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


The most blissfully secluded of the Madikwe Safari Lodge camps, Dithaba offers an intimate experience of a game reserve getaway.

There are plenty of memories to be made at Dithaba, whether on your own or with that special someone. With jaw-dropping hillside views over the Madikwe Game Reserve, you can simply bask in the glory of your natural surroundings from the comfort of your luxury suite.

A room with more than a view

Enjoy a game reserve getaway in the truest sense. The Dithaba’s four hillside, luxury, private suites can accommodate both solo travellers and couples.

Your suite is your personal haven. Enjoy reading by the fire, taking a long bubble bath, yoga on the deck, in-room spa treatments, or simply sunbathing on the deck, while taking in the views of the vast plains of the Madikwe Game Reserve.

You could also come together with other guests to enjoy your sundowners (and the views) on the Star Deck as well as festive bush dinners around the boma fire. This camp sits as the highest camp in the lodge so guests can enjoy spectacular views of the animals and is perfectly positioned to watch the sun sink slowly behind the horizon in the west of the reserve.

Additional Suite Information:

Max 2 Guests

110m² including terrace

2 Single XL or 1 King Size XL

High Speed Internet

Private Plunge Pool

Air Conditioning

Outdoor shower

Mini Bar

Our Rates

May-AugSept-NovEarly DecMid-Dec-Jan
1 May-31 Aug1 Sep-30 Nov1 Dec-17 Dec18 Dec-3 Jan
SuiteR10 195R13 320R10 195R16 650
R15 292R19 980R19 980R24 975

Apart from the abovementioned perks of a stay at Dithaba, each luxury accommodation suite also features a private plunge pool, WiFi, a well-stocked minibar (soft drinks, and selected beers, spirits and house wines), and a tea and coffee selection. The lodge also offers its guests transfers to the East Madikwe Airstrip. A stay at the Dithaba allows for two game drives daily, led by an FGASA-accredited field guide and tracker, as well as including refreshments and snacks to complete this experience.

Specialised activities included in your stay:

  • Bush walks
  • Stargazing
  • Wildlife lectures
  • Bush breakfasts/dinners
  • Picnic lunches
  • Laundry services
  • Premium brand alcohol
  • Cigars & cigarettes
  • All flights and unspecified transfers
  • Telephone calls
  • Madikwe Game Reserve landing fees (subject to change)
  • Madikwe Game Reserve entrance fee
  • Guest conservation contribution

Any of the above extras will added to the guest’s account, payable upon departure.

Specialised activities excluded:

  • Private open safari vehicle hire
  • Any additional external services
  • Community village experience
  • Exclusive use bush breakfasts & dinners

What our guests
say about us.

Absolutely fabulous!

Absolutely fabulous place. People are so friendly and helpful, really felt like part of the family. I cannot say enough nice things about the place. A special mention for Niall, best field guide we have ever encountered, Maureen and Innocent who were wonderful hosts. I highly recommend a stay here.

Absolutely fabulous!
Brett Russell
from South Africa

Wow, wow, wow!

My husband and myself spend 3 fabulous days at Lelapa lodge. From the moment that we arrived to the moment we left, the service was out of this world. The staff was very friendly and could not do enough for you.
The food was exceptional. The rooms were out of this world.

Wow, wow, wow!
from Paarl

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!
from United Kingdom