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

Conservation Experience

Madikwe Safari Lodge

Madikwe Safari

Conservation Experience

“An unforgettable once in a lifetime African safari experience that I will never forget!” – Trip Adviser Review

Our conservation safari offers an extraordinary experience for true nature lovers, who get to witness and participate in genuine conservation efforts taking place within Madikwe Game Reserve.

A Game ranger looking after a rhino at Madikwe Safari Lodge

Experiences are dependent on actual conservation requirements and could include:

  • Notching & microchipping rhino to assist in their safety from poachers
  • Collaring elephant, lion, cheetah or wild dog to collect information and track endangered species for the North West Parks Board.

Each, adrenaline filled, and educational experience at Madikwe Safari Lodge is led by a team of specialists which includes:

  • A wildlife veterinarian with specific training in tranquilising or sedating wild animals, a wealth of knowledge of their habitat, monitoring stress levels and other factors that may affect the outcome of darting procedures.
  • A helicopter pilot with skills in low-level flying, keeping the chopper ready to allow the veterinarian a clear and precise shot at his target to reduce stress on the animals.
  • Field rangers who help the pilot and vet in the capture and release, ensuring the work is completed quickly and efficiently, as well as assisting to record essential information about each animal.

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