Situated high on a rocky ridge in malaria-free, Big 5 Madikwe Game Reserve, Impodimo Game Lodge offers fabulous views and good value-for-money. They use Shangaan trekkers and 7-seater game-viewing vehicles to give you a really personal safari experience. The lodge offers tailored child-friendly programmes for the little ones including ‘bush bumble’ game drives.
Situated in one of the best locations in the Madikwe Big 5 reserve, Jaci’s Safari Lodge is built on the banks of the Marico River, in arguably the best game-viewing area of the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve: its eastern Lowveld section. There are 8 luxurious en-suite rooms and two exclusive family suites. Jaci’s Safari Lodge is very family friendly (the owners have brought up their own 3 children here) and its 'homely' feel is very evident and welcoming.
Jaci’s Tree Lodge, situated in the Big 5, malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, is a collection of luxurious tree houses on stilts high above the ground, connected by wooden walkways. These unique tree-top rooms offer you a magnificent safari experience: you’ll be able to watch the wildlife passing below you and enjoy superb views out from your elevated vantage point.
Set on a hilltop in the heart of malaria-free, Big 5 Madikwe Game Reserve, Madikwe Hills Private Game Reserve is the essential 5-star safari lodge where the emphasis is on privacy, discreet and intuitive service and culinary excellence. It's the perfect safari choice for romantic getaways, corporate breakaways and special family gatherings.
Madikwe River Lodge is the original safari lodge in the Big 5, malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve. Each wooden en-suite chalet has a private deck overlooking the Marico River and is set amongst lush, riverine bush. The lodge is family friendly and has an excellent position in one of the best regions of Madikwe from a game viewing point-of-view.
Madikwe Safari Lodge offers 20 luxury suites in three private lodges: Lelapa, Dithaba and Kopano, each with its own purpose and personality - in the best game-viewing section of malaria-free, Big 5 Madikwe Game Reserve. Set on a ridge overlooking the reserve, the lodge offers sweeping views out over the plains of Madikwe.
The Morukuru "Family" consists of three luxury safari villas available for exclusive use - each with your own dedicated team of staff taking care of your every need. Children are especially welcome. Morukuru specialises in making your safari an individual, luxurious and personal experience. The Morukuru Family of upmarket lodges offers an exceptionally high standard with a fantastic position in Madikwe Game Reserve, with one of the best traversing areas – besides Madikwe itself, you'll have access to Morukuru's exclusive, private traversing area.
A small, private safari lodge, Rhulani offers 5-star luxury accommodation and the chance to spot the Big 5 and a wide variety of wild life, with an unhurried, uncrowded safari experience. Malaria-free Madikwe has an incredibly diverse plant life and topography; attracting a wide variety of wild animals.
Tau Game Lodge (Tau meaning ‘lion’ in Tswana) is in the far north-western corner of malaria-free, Big 5 Madikwe Game Reserve. The vegetation here is less dense Kalahari-thornveld, easier for game spotting. The main lodge and luxury safari chalets all look out over the vast waterhole where a pageant of wildlife comes to drink at all hours of the day and night.
Thakadu River Camp has 12 luxurious safari tents on the banks of the Marico River, in the malaria-free, Big 5 Madikwe Game Reserve. Thakadu is a wholly-owned, community-based project and an ecotourism success story. This exclusive, tented safari camp is situated in the far eastern part of Madikwe, in a good area for game viewing.
The star rating refers to the official grading given to this lodge or hotel by the Tourism Grading Council. In some cases the star rating is not official, but represents our own estimate of the accommodation.
One star means very basic accommodation
Two stars means comfortable, clean accommodation that is not overly spacious or luxurious. Basic facilities.
Three stars means good quality accommodation with en-suite bathroom and a reasonable level of luxury. Very comfortable and reasonably spacious.
Four stars means luxury accommodation of high quality, with most modern conveniences. High quality service, food and facilities.
Five stars means spacious, ultra luxury accommodation with the highest standards of service, food and facilities. All modern conveniences can be expected, although some facilities like air-conditioning cannot be guaranteed at all 5-star lodges, due to limited availability of electricity.