|Rates inclusive of 15% VAT
• South African Rand • Subject to availability
||1 Dec 2019 to 30 Nov 2020
|Per Person Per Night
|Per Person Single
under the age of 12 years receive a rate of R200 less than the adult
|Rates inclusive of 15% VAT
• South African Rand • Subject to availability
||1 Dec 2019 to 30 Nov 2020
|Per Person Per Night
|Per Person Single
Our family owned bush camp
and eco lodge, intimately located in the heart of the Madikwe Game
Reserve is well known for its exclusive and private wilderness
encounters. Mosetlha is an Eco Lodge, it has always been our aim to
cater for an unforgettable wilderness experience for our guests,
without taking any harmful ecological impact on the environment. The
traditional bush style cuisine prepared by our renowned chefs leaves
nothing to be desired.
The camp is unfenced and
offers accommodation for a maximum of 16 guests. This guarantees a
personal and private atmosphere. Our nine genuine safari- style wooden
cabins are situated in the midst of the Madikwe bushveld around a
common fireplace and lapa area. Each cabin features:
- Adjoining or detached double rooms
- Twin beds
- Duvets, pillows, blankets and towels are provided by us
- Fenced toilet and shower facilities are conveniently
located among the cabins
1. TRANSPORT TO
ANDARRIVAL AT THE RESERVE
The travelling time from Pretoria/Johannesburg to Madikwe Game Reserve
is about 31⁄2 - 5 hours, depending on the route you choose
(details of the routes to Madikwe are given in Section 10 below). Once
at the Gate, you will be given your gate entry permit and directed to
the North West Parks and
Tourism Board (NWPTB) Administration Office, where we will meet you. Please remember, check in time
at the Gate is 12h30.
(The drive from the Reserve Gates
to the Park Administration Office takes approximately 20 – 30
Your wilderness experience starts with you arriving at the Parks
Administration Office where you leave your car for the duration of your
stay (this is a secure, fenced in area). We take you back to the Lodge,
where you will unpack and settle in. NWPTB regulations require that
guests sign an indemnity on check-in at the camp. After lunch you will
go for an afternoon/evening game drive. Upon your return there will be
a cooked dinner.
On the subsequent days of your visit, there will be game drives in the
morning and in the afternoon/evening (except on the day of departure).
On the last day of your stay, after returning from your morning drive,
there will be breakfast, after which you will pack up and be taken back
to your own vehicle at about midday for your return trip home.
3. MEALS AND DRINKS
Catering includes all meals per day, starting with lunch on the first
day and ending with breakfast on the day of departure. (In the winter
months there will usually be a cooked brunch at about 11h00 after the
morning drive; “high tea” at about 15h00 and dinner
at about 19h30.) We also provide snacks during
drives and tea, coffee, rusks and fruit are always available. We
believe our catering is of a high standard, in the traditional bushveld
style using open fires, potjie pots and braai grids.
We sell a reasonable selection of beer, wine, spirits, fizzy drinks and
Please do not bring your
own drinks or food
; this makes things awkward for us and
embarrassing for you. If, despite this request not to do so, you still
decide to bring your own drinks or food, please note that there will
not be fridge space for it and you will be charged a corkage fee for
4. ACCOMMODATION AND
We provide all accommodation and ablution facilities and all meals and
snacks as mentioned above.
Our Camp accommodation consists of wooden cabins with partly open
sides, raised about a metre off the ground. Provisions include twin
beds and all bedding (duvets, pillows and blankets) and towels.
(In the winter we provide hot water bottles and extra
The facilities are not en-suite. We have three toilet and shower
complexes discreetly positioned near the cabins. These are of roofed
timber construction and are fully surrounded by a wire mesh fence. (We
also provide potties in the cabins for overnight use.) Although we do
not have running water, hot water is always available and is heated
through a traditional donkey boiler, and our safari showers and VIP
toilets work extremely well.
In addition to the dining area, there is a stone and thatch "lapa" or
recreation area with tables and chairs, also with partly open sides,
where guests can relax, read, play board games, etc and where corporate
groups can hold discussions. The Camp does not have electrical power
supply or land line
telephones. (Cell phone contact is possible but limited.) Do bring your
camera battery charger with you, as staff have solar powered power
points (you will need to bring a standard South African 2 or 3 pin
plug, which ever fits your charger.)
5. OTHER ITEMS PROVIDED
BY MOSETLHA BUSH CAMP
We have compiled a book about Madikwe and its creatures
and features which we give to our guests to enjoy whilst with us at the
Lodge, and to take home afterwards.
Our field guides carry first aid kits and are certificated to Level 2
as a minimum.
6. ITEMS TO BE PROVIDED
BY EACH GUEST
- The dress code is Casual. In addition to your clothing,
please also bring:
- Light raincoat/poncho (summer)
- Insect repellent (Tabard/Mylol)
- Camera (charger/spare batteries)
- Anorak/thick jacket (winter)
- Sun protection cream
- Cap or hat
In winter, you will need a proper warm jacket, gloves, scarf, hat... we
do provide blankets for game drives but it still gets cold out there!
Our standard rates are per person per night sharing (there is an
additional charge for a single supplement) and are fully inclusive. The
price covers accommodation, all meals (and tea, coffee, rusks, fruit
and fruit juice and snacks), and two guided game drives a day (a
morning and an afternoon/evening drive), as well as emergency medical
It does not include the Reserve Entrance Fee (currently R180.00 per
person, please note that
this fee is subject to change without prior notice
well as Conservation Fees of R150.00 per person per day, which we
collect from you on behalf of NWPTB; alcoholic and soft drinks; branded
Mosetlha clothing and Staff gratuities.
8. TERMS OF PAYMENT
A deposit of 50% is required in order to confirm your booking. Please
note that until this payment is received, your booking is not
confirmed. The balance is required in full 30 days prior to the start
date of your visit, after which the deposit will not be refunded in the
event of cancellation.
In the event of cancellation more than 30 days before the date of your
stay, all monies paid will be refunded except for 10% of the total
booking value as an administration fee.
If accommodation is booked for a date less than 30 days after the
booking date, the full amount is payable at the time of booking and
only 50% will be refunded in the event of a subsequent cancellation.
Once again, your booking is not confirmed until payment is received.
Please note that no
refund can be made in the event of cancellation less than seven (7)
clear calendar days before the booked date of arrival.
It is customary to tip Camp staff (field guides and housekeeping) in
the same way as one would in other hospitality or service industries.
Obviously this is entirely at your discretion. General guideline is:
gratuities go directly to the staff, please pay these in cash
– we cannot accept credit card tips.
- About R50.00 per couple per day for the
kitchen/housekeeping staff (there is an envelope provided for this and
can be left with the manager).
- Between R100-R150 per couple per day for your field guide
(which can be handed to him/her personally, also in the envelope
Madikwe Game Reserve is located in South Africa’s North West Province with Botswana as our northern border. It is about a 3½ to 4 hour drive from Johannesburg or Pretoria, either via Zeerust or via Sun City.
From the Airport, get on to the R21 heading towards Pretoria – After about 15 - 20 minutes you join the N1 Pretoria. You travel through Centurion and after about 10 - 15 minutes, you’ll see a sign N4 Rustenburg – follow this sign. There are 2 toll roads over the next half hour. Now you’re on the N4, you can either continue straight and follow the Rustenburg/Zeerust route, or you can take the Sun City/Pilanesburg turn off and go that way.
These rates EXCLUDE the
- Accommodation, all meals per day,
- two activities a day
(game drives), snacks on your drives and emergency medical evacuation
- Rates displayed are subject to change without prior notice.
- The Reserve Entrance Fee, which we collect from
you on behalf of North West Parks and
- Madikwe Guest Conservation Fee, which we collect
from you on behalf of the Madikwe
- Alcoholic and Soft Drinks. (We sell a reasonable
selection of beers, wines, spirits, soft drinks and mineral water.)
- Our Mosetlha branded clothing.
- Staff gratuities.
(These rates are based on a minimum 2 night stay.
For a 1 night booking over a weekend, ie a Friday or a Saturday night,
there is an additional charge of R200 per person.)
As we are a rustic unfenced bush camp we only accommodate children over
the age of 6 years.
Our guests have found that the wilderness experience is much enhanced
if they can come for at least three nights. This allows their
stay to take place in a totally relaxed atmosphere and for them to see
the widest variety of animals.
Please let us know if you would like to book for these or any other
dates so that we can confirm availability and move forward with your
Our check-in time
the Reserve gate is 12h30
It is not a problem to arrive after 12h30 providing your clients arrive at the Reserve gates no
later than 18h00.
Depending on their arrival
time they might miss lunch. However, please note that in
order to make the afternoon/evening game drive they need to be at the
Reserve gates by 14h00.
For arrivals after 18h00, the North West Parks Board have said that no
guests are permitted to drive in the Reserve unless they are escorted
in – this is mainly for safety reasons.
However, arriving at this time we charge a nominal fee of R250.00
as we will
have to meet your clients at the Reserve Gate and escort them to the
North West Parks Board Office which is where they leave their vehicle
during their stay with us.
Please note that the Reserve Gates close at 20h00.
I am not too sure how much your clients know about the Reserve or our
camp so here is a little more information for them:
Situated in the North West Province and one of our nearest
malaria free, Big Five areas, Madikwe is only a 3½ - 5 hour
drive from Johannesburg, depending on the route they choose.
Almost 70 000 hectares in extent, rugged, with an untouched beauty,
Madikwe is the fourth largest Game Reserve in the country.
The wildlife is extensive and impressive. With the Big Five
(lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and both black and white rhino) plus
the extremely rare and endangered wild dog and cheetah and almost any
other predator you can think of, a multitude of plains game and the
latest bird list boasting 340 species, Madikwe has earned its place as
one of the most spectacular game viewing destinations in Southern
We are very proud to be a part of the important Madikwe conservation
initiative and look forward to welcoming your clients to one of its
best kept secrets – the little Bush Camp where you really get
the dust of Africa on your feet!
Mosetlha is family owned and run, a rustic and intimate, unfenced Bush
Camp nestled at the very heart of Madikwe. The simplicity of
open fire cooking, no electricity (despite this we are able to charge
your camera batteries for you!), safari showers (with hot water!) and
raised wooden cabins lets you escape real life just for a while and
appreciate a genuine bushveld experience. Game drives twice a
day through the entire Reserve in open 4x4's with professional guides
give you the opportunity to enjoy the fascination of the wilderness and
a true safari adventure.
- In order to secure a
booking we require a 50% deposit on confirmation and the balance is due
30 days prior to arrival.
- For bookings made within 30 days of travel, the full
required on confirmation.
- In the event of
cancellation more than 30 days before the date of your stay, all monies
paid will be refunded except for 10% of the total booking value as an
administration fee. If accommodation is booked for a date less than 30
days after the booking date, the full amount is payable at the time of
booking and only 50% will be refunded in the event of a subsequent
cancellation. Once again, your booking is not confirmed until payment
- Please note that no refund
can be made in the event of cancellation less than seven (7) clear
calendar days before the booked date of arrival.
- 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.
You should be at the Reserve Gate at 12h30 on check in day. (Please
don't arrive before 12h30, as we are unable to accommodate you before
then – also, please try not to be much later than that as we
collect all checking-in guests at the same time. Please let us know if
you are going to be later by phoning
us at the lodge on +27 83 305 7809.)
Please note, if you arrive later than 12h30, you run the risk of
missing the afternoon/evening game drive (you need to be at the Reserve
gates no later than 14h00 in order to make the drive). f you are not at
the gate by 18h00 in the evening, the North West Parks Board have said
that no guests are permitted to drive in the Reserve unless they are
escorted in – this is for security reasons. However, arriving
at this time there is an additional charge of R 250.00 per vehicle as
we will have to meet you at the Reserve Gate and escort you to the
North West Parks Board Office which is where you leave your vehicle
during your stay with us. Please note that the Reserve Gates close at
| PLEASE USE
THESE DIRECTIONS – PLEASE DO NOT USE YOUR GPS!
There are two different routes from Johannesburg/Pretoria to Madikwe
Game Reserve, either via Zeerust
to Abjaterskop Gate or via Sun
to Molatedi Gate.
The Zeerust route is tarmac all the way and has almost constant cell
phone signal - and a ±R75.00 toll. Allow at least
41⁄2 to 5 hours travelling time from Johannesburg.
The route via Sun City has a 30 km gravel road just before you get to
the Reserve and you do not have cell phone reception all the way. Allow
at least 31⁄2 to 4 hours travelling time from Johannesburg.
Both require you to get onto the N4 Rustenburg. There are directions to
the N4 from Hartebeespoort under “Directions to get to
Zeerust” and to the N4 via Pretoria under the
“Route from O R Tambo International Airport directions below.
Whichever gate you come in at, the procedure is identical: the gate
guard will give you a sheet with directions to the meeting point. S/he
will also fill in a Park Entrance Permit with your details and will
radio us to tell us of your arrival. (You do not need to pay the
entrance fee at the gate – we will collect this
from you on behalf of Parks Board.) You will be given two copies of the
Entrance Permit; please hand the pink copy to your Field Guide when
s/he meets you and retain the white original for when you exit the
In order to get to the place where you will leave your vehicle and be
met by your field guide, please follow these directions once
you’ve entered the gate.
driving in the Madikwe Game Reserve, please observe the 40 kph speed
limit, for your safety and that of the animals.
: continue straight for 11 kilometres until you reach
a T-junction with a signpost pointing left to “Derdepoort
Gate, Molatedi Gate” etc. Turn left here and follow this road
for approximately another 2 kilometres and, at the top of the hill,
just after passing under the power lines,
turn right following the sign saying “Park
. Just 400 metres further on you
will come to a sliding gate in an electrified fence on your right hand
side and a sign saying “Admin Office”. Enter this
gate, swing immediately left and park at the back of the building next
to the tower with the three
green water tanks. Here you will be met by your Mosetlha field guide.
From Molatedi Gate
continue for 11,6 km where, immediately after curving to the left
underneath the telephone lines, follow the sign saying "Park
Administration". Just seven hundred metres further on you will come to
a sliding gate in an electrified fence on your left, and the last sign
Enter this gate, swing immediately left and park at the back of the
building next to the tower with the three green water tanks. Here you
will be met by your Mosetlha field guide.
In Zeerust, turn right at the fourth stop street, into President
Street, following the signpost "R47 Gaborone
- Madikwe Game Reserve".
Follow the R47 (now newly signposted also as the R49) north towards
Gaborone for 85km and look out for the “Abjaterskop
Gate” into Madikwe which is on your right hand side.
from Sun City
0km With the Sun City gates to your right, set your odometer to zero.
5.5 Turn right at the 4-way stop onto the “R565”.
13.1 Turn left to follow the "Bapong" sign then stay straight along
this road. (This turning has a few Madikwe Game Reserve lodge signs
here as well.)
After 15.6km there is a sign "Madikwe Hospital Bapong"
pointing left. PLEASE DO
NOT TAKE THIS ROAD!
DON’T FOLLOW GREEN “MADIKWE” SIGNS
– THEY TAKE YOU TO MADIKWE VILLAGE.
MADIKWE GAME RESERVE SIGNS BRING YOU TO US!
49.9 At this 4-way crossing, turn right at the
77.2 The tar road ends here as you pass the “Dwarsberg
Trading Store” on your left. Travel straight through
“Molatedi Village” and over the concrete
110.2 At the end of this road you will reach the Molatedi Gate of the
to get to Zeerust
(Please note there is a tollgate on this route which is
charging around R75.00)
The route from Pretoria/Johannesburg goes via Hartebeespoort Dam, and
onto the N4 past Rustenburg, Swartruggens and Zeerust is tarmac all the
way. Allow at
least 41⁄2 to 5 hours travelling time from Johannesburg.
There are two ways to get to Hartebeespoort Dam from
1. From the Sandton
area, get onto the M1, at the “Buccleuch
Interchange”, follow the N1 South, sign posted
“Roodepoort”. Take the R511 turn off
from the N1 signposted “William
go north and follow the R511 towards
2. Or, from the N1 heading towards Pretoria, take the Olifantsfontein
turn off, turn left and go west on the R562 until you meet the R511 at
the big intersection –
turn right here and follow the signs to Hartebeespoort.
Once you reach Hartebeespoort, go through the Tunnel and the street
markets (on either side of the road).
After ± 5kms, turn right at the “Rustenburg R512
sign. Then, almost immediately (600 metres
later) turn left onto the N4
Stay on this road – going through Rustenburg, Swartruggens
(at 192 km) and through Zeerust (at 265 km).
to get to Sun City
You follow the same route as to Zeerust, except, once you
are on the
N4, you take the very first off ramp you get to, sign posted “Pilanesburg/Sun
turn right back over the motorway, travelling for about 100 kilometres
until your reach the Sun City gates. Then follow
the above directions from Sun City.
from OR Tambo International Airport
From the Airport take the “R21
road, which joins
Follow the N1 Polokwane
sign (heading east).
(There are a number of off ramps you will pass on this highway,
including Rigel, Atterbury, Lynnwood, Zambesi.)
Take the N4 Rustenburg
turn off. Almost immediately there is a toll
gate (R7.20). You are now on the N4 and can follow the directions
either via Zeerust or Sun City.
from Gaborone, Botswana
(The route below is about 35 km from Gaborone and is
tarmac all the
To get to the Abjaterskop Gate of Madikwe Game Reserve, leave Gaborone
by the Tlokweng Road and proceed to the Tlokweng Border Post, which is
about 20 km from
Gaborone. (This Border Post is known as
“Kopfontein” on the South African side.)
After crossing through the border post, DO NOT
TURN LEFT IMMEDIATELY
AFTER THE BORDER - carry on straight towards Zeerust for a further 15
km where you will see the
on your left hand side.
See the directions from Abjaterskop Gate above.
FROM Mosetlha Bush Camp to OR Tambo International Airport,
Johannesburg or Pretoria via Sun City
Go out of the North West Parks Board Office, where you
vehicle, and turn right – stay on this road for about 20
minutes, remembering the Reserve speed limit of 40
00.0 km Exit the Reserve at the Molatedi Gate
Set your clock to zero and go straight
Follow this road passing through some villages
33 km You will pass the Dwarsberg
Trading Store on your right
Keep straight on : the tarmac starts here
60 km Turn left at the big cross roads.
Signpost “(R556) Sun
City / (R565) Rustenburg”
97 km You will come to a T-junction
where you turn right following the
106 km At the four way stop, turn left towards
111.5 km Pass Sun City on your left hand side and follow this road for
190.8 km Turn left onto the “N4 Pretoria” road
220 km You will get to a toll road –
with a R 7.20 charge.
237 km You will see the first sign for N1
255.6 km You will get to another toll road with a R 7.20 charge
Keep right after this toll and follow the N4/N1
267 km Follow N1 Johannesburg
281 km If going to the Airport, take the R21 South
“Kempton Park/Pretoria/OR Tambo International”
318 km Keep left
320 km Bear left and follow OR Tambo
321 km Follow Departures/Care Returns signs...
have a good flight!
If continuing to Johannesburg or Sandton, continue to the Midrand/M1
South signs – the M1 brings you into Johannesburg
Check in time at the Gate is 12.30 and you will be directed from there
to the NWPTB Administration Offices where you will park your car and
one of our guides will meet you and bring you back to the Camp to start
your Mosetlha Experience!
On arrival at the Camp you will find lunch ready for you and you can
unpack and settle in. That afternoon you'll be taken on your first game
drive. (Leaving time varies depending on the time of year –
from about between 3.00 in mid winter to 4.30 in the heat of summer.)
Our professional, qualified field guides will take you out into the
Reserve in our open 4x4 vehicles where you will have the chance to see
the Big Five, the endangered wild dog, cheetah, a multitude of plains
game and over 340 species of birds.
You’ll be out for about 4 hours and half way through you'll
stop at a picturesque spot for drinks and snacks at sunset. After dark,
spot lights are used to ensure that you are able to witness our more
secretive, nocturnal animal and bird life.
Upon your return, a wholesome and traditionally cooked dinner will be
waiting for you. After this, you can take your drinks or coffee to the
camp fire and share your experiences of the day before collapsing into
bed, to sleep as you can only do in the silence of the bush, under the
The next morning we'll wake you up for a quick cup of coffee and an
early morning start. (Here again, times vary between a 5am wake up call
on the hot summer mornings and as late as 7.30 when it’s
In the summer when you get back you'll have a quick breakfast (toast,
cereals and muesli, yoghurt, fresh fruit, hard boiled eggs and cheese)
and time for a shower and a rest before lunch, then some more chill out
time – read your book, do some bird spotting at the little
water holes we have around the camp, or have an afternoon nap. Then
it's time for the afternoon drive. During the winter months, we do a
big cooked brunch and lighter afternoon high tea of soup, sandwiches
and muffins just before your game drive.
On your day of departure, after your morning game activity, you come
home to the camp for breakfast. We then take you back to your car at
around midday for your return trip home (where it's back to real life
after a few days of fabulous game viewing and serious relaxation,
taking with you lots of photographs and some wonderful