Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge • Madikwe Game Reserve

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Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge


Madikwe Hills is in the Madikwe Game Reserve in the North West Province of South Africa. Madikwe is about three & a half hours' driving distance from Johannesburg, or a one-hour flight.

The lodge is set on a hilltop, in the heart of the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve.


Madikwe Hills comprises of a main safari lodge and Little Madikwe Hills, a separate family friendly private villa.

The main lodge has 10 luxurious glass-fronted suites (size ±150m²), each with their own verandah and private plunge pool. The suites are nestled amongst huge boulders and majestic Tamboti trees.

Little Madikwe Hills is a family friendly Private Villa (size ±390m²) with 2 bedrooms, gourmet kitchen, entertainment centre, game drive vehicle, game ranger, personal butler and chef. Two additional standard suites may be reserved to form a private camp which can accommodate up to 8 guests - an ideal retreat for families.

Lodge Features

This 5 star lodge offers visitors the utmost in luxury and hospitality. With us you can enjoy a warm, friendly atmosphere, high standards of service, fine cuisine and a superb selection of wines. Our boma offers a traditional and elegant atmosphere of dining under African stars. Here you will find yourself enchanted by a world of peace and beauty.

The Suites - Main Safari Lodge

Please note: No children under 10 years old are accepted at Madikwe Hills Main Lodge.

  • 10 Secluded glass fronted suites (±150m²)
  • Uninterrupted views of the African bush
  • Private deck with plunge pool
  • Air-conditioning and fans
  • Fireplaces
  • Fully stocked mini-bar
  • Indoor and outdoor showers
  • Mosquito nets
  • Private lounge

Facilities - Main Safari Lodge

  • Terraced viewing deck with umbrellas overlooking waterhole
  • Swimming Pool
  • Dining Room
  • Traditional Boma
  • Lounge
  • Satellite Television at the main building in the Lounge
  • Bar
  • Wine Cellar
  • Local wines
  • Library – stocked with a comprehensive selection of books
  • Internet Facilities – desktop with wireless internet connection available 24 hours

Wellness Centre & Spa

An array of pampering treatments are offered in the comfort of the Spa at a time convenient to guests.

Curio Shop

Well stocked with local arts & crafts, postcards, books, clothing, shoes, safari gear, bags, handmade knives and jewellery.

Fully Equipped Gym

Spinning bike, rowing machine, treadmill, universal power cage, meridian gym, dumbells & barbells and aerobic mats. Towels and chilled water are provided.


Small intimate weddings from two up to 24 guests are catered for at Madikwe Hills.

More About Little Madikwe Hills

Separate from the Main Safari Lodge is Little Madikwe Hills, the ultimate in luxury and privacy. It is ideal for families wanting to spend a special safari weekend together. A permanent child minder is on hand for family bookings and we can accommodate children of any age.

The secluded environment and outstanding service is also an ideal game reserve retreat for corporate groups needing to get away and focus; whether with the objective of strategizing, or simply spending time relaxing together as a team. There are Internet and presentation facilities and the outstanding, yet discreet, service ensures that corporate teams can stay focused on their work.

Few venues in South Africa can accommodate groups in such privacy and luxury, whilst being able to experience the Big 5 in South Africa, with Wild Dog viewing at their leisure – creating a truly unforgettable experience that far exceeds expectation.

Facilities - Little Madikwe Hills

  • Private deck and swimming pool
  • Air-conditioning and fans
  • Fireplaces
  • Fully stocked mini-bar
  • Indoor and outdoor showers
  • Mosquito nets
  • Private lounge, verandah and dining room
  • Private kitchen with personal chef - set your own meal time
  • Private landrover and game ranger - set your own game drive time
  • Personal butler/child minder
  • Entertainment centre
  • Satellite television and DVD collection
  • Various CDs and childrens’ games
  • Small library

The Reserve

Madikwe Game Reserve is a Big 5 reserve covering an area of over 75,000 hectares of African bush. The plains are home to over 66 mammal species, including the rare African Wild Dog, and a range of more than 300 resident and migratory species of birds.

Rates – Fully Inclusive

High Season

January to April 2015 & September to December 2015

  • Main Camp – R 7 550 per person sharing/ single ##
  • Little Madikwe Hills – R 32 000 for the Villa per night (max 4 adults)

Low Season

May to August 2015

  • Main Camp – R 5 650 per person sharing/ single ##
  • Little Madikwe Hills – R 25 000 for the Villa per night (max 4 adults)

Please Note

## No single supplement is charged for the first two single suites confirmed in any one reservation. The third single suite or more will pay a 50% supplement on the per person sharing rate.

One child (10-16 years) sharing a suite with 2 paying adults pay 50% of the adult sharing rate.


  • At Main Camp children over 10 will be accepted (one child may share a suite with 2 full paying adults) and pay 50% of the adult sharing rate.
  • Little Madikwe - Our Family Suite - can accommodate children of any age
  • Babysitters are available

Tariffs are

  • Quoted in South African Rands (ZAR)
  • Inclusive of Value Added Tax (VAT) at 14%
  • Subject to availability
  • Subject to change without prior notice.


  • 'Big 5' game viewing in state-of-the-art game-viewers
  • Two 3-hour game drives a day (morning and afternoon)
  • Tea, filter coffee and biscuits on morning game drive
  • Drinks and canapés on afternoon game drive
  • Bush breakfasts and dinners on request for larger groups

We enhance your game viewing experience by having 6 guests per game vehicle – two guests per row.

For guests using the child sharing policy, the child will be included in the adults row in the vehicle.

Social Investment

Madikwe Hills proudly plays a prominent role in the upliftment of the Molatedi Village local community. Madikwe Hills has undertaken to supply clothing, food and other aid and also assists with skills development and job creation.

  • Molatedi High School (Batlokooa Secondary School) for 160 scholars.
  • Primary School (Thageng Primary School) for 170 scholars.
  • Early learning centre (Mfoloe Pre-School) for pre-school children

How to get here

Self-drive: an approximate 4½ hour drive (±330 km) to the Lodge from Johannesburg & Pretoria. Follow the route via Zeerust before proceeding north. The lodge is accessed via Abjaterskop Gate.

Lodge GPS co-ordinates: S-24° 43' 28.3" E 26° 20' 49.6" (-24.724731 26.34706)

By air: 50 minute scheduled flight direct from O.R. Tambo, Johannesburg to Madikwe Game Reserve. Rates may be obtained from the air shuttle operator. The lodge charges a landing fee per person (to be settled at the lodge)

A complimentary road transfer service is offered from the Madikwe Hills airstrip to the lodge.

Map of the lodge layout