Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
At a Glance
One of the most luxurious lodges in South Africa
Malarial free safari experience
Each glass fronted suite has its own plunge pool and private deck
Excellent children's club onsite
Big 5 game viewing
Whilst eating lunch on the main raised deck keep your eyes peeled for animals walking past - we had a family of giraffes which was just wonderful!Amber Hopkins
Between morning and afternoon game drives enjoy relaxing by your plunge pool or on your deck and watch for animals at the watering holes - a family of elephants came to bath themselves within 5 minutes of us arriving at our room, so wonderful!Amber Hopkins
Madikwe is renowned for its large and thriving population of African painted dogAnna Hearn
Unlike other Madikwe lodges, Madikwe Hills only ever seat 6 guests in a vehicle which really makes game viewing more enjoyable.Amber Hopkins
Meet our specialists
Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation to Madikwe Hills or take a look at our itineraries to Madikwe and the northwest
The glass-fronted suites at Madikwe Hills are nestled amongst huge boulders and age-old Tamboti trees with beautiful views of the reserve.
Each has been designed for complete relaxation and comfort, with fireplaces, under floor heating, air conditioning, outside shower, romantic bathroom and concertina glass doors that allow guests to truly feel at one with the environment. The Honeymoon Suite features a stunning bathroom, reached via a dramatic flight of stairs.
Activities include game drives by 4 wheel drive, while the spa and gym offer a chance to relax and rejuvenate body and mind. The food is excellent and guests often dine out under the stars in the lodge’s superb boma. Other facilities include the lounge with a bar and deck overlooking the waterhole, library and a small swimming pool.
Established in 1991, malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve is today one of South Africa’s top wildlife destinations, offering the chance to see a variety of game including Africa’s ‘big five’ and an abundant birdlife, with over 300 resident and migratory species of bird.
Madikwe Hills has 10 luxurious glass fronted suites with their own deck and private plunge pools. Rooms feature fireplaces and under-floor heating for the winter months, and overhead fans and air-conditioning which bring welcome respite from the heat of the African sun during the warmer months.
There are 10 glass-fronted tented suites, they have en-suite bathrooms and private sitting areas.
Children are welcome at Madikwe Hills but the minimum recommended age for kids on safari is 6 years old. The lodge has an excellent children's club that offers a range of activities including face painting, bug finding, treasure hunt, movie nights, marshmallow barbecues and clay modelling classes to name a few.
Facilities at the lodge include a lounge with a bar and deck overlooking the waterhole, library, dining room, boma, plunge pools, a small swimming pool, gym and a spa offering a range of African inspired treatments using a fusion of ancient healing tradition, philosophies and rituals.
Game drives are included in room rates however spa treatments and babysitting are charged additionally. Game drives take place in the early morning, late afternoon, or evening in state of the art open Land Rovers with bucket seats and fold-down armrests, for maximum safety and comfort. Experienced rangers will be happy to assist with wildlife photography should it be required.
Location & Directions
Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
Set within 75,000 hectares of safari park, Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge is situated on a hill in the heart of the Madikwe Game Reserve in the North West Province of South Africa. Ingeniously located amongst boulders and age-old Tamboti trees.
When to go
The best game viewing is from May to the end of September. Summer (November to March) days can get quite warm (up to 28-32 degrees on average) but it is a dry heat. Summer rainfall, normally in the form of thunder storms are usually in the evening, however, the African climate is still always unpredictable. Fall (April to May) days can still be warm but the evenings cool down. Average day time temperature 22-28 degrees. Evenings 10-15 degrees. Winter (June to August) days are warm (temperatures in the mid-twenties) evenings and early mornings very cold with average early morning temperatures 5-12 degrees. It very rarely rains at this time when the bush is golden and dry. Spring (September, October) days start getting hotter, evenings and mornings could still be crisp but not as cold. A very slim chance of rain.