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Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge

Luxury Safari Lodge in the Madikwe Game Reserve, North West Province.


75,000 Hectare Big 5 Madikwe Game Reserve, North West Province.
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Set within 75 000 hectares of safari park, Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge is situated on a rocky outcrop in the heart of the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve in the North West Province of South Africa. Ingeniously set amongst boulders and age-old Tamboti trees, the private game lodge is situated in the middle of Madikwe, giving visitors a huge game drive advantage over other lodges situated on the borders of the reserve and offers guests the most amazing South African safari adventure.

Madikwe Game Reserve is home not only to the ‘Big 5’ of Africa (Lion, Buffalo, Elephant, Rhino and Leopard), but also to a wealth of over 66 mammal species, including the rare African Wild Dog, as well as Cheetah, Eland, Kudu, Giraffe and a range of more than 300 resident and migratory species of birds.

Madikwe Hills boasts 10 supremely spacious and luxurious suites which are very hard to leave. A cosy living room with huge slate-clad chimney (perfect to snuggle up in front of an open fire on cooler nights) leads into the peaceful bedroom with a gigantic pillow-strewn four-poster bed draped in generous layers of muslin, from where it’s possible to lie and gaze in wonder as herds of wandering animals make their way to the watering hole.

Throw open all the floor-to-ceiling windows and retreat to a sunbed in the shade of an acacia tree, or grab a towel and jump into your own personal plunge pool for the ultimate in relaxed game viewing – you’ll be amazed at what passes by just a hundred feet or so from your deck. Wooden walkways lit by hurricane lamps criss-cross the grounds and connect the secluded glass-fronted suites to the central open-plan lounge, bar, wine cellar, TV room and dining area up the slope, where cooling fans make slow rotations and the giant twisted trunks of leadwood trees hold up the vaulted ceiling.

Traversing over 75 000 hectares, Madikwe Game Reserve is where the plains still team with game and the acacia savannah symbolizes a paragon of beauty. Madikwe Hills is in the middle of the Reserve, giving you a huge advantage on game drives. Wildlife can be viewed on game drives, walking safaris, and from the privacy of your suite deck.

Explore the wonders of the African bush in state-of-the-art open game vehicles with bucket seats ensuring your optimum safety and comfort. Knowledgeable and professional rangers conduct early morning and late afternoon, or evening game drives in search of Africa’s big game and smaller wildlife. On morning game drives, should you be feeling energetic, you may choose to experience an up-close-and-personal glimpse of the African bush on foot with a gentle bush walk through the bush back to the Lodge.

Dining options at this outstanding Madikwe lodge includes the main deck, which overlooks an active waterhole, the elegant dining room and the vastly popular open-air traditional boma. Private dinners on the deck of your suite are also offered to couples wanting to spend time together in privacy.

Special 35 Day Out Rate


per person sharing per night, must book within 35 days of travel. Valid until 31 December 2024

Standard Rate


per person sharing per night


Luxury accommodation
Two game drives per day
Optional walking safaris.
Three meals daily
Tea & Coffee and all beverages excluding premium wines from our wine cellar
Laundry Service
Complimentary WIFI in all suites.


Enjoy a unique spa treatment based on the study of Africa, Africology, which encapsulate the behaviour, experiences and the healing potential of Africa. Set the mind at ease and embrace the energy of the bush. Experience the soul of Africa, not just through an emotional, but also a physcial wellness. Africology brings ancient wisdom to today’s world, by using some of South Africa’s indigenous healing plants, namely Rooibos, Aloe Ferox, Marula ane African potato.


The total dedication and passion of the team at this luxury Madikwe lodge ensure that every guest departs with a memory of an African safari never to be forgotten. From outstanding wildlife holidays to unforgettable safari weddings and honeymoons – Madikwe Hills offers the complete adventure in South Africa. Please note children under the age of 10 are not allowed in the main lodge, making Madikwe Hills the perfect romantic destination.

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