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  • Madikwe Game Reserve
  • Ultra - Luxurious Accommodation
  • Exceptional Big Five viewing
  • Excellently rated by guests

Nestled in the Madikwe Game Reserve’s malaria-free bushland, Madikwe Lelapa Lodge is praised for magnificent family game viewing adventures, including Big 5 sightings. Stretching all the way to the Botswana border, the Madikwe Game Reserve is home to over 10 000 wild animals, more than 60 species of mammal and 300 species of bird.

‘Lelapa’ literally translates to family, reflecting the lodge’s commitment to, and affinity for guests of all ages.

Accentuating the family-friendly atmosphere, the lodge hosts children’s activities, babysitting facilities and offers suites with inter-leading rooms.

With glorious creature comforts, plenty of space for the whole family, and all dietary needs catered for, this is sure to be a stress-free getaway for the entire clan.


  • Morning and evening Game Drives
  • Stargazing
  • Bird-watching excursions
  • Local village Tours
  • Meals in the bush
  • Special children activities



  • 24-hour Security
  • Internet Access
  • Pool
  • Bar
  • Kiddies Club
  • Secure parking
  • Eco Friendly
  • Spa


With more than 75,000 hectares of protected territory, Madikwe Game Reserve is the fourth largest game reserve in South Africa which ensures visitors a diverse and thrilling wildlife adventure. Home to the Big 5, cheetah, wild dog, and up to 350 different bird species, the reserve is additionally known to have the second largest elephant population.

Lelapa Lodge offers different ways in which to explore its magnificent surrounds and the animals which roam in its territory. From twice daily game drives hosted by expert rangers to guided bush walks and fascinating bird watching. Lelapa Lodge guides have diverse, specialist skills including photography, birding, astronomy, and tracking which they will share with you, adding immense value to your experience.

Additional activities include visits to local villages and the astronomy ecology house. Evenings at this luxury safari lodge are no less exciting. Night time game viewing with large spotlights gives you a glimpse into the existence and habits of nocturnal creatures. Secluded from the city lights, a spectacular blanket of stars fills the sky for remarkable nightly stargazing.

Skilfully prepared cuisine is served in a showcase of natural splendour as meals are savoured under the night sky in a setting lit up romantically by lanterns, or next to a crackling fire in the cozy lodge dining room.

With special children’s activities and world-class luxury, the entire family is guaranteed to have an adventure of a lifetime.

  • Game Drives
  • Bush Walks
  • Wildlife Lectures
  • Stargazing
  • Local Community Experience
  • Spa Therapies



Room type Features Rates
Deluxe Suites
Deluxe Suites
Deluxe Suites

Available: 12 Luxurious suites

Unit Sleeps: 2 Adults

Check-in: From 2:00 PM

Check-out: To 11:00 AM

Show Room Info
  • Private Plunge Pool
  • Air-conditioning
  • Fan
  • Fireplace
  • Outdoor and Indoor Shower
  • More

    FROM $750

    TO $900

    Per person per night sharing

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    The all­-inclusive rate per person per night includes:

    • Luxury accommodation in a Suite, with private plunge pool
    • All meals; teas/coffees; minibar in room
    • Inclusive drinks and selected snacks (all soft drinks, and selection of beers, spirits and house wines)
    • All meals, wines, tea, coffee and soft-drinks
    • Two game drives daily with FGASA-accredited field guide and tracker
    • Game drive refreshments and snacks
    • Stocked Nespresso machine
    • Eastern Madikwe Airstrip transfers
    • Specified inclusive safari activities
    • Wi-Fi
    • Bush walks
    • Picnic lunches and bush dinners
    • Children’s activities
    From $750 per person sharing
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