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

Spa Therapy

Madikwe Safari Lodge


Give us your body for an hour and we will give back to you, your inspiration and creativity…

Africology treatments are designed to assist a stressed muscular system. Our focus is on optimising your blood flow, while ensuring more oxygen passes through your arteries. These are vital elements in re-energising your body and supporting a healthy biology. With an intention to assist you to re-balance, re-group and function at optimum levels, we know that outcome based treatments are beneficial in a therapeutic, prescriptive offering. With this in mind, we take into consideration areas of the body that are under stress, or in need of rejuvenation, so that we can create a free flow of energy and mobility.

Each of our spa therapies uses natural Africology products. Africology is South Africa’s leading organic and ethically-formulated spa product brand, at the heart of which lies CEO, metaphysical counsellor, reiki master and aromatherapist Renchia Droganis’s devotion to healing. Guided by her wisdom, we promise wellness experiences to rejuvenate the body, quiet the mind, and revitalise the spirit.

Africology Therapeutic Massages

Bespoke Yoga Massage: 90min (R990)

Harnessing the powerful and tested knowledge of Indian yoga, this massage works with meridians of the body as well as the muscles. Pressure is applied on the meridians to activate the body’s natural energy lines, before limbs are stretched and massaged. Chakra points are also stimulated and Africology’s Bespoke Massage Oils are used to enhance the experience. The client chooses from our selection of massage oils, according to their physical condition and mental state

Hot Stone Massage: 30min R450 | 60min R690 | 90min R950

While providing additional deep-tissue pressure, the stones infuse muscles with warmth and break up knots of tension. Our chosen massage medium is marula oil, which creates a hydrating and protective barrier, while infusing the skin with powerful antioxidants and essential fatty acid

Intonga Amasatchi: 75min R830

Full-body experience. We know that the body has memory of all emotional experiences. An inability to let go often expresses itself in the body through low immunity. Intonga Amasatchi is a deep-tissue and stress-relieving treatment. Skillful movements are performed with the hands, and differently-sized wooden sticks are used to stretch tight muscles and release toxic overload from daily stress. Symbolically, the stick or staff represented wisdom and direction to the healer. Created from yellowwood, the traditional healer knew that the energy of earth was a valuable tool

Devotion Journey: 60min R920

Couples Experience. We create a sacred space of time and relaxation for couples to celebrate each other. Enveloped by the fragrances of pure essential oils, relax into herbal oil foot massages transporting
you to a place of tranquility. Treats of virgin rooibos cocktails and chocolates are served for you to share, before returning to this world.

Majestic Awakening: 35min R400

Neck, shoulders, and scalp. Your neck, shoulders and scalp are deeply massaged, dissipating tension and stress through touch and aromatherapy.

Africology Kid’s Spa

My Treat! Massage: 30min R400

You can spoil your children with a spa treatment, tailor-made just for them. Using natural, fragrant oils, like hemp and evening primrose, rich in Omegas 3 and 6, this gentle massage nourishes the skin and promotes an overall feeling of calmness and relaxation.


Appointments: Booking in advance is recommended.
Punctuality: Please ensure you are ready when your therapist arrives; should you begin later than your scheduled appointment, your treatment time will be reduced or cancelled, with the full treatment fee charged regardless.
Cancellation policy: A 4-hour notice period is required; appointments not cancelled in time will be charged for in full.
Mobile phones: Kindly ensure your device is switched to silent mode or off.
Children: A childminding service is also available at the lodge should parents wish to enjoy spa time to themselves.
Prices: All prices are subject to change without prior notice.
Indemnity: The spa, its therapists and Africology will not be held responsible for any injuries, adverse reactions or complications before, during or after a treatment/s; or for any theft, damage, loss or accident that occurs on the premises.


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