• 5 comfortable luxury suites
  • Madikwe Game Reserve
  • Exceptional Big Five viewing
  • Excellent rated by guests

Along the Marico river lies a piece of Eden. Where the animal kingdom lives united, against the uncontested authority of the Big Five. Where the horizon is immortalized by the palette of the sun and Africa draws her breath.

The Royal Madikwe is an intimate luxury safari lodge run by a close-knit, experienced team with a dynamic workplace culture based on participation and democratic decision-making.

The Safari Residence has been inspired by the natural surroundings, with natural hues and organic textures. However, the décor is modern and provides guests with a contemporary and calming environment in which to relax.

Through an uncompromising dedication to service excellence, The Royal Madikwe offers nothing short of luxurious accommodation, sincere hospitality and spectacular wildlife encounters.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Big 5 safari destination;
  • Kids activities available;
  • Huge variety of activities;
  • The whole lodge can be booked;
  • Malaria-free safari destination;
  • Situated in a prime wildlife area.

Facilities

General

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Internet Access
  • Pool
  • Library
  • Kiddies Club
  • Laundry Service
  • Mobile Connectivity
  • Secure Parking
  • Private Vehicle Available
  • Battery Charging
  • Eco Friendly
  • Malaria Free

Rooms

Room typeFeaturesRates
Luxury Suite
Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge

Available: 1 suite

Unit Sleeps: 2 adults

Check-in: From 2:00 PM

Check-out: To 11:00 AM

Show Room Info
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony / Deck
  • Lounge Area
  • Fireplace
  • Mini Bar
  • Tea / Coffee
  • En-Suite
  • Shower
  • Dressing Gowns
  • Pure Cotton Linen
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complementary Wi-Fi
  • Private Pool / Jacuzzi
  • Electrical Outlets
  • Heater
  • Laundry Service
  • Fridge
  • Safe
  • Mosquito Nets
  • More

    FROM R6200

    TO R14925

    Per person per night sharing

    Enquire Now What's Included Seasonal Rates
    The Honeymoon Suite
    Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge

    Available: 1 suite

    Unit Sleeps: 2 adults

    Check-in: From 2:00 PM

    Check-out: To 11:00 AM

    Show Room Info
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony / Deck
  • Lounge Area
  • Fireplace
  • Mini Bar
  • Tea / Coffee
  • En-Suite
  • Shower
  • Dressing Gowns
  • Pure Cotton Linen
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complementary Wi-Fi
  • Private Pool / Jacuzzi
  • Electrical Outlets
  • Heater
  • Laundry Service
  • Fridge
  • Safe
  • Mosquito Nets
  • More

    FROM R7200

    TO R31500

    Per person per night sharing

    Enquire Now What's Included Seasonal Rates
    The Emperor Suite
    Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge

    Available: 1 suite

    Unit Sleeps: 4 adults

    Check-in: From 2:00 PM

    Check-out: To 11:00 AM

    Show Room Info
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony / Deck
  • Lounge Area
  • Fireplace
  • Mini Bar
  • Tea / Coffee
  • En-Suite
  • Shower
  • Dressing Gowns
  • Pure Cotton Linen
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complementary Wi-Fi
  • Private Pool / Jacuzzi
  • Electrical Outlets
  • Heater
  • Laundry Service
  • Fridge
  • Safe
  • Mosquito Nets
  • More

    FROM R8200

    TO R31500

    Per person per night sharing

    Enquire Now What's Included Seasonal Rates
    The Royal Villa
    Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge

    Available: 1 villa

    Unit Sleeps: 2 adults and 2 children

    Check-in: From 2:00 PM

    Check-out: To 11:00 AM

    Show Room Info
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony / Deck
  • Lounge Area
  • Fireplace
  • Mini Bar
  • Tea / Coffee
  • En-Suite
  • Shower
  • Dressing Gowns
  • Pure Cotton Linen
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complementary Wi-Fi
  • Private Pool / Jacuzzi
  • Electrical Outlets
  • Heater
  • Laundry Service
  • Fridge
  • Safe
  • TV-Room
  • Mosquito Nets
  • More

    FROM R28300

    TO R40500

    Per unit per night

    Enquire Now What's Included Seasonal Rates

    Activities

    Activities from The Royal Madikwe are just as impressive as the accommodation.

    The Madikwe Reserve has really come into its own as a safari destination following Operation Phoenix fifteen years ago. You can find more than 28 different species of animals – lion (leopard were here already), elephant, rhino, buffalo, cheetah, hyena, giraffe, zebra, oodles of other herbivores, and African wild dog.

    The Royal Madikwe offers bush walks too, for guests to enjoy all the small things in the Reserve.

    Lots of local entertainments are available, such as drumming lessons, Zulu dancing, and marimba band – please let us know if any of these appeals, as they must be booked in advance! Finally, after a busy day, guests can take time to appreciate a look through the Lodge’s GPRS telescope.

    Service standards throughout the property are very high indeed – all staff members do their utmost to help you feel at home here. All meals and most drinks are included in the price of your stay.

    The food is scrumptious, featuring highlights such as bush breakfasts and delightful three-course dinners! There is a fab kids club that includes daily bush bumbles, so the little ones need not feel left out!

    • Big 5
    • Bird Watching
    • Game Drives
    • Stargazing
    • Swimming
    • Game Viewing
    • Fine Dining
    • Bush Walks
    • High Tea
    • Massages
    • Zulu Dancing
    • Wildlife Tours
    • Marimba Band
    • Drumming Lessons

    Rates

    Low Season

    DatesRoom TypeBoard BasisRate
    01 Feb 2019-14 Mar 2019Luxury SuitePer person per night sharing From R7750
    Luxury SuitePer person per night single From R11625
    The Honeymoon SuitePer person per night sharing From R8750
    The Honeymoon SuitePer person per night single From R13125
    The Emperor SuitePer person per night sharing From R10200
    The Emperor SuitePer unit per night From R26200
    The Royal VillaPer unit per night From R35400
    01 May 2019- 30 Jun 2019Luxury SuitePer person per night sharing From R6200
    Luxury SuitePer person per night single From R9300
    The Honeymoon SuitePer person per night sharing From R7200
    The Honeymoon SuitePer person per night single From R10800
    The Emperor SuitePer person per night sharing From R8200
    The Emperor SuitePer unit per night From R20950
    The Royal VillaPer unit per night From R28300
    1 Jul 2019- 31 Jul 2019Luxury SuitePer person per night sharing From R7750
    Luxury SuitePer person per night single From R11625
    The Honeymoon SuitePer person per night sharing From R8750
    The Honeymoon SuitePer person per night single From R13125
    The Emperor SuitePer person per night sharing From R10200
    The Emperor SuitePer unit per night From R26200
    The Royal VillaPer unit per night From R35400
    01 Sep 2019- 30 Sep 2019Luxury SuitePer person per night sharing From R7750
    Luxury SuitePer person per night single From R11625
    The Honeymoon SuitePer person per night sharing From R8750
    The Honeymoon SuitePer person per night single From R13125
    The Emperor SuitePer person per night sharing From R10200
    The Emperor SuitePer unit per night From R26200
    The Royal VillaPer unit per night From R35400
    01 Nov 2019- 30 Nov 2019Luxury SuitePer person per night sharing From R6200
    Luxury SuitePer person per night single From R9300
    The Honeymoon SuitePer person per night sharing From R7200
    The Honeymoon SuitePer person per night single From R10800
    The Emperor SuitePer person per night sharing From R8200
    The Emperor SuitePer unit per night From R20950
    The Royal VillaPer unit per night From R28300

    High Season

    DatesRoom TypeBoard BasisRate
    15 Mar 2019- 30 Apr 2019Luxury SuitePer person per night sharing From R9950
    Luxury SuitePer person per night single From R14925
    The Honeymoon SuitePer person per night sharing From R11000
    The Honeymoon SuitePer person per night single From R16500
    The Emperor SuitePer person per night sharing From R12600
    The Emperor SuitePer unit per night From R31500
    The Royal VillaPer unit per night From R40500
    01 Aug 2019- 31 Aug 2019Luxury SuitePer person per night sharing From R9950
    Luxury SuitePer person per night single From R14925
    The Honeymoon SuitePer person per night sharing From R11000
    The Honeymoon SuitePer person per night single From R16500
    The Emperor SuitePer person per night sharing From R12600
    The Emperor SuitePer unit per night From R31500
    The Royal VillaPer unit per night From R40500
    01 Oct 2019- 31 Oct 2019Luxury SuitePer person per night sharing From R9950
    Luxury SuitePer person per night single From R14925
    The Honeymoon SuitePer person per night sharing From R11000
    The Honeymoon SuitePer person per night single From R16500
    The Honeymoon SuitePer person per night sharing From R12600
    The Honeymoon SuitePer unit per night From R31500
    The Royal VillaPer unit per night From R40500
    01 Dec 2019- 31 Jan 2020Luxury SuitePer person per night sharing From R9950
    Luxury SuitePer person per night single From R14925
    The Honeymoon SuitePer person per night sharing From R11000
    The Honeymoon SuitePer person per night single From R16500
    The Emperor SuitePer person per night sharing From R12600
    The Emperor SuitePer unit per night From R31500
    The Royal VillaPer unit per night From R40500

    INCLUDED IN THE RATES

    The all­-inclusive rate per person per night includes:

    • All meals
    • Luxury accommodation
    • Twice-daily game drives
    • Swimming pool
    • All drinks
    • Airport transfer
    • Game Drive Beverages and Snacks

    Reviews

    Based on 211

    Madikwe Game Reserve

    “Magical Safari - magical memories”

    Royal Madikwe provided us with a fantastic all round experience. Nothing too much trouble for the great staff. The Lodge overlooks a waterhole so you can sit and watch much of the Big 5 and more go by.
    The accommodation is the premium class the food is superb. 2 Safari drives a day at 5.30am and 4.30pm gives you great access to the Big 5 – up close and personal. Our Ranger was Doctor, so friendly and knowledgeable. A great adventure in the safe hands of experts
    Thank to Simone, Eva, James and special mention to the wonderful Chefs who would not be out of place in a Michelin Starred Restaurant.
    Definitely one to return to – thanks Stuart and Angie A

    ~ stuartainslie ~ Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Madikwe Game Reserve

    “Blissful Lodge in the Bush”

    Royal Madikwe ticked all the boxes.Luxury accommodation, friendly staff, fantastic food and lots of extras. The best for me was the outdoor shower and our own private pool on the deck with views of the waterhole.I sat in quiet just reading and whenever I looked up something else sneaked up for a drink – giraffe, zebras, warthog, really special. Kevin was our knowledgeable guide, Simone and Elaine great hosts and Amos cooked lovely meals. I liked the idea of the blue tooth speakers in the rooms too. The service is really great, we even got a lunch pack for our drive back to Johannesburg. Thanks to all the wonderful staff.

    ~ capemicks ~ Cape Town, South Africa
    Madikwe Game Reserve

    “Fabulous place!”

    We arrived at the Royal Madikwe yesterday for a 4-night stay. After the long drive from Johannesburg airport, the staff were incredibly welcoming and ensured we made the afternoon drive. The lodges are lovely and very luxurious considering the location! The ranger Kevin is very knowledgeable and not afraid to go off the track to give you the best view of the animals. Would definitely recommend this lodge for a special experience!

    ~ screenname79 ~ Penrith, Cumbria
    Madikwe Game Reserve

    “Superb family safari”

    We had an amazing time at the Royal Madikwe Safari Lodge.
    The staff were simply wonderful – very attentive, friendly and no request was too much.
    It was our children’s first experience of being on safari and they had the most magical experience.
    We will return to Royal Madikwe at the earliest opportunity.

    ~ Lucy B ~ Hadlow, United Kingdom

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