In the thick wilderness of the safari in Africa, lies an unexpected treasure of beauty that is truly a masterpiece of nature. The Madikwe Game Reserve is a conservation area located in South Africa’s North West Province. It is the fifth largest game reserve and is also one of the lesser known parks in South Africa. In 1991 the area was declared as a reserve and 10,000 mammals were relocated from other National Parks which brings a lot of wildlife such as elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos and much more. Furthermore, it is regarded as one of the best conservation areas in Africa. In addition, the park also offers a lot of exquisite lodges that are malaria-free and one of them is the Madikwe Safari Lodge.
Madikwe Safari Lodge is a collection of luxurious camps with extravagant and exquisite suites in each camp. It is situated on the eastern side of the gorgeous Madikwe Game Reserve. The Madikwe Safari Lodge boasts its three breathtaking camps that are so close to each other it will surely leave you in awe.
Lelapa translates to “family” which is the perfect description of this child-friendly accommodation. Unlike most lodges in the reserve, the Madikwe Lelapa Lodge has no age restrictions and can welcome everyone in all ages, the reason why it is perfect for families. Its warm atmosphere and irresistible charm will make your stay very comfortable. It has wide and spacious rooms that are suitable for big families with little children with an ever active spirit or with adults that are child-at-heart. The private plunge pools and communal pools will surely cool you off from the year-long hot weather in South Africa.
Kopano has four suites each with a private plunge pool. It is suitable for small families or small groups of friends. It is also suitable for people with special needs that love to see the outdoors in a very adventurous way. The open lounge dining will give you a once in a lifetime opportunity to dine with the wildlife. The breathtaking view and the glorious echoes of lions roaming and owls hooting will give you an experience that you have never felt before. You will surely take those three meals a day while staying in this amazing place.
Dithaba which literally means “mountain” in the local language, lives up to the expectations of this lodge. The Madikwe Dithaba Lodge is situated at the higher up that shows the spectacular view of the open plains. Dithaba Lodge has only four suites each with its private plunge pool. The pool with its own mini bar is a perfect venue for a private pool party with your friends without leaving your lodge.
Just like the Madikwe Kopano Lodge, it is suitable for medium-sized families and groups of friends preferably around eight people in one suite. Children of 16 and over are welcome in Dithaba. The guests can experience an overlooking view of the reserve because the lodge is situated a bit higher than the other two lodges. The open plan lounge will give you a stunning and breathtaking view of the place from sunrise to sunset. It will be a joy to sit and wake up to the sounds of a roaring leopard or sleep while listening to the crickets songs. Dithaba is really an icing on the cake for the Madikwe Safari Lodge.
The Madikwe Safari Lodge is truly a stunning place. One that will definitely take your breath away. But this is more than just a place to stay and marvel the beauty of mother nature, it is also a place of adventure and crazy learning. Madikwe Safari Lodge offers private travel for a more personalized and intimate experience of the place. Guests can request to go to destination beaches or favorite spots in Zanzibar. Or why not try the most exciting part of this place, explore the safari itself.
Your stay here will not be complete without the tour of that gorgeous safari. Guests can go on bush walks and discover the different animals known to many in television screens or books.
How about getting up close and personal with the wildlife and take a selfie with it?
It is also a great place to just relax whether you just want to drink that sparkling champagne and watch the sunset or gaze at the stars in the clear illuminated sky. Or learn the 5 Afrikaans words and their meanings that will surely get you to emerge more on their culture. It also has a rhino conservation experience where guests can experience and see the endangered rhinos. Guides are there to help you learn about these beautiful creatures and teach you on your part on how to help preserve them. The guides are also there to give you an experience of a lifetime.
Madikwe Safari Lodge is not only for the adventurous families and group of friends but also for people looking for a romantic getaway. The romantic scenery, secluded area and private spacious suites will be an ideal setting for anyone’s honeymoon. The scenery itself will surely give you the idea to fall in love all over again not only with the place but also with your other half. The complimentary bottle of sparkling wine can give a couple a head start of the heat of passion as they enjoy the warm sunset that engulfs them.
The Madikwe Safari Lodge experience is not complete without filling the guests’ stomachs. Healthy, fresh, vibrant and delicious food is what makes this place a success. Whether it is in the dining room or in the bush, no two meals are the same in Madikwe. It boasts of scrumptious meals that both kids and adults will fall deeply in love with and will surely never forget.
Finally, the Madikwe Safari Lodge is not only a place to simply sleep in but also a place to explore in. It is a place where guests can learn and support the community that has been taking care and nurturing this place into a haven that everyone should see and experience themselves.