The luxury lodge Jamala Madikwe is the epitome of South African elegance. Secluded within the pristine Madikwe Game Reserve, this luxury lodge is an abode of comfort and style for travelers who want an intimate and luxurious safari adventure.

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Jamala Madikwe combines colonial style with touches of African decor. Five freestanding villas are each air-conditioned and fitted with private pools and outdoor showers. Rooms are spacious with four-poster beds swathed in white blankets. Sip on a glass of wine as you sit back with a book on the lounger. Unwind on your large wooden deck and watch the open savannah and pull out your binoculars to get an even closer look as the gracious elephants gather around the nearby waterhole. They are easily seen from the sofas, perfectly placed for optimum game viewing.

In the region surrounding Jamala Madikwe, vervet monkeys and their tiny babies cuddle and hop through the trees, and birds swoop and sing in the air. Big Five sightings are frequent and so too are wild dogs and cheetahs. Twice-daily game drives at dawn and dusk give you plenty of opportunities to explore the incredible wildlife. Climb up the watchtower to get a bird’s eye views of the spectacular landscape all the way to the Dwarsberg mountain range.

Treat yourself in the tranquil spa, featuring pampering by way of South African goodies like baobab and Kalahari melon seed oils. On a warm afternoon, swim and splash in the lap pool surrounded by umbrellas and an ancient Leadwood tree for extra shade. Alternatively, you may sit inside on the tufted settees and take notes about the day’s adventures. Sip on afternoon tea accompanied by sweet and savory bites right before the sunset safari. As the sky blazes in a vivid blast of color, indulge with a classic gin and tonic.

In the evenings candles add a warm glow to the inky night while you dine on award-winning gastronomic treats. Dinner can be enjoyed in numerous places throughout the property, including the romantic watchtower and the pool deck. You can try to count the millions of stars, but it’s nearly impossible. Gather around the fireplace to chat with other guests and feel the warm embrace of Mother Nature’s beauty.

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