• Accommodation Type: Game Lodge
  • Malaria Area: No
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM Check-out: 10:00 AM
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Madikwe Safari Lodge is situated in one of South Africas largest malaria-free sanctuaries. Rich biodiversity of mammals, such as Africas Big Five, cheetah, wild dog, brown and spotted hyena, oryx, eland, springbok and ostrich. Excellent birdwatching with over 350 bird species. Diverse geology and broad mix of habitats. Exceptional field rangers. Intimate accommodation with sweeping views over the game-filled plains with the Dwarsberg range forming a purple-hued backdrop. A unique area imbued in history - Mzilikazi, Dr David Livingstone, Sir Cornwallis Harris and Herman Charles
Bosman. Effortless road and air access. Part of the family-owned and operated collection.

Accommodation at Madikwe Safari Lodge:
MADIKWE LELAPA LODGE
Lelapa literally means family, and this is exactly how we want you to feel there is no restriction in terms of age or generation. You can expect warm hospitality, sublime comfort and a compelling charm which will make you want to stay forever.

Each of the 12 Suites are spacious, comfortable and ever respectful of the natural environment beyond. Indoor and outdoor showers, private plunge pool and wood-burning fireplace are just some of the added creature comforts to enhance Mother Natures subtle signature.

MADIKWE KOPANO LODGE
Kopano directly translated means small gathering. The Lodge comprises just 4 Suites (each with private plunge pool) which share a magnificent common area. Fine dining to the hoot of an owl, the roar of a lion or the crazed whoop of a hyena is the stuff that dreams are made of Salut!

MADIKWE DITHABA LODGE
Dithaba (meaning mountain in the local dialect) is located slightly higher up and has a spectacular view over the open plains.

With only 4 Suites (each with private plunge pool), this Lodge is well suited to a group of friends or family members making it their own while on safari.

Or for those who simply prefer the sound of nature and little else.

Services at extra cost:
- Babysitting
- Laundry
- Kosher food (by prior arrangement)

Wi-Fi: Free in Public Area
Satellite Television: Public Area only

Malaria:
Madikwe is situated in a region of South Africa which the malaria carrying mosquito (Anopheles) does not inhabit, and the reserve and region is therefore classed as a malaria-free region.

Madikwe Game Reserve Gate Entrance Fees:
Gate entrance fees into the Madikwe Reserve are not included in reservation costs.

- Madikwe Reserve entrance fees are payable per person directly at the Lodge and will be added to guests extras bill.
- It is safe to drive, so dont worry about driving through the rural areas. The locals sense of community and the importance of your security are very highly regarded.
- Please advise us of your estimated time of arrival and note that winter (May to September) afternoon game drives depart at 15h30, and summer afternoon game drives at 16h30.
- Please drive carefully, and be aware of village pedestrians, their children and domestic animals.
- There are always a number of speed traps with traffic police along the way, so please be sure to observe the speed restrictions.
- The elephants at Madikwe Game Reserve must be treated with respect, so please keep a safe distance and dont get out of the vehicle for any reason.
- Please take note that the Madikwe Game Reserve gate opens at 06h00 and closes at 21h00.
- Please advise the Lodge if you will be arriving outside of these times so that the necessary arrangements can be made on your behalf.
Health and Climate:
Weather – The climate is typified by hot wet summers (September to April) and cool dry winters (May to August).

Temperatures average around 25°C (77°F) but can get very hot during heat waves in mid-summer and extremely cold at night in mid-winter.

Rainfall – Classed as a semi-arid region, rainfall amounts to about 500 mm (19.5 inches) per year, with most of this falling in short, sharp thunderstorms in the late afternoons or night, between November and March.

Temperature – Summer: 25°C (77°F) to 40°C (104°F); Winter: 3°C (38°F) to 23°C (73°F).

Best time to travel – All year round; Best game viewing from June to October; Best birdwatching from October to April.
Activities:

- Morning and evening game drives in open safari vehicles
- Bush walks
- Bird watching
- Astronomy
- Ecology house. Local community village tour
- Bush breakfasts and dinners
- Boma dinners
- Spa
- Childrens activities

Cancellation Policy:
At confirmation: 10% of total reservation value
Less than 45 days prior to arrival: 100% of total reservation value.
Facilities & Services available:
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Restaurant
Fireplace on the Premises
Garden
Parking (off-street - covered)
English
Other Language

Madikwe Safari Lodge is a Game Lodge in Madikwe Game Reserve North West South Africa
Directions:

RECOMMENDED ROUTE TO MADIKWE SAFARI LODGE (4.5 hrs)

PLEASE NOTE: Note: This route is recommended if you do not mind travelling 50 kilometers/30 miles on a gravel road or if you are coming from or going to Sun City. This is a shorter route in distance, does not require a 4x4 vehicle and is more scenic

MOLATEDI GATE
Starting at Oliver Tambo International Airport
Depart ORT following the airport exit signs (R21 & R2 4)
Approximately 200m thereafter the road forks. Take the right fork towards R21 N Pretoria/R24 Johannesburg
The road immediately turns sharply right. Stay in the left lane immediately and follow the signs to R21 N Pretoria while exiting the airport
After exiting the airport, get into the left lane and follow the R21 N Kempton Park/Pretoria signs
After 300m, take the left off ramp following the R 21 N Kempton Park/Pretoria signs
Once on the R21 N drive for 36.3 km
After 34km you will see signs indicating exit 134 (N1 Noord, Pretoria/Polokwane/Johannesburg)
Take exit 134
Immediately thereafter the road forks. Take the right fork towards N1 North Polokwane
Travel for 22.5km along the N1
After 20km look for exit 156 to the left (N4 Rustenburg. Take exit 156 and get onto N4 to Rustenburg.
The N4 is a toll road so please be aware of toll taxes which will be approximately R85 per car per gate
Once on the N4 continue for 62 km
Take exit 225 for the R556 Sun City/Majakaneng
Turn right at the top of the off-ramp towards Sun City and continue straight to Sun City (approximately 73 km /45 miles from this off-ramp). It is advisable to fill up with fuel at the Sun Village, just after the Sun City entrance on the right
After passing Sun City and the Sun Village on the right,continue straight until you reach a four-way junction
Turn right to DERDEPOORT, follow the road for approximately 8 km/5 miles
Turn left at the sign for BAPONG. Continue straight along this road. Please ignore all signs for Madikwe Hospital or Village etc
After passing through MABESKRAAL (approximately 45 km/28 miles), you will come to a four-way stop where you must turn right to DERDEPOORT. This newly-tarred/sealed road continues for about 25 km/16 miles and has very few signs. It then becomes gravel/dirt, with the Dwarsberg Liquor Store on your left, after which you continue for 58 km/36 miles
Continue straight along the gravel road towards MOLATEDI village (do not take the next Derdepoort road to the right, continue straight)
Pass through the Molatedi village, over the Marico River and straight to the MOLATEDI GATE entrance into the Reserve
Here you will be welcomed by the friendly gate staff, who will confirm your reservation and direct you to the correct Lodge at Madikwe Safari Lodge
Proceed into the Reserve on the main road following the signs to the DERDEPOORT gate/MADIKWE SAFARI LODGE, approximately 33 km/20 miles and it should take you approximately 45 minutes
Please note the Reserve speed limit is 40 km/h or 25 miles/h
Welcome to MADIKWE SAFARI LODGE.
Please contact the Lodge on 018 350 9902 to advise us when you have passed Sun City

ABAJATERSKOP GATE
Starting at Oliver Tambo International Airport
Depart ORT following the airport exit signs (R21 & R2 4)
Approximately 200m thereafter the road forks. Take the right fork towards R21 N Pretoria/R24 Johannesburg
The road immediately turns sharply right. Stay in the left lane and follow the signs towards R21 N Pretoria while exiting the airport
After exiting the airport, get into the left lane immediately and follow the R21 N Kempton Park/Pretoria signs
After 300m, take the left off ramp following the R21 N Kempton Park/Pretoria signs
Once on the R21 drive for 36.3 km
After 34km you will see signs indicating exit 134 (N1 Noord, Pretoria/Polokwane/Johannesburg)
Take exit 134
Immediately thereafter the road forks. Take the right fork towards N1 North Polokwane
Travel for 22.5km along the N1
After 20km look for exit 156 to the left (N4 Rustenburg). Take exit 156 and get onto N4 to Rustenburg.
The N4 is a toll road so please be aware of toll taxes,which will be approximately R125 per car per gate
Once on the N4 drive 236km. The N4 will go past Brits,Rustenburg, Marico and then you will arrive in Zeerust
In Zeerust, be sure to refuel as there is no fuel available in the Reserve
Turn right at President Street onto the R47/R49 to Gaborone
It is 90km/56 miles to the Abjaterskop Gate, where you will enter Madikwe Game Reserve. The gate is on your righthand side
Here you will be welcomed by the friendly gate staff, who will confirm your reservation and direct you to the correct camp at Madikwe Safari lodge
Now, you will travel on a gravel road (travelling time is approximately 45 minutes) towards Derdepoort for approximately 11 km/7 miles. Turn left at the T-junction
On your way, you will pass a signboard to Derdepoort Gate after 2 km/1.2 miles, and again 1.1 km/0.68 miles later - just follow the directions to the Derdepoort Gate
After approximately 5 km/3.1 miles, you will drive through the 'Ambush Alley' mountain pass. Here you will see a sign warning drivers to be mindful of klipspringers in the area
Continue on the same road and after 5 km/3.1 miles,there is a crossroad where you will still continue straight
Continue until you see the sign for Madikwe Safari Lodge (with the relevant Lodge name), where you turn right, off the main road and continue to the Lodge.
Welcome to MADIKWE SAFARI LODGE.
Please contact the Lodge on 018 350 9902 to advise us when you have passed the town of Zeerust

EXIT
Madikwe Game Reserve to Johannesburg International Airport:
Travel through the reserve toward Molatedi Gate.
Exit the reserve and follow the 30 km dirt road to Dwarsberg Liquor Store.
Continue on the tar road, for 26 km until you get the turn off for Rustenburg / Sun City.
Turn Left and Continue through Mabeskraal until you get to a T-Junction.
Turn right at the T-Junction towards Rustenburg.
At the Sun City sign, turn left. Pass Sun City on your left and continue until you get the N4 high way.
Turn Left toward Pretoria. There are several Toll Booths on this road.
The N4 will continue and become the N1. Drive toward Johannesburg, with Pretoria City on your left.
Pass several off ramps until you see the R 24 Johannesburg International Airport.
Continue on the R 24 and follow the signs for the Airport.

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Rooms and Units Available at Madikwe Safari Lodge

Kopano and Dithaba Lodge Suites
Amount of units/rooms available: 8
Maximum Persons per: 2
Lelapa Lodge Suites
Amount of units/rooms available: 12
Maximum Persons per: 2
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