"I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order".
—John Burroughs

So much more than the safari experience.

South Africa’s bushveld offers a soul-cleansing serenity and peace few other destinations around the globe can match. Madikwe, meaning “Africa in its majesty”, sits in the uniquely beautiful and malaria-free North West Province, close to the Botswana border. It is one of the largest and most exclusive private game reserves in South Africa.

Madikwe’s wooded-hills give way to flat savannah plains, characterized by deep-red earth and sekelbos thickets extending into the dryer yellow-sanded Kalahari plains as you make your way west into the 75 000-hectare reserve. A beautiful diversity of biomes roamed freely by Africa’s notorious Big Five as well as many other mammal species.

OUR LUXURY CAMPS

While Madikwe Safari Lodge offers an exclusive luxurious African safari experience, our primary goal is for our guests to feel not only the warm embrace of the natural wilderness, but also to recall the lodges thoughtful comforts and the pleasures of excellent cuisine and genuine heartfelt hospitality.
 
The Madikwe wilderness experience comes standard. What sets the Lelapa, Kopano and Dithaba, of Madikwe Safari Lodge apart, is a unique experience created for each individual guest, so that we create the exact experience that appeals to you!

Family-friendly luxury

Intimate & exclusive luxury

exclusive-use luxury


Testimonials

What our guests
say about us.

High Expectations Exceeded

I had high expectations for this place, highly recommended by a colleague, and they were all exceeded! The lodge and guest suites are superb, beautifully decorated, and comfortable. I especially appreciated the entire staff's kindliness and attentiveness..

High Expectations Exceeded
E Daimay
from Amsterdam

We Were in Paradise

From the time we arrived at Madikwe to the time we left, we were in paradise! It really was the holiday of a lifetime and was absolutely perfect in every way! The lodge itself is stunning, and immaculate and you immediately feel at home.

We Were in Paradise
Katie
from United Kingdom

Exceeded all expectation.

The Kopano team made every effort to ensure the stay was ultra luxurious - thank you. We will be back. From the delicious baked goods and coffee in the morning before the game drive to the iced coffee and treats in the afternoon, the food was simply OUTSTANDING! No request was very ever too much.

Exceeded all expectation.
Lisa Stride
from South Africa

Amazing Experience!

We spent 4 nights at Madikwe Lelapa in a family lodge. The accommodation was beautiful. The food was absolutely superb and there was plenty of choice. Our guide Niall was excellent on the game drives. Our kids say it was "the best holiday ever". I'd definitely recommend it!

Amazing Experience!
AMP511
from United Kingdom

Breathtaking!

Top Class! I went with my family over 10 years ago and still talk about it today as one of the best experiences I've ever had. Grant Marcus was our guide and he was such a legend! The food was beautiful and the whole place was breath taking.

Breathtaking!
Will Wright
from United Kingdom

Heaven on Earth.

Heaven on Earth! We truly loved everything and we can be quite picky - the rooms were wonderful and large, the service incredibly friendly - with only four rooms you really feel special, and overall an incredible experience!

Heaven on Earth.
Dominique Brieger
from Chicago

Top Notch Luxury Safari

From the time we were greeted on arrival to the last good byes, there was superb attention to detail. The food was amazing and varied. We traveled with 2 vegans and the kitchen was on top of it even for the game drive treats!

Top Notch Luxury Safari
Dorlon G
from New York
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By road or air, it’s easy

No matter the size of your tribe. Madikwe is easy to get to. Daily flights and luxury road transfers connect the big city this land is vast and wide, in no time at all.