Molori Safari Lodge
Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
At a Glance
The most luxurious safari experience in South Africa
Incredible game viewing with expert guides
In the malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve
Each enormous suite as its own private plunge pool and terrace
Use their automatic, digital telescope for amazing star gazing
View amazing game from the deck at night with their night vision goggles
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
Molori Safari Lodge offers a wonderful temperate climate which can be visited all year round. The best game viewing is from May to the end 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. Autumn (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.
In the Spring (September, October), days start getting hotter, although evenings and mornings could still be crisp but not as cold. A very slim chance of rain.
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Molori Safari Lodge is the ultra exclusive safari lodge located in the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve. The lodge has five stunning suites and two breathtaking Presidential Suites offering an almost unsurpassed level of luxury in the bush.
Molori Safari Lodge is arguably the most exclusive lodge in the Madikwe Game Reserve. It has just five glass-fronted suites, each with their own terrace overlooking the reserve, equipped with telescope. All offer an elegant combination of contemporary design and African decor. The two Presidential Suites are huge and even more breathtaking. The Metsi Suite has one bedroom and the Molelo Suite has two bedrooms. Both have infinity swimming pools, kitchen and a dining area.
The food is exquisite and beautifully presented. No detail has been over looked and nothing is too much trouble for the fabulous Molori team. The spa is a relaxing haven of peace and tranquillity, with stunning open plan treatment rooms that blend harmoniously with the natural surroundings. You can enjoy delightful candlelit dinners al fresco, in the formal dining room and brunch is served on the 'Star Deck' with a great view of the watering hole below. Those wanting to explore the African skies further can take advantage of Molori's impressively large telescope which allows for star gazing that is truly out of this world.
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’. The guiding at Molori is also of the highest standard, bringing the African bush to life.
The lodge offers five Suites and two Presidential Suites. All suites have their own infinity swimming pools and terrace overlooking the reserve which is equipped with a telescope. The suites feature Bose iPod system, espresso machine, wireless Internet, air conditioning and fully stocked minibar.
All the luxurious suites have their own infinity pool, air conditioning, WIFI and private terrace with views over the reserve.
There are two suites that have two bedroom, accomodating 4 guests. All the suites have an infinity pool, private deck with telescope and amazing views over the reserve.
Children over the age of 6 years are most welcome to come and stay at Molori Safari Lodge with their parents. Babysitting can be arranged on request.
Facilities at the lodge include a spa, gym, steam room, helipad, observatory with telescope, restaurant and relaxation areas. Brunch can be enjoyed on the Star Deck overlooking the waterhole but there's also an al fresco dining area with an authentic pizza oven, a Boma where you can enjoy a traditional South Africa braai (BBQ) and the formal dining room.
Game drives, walks, star-gazing from the observatory and fishing are all included in room rates. However, spa treatments, babysitting and cooking classes are charged additionally.
Sian Frost (Staff)
Molori is simply spectacular, there is no other way of putting it really! The rooms are incredible and the service out of this world. There are plenty of little decks and discreet areas for people to sit and relax so it feels you are the only person there.
Best for post-safari pampering
Molori Safari Lodge and Spa, Savannah, South Africa
Set in the midst of the 75,000 hectare Madikwe Game Reserve, the Molori Lodge is the place to safari in style and seclusion. Only ten guests can stay at one time. The five suites have been designed by renowned South African designer, Stephen Falcke, and have private decks, infinity pools and Philippe Starck bathtubs overlooking the bush and the Dwarsberg Mountains. The small spa, which has a steam room and plunge pool, specialises in aromatherapy and reflexology, the perfect way to relax after a day seeking out the Big Five. For a truly spectacular experience, book a massage in the bush massage area.
One of the most exciting lodges to open in the last few years, Molori is in malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve. There are just five stone-and-thatch rooms (including two huge suites) tucked into the rugged landscape. All have bespoke furnishings such as Fendi daybeds, retractable glass walls and terraces with infinity-edged pools. The food and wine are delicious and there's a small spa, planetarium and twice-daily game drives and walks.
X-factor - The striking design mixes African-inspired pieces such as zebra-skin chests of drawers with Venetian mirrors and elaborate glass chandeliers.
Fishing at Molori
The Groot Marico River runs through the reserve and offers some spectacular fishing spots as well as an opportunity to see hippos. Molori Safari can arrange a fishing excursion complete with a delectable picnic basket.
Game Drives & Bush Walks
The Madikwe Game Reserve is an incredible 'Big 5' wilderness area. Lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, white and black rhino, and the critically endangered Africa wild dog are just some of the amazing sightings you can enjoy in this 75 000 hectare reserve.
Junior Rangers at Molori
For children, Molori Safari presents a world of adventure and discovery. The experienced game rangers are passionate about sharing their knowledge with younger guests and opening their eyes to a whole new world of creatures both large and small.
For a spectacular, celestial experience, spend a few evening hours in the Molori Safari Observatory. Enjoy this up-close cosmic experience and immerse yourself in the Southern Hemisphere’s remarkable night sky.
Safari Activites at Molori
Safari at Molori is an incredible experience across all highveld seasons. Game drives, guided walking, Big Five tracking on foot, night drives in search of the Super Seven, and for the more specialist wild dog expeditions and rhino tagging!
South African Birding
The Waterberg is home to an incredible diversity of bird species. Besides residents, migratory species move through during the rains and the escarpment cliffs are home to the world's largest breeding colony of the critically endangered Cape Vulture.
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Location & directions
Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
Molori Safari Lodge is located in the 185,000-acre Madikwe Game Reserve, on the fringe of the Kalahari Desert.
How to get there
11-hour 30-minute international flight to OR Tambo International Airport. Molori Safari is 1 hour and 30 minutes from Johannesburg Airport by light aircraft to Madikwe's private airstrip, or a 4-hour drive.