River Lodge


  • Per person per night sharing
  • Single supplement payable
  • Subject to change

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  • Discounted rates
  • Friendly service
  • Expert advice
  • Free 24-hour guest support

Madikwe River Lodge is currently undergoing refurbishment.

Lodge Location

Madikwe River 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.

Madikwe River Lodge hosts intimate wedding ceremonies or small conferencing or incentive packages.

The Lodge

The lodge offers comfortable thatched accommodation and facilities from which to view the surroundings and wildlife.

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

    An 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.

    We offer:

    • 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

    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.
  • Child Policy

      Rates: 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

      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
      • Getting to the Lodge

        Upon confirmation of your booking, the 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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