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Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge -  Madikwe Game Reserve

Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge

Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge is set on a hilltop, in the heart of the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve. Madikwe Hills Main Lodge comprises ten ultra-luxurious glass-fronted suites, each with their own verandah and private plunge pools. The suites are positioned amongst huge boulders and majestic age-old Tamboti trees.

Little Madikwe Hills offers a 2-bedroom Private Villa with its own gourmet kitchen, entertainment centre, game drive vehicle, game ranger, personal butler and chef. Two additional standard suites may be reserved to form a private camp which accommodates up to 8 guests - the ideal exclusive family escape.

This 5 star lodge offers visitors the utmost in luxury and hospitality. Along with a warm and friendly atmosphere we offer you the highest standard of service and fine cuisine accompanied by a superb selection of wines. Our boma offers a traditional and elegant atmosphere of dining under African stars. Here you will find yourself enchanted by a world of intrigue and majestic beauty.

The Madikwe Game Reserve traverses over 75,000 hectares of African bush, where the plains teem with game and wild dogs roam freely amongst the Big Five of Africa (Lion, Buffalo, Elephant, Rhino and Leopard), but also to a wealth of over 66 mammal species, including the rare African Wild Dog, as well as Cheetah, Eland, Kudu, Giraffe and a range of more than 300 resident and migratory species of birds.

Rates – Fully Inclusive

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Accommodation at Madikwe Hills Lodge comprises of a main safari lodge and Little Madikwe Hills, a separate family friendly camp.

Madikwe Hills Main Safari Lodge

Please note: No children under 10 years old are accepted at Madikwe Hills Main Lodge.

  • 10 Secluded glass fronted suites (±150m²)
  • Uninterrupted views of the African bush
  • Private deck with plunge pool
  • Air-conditioning and fans
  • Fireplaces
  • Fully stocked mini-bar
  • Indoor and outdoor showers
  • Mosquito nets
  • Private lounge

Little Madikwe Hills (Family Friendly Camp)
Little Madikwe comprises of a 2 Bedroomed Suite (±390m²)
Two additional standard suites (±150m²) may be reserved to form a completely private camp accommodating up to 8 guests.

Facilities - Main Safari Lodge

  • Terraced viewing deck with umbrellas overlooking waterhole
  • Swimming Pool
  • Dining Room
  • Traditional Boma
  • Lounge
  • Satellite Television at the main building in the Lounge
  • Bar
  • Wine Cellar
  • Local wines
  • Library – stocked with a comprehensive selection of books
  • Internet Facilities – desktop with wireless internet connection available 24 hours

Wellness Centre & Spa
An array of pampering treatments are offered in the comfort of the Spa at a time convenient to guests.

Curio Shop
Well stocked with local arts & crafts, postcards, books, clothing, shoes, safari gear, bags, handmade knives and jewellery.

Fully Equipped Gym
Spinning bike, rowing machine, treadmill, universal power cage, meridian gym, dumbells & barbells and aerobic mats. Towels and chilled water are provided.

Small intimate weddings from two up to 24 guests are catered for at Madikwe Hills.

Little Madikwe Hills

Separate from the Main Safari Lodge is Little Madikwe Hills, the ultimate in luxury and privacy. It is ideal for families wanting to spend a special safari weekend together, and a permanent child minder is on hand for young family bookings. Our Family Suite can accommodate children of any age.

The secluded environment and outstanding service is also an ideal game reserve retreat for corporate groups needing to get away and focus; whether with the objective of strategizing, or simply spending time relaxing together as a team. There are Internet and presentation facilities and the outstanding, yet discreet, service ensures that corporate teams can stay focused on their work.

Nowhere else in South Africa can groups be accommodated in such privacy and luxury, whilst being able to experience the Big 5 in South Africa, with Wild Dog viewing at their leisure – creating a truly unforgettable experience that far exceeds expectation.

Little Madikwe Hills Facilities

  • Private deck and swimming pool
  • Air-conditioning and fans
  • Fireplaces
  • Fully stocked mini-bar
  • Indoor and outdoor showers
  • Mosquito nets
  • Private lounge, verandah and dining room
  • Private kitchen with personal chef - set your own meal time
  • Private landrover and game ranger - set your own game drive time
  • Personal butler/child minder
  • Entertainment centre
  • Satellite television and DVD collection
  • Various CDs and childrens’ games
  • Small library


  • At Main Camp children over 10 will be accepted (one child may share a suite with 2 full paying adults) and pay 50% of the adult sharing rate.
  • Little Madikwe - Our Family Suite - can accommodate children of any age
  • Babysitters are available


  • 'Big 5' game viewing in state-of-the-art game-viewers
  • Two 3-hour game drives a day (morning and afternoon)
  • Tea, filter coffee and biscuits on morning game drive
  • Drinks and canapés on afternoon game drive
  • Bush breakfasts and dinners on request for larger groups

Social Investment

Madikwe Hills proudly plays a prominent role in the upliftment of the Molatedi Village local community.

  • Molatedi High School (Batlokooa Secondary School) 160 scholars.
  • Primary School (Thageng Primary School) 170 scholars.
  • Early learning centre 'crèche' (Mfoloe Pre-School) for pre-school children - Madikwe Hills has built a new crèche and supports them financially.
  • Some children cannot attend school for months due to lack of funds.
  • School fees are as little as R 100.00 per month, but still not affordable.
  • Madikwe Hills has undertaken to supply clothing, food and other aid.
  • Skills development and job creation.

How to get here

Self-drive: an approximate 4½ hour drive (±330 km) the Lodge from Johannesburg & Pretoria, following the route via Zeerust before proceeding north. The lodge is accessed via Abjaterskop Gate.

Lodge GPS co-ordinates: S-24° 43' 28.3" E 26° 20' 49.6" (-24.724731 26.34706)

By air: 50 minute scheduled flight direct from O.R.T. Johannesburg to Madikwe Game Reserve. Rates may be obtained from the air shuttle operator. The lodge charges a landing fee of R215 per adult and R120 per child (to be settled at the lodge)

A complimentary road transfer service is offered from the Madikwe Hills airstrip to the lodge.

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Please enquire. Special rates exclude peak periods and public holidays. Subject to availability.

Photo of the spa at the lodge © Madikwe Hills.
View from a suite © Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge
Photo of Wildlife gamedrive © Madikwe Hills
Bush Breakfast
Bedroom suite
Suite bathroom
Guided walk
Dining deck
Honeymoon suite bath
Little Madikwe Bathroom
Little Madikwe Exterior
The African Wild Dog. Vanessa Lewis
Lodge Layout © Madikwe Hills

secluded environment outstanding service ideal game reserve retreat