Madikwe River Lodge
Madikwe River Lodge
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Madikwe River Lodge
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4 reviews

4 reviews

Cleanliness 10.0
Location 10.0
Facilities 9.5
Value for money 9.5
Service 9.0
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Location rating score

Exceptional location
Closest landmarks
Sir Seretse Khama International Airport
52.3 km
Pilanesberg International Airport
104.6 km
Mmabatho Airport
153.0 km
Lanseria International Airport
205.5 km
Wonderboom Airport
210.5 km
Agoda Preferred

Madikwe River Lodge

North West Province, P.O.Box 77, Madikwe, Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa, 2874 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers car park free of charge. Conveniently situated in the Madikwe part of Madikwe Game Reserve, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Rated with 3 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to restaurant and outdoor pool on-site.


Hygiene Plus

Sparkling clean

Top Value

Check-in/out [private]

Airport transfer


Airport transfer

Car park

BBQ facilities

Check-in/out [private]

Breakfast [free]

Swimming pool [outdoor]



Value for money9.5
Distance to city center380 km
Location rating10.0

Rooms available at Madikwe River Lodge

Standard Twin
  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed
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Standard Double
  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 semi double beds or 1 dou...
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Double Double Standard
  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • 1 double bed
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Standard Room
  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
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  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
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Family Single Room
  • Room size: 80 m²/861 ft²
  • 1 double bed
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Luxury Room
  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
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Family Room
  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
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Standard Room
  • Shower
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Single Family Room
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    Frequently asked questions

    Does Madikwe River Lodge have bars on-site?

    Enjoy your vacation the best way yet with Madikwe River Lodge's bar and poolside bar available right in front of your doorstep for whenever you need a sip or two.

    Does Madikwe River Lodge provide airport transfer?

    Madikwe River Lodge provides airport transfer service upon request! Additional costs may apply. To request, check the box on the booking form just before the payment page.

    Does Madikwe River Lodge provide laundry services?

    Yes! Madikwe River Lodge offers laundry service at your disposal for whenever you need your favorite outfits clean and fresh all throughout your getaway. Please contact the property for more information.

    What do past visitors love most about Madikwe River Lodge?

    Past visitors that stayed at Madikwe River Lodge have given this property a rating of 10.0 for its excellent location as the primary highlight for their stay.

    What is the average rating that verified Couples' have given to Madikwe River Lodge?

    Verified couple travelers that have stayed at this property have given Madikwe River Lodge an average rating of 9.5. You can look up on more detailed customer testimonials, and feedback by filtering for a specific type of verified guest travelers down in the review section.

    What time is check-in and check-out at Madikwe River Lodge?

    Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated time frame may be charged an additional fee.

    Is breakfast offered at Madikwe River Lodge?

    Wake up to an excellent buffet breakfast at Madikwe River Lodge. Customers can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 150 ZAR for adults if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the property.

    More about Madikwe River Lodge

    More about Madikwe River Lodge

    Experience the Serenity of Madikwe River Lodge

    Nestled within the magnificent Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa, Madikwe River Lodge offers a truly enchanting escape for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. This 3-star lodge provides a serene retreat amidst the untamed beauty of the African wilderness. With its prime location, the lodge offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes, allowing guests to immerse themselves in the sights and sounds of the untamed African bush. Upon arrival, guests are greeted by the warm and friendly staff, ensuring a seamless check-in process. Check-in time begins at 02:00 PM, allowing guests to settle in and start their wildlife adventure. The lodge boasts 16 well-appointed rooms, providing a comfortable and inviting space for guests to relax and unwind after a day of thrilling game drives. Each room is tastefully decorated with a touch of African elegance, offering modern amenities and breathtaking views of the surrounding nature. As the sun sets over the horizon, guests can indulge in the lodge's exceptional facilities and services. Take a refreshing dip in the sparkling swimming pool or enjoy a sundowner at the bar, savoring the tranquility of the African bush. For those seeking a deeper connection with nature, the lodge offers a variety of guided activities, including game drives and bush walks, allowing guests to witness the Big Five and other fascinating wildlife up close. Families are welcome at Madikwe River Lodge, although it's important to note that children are not allowed to stay free of charge. Additional charges may apply, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable stay for all guests. With its child-friendly facilities and knowledgeable guides, the lodge provides an educational and unforgettable experience for young explorers. With its rich history and commitment to conservation, Madikwe River Lodge has been a beacon of hospitality since its establishment in 1993. The lodge underwent a renovation in 2014, ensuring that guests can enjoy modern comforts while still being immersed in the natural beauty of the surroundings. Located approximately 380 km from the city center, this secluded sanctuary offers a true escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, allowing guests to reconnect with nature and create lasting memories in the heart of the Madikwe Game Reserve.

    Unwind and Indulge in Madikwe River Lodge's Entertainment Facilities

    At Madikwe River Lodge, guests can truly unwind and indulge in a range of entertainment facilities that are designed to enhance their stay. Whether you're looking to relax with a refreshing drink, immerse yourself in nature, or enjoy some downtime with fellow travelers, this lodge has it all. The lodge features a well-stocked bar where guests can savor a variety of beverages, from signature cocktails to fine wines. Situated amidst the lush surroundings, the bar offers a serene ambiance, making it the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy a drink while taking in the breathtaking views. For those who prefer the outdoors, Madikwe River Lodge boasts a beautiful garden where guests can immerse themselves in nature's tranquility. Take a leisurely stroll through the vibrant flora, listen to the soothing sounds of birds chirping, or simply find a quiet spot to relax and soak up the sun. Additionally, the lodge offers a shared lounge/TV area, providing a cozy space for guests to gather and socialize. Whether you're looking to catch up on your favorite shows, engage in lively conversations with fellow travelers, or simply unwind with a book, this communal area offers the perfect setting. With its diverse range of entertainment facilities, Madikwe River Lodge ensures that guests have a memorable and enjoyable stay, whether they're seeking relaxation, adventure, or socializing with like-minded individuals.

    Unwind and Stay Active at Madikwe River Lodge's Sports Facilities

    At Madikwe River Lodge, guests can enjoy a range of sports facilities that are perfect for unwinding and staying active during their stay. Take a refreshing dip in the outdoor pool, surrounded by the stunning natural beauty of the Madikwe Game Reserve. The pool provides a tranquil oasis where you can relax and rejuvenate after a day of exploring the reserve. Lounge on the comfortable sunbeds, soak up the warm African sun, and sip on a refreshing cocktail from the poolside bar, all while enjoying panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Whether you want to swim a few laps or simply float around, the pool at Madikwe River Lodge is the perfect spot to unwind and soak up the peaceful ambiance of the reserve.

    Convenience Facilities at Madikwe River Lodge: Enhancing Your Stay in the African Wilderness

    At Madikwe River Lodge, we understand the importance of convenience and comfort during your stay in the breathtaking Madikwe Game Reserve. Our lodge offers a range of exceptional convenience facilities to ensure that your experience is nothing short of extraordinary. To begin with, our laundry service takes care of all your laundry needs, allowing you to pack light and enjoy your African adventure without worrying about dirty clothes. Our dedicated staff will ensure that your garments are cleaned and returned to you promptly, so you can focus on exploring the magnificent wildlife that surrounds the lodge. For those seeking a touch of luxury, our room service is available to cater to your every need. Whether it's a refreshing beverage after a thrilling game drive or a delectable meal enjoyed in the privacy of your own room, our attentive staff will ensure that your desires are met with the utmost care and attention. Stay connected with the world while immersing yourself in the beauty of nature with our Wi-Fi in public areas. Share your incredible wildlife encounters with friends and family, or simply stay updated with the latest news and events. Our reliable internet connection ensures that you can stay connected whenever you need to. For guests who prefer to smoke, we have a designated smoking area where you can indulge in your habit while still respecting the comfort of other guests. This designated area provides a tranquil space for smokers to enjoy their cigarettes without disturbing the serene atmosphere of the lodge. Our daily housekeeping service ensures that your room is kept immaculate throughout your stay. Our dedicated housekeeping staff will clean your room, replenish amenities, and ensure that everything is in perfect order, allowing you to relax and unwind in a pristine environment. Last but not least, our lodge features a cozy fireplace, perfect for those chilly African evenings. Gather around the crackling fire, share stories of your adventures, and bask in the warmth as you soak in the unique ambiance of the African wilderness. At Madikwe River Lodge, we go above and beyond to provide exceptional convenience facilities that enhance your stay in the heart of the Madikwe Game Reserve. From laundry service and room service to Wi-Fi in public areas and a designated smoking area, we strive to ensure that every aspect of your stay is comfortable and convenient. Book your stay with us and embark on an unforgettable African safari experience.

    Convenient Transport Facilities at Madikwe River Lodge

    At Madikwe River Lodge, we strive to make your journey to our tranquil retreat as seamless as possible. To ensure a hassle-free arrival and departure, we offer airport transfer services. Our friendly and professional staff will be waiting to welcome you at the airport and whisk you away to our lodge, allowing you to begin your safari adventure without any delays or worries. For guests who prefer to drive, we provide a spacious and secure car park. Whether you are traveling in your own vehicle or renting one, you can rest assured knowing that your car will be safely parked throughout your stay. Best of all, our car park is free of charge, allowing you to allocate your budget towards other exciting activities and experiences during your time with us. So, leave your car worries behind and focus on immersing yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Madikwe Game Reserve.

    Luxurious Room Facilities at Madikwe River Lodge

    Experience the epitome of luxury and comfort at Madikwe River Lodge, where every detail has been carefully curated to ensure an unforgettable stay. Our rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art amenities, providing you with the utmost convenience and relaxation. Step into your room and be greeted by refreshing air conditioning, allowing you to escape the African heat and unwind in a cool and comfortable environment. For those who like to maintain their stylish appearance, a hair dryer is provided, ensuring you always look your best. Indulge in a refreshing beverage from the mini bar, conveniently stocked with a variety of drinks to quench your thirst. Step out onto your private balcony or terrace and take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape, immersing yourself in the beauty of the Madikwe Game Reserve. Sit back and relax in front of the satellite/cable TV, offering a wide range of channels to keep you entertained during your downtime. As the evening draws near, cozy up next to the fireplace, creating a warm and inviting ambiance that adds to the overall charm of your room. At Madikwe River Lodge, we strive to provide our guests with an unparalleled experience, and our room facilities are designed to exceed your expectations. Book your stay with us today and immerse yourself in the lap of luxury amidst the stunning wilderness of Madikwe Game Reserve.

    Indulge in Culinary Delights at Madikwe River Lodge

    At Madikwe River Lodge, dining is an experience that will delight your senses and satisfy your cravings for delectable cuisine. The lodge offers a range of dining facilities to cater to every guest's preferences. The lodge's main restaurant provides a charming and elegant setting where you can enjoy a variety of mouthwatering dishes. With its warm and inviting ambiance, the restaurant is the perfect place to savor a sumptuous meal while taking in the breathtaking views of the surrounding bushveld. For those who prefer the comfort and privacy of their own room, Madikwe River Lodge also offers room service. Indulge in a gourmet meal delivered right to your doorstep, allowing you to enjoy a delicious feast in the comfort of your own space. Additionally, the lodge features BBQ facilities, perfect for those who want to immerse themselves in the traditional South African braai culture. Gather with friends and family around the grill, savoring the tantalizing aromas of grilled meats and vegetables. To ensure your stay is as comfortable as possible, Madikwe River Lodge provides daily housekeeping services. Wake up to a clean and tidy room every day, allowing you to focus on enjoying your time in the game reserve. Start your day off right with the lodge's breakfast buffet, offering a wide selection of fresh and flavorful options. From continental classics to local specialties, there is something to suit every palate. Whether you choose to dine in the restaurant, enjoy room service, have a BBQ feast, or indulge in the breakfast buffet, Madikwe River Lodge's dining facilities are sure to leave you satisfied and craving for more.

    Luxurious Room Options at Madikwe River Lodge

    Discover the range of luxurious room options at Madikwe River Lodge in Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa. Whether you are traveling as a couple or with a friend, the Standard Double room offers a cozy retreat with 20 square meters of space, featuring either 2 Semi Double-Beds or 1 Double Bed. For those seeking a bit more space, the Standard Twin room provides 30 square meters of comfort, complete with a Queen Bed. With these room options, you can rest assured that your stay at Madikwe River Lodge will be a relaxing and enjoyable experience.

    Discover the Untamed Beauty of Madikwe Game Reserve

    Nestled within the breathtaking Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa, Madikwe River Lodge offers an unforgettable safari experience surrounded by untamed beauty. This pristine wilderness is home to a diverse array of wildlife, making it a haven for nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers alike. From the moment you arrive at this luxurious lodge, you will be immersed in the sights and sounds of the African bush, with the lodge's elevated position providing panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. The Madikwe Game Reserve is renowned for its exceptional game viewing opportunities, offering the chance to encounter the iconic Big Five - elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos, and buffalos. Embark on thrilling game drives led by experienced rangers, who will share their extensive knowledge of the reserve's flora and fauna. As you explore the reserve, you may also spot cheetahs, wild dogs, giraffes, zebras, and a multitude of bird species. The lodge's prime location along the Groot Marico River adds an extra touch of magic to your stay, as you can observe wildlife coming to drink and bathe in the river, right from the comfort of your own private deck.

    Getting to Madikwe River Lodge

    Madikwe River Lodge, nestled in the heart of Madikwe Game Reserve, offers an unforgettable safari experience in South Africa. To reach this stunning lodge, there are a couple of options available from the nearest airports. The closest airport to Madikwe River Lodge is OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, which is approximately a 4-hour drive away. From the airport, you can arrange a private transfer or hire a car to make the scenic journey to the lodge. The drive takes you through picturesque landscapes and offers a taste of the beautiful South African countryside. Another option is to fly into Gaborone International Airport in Botswana, which is around a 2.5-hour drive from Madikwe River Lodge. From the airport, you can hire a car or arrange a transfer to reach the lodge. This route allows you to experience the unique opportunity of crossing the border and exploring two countries during your journey. No matter which airport you choose to fly into, the journey to Madikwe River Lodge promises to be an adventure filled with anticipation and excitement. Once you arrive at the lodge, you will be greeted with warm hospitality, luxurious accommodations, and the opportunity to embark on thrilling game drives to witness the incredible wildlife of Madikwe Game Reserve.

    Exceptional Customer Ratings for Madikwe River Lodge

    Madikwe River Lodge in Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa, has garnered exceptional customer ratings, making it a top choice for travelers seeking an unforgettable safari experience. With an impressive overall rating of 9.6, this lodge has consistently exceeded guests' expectations, leaving them with lasting memories and a desire to return. One of the standout features of Madikwe River Lodge is its excellent value for money, scoring an impressive 9.5. Guests appreciate the exceptional amenities and services provided at a reasonable price, allowing them to fully immerse themselves in the beauty of the Madikwe Game Reserve without breaking the bank. From luxurious accommodations to thrilling safari adventures, every aspect of the lodge's offerings is tailored to provide an unforgettable experience. Furthermore, Madikwe River Lodge has received glowing reviews for its outstanding facilities, also earning a rating of 9.5. The lodge boasts spacious and beautifully designed rooms, equipped with modern amenities to ensure maximum comfort during your stay. The well-maintained facilities include a refreshing swimming pool, a relaxing spa, and a cozy lounge area where guests can unwind after a day of thrilling game drives. In addition to its impressive facilities, Madikwe River Lodge has also earned a perfect score of 10.0 for cleanliness and location. Guests have consistently praised the lodge's impeccable cleanliness, ensuring a hygienic and comfortable environment throughout their stay. The lodge's prime location within the Madikwe Game Reserve offers breathtaking views of the African wilderness, allowing guests to witness the beauty of nature right at their doorstep. Lastly, while the lodge received a rating of 9.0 for staff performance, guests have consistently commended the friendly and attentive staff members who go above and beyond to ensure a memorable stay. From the warm welcome upon arrival to the personalized service throughout the stay, the staff at Madikwe River Lodge truly exemplify the spirit of hospitality. With such exceptional customer ratings, Madikwe River Lodge is undoubtedly a top choice for travelers seeking an extraordinary safari experience in the heart of South Africa's Madikwe Game Reserve.

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    Amenities and facilities



    Languages spoken
    • English
    Internet access
    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
    • Internet
    • Wi-Fi in public areas
    Things to do, ways to relax
    • Garden
    • Swimming pool [outdoor]
    Cleanliness and safety
    • Daily disinfection in all rooms
    • Daily disinfection in common areas
    • Doctor/nurse on call
    • Face coverings on staff
    • First aid kit
    • Free face masks
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
    • Protective screens in common areas
    • Safe dining setup
    • Staff trained in safety protocol
    • Sterilizing equipment
    • Temperature check for guests and staff
    Dining, drinking, and snacking
    • Bar
    • BBQ facilities
    • Breakfast [buffet]
    • Breakfast [free]
    • Poolside bar
    • Restaurants
    • Room service
    Services and conveniences
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Elevator
    • Fireplace
    • Laundry service
    • Smoke-free property
    • Smoking area
    • Xerox/fax in business center
    For the kids
    • Babysitting service
    • Family room
    • Check-in/out [private]
    • Pets allowed
    • Security [24-hour]
    Getting around
    • Airport transfer
    • Car park [free of charge]
    Available in all rooms
    • Air conditioning
    • Bathtub
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Desk
    • Fan
    • Free bottled water
    • Hair dryer
    • Mini bar
    • Non-smoking
    • Shower


    North West Province, P.O.Box 77, Madikwe, Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa, 2874


    Property policies

    Children and extra beds

    Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

    All children are welcome.

    Children 0-1 year(s)
    Must use an extra bed
    If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
    Guests 2 years and older are considered as adults
    Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
    • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

    Some helpful facts

    • Check-in from14:00
    • Check-in until18:00
    • Check-out from11:00
    • Check-out until11:00
    • Reception open until22:00
    Getting around
    • Distance from city center380 km
    • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)150 ZAR
    • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee480 ZAR
    The property
    • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
    • Number of bars/lounges1
    • Number of floors1
    • Number of restaurants1
    • Number of rooms 16
    • Room voltage220
    • Year property opened1993
    • Most recent renovation2014
    • Daily parking fee00 ZAR

    Reviews of Madikwe River Lodge from real guests

    Value for money9.5
    High score for Madikwe Game Reserve
    9+ Exceptional (4)
    8-9 Excellent (0)
    7-8 Very Good (0)
    6-7 Good (0)
    <6 Below Expectation (0)
    Guest Type
    Showing 4 verified guest comments
    Liezl from South Africa
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2022

    Fantastic stay”

    We had a lovely weekend away. The staff is exceptionally friendly and attentive.

    Reviewed March 25, 2022
    Pieter from South Africa
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2022


    Exceptionally friendly staff, great food, excellent game drives. highly recommended.

    Reviewed January 10, 2022
    Aaron from South Africa
    Stayed 1 night in July 2021

    I'm in close vicinity can you open for those live around restaurants ”

    Wish access

    Reviewed August 02, 2021
    Peter from Belgium
    Family with teens
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2023

    günstiges Hotel in Madikwe in exzellenter Lage, top game drives!!”

    Das Hotel an sich ist sehr schön und komfortabel. Großen Luxus darf man aber nicht erwarten. Der Luxus hier sind die game drives. (der Ranger Takura ist wärmstens zu empfehlen!!) Es war wirklich absolut traumhaft. Wer Madikwe sehen will, aber keinen super Luxus braucht, der ist hier richtig. die chalets waren schon, mit Sicht auf den Fluss. Das Essen war lecker und reichhaltig, das Personal unwahrscheinlich freundlich. Ich kann die River Lodge wärmsten empfehlen!

    Reviewed January 04, 2023
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