Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge Safari Lodge
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 Hills Private Game Lodge Highlights
- ∞Perfect comfort on game drives, each suite gets its own row of seats on the open safari vehicle
- ∞Culinary excellence – from silver-service fine dining to traditional boma and bush meals
- ∞Malaria-free, child-friendly and exclusive small-group safaris at Little Madikwe Hills Camp
- ∞Exclusive private Big 5 safari lodge - maximum of 24 guests
- ∞Glass-fronted suites with private decks and plunge pools overlooking active waterhole
- ∞Built on a hilltop with magnificent views over the bushveld of Madikwe Game Reserve
More about this accommodation
Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge offers a luxurious and pampered safari in the heart of malaria-free Madikwe. Built on top of a hill, each of the 12 spacious suites are totally private and secluded. They are glass-fronted with a private deck and plunge pool, perfectly positioned to look out over the waterhole and endless Madikwe plains. Every convenience has been catered for: ceiling fans and air-conditioning for sweltering summers, crackling fireplaces for chilly wintry nights, mosquito nets, indoor and outdoor showers, a private lounge and mini-bar. No children under 10 are accommodated in the main lodge.
Little Madikwe Hills
This 2-bedroomed suite is luxuriously spacious and ideal for families, groups and corporate breakaway safaris in style. There’s an option to add 2 luxury suites to create an exclusive camp for up to 8 people. Little Madikwe is child-friendly and you’ll receive a permanent child-minder if there are young children in your group. Also yours exclusively are the services of a personal butler, personal chef, dedicated game ranger and custom safari vehicle. At Little Madikwe, you are free come and go as you please – game drives whenever and for however long, meals as and when you want them: your pace, your space.
The Main Lodge
Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge has a terraced viewing deck with inviting pool, overlooking a waterhole where the animals regularly come to drink. A fully-equipped gym takes care of your fitness needs and the onsite wellness spa offers a range of pampering treatments. There’s also a library, 24/7 WiFi internet, satellite tv and spacious lounge. The well-stocked curio shop also offers a range of elegant safari gear in case you've forgotten anything.
At Madikwe Hills, the emphasis is on superb hospitality and excellent cuisine – so whether you’re enjoying a silver-service fine dining experience in the elegant dining room or a traditional African bush-style meal in the open boma, you’ll enjoy fresh, creative, beautifully-prepared meals.
The Kiddies Club makes sure that children have an awesome safari at Madikwe Hills. They can enjoy face-painting, lucky packets, movie nights, treasure hunts, marshmallow braais, dung investigation, fun competitions and they’ll receive their own Big 5 Certificate to complete their experience.
Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge plays an active role in providing support and assistance to the local Molatedi Village, especially with its early-education pre-school programme. Guests are encouraged to sponsor school fees for these 17 or so children which, at just R50 per month, are often more than their parents can afford. Wherever possible, Madikwe Hills also assists with supplying food, clothing, warm blankets, skills development and providing job opportunities.
Getting to Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge
By car: Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge is an easy 4-hour drive from Johannesburg, 2 hours from Gaborone. Road transfers can be arranged.
By air: Daily shuttles connect OR Tambo International (Johannesburg) and Madikwe. Transfers between Madikwe Hills and the Madikwe Airstrip are complementary. Private chargers and helicopter transfers are available.
Our take on Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge
As its name suggests, Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge offers incredible views over the plains below. It’s the perfect safari choice for those looking to get away from it all AND that want it all – fabulous luxury and pampering together with real, authentic African safaris in a scenic, malaria-free, Big 5 game territory.
- ∞Luxury accommodation, 3 meals daily, tea/coffee
- ∞Two game drives per day
- ∞Wide selection of local beverages, fruit juices, house wines and spirits
- ∞High tea, canapés & snacks
- ∞Laundry service
- ∞Road transfers from the Madikwe Airstrip to the lodge
- xCurio shop purchases
- xCellar wines and premium spirits
- xTelephone calls
- xSpa treatments
- xPark entry fees
- xLodge transfers
- xAirport tax
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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.