About Madikwe River Lodge
Situated in the heart of the malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve just four hours drive from Johannesburg, Madikwe River Lodge is the perfect venue for both groups and private guests. Surrounded by 75 000 hectares of African sand veld, this luxury lodge is ideally positioned on the Groot Marico River, and is home to the Big Five, wild dog, cheetah and vast open spaces.
Surrounded by 75 000 hectares of malaria-free African sand veld, this luxury lodge is ideally positioned on the Groot Marico River in the heart of Madikwe Game Reserve. The experienced game rangers generously share their intimate knowledge of the bush as you venture on your many safari rides or game walks. Discover the mystery of the acacia bushveld, enjoy a myriad of birdlife and experience the thrill of observing the majestic "Big Five" in their natural habitat.
At Madikwe River Lodge, the African Adventure is both rewarding and relaxing and combines the ruggedness of nature with luxury and comfort.
Madikwe River Lodge offers comfortable accommodation in sixteen secluded split-level thatched chalets set in the cool tranquillity of a riverine forest. Each chalet is individually decorated to create a rich African feel, and offer an en-suite bathroom and shower with a full range of guest amenities, air-conditioning, complimentary tea and coffee making facilities, and a private wooden viewing deck overlooking the river. Luxury Suite features include a separate lounge area and an outside shower.
Madikwe River Lodge is a child-friendly establishment, and offers six family rooms, with twin beds and an additional sleeper couch. Cots are available on request. .
Facilities and activities at Madikwe River Lodge include 24 hour security (the lodge is surrounded by an electric fence), a beautiful swimming pool with sun deck at the main lodge, a rock pool, and a curio shop. The lodge also offers a complimentary laundry service to its guests, as well as a babysitting service.
Game viewing, however, is Madikwe's main activity, and the reserve is the fourth largest game reserve in South Africa and boasts the second largest Elephant population. Game Drives and Bush Walks are conducted daily by our excellent rangers, and although children under the age of 8 years are not permitted on the standard game drives, specialised Children's Drives are offered.
Outdoor catering is a main part of life at Madikwe River Lodge, and, weather permitting, meals are usually served outdoors. Dinner is served in our Island Boma or in the lodge dining room, lunch is served on the main lodge deck, whilst breakfast is served in the dining room or outdoor deck. The summer months allow for the added experience of Bush Dinners, which can be arranged on request.
Regrettably, children under the age of 8 years are not permitted at all outdoor dining venues, however provision is made for children's meals in the main dining room
Madikwe's convenient location, only 3 and a half hours from Gauteng and a mere 45 minutes by aircraft, has ensured its popularity not only as a conference venue, but also as an ideal incentive group destination and package tour combination. Here, excellent service, superb facilities and the spectacular bush setting all go hand-in-hand to create a unique location for any conference.
Conference facilities for: 32 delegates
Unique Group Activities: Bush Dinners · Boma Dinners · Team Building Exercises
Exclusive bush weddings are co-ordinated together with the bridal couple.
MADIKWE GAME RESERVE
Madikwe Game Reserve is situated in the North West Province and is bordered by Botswana in the north, the Dwarsberg Mountains to the south, and the Marico river to the east. The diverse habitat in the reserve, from acacia savannah to riverine, ensures a unique combination of species, including wild dog, cheetah, lion, white and black rhino, buffalo and elephant. The birdlife is spectacular and it is also one of the few reserves in South Africa that is malaria free.
In 1992, Madikwe Game Reserve saw the translocation of 10000 head and 27 species of game over a six year period. The government-sponsored programme involved re-stocking and conserving flora and wildlife, which had disappeared from the region, and its huge success has ensured excellent game viewing.