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Royal Madikwe | Luxury Lodge | Safari Residence

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Royal Madikwe Safari Lodge lies in the western region of the world-renowned Big Five Madikwe Game Reserve. This luxury Lodge is dedicated to giving guests of all ages the ultimate in unforgettable safari experiences in this pristine slice of African wilderness. It is this dedication that earned the Royal Madikwe the “World Luxury Hotel Awards” in 2010, 2011, and 2013 in the Luxury Game Lodge category.

The Royal Madikwe can accommodate a maximum of 14 guests in five beautifully- appointed suites. Inspired by the breathtaking natural landscape, each suite blends organic textures and colours with contemporary design, inviting guests to immerse themselves in the sights, sounds and smells of the Madikwe bushveld.

The Luxury Double, Luxury Twin, and Honeymoon suites can each sleep two guests while the Royal Villa has two separate bedrooms, making it suitable for families with up to three children. The Emperor suite, which is set on the second level of the Lodge Clubhouse, is ideal for families with younger children.

In keeping with its five-star status, every suite offers a full complement of amenities including free WiFi, an iPod docking station, a safety deposit box, hairdryer, air- conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, a fully stocked minibar, velour bathrobes, and slippers. As well as a selection of premium quality liquid soap, bath foam, bath salts, hand and body lotion, shower gel, shampoo, and conditioner. Further to these fabulous amenities, the Emperor and Royal Villa suites have an HD TV and DVD player with a choice of satellite channels.

The Luxury Double Suite
This freestanding suite is positioned parallel to a regularly frequented game path. Placed to ensure your privacy and magnificent views of the adjacent terrain and the mountains in the distant this romantic suite is perfect for couples in search of a peaceful retreat.

The Luxury Double Suite boasts a king-sized four poster bed draped in a mosquito net, a wood fireplace, en-suite bathroom with indoor/outdoor rain showers and a generous bathtub. The spacious viewing deck, complete with comfortable outdoor seating and an enticing plunge pool is just the spot for soaking up the Madikwe sunshine all year round.

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Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South Afican Rand • Subject to Availability
Seasonal Rates 1 01 Feb 2020 - 31 Jan 2021
Luxury Suite Single  (The Nedile & The Korone Suite) R15 770
Luxury Suite (Max 2 guests) (The Nedile & The Korone Suite) Per Person Per night sharing R10 510
Royal Villa - 2 Bedroom Family Villa- 4 Adults / or 2 Adults & 3 Children R51 840
Royal Villa pn Additional Adult R 6 480
Royal Villa pn  Additional Child  
Honeymoon Suite (Lenyalo Suite) Single R18 000
Honeymoon Suite (Lenyalo Suite) (Max 2 pax) pppns R12 000
The Emperor Suite - 2 Bedroom Family Suite - 2 Adults & 2 children (U 14yr) - Per Person Per night sharing R12 000
The Emperor Suite per night- Unit   (4 pax) R36 000
The Sovereign House (PV) - unit (4 pax) R66 720
The Sovereign House (PV) - 3 Bedroom Family House -6  Adults / or 2 Adults & 4 Children R81 790
Exclusive Use per night ( Max 20 Guests) R235 680
Seasonal Rates 1 01 Feb 2021 - 31 Jan 2022
Luxury Suite Single  (The Nedile & The Korone Suite) R16 245
Luxury Suite (Max 2 guests) (The Nedile & The Korone Suite) Per Person Per night sharing R10 830
Royal Villa - 2 Bedroom Family Villa- 4 Adults / or 2 Adults & 3 Children R53 395
Royal Villa pn Additional Child R 6 670
Honeymoon Suite (Lenyalo Suite) Single R18 545
Honeymoon Suite (Lenyalo Suite) (Max 2 pax) pppns R12 365
The Emperor Suite - 2 Bedroom Family Suite - 2 Adults & 2 children (U 14yr) - Per Person Per night sharing R12 365
The Emperor Suite per night - Unit   (4 pax) R37 095
The Sovereign House (PV) - unit (4 pax) R68 715
The Sovereign House (PV) - 3 Bedroom Family House -6  Adults / or 2 Adults & 4 Children R84 240
Exclusive Use per night ( Max 21 Guests) R242 775

Latest Special Offer's
Valid : 1 October - 30 November 2020
Offer available to South African Residents only.

Spring Special

The Neledi Suite

R6 500 per person Sharing
R9 750 per single occupancy
A discovery of elegance and tranquillity set seamlessly alongside an ancient game path teeming with wildlife, the Naledi Suite embraces the earthy tones and organic textures of the breath-taking wilderness surroundings offering an intimate retreat for couples and friends alike; or booked in conjunction with The Sovereign House to create an exclusive family experience.
A thoughtful affinity of interior sophistication and the ageless natural beauty paints a picture of serene luxury with lavish furnishings draped in the finest linens and subtle splashes of colour to awaken your senses. This beautifully appointed one-bedroom suite encompasses all the creature comforts you need to delight in your African wonderland.
Under the dappled shade of a time-old Blackthorn Tree, the comfortable alfresco lounge creates a restful space to retreat to between safaris, while the plush sun loungers on your private terrace lure you in to soak up the African sunshine aside your crystal-clear, naturally heated plunge pool.
Quieten your mind to the sound of nature and revel in her soft melody…
  • Size Royal Madikwe Safari Lodge Accomodation: 110m² including terrace
  • Beds Royal Madikwe Safari Lodge Accomodation: 2 Single XL or 1 King Size XL
  • Wifi Royal Madikwe Safari Lodge Accomodation: High Speed Internet
  • Pool Royal Madikwe Safari Lodge Accomodation: Private Plunge Pool
  • Aircon Royal Madikwe Safari Lodge Accomodation: Air Conditioning
 
 The Lenyalo Suite

R6 500 per person Sharing
R9 750 per single occupancy

The Lenyalo Suite is a salutation of romance encapsulated in a sumptuous one bedroom suite where couples find themselves immersed in nature and surrounded by the raw beauty of Africa, with all the luxurious creature comforts needed to forge an unforgettable experience.
 
The authentic detail and natural colour palates give rise to delicate touches of vibrance inspired by the vivid backdrop surrounding this beautifully appointed suite. A collaboration of modern and antiquated pieces come together in a serene space where time seems to stand still as you take in the sweet smells and melodic sounds of nature.

Marvel at the unchoreographed symphony of wildlife a mere 20 meters from your private terrace at the edge of the waterhole while finding solace from the midday heat in your crystal clear plunge pool. Every part of this exquisite suite celebrates the mesmerising views of the waterhole right in front of your private terrace while the vistas in the North boast an endless backdrop of vast open grasslands dotted with Inselbergs.


Soak up the sunshine all year round on your plush sun loungers or retreat to the shaded alfresco lounge for an afternoon of relaxation, with your only interruption being a flurry of fauna prancing around the waterhole.

Surrender to blissful tranquillity, boundless beauty and an accolade of abounding wildlife at your doorstep.
 
  • Size Royal Madikwe Safari Lodge Accomodation: 115m² including terrace
  • Beds Royal Madikwe Safari Lodge Accomodation: King Size XL
  • View Royal Madikwe Safari Lodge Accomodation: High Speed Internet
  • Pool Royal Madikwe Safari Lodge Accomodation: Private Plunge Pool
  • Aircon Royal Madikwe Safari Lodge Accomodation: Air Conditioning
The Royal Villa

R6 500 per person Sharing

Surrounded by untamed wilderness, this spacious family villa radiates a sense of homely elegance encapsulated by the vast extrinsic spaces and luxuriously sophisticated interiors.  Sunlight filters softly through the large glass windows and stack away doors while gently accentuating subtle bursts of colour inspired by the backdrop of the diverse surrounding geography. A thoughtful blend of natural textures and colours complement the enveloping wilderness seamlessly while arousing a feeling of utter peace within.
 
Awaken your senses to the quiet whispers of nature where you’ll find the lavish two bedroom Royal Villa nestled effortlessly in the dolomite rich valley, set diagonally across from the busiest private waterhole in Madikwe Game Reserve making it the most popular choice for our discerning family safari goers!


Explore, experience, retreat… and rekindle your connection with nature in a celebration of serene spaces.
  • Max 5 Guests
  • Size Royal Madikwe Safari Lodge Accomodation: 300m² including terrace
  • Beds Royal Madikwe Safari Lodge Accomodation: King Size XL & 2-3 Single XL
  • View Royal Madikwe Safari Lodge Accomodation: High Speed Internet
  • Pool Royal Madikwe Safari Lodge Accomodation: Private Plunge Pool
  • Aircon Royal Madikwe Safari Lodge Accomodation: Air Conditioning
 
 
Inclusions
  • Luxury Accommodation
  • Breakfast, Lunch / High-Tea & Dinner
  • Selected Game Drive Beverages and Snacks
  • Transfers to/from Madikwe Western Airstrip
  • 2 Game Drives daily
  • Kids Activities
Exclusion
  • All Other Beverages and Cigars & Cigarettes
  • Laundry Service & Gratuities
  • Optional Specialized Activities
  • Gift Shop Purchases
  • Reserve Gate Entry Fee / Landing Fee
  • Conservation Levy
  • Private Vehicle if not specified

Royal Villa Self-catering Special Offer

R15 000 per Night

Available to South African Residents only

 
Valid : 1 October - 30 November 2020
Closest Family Villa to the waterhole, only 25m away!
The Royal Villa offers luxurious accommodation on a self-catering basis to a maximum of 5 guests, in two spacious en-suite bedrooms, overlooking our private waterhole. The adjacent one-bedroom Lenyalo Suite can be booked in addition to the Royal Villa when two more guests will be joining your party, making it perfect for a group of 7 guests, or multi-generational families looking for a rejuvenating safari getaway!

Fully equipped kitchen, indoor & outdoor dining spaces, two indoor fireplaces and outdoor sala with braai facility, plunge pool, complimentary coffee & tea facility, complimentary WIFI & Netflix in upper-level TV lounge, Luxury amenities, Large deck overlooking our private waterhole…
  • Max 5 Guests
  • Size Royal Madikwe Safari Lodge Accomodation: 300m² including terrace
  • Beds Royal Madikwe Safari Lodge Accomodation: King Size XL & 2-3 Single XL
  • View Royal Madikwe Safari Lodge Accomodation: High Speed Internet
  • Pool Royal Madikwe Safari Lodge Accomodation: Private Plunge Pool
  • Aircon Royal Madikwe Safari Lodge Accomodation:  Air Conditioning
     
Inclusions
  • Luxury Accommodation
  • Selected Game Drive Beverages and Snacks
  • Transfers to/from Madikwe Western Airstrip
  • 2 Game Drives daily
  • Private Vehicle
Exclusions
  • All Other Beverages and Cigars & Cigarettes
  • All Meals
  • Optional Specialized Activities
  • Gift Shop Purchases
  • Reserve Gate Entry Fee / Landing Fee
  • Conservation Levy
  • Laundry Service
  • Gratuities

Exclusive Villa Special Offer

Available to South African Residents only
Valid : 1 October - 30 November 2020

The Sovereign House

R60 000 per Night
Nestled in an ancient dolomite ridge alongside an abounding Elephant game path, this exquisite house gives way to endless views and wide open spaces with extensive outdoor lounging areas accentuated by the dappled shade of Marula trees.
 
The Sovereign House experience brings luxury, elegance and sophistication to life in a comfortable natural setting with blue grey undertones, deep chocolate accents and a warm rusty palette inspired by the dolomite rocks and iron rich soils of Madikwe Game Reserve.

Exclusive to just six guests, the Sovereign House boasts 3 spacious bedrooms with dreamy vistas and beautifully appointed en-suite bathrooms incorporating innate textures and subtle hues.  Large open living areas create the perfect convergence for family fun with a cultured homely ambiance, while the loft style slow lounge provides solace for the younger generation. A selection of award winning wines find refuge in a sophisticated glass cellar adjacent to the modern kitchen, which looks out over the vast landscapes, giving the Sovereign House the ability to flaunt its appeal to all generations.

  • Guests Royal Madikwe Safari Lodge Accomodation: Max 6 Guests
  • Size Royal Madikwe Safari Lodge Accomodation: 438m² including terrace
  • Beds Royal Madikwe Safari Lodge Accomodation: 3 (All Single XL - Convert to King)
  • Wifi Royal Madikwe Safari Lodge Accomodation: High Speed Internet
  • Pool Royal Madikwe Safari Lodge Accomodation: Private Plunge Pool
  • Aircon Royal Madikwe Safari Lodge Accomodation: Air Conditioning

Pay 2, Stay 3 Nights


Booking Dates:  Now open - ends November 2020
Stay Dates: March, May, June, July & November 2020

Terms & Conditions
Available on all accommodation types
This special offer may not be combined with any other offer.


Pay 3, Stay 4 Nights

Booking Dates:  Now open - ends November 2021
Stay Dates: March, May, June, July & November 2021

Terms & Conditions
Available on all accommodation types
This special offer may not be combined with any other offer.

Last Minute Special Offer

Booking Dates: Book within 30 days of arrival and receive a 30% discount
Stay Dates:  1 February 2020 - 31 January 2021

Terms & Conditions
Available on all accommodation types
This special offer may not be combined with any other offer.
Only applicable to booking made within 30 days of arrival


Honeymoon Safari Package
3 Night Honeymoon Safari


Booking Dates:  Now open – ends  January 2022
Stay Dates: 1 February 2020 - 31 January 2022

Terms & Conditions
The standard T&C's apply
This offer is available per couple per stay and is based on a minimum of 3 nights stay in The Lenyalo Suite.
Includes: 30 minute Massage, Champagne Picnic Lunch at  your Suite, Lush Pamper Pack, Romantic Turndowns, Private Romantic Dinner, Sparkling wine on arrival.

 
Terms & Conditions
The Royal Madikwe adheres to Rate Parity and in keeping with the Industry Standard we strongly discourage discounting the   Rates provided for Non - Peak Season, Low Season, Peak Season and Special Offers in any form of online media when pro-moting our property.
All rates are quoted in South African Rand and include 15% VAT.
All rates quoted, but not limited to, Accommodation, Transfers, Additional Specialized Activities, Park Fee’s, Conservation Levy, etc. are valid at the time of booking, but until such time as full and final payment has been received, the price is subject to change without prior notice.
Rates are quoted on a per person sharing basis in the Luxury Suites and Honeymoon Suite and single occupancy incurs a 50% supplement. The Royal Villa is quoted on a unit rate for up to 4 guests and adding an additional adult / child will incur a sur-charge. The Emperor Suite is quoted on a unit rate for up to 4 guests. The Emperor Suite is also quoted on a per person shar-ing rate for couples seeking a spacious and lavish Suite.
Children under the age of 2 years stay for free in a cot when sharing with 2 adults in a Luxury Suite or the Honeymoon Suite.
Creating triple suites in a Luxury Suite or the Honeymoon Suite will be subject to availability based on occupancy and only on confirmation, in writing, from Royal Madikwe Reservations. Children aged 3 - 11 years will pay 50% of the per person adult rate when sharing with an adult in a Luxury Suite or the Honeymoon Suite, while an adult will pay the full adult sharing rate.
A minimum of 2 nights’stay is required for all periods, unless otherwise confirmed in writing by Royal Madikwe Reservations.
A provisional reservation will be held for a maximum of 7 days, only if requested in writing and confirmed via return e-mail with a provisional reference number. If a provisional reservation is not confirmed in writing within 7 days, it will automatically be released by 17h00 on the 7th day. Please note that weekends are included in the 7 days provided. For extensions on provi-sional deadlines, please contact Royal Madikwe Reservations at least 1 day prior to your deadline to request if this will be pos-sible. (Provisional terms amended 15.02.2019)

Payment Terms

A deposit on the total invoiced amount is required in order to confirm a provisional reservation and is payable within 7 days of acceptance of a quote; (Deposit payment terms amended 15.02.2019)
  • 100% deposit required for bookings made on the Last Minute Special Offer
  • 50% deposit required for bookings made within 6 months of trave
  • 25% deposit required for bookings made within 6 months in advance
Once a deposit has been received, the client is liable for cancellation fees.
Full and Final payment is due strictly 30 days prior to guest’ s arrival.
All extras must be settled directly at the lodge on departure.

Cancellation Terms
Cancellations are only effective on receipt of written notification;
  • 25% cancellation fee is incurred if a reservation is cancelled at any time after the deposit has been received
  • 50% cancellation fee is incurred if a reservation is cancelled within 45 days of arrival
  • 100% cancellation fee is incurred if a reservation is cancelled within 30 days of arrival
The Cancellation fee applies to the total invoiced amount, including but not limited to, Accommodation, Transfers and Addi-tional Specialized Activities, unless otherwise confirmed in writing by Royal Madikwe Reservations.
Bookings are not transferable and in the event of a cancellation, The Royal Madikwe will endeavor to resell the cancelled accommodation and provide up to 75% refund on accommodation only if we are able to resell the cancelled accommodation.
In the event of an additional specialized activity being cancelled due to bad weather, or any other unforeseen reason beyond our control, it is understood that there will be no refund.
We strongly advise taking out travel insurance in order to safeguard against cancellation fee’ s incurred due to unforeseen circumstances.
In the unlikely event of there being an unscheduled postponement of a reservation caused by bad weather, delayed flights, strikes or any other matter beyond our control, it is understood that expenses incurred will be for the client's account.
In the event of late arrival or premature departure the full extent of the stay, as originally booked and confirmed, will be charged.

Child Policy
Children of all ages are welcome at Royal Madikwe!
Children under the age of 6 years are not permitted on the scheduled Game Drives, however, a 1 - hour Kiddie’s Bumble can be arranged on request at no extra charge and is dependent on availability at the time of enquiring.
A complimentary fun filled activity program takes place each day between 12h00 and 13h00 to keep children entertained and excited about their adventure at The Royal Madikwe.

Check - in time is strictly 14h00 and check -out time is strictly 11h00
Please take note that Madikwe Game Reserve entry gates open at 06h00 and are locked at 21h00 in the evening, so please ensure to take these times into account when arranging your connecting flights in relation to travel times for road transfers .
Guests arriving after 15h30 will miss the lunch service. Please be sure to call ahead to the lodge directly on +2782 568 8867 if you will be arriving later than 15h00.

Please enquire with reservations about the possibility of an earlier check - in or later check - out if required;
  • For check - in earlier than 12h00, a surcharge will be applicable and is dependent on lodge operations at the discretion of Royal Madikwe Reservations.
  • In the event of a later check - out, all beverages will be charged after 11h00 and lunch will be charged at R250 per Adult and R150 per Child under 12 years. Please do enquire in advance regarding the possibility of a later check out and lunch before departure as this will be entirely dependent on lodge operations and may incur a surcharge for airstrip transfers. 


Book within 30 days of travel 
Accommodation
 
2020
Luxury Suites per person sharing per night  R7 358

Terms & Conditions
  • All rates are quoted in South African Rand and include 15% VAT.
  • All rates quoted, but not limited to, Accommodation, Transfers, Additional Specialized Activities, Park Fee’s, Conservation Levy, etc.
  • are valid at the time of booking, but until such time as full and final payment has been received, the price is subject to change without prior notice.
  • Rates are quoted on a per person sharing basis
  • in the Luxury Suites and Honeymoon Suite and single occupancy incurs a 50% supplement..
Children under the age of 2 years stay for free in a cot when sharing with 2 adults in a Luxury Suite or the Honeymoon Suite.
Creating triple suites in a Luxury Suite or the Honeymoon Suite will be subject to availability based on occupancy and only on confirmation, in writing, from Royal Madikwe Reservations.
Children aged 3-11 years will pay 50% of the per person adult rate when sharing with an adult in a Luxury Suite or the Honeymoon Suite, while an adult will pay the full adult sharing rate.

Payment Terms

A deposit on the total invoiced amount is required in order to confirm a reservation and is payable within 14 days of acceptance of a quote;
  •  100% deposit required for bookings made on the Last Minute Special Offer
  •  50% deposit required for bookings made within 6 months of travel
  •  25% deposit required for bookings made more than 6 months in advance

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The Royal Madikwe offers luxury accommodation on a per person sharing basis to a maximum of 21 guests in 6 beautifully appointed suites, made up of 3 freestanding double suites and 3 family options which include the 2-bedroom Emperor Suite conveniently located in the main lodge; the spacious 2-
bedroom Royal Villa overlooking the waterhole and the luxurious 3-bedroom Sovereign House perfect for larger or multi-generational families looking for exclusivity!
An unforgettable experience awaits...

Luxury Suite

 

 

The Nedile Suite

Max: 2 guests
View: Extensive Landscape & Mountain view
Suite size: 110m² inclusive of private deck
Distance from main lodge: 60m
Bed Type: 2x Single Extra Lentgh (Convert to DBL)

The Korone Suite

Max: 2 guests
View: Mountain view
Suite size: 104m² inclusive of private deck
Distance from main lodge: 20m
Bed Type: 2x Single Extra Lentgh (Convert to DBL)

The Lenyalo Suite - Honeymoon Suite

Max: 2 guests
View: Best Waterhole view
Suite size: 113m² inclusive of private deck
Distance from main lodge: 30m
Bed Type: 1x King Extra Lentgh (Four Poster)

The Emperor Suite

 

2 Bedroom Family Suite
Max. 4 guests
View: Waterhole view
Size: 105m² No private deck
Distance from Main Lodge: Forms part of main lodge
Bed Type: 2x Single Extra Lentgh (Convert to DBL)
Bed Type: Double Bunk
Best suits family with younger children for convenience of location

The Royal Villa

 

2 Bedroom Family Villa
Max. 5 guests
View: Waterhole & Mountain view
Size: 244m² inclusive of private deck
Distance from Main Lodge: 45m
Bed Type: 1x King Extra Length (Four Poster)
Bed Type: 2x Single Extra Lentgh (Convert to DBL)
Royal Villa + additional suite = Private Vehicle

The Sovereign House


The new exclusive 3 bedroom multigenerational family house comes with private vehicle and guide
Fleet of 3 Toyota landcruisers embelished in a sleek grey exterior, gold branding and sexy chestnut interior with all the bells and whistles
Room Type: 3 Bedroom Family House Max : 6 Adults / or 2 Adults & 4 children
View: Extensive Landscape & Mountain Views
Suite size: 438m² inclusive of private deck
Distance from main lodge: 150m
Bed Type: 1x King Extra Length (Four Poster)
Bed Type: 2 x Single Extra Length (Convert to DBL)
Bed Type: 2 x Single Extra Length (Convert to DBL)
Private Vehicle & Guide included
Tswana Danzing

The warrior tribe, as the Tswana’s are known, were mighty and fierce in their battles on the plains of Africa, using their dramatic tribal dance as a means to instill fear in the hearts of their enemies! Unlike the warrior men in the tribe, the Tswana women danced to show joy and love and when men and women came together they told a beautiful story….

Experience this incredible display of power and passion as you share their journey through a colourful cultural dance!
Pre-booking essential. Enquire with our reservations team for more information and a personalised quotation.

Stargazing

There are few things more romantic than the African night sky ablaze with sparkling lights hanging in the dark of night like diamonds. Witness the awe inspiring constellations and clusters that form part of our solar system through the crisp lens of a GPRS Telescope that enhances what your eyes only hope to capture. A wonderful story unfolds as you learn about the history and evolutionary formulation of these stellar phenomenon’s…Best viewing from February to late August, but this is available throughout the year if desired. Pre-booking essential. Enquire with our reservations team for more information and a personalised quotation.

Massage Treatments

Enjoy a massage treatment in the comfort and privacy of your suite or on the Sundeck with a gentle breeze blowing over your shoulders while you relinquish your mind to the tranquil wilderness surrounding you….

Treatments available
Pre-booking not essential, but welcome. Enquire with our reservations team for more information and a personalised quotation.

Marimba Band

Feel the rhythm of Africa and hear her call. Celebration is part of our culture at The Royal! Birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, or simply a joining together of family and friends… we love to share happiness in a magical way!

Relish in the soulful melodies of the Marimba instruments echoing through the valley as you enjoy a champagne breakfast in a beautiful natural setting.
Pre-booking essential. Enquire with our reservations team for more information and a personalised quotation.

Game Drives

Daily dawn and dusk game drives are recommended to ensure that you get the most out of your safari experience’s. The Big Five, (Elephant, Buffalo, Rhino, Lion and Leopard) are all present in Madikwe Game Reserve, as well as many species of birds, antelope and other mammals; including the endangered African Wild Dogs and Cheetah. Although we cannot guarantee sightings of specific animals, our experienced guides go out of their way to find the most special sightings for you to ensure you have an incredible safari experience!

Children under the age of 5 years are not allowed on scheduled Game Drives. Kiddies bumbles may be arranged and depend on availability at the time of arrival. These regulations are put in place to ensure your safety as this is our first priority given the dangerous nature of our environment.

Visit our ‘WHAT TO PACK’ page for more information on recommended clothing.

Drumming Lessons

The art of cultural drumming stems back many, many years to a time when communication was without technology. Used as an instrument to send messages to warn the tribe of approaching danger, but also to celebrate happy occasions, the Jemba drum was a vital form of communication amongst African tribes.

Join us in this cultural exploration where you will learn to navigate this beautifully hand crafted instrument and find your rhythm within…

Pre-booking essential. Enquire with our reservationsteam for more information and a personalised quotation.

Bush Walks

We invite you to enjoy the thrill and adventure of a bush walk with our highly qualified and experienced guides. Following in the footsteps of the animals allows you the opportunity to learn more about the smaller creatures as well as the flora that make up this unique wildlife reserve in Southern Africa.

Children under the age of 16 years may not partake in bush walks due to safety reasons and adults over the age of 60 years require a medical fitness certificate in order to participate. These regulations are put in place to ensure your safety as this is our first priority given the nature of our environment.

We recommend neutral colored clothing, long trousers, closed walking shoes and a sun hat to ensure your comfort on walking safari’s.
Pre-booking essential and dependent on availability. Enquire with our reservations team for more information and a personalized quote.

Directions from Johannesburg to Royal Madikwe
Follow the N1 North to Pretoria
From Pretoria N1 take the N4 Highway to Rustenburg.
Keep to the N4 which bypasses Rustenburg and head for Swartruggens.
There is a R75.00 toll gate at Swartruggens.
From Swartruggens, continue on to Zeerust. Please ignore all signs to Madikwe before Zeerust and enter the town itself.
Please give us a call when you reach the town of Zeerust (t) +27(0)82 568 8867.
There is a reliable gas station after this point which is approximately a 20 minute drive from the lodge.
At the 4 th intersection into the town of Zeerust, there will be an Absa Bank building on your left, here you will turn right into President Street.
Travel approximately 90km along this road towards Gaborone (R49/47). The first entry gate you will pass is Abjabaterskop on your right at around 83km (Do not turn into this entry point). Continue on for about 7km and look out for a sign board on your left indicating “Bush House, Impodimo, Rhulani”. Here you will turn right into Wonderboom Gate, Madikwe Game Reserve on your right.
The gate guard will radio the lodge to notify them of your arrival.
Once through the gate, take the first turn on your right where you see a sign indicating “Lodges” to your right and follow the road until you see the Royal Madikwe sign on your left.
Be sure to carry some cash with you on your journey for Toll Gate fees and kindly adhere to the speed limits.
We trust that you will have a safe journey and we look forward to welcoming you to Royal Madikwe!

Directions from Royal Madikwe to Sun City
Exit Wonderboom Gate, turn left and continue straight for 7km.
Turn left into Abejaterskop Gate.
Follow the signs to Molatedi Gate – this is approximately a 1 hour drive through the park. (Speed limit is strictly 40km/p)
Exit Molatedi Gate and follow the road. You will pass over the Marico River, through the Molatedi
Village and continue straight for about 32km on the gravel road until the tar road begins.
Drive for 26km until you reach a 4 way stop. At this intersection turn left towards Sun City.
Continue straight along this road for approximately 34.8 km’s, turn right at the T junction.
Continue straight along this road for 8.5km until you get to the next 4 way junction. At this intersection turn left, drive for 5km and Sun City will be on your left.
Wishing you a safe journey.

Directions from Sun City to Royal Madikwe
After passing Sun City on the right, continue straight (approximately 5 km) until you reach a four-way junction. Turn right to DERDEPOORT.
Follow the road for approximately 8.5 km’s and turn left at the sign saying, “BAPONG” and “Madikwe Game Reserve”.
Continue straight along this road for approximately 34.8 km’s after passing through MABESKRAAL (Ignore ALL signs saying “MADIKWE”). At the 4-way stop turn right to DERDEPOORT/Molatedi Gate.
After 26kms the road becomes gravel, the Dwarsberg Liquor Store will be on your left.
Continue straight along this road for about 32 km of gravel, (DO NOT take the next Derdepoort turn to the right, continue straight), passing through the Molatedi village over the Marico River and straight to the MOLATEDI GATE entrance into the Park.
When you are at Molitedi gate –please ask the guard to direct you to Abejaterskop gate. You will be traveling through the park to get to Abejaterskop gate.
As soon as you arrive at Abejaterskop gate, you will exit the park and turn right on the tar road. You will then travel about 7km to our next gate which is Wonderboom gate. At the gate the guard will direct you to Royal Madikwe. We are about 10min drive from the gate.

Directions from Tlokweng Border, Gaborone
Continue on the road, straight, for 10km.
Turn left into “Wonderboom Gate” Madikwe Game Reserve.
The gate guard will contact the lodge on your arrival.
Once you have entered the gate, follow the road until you reach a sign board indicating “Lodges” to your right, turn here and follow the road until you see the “Royal Madikwe” sign on your left and we will be waiting to meet you.
Wishing you a safe journey and we look forward to welcoming you to Royal Madikwe! 

 The Royal Madikwe is a very special place where families, couples, and groups of friends have the opportunity to share a piece of our Africa in a magical way.

We invite you to share our journey as you encounter spectacular wildlife, soak up the sunshine, relinquish your mind to the sounds of the bush and even take on an African drumming lesson! Let our passion guide you through your safari experience as you relish in this wild, tranquil and natural setting.

The Royal is about so much more than a safari holiday; it is the memory you will carry in your heart for a lifetime and the story you will tell to your grandchildren of your great African adventure with a team who opened their hearts to you so that you may share their love for a place they call home….”

Property Facilities
Bar
Internet Access (Complimentary)
Library
Pool
Secure Parking
Battery Charging Facilities
Kiddies Club
Malaria Free
Private Vehicle Available
TV Room
Eco Friendly
Laundry Service (Available)
Mobile Connectivity
Restaurant
Room Facilities
Air Conditioning
Complementary Wi-Fi

Electrical Outlets
Fridge

Laundry Service (Available)
Mosquito Nets
Private Pool / Jacuzzi

Sala
Verandah
Balcony / Deck
Detached Private Bathroom
En-Suite
Hair Dryer
Lounge Area
Outside Shower
Pure Cotton Linen
Shower
Bath
Dressing Gowns
Fireplace
Heater
Mini Bar
Plunge Pool   
Safe
Tea / Coffee  
Available Services
Airport Shuttle (Available)
Room Service
Babysitting Service Credit Card  
Activities on Site (some activities may be seasonal)
Big 5
Game Drives
High Tea
Walks (Guided)
Bird Watching
Game Viewing
Massages
Wildlife Tours
Fine Dinning
Game Walks
Safaris
Activities Nearby
Big 5
Fine Dinning
Game Walks
Historical Tours
Museums
Safaris
Bird Watching
Game Drives
General Sightseeing
Hot-air Ballooning
Natural History Tours
Walks (Guided)
Cultural Tours
Game Viewing
Golf
Massages
River Cruises
Wildlife Tours
 

 

 

 


 
The suggested route from Johannesburg is via Krugersdorp, Magaliesburg, Derby, Koster, Swartruggens and Zeerust.
 
  • From Johannesburg head north west on R24 to Magaliesburg
  • Once in Magaliesburg, follow Route 509 to Derby, Koster and Swartruggens
  • From Swartruggens follow the N4 “Toll Road” to Zeerust
  • Once in Zeerust, turn right at Gabarone/Madikwe signs on Route R49.
  • Pass the Abjaterskop Gate (first entrance to Madikwe), 7Kms before the Wonderboom gate
  • Enter Madikwe Game Reserve at the Wonderboom gate, 97Km north of Zeerust

The Royal Madikwe is easily accessed by road, daily shuttle flights or private charter flights, all of which we will happily arrange. Travelling to The Royal Madikwe is hassle free and we’ll assist you every step of the way. There are various options below depending on your preferred mode of transportation.

Important Notice

ADULTS TRAVELLING WITH CHILDREN UNDER 18 YEARS: As from 01 June 2015, all persons under the age of 18 years of age, traveling to/from South Africa are required to produce an UNABRIDGED BIRTH CERTIFICATE indicating the biological parents of the minor. In the case where only one parent is travelling with the child, a consent from the other parent in the form of an affidavit, is required. Airlines will be forced to refuse travel to persons under the age of 18 not in possession of these documents.

Shared Charters Flights

The Royal Madikwe is easily accessed by daily shuttle flights from (OR Tambo) Johannesburg International Airport to Madikwe Game Reserve Western Airstrip. Approximate flight time is 1 hour. Guests will be collected from the Western Airstrip by one of our guides and transferred to Royal Madikwe at no extra cost – approximately 25 minute drive time. Shuttle flight times may vary by up to an hour, so please ensure to allow a minimum of 3-4 hours between connecting flights.
Depart Johannesburg @ 13h00 and arrive at Madikwe Western Airstrip @ 14h00
Depart Madikwe Western Airstrip @ 11h15 and arrive in Johannesburg @ 12h15

Luggage restrictions are very strict with an allowance of 20kg checked luggage per person in soft sided bags only as well as 5 kg hand luggage per person. For excess luggage, the complimentary luggage storage facility at the Federal Airlines lounge can be utilized, or an additional seat must be booked and is dependent on availability at the time of enquiring. Please do note that seats are very limited and if flights are fully booked there is an option of Private Charter flights, or a Road Transfer as below.

Private Charter Flights

Private Charters can be arranged in the event of the shared Shuttle Flights being fully booked, or for a more luxurious experi-ence and includes a meet & greet facility whereby guests will be escorted off international flights through customs / immigra-tion on arrival. Flight times are reasonably flexible to suit guests’ requirements and dependent on flight and lodge operations. Please be sure to enquire with Reservations about the possibility of an earlier check-in or later check-out as a surcharge may be applicable for transfers to / from the airstrip.

Road Transfers

Alternatively, a road transfer can be arranged to transfer guests to/from The Royal Madikwe.
Approximately 4.5 hours’ drive from Johannesburg, approximately 3 hours’ drive from Sun City and approximately 1.5 hours’ drive from the Sir Seretse Khama Airport in Gaborone, Botswana. Please enquire for transfers from other destinations.

Driving Yourself

For the more adventurous, there is also the option of renting a vehicle at the airport and driving yourself to the lodge. This is a great way to see more of the country and the roads are generally in good condition, thus a 4×4 vehicle is not a requirement. We do advise using the downloadable directions to the lodge.

Check-in time 13h00 – 14h00
Check-out time 10h00 – 11h00

 

 

 

S T A N D A R D   I N L US I O N S

  • Luxury Accommodation
  • Breakfast, Lunch / High-Tea & Dinner
  • A Selection of Local Beverages
  • Selected Game Drive Beverages and Snacks
  • Transfers to/from Madikwe Western Airstrip
  • 2 Game Drives Daily
  • Children’s Program

S T A N D A R D   E X C L U S I O N S

  • All Other Beverages and Cigars & Cigarettes
  • Laundry Service & Gratuities
  • Optional Additional Activities
  • Gift Shop Purchases
  • Reserve Entry/ Landing Fee’s
  • Conservation Levy
  • Private Vehicle
  • Child Minding Service

The Royal Madikwe offers luxurious accommodation on a per person sharing basis to a maximum of 14 guests in 5 beautifully appointed suites. Please enquire with our reservations team regarding the option of Exclusive Use of the lodge.

A written request is required to proceed with a reservation. A reservation will be held as provisional for a maximum of 10 days only if requested in writing and confirmed via return e-mail with a provisional reference number. No provisional booking will be held for last minute requests within 14 days of arrival.

A minimum of 2 nights stay is required for all bookings in both the Non-Peak and Peak Period, unless otherwise confirmed in writing. A deposit of 50% of the total invoiced amount is required to secure a reservation and must be paid within 10 days of accepting the quote. A deposit made to guarantee a reservation is non-refundable and once the deposit has been received, the client is liable for cancellation fees. Full and Final payment is due 4 weeks prior to the date of arrival.

A private vehicle for game drives is now offered when booking the Royal Villa in conjunction with another suite (it can be any other suite).

 
CANCELLATION

Cancellation of a confirmed reservation (25% non-refundable deposit received) will result in loss of the deposit.
Should a cancellation be received within 60 days of due arrival date, a 50% cancellation penalty will be charged. Should a cancellation be received within 30 days of due arrival date, a 100% cancellation penalty will be charged.
The Cancellation fee applies to the total invoiced amount, including but not limited to, Accommodation, Air / Road Transfers and Additional Specialized Activities.
In the unlikely event of there being an unscheduled postponement of a reservation caused by bad weather, delayed flights, strikes or any other matter beyond our control, it is understood that expenses incurred will be for the client's account.
In the event of late arrival or premature departure the full extent of the stay, as originally booked and confirmed, will be charged.

PAYMENT

Our rates are quoted and payable in ZAR (South African Rand) and include 15% VAT. We accept both credit card (American Express l MasterCard l Visa) and bank transfer as methods of payment. Please use your booking number (CRS00...) as the reference when making payment via bank transfer.
All extras must be settled directly at the lodge on departure.
We accept both cash (South African Rand) and credit card (American Express l MasterCard l Visa) as means of payment at the lodge.

All rates quoted, but not limited to, Accommodation, Transfers, Additional Specialized Activities, Park En-try / Landing Fee, Conservation Levy are valid at the time of booking, but until such time as full and final payment has been received, the price is subject to change without prior notice.

CHILD POLICY

Children of all ages are welcome at The Royal Madikwe.
Children under the age of 6 years are not permitted on the regular scheduled Safari’s.
Please be sure to enquire about a private vehicle for your family safari. We do have a limited number of vehicles available at an additional cost.
Taking the time to reimagine a wild adventure from a child’s perspective allows us to tailor our children's’ program to suit their individual needs, because just like no two cheetah’s have the same spots, no two children are alike. So, yes, we do have a wonderful children’s program, but it does not follow a strict timetable. We reinvent our children’s program daily to immerse your child into their natural surroundings and inspire them to really look and learn about this magical environment around them.
Children’s Safari l Track and Sign l Spoor casting with plaster of paris l Baking yummy treats l Pizza lessons l Seasonal movie night under the stars l Beading lessons l Nature walks around camp l Archery
A childminding service is available by prior arrangement at an additional cost.
Get in touch for special arrangements regarding children’s birthdays as we do so enjoy a wild affair!

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT POLICY
Check-in time is 14h00 and check-out time is 11h00.
Guests arriving/departing via road transfer or self-drive vehicle, please note that Madikwe Game Reserve entry gates strictly open at 06h00 and are locked at 21h00 and will not be opened outside of these times.
Transfers between Royal Madikwe and Madikwe Western Airstrip are complimentary at the preferred scheduled flight times. For an earlier check-in or later check out a surcharge may be applicable for transfers between Royal Madikwe and Madikwe Western Airstrip for Private Charters / or Shuttle Flights arriving earlier than 11h00 or departing later than 13h00 during, but not limited to, the months of May, June, July and August. Please note that an earlier check-in or later check-out is only permitted by special arrangement.

TRAVEL INSURANCE POLICY

We strongly advise taking out travel insurance in order to safeguard against cancellation penalties as detailed above, which should also include insurance for personal effects, personal accident as well as medical emergencies and emergency travel expenses.

RATE PARITY POLICY

The Royal Madikwe adheres to Rate Parity and in keeping with Industry Standards we strongly discourage discounting our Rack Rates in any form of online media when promoting our property.

Children under the age of 2 years stay for free in a cot when sharing with 2 adults in a Luxury Suite.
Creating triple suites in a Luxury Suite or adding an additional child to a Family Suite will be subject to availability based on occupancy.
Children under the age of 5 years are not permitted on the scheduled game drives, however, a 1 hour kiddie’s bumble can be arranged at the lodge and is dependent on availability at the time of enquiring.
Children under the age of 16 are not permitted on Bush Walks.
Children’s Activities (Daily between 12h00 – 13h00)
A complimentary fun filled program created just for your little ones to keep them entertained and excited about their adventure at Royal Madikwe. With T-shirt painting, Doughnut decorating, Animal tracking, Face painting, Arts and crafts, African beading, and Storytelling, they will have endless fun to look forward to!

DEPOSIT

We require a 25% non-refundable deposit, on the total invoiced amount, within 10 days of reservation confirmation. The Royal Madikwe reserves the right to cancel the reservation if the deposit is not received within 10 days. The balance of the payment is required 30 days prior to arrival. Bookings made within 45 days of arrival are payable in full immediately.

SHUTTLE FLIGHTS


Royal Madikwe is easily accessed by daily shuttle flights from (OR Tambo) Johannesburg International Airport to Madikwe Game Reserve Western Airstrip. Approximate flight time is 1 hour. Guests will be transferred from the Western Airstrip in an open vehicle to Royal Madikwe at no extra cost – approximately 25 minute drive.

Shuttle Times (These times are subject to change)
Johannesburg – Madikwe Western Airstrip l Madikwe Western Airstrip to Johannesburg
13h00 – 14h00 l 1h15 – 12h15

PRIVATE CHARTERS

Private Charters can be arranged for a more luxurious experience and includes a meet & greet facility whereby guests will be escorted off international flights through customs/immigration. Flight times are reasonably flexible to suit guests’ requirements.

ROAD TRANSFERS

Alternatively, a road transfer can be arranged to transfer guests to/from Royal Madikwe. Approximately 5 hours’ drive from Johannesburg or 3 hours from Sun City. Please enquire for transfers from other destinations.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: ADULTS TRAVELLING WITH CHILDREN UNDER 18 YEARS:  
As from 01 June 2015, all persons under the age of 18 years of age, traveling to/from South Africa are required to produce an UNABRIDGED BIRTH CERTIFICATE indicating the biological parents of the minor. In the case where only one parent is travelling with the child, a consent from the other parent in the form of an affidavit, is required.  Airlines will be  forced to refuse travel to persons under the age of 18 not in possession of these documents.
 
Additional Activities

  • Zulu Dancing ZAR 9,430 per performance
  • Marimba Band ZAR 10,540 per performance
  • African Drumming Lesson ZAR 6,555 per group (Up to 14 guests)
  • ZAR 790 per person (Minimum of 4 guests)
  • Conservation for a cause Personalized quote will be provided on request.
  • Star Gazing
  • ZAR 7,210 per group (1-6 guests)
  • ZAR 10,540 per group (7-14 guests)  
  • This includes a presentation and star gazing through a GPS Telescope
  • Massage Treatments
  • ZAR 855 Full Body Aromatherapy Massage (1 hour)
  • ZAR 615 Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage (3/4 hour)
  • ZAR 685 Back Massage (1/2 hour)
  • ZAR 575 Foot Massage (1/2 hour)

SUMMER:  December - February

Summer is our rainy season and we experience some of the most breathtaking thunderstorms in the Southern Hemisphere, which can continue for 10 minutes or up to 2 hours. As Madikwe is a semi-arid area, with an average annual rainfall of only 500mm, it does not typically rain every day and thunderstorms generally occur in the afternoons. Daytime temperatures can vary from 25°C to 40°C, with an average of 31°C.
Recommended Clothing: Light cotton / linen fabrics are recommended for the hot daytime temperatures and a light jumper for the game drives. Short trousers, summer dresses, swimming trunks / costume and open toe sandals are recommended.

AUTUMN: March - May

One can still expect some rainfall in Autumn, but much less than in summer time. By now, the daytime temperatures have dropped down to 20°C, with a maximum of 31°C. The early morning and afternoon game drives are a little cooler, but we do provide cozy blankets on game drives for extra comfort.
Recommended clothing: Light summer clothing will still be required, but we recommend a warm jumper, long trousers and closed shoes for the game drives which can be a little cooler.

WINTER: June - August

Winter in Madikwe boasts lovely warm days with temperatures between 15°C and 25°C – much like European Summer temperatures! By now, the early morning and afternoon game drive temperatures have dropped and can be as low as 10°C to 0°C on some mornings, with an average of 6°C.
Recommended Clothing: Long trousers, long sleeve shirt, jumper, closed shoes and a warm jacket, scarf, gloves and a wooly hat for the cooler game drives is recommended, as well as some lighter clothing for the warmer daytime temperatures.

SPRING:  September - November

There is a definite change in temperature and, although the early morning and afternoon game drives still present a chill, midday temperatures range from 20°C to 30°C with an average of 25°C most days.
Recommended Clothing: Trousers and a warm jacket are still required for the game drives, but lighter clothing can be worn during the warmer midday temperatures. Both closed shoes and sandals will be useful.

Medical Requirements

Madikwe Game Reserve is a Malaria FREE area, therefore no anti-Malaria medication is required. We have a medical box available with basic medication for your convenience, however, if you are taking any prescribed medication, please ensure that you have an additional supply available in case of any unforeseen circumstances.
A paramedic is stationed in the reserve and can be called out to the lodge in necessary situations. Emergency Medical evacuation is also available for emergency cases, but each case is assessed individually and therefore no guarantees are given. We do advise that all guests take out personal travel insurance.

All Year Round Necessities

  • Sun hat
  • Sun glasses
  • Sun block & lip balm
  • Closed shoes for bush walks
  • Camera with extra film / memory card
  • Extra batteries / charger

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

Best time to visit

The best time to visit malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve is during March and November, when temperatures are lower.

Entry Fees

Once-off payment
Paid directly by clients
Gate Entry Fees
  - R180
per Adults per STAY
  - R 80  per Child  
Guest Conservation Contribution (GCC)
  - ZAR R165 per Adults per DAY
  - ZAR 82.50 per Child    
• Bed Levy
  - ZAR 10 pppn from age 1 year old    
SUBJECT to change without notice,
Guests GCC are payable at the lodges and
will be added to guests' bills
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Once-off payment
Paid directly by clients
Flight Entry
  - R240 per Adult  
  - R150 per Child from   
SUBJECT to change without notice
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Molatedi Gate: R1250.00 per vehicle /
 escort (2020 Rate - subject to change without prior notice)
Derdepoort / Abjaterskop Gate: R1250.00 per vehicle /
 escort (2020 Rate - subject to change without prior notice)