When visiting South Africa, an idyllic pleasure to experience is to have a drink while taking in the best views nature has to offer, including the great African sunset.

Madikwe Safari Lodge is the perfect destination to do just that. Try some of South Africa’s finest wines and other beverages while watching the animals come out to drink and graze, providing a truly memorable ‘sundowner’ experience.

A South African safari fit for creating memories

With the South African sunset and 75000 hectares of breath-taking landscapes as your backdrop it is easy to make any moment special. Toast to life with family and friends. Grant your soul utter peace with the tranquil sounds of the bush guiding you. Enhance a romantic moment with that special someone.

The staff at Madikwe Safari Lodge will make sure every moment of your stay is unforgettable, starting with a picturesque sundowner. Enjoy an intimate safari game drive during which you will have the exhilarating experience of spotting some of the Big Five and other game. Afterwards, return to the lodge and relax with a refreshing drink in hand as the sun sets on another day in South Africa.

A guide preparing a sundowner for a guest during a safari at Madikwe Safari Lodge.

Top 6 spots to enjoy a sundowner at Madikwe

  • Private suite decks

Each suite in any of Madikwe’s three camps, Lelapa, Kopano and Dithaba, has its own private deck that is perfectly positioned to overlook the vast plains of Madikwe Game Reserve.

  • The Star Deck at Dithaba

While each camp overlooks exquisite views of the reserve, Dithaba is the highest and most secluded camp at the lodge, making it a designated spot for sundowners and star gazing.

  • The Main Camp

Lelapa boasts a state of the art dining area, fireplace lounge, deck and communal pool where guests can observe local wildlife up close.

  • The Boma

Guests are treated to a traditional South African ‘barbeque’ experience at Madikwe’s Boma. Enjoy a refreshing sundowner while gathering around the flames to discuss the day’s sightings and adventures.

  • Bush or private dining spots

Taste some of South Africa’s most pristine wines at dinner time, coupled with a magical sunset view at an intimate location of your choosing or even in the comfort of your suite, or during a surprise bush dining experience after one of the evening game drives as your guide will take a detour to a grassland clearing.

  • Safari Stops

Enjoy a sundowner during your safari Madikwe. Guests are treated to complimentary Amarula coffees, gin cocktails and beverages and snacks at a surprise stop during their three-hour safari.

Let Madikwe Safari Lodge make your safari dreams come true. Book your stay today and experience the unforgettable beauty of the South African sunset.