Intimate and exclusive, Royal Madikwe is a luxury safari lodge deep in the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, where excellent Big 5 game-viewing is to be found in this unspoilt South African wilderness. Easily accessible from Johannesburg, the lodge is great for honeymoon couples or families who want a malaria free safari experience. Completely child-friendly, the lodge has a homely feel with lavish and warm hospitality, excellent food and beautifully appointed rooms and outdoor living spaces both in the main lodge.
The four thatched villas are wonderful retreats, with their own private viewing decks overlooking the bush and waterhole. Relax on the large verandah on cushioned chaise longues, take a dip in your plunge pool, or in winter sit by the fire for a cosy afternoon’s relaxation. Spacious and decorated in soothing natural tones with a fusion of contemporary and traditional African chic, the rooms are airy and very comfortable, with air-conditioning, tea and coffee facilities and wonderful views.
The main lodge itself is expansive and welcoming with soaring ceilings, elegant furnishings, stone fireplaces and plenty of comfortable spaces to relax, including the upstairs library, viewing deck and various lounges. The curving infinity pool overlooks the view feeling immersed in the bush. Wonderful meals are served in different settings every night. The game drives and activities are organised around guests’ preferences; kids can go out with their parents or be entertained with a host of activities at the lodge while parents enjoy a longer drive lingering over the best sightings of lion, wild dogs and elephant.
Guests interested in experiencing conservation work or photographic safaris can book these extra activities in advance. Royal Madikwe offers a luxury tailor-made safari second to none.