Madikwe River Lodge is situated in the heart of the great Madikwe Game Reserve alongside the banks of the beautiful Groot Marico River. The lodge is surrounded by 75 000 hectares of unspoilt wilderness, providing the perfect base for a safari. Home to the Big Five as well as countless other species, the reserve is one of the few that are entirely free of malaria. The lodge itself is a stunning destination offering family-friendly safari experiences or for hosting intimate special events such as weddings. There are also three conferencing areas inside the lodge, which can host between 8-25 delegates for an unforgettable seminar or incentive getaway.
Set amongst a shady riverine forest, Madikwe River Lodge has sixteen private split-level chalets each overlooking the African bushveld. The accommodation has a charmingly authentic African feel from the thatched roofs to the individual wooden viewing decks on which guests can unwind after a long day in the bush. Guests can enjoy the privacy of their own en suite bathroom with hot shower and the comforts of ceiling fans and hot drink making facilities. The Luxury Suite also boasts an additional lounge area and al fresco shower, with beautiful views of the Groot Marico River below. For families, the lodge offers six family rooms each with twin beds and an extra sleeper couch; guests may request the use of a cot for tiny travellers.
Home to a plethora of bird and wildlife, most notably Africa’s Big Five (rhino, elephant, lion, buffalo and leopard) and Africa’s highly endangered wild dog, Madikwe Game Reserve is the ideal destination for the very best in African safari experiences. Expert game rangers take guests on daily game drives into the bush to track these majestic animals in their natural habitat. They will also escort guests on bush walks and nature trails to catch some of this wonderful nature on foot, perfect for those wanting a more up close and personal view. South Africa is one of the top bird watching destinations in the world, with Madikwe Game Reserve being no exception as a showcase for some truly fabulous birdlife.