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Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge

4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,095

Set in a magnificent landscape overlooking the endless bushveld of the Madikwe Game Reserve, this luxurious game lodge offers up superb luxury and excellent game viewing. The unusual, yet subtle décor integrates natural elements with colours highlighting Africa’s ambiance.

The malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve is home not only to the ‘Big 5’, but also to a wealth of other fascinating creatures including the rare wild dog.

The Lodge features an open air veranda, lounge, bar & dining room, boma, fully stocked wine cellar, library, internet connection, fully equipped gym and spa, curio shop, swimming pool and deck.

All of the 8 glass-fronted suites are dotted around huge natural boulders and feature private en-suite facilities with outdoor shower, air-conditioning, overhead fans, mini bar, verandah and private plunge pool.


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4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,095

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Day 1

Arrive Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your private game lodge where you will be made to feel extra welcome. Check in and (time permitting) spend a few hours at leisure. This afternoon, depart on a safari drive in an open Land Rover with your game ranger. Your ranger is your host for the duration of your stay and he will take care of your every need whilst sharing his intimate knowledge of the wild. Sipping sundowners under an African sky somehow "finishes off" the whole day's experience.

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner
Duration3 Nights

Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge Main Camp

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    Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge Main Camp

    Traversing over 75,000 hectares of true, untamed Africa and set in magnificent koppies amongst boulders, Madikwe Hills gently ebbs to the pulse of Africa's drumbeat. 45 Minutes by air from Gauteng or a scenic four hour drive. Upon arriving you will be met by our …

    Traversing over 75,000 hectares of true, untamed Africa and set in magnificent koppies amongst boulders, Madikwe Hills gently ebbs to the pulse of Africa's drumbeat.

    45 Minutes by air from Gauteng or a scenic four hour drive. Upon arriving you will be met by our warm and friendly staff in the main reception area. Open land rovers with bucket seats and friendly, knowledge rangers stand ready to take you on safari.

    For the energetic, Madikwe Hills offers a fully equipped gym and health spa. For the businessman... Internet connection! Children of all ages are most welcome and are accommodated with their own game activities and where needed, Nannies can be arranged to babysit.


    • Bar(s)
    • Children's Activities
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Library
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Sauna

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Days 2 & 3

Private Game Lodge

Up at dawn for your early morning game drive! Of course, the less energetic are welcome to sleep late! Search out a multitude of animals including lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino, leopard, cheetah and wild dog, together with a wealth of antelope and birds interacting in their natural environment.

Return to camp for a hearty breakfast, relax around the pool or talk with your ranger and mingle with the guests. Your afternoon game drive takes you well into the evening. Return to your lodge for another sumptuous dinner. Weather permitting you may enjoy a bush 'braai' at a surprise venue! 

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Depart Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge

This morning (time permitting) you depart on your final game drive with the hope of spotting that extra special sighting. Return to the lodge for breakfast. Depart for the airport in time for your onward flight.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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  • 3 nights' accommodation
  • Return airport transfers from Johannesburg Airport
  • Meals as indicated
  • Local beverages
  • 2 game drives per day
  • Laundry


  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Premium brand beverages
  • Park fees


We can arrange transfers to and from other lodges or cities. You may also wish to take a charter flight directly into the private game reserve.


Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.


Set within 75‚000 hectares of safari park, Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge is situated on a hill in the heart of the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve in the North West Province of South Africa. Ingeniously located amongst boulders and age-old Tamboti trees, the private game lodge offers visitors the most amazing South African safari adventure, where you will be enchanted by a world of intrigue and majestic beauty.   Situated on the Botswana border, just three hours' drive from both Johannesburg and Pretoria, Madikwe is one of the largest private game reserves in South Africa. The safari reserve consists of vast plains of open woodlands and grasslands, dissected by a ridge of rugged hills and bordered in the south by the Dwarsberg Mountains. The area is dotted with huge rocky outcrops known as inselbergs. Madikwe is one of few game reserves in the world that was proclaimed a wildlife reserve purely on the grounds of being the most appropriate and sustainable land area for such use.  


Madikwe Hills consists of a Main Safari Lodge with ten suites, and a private camp, Little Madikwe Hills, accommodating twenty-four guests in total within the private game reserve.

At the Main Lodge, ten ultra-luxurious, glass-fronted suites complete with their own deck and private plunge pools, offer absolute privacy and majestic views of the safari park landscape.

The unusual, yet subtle "Afrochic" décor integrates natural elements with earthy colours, highlighting Africa's ambience; with each suite boasting soft sofas, voluptuous mosquito netting and cotton picot linen. 

Your suite has been designed for complete relaxation and comfort; with fireplaces and under-floor heating for the winter months, and in summer, overhead fans and air-conditioning provide a welcome respite from the African heat.

Outdoor showers, romantic bathrooms and concertina glass doors allow you to fully experience the glorious African Safari environment.


The malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve is home not only to the Big Five 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.

Wildlife can be viewed on game drives, walking safaris, and from the privacy of your suite deck.

Game Drives:

State of the art open landrovers with bucket seats and fold-down armrests stand ready to take you on safari, ensuring your optimum safety and comfort. Your knowledgeable ranger with his friendly disposition will ensure that your experiences are not but a whisper on the winds of a timeless eternity. Knowledgeable and professional rangers conduct early morning and late afternoon, or evening, game drives in search of Africa's big game and smaller wildlife.

Wildlife Photography:

Those with a passion for wildlife photography will be able to get various tips from their ranger on taking the perfect safari picture, while on their game drive. Our rangers are avid fans of photography, many of them having entered renowned international and local competitions with great results. Please do not hesitate to ask your ranger for assistance in this regard.

Bush Dinners:

On warm evenings, guests may be treated to a three course safari meal in the heart of the bushveld. As guests complete their evening game drive, they will be enticed by the essence of a burning fire, to arrive to a hurricane lit dining room in the bush.


18 Dec 2020
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