• Madikwe Game Reserve
  • Ultra - Luxurious Accommodation
  • Exceptional Big Five viewing
  • Excellently rated by guests

Located in the central-eastern region of Madikwe Game Reserve, also known as one of South Africa’s largest wildlife sanctuaries, Madikwe Dithaba Lodge invites guests on a magnificent safari odyssey.

Covering over 75 000 hectares of wild plains, Madikwe Game Reserve is known for its rich biodiversity, diverse geology and flora habitats, and exceptional Big 5 sightings.

The malaria-free location of Madikwe Dithaba Lodge looks onto game-filled plains and the Dwarsberg Mountains from atop a hillside. Each luxury suite provides a couple’s romantic retreat or, together, an exclusive home base for a group of friends or family. Natural design elements invite the surrounding beauty into each luxurious haven of relaxation making for a truly restful getaway.


  • Morning and evening Game Drives
  • Stargazing
  • Bird-watching excursions
  • Local village Tours
  • Meals in the bush
  • Special children activities



  • 24-hour Security
  • Internet Access
  • Pool
  • Bar
  • Kiddies Club
  • Secure parking
  • Eco Friendly
  • Spa


Room typeFeaturesRates
Dithaba Lodge
Madikwe Dithaba Lodge

Available: Four Suites

Unit Sleeps: 2 Adults

Check-in: From 14:00 PM

Check-out: 11:00 AM

Show Room Info
  • Air conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Fan
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Indoor Shower
  • Wi-Fi
  • Television
  • In-room Safe
  • Minibar
  • Telephone
  • Private Safari Vehicle
  • Private Plunge Pool
  • Bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • More

    FROM R9440

    TO R21285

    Per person per night sharing

    Enquire Now What's Included Seasonal Rates


    Home to the Big 5, cheetah, wild dog and more than 60 species of mammal, game drives in open safari vehicles promise to be an enthralling adventure. Head out each day at sunrise and again in the late afternoon with your expert ranger and tracker team to find the reserve’s many fascinating animals, both diurnal and nocturnal. After-breakfast join an armed ranger for a walk on the wild side. Bush walks are the perfect way to immerse yourself completely in the bushveld, getting up close to smaller mammals, birds, insects and learning about fascinating plant life. Your private guide will get to know exactly what you like and what your particular areas of interest are, tailor-making your safari to optimize the experience according to your preferences.

    For a heart-throbbing thrill join in on a scheduled rhino conservation experience. Here you will participate in ‘notching’, gathering DNA samples from a rhino on the reserve, and experience conservation in action.

    Roll up your sleeves to help out with More Community Trust’s development programmes, which empower local communities with access to basic education, childcare, skills development, and fresh water. This local community experience takes your safari to a new level of personal giving and touches your heart as much as those receiving your involvement. Learn about the vibrant culture and be touched by the African hospitality of the local community.

    Evenings in the bush are undoubtedly made for stargazing. Astral safaris across the Southern African sky can form part of evening game drives or romantically set bush dinners, showing guests the magical enormity of the planets and constellations.

    After so much excitement its time to sit back and be pampered by expert therapists in the comfort of your own suite. Massages and reflexology will leave you rejuvenated. All you need to do is relax and soak it all in.

    • Game Drives
    • Bush Walks
    • Wildlife Lectures
    • Stargazing
    • Local Community Experience
    • Spa Therapies


    Low Season

    DatesRoom TypeBoard BasisRate
    01 May 2019-31 Aug 2019Dithaba LodgePer person per night sharing From R9440
    Per person per night single From R14159
    01 Dec 2019-17 Dec 2019Dithaba LodgePer person per night sharing From R9440
    Per person per night single From R14159

    High Season

    DatesRoom TypeBoard BasisRate
    18 Dec 2018-03 Jan 2019Dithaba LodgePer person per night sharing From R12995
    Per person per night single From R19493
    04 Jan 2019-30 Apr 2019Dithaba LodgePer person per night sharing From R11105
    Per person per night single From R16658
    01 Sep 2019-30 Nov 2019Dithaba LodgePer person per night sharing From R12335
    Per person per night single From R18503
    18 Dec 2019-03 Jan 2020Dithaba LodgePer person per night sharing From R14190
    Per person per night single From R21285


    The all­-inclusive rate per person per night includes:

    • Luxury accommodation in a Suite, with private plunge pool
    • All meals; teas/coffees; minibar in room
    • Inclusive drinks and selected snacks (all soft drinks, and selection of beers, spirits and house wines)
    • All meals,wines,tea, coffee andsoft-drinks
    • Two game drives daily with FGASA-accredited field guide and tracker
    • Game drive refreshments and snacks
    • Stocked Nespresso machine
    • Eastern Madikwe Airstrip transfers
    • specified inclusive safari activities
    • Wi-Fi
    • bush walks
    • Picnic lunches and bush dinners
    • Children’s activities


    Based on 66

    Madikwe Game Reserve

    “A luxurious way to enjoy animals on Safari.”

    Dithaba ( part of Madikwe Safari Lodge ) has only 4 bedrooms making it a very special home away from home while enjoying the diverse animals and birds of Madikwe Game Park. All the staff were friendly and helpful while still respecting our privacy. Dinner venues were varied each night and the menu extensive. Our Ranger Guide Aneen infected us all with her enthusiasm and was never short of an interesting snippet to accompany the treasures she drove us to. The route was very varied and the animal encounters wonderfully close. One special adventure was the 2 hour flat bush walk we did with Wayne where we learnt so many more facts. Please be aware that if you are under 16 or over 60 the Game Reserve Management insist that you have a letter from your GP confirming that you are fit to do this walk.

    ~ Heather B ~ Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

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