For the ultimate, malaria-free safari experience, catering to the needs of even the most discerning traveller, we highly recommend Madikwe Hills.
Expansive views of the bush prevail, whilst the suites, ingeniously placed between the granite boulders and Tamboti trees, offer a very high standard of space and luxury. Little Madikwe, also offers several bedrooms and private facilities including private game drive vehicle and personal chef for those seeking an exclusive safari adventure.
Facilities & Activities
Facilities at the lodge include a lounge with a bar and deck overlooking the waterhole, library, dining room, boma, a rim-flow swimming pool, gym and a spa offering a range of African inspired treatments using a fusion of ancient healing tradition, philosophies and rituals.
Game Drives into the bushveld take place in open 4 × 4 land rovers at dawn and dusk, in search of the Big 5 Guests at Little Madikwe are provided with a vehicle and ranger for sole use for those seeking privacy and exclusivity. Walking Safaris are also offered (adults only).
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Guests can dine from an a la carte menu in a variety of stunning locations. The food is excellent and guests often dine out under the stars in the lodge’s superb boma. Little Madikwe comes with its own personal chef!
The expansive, glass-fronted suites at Madikwe Hills are nestled amongst huge boulders and age-old Tamboti trees with beautiful views of the reserve. Separate sitting rooms and private decks with plunge pools offering superb views and outdoor showers are included in your safari ‘home from home’.
Little Madikwe comprises of 2 en-suite bedrooms, spacious sitting room and dining area, private deck and swimming pool overlooking the African Bush, accommodating up to 4 adults. Two optional additional suites are also located close by for those looking for accommodation for 8 – 9 guests.
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Children aged 10 plus are welcome at the Main Lodge and can share with their parents. Those travelling with younger children or requiring connecting accommodation can reserve Little Madikwe, which also provides a child minder as an optional extra.
From a safety perspective, please be aware that there may be snakes and scorpions in the rocks nearby, especially during the South African Summer. Whilst the Main Lodge is set at height into the rocks, Little Madikwe is at ground level.
Over half of the items in their gift shop come from community projects, both providing excellent presents for anyone back home, and helping the local communities who create beautiful art pieces.
Madikwe Game Reserve is a 4 – 5 hours’ drive from Johannesburg and for those that wish to experience an exhilarating fly-in safari, the reserve has an excellent all-weather 1 500-metre gravel airstrip with return shuttle flights from Johannesburg International Airport (1 hour).
Set within 75,000 hectares of bush, Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge is situated on a hill in the heart of the Madikwe Game Reserve in the North West Province of South Africa. Established in 1991, the malaria-free, Madikwe Game Reserve on the border with Botswana is today one of South Africa’s top wildlife destinations. A stay at one of the luxury lodges within the reserve offers the chance to see a variety of game including Africa’s ‘big five’ and endangered Wild Dog alongside an abundant birdlife, with over 300 resident and migratory species making their home here.
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