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Madikwe River Lodge by Dream Resorts
Madikwe,Madikwe Game Reserve - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Car park
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  5. Swimming pool [outdoor]
  6. Game room
  7. Luggage storage
  8. Check-in/out [private]
"We had an absolutely wonderful stay at Madikwe River Lodge."
9.1

Exceptional

78 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 279
Tau Game Lodge
Madikwe,Madikwe Game Reserve - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Car park
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  5. Kids club
  6. Golf course [on-site]
  7. Luggage storage
  8. Spa
"My husband and I loved staying here for our honeymoon. Our ranger (Ryan J) was the best and was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. The food is delicious (they are very accommodating if you have any allergies/food aversions) and there's something for everyone. My husband was obsessed with the chocolate pudding! We also got a couples massage and it was extremely relaxing. Would definetly stay here again and recommend it for our friends."
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9.1

Exceptional

12 reviews

Madikwe Safari Lodge - All Inclusive
Madikwe,Madikwe Game Reserve - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Car park
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  5. Swimming pool [indoor]
  6. Kids club
  7. Front desk [24-hour]
  8. Luggage storage
aha Thakadu River Camp
Madikwe,Madikwe Game Reserve - View on map
  1. Car park
  2. Swimming pool [outdoor]
  3. Game room
  4. Bar
  5. Laundry service
  6. Restaurants
  7. Room service
  8. Poolside bar
"Sleeping in a tent, is not my first idea of a holiday. But I can get used to this type of "glamping". When we arrived, the kind people were waiting with warm towels and relieved us from our luggage. Almost directly we were able to join a game ride followed by a delicious 3-course dinner. We saw the big 5 within a day, and the guides were keen enough to listen for al the hidden wishes of their group. And before we knew it, we saw hunting Leopards, chilling Cheeta's and even some resting African Wild Dogs. The "tents" were suited with a huge bed, and every time we came back to our tent there was a nice note, and they turned up the heat (or the airco, depends on the weather). Only downside is that because of all the delicious food, high teas and game rides, you won't find time to be bored... ;)"
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10

Exceptional

1 review

Impodimo Game Lodge
Madikwe,Madikwe Game Reserve - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Car park
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  5. Swimming pool [indoor]
  6. Kids club
  7. BBQ facilities
  8. Luggage storage
"We had the most amazing time at Impodimo, from the personal welcome on arrival to the fantastic private accommodation with wild animals walking outside the rear patio, to the great food and wine, with terrific staff - Impodimo is a "must do" destination. Jacques and his house staff worry over every detail, the food is excellent and the bar is full of really good wine - every guest is known by their first name and never an error occurred. Stewart, our Ranger, and Sam, our tracker, gave us the most personal, knowledgeable and exciting time on our morning and evening game drive. Never missed an opportunity to get up close and personal with all the animals. We saw all the Big 5 and many, many more - a spectacular experience. We cannot recommend Impodimo highly enough - an absolute 10 / 10!!! "
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7.9

Very good

5 reviews

Motswiri Private Safari Lodge
Madikwe,Madikwe Game Reserve - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Car park
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  5. Golf course [on-site]
  6. Swimming pool [outdoor]
  7. Breakfast [free]
  8. Contactless check-in/out
"We had a wonderful time with Zeide and his team at Motswiri. This is a small family ran operation. The hotel itself is nice with large rooms with good views of the Savannah - our room looked to the watering hole which meant we could see all kinds of animals from bed. The highlight though is Zeide - having been at Madikwe for 17 years or so, he knows the animals by name (no joke! he definitely knows all the lions...) and has encyclopedic knowledge of everything you see. The game rides were certainly the highlight of our vacation!"
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9.4

Exceptional

20 reviews

Madikwe River Lodge
Madikwe,Madikwe Game Reserve - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Car park
  3. BBQ facilities
  4. Check-in/out [private]
  5. Breakfast [free]
  6. Swimming pool [outdoor]
  7. Bar
  8. Laundry service
"The staff is exceptionally friendly and attentive"
9.6

Exceptional

4 reviews

Rhulani Safari Lodge - All Inclusive
Madikwe,Madikwe Game Reserve - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Valet parking
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  5. Swimming pool [indoor]
  6. Kids club
  7. Front desk [24-hour]
  8. Check-in/out [express]
"Absolutely fantastic stay at the Rhulani Safari Lodge! Staff are super friendly and cannot do enough for you. They have thought of all the little details to make you as comfortable as possible during your stay. Rooms were great, with a log fire and a heated pool which we were able to use during the day and evening. Dinner was delicious beside an open fire with singing from the staff. The game drives were also brilliant as the rangers are able to go "offroad" to get great views/experiences with the animals (without disturbing them). Would definitely recommend!"
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9.9

Exceptional

4 reviews

The Bush House
Madikwe,Madikwe Game Reserve - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Car park
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  5. Swimming pool [indoor]
  6. Fitness center
  7. Front desk [24-hour]
  8. Check-in/out [express]
"My wife and I spent three nights at the Bush House and were thoroughly impressed. The staff is incredibly helpful and professional and the owners are warm and committed to their work. Madikwe is a great reserve and you are nearly guaranteed great spottings. However, there are other lodges on the reserve where you can easily pay double or triple the rate for "5-star" experience, which probably amounts to slightly more luxury pampering. The reality is that you will want to spend the majority of your time on the game drives or relaxing on the Bush House's lush lawn, its nice pool, or in its truly unique "Hide," all of which provide amazing views of the watering hole used by all sorts of game. At one point, we saw 35+ elephants watering and playing. During our six drives, we saw: cheetahs, lions, water buffalo herds, giraffes, white rhinos, elephants, zebras, oryx, and many other types of smaller game and antelope species, not to mention many birds. Do yourself a favor and book the Bush House!"
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9.3

Exceptional

9 reviews

Tuningi Safari Lodge
Madikwe,Madikwe Game Reserve - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Car park
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  5. Kids club
  6. Golf course [on-site]
  7. Front desk [24-hour]
  8. Fitness center

Fast facts about Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa

Accommodations20 properties
Popular hotelMadikwe River Lodge by Dream Resorts
Popular areaMadikwe
Nightly rates from$40

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Frequently asked questions

What are the best resorts in Madikwe Game Reserve for two guests?

Accommodations in Madikwe Game Reserve that are highly rated by couples include Madikwe River Lodge by Dream Resorts, Tau Game Lodge and aha Thakadu River Camp.

What accommodations in Madikwe Game Reserve have the best breakfast?

Verified visitors to Madikwe Game Reserve have given amazing reviews for the breakfast at Tau Game Lodge, Rhulani Safari Lodge - All Inclusive and Impodimo Game Lodge.

What resorts in Madikwe Game Reserve are highly rated with respect to sanitation?

Accommodationsaround Madikwe Game Reserve which is well rated regarding cleanliness include aha Thakadu River Camp and Rhulani Safari Lodge - All Inclusive.

What hotels in Madikwe Game Reserve are exceptionally rated for facilities?

Hotelsin Madikwe Game Reserve that is highly rated with respect to facilities include aha Thakadu River Camp, Rhulani Safari Lodge - All Inclusive and Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge.

What resorts found in Madikwe Game Reserve are well rated regarding location?

Accommodationsfound in Madikwe Game Reserve that is very highly rated regarding location include aha Thakadu River Camp and Rhulani Safari Lodge - All Inclusive.

What resorts found in Madikwe Game Reserve are very highly rated for value for money?

Resortslocated in Madikwe Game Reserve that is very highly rated regarding value for money include aha Thakadu River Camp and MOPIPI B&B.

What places to stay in Madikwe Game Reserve are exceptionally rated with respect to room comfort and quality?

Propertieslocated in Madikwe Game Reserve that is well rated for room comfort and quality include The Bush House and Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge.

What properties found in Madikwe Game Reserve are highly rated with regards to service?

Resortsaround Madikwe Game Reserve which is well rated with respect to service include aha Thakadu River Camp, Motswiri Private Safari Lodge and Rhulani Safari Lodge - All Inclusive.

When should I visit Madikwe Game Reserve?

Last year, Madikwe Game Reserve received its most visitors during the month of March. Despite this, you may want to consider other months during which there are less tourists, as the most popular landmark will be less jampacked.

How long should I plan my stay in Madikwe Game Reserve?

In the past 3 months, tourists spend time in Madikwe Game Reserve for 1 nights on average. The suitable duration for your travel will depend on what you would like to see and explore while there.

Are foreign visitors allowed into Madikwe Game Reserve?

International visitors are allowed into Madikwe Game Reserve, according to our most updated information. Due to evolving restrictions, we advise you to check out here for further details.

Is covid test upon arrival required for fully vaccinated travelers to enter Madikwe Game Reserve?

COVID-19 test may be required on arrival when entering Madikwe Game Reserve from outside the country. For updated and detailed information on travel restrictons, please make sure to pay a visit to the official websites of the travel authority or government of the country you hope to travel to, or go to here.

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Discover the Wonders of Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa

Madikwe Game Reserve is a wildlife sanctuary located in the North West Province of South Africa, bordering Botswana. It is one of the largest game reserves in South Africa, spanning over 75,000 hectares. The reserve is home to a wide range of wildlife, including the famous Big Five: lions, leopards, elephants, rhinoceroses, and buffalos. In addition to the Big Five, visitors can also spot cheetahs, wild dogs, hyenas, giraffes, zebras, and many other animals. Madikwe Game Reserve was established in 1991 as part of a government initiative to create jobs and promote conservation. Since then, the reserve has become a popular destination for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers from all over the world. The reserve is located in a malaria-free area, making it a safe destination for families with children.

Reasons Why You Should Visit Madikwe Game Reserve

Madikwe Game Reserve is a must-visit destination for anyone who wants to experience the beauty of South Africa's wildlife. Here are some reasons why you should add Madikwe Game Reserve to your travel itinerary: 1. Wildlife: Madikwe Game Reserve is home to a wide range of wildlife, including the Big Five. Visitors can go on safari drives to see these animals up close and personal. 2. Malaria-free: Unlike other game reserves in South Africa, Madikwe Game Reserve is located in a malaria-free area, making it a safe destination for families with children. 3. Beautiful landscape: Madikwe Game Reserve is located in a beautiful landscape of rolling hills, open savannahs, and dense bushveld. 4. Relaxation: If you're looking for a relaxing getaway, Madikwe Game Reserve offers plenty of opportunities to unwind and disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

How to Get to Madikwe Game Reserve: A Comprehensive Guide

Madikwe Game Reserve is located approximately four hours by car from Johannesburg, the largest city in South Africa. Visitors can also fly into O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg and then take a connecting flight to Madikwe Game Reserve's private airstrip. Another option is to book a transfer from Johannesburg to Madikwe Game Reserve. Several companies offer private transfers, which can be booked in advance.

Experience the Best of Madikwe Game Reserve: Fun Things to Do

Madikwe Game Reserve offers a variety of activities for visitors to enjoy. Here are some of the best things to do in Madikwe Game Reserve: 1. Safari drives: Safari drives are the most popular activity in Madikwe Game Reserve. Visitors can go on morning and afternoon drives to see the wildlife up close and personal. 2. Walking safaris: Walking safaris are a great way to experience the bushveld up close and personal. Visitors can learn about the plants and animals that call Madikwe Game Reserve home. 3. Birdwatching: Madikwe Game Reserve is home to over 350 bird species, making it a paradise for birdwatchers. 4. Stargazing: Madikwe Game Reserve is located in a remote area with little light pollution, making it an ideal destination for stargazing. 5. Relaxation: If you're looking for a relaxing getaway, Madikwe Game Reserve offers plenty of opportunities to unwind and disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

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The Best Time to Visit Madikwe Game Reserve: A Seasonal Guide

The best time to visit Madikwe Game Reserve depends on what you want to see and do. Here's a seasonal guide to help you plan your trip: 1. Summer (November to February): This is the best time to see newborn animals, as most species give birth during the summer months. However, the weather can be hot and humid. 2. Autumn (March to May): This is a great time to visit Madikwe Game Reserve, as the weather is mild and the vegetation is not too dense. 3. Winter (June to August): This is the best time for game viewing, as the vegetation is sparse and the animals tend to congregate around water sources. However, the weather can be cold, especially in the early morning and at night. 4. Spring (September to October): This is a great time for birdwatching, as many species migrate to the area during this time. However, the weather can be unpredictable, with occasional thunderstorms.

Travel Tips for First-Time Visitors to Madikwe Game Reserve

If you're planning your first trip to Madikwe Game Reserve, here are some travel tips to help you make the most of your experience: 1. Pack appropriately: Be sure to pack comfortable clothing and shoes, as well as a hat, sunscreen, and insect repellent. 2. Bring a camera: You'll want to capture the amazing wildlife and beautiful landscapes of Madikwe Game Reserve. 3. Listen to your guide: Your safari guide is an expert on the wildlife and vegetation of Madikwe Game Reserve. Be sure to listen to their advice and follow their instructions. 4. Respect the wildlife: Remember that you are a guest in the animals' home. Be sure to respect their space and observe them from a safe distance.

Where to Stay in Madikwe Game Reserve: Top Accommodation Options

Madikwe Game Reserve offers a variety of accommodation options, from luxury lodges to budget-friendly hotels. Here are some of the top accommodation options in Madikwe Game Reserve: 1. Motswiri Private Safari Lodge: This luxury lodge offers six spacious suites, each with a private deck overlooking the Marico River. 2. Madikwe River Lodge by Dream Resorts: This family-friendly lodge offers comfortable accommodation and a range of activities for children. 3. The Bush House: This intimate lodge offers just six rooms, making it the perfect destination for a romantic getaway. 4. Tau Game Lodge: This luxury lodge offers 30 air-conditioned chalets, each with a private deck overlooking the waterhole. 5. Rhulani Safari Lodge - All Inclusive: This all-inclusive lodge offers luxury accommodation and a range of activities, including game drives and bush walks.

Taste the Flavors of Madikwe Game Reserve: What to Eat and Drink

Madikwe Game Reserve offers a variety of dining options, from traditional South African cuisine to international dishes. Many lodges offer all-inclusive packages that include meals and drinks. Here are some of the must-try foods and drinks in Madikwe Game Reserve: 1. Braai: A traditional South African barbecue, featuring grilled meats and vegetables. 2. Biltong: A type of dried meat that is popular in South Africa. 3. Rooibos tea: A caffeine-free herbal tea that is grown in South Africa. 4. Amarula: A cream liqueur made from the fruit of the marula tree, which is native to South Africa.

Getting Around Madikwe Game Reserve: Transportation Options

Most lodges in Madikwe Game Reserve offer game drives as part of their packages. Visitors can also book private game drives or walking safaris with a guide. Some lodges offer transfers from Johannesburg to Madikwe Game Reserve, which can be booked in advance. Visitors can also rent a car and drive to Madikwe Game Reserve, although a 4x4 vehicle is recommended for the rough terrain.