Separate from Madikwe Hills main lodge is Little Madikwe which is a totally private and luxurious retreat able to sleep up to four people in its two bedroom suite, located in the Madikwe Game Reserve in the North West Province of South Africa.
The opulent 2 bedroom house give you the utmost privacy and flexibility as a family on safari. Boasting its own team, chef, guide and tracker to take care your every need.
Located in the Madikwe where you can see not only the Big 5 but the Super 7 (Wild Dog and Cheetah) you know you are in for an unforgettable experience.
With its own large pool, two outdoor bathrooms and boma you will have a fantastic experience just staying in the villa. If parents would like to go and have dinner at the main lodge then childcare can be organised for the kiddies.
The children have so many activities here to keep them busy; tracking, bug finding, treasure hunts, pizza and cookie making, games and movie nights.
The glass-fronted suite at Little Madikwe Hills is nestled amongst huge boulders and age-old Tamboti trees with beautiful views of the reserve.
This ‘exclusive use’ suite has been designed for complete relaxation and comfort, with fireplaces, under floor heating, air conditioning, outside shower, romantic bathrooms, plunge pool and spacious dining/lounge area. With two bedrooms, sleeping up to four guests, Little Madikwe Hills is ideal for a family or two couples travelling together.
Activities include game drives by a private 4WD vehicle with your own guide, which gives guests total flexibility. A private butler adds to the experience of total comfort while the spa and gym at Madikwe Hills offer a chance to relax and rejuvenate body and mind.
Two additional standard suites can also be reserved to form a completely private camp, which accommodates up to eight guests. A luxury is being able to set your own meal and game drive times, making this the ideal exclusive family escape for children of any age.
When to visit
A great option for families, looking for an exclusive, malaria free safari experience.
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.
11-hour international flight to O.R.Tambo International Airport, followed by a 50 minute domestic flight to Little Madikwe Hills airstrip, then 35 minutes by road. Alternatively, Little Madikwe Hills is a 4-hour drive from both Johannesburg and Pretoria.
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.
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.