• 16 comfortable luxury chalets
  • Madikwe Game Reserve
  • Exceptional Big Five viewing
  • Excellent rated by guests

Situated in the heart of the Madikwe Game Reserve, Madikwe River Lodge is the perfect venue for both groups and private guests. Surrounded by 75 000 hectares of African sand veld, this luxury lodge is ideally positioned on the Groot Marico River.

Madikwe’s convenient location has ensured its popularity not only as a conference venue but also as an ideal incentive group destination and package tour combination. Here, excellent service, superb facilities and the spectacular bush setting all go hand-in-hand to create a unique location for any conference.

Surrounded by nature and wildlife, conference delegates, incentive tour members and corporate guests are removed from the stress and strains of everyday life.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Big 5 game viewing;
  • Good value-for-money;
  • Novel rock pool;
  • Charming boma set;
  • Tribal dancing and singing;
  • Abundant birdlife.

Facilities

General

  • Boma Dinners
  • Bar
  • Viewing deck
  • Laundry service
  • Swimming pool
  • Curio shop
  • 24 Hour security
  • Babysitting facilities

Rooms

Room type Features Rates
Standard Family Room
Madikwe River Lodge

Available: 15 rooms

Unit Sleeps: 2 adults/2 adults & 2 children

Check-in: From 1:00 PM

Check-out: To 10:00 AM

Show Room Info
  • Air conditioning
  • Fan
  • Private balcony
  • Lounge area
  • Bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Separate bath
  • En-suite
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Laundry service
  • Desk
  • Fridge
  • Telephone
  • More

    FROM R4253

    TO R6953

    Per person per night sharing

    Enquire Now What's Included Seasonal Rates
    Luxury Suite
    Madikwe River Lodge

    Available: 1 suite

    Unit Sleeps: 2 adults

    Check-in: From 1:00 PM

    Check-out: To 10:00 AM

    Show Room Info
  • Air conditioning
  • Fan
  • Private balcony
  • Lounge area
  • Bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Separate bath
  • En-suite
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Laundry service
  • Desk
  • Fridge
  • Telephone
  • More

    FROM R4687

    TO R7640

    Per person per night sharing

    Enquire Now What's Included Seasonal Rates

    Activities

    Game viewing is Madikwe’s main activity, and the 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, specialized Children’s Drives are offered.

    Outdoor catering is a main part of life at Madikwe River Lodge, and, weather permitting, meals are usually served outdoors. Dinner is served in our Island Boma or in the lodge dining room, lunch is served on the main lodge deck, whilst breakfast is served in the dining room or outdoor deck. The summer months allow for the added experience of Bush Dinners, which can be arranged on request.

    • Big 5
    • Birding safaris
    • Two game drives daily
    • Stargazing
    • Swimming
    • Game Viewing
    • Kiddies Drive
    • Bush Walks
    • Weddings
    • Bush Dining

    Rates

    Low Season

    Dates Room Type Board Basis Rate
    01 Apr 2019-31 Aug 2019 Standard Family Room Per person per night sharing From R4253
    Per person per night single From R5560
    Luxury Suite Per person per night sharing From R4687
    Per person per night single From R6120

    High Season

    Dates Room Type Board Basis Rate
    01 Sep 2018- 31 Mar 2019 Standard Family Room Per person per night sharing From R5187
    Per person per night sharing From R6747
    Luxury Suite Per person per night sharing From R5707
    Per person per night single From R7413
    01 Sep 2019- 31 Mar 2020 Standard Family Room Per person per night sharing From R5347
    Per person per night single From R6953
    Luxury Suite Per person per night sharing From R5873
    Per person per night single From R7640

    INCLUDED IN THE RATES

    The all­-inclusive rate per person per night includes:

    • All meals
    • Luxury accommodation
    • Twice-daily game drives
    • Laundry services
    • Swimming pool
    • Airport transfers
    • Game drive refreshments
    • Afternoon high tea, teas and coffees
    • Complimentary in room tea butler
    • TOMSA levy and VAT at 15%

    Reviews

    Based on 196

    Madikwe Game Reserve

    “Excellent service and experience”

    Madikwe is a fantastic place to experience a safari as it is malaria free and very un-crowded. Wonderful hotel facilities (at Madikwe River Lodge), fantastic guide and everyone very friendly/efficient. Our 13-year-old son met up with some lovely children and we with other couples which really added to the experience. Great sense of community. We transferred from Gabarone (Botswana) which is only 2 hours away by taxi (a good chunk if this time due to the border crossing and the naturally rougher roads within the reserve). We used Gifa Taxis for this and that too was excellent/efficient/well priced. Just go!

    ~ JHMeenan ~ London, United Kingdom
    Madikwe Game Reserve

    “Amazing time - fantastic place”

    We had an excellent honeymoon break which included 3 days and nights at Madikwe River Lodge. It was fantastic in every aspect – great rooms, incredible food (and lots of it), excellent staff (friendly, helpful and very efficient) and of course the safari drives were absolutely spectacular. Our driver Amos was very good at finding all the animals and giving us an unforgettable experience. We saw 4 of the big 5 (lion, elephant, rhino and buffalo) as well as cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, warthogs etc… Unfortunately, we weren’t able to see the leopard but reason to go back! The drives were really top notch and it an excellent reserve. Thanks to all the staff for their excellent service and helping make it an unforgettable experience for us.

    ~ sparkritchie2000 ~ London, United Kingdom
    Madikwe Game Reserve

    “Friendliest staff”

    We had stayed here last year and I loved it and wanted to return. Came back this year with an even bigger group and was not disappointed. The staff was just as friendly and happy and Benson, our game drive expert, was amazing. We saw the Big Five and received certificates. Had a wonderful boma and breakfast by the river this time which was very nice. We had reservations on the other side of Madikwe for two nights and though beautiful, did not seem as happy and welcoming as River Lodge. Our driver for the game drives didn’t measure up to Benson (although he was nice enough) but Benson did set the bar pretty high. Next time all our nights will be spent at River Lodge!

    ~ tex2mex ~ Arlington, Texas
    Madikwe Game Reserve

    “Greatest Experience at Madikwe river lodge”

    Our stay at Madikwe river lodge was really amazing! Everything was great: the accommodation, the service, and especially the many game drives that we did with our ranger Takura. The game drives with Takura were a real expedition, you can ask everything to Takura and he will find it for you and explaining everything that there is to know about the animal. You can ask anything to Takura, he has an unlimited knowledge! If you go to the lodge, I highly recommend that you ask for him! Do not hesitate any more, this lodge is the best!

    ~ Alixiadlh ~ Levallois-Perret, France

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