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

Madikwe Dining Experiences

Madikwe Safari Lodge

Madikwe Safari

Madikwe Dining Experiences

Experiencing the cuisine at Madikwe Safari Lodge is worth the experience on its own! Yet the beautiful surroundings and atmosphere are a perfect accompaniment which only make the pleasure of dining even more fulfilling.

Our chefs introduce local flavours and techniques into international dishes to create a world class dining experience complimented by a selection of South Africa’s finest wines and other beverages, dining at Madikwe Safari Lodge becomes an adventure all on its own. 

Sunrise Surprise

Bush Breakfast

Shaded from the sun with specular views of the surround bushveld in the fresh morning air, you will be treated to a private bush breakfast in a unique location within the African wilderness. In our endeavors to delight and surprise our guests will spot a full-on breakfast buffet, breakfast barbeque or pancake station waiting for them towards the end of their morning game drive.  

Amber Ambience

Bush Dinner

Set in an intimate location in view of the beautiful African sunset and starlit skies, guests are treated to an el fresco bush dinner. This comes as a surprise after one of the evening game drives as your guide will take a detour to a grassland clearing where tables are set and aromas fill the air, all illuminated by hurricane lamps and a barbeque bon fire.

Guest Favourite

Boma Dinner

One of the more traditional African bushveld dining experiences is a Boma barbeque (better known to South Africans as a ‘braai’). This is a warm, social, relaxing atmosphere, as guests gather, as well as their guides, gather around the flames to discuss the day’s sightings and adventures. The air is filled with the scent of fresh bread and cooked meats all cooked on the coals and flames.

Celebrate Good Times

Private Dining

An ideal setting for celebrating special occasions. An intimate or romantic dining experience with a loved one, or even to treat yourself as a lone adventurer. Choose your ideal setting in front of a waterhole, out in the reserve or even in the comfort of your own suite in front of a fireplace to just take in the ambiance and enjoy the exquisite cuisine on offer.

Quality Time

Family Dining

In today’s hussle and bussle society, quality time with the family is always special. We create the ideal child-friendly environment that allows for memories to be made and kept, serving delicious food that allows you to savour each moment. Our chefs minimize refined sugar for kids, while sneaking in plenty of nutritious fruit and veg, without sacrificing on the treats everyone in the family looks forward to.

Specialty Dining

Vegetarian or Vegan Dining

With plant-based diets becoming more and more popular, so we at Madikwe Safari Lodge have incorporated several delicious vegetarian and vegan meals into our menus. There’s no holding back on flavour and variety with our chefs putting love and care into every meal. We’ve sourced the absolute best in produce to ensure the finest quality.

Treats & Traditions

Safari Stops

A three-hour game drive safari can leave you craving little snack or tasty treat to ‘fill the spot’. Would an African game drive truly be complete without the complimentary Amarula coffes, gin cocktails, refreshingly crisp lollies and biltong (traditional dried meat) snacks, all enjoyed in serene surroundings?


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