Little Madikwe Hills

Madikwe Game Reserve, Madikwe and the northwest, South Africa

At a Glance

  • 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 organized 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 flexibility of a private safari is so important – for safari goers of all types; birders, photographers, first timers or experienced it allows you to spend as much time with what ever you would like see.

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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.

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A great option for families, looking for an exclusive, malaria free safari experience.

To start planning your vacation to Little Madikwe Hills


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 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 traveling 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.

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Little Madikwe Hills offers a one two-bedroom suite. The suite features fireplaces, under-floor heating, air-conditioning, outside shower, romantic bathrooms, plunge pool and spacious dining/lounge area.


Children are welcome to come and stay at Little Madikwe Hills, but the minimum recommended age for children on safari is 6 years.


Facilities at Little Madikwe Hills include a plunge pool, private 4WD vehicle and an enchanting dining room where meals are prepared by your own private chef.


Game drives are included in room rates however spa treatments and babysitting are charged additionally.


  • 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.

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Madikwe Game Reserve, Madikwe and the northwest, 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.

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