Untamed wilderness and dramatic landscapes are the setting for Madikwe Safari Lodge, where blissful luxury meets authentic African safari experience. Set in a stunning location in South Africa’s malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, 4 ½ hours’ drive from Johannesburg or a short flight to the local airstrip, it offers excellent game viewing of all the Big Five in an uncrowded, pristine environment. Divided into three beautifully designed luxury lodges, choose between family friendly Lelapa, romantic and intimate Kopano, or secluded mountain retreat, Dithaba, all offering the same, serene atmosphere, legendary More Hotels family hospitality, excellent cuisine and attention to detail.
The beautiful thatched suites are designed to blend into the landscape creating an incredibly spacious and luxurious private sanctuary. There’s a cosy lounge area and fireplace, expansive deck with plunge pool and outdoor shower and heavenly ensuite bathroom with huge oval tub, indoor shower, separate toilet and double vanities, not to mention the choice of air-conditioning or ceiling fans, minibar and in room safe. Complementary wifi and satellite TV are only available in the public areas giving guests a chance to really cocoon and get away from it all. Kopano is ideal for couples with only four suites, Lelapa welcomes families of all ages with 12 suites (two with an interleading children’s bunk-bed room), and Dithaba is ideal as an exclusive use sanctuary for private groups with four suites and incredible views over the open plains. Get even closer to nature with a night sleeping out under the stars in the newly built tree house.
Morning and evening game drives explore the reserve with abundant wildlife sightings, including all the Big Five and the rare wild dogs, for which Madikwe is renowned. Morning coffee or sundowners stops in the bush keep you going until returning for lavish and well-cooked meals in the elegant spaces of the main lodges. Shorter family drives are scheduled mid morning for kids between 2 and 6 and the Eco House offers all sorts of other exciting children’s activities. A gorgeous bush getaway, Madikwe Safari Lodges offers the best combination of luxury living and genuine African safari for all the family.