Madikwe River Lodge

Madikwe Game Reserve

Madikwe River Lodge - Main Lodge Deck

Madikwe River Lodge Location
Situated in the heart of Madikwe Game Reserve on the border of Botswana, the Madikwe River Lodge invites you to share the wildness and splendour of Mother Africa in exquisite comfort.

Surrounded by 75,000 hectares of African sandveld, this luxurious lodge is ideally positioned on the Groot Marico River, in a malaria-free area that is the Madikwe Game Reserve, which is also the home to the Big 5, wild dog, cheetah and a large variety of mammal and bird life.

Madikwe River Lodge at a Glance:

  • Accommodation - Capacity - 36 Guests
  • 10 Luxury split-level thatched chalets
  • 6 Family Chalets
  • 24 Hour reception services
  • 24 Hour security
  • Lodge is surrounded by an electric fence
  • Private airstrip
  • Private viewing decks in each room
  • Open air boma where dinner is enjoyed under the stars
  • Bush Dinners
  • Fully licensed bar
  • swimming pool with Sun Deck
  • Rock Pool
  • Curio Shop
  • Guided Safaris
  • Childrens Game Drives
  • Guided Walks
  • Laundry service
  • Babysitting service
  • Cots are available on request
  • Malaria free destination
  • A true african safari

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Madikwe River Lodge - Deck View

Madikwe River Lodge Accommodation
Madikwe River Lodge offers exclusive accommodation in sixteen secluded split-level thatched chalets set in the cool tranquillity of a riverine forest.

Each chalet is individually decorated to create a rich African ambience, without compromising on luxury. All offering an en-suite bathroom, lounge, bar-fridge and private wooden viewing deck overlooking the river, the chalets provide a highly comfortable haven in the heart of Africa.

Game viewing is Madikwe River Lodge's main activity, and the Madikwe Game Reserve is the fourth largest game reserve in South Africa and boasts the second largest Elephant population. Game Drives and Bush Walks are conducted daily by our excellent rangers, and although children under the age of 8 years are not permitted on the standard game drives.

Lion, elephant, black and white rhino, buffalo, leopard - Big Five- also cheetah and wild dog - Magnificent seven.

Giraffe, zebra, warthog, baboon, monkey, hippo, crocodile, and a variety of antelope including kudu, impala, waterbuck, Springbok, Wildebeest, Eland, Blesbok, Tsessebe and Steenbok are regularly seen, along with a number of the more elusive or less common animals. With a bird population of over 250 different species. Bring your binoculars!

Madikwe River Lodge is just 3 1/2 hours drive from Johannesburg, or if you wish to fly in, Air transfers are available on a daily basis from Johannesburg International Airport (JIA) to and from Madikwe. Flights depart JIA at 12h00 and arrive at Madikwe air strip at 12h45.

The flight then departs Madikwe at 13h15 and arrives at JIA at 14h00. Luggage is limited to 20kg per person in soft bags.

Child policy
Childern Welcome, although children 8 years and under are not permitted in the boma area for meals, but are required to have their meals in the dining room and are not permitted on the standard game drives, specialised Children's Drives are offered.

The lodge has telephone, email and facsimile facilities.

Power Supply
Madikwe River Lodge is powered by ESCOM and power points are available in the rooms for chargers, electrical shavers and hairdryers, they are also linked to a generator in case of a Power failure.

Curio Shop

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Madikwe River Lodge - Luxury split-level thatched chalets
Madikwe River Lodge - Luxury split-level thatched chalets
Madikwe River Lodge - Main Lodge Lounge
Madikwe River Lodge - Main Lodge Dining Room
Madikwe River Lodge - Spa Treatments
Madikwe River Lodge - Swimming Pool
Madikwe River Lodge - Game Drives


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