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  • 8 Luxury Thatched Suites
  • Madikwe Game Reserve
  • Exceptional Big Five viewing
  • Excellent rated by guests

A wooden bridge extends across a ravine shrouded by rock figs and leads guests into Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge. With its foundations firmly planted in the inclining slopes of Madikwe Game Reserve’s Tweedepoort Ridge, the lodge offers magnificent views of the surrounding grassland and the ancient volcanic intrusions that dot the horizon.

Straddling the transition zone of Kalahari thornveld and lowveld bushveld, the reserve encompasses a region of great biodiversity. Madikwe boasts the Big 5 along with an array of bird species and mammals including cheetah, spotted hyena, and endangered wild dog. Guests can immerse themselves in their safari by enjoying star-gazing, birding safaris, and morning and evening game-drives.

The lodge’s 8 suites have sliding doors from their bedroom and en-suite bathroom that lead on to a private viewing deck. The main lodge’s living areas include a dining room, lounge, upper and lower deck, and a swimming pool. Buffalo Ridge is owned by the local Balete people and all staff are from the nearby Lekgophung village. Expect to enjoy engaging stories of local lore and sumptuous, locally-inspired (and locally-made) dinners around a crackling bonfire.


  • Big 5
  • Malaria-free safari experience
  • Owned and staffed by the knowledgeable local community
  • Located on a ridge and offering resplendent views of the savannah
  • Area of exceptional bio-diversity
  • Great value for money


  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Dining Area
  • Lounge
  • Boma
  • Swimming Pool
  • Viewdeck
  • Meeting Room
  • Curio Shop
  • Babysitting
  • Laundry Facilities


Room typeFeaturesRates
Thatched Suite
Thatched Suite
Thatched Suite

Available: 8 suites

Unit Sleeps: 2 adults

Check-in: From 2:00 PM

Check-out: To 11:00 AM

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Fan
  • Private deck
  • Pool
  • Bar
  • Tea and Coffee facilities
  • En-suite
  • Shower
  • Pure cotton linen
  • Heater
  • Hairdryer
  • Telephone
  • Fridge
  • Safe
  • Fireplace
  • More

    FROM $379

    TO $379

    Per person per night single

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    Buffalo Ridge is a superb walking and open vehicle safari destination and gives you the opportunity to encounter with wild animals and other fauna and flora you will enjoy.

    Guests on their malaria-free safari in South Africa can look forward to exciting game drives and experiencing nature up close on interesting bushwalks.

    Spot the Big Five and other species such as Wild Dog. The Madikwe Game Reserve boasts a diverse range of fauna and flora, ensuring there’s something for everyone to see.
    Enjoy sundowners in the African bush while watching the sunset.

    Guests enjoying their malaria-free safari in South Africa can also visit the hides and observe animals undisturbed. Experienced rangers will accompany guests on the game drives and bush walks. Visits to the local community can be arranged with prior notice.

    Look forward to delicious meals served at Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge. After enjoying an exciting morning game drive, cool off in the sparkling swimming pool and soak up the sun. Relax in the comfortable lounge or enjoy birdwatching from the comfort of your own deck.

    • Big 5
    • Bird Watching
    • Game Drives
    • Community visit
    • Game Viewing
    • Walks
    • Walking Safari
    • Tracking
    • Stargazing
    • Bush Dining


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    The all­-inclusive rate per person per night includes:

    • All meals
    • Luxury accommodation
    • Game drives
    • Coffee and tea
    • Swimming pool
    • Airport shuttle
    • 15% VAT
    • Safari Activities
    From $379 per person sharing
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