most beautiful locations at the lodge, the private suites as well as within the bushveld itself.

Activities, Sports & Leisure

Game Drives

Thrilling early morning game drives as well as late afternoon/evening safaris through the "Big Five" African bushveld offer guests a fantastic opportunity to familiarize themselves with the incredible wildlife found.  Besides the "Big Five" which include lions, elephants, leopards, buffaloes as well as rhinos, travelers encounter zebras, giraffes, warthogs and many different antelope species.

Children Activities
  • arts and crafts
  • face and T-shirt painting
  • bush baking
  • doughnut decorating
  • animal tracking
  • African beading
  • African story telling.
Bird Watching

The prolific bird life of the Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa's North West Province allows for spectacular bird watching.  The professional guides and rangers explain the different bird species as well as their characteristics.


Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • Airport transfers
  • Concierge services
  • Housekeeping service
  • Safari drives
  • Secure parking
  • Tours & Transfers on Request
Children Policy
  • All children are allowed at the Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge where kids can play and learn about their natural surroundings in a safe environment.  Exciting children programs are on offer for kids.

Available Rooms

Luxury Suite

# Rooms:

The lodge offers guests two Luxury Suites which feature double beds in a romantic setting, an ideal haven for couples who are celebrating a wedding anniversary, enjoying their special honeymoon or just enjoy a romantic retreat. Guests can also choose a twin bedded room if they prefer.

Luxury Suite features:

  •  Large four-poster bed/Twin beds - draped in a luxurious mosquito net
  •  En-suite bathroom with indoor and outdoor rain showers
  •  Mini bar
  •  Tea and coffee making facilities
  •  Complimentary Wi-Fi and iPod docking station
  •  Air conditioning
  •  Indoor wood fireplace
  •  Private elevated sun deck and plunge pool


Single Room R14720
Double Room R19620

Honeymoon Suite

The exclusive Honeymoon Suite offers couples, who celebrate their honeymoon or a romantic getaway, a four poster bed which is draped in a luxurious mosquito net.  These luxurious suites are ideally located across from the waterhole.

Honeymoon Suite features:

  •  Indoor and outdoor rain showers
  •  Bathtub
  •  Private viewing deck
  •  Plunge pool
  •  Wood fireplace
  •  Air conditioning
  •  Mini bar
  •  Tea and coffee making facilities
  •  Safe
  •  Complimentary Wi-Fi.
Single Room R16800
Double Room R22400

Emperor Suite (1 - 4 guests)

# Rooms:

This luxurious family suite can accommodate two adults and two young children in adjacent rooms.  Situated on the second level of the Main Clubhouse area, this accommodation option is ideal for parents with small children or for private staff including nannies/butlers/pilots. This spacious suite does not have a private viewing deck and plunge pool, but these features are available at the main Clubhouse area of the lodge.

Emperor Suite features:

  • Standard double bed with a luxurious mosquito net
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • En-suite with bath and rain shower
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Children’s room has two beds draped in luxurious mosquito nets
  • En-suite bathroom featuring a rain shower
  • Play area with toy boxes and games
  • Mini Bar
Single Room R33600
Double Room R33600

Royal Villa (1 - 4 guests)

# Rooms:

Madikwe's Royal Villa provides the ideal sanctuary for families which can accommodate up to four guests in 2 bedrooms.  The Master bedroom features a large four poster bed while the second bedroom for the children offers guests two separate twin beds.

Royal Villa features:

  •  Master bedroom with large four poster bed draped in a luxurious mosquito net
  •  En-suite bathroom houses a feature indoor/outdoor bath and indoor/outdoor rain showers
  •  Twin room with full en-suite and air conditioning
  •  Library and TV lounge on the second floor with viewing deck
  •  Complimentary Wi-Fi, iPod docking, and full music system
  •  Large dining area
  •  Tea and coffee making facilities
  •  Minibar and wine cooler
  •  Indoor wood fireplace in lounge and master bedroom
  •  Viewing deck with hot tub, outdoor seating and fireplace.
Single Room R48380
Double Room R48380

The Sovereign House

Guests enjoy complete privacy in the magnificent, five-star Sovereign House whereby a private safari vehicle and guide are available exclusivly to guests staying at this villa.

Single Room R76340
Double Room R76340

GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -24.770141

Longitude: 26.179338


Directions to the Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge from Johannesburg:

Follow the N1 North to Pretoria.
From Pretoria N1 take the N4 Highway to Rustenburg.
Keep to the N4, which bypasses Rustenburg and head for Swartruggens.
There is a ZAR75 toll gate at Swartruggens.
From Swartruggens, continue to Zeerust. Please ignore all signs to Madikwe before Zeerust and enter the town itself.
On entering the city of Zeerust, we advise that you fill your vehicle with either petrol/diesel.
There is one other gas station after this point; approximately 20 minutes drive from the lodge.
At 4th intersection into the town of Zeerust, there is a sign indicating the R49/R47 to GABORONE to the right.
Travel approximately 90km along this road towards Gaborone and then look for the WONDERBOOM GATE into the Madikwe Game Reserve on your right.
Wonderboom Gate is the second gate on this road. (Do not turn into the first gate which is the Abajaterskop Gate.)
The gate will radio the camp to notify them of your arrival.
Once through the gate, take the first turn to your right where you see a sign indicating LODGES to your right and follow the road until you see the Royal Madikwe sign on your left.


On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

5 Star


The Royal Madikwe had received top honours at World Luxury Hotel Awards by winning the title of world’s best Luxury Game Lodge for the 2nd consecutive year.  While competing with the highest echelons of worldwide hotel destinations, this award truly is a recognition of excellence.

The lodge's decadent wine list, which offers a variety of award-winning local wines, achieved three flutes in the 2012 South African Wine List Awards.