Madikwe Game Reserve

Madikwe River Game Lodge

in a riverine canopy along the banks of the Marico River

Grading: comfortable

Address: Madikwe Game Reserve, North West Province, South Africa.

Number of comfortable chalets: 16 • Bed capacity: 32 adults & 12 children
(3 double rooms with king size beds, 6 twin rooms, 6 family rooms with two twin beds and a sleeper couch, 1 comfortable suite)

Children of all ages are welcome.


Madikwe River Game Lodge is located on the banks of the Groot Marico River in the spectacular Madikwe Game Reserve in the North West Province of South Africa. The lodge offers comfortable thatched accommodation and facilities from which to view the surrounding nature and wildlife.

Madikwe Game Reserve

Enjoy the endless malaria-free African sand veld, acacia savannah, riverine forests and wildlife in Madikwe, a world-class reserve. Surrounded by 75 000 ha of breath-taking scenery and tranquil acacia savannah, Madikwe offers an ideal spot for an African wildlife safari getaway. Located only four and a half hours from Gauteng, or a mere 45 minutes by aircraft, it is easily accessible for both local and international visitors.

Experience our safaris in 4x4 vehicles in the untamed wilderness of the Kalahari Thornveld, which is home to 66 large mammal species and 350 bird species. Special sightings could include African wild dogs, cheetah, leopard, lion, white and black rhino, buffalo, elephant and maybe even the elusive aardwolf.

The Lodge

The gorgeous outdoor Boma, located on a central island in the river, is accessed via a wooden bridge. This is where early morning breakfasts are served, under sprawling Acacia trees. Leisurely, fine-dining dinners are complemented by the expansive, sparkling African night sky.

Its stunning location makes Madikwe River Lodge the ideal venue to host intimate wedding ceremonies or a venue with a difference for small conferencing or incentive packages.

There are three venues available for conferences and incentive getaways. These venues can host between 8 and 25 delegates.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served at the main lodge, although Boma dinners and Bush dinners can be organised by prior arrangement.

Lodge Facilities

  • 24-hour reception service
  • 24-hour security
  • Babysitting facilities
  • Boma dinners
  • Bush dinners
  • Laundry service
  • Curio shop
  • Full bar service
  • Main lodge swimming pool with sun deck


Accommodation is offered in 16 chalets, sleeping 32 adults and 12 children. Three double rooms (king size beds), six twin rooms, six family rooms (twin beds and additional sleeper couch) and one comfortable suite are available.

The sixteen secluded split-level thatched chalets surround the main lodge. The chalets are individually decorated and reflect their African heritage. Guest comforts include an en-suite bathroom, a romantic outside shower, a full range of guest amenities, a private lounge and wooden deck. The decks overlook the stunning forest and gently flowing river.

Accommodation Facilities

  • Hairdryer
  • Direct telephone line
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Bath consumables
  • No TV
  • No fireplace
  • No Internet


Rates at Madikwe River Lodge usually start from R3 320,00 per person per night sharing.

Rates vary depending on your lodge selection, the time of year and specials available.

Contact us for your very own quote, individually calculated by our experienced travel specialists. Each quote is based on the season, specials available, lodging quality and various other factors.


A lodge may offer special or discounted rates from time to time. Special rates exclude peak periods, public holidays and long-weekends, and are subject to availability.

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Child Policy

Children Rate

  • Children 0 to 5 years

    Free of charge when sharing with full paying adults in a Family Room
  • A maximum of 2 adults & 2 children can be accommodated in a Family Room
  • Cots are available on request
  • Children: 6 to 11 years

    50% of the adult sharing rate when sharing with two full paying adults in a Family Room
  • The full adult rate is applicable if occupying their own room or when sharing with one adult only
  • A maximum 2 adults & 2 children sharing can be accommodated in a Family Room
  • Children 12 years & older

    Occupy their own room and pay the full adult rate

Children and Game Drives

  • Children under the age of 12 years will accommodated on special childrens' game drives. This is subject to availability and at the discretion of the lodge manager.


On-site Activities

  • Game drives (early morning and late afternoon)
  • Bird safaris
  • Game walks
  • Bush walks
  • Star gazing from the Boma
  • Swimming
  • Bush dinners

Transport to Madikwe Game Reserve

On confirmation of your booking, your lodge will provide specific information on how to get to the lodge.

There are several ways to get to Madikwe, including self-drive, private road transfers, scheduled flights from OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg or commercial flights from Cape Town International, landing at Gaborone Airport.

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