• Madikwe Hills

    Safari Lodge
  • Madikwe Hills

    Safari Lodge
  • Madikwe Hills

    Safari Lodge
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Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge | African Safaris

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Madikwe Hills is tucked away among huge boulders under a grove of ancient Tamboti trees in the heart of the magnificent Big 5 Madikwe Game Reserve. This exclusive wilderness safari destination comprises the larger Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge and Little Madikwe Hills, a separate family-friendly camp.

Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge offers ten deluxe glass-fronted suites spread across the hillside to ensure optimal seclusion. Each spacious thatched suite features a separate bedroom with a king-sized four-poster bed draped in mosquito netting, a cosy sitting room with a giant slate-clad fireplace, an opulent bathroom, indoor and outdoor showers, and a raised wooden verandah with a plunge pool from where you can enjoy unrivalled views of the surrounding landscape. Additional facilities include air- conditioning, fans, and a fully-stocked bar fridge.

What’s more, the Honeymoon Suite has an irresistible claw-foot tub concealed in an outdoor corner where you can indulge in a tranquil rejuvenating soak under the vast starlit night skies.

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    The enchanting atmosphere of this premier Lodge is further enhanced by the lamp-lit suspended wooden walkways that connect each suite to the main guest hub. Here you will find an open-plan lounge with satellite TV as well as a bar, wine cellar, library, and dining space. And the massive gnarled trunks of Leadwood trees holding up the vaulted ceiling, the beautiful artwork, and eclectic Afro-chic décor are sure to make a lasting impression. However, guests should note that children aged 10 or younger are not permitted at the Private Game Lodge.

    The terraced viewing deck is the ideal spot from which to observe the resident wildlife making their way to and from the waterhole or evade the heat with a dip in the crystal- clear swimming pool. If you feel the need to touch base with the outside world, there is a fixed line internet connection in the library and free Wi-Fi in the library and the lounge.

    Come mealtimes, expect to enjoy a seductive gastronomic experience where every dish is freshly prepared from the finest locally sourced and imported ingredients. Traditional full English and continental breakfasts, and light lunches are served on the main Lodge deck while the delectable dinners are served al fresco in the customary Boma, silver service in the elegant dining space, or around the crackling fire on the pool deck.

    Intimate candle-lit dinners can be arranged for couples in the privacy of your suite. Adventurous bush breakfasts and dinners are also an option for larger gatherings. Complete your meal with a bottle or two from the Lodge’s extensive choice of South African wines.

    Madikwe Hills provides guests plenty to explore the spectacular biodiversity of the world-renowned Madikwe Game Reserve. Activities include sunrise and sunset game drives in 4X4 safari vehicles, nature trails, birdwatching excursions, and photography forays in the company of expert rangers.

    For an even more thrilling up close and personal bushveld encounter, you can reserve a private couple’s safari. Younger guests are bound to enjoy Madikwe Hills’ interactive Junior Ranger programme which is designed to be enlightening and instill in them an appreciation of nature through a series of fun outdoor adventures.

    When it comes to spending some downtime, an indulgent treatment in the comfort of the Wellness Centre and Spa is the perfect way to end another fabulous day on safari. Alternatively, get your pulse racing with a session in the Lodge’s well-equipped gym. Or browse the curio shop for a memento of your stay in this untamed bushveld terrain.

    Little Madikwe Hills Private Camp lies some distance from the main Lodge. The Private Camp offers an ultra-luxurious self-contained two-bedroomed villa with the option of booking the ninth and tenth suites of the Private Game Lodge if need be, making it ideal for family and group breakaways of four to eight guests, of all ages.

    This exclusive-use family-friendly Camp boasts two en-suite double bedrooms, one with a Venetian bath, plus a sitting room, dining area, and state-of- the-art kitchen all of which open onto the expansive wooden deck complete with sunbeds and a large swimming pool where you can enjoy the utter peace of Madikwe Game Reserve undisturbed. You may even be fortunate enough to see some elephant action at the waterhole below.

    Extra amenities include a Venetian bath in the master suite, indoor and outdoor showers, mosquito nets, air-conditioning, fans, multiple fireplaces, and a small but satisfactory wine selection.

    With a dedicated game drive vehicle, field guide, butler/childminder, and chef at your service, Little Madikwe Hills Private Camp allows you the luxury of setting the pace of your safari getaway. And when you’re not out discovering Madikwe’s amazing diversity of bird- and wildlife, you can retreat to the entertainment centre which has a small library, satellite TV, DVD and CD selection, children’s games, and free Wi-Fi.

    If it is an idyllic spot you’re looking for to seal your wedding vows, Madikwe Hills can manage parties of two up to 24 guests. This exceptional Lodge is equipped to host memorable engagement, honeymoon, anniversary, and birthday occasions. The Little Private Camp is also available for corporate retreats, strategy meetings, and team  building events with a difference.

    Madikwe Hills glorious setting, exceptional service, and welcoming atmosphere all work to ensure an authentic African safari that exceeds your expectations.
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Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South African Rands • Subject to availability
Details 1 Jan 2018 to
31 Dec 2018
Person Sharing Per Night Sharing /Single R10 565
Madikwe Hills
Children (10-16 yrs)
R5 285
Little Madikwe Hills
Villa per Night
R45 305
Details 1 Jan 2019 to
31 Dec 2019
Person Sharing Per Night Sharing /Single R12 030
Madikwe Hills
Children (10-16 yrs)
R6 015
Little Madikwe Hills
Villa per Night
R51 605
Little Madikwe Hills can therefore accommodate a maximum of 8-9 guests.

Our 3 Week Special Late Booking Rate for 2018: (When booking within 3 weeks of arrival)  


R 4 900
per person per night sharing per day

Our Special Late Booking Rate for 2018 now INCLUDES non-premium beverages: soft drinks, house wines, beers and non-premium spirits and liquors.

Little Madikwe (2 bedroom villa) –   R22 000.00  per night
  • 50% single supplement from the 1st Suite booked.
  • T&C apply
  • Children will pay same rate
  • Minimum 2 nights stay over the weekend
The Special Late Booking Main Camp Rates INCLUDE:
  • Luxurious Accommodation in a thatched suite
  • Two game drives daily (one in the morning and one in the late afternoon)
  • Laundry (Not Dry cleaning services)
  • Three meals daily, coffees and teas
  • Non-premium beverages
  • WiFi available in Main Lodge
  • Use of the gym
  • Transfer to and from the airstrip
The Special Late Booking Main Camp Rates EXCLUDE:
  • Park Entrance Fees  
  • Conservations fee 
  • Premium beverages & Cellar Wines
  • Spa Treatments
  • Telephone Calls
  • Curio Shop Purchases
The Special Late Booking Little Madikwe Rates INCLUDE:
  • Luxurious Accommodation in a 2 bedroom thatched family unite
  • Two game drives daily (one in the morning and one in the late afternoon) on your private game drive vehicle with your own ranger and tracker
  • Laundry (Not Dry cleaning services)
  • Meals, coffees and teas prepared by your private chef and served by your butler
  • Non-premium beverages
  • WiFi available in Little Madikwe
  • Use of the gym
  • Transfer to and from the airstrip
The Special Late Booking Little Madikwe Rates EXCLUDE:
  • Park Entrance Fees  
  • Conservations fee 
  • Premium beverages & Cellar Wines
  • Spa Treatments
  • Telephone Calls
  • Curio Shop Purchases

 
 

8 NIGHT LUXURY BUSH TRILOGY

Treat yourself to the ultimate 8 Night South African Luxury Safari at three of our sensational 5-star Lodges situated in the world-renowned Madikwe, Timbavati and the Sabi Sand Game Reserves.

Your Luxurious Safari begins with three nights of bushveld bliss in a 75 000 hectare malariafree Big-5 game reserve on the border of Botswana. At Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge, with endless views of African bush where the plains teem with game, you can delight in sightings of the rare Wild Dog, glorious gourmet meals and thirst quenching cocktails.

From Madikwe, you will be whisked off to the world famous Sabi Sand Game Reserve where you can relax and soak up the tranquillity of the African bush for three wonderful nights at Leopard Hills Private Game Lodge. This exclusive lodge is built on a hill overlooking a natural waterhole with spectacular game viewing from the deck of your private suite... explore the endless fascination of Africa’s wildlife in open, state-of-the-art game viewing vehicles, indulge in pampering treatments and savour spectacular sunsets.

En-route to Kings Camp from Leopard Hills, you will be transferred to Elephant Whispers where you will be enthralled by a two-hour Ultimate Elephant Experience, which includes an indulgent champagne picnic surrounded by these gentle giants.
Complete your Bush Trilogy with two nights of splendour in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve while revelling in the warmth of gracious hospitality from a bygone era at the ultra luxurious Kings Camp. Live the true African Safari game viewing experience in refined luxury... a leopard on the hunt, lions roaring at twilight, hippo wallowing, or a crocodile basking on a sandy beach; each viewing will enthral.

The ultimate bush sojourn... this exclusive package offers three unique Lodge and Bushveld experiences creating lasting memories...

MADIKWE HILLS PRIVATE GAME LODGE
Madikwe Game Reserve
South Africa
Situated in the spectacular malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, traversing over 185 000 acres of true untamed Africa, where the plains still team with game and the wild dog roam freely amongst the ‘Big 5’.
The Lodge offers 10 ultra-luxurious glass-fronted suites complete with their own verandah and private plunge pools are ingeniously placed amongst the boulders

LEOPARD HILLS PRIVATE GAME RESERVE
Sabi Sand Private Nature Reserve
Greater Kruger National ParK
This exclusive lodge is situated in the ‘Big 5’ Sabi Sand Game Reserve bordering the world famous Kruger National Park. With only 8 luxurious air-conditioned glass-fronted suites, complete with their own verandah and private plunge pools, the lodge offers exclusive privacy. Excellent game viewing, high service standards, delicious cuisine and a warm atmosphere ensure a memorable safari.

KINGS CAMP PRIVATE GAME RESERVE
Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Greater Kruger National Park
Kings Camp is situated in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, bordering the Kruger National Park and reflects the charm and romance of a Colonial past in a pristine corner of unspoilt Africa. The Lodge faces an open savanna plain with a waterhole, which is frequented by a wide variety of wildlife day and night. The six generously spacious Luxury Suites and one Luxury Family Suite, are elegantly decorated in a Colonial-style

THIS SUPERB PACKAGE INCLUDES:
  •  3 Nights at Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge, Madikwe Game Reserve.
  •  2 Nights at Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve, Sabi Sand Game Reserve.
  •  3 Nights at Kings Camp Private Game Reserve, Timbavati Private Nature Reserve.
  •  Airfare OR Tambo (Johannesburg) – Madikwe Hills – OR Tambo (Johannesburg).
  •  Airfare OR Tambo (Johannesburg) – Leopard Hills.
  •  Road Transfer Leopard Hills – Elephant Whispers – Kings Camp.
  •  Airfare Kings Camp – OR Tambo (Johannesburg).
THIS PACKAGE EXCLUDES:
  •  Flights and transfers not listed. • Conservation levies and park entry fees.
  •  Cellar wines, premium brand spirits, champagne, cognacs, cigars and cigarettes.
  •  Telephone calls, curios shop purchases, transfers, gratuities, additional activities, wellness treatments and laundry.
2018 Package Rate
Valid: 08 Jan -  20 Dec 2018
FLIGHTS ACCOMMODATION TOTAL
R 24 000 R73 180 R 95 000
2019 Package Rate
Valid: 08 Jan -  20 Dec 2019
R24 200 R82 980 R105 000
RATES ARE QUOTED PER PERSON SHARING
Single transport (AIR & ROAD) surcharge applicable if travelling alone

  •  Terms & Conditions Apply. 
  •  An additional surcharge applies should the routing be amended.
  •  Flight rates and schedules, and accommodation rates are subject to change without prior notice.
  •  Flight rates include combined fuel levies and departure tax.

At Madikwe Hills we enhance your game viewing experiencebyonly having 6 guests per game vehicle – One room per row for double or triple occupied rooms. 

Single occupied rooms might share a row with one other person” For guests making use of the child sharing policy, the child will be included in the adults row in the vehicle.

*One child (10 -16 years) sharing a suite with 2 x paying adults pay 50% of the adult sharing rate.

Please Note: No single supplement for the first single suite confirmed in any one reservation. Second single suite or more pay a 50% supplement on the per person sharing rate

Little Madikwe Hills Private Camp

  • Little Madikwe Hills consists of a private 2-bedroomed villa and two optional additional suites which form a completely private camp.
  • Little Madikwe Hills can therefore accommodate a maximum of 8-9 guests.
  • (Rates for the additional suites are the same as the MADIKWE HILLS - MAIN CAMP rates).
  • The villa is ideal for families with children under the age of 10 years, as the Main Camp is not geared for younger children.
Additional Suite Inclusions
  • Private Game Drive Vehicle with Field Guide & Tracker
  • Villa Attendant and Personal Chef
  • All meals served in the Suite
  • Satellite TV, DVD movies
  • Children’s games & books
Tarrifs are Quoted
  • Inclusive of 15% VAT. In South African Rands. Subject to availability.
Tariff Charges
  • All tariffs quoted are subject to change,without prior notice, however rates quoted for confirmed bookings will be honoured.
Tariffs Include
  • Luxury accommodation.
  • Two game drives per day.
  • Three meals daily.
  • Tea / Coffee.
  • A wide selection of local beverages, house wines and spirits. High tea canapes & snacks.
  • Selection of Fruit Juices.
  • Laundry service.
  • Load transfers from the Madikwe Airstrip to the lodge.
Tariffs Exclude
  • Curio shop purchases.
  • Cellar wines and premium spirits.
  • Telephone calls.
  • Spa treatments. 
  • Lodge transfers.
  • Airport Tax.
Payment Policy
  • A deposit of 20% of the total accommodation charge is required to confirm a provisional reservation and full payment is required 45 days prior to arrival. 
Child Policy
  • At Main Camp children over 10 will be accepted (one child may share a suite with 2 full paying adults) and pay 50% of the adult sharing rate.
  • Little Madikwe - Our Family Suite can accommodate children of any age. Babysitters are available.
Cancellation Policy
  • Our cancellation policy is as follows:
  • 45–30 days – 50% of full amount  
  • 30–15 days – 75% of full amount
  • 14 days or less – 100% of full amount Bookings are not transferable
Arrival | Departure
  • Guests may arrive any time from 14:00 am, and rooms are to be vacated by 11:00am.

Additional Activities

  • Archery (Chargeable) R180
  • Fishing (Chargeable) R960
Gates open at 06h00 and closes at 21h00.
Please be advised that guests driving to the lodge who arrive after sunset will not be allowed to self drive in the reserve. The lodge will send a representative to escort guests to the lodge at an additional cost.
Levies are inclusive of VAT and subject to change without prior notice. They will be charged by the respective lodge to the guest's overall bill and paid at check-out.
PURE INDULGENCE
  • Exclusive Private Camp  accommodating 2-8 guests
  • Opulent self contained 2 Bedroomed Villa (±390m²)
  • Additional 2 Luxury Suites (±150m²)
  • Children of all Ages Welcome
  • Private Deck & Swimming Pool
  • Air-conditioning, Fans & Fireplaces
  • Stocked Mini-bar
  • Indoor & Outdoor Showers
  • Indoor Venetian Bath
  • Private Lounge & Dining Room
  • Gourmet Kitchen with Personal Chef – Set Your Own Meal Time
  • Private Game Vehicle with Ranger – Set the Pace of Your Safari
  • Personal Butler / Child Minder
  • Entertainment Centre
  • Satellite TV & DVD Collection
  • CD’s & Children’s Games
  • Small Library
  • Wi-Fi
LITTLE MADIKWE PRIVATE CAMP
Here You have the Luxury of Setting the Pace of Your Safari...

The ultimate in luxury and privacy, Little Madikwe Hills boasts an opulent self-contained 2-bedroom Private Villa (±390m²) accommodating 4 to 5 guests, with its own game drive vehicle and game ranger, as well as a personal butler to take care of your every need! A diverse wine selection, gourmet kitchen and lounge complete the picture.

By reserving suites 9 and 10, Little Madikwe forms a completely private camp accommodating up to 8 guests, ideal for families and small group safaris.

This Private Villa also boasts a large swimming pool and offers extended amenities to groups of guests wanting to truly get away from it all on a wildlife safari in Africa.

A personal luxury is being able to set your own meal and safari game drive times, making this the ideal, exclusive family escape in Africa.

Your sumptuous gourmet experiences are enjoyed in Little Madikwe’s beautifully decorated and enchanting dining room, and prepared in the state-of-the-art gourmet kitchen by your personal chef. You can even pick up a few culinary tips whilst you watch your meal being prepared!

A butler is on hand to respond to the group’s every need. A dedicated game ranger and game viewing vehicle means that Little Madikwe Hills’ guests can enjoy private game drives at their leisure, for as long or as short as they wish.

Parents need not worry about their young ones disturbing the peace for other guests, as Little Madikwe Hills’ reception room is also equipped with a satellite TV and DVD collection.

Nowhere else in South Africa can groups be accommodated in such privacy and luxury, whilst being able to experience the Big 5 in South Africa, with Wild Dog viewing at their leisure – creating a truly unforgettable experience that far exceeds expectations.

Open-air decks, plunge pools, luxurious décor, outdoor showers, fireplaces, air-conditioning, and concertina glass doors that open the room up entirely; are all standard in each suite at Little Madikwe Hills.

FAMILY & SMALL GROUP SAFARIS
An Intimate Affair

Little Madikwe Hills Private Villa or exclusive Camp, welcomes children of all ages (the Main Lodge does not cater for children under 10 years), making it ideal for families wanting to spend special safaris together. A permanent child minder is on hand for young family bookings, allowing you time to truly indulge in time “me time” as well as family time. A comforting fact for families with young children is that the Madikwe Game Reserve is one of a few game-viewing areas in Southern Africa that is malaria free.

This secluded environment and outstanding service is also an ideal game reserve retreat for corporate groups needing to get away and focus; whether with the objective of stratergizing, or simply spending time relaxing together as a team. There are free internet and presentation facilities and the outstanding, yet discreet, service ensures that corporate teams can stay focused on their work.

Little Madikwe Hills is also available for private and exclusive safari weddings, or small celebrations, catering for parties of up to eight people. For more information, please contact reservations.

AT A GLANCE

  • 10 Secluded Unique (±150m²) Glass-fronted Suites
  • Exclusive Private Villa @ Little Madikwe
  • Uninterrupted Views
  • Private Deck with Plunge Pool
  • Air-conditioners, Fans & Fireplaces
  • Stocked Mini-bar
  • Indoor & Outdoor Showers, and a Venetian Bath
  • Private Lounge
  • Honeymoon Suite
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity
SET AMONGST BOULDERS AND AGE-OLD TAMBOTI TREES

Uber-luxurious Spacious Suite with Raised Interlinking Wooden Walkways

Madikwe Hills Main Lodge boasts 10 supremely spacious and luxurious suites which are very hard to leave. A cosy living room with huge slate-clad chimney (perfect to snuggle up in front of an open fire on cooler nights) leads into the peaceful bedroom with a gigantic pillow-strewn four-poster bed draped in generous layers of muslin, from where it’s possible to lie and gaze in wonder as herds of wandering animals make their way to the watering hole.

Throw open all the floor-to-ceiling windows and retreat to a sunbed in the shade of an acacia tree, or grab a towel and jump into your own personal plunge pool for the ultimate in relaxed game viewing – you’ll be amazed at what passes by just a hundred feet or so from your deck.

The cathedral-like bathrooms are ultra luxurious. A large deep tub takes centre stage in front of fold-back windows that reveal the same wilderness views and a cavernous step-up circular shower is built into the opposite wall – but that’s not all. Just outside the far door is an open-air extension with a private outdoor shower (with hot water) perfect after prolonged plunge pool dips.

As the sun goes down, there’s nothing better than a candle lit bath open to the elements. Some nights, you may even find a freshly run bath when you return to your room, a trail of rose petals leading the way.

If you are celebrating your wedding or have booked the Honeymoon Suite, you will not be able to resist the claw-foot bath tub built into a well-concealed outdoor corner for secluded soaks under African skies. There is absolute privacy here, and it really is quite a feat to tear yourself away for your game drives, especially when you are treated to your own private show of elephants in the waterhole below…

Two of the lower 10 Suites (room number 9 and 10) from the Main Lodge can be combined with the Private Villa at Little Madikwe forming an exclusive and private camp for small groups and families up to 8 people.

SUMMARY OF SUITES
  • SUITE 1 & 2: Nexto Main Lodge with amazing views of a waterhole.
  • SUITE 3 & 4: Right next to each other making it comfortable for families of 4 when mom and dad wants the teenagers to stay close by (no kids under 10 in Main Lodge) 3 and 4 share a view of another waterhole.
  • SUITE 5: Romantic open plan room set high up on the hill with spectacular elevated scenic bush and waterhole views.
  • SUITE 6: The Honeymoon Suite is set high up on the hill. The plunge pool offers a very private feeling surrounded by trees and rocks. The bathroom with outside bath and shower has a breathtaking scenic view of a watering hole.
  • SUITE 7: High up on the hill, quite far from Main Lodge (with some steps). Breathtaking 270˚ scenic view with a big dam in the distance, bring binoculars!
  • SUITE 8: High up on the hill, quite far from Main Lodge (with some steps). Breathtaking scenic view. Our leopard has been spotted drinking out this pool on a few occasions.
  • SUITE 9 & 10: On ground level far from Main Lodge. Bird lovers paradise with a watering hole close to the suite. A lot of steps to get to Main Lodge (makes you feel less guilty over all the food you will be enjoying!) 9 and 10 are close to each other, good for groups of 4 and can be joined with the Private Villa forming Little Madikwe private camp for up to 8 guests
  • LITTLE MADIKWE: A 2-bedroomed Private Villa 1.5m off the ground. Large pool and deck overlooking views of bush and a watering hole. Lounge, dining room and gourmet kitchen complete the picture. You are in control of your game drive and meal times

Madikwe Hills Facilities

A CELEBRATION OF SAFARI STYLE IN THE HEART OF THE MADIKWE HILLS...

Find yourself enchanted by a world of intrigue and majestic beauty.

Along with a warm and friendly atmosphere, Madikwe Hills offers the highest standard of service, ensuring that each guests’ needs are satisfied during their luxury South African safari stay.
The central area is an important part of everyday life at the Lodge. From the threshold of majestic, age-old East African doors, you immediately feel the cool breeze emanating throughout our central area. Each table in our lounge is stocked with beautiful books, waiting to be read and explored.
The bar entices guests to enjoy a pre-dinner drink and fireside chat with your friendly game rangers and managers, while the main deck overlooking the waterhole is the perfect place to while away the day under a cool umbrella.
Our main swimming pool offers cool respite from the harsh African sun, and is a great way to relax with a cocktail in the afternoon. Dinners in our dining room are a silver-service experience of memorable proportions.

Three mahogany tables await guests to serve up meals of the highest standard. With beautiful artwork on the walls and cutlery and crockery fit for a king, the dining room is the perfect place to spend an evening.

Fine cuisine is accompanied by superb South African, which can be found in our extensive wine cellar next to the dining room. The cellar is a treat for the avid wine connoisseur as well as the learning amateur, and our staff will assist you by suggesting the perfect wine in accordance with the menu of that evening.

A library full of verse and history awaits those yearning for knowledge of the African continent and its safari parks, filled with a collection of fictional and non-fictional books, which will complement your wildlife enjoyment.

For those wanting to keep in touch with family members back home, there is an internet connection in the library, which is available 24 hours. Free WiFi is also available in the library and close by lounge. A television is also available for those wanting to keep up to date with the latest news or sports game.

During the day, guests are welcome to wander up to the reception area to browse through our well-stocked curio shop, where you can select gifts and African memorabilia for your friends and family back home. The shop is stocked with an assortment of beautiful safari gear. Our winter gear and fleece scarves, hats and gloves are perfect for keeping the chills at bay on your evening game drives. 

  • Elegant Spacious Lounge
  • Dining Room
  • Intimate Bar
  • Wine Cellar with Local wines
  • Viewing Deck Overlooking Waterhole
  • Central Swimming Pool with Deck
  • Library with Free Internet Facilities
  • Satellite Television in the Central Lounge
  • Traditional Boma
  • Well Stocked Curio Shop
  • Spa & Gym

Little Madikwe Hills Facilities

Here You have the Luxury of Setting the Pace of Your Safari...

The ultimate in luxury and privacy, Little Madikwe Hills boasts an opulent self-contained 2-bedroom Private Villa (±390m²) accommodating 4 to 5 guests, with its own game drive vehicle and game ranger, as well as a personal butler to take care of your every need! A diverse wine selection, gourmet kitchen and lounge complete the picture.
By reserving suites 9 and 10, Little Madikwe forms a completely private camp accommodating up to 8 guests, ideal for families and small group safaris.
This Private Villa also boasts a large swimming pool and offers extended amenities to groups of guests wanting to truly get away from it all on a wildlife safari in Africa.
A personal luxury is being able to set your own meal and safari game drive times, making this the ideal, exclusive family escape in Africa.
Your sumptuous gourmet experiences are enjoyed in Little Madikwe’s beautifully decorated and enchanting dining room, and prepared in the state-of-the-art gourmet kitchen by your personal chef. You can even pick up a few culinary tips whilst you watch your meal being prepared!
A butler is on hand to respond to the group’s every need. A dedicated game ranger and game viewing vehicle means that Little Madikwe Hills’ guests can enjoy private game drives at their leisure, for as long or as short as they wish.
Parents need not worry about their young ones disturbing the peace for other guests, as Little Madikwe Hills’ reception room is also equipped with a satellite TV and DVD collection.
Nowhere else in South Africa can groups be accommodated in such privacy and luxury, whilst being able to experience the Big 5 in South Africa, with Wild Dog viewing at their leisure – creating a truly unforgettable experience that far exceeds expectations.
Open-air decks, plunge pools, luxurious décor, outdoor showers, fireplaces, air-conditioning, and concertina glass doors that open the room up entirely; are all standard in each suite at Little Madikwe Hills.
  • Exclusive Private Camp accommodating 2-8 guests
  • Opulent self contained 2 Bedroomed Villa (±390m²)
  • Additional 2 Luxury Suites (±150m²)
  • Children of all Ages Welcome
  • Private Deck & Swimming Pool
  • Air-conditioning, Fans & Fireplaces
  • Stocked Mini-bar
  • Indoor & Outdoor Showers
  • Indoor Venetian Bath
  • Private Lounge & Dining Room
  • Gourmet Kitchen with Personal Chef
  • – Set Your Own Meal Time
  • Private Game Vehicle with Ranger
  • – Set the Pace of Your Safari
  • Personal Butler / Child Minder
  • Entertainment Centre
  • Satellite TV & DVD Collection
  • CD’s & Children’s Games
  • Small Library
  • Wi-Fi
 

Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge is a mere 45 minute flight from Gauteng, or a scenic four hour drive, you will be met by our warm and friendly staff in the main reception area. It is here where you can select gifts for your friends and family back home from our curio shop, which boasts a breath-taking view of the boulders and rocks of MADIKWE HILLS – open landrovers with bucket seats and fold-down armrests stand ready to take you on safari. Your knowledgeable ranger with his friendly disposition, will ensure that your experiences are not but a “whisper on the winds of a timeless eternity”.

 
Weddings & Honeymoons 2018 / 2019

There is something about a wedding in the heart of the African bushveld that cannot be forsaken! Small intimate weddings from two up to twenty-four guests are catered for at Madikwe Hills, and we pride ourselves on our meticulous attention to detail.
At Madikwe Hills, we like to keep things simple, but exceptional...

This package includes:
  • Ceremony in the heart of the bushveld / main deck of the lodge.
  • Witnesses at the ceremony (lodge staff).
  • South African Methode Cap Classique sparkling wine for the couple.
  • Single layer wedding cake with decoration of choice.
  • 30 minute massage for bride and groom.
  • Transportation of bridal couple from lodge to ceremony if in the bush.
  • Traditional Tswana singers to perform at the ceremony.
  • Assistance with make-up. 
  • Pressing of bride and groom garments.
  • Wedding turn-down.
  • Wedding gift for the bridal couple, courtesy of Madikwe Hills.
  • Local flowers of your choice.
This package EXCLUDES: (To be quoted on request)
  • PREPARATION AND PROCESSING OF ALL LEGAL DOCUMENTS.
  • The Minister and his/her travel.
  • Photographer, Hairdresser and Make-up artist.
  • Additional beauty treatments are available on request and are quoted accordingly.
  • Accommodation.
  • All Beverages.
  • Flowers of your choice
2018 TOTAL: R 27 120 [EXCLUDING ACC OMMODATION]
2019 TOTAL: R 29 880 [EXCLUDING ACC OMMODATION]

LEGALITY OF FOREIGN WEDDINGS IN SOUTH AFRICA
The law in South Africa requires a foreign couple to attend an appointment at the Department of Home Affairs before they can be legally married in South Africa. Since this is quite a cumbersome task for someone on safari, we suggest that you process all legal marriage documents in your home country and enjoy your ceremony on safari in a more traditional way
BUSH CUISINE AT ITS BEST

  • Romantic Private Dining...
  • The perfect end to an enthralling day... a candle-lit dinner on the deck of your suite.
  • Open air-dinners on the central pool deck.
  • Star studded boma dinners with crackling fires.
SEDUCING THE PALATE UNDER STAR STUDDED SKIES...
At Madikwe Hills your Dining Experiences will not be Forgotten...

Dining at Madikwe Hills is and experience on its own... from the varied delicious cuisine to the unique dining options... you will not be disappointed and will always look forward to the next delicious delight.

Our Chef passionately creates a variety of wholesome and satisfying dishes, leaving guests alive to the possibility of fusion food mixed with the finest in African ingredients and decadent local and international flavours.

A culinary marvel in our own right, our chef has perfected the art of combining freshness with flavour and turning simple ingredients into cuisine of great visual appeal with every plate that makes its way from the kitchen. Our chef acknowledges passion as the secret ingredient when perfecting that ultimate safari dining experience.

Traditional Full English and Continental breakfasts served on the main deck are hearty and unpretentious; we like to call it “comfort food with a twist!” In addition to the English breakfast, there is also a selection of Eggs Benedict, Eggs Onassis, Breakfast Ciabatta, French Toast with Coppa Ham, Cranberry sauce and Camembert slices as well as a Modern style Frittata. We also have a full Vegetarian breakfast menu. Breakfasts at Madikwe Hills are a relaxed and fulfilling affair to start your day whilst on an African Safari.

Lunches under shady umbrellas on the main deck are a highlight of each day. Our chef and the team have kept a careful balance between old and new and traditional African cuisines, but have stuck to the basics of simplicity, authenticity and freshness, reviving old classics into ‘food with soul’.

Dinners at Madikwe Hills are without compromise, ensuring that style and substance is the main priority. Come and dine under the stars in our traditional boma, fine dining in our dining room, or next to the fire on the main deck.

BOMA DINNERS

A traditional and elegant safari dining experience with a warm and friendly atmosphere...

Fables of Scorpio and Orion of Greek mythology may be told by your ranger, whilst dining in a rustic boma, where dramatic and exotic flames dance to the uneven beat of life’s drum.

BUSH BREAKFASTS

End and enthralling game drive or invigorating bush walk with a hearty breakfast under the shade of an old Tamboti, soaking up the sights and sounds of the surrounding bush.
FAMILY & SMALL GROUP SAFARIS
An Intimate Affair

Little Madikwe Hills Private Villa or exclusive Camp, welcomes children of all ages (the Main Lodge does not cater for children under 10 years), making it ideal for families wanting to spend special safaris together. A permanent child minder is on hand for young family bookings, allowing you time to truly indulge in time “me time” as well as family time. A comforting fact for families with young children is that the Madikwe Game Reserve is one of a few game-viewing areas in Southern Africa that is malaria free.
This secluded environment and outstanding service is also an ideal game reserve retreat for corporate groups needing to get away and focus; whether with the objective of stratergizing, or simply spending time relaxing together as a team. There are free internet and presentation facilities and the outstanding, yet discreet, service ensures that corporate teams can stay focused on their work.

Little Madikwe Hills is also available for private and exclusive safari weddings, or small celebrations, catering for parties of up to eight people. For more information, please contact reservations.

GAME DRIVES & BUSH WALKS
An Exceptional Safari Experience in the Madikwe Game Reserve

Explore the wonders of the African bush in state of the art open game vehicles with bucket seats and fold-down armrests ensuring your optimum safety and comfort.

Knowledgeable and professional rangers conduct early morning and late afternoon, or evening, game drives in search of Africa’s big game and smaller wildlife.

On Morning Game drives, should you be feeling energetic, you may choose to experience an up close and personal glimpse of the African bush on foot with a gentle bush walk through the bush back to the Lodge. This experience provides exceptional close encounters with the smaller inhabitants of this wilderness.

WHY NOT BOOK A PRIVATE SAFARI VEHICLE & RANGER

Make your safari experience exclusively yours by booking a private vehicle where the experience is yours with no mixed groups, no competing for views with other guests, and no conflicting interests. You have maximum flexibility, comfort and wildlife viewing. Your safari time is yours and you decide the length of your drive, what animals you would like to see and where you would like to traverse (within the allocated traversing rights). Your ranger will be completely devoted to you and your party - answering all your questions and tailoring each experience to maximize your interests. This is fabulous for photography enthusiasts where the time is yours and the vehicle can be manoeuvred for you to get your perfect shot.

Should you wish to book a private vehicle, this can only be confirmed a few days prior to safari as it is dependent on Lodge occupancy. Contact the lodge or reservations for rates on Private vehicles.

Remember, Little Madikwe comes with its own private vehicle and game ranger!

Need Assistance ?

South Africa RSA  +27 87 820 0021

Business Hours

Mon – Fri: (09:00 - 17:00)
Sat: (09:00 - 13:00)
Time Zone UTC/GMT +2 hours

E-mail: safaris@madikwe.net

 
       

What sets us Apart!

MALARIA FREE
Ideal for family or small groups
Rich biodiversity of game
Large elephant population
Over 350 bird species
Effortless road and air access

Why Book With Us?

Personal inter-action
Lodges with high standards
Stay in control of your booking
Most special deals by far
Secure payment process (SSL)
South African based
Superior knowledge
Expert advice
No booking fees

Entry Fees

Once-off payment
Paid directly by clients
Park fees
  - R180 per Adults per STAY
  - R105 Child per  STAY
Guest Conservation Contribution
  - R150 per Adults per DAY
  - R75 per Child (under 12 years) per DAY
SUBJECT to change without notice
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Once-off payment
Paid directly by clients
Flight landing fee
  - R240 per Adult
  - R150 per Child (under 12 years)
SUBJECT to change without notice