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Royal Madikwe | Luxury Lodge | Safari Residence

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Where 5 star service, lavish accommodation and adventurous Game Drives come standard, Royal Madikwe offers an unforgettable luxury safari experience for families, groups of friends or couples, seeking to soak up the splendour of the  African Bush.  

Situated in the Malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve, just a 1 hour flight or 4 ½ hour drive from Johannesburg International  Airport, this is the ideal safari destination teeming with encounters of Southern Africa’s famous Big Five as well as the  endangered Wild dogs and Cheetah!  

Children of all ages are welcome at Royal Madikwe where they can play and learn about their natural surroundings in a safe  environment with an exciting kiddies program while parents relax by the poolside, or join in on the fun!

Winners of the “World Luxury Hotel Awards” in 2010, 2011 & 2013 in the Luxury Game Lodge category, Royal Madikwe offers  accommodation on a per person shared basis to a maximum of 14 guests in 2 free standing Luxury Suites, The Honeymoon  
Suite, The Royal Villa and The Emperor Suite with spacious interiors, organic textures and beautiful views giving our guests  the opportunity to lose themselves in the sights, sounds and smells of the African Bush.

Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge also offers the option of exclusive use of the whole lodge, providing a more personal and intimate experience ideal for small groups or families which is available on request. The Royal Madikwe is an intimate luxury safari lodge situated in the western section of the reserve, accommodating a maximum of 14 guests in just 5 beautifully appointed suites.

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Exclusive Use:

  • Luxury Double Suite - 1 Double Suite
  • Luxury Twin Suite - 1 Twin Suite
  • Honeymoon Suite - 1 Double Suite
  • The Emperor Suite - 2 Bedroom Suite – 1 Double Suite and 1 Kids Suite with bunk beds
  • The Royal Villa - 2 Bedroom Villa – 1 Double Suite and 1 Twin Suite
Inclusions
Luxury Accommodation l All meals (Breakfast, Lunch or High Tea and Dinner) l Bottled Water, Soft Drinks, Beer, Cider, House Wines, Tea / Coffee, Fresh Juices with Breakfast, Game Drive Beverages and Snacks l Transfers to/from Madikwe Western Airstrip l 2 Game Drives Daily l Bush Walks, subject to availability

Exclusions
All Other Beverages l Cigars and Cigarettes l Gift Shop Purchases l Optional Specialized Safari’s l Reserve Entry/ Landing Fee’s l Laundry Service l Gratuities

Exclusive Use:

  • Luxury Double Suite - 1 Double Suite - max 2 pax
  • Luxury Twin Suite - 1 Twin Suite - max 2 pax
  • Honeymoon Suite - 1 Double Suite - max 2 pax
  • The Emperor Suite - 2 Bedroom Suite – 1 Double Suite and 1 Kids Suite with bunk beds - Max: 2 Adults & 2 Children
  • The Royal Villa - 2 Bedroom Villa – 1 Double Suite and 1 Twin Suite -  max 5 guests
Standard Terms & Conditions and inclusions / exclusions apply.
Exclusive use of all accommodation as well as 2 Guides and 2 vehicles for game drives.

Exclusive Use:

  • Luxury Double Suite - 1 Double Suite
  • Luxury Twin Suite - 1 Twin Suite
  • Honeymoon Suite - 1 Double Suite
  • The Emperor Suite - 2 Bedroom Suite – 1 Double Suite and 1 Kids Suite with bunk beds
  • The Royal Villa - 2 Bedroom Villa – 1 Double Suite and 1 Twin Suite
Inclusions
Luxury Accommodation l All meals (Breakfast, Lunch or High Tea and Dinner) l Bottled Water, Soft Drinks, Beer, Cider, House Wines, Tea / Coffee, Fresh Juices with Breakfast, Game Drive Beverages and Snacks l Transfers to/from Madikwe Western Airstrip l 2 Game Drives Daily l Bush Walks, subject to availability

Exclusions
All Other Beverages l Cigars and Cigarettes l Gift Shop Purchases l Optional Specialized Safari’s l Reserve Entry/ Landing Fee’s l Laundry Service l Gratuities
Luxury Double Suite
The Luxury Double Suite is situated parallel to a regularly frequented game path on the Royal Madikwe conservancy within Madikwe Game Reserve.
With breathtaking views of the surrounding wilderness and mountains, this freestanding suite offers privacy, tranquility and luxury to couples in search of a delightful retreat.
Suite size : 46m²
This beautifully appointed suite boasts a king size four poster bed draped in a luxurious mosquito net, en-suite bathroom with indoor / outdoor rain showers and a bathtub with a beautiful wilderness view, a cozy indoor wood fire place and comfortable outdoor seating.
The large private viewing deck encompasses plush sun loungers conveniently placed beside the plunge poolto soak up the Madikwe sunshine all year round!
Exquisite amenities available in this suite include Liquid soap, Bath foam, Bath salts, Hand & Body lotion, Shower gel, Shampoo and Conditioner, as well as;
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • I-pod docking station
  • Safety deposit box
  • Hair dryer
  • Air conditioner
  • Tea & Coffee making facility
  • Fully stocked mini bar
  • Velour bath robes
  • Slippers
Luxury Twin Suite
Become absorbed in the sights and sounds of the bush, while relaxing in the privacy of this lavish freestanding suite.
Where contemporary style meets African elegance, the Luxury Twin Suites offers the perfect space for friends, older children or couples to rejuvenate and relax in anticipation of their safari adventure.
Suite size : 43m²

The Twin Suite flaunts lavish extra length ¾ beds draped in luxurious linen, a mosquito net, en-suite bathroom with indoor / outdoor rain showers, bathtub with a beautiful wilderness view, a cozy indoor
wood fire place and comfortable outdoor seating. This suite can comfortably be converted into a double for couples.
The large private viewing deck, furnished with plush sun loungers allows you to soak up the sunshine beside your private plunge pool while enjoying the flurry of animals passing by your suite along the
game path to the waterhole.
Exquisite amenities available in this suite include Liquid soap, Bath foam, Bath salts, Hand & Body lotion, Shower gel, Shampoo and Conditioner, as well as;
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • I-pod docking station
  • Safety deposit box
  • Hair dryer
  • Air conditioner
  • Tea & Coffee making facility
  • Fully stocked mini bar
  • Velour bath robes
  • Slippers
The Honeymoon Suite
Situated directly across from the busiest waterhole in Madikwe, the freestanding Honeymoon Suite offers spectacular views of the waterhole from the privacy of the elevated sun deck.
This sumptuous and romantic retreat is perfectly suited to couples celebrating their honeymoon, an anniversary or simply in search of a special getaway.
Suite size : 44m²
 
The Honeymoon Suite is embellished in a remarkable four poster bed draped in luxurious percale linen, a fabulous mosquito net, ensuite bathroom with indoor / outdoor rain showers, bathtub with a
beautiful wilderness and waterhole view, a cozy indoor wood fire place and comfortable outdoor seating.
The large private viewing deck wraps around a refreshing plunge pool with the most exquisite views! Soak up the sunshine while enjoying the abundant wildlife frequenting the waterhole just 10
meters away.
Exquisite amenities available in this suite include Liquid soap, Bath foam, Bath salts, Hand & Body lotion, Shower gel, Shampoo and Conditioner, as well as;
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • I-pod docking station
  • Safety deposit box
  • Hair dryer
  • Air conditioner
  • I-pod docking station
  • Tea & Coffee making facility
  • Fully stocked mini bar
  • Velour bath robes
  • Slippers
The Emperor Suite
Boasting spectacular views of the Royal waterhole from the elegant sunken lounge, this spacious 2 bedroom suite is conveniently located on the second level of the Clubhouse.
The Emperor suite, in conjunction with its’adjacent TV lounge and beautifully appointed private dining space is perfectly suited to couples in search of a lavish, spacious suite, a honeymoon
retreat, or for families with 2 younger children.
Suite size : 105m²

The Emperor master bedroom is indulged in an extra length king size bed enchantingly draped in a luxurious mosquito net, extravagant percale linen and an en-suite bathroom with an open air rain shower
and romantic bathtub.
The comfortable sunken lounge divides the additional bathroom,equipped with a rain shower, and the children’s room which is fitted with fun bunk beds.

Exquisite amenities available in this suite include Liquid soap, Bath foam, Bath salts, Hand & Body lotion, Shower gel, Shampoo and Conditioner, as well as;
  • Selected satellite channels
  • HD TV & DVD Player
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit box
  • Hair dryer
  • Air conditioner
  • Tea & Coffee making facility
  • Fully stocked mini bar
  • Velour bath robes
  • Slippers
The adjacent private dining space and contemporary TV lounge adds a further 82m² to create an exclusive private villa in the clubhouse where couples or families have the freedom and space to enjoy all the comforts of home in a serene and picturesque setting.
One of the best features of the Emperor Suite is the close proximity of the private dining space which allows parents to put the kids to bed and enjoy a romantic dinner whilst near enough to hear their little ones if they should awake.

The Royal Villa

Where contemporary style meets African elegance, this luxurious 2 bedroom family villa offers exclusivity and privacy, perfectly suited to families with 2 – 3 children.
The private game drive vehicle offered with the Villa allows families the luxury of enjoying an intimate family safari experience as well as the flexibility sometimes required with younger children.
Suite size : 159m²
The Royal Villa master bedroom boasts a lavish four poster bed draped in a hand crafted mosquito net, indoor wood fire place, ensuite bathroom with both indoor and outdoor rain showers and a romantic bathtub with exquisite views of both the waterhole and wilderness.
Separated by a dining area and small kitchenette, the second bedroom flaunts sumptuous twin beds draped in luxurious mosquito nets and a large en-suite bathroom with indoor rain shower and an extravagant bathtub.
Exquisite amenities available in this suite include Liquid soap, Bath foam, Bath salts, Hand & Body lotion, Shower gel, Shampoo and Conditioner, as well as;
  • TV & DVD Player
  • Selected satellite channels available
  • I-pod docking station
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit box
  • Hair dryer
  • Air conditioner
  • Tea & Coffee making facility
  • Fully stocked mini bar
  • Wine cooler
  • Velour bath robes
  • Slippers

The Library and TV lounge located on the second level gives way to another viewing deck with perfect waterhole views.
The 138m² private viewing deck with plunge pool and a comfortable outdoor seating area is the ideal haven to enjoy the sights and sounds of the African bush.

The Main Lodge has a distinctively stylish lounge, dining room and well appointed library, lead to broad elevated decks and sweeping views of the landscape.

  • Curio Shop
  • Viewing Deck
  • Main Lounge
  • Dining Room
  • TV Lounge
  • Wine Cellar
  • Boma
  • Indoor and Outdoor Bar
  • Main Pool & a variety of other elevated decks, all overlooking our well frequented Water Hole
  • Wifi available in both The Clubhouse (Main lodge) and guest suites 
  • Note: we do not have fax facilities
 
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
INCLUDED
Luxury Accommodation l All meals (Breakfast, Lunch or High Tea and Dinner) l Bottled water, Soft drinks, Beer, Cider, House Wines, Tea / Coffee, Fresh juices with breakfast, Game drive beverages and snacks l Transfers to/from Madikwe Western Airstrip l 2 Game Drives daily l Bush Walks if in place of a game drive and dependent on availability

EXCLUDED
All other beverages l Cigars and Cigarettes l Gift Shop purchases l Optional specialized safari’s l Reserve Entry/ Landing Fee’s l Laundry Service l Gratuities 

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).
Kindly note that this will be implemented as of 5 January 2017.

We would like to inform you that the park management of Madikwe Game Reserve has adjusted the entry fees as of 1.1.2017:

  • Adults: R180
  • Children: R80
  • Day Visitors Fees: R70 per person or child
  • Fly In Fees: Adults R240, Children R150
The following new levy will apply for reservations made at Madikwe Game Reserve from 1 June 2017 and with a check-in date from 1 August 2017:
  • All visitors: ZAR 150 per night
  • Children under 12 years: ZAR 75 per night
  • Babies under 2 years: ZAR 0
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.
Bookings with check-in before 1 August 2017 as well as bookings made before 1 June 2017 will not be affected by this new levy.

Cancellations are only effective on receipt of written notification.
  •  Less than 4 weeks’ notice prior to arrival - 50% of total invoiced amount.
  •  Less than 2 weeks’ notice prior to arrival - 100% of total invoiced amount
  •  Less than 8 weeks’ notice prior to arrival - 100% of total invoiced amount. (25 Mar – 25 April / 15 Dec – 5 Jan)
All rates quoted for both accommodation and transfers 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.
Bookings are not transferable.
In the event of premature departure the full extent of the stay, as originally booked and confirmed, will be charged.
In the unlikely event of there being an unscheduled postponement of a reservation caused by bad weather, strikes or any other matter beyond our control, it is understood that expenses incurred will be for the client's account.
Check in time is strictly 14h00.
Please enquire about the possibility of an earlier check in if required. No check in’s will be accepted before 12h00- should you require an even earlier check in than 12h00, an additional night will be charged prior to the day of arrival and is dependent on availability at the time of enquiring.
Check out time is strictly 11h00.
Please enquire about the possibility of a later check out if required. Check outs later than 14h00 will not be available for guests departing on a Private Charter or Scheduled flight.
Extras must be settled directly at the lodge on departure.  .

Children of all ages are welcome at Royal Madikwe!

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!

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 11h15 – 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 9,350 per performance
  • Marimba Band ZAR 10,450 per performance
  • African Drumming Lesson ZAR 6,500 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 7,150 per group (1-6 guests)
  • ZAR 10,450 per group (7-14 guests)  
  • This includes a presentation and star gazing through a GPS Telescope
  • Massage Treatments
  • ZAR 850 Full Body Aromatherapy Massage (1 hour)
  • ZAR 610 Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage (3/4 hour)
  • ZAR 680 Back Massage (1/2 hour)
  • ZAR 570 Foot Massage (1/2 hour)

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

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