Madikwe Game Reserve

The Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Game Lodge

A Five Star Luxury Lodge

Main Lodge
The Main Lodge
Lodge Boma
The Boma
Main Lodge Fireplace
Main Lodge Fireplace
Main Lodge Lounge
Main Lodge Lounge
Main Lodge View
Main Lodge View
Luxury Suite Outside View
The Luxury Suite
Royal Madikwe Safari Lodge Luxury Suite Room
Luxury Suite Room
Splash Pool at the Luxury Suite
Luxury Suite Splash Pool
Luxury Suite Outdoor Shower and Plunge Pool
Luxury Suite Outdoor Shower and Deck
Honeymoon Suite Bedroom
Honeymoon Suite Bedroom
Honeymoon Suite Private Splash Pool
Honeymoon Suite Private Splash Pool
Royal Villa Outside View
The Royal Villa
Royal Villa Deck
Royal Villa Deck
Royal Villa Bedroom
Royal Villa Bedroom
Emperor Suite
Emperor Suite
Bathroom
Bathroom
Elephants visiting the lodge
Elephants drinking at the lodge waterhole
Photo of an elephant visiting during lunch
Elephant visiting for lunch
Game Drive
Game Drive

Grading: Five Star Luxury

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

Number of suites: 5. Bed capacity: 14

Children of all ages are welcome.

Lodge Setting

The Royal Madikwe is a 5 Star luxury safari game lodge in the western section of Madikwe Game Reserve.

Madikwe is an exceptional wildlife reserve, created for the conservation of a unique wilderness area in one of the more remote regions of Southern Africa.

The Lodge

Royal Madikwe is largely inspired by nature - ancient Leadwood and Marula trees fuse with contemporary design. 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.

  • Lodge Facilities

    • Royal Clubhouse
    • variety of elevated decks
    • infinity pool overlooking waterhole
    • TV lounge with DSTV
    • library
    • wine cellar
    • indoor and outdoor bar
    • boma
    • wireless Internet
    • electricity supply throughout the lodge and all suites at 220V
    • African gift shop.
  • Rates

    Rates

    Rates at Royal Madikwe Luxury Lodge usually start from R7 060,00 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.

    Specials

    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.

    Reserve entry fees

    These fees are compulsory and are subject to change without prior notice.

  • Child Policy

    Children of all ages are welcome at Royal Madikwe

    Children under the age of 2 years stay for free in a cot when sharing with 2 adults in a Luxury Suite. We offer a 50% discount for children under the age of 12 years during non-peak and peak periods. This applies when sharing with 2 adults in a Luxury Suite as well as to a 5th person sharing in the Royal Villa.

    Children under the age of 5 are not permitted on game drives. Children under the age of 12 are permitted on game drives at the discretion of the ranger. Children under 16 are not permitted on bush walks. This is for safety reasons as we strive to keep them out of harm's way at all times.

    Families & Children

    Unlike other luxury safari destinations, Royal Madikwe welcomes families with children of all ages. Due to the exclusivity that we offer, families can relax and feel at home. We offer many fun activities to keep children entertained and amused.

    The lodge does not take responsibility for the children's safety whilst at the lodge or out on game drive and ask that parents supervise their children at all times.

    A complimentary fun filled program created for your little ones to keep them entertained and excited about their time at Royal Madikwe. Leisure activities for the little ones could include:

    • special bush safaris
    • arts and crafts
    • face painting
    • t-shirt painting
    • African beading lessons
    • animal spotting
    • treasure hunts
    • storytelling
    • popular bushing
    • baking sessions.
  • Accommodation

    Royal Madikwe can accommodate a maximum of 14 persons in 5 beautifully appointed suites.

    The Luxury Double Suite, Luxury Twin Suite and Honeymoon Suite can each accommodate 2 people.

    The Royal Villa offers 2 bedrooms suitable for families with 2 to 3 children.

    The Emperor Suite, located on the second level of the clubhouse, is suitable for families with 2 younger children.

  • Booking Enquiries

  • The Luxury Double Suite

    The Luxury Double Suite

    This romantic suite is ideal for a couple in search of a delightful retreat.

    It is a freestanding suite offering privacy, tranquility, luxury and wonderful views of the surrounding wilderness.

    The air-conditioned suite has a king size four poster bed draped in a luxurious mosquito net, en-suite bathroom with indoor / outdoor rain showers and a bathtub, a cozy indoor wood fireplace and comfortable outdoor seating. The large private viewing deck has plush sun loungers beside a plunge pool for soaking up the Madikwe sunshine all year round.

    Suite amenities

    Exquisite amenities available in the Luxury Double Suite include:

    • liquid soap, bath foam, bath salts, hand & body lotion, shower gel, shampoo and conditioner
    • complimentary Wi-Fi
    • iPod docking station
    • safe deposit box
    • hairdryer
    • air-conditioner
    • tea & coffee making facility
    • fully stocked minibar
    • velour bathrobes
    • slippers
  • Luxury Twin Suite

    The Luxury Twin Suite

    The Twin Suite offers the perfect space for friends, older children or couples to rejuvenate and relax in anticipation of their safari adventure.

    The suite has lavish extra length ¾ beds draped in luxurious linen, a mosquito net, en-suite bathroom with indoor / outdoor rain showers, bathtub with a beautiful wilderness view, a cozy indoor wood fireplace and comfortable outdoor seating. This suite can comfortably be converted into a double for couples.

    The large private viewing deck, furnished with plush sun loungers allows you to soak up the sunshine beside your private plunge pool while viewing animals passing by your suite along the game path to the waterhole.

    Suite amenities

    Exquisite amenities available in the Luxury Twin Suite include:

    • liquid soap, bath foam, bath salt, hand & body lotion, shower gel, shampoo and conditioner
    • complimentary Wi-Fi
    • iPod docking station
    • safe deposit box
    • hairdryer
    • air-conditioner
    • tea & coffee making facility
    • fully stocked minibar
    • velour bathrobes
    • slippers.
  • The Honeymoon Suite

    The Honeymoon Suite

    The freestanding Honeymoon Suite is situated directly across from a busy waterhole, offering spectacular views of the waterhole from the privacy of the elevated sun deck. This romantic retreat is perfectly suited to couples celebrating their honeymoon, an anniversary or simply in search of a special getaway.

    The suite has a remarkable four poster bed draped in luxurious percale linen, a fabulous mosquito net, en-suite bathroom with indoor / outdoor rain showers, bathtub with a beautiful wilderness and waterhole view, a cozy indoor wood fireplace and comfortable outdoor seating.

    A large private viewing deck surrounds a refreshing plunge pool - a perfect spot to soak up the sunshine while enjoying the abundant wildlife frequenting the waterhole just 10 meters away.

    Suite amenities

    Exquisite amenities available in the Honeymoon Suite include:

    • liquid soap, bath foam, bath salts, hand & body lotion, shower gel, shampoo and conditioner
    • complimentary Wi-Fi
    • iPod docking station
    • safe deposit box
    • hairdryer
    • air-conditioner
    • tea & coffee making facility
    • fully stocked minibar
    • velour bathrobes
    • slippers.
  • The Emperor Suite

    The Emperor Suite

    The Emperor Suite is a spacious 2 bedroom suite conveniently located on the second level of the clubhouse. It is perfectly suited to couples in search of a lavish, spacious suite, a honeymoon retreat, or for families with 2 younger children.

    The suite offers spectacular views of the waterhole from an elegant sunken lounge. Its adjacent TV lounge and beautifully appointed private dining space adds further to create an exclusive private villa in the Clubhouse where couples or families have the freedom and space to enjoy all the comforts of home in a serene and picturesque setting.

    The master bedroom is fitted with an extra length king size bed draped in a luxurious mosquito net, luxurty percale linen and an en-suite bathroom with an open air rain shower and romantic bathtub. The comfortable sunken lounge divides the additional bathroom, equipped with a rain shower, and the children's room which is fitted with fun bunk beds.

    The suite is close to the private dining space which allows parents to put the kids to bed and enjoy a romantic dinner whilst close enough to hear should the little ones need attention.

    Suite amenities

    Exquisite amenities available in the Emperor Suite include:

    • liquid soap, bath foam, bath salt, hand & body lotion, shower gel, shampoo and conditioner
    • selected satellite channels
    • HD TV & DVD player
    • complimentary Wi-Fi
    • safe deposit box
    • hairdryer
    • air-conditioner
    • tea & coffee making facility
    • fully stocked minibar
    • velour bathrobes
    • slippers.
  • The Royal Villa

    The Royal Villa

    This luxurious 2 bedroom family villa offers exclusivity and privacy, perfectly suited to families with 2 to 3 children.

    When booking the Villa in conjunction with another Suite, a private vehicle for game drives will be included as an added luxury ensuring flexibility and intimate family safari experiences.

    The Royal Villa master bedroom has a lavish four poster bed draped in a hand crafted mosquito net, indoor wood fire place, en-suite bathroom with both indoor and outdoor rain showers and a romantic bathtub with exquisite views of both the waterhole and wilderness.

    Separated by a dining area and small kitchenette, the second bedroom has twin beds draped in luxurious mosquito nets and a large en-suite bathroom with indoor rain shower and an extravagant bathtub.

    The library and TV lounge located on the second level gives way to another viewing deck with perfect waterhole views.

    The private viewing deck with plunge pool and a comfortable outdoor seating area is the ideal haven to enjoy the sights and sounds of the African bush.

    Suite amenities

    Exquisite amenities available in the Royal Villa include:

    • liquid soap, bath foam, bath salt, hand & body lotion, shower gel, shampoo and conditioner
    • selected satellite channels
    • TV & DVD player
    • iPod docking station
    • complimentary Wi-Fi
    • safe deposit box
    • hairdryer
    • air-conditioner
    • tea & coffee making facility
    • fully stocked minibar
    • wine cooler
    • velour bathrobes
    • slippers
  • Dining

    Dining

    Focussed around the personal preferences of our guests, the menu is flexible, featuring sophisticated, yet wholesome cuisine inspired by Africa's diverse cultures and cosmopolitan influences. Using only the freshest seasonal ingredients. The accent falls on local produce, with each meal matched with award-winning South African wines.

    Dinners are enjoyed formally in the elegant dining room with crystal and chandeliers or outside in the Boma around a fire, while the singing of the ethnic choir provides the perfect backdrop to gourmet excellence under African skies.

  • Activities

    Activities

    Each day is designed entirely around the guests' preferences with the guidance of experienced staff whose commitment to personal interests and desires allows flexible safari experiences. Early morning and sunset game drives in an open vehicle, led by an experienced ranger. Bush walks provide the opportunity to get closer to your surroundings, appreciating the quietness of the bush and the excitement of following game paths in the footsteps of the animals. Bush walks also allow you to gain interesting knowledge of the smaller creatures and plant life within the reserve.

    Additional Activities

    Additional activities depend on availability and are subject to additional costs. Please enquire.

    • Zulu dancing
    • Marimba band
    • drumming lesson
    • star gazing
    • bush walks.

    Should you be interested in any of the above activities, kindly enquire prior to your arrival.

    Massage Treatments

    Treatment list and prices on request.

    Small Weddings & Honeymoons

    For more details and rates on request.

  • Community - Responsible Tourism

    Community - Responsible Tourism

    Royal Madikwe is passionately committed to responsible tourism practices and strives to combine tourism, environmental management and local economic development. It extends its vision to make a worthwhile difference in luxury eco-tourism through its involvement in philanthropic endeavours with an emphasis on social health and education, with 20% of all profit generated through Royal Madikwe re-invested into local community projects.

  • Air and Road Transfers

    Air and Road Transfers

    Access to Royal Madikwe is either by road or by air.
    Return private charters to Royal Madikwe can be arranged.
    It is about 3.5 hours' drive from Johannesburg via the N4.
    Entrance is through the Wonderboom gate off the R49/R47 from Zeerust to Gaborone.

    Shuttle Flights

    Royal Madikwe is easily accessed by daily shuttle flights from OR Tambo International Airport to Madikwe Game Reserve Western airstrip. Approximate flight time is 1 hour. Guests will be transferred from the airstrip in an open vehicle to Royal Madikwe at no extra cost - an approximately 25 minute drive.

    Shuttle Times - Subject to Change

    Johannesburg to Madikwe Western Airstrip || Madikwe Western Airstrip to Johannesburg
    13h00 - 14h00 || 11h00 - 12h00

    Private Charters

    Private charters can be arranged for a more luxurious experience and includes a meet & greet facility whereby guests will be escorted from international flights through customs/immigration. Flight times are reasonably flexible to suit guests' requirements.

    Road Transfers

    Road transfer can be arranged for guests to/from Royal Madikwe. Approximately 4½ hours' drive from Johannesburg or 2½ hours from Sun City. Please enquire for transfers from other destinations.

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The clubhouse Photo of an outside shower at the Luxury Suite The Royal Villa at Royal Madikwe Mealtime at Royal Madikwe

inspired by nature award-winning sophisticated, wholesome cuisine

An aerial view of the lodge