Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
Where 5 star service, lavish accommodation and adventurous Game Drives come standard - The Royal Madikwe offers an unforgettable luxury safari experience for families, groups of friends or couples, seeking to soak up the splendor of the African Bush.
Situated in the Malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, just a 1 hour flight or 4 ½ hour drive from Johannesburg International Airport, this is the ideal safari destination teeming with encounters of Southern Africa’s famous Big Five as well as the endangered Wild dogs and Cheetah.
The Royal Madikwe is an intimate luxury safari lodge situated in the western section of the reserve, accommodating a maximum of 20 guests in 5 beautifully appointed suites and the luxurious three bedroom Sovereign House. All suites boast spacious interiors, organic textures and beautiful views provide Royal Madikwe guests the opportunity to lose themselves in the sights, sounds and smells of the African Bush.Download Fact Sheet
The Naledi Suite - With breathtaking views of the surrounding wilderness and mountains, the Luxury Double Suite offers privacy, tranquility and luxury to couples in search of a delightful retreat. It features a King size four poster bed; en-suite bathroom with indoor & outdoor showers and a large bathtub; a cozy indoor wood fire place and comfortable outdoor seating with private plunge pool. This suite can be booked in conjunction with The Sovereign House to create an exclusive family experience.
The Korone Suite - Where contemporary style meets African elegance, the one bedroom suite offers the perfect space for friends, older children or couples to rejuvenate and relax in anticipation of their safari adventure. This suite features two extra length ¾ beds (which can be converted to a double); en-suite bathroom with indoor & outdoor rain showers and a large bathtub; a cozy indoor wood fire place and comfortable outdoor seating with private plunge pool. This suite can comfortably be converted into a double for couples.
The Emperor suite - This family suite consists of two bedrooms and is located on the second level of the Clubhouse. The Master Bedroom features a extra length king size bed; en-suite bathroom with an open air rain shower and a large bathtub; sunken lounge; additional bathroom equipped with a rain shower; and a children's room fitted with bunk beds. The suite's adjacent lounge and beautifully appointed private dining space is perfectly suited for couples in search of a lavish and spacious suite, or for families with 2 younger children.
The Lenyalo Suite - Situated directly across from the busiest waterhole in Madikwe, the freestanding Honeymoon Suite offers spectacular views of the waterhole from the privacy of the elevated sun deck. The Honeymoon Suite boasts a four poster bed draped in luxurious percale linen; en-suite bathroom with indoor & outdoor rain showers and a large bathtub; a cozy indoor wood fire place and comfortable outdoor seating with private plunge pool.
The Royal Villa - This luxurious 2 bedroom family villa offers exclusivity and privacy, perfectly suited to families with 2 – 3 children. It features a Master Bedroom with four poster bed; en-suite bathroom with both indoor & outdoor rain showers and a large bathtub; dining area and kitchenette, second bedroom features twin beds and a large en-suite bathroom with indoor rain shower and bathtub. The Library and TV lounge located on the second level gives way to another viewing deck with a private plunge pool and perfect waterhole views. When booking the Royal Villa in conjunction with another Suite a private vehicle for game drives will be included as an added luxury ensuring intimate family safari experiences as well as the flexibility sometimes required with younger children.
The Sovereign House - Exclusive to just six guests, boasting 3 spacious bedrooms with dreamy vistas and beautifully appointed en-suite bathrooms incorporating innate textures and subtle hues. Private viewing deck, Boma, plunge pool, and large open living areas create the perfect convergence for family fun with a cultured homely ambiance, while the loft style slow lounge provides solace for the younger generation. A selection of award winning wines find refuge in a sophisticated glass cellar adjacent to the modern kitchen, which looks out over the vast landscapes, giving the Sovereign House the ability to flaunt its appeal to all generations.
The Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge accommodates a maximum of 20 guests in 5 beautifully appointed suites and the luxurious three bedroom Sovereign House. All suites boast spacious interiors, organic textures and beautiful views that give guests the opportunity to lose themselves in the sights, sounds and smells of the African Bush.
The stylish lounge, dining room and library at the Royal Clubhouse lead to elevated decks and sweeping views of the African bush. A tranquil infinity pool gives way to a vivid green palette of lush surroundings which blend in with the lodge’s rustic charm.
Twice daily game drives are included in the nightly rate. The Big Five, (Elephant, Buffalo, Rhino, Lion and Leopard) are all present in Madikwe Game Reserve, as well as many species of birds, antelope and other mammals; including the endangered African Wild Dogs and Cheetah. Our experienced guides go out of their way to find the most special sightings for you to ensure guests have an incredible safari experience.
Guests can also enjoy the thrill and adventure of a bush walk with Royal Madikwe's highly qualified and experienced guides. Following in the footsteps of the animals allows you the opportunity to learn more about the smaller creatures as well as the flora that make up this unique wildlife reserve in Southern Africa.
The optional activities below add a very special touch to an already magical experience. It is recommended to pre-book in order to avoid disappointment. Please enquire with reservations for a personalized quote on the below activities;
The following camps compliment Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge well, and should be considered when extending an itinerary.
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