Positioned within the diverse Madikwe Game Reserve, Madikwe Safari Lodge welcomes guests to enjoy unmatched luxury in the wilderness. Unique safari experiences and a variety of accommodation options make this lodge an inspired choice for small groups and families alike.

Property Details

Madikwe Safari Lodge is comprised of three separate lodges: Lelapa, Dithaba, and Kopano. Each accommodation at Madikwe Safari Lodge is designed to give guests a variety of safari experiences, whether traveling as a group or family or desiring a more intimate experience. Throughout, Madikwe Safari Lodge has recently refurbished each of the lodge’s interiors to blend modern textiles, smooth stone, and natural materials into the open, bright spaces to create an effortless display of effortless luxury in the bush.

Lelapa Lodge

Translating to mean “family,” Lelapa’s 12 suites are ideally appointed for families of all ages. From the private plunge pools to the cozy wood burning fireplaces, Lelapa offers every creature comfort for both young and old and even houses special bunk bed rooms for young safari enthusiasts. Indoor and outdoor showers, soaking bathtubs, gilded chandeliers, and modern accents reflecting nature’s color palette can all be found in this stunning home.

Kopano Lodge

Kopano—meaning “small gathering”—houses just four intimate suites, all of which share a cool, contemporary common area. Each suite boasts an en-suite bathroom, private viewing decks, wood-burning fireplaces, and private plunge pools for soaking off the day’s adventures, while the floor-to-ceiling windows place Mother Nature right at the doorstep. It is not uncommon to witness a herd of elephants passing by the plunge pool or for the sound of lions and hyenas to ring out during dinner on the deck.

Dithaba Lodge

Dithaba, or “mountain,” is appropriately situated on the slopes of the mountain and affords incredible views over the open plains. Each of the lodge’s four suites are the definition of safari elegance, with private plunge pools, palatial bathrooms, indoor and outdoor showers, private deck areas, various nooks and crannies for relaxation, and wood-burning fireplaces for cozy moments of reflection. There is a distinct being at home in the bush here, and families of all ages are welcome to make it their own.

Safari experiences at Madikwe Safari Lodge reveal the varied beauty and wildlife of the Madikwe Reserve. The Big Five can be found here, as well as regular sightings of zebra, impala, wildebeest, giraffe, wild dog, and hyena. White rhino viewing is also exceptional in the reserve, and if you’re lucky you can catch a family of elephant having a mud bath. Between game drives, guests may indulge in pampering massage services administered with organic products in the privacy of the suite. The youngest guests at Madikwe Safari Lodge have access to the Eco-House center, where they can engage with the field ranging team through art activities and live specimens. Relax on the decks of the suite and the main boma, where game can often be seen on the move.

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