Category: Madikwe Game Reserve

Madikwe Game Reserve

Madikwe River Lodge

Madikwe Game Reserve, North West

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Amenities & Facilities

Air conditioning Childcare Bar Coffee and tea making facilities Game viewing Laundry service Luggage Storage Restaurant Rooms Swimming Pool

Breathtaking scenery and endless malaria-free African sand-veld, acacia savannah, river-forests and wildlife. Madikwe's convenient location - only three and a half hours from Gauteng.

The luxurious Madikwe River Lodge is settled on the banks of Groot Marico River inside the diverse Madikwe Game Reserve, located in the North West bordering Botswana, surrounded by 75 000ha of breathtaking scenery and endless malaria-free African sand-veld, acacia savannah, river-forests and wildlife. Madikwe's convenient location - only three and a half hours from Gauteng and a mere 45min by aircraft - has ensured its popularity as being easily accessible with excellent service delivery and superb facilities in spectacular bush settings. Sixteen comfortable and secluded split-level thatched chalets surround the main lodge, each individually decorated to create a rich African feel, with en-suite bathroom and outside shower, full range of guest amenities, separate lounge and private wooden decks overlooking the tranquil forest and river.

An outdoor boma is located on a central island in the river, accessed by a wooden bridge, with early morning breakfasts served under Acacia trees and fine-dining cuisine under sparkling and smiling stars. Madikwe River Lodge is the ideal venue to host intimate wedding ceremonies amid natural elements in an African ambience, and very popular for conferencing and incentive group packages with teambuilding activities such as bush dinners, big five spotting, treasure hunts, bird watching programmes, group game drives, game walks, star gazing and swimming.

Safari experiences are in 4x4's through the untamed wilderness of the Kalahari Thornveld, home to 66 large mammal species and 350 bird species, with opportunities to view wild dog, cheetah, leopard, lion, white and black rhino, buffalo, elephant and bush babies.

Situated in the malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve in the North West Province.

Accommodation

ROOM CONFIGURATION
16 bedrooms, sleeps 32
1 Luxury Suite
3 Double Rooms (king size beds)
6 Twin Rooms
6 Family Rooms (twin beds and additional sleeper couch)
Cots are available on request
All rooms are split level, thatched chalets

STANDARD ROOM FEATURES
En-suite bathrooms with showers
Bedroom leading onto a private balcony with views overlooking the Groot Marico River
Range of customised toiletries

SUITE ROOM FEATURES
Separate lounge area leading onto private balcony with views over looking the Groot Marico River
En-suite bathroom with shower guest amenities
Ceiling fan in bedroom
Outside shower
Hairdryers
Airconditioning (Heating & Cooling)

GENERAL INFORMATION ON ALL ROOMS
Ceiling fans
Complimentary tea and coffee making facilities
Hairdryers
Mini Bar

VIEWS FROM THE ROOM
All rooms overlook the Groot Marico river

Facilities

24 Hour reception services
24 Hour security
Babysitting facilities
Boma Dinners
Bush Dinners
Laundry service
Curio shop
Full bar service
Lodge is surrounded by an electric fence
Main lodge swimming pool with sun deck Rock Pool
Private airstrip
Private viewing decks in each room
Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners Club accepted

Conferences

Informal Conference facilities are available and we offer the following equipment:

Activities

Game Drives (early morning and late afternoon)
Bird Safaris
Walks
Star Gazing from Boma
Swimming

SPECIAL:

SA Resident Special:

R 2 768 per person sharing per night
R 3 600 per single guest per night
Valid 01 Feb 2017 to 31 Mar 2017
* Rate includes all meals and 2 game drives daily
* Rate excludes conservation levy of R160 per person per stay and all extras
* Rates valid for South African Residents only.
* Rates subject to change without notice.

Rates from:

Standard Room
R 3 977 per person sharing per night
R 5 175 per single guest per night
Valid 01 Feb 2017 to 30 Apr 2017
R 3 162 per person sharing per night
R 4 135 per single guest per night
Valid 01 May 2017 to 31 Aug 2017
R 3 977 per person sharing per night
R 5 175 per single guest per night
Valid 01 Sep 2017 to 31 Mar 2018

Rate Includes:

* Accommodation
* Three Meals
* 2 Game game activities

Rate Exclude:

* All Extras

Term & Conditions:

* Rates valid for Southern Africa and International guests
* Rates are subject to change and availability

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Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge

North West Province

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Amenities & Facilities

Air conditioning Bar Coffee and tea making facilities Game viewing Laundry service Luggage Storage Onsite Parking Restaurant Rooms Swimming Pool

Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge is a luxury five star lodge situated on a hill in the heart of Madikwe Game Reserve in the North West Province of South Africa.

Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge is a luxury five star lodge situated on a hill in the heart of the malaria-free 75 000 hectare Madikwe Game Reserve in the North West Province of South Africa. Ingeniously located amongst boulders and age-old Tamboti trees, the private game lodge offers visitors the most amazing South African safari adventure, where you will be enchanted by a world of intrigue and majestic beauty.

Madikwe Game Reserve is home to the Big Five of Africa (Lion, Buffalo, Elephant, Rhino and Leopard), as well as to over 66 mammal species, including the rare African Wild Dog, Cheetah, Eland, Kudu, Giraffe and a range of more than 300 resident and migratory species of birds, which makes Madikwe Hills Private Lodge a birders paradise.

State of the art open landrovers with bucket seats and fold-down armrests stand ready to take you on safari, ensuring your optimum safety and comfort. Your knowledgeable ranger with his friendly disposition will ensure that your experiences are not but a “whisper on the winds of a timeless eternity”. Your knowledgeable and professional ranger conducts early morning and late afternoon / evening game drives in search of Africa’s big game.

Those with a passion for wildlife photography will be able to get various tips from their ranger on taking the perfect picture, while on their game drive. The rangers are avid fans of photography, many of them having entered renowned international and local competitions with great results. Please do not hesitate to ask your ranger for assistance in this regard.

Madikwe Hills consists of a Main Safari Lodge with ten suites, and a private camp, Little Madikwe Hills, accommodating 24 guests in total within the private game reserve. The lodge can be booked for 24 guests or alternatively Little Madikwe Hills can be booked exclusively for 4, 6 or 8 guests respectively. The
lodge offers some of the best views in Madikwe as well as the feeling of tranquillity given by the
surrounding trees and boulders amongst which the main building, ten luxury suites (two at Little Madikwe
Hills) and one Family/Presidential are nestled, giving a feeling of intimacy and offering complete
privacy.

The main lodge consist of 10 ultra-luxurious, glass-fronted suites complete with their own deck and private plunge pools. All suites have air-conditioning, ceiling fans, gas fireplaces, under floor heating, en-suite bathrooms and outdoor rock showers.

The exquisitely appointed main lodge overlooks a waterhole frequently visited by elephant families
and other game. Madikwe Hills offers the option of either individual bookings or exclusive use of the
lodge or Little Madikwe Hills.

The ultimate in luxury and privacy, Little Madikwe Hills boasts a 2-bedroomed Presidential or Family
Suite with its own private land rover and game ranger, as well as personal butler to take care of your
every need. Open-air decks, plunge pools, luxurious décor, outdoor showers, fireplaces, under-floor heating, air-conditioning, and concertina glass doors that open the room up entirely; are all standard in each suite at Little Madikwe Hills.

This safari lodge also has one large swimming pool and also offers extended amenities to groups of guests wanting to truly get away from it all on a wildlife safari in Africa.

A well-stocked wine cellar, gourmet kitchen with your personal chef and entertainment
centre complete the picture. Mouth-watering cuisine is created by your personal chef in the gourmet kitchen of Little Madikwe Hills.

Two additional standard suites can also be reserved to form a completely
private camp, which accommodates up to eight guests. A luxury is being able to set your own meal
and game-drive times, making this the ideal exclusive family escape for children of any age.

SPECIAL:

4 Week Special Late Booking Special - Main Camp:

R 3 825 per person sharing per night
Valid from 01 Mar 2017 – Only when booking within 4 weeks of arrival
* The rate includes Accommodation, 2 game drives daily (one in the morning and one in the late afternoon), laundry (Not Dry cleaning services), 3 meals daily, coffees and teas, WiFi available in Main Lodge, Gym, transfer to and from the airstrip.
* Rate excludes Park Entrance Fees (R180 per adult and R80 per child when driving in and R240 per adult and R150 per child flying in – subject to change), all drinks from the bar, mini bar and game drives, Spa Treatments, Telephone Calls, Curio Shop Purchases and all extras.
* Minimum 2 nights stay over the weekend and public holidays
* Children will pay same rate

Rates from:

Madikwe Hills - Main Camp

R 9 700 per person sharing per night
Valid 01 Mar 2017 to 30 Apr 2017
R 7 600 per person sharing per night
Valid 01 May 2017 to 31 Jul 2017
R 9 700 per person sharing per night
Valid 01 Aug 2017 to 31 Dec 2017

Little Madikwe Hills - Villa - Max 4 Guests sharing

R 41 400 per Villa per night
Valid 01 Mar 2017 to 30 Apr 2017
R 35 000 per Villa per night
Valid 01 May 2017 to 31 Jul 2017
R 41 400 per Villa per night
Valid 01 Aug 2017 to 31 Dec 2017

Rate Includes:

* Luxury accommodation
* Laundry service
* Two game drives per day
* Three meals daily
* All beverages excluding premier wines from our wine cellar
* Tea and Coffee
* Road transfer from the Madikwe Airstrip to the lodge

Rate Exclude:

* Curio shop purchases
* Premiere wines from the wine cellar
* Telephone calls
* Lodge transfers
* Airport Tax
* Tourism Levy of R10-00 per person per night
* Entry fees into reserve
* All Extras

Term & Conditions:

* Rates are subject to change and availability

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Motswiri Private Safari Lodge

Madikwe Game Reserve, North West Province

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Amenities & Facilities

Air conditioning Childcare Bar Game viewing Laundry service Onsite Parking Restaurant Rooms Swimming Pool

Motswiri is another exclusive five star lodge situated in the heart of Madikwe.

Set among a Leadwood forest this lodge really give guests the impression that they are deep in the African Bush. The magnificent rooms are all very private and equipped with all the luxuries a discerning traveler could wish for. The exquisitely appointed main lodge overlooks a waterhole frequently visited by elephant families and other game. Motswiri offers the option of either individual bookings or exclusive use of the lodge. Itineraries and daily events can be tailored to meet you or your groups specific needs.

Motswiri Private Safari Lodge lies hidden in the bush, an exclusive lodge offering a maximum of 10 people a bush experience which is impossible to replicate in larger concerns. Our lodge offers some of the best views in Madikwe as well as the feeling of tranquility given by the mature trees mostly leadwoods under which the main building and 5 luxury bush villas nestle, an intimate homely setting offering complete privacy. Dining also takes place in the outside boma on balmy summer nights. Morning and afternoon/evening game-drives in open game-viewing vehicles, bush sundowners and drink stops on the Reserve, visits to hides.

All 5 bush villas have air-conditioning, ceiling fans, gas fireplaces, en-suite bathrooms, outdoor rock showers and private wrap around wooden decks. The interiors have been skilfully designed so that there is a blend between open space and the bush by utilising the retractable doors and windows.

What sets Motswiri Apart

* MALARIA FREE
* Ideal for family or small groups
* Rich biodiversity of game
* Large elephant population
* Over 350 bird species
* Effortless road and air access

What to take:

* Comfortable walking shoes, Sun hat, Sunglasses, Sun block, Cameras and binoculars, Neutral coloured clothing, Swimming costume, Warm jackets are essential in winter (May -October).

Gate Entrance Fees:

* Gates open at 06h00
* Gates closes at 21h00.
Entrance fee into the Madikwe Reserve by road, please settle in camp

Children:

* Children of all ages are welcome at our lodge
* Babysitters available at extra cost
* Children under 6 years old are not permitted on game drives
* Children sharing room with parents pay 50 percent of the per person rate
* Children in own room are charged full price
* Child policy applies to children between the ages of 14 years to 5 years
* No charge for children under 4 years

Rates from:

Standard room:

R 3 985 per person sharing per night
R 5 977 per single guest per night
R 1 993 per child 05-14 years sharing with parents
Valid 01 Feb 2017 to 30 Apr 2017
R 3 292 per person sharing per night
R 4 938 per single guest per night
R 1 646 per child 05-14 years sharing with parents
Valid 01 May 2017 to 30 Aug 2017
R 3 985 per person sharing per night
R 5 977 per single guest per night
R 1 993 per child 05-14 years sharing with parents
Valid 01 Sep 2017 to 31 Dec 2017

Rate Includes:

* Luxury accommodation
* Two game drives per day
* All meals daily
* Welcome drinks
* Teas and coffees at meals
* Road transfer from the Madikwe Airstrip to the Lodge
* Tourism Levy

Rate Exclude:

* Curio shop purchases
* Drinks
* Telephone calls
* Lodge transfers
* Airport Tax
* Fly in fee
* Laundry services unless otherwise indicated
* Specialised coffees
* Gate entry fees
* Babysitting
* All Extras

Term & Conditions:

* Rates are subject to change and availability
* Entrance fee into the Madikwe Reserve by road, please settle in camp

For mobile users, you may launch the full service webpage by clicking HERE or launch the CONTACT US page.

Tuningi Safari Lodge

Madikwe Game Reserve, North West

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Amenities & Facilities

Childcare Game viewing Laundry service Restaurant Rooms Spa Swimming Pool

There is a wonderful welcoming place...

Set in the Rolling Hills of the 75 000 ha Madikwe Game Reserve. Tuningi Safari Lodge, situated in the world renowned Big 5, malaria-free, Madikwe Game Reserve, proudly showcases this protected areas African success story in magnificent style! Tuningi offers guests superior accommodation enhanced by an impressive Big 5 safari experience and personalised service in a friendly and relaxed environment. The Lodge welcomes children and in doing so, avails them of the opportunity to experience the wonders of nature, wildlife and our delicate eco-system first-hand.

The Main Camp and Little Tuningi combined accommodate 16 guests in four spacious Luxury and two Family Suites, all of which boast breathtaking views from private wrap-around decks. The ‘Colonial African chic’ main thatched lodge offers a sumptuous lounge, a spacious dining room and a well-stocked bar with an impressive rim flow pool that overlooks a watering hole, all interlinked by a sweeping wooden deck that leads to the boma area.

Tuningi is not only a beautiful and luxurious lodge with remarkable safari experiences, but a welcoming retreat where you are made to

feel comfortable enough to feel like a family member. The team of ultra professional and passionate staff are eager to please and will go to great lengths to ensure you have an outstanding safari experience leaving you with exceptional memories.

Child Policy:

* Children between 2 – 12 years will pay the child rate when sharing 1 chalet with 2 full paying guests not the Family Suite.
* Children of all ages are welcome.
* Baby-sitters are available at an extra cost.
* Children 5 years and younger are not allowed on game drives.
* There is a children’s programme available.
* Children in own room or family unit are charged full rate.
* No charge for children under 2 years of age.

Rates from:

Standard Suite Main Camp
Rates on Request

Rate Includes:

* Accommodation
* all meals
* Game drives
* Teas and coffees with meals

Rate Exclude:

* Curio shop purchases
* Drinks
* Telephone calls
* Entrance fee (fly in or drive in)
* Laundry services
* Airstrip to lodge transfers (Tuningi doesn’t charge for these transfers from the Western Airstrip, however, when the weather is bad and they have to land at the Eastern Airstrip there will be a charge of R250 per vehicle, one way).
* All Extras

Term & Conditions:

* Rates are subject to change and availability
* These rates are only valid for SA residents

For mobile users, you may launch the full service webpage by clicking HERE or launch the CONTACT US page.

Jacis Lodges

Madikwe Reserve, North West

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Amenities & Facilities

Air conditioning Bar Game viewing Nature or Scenic Area Onsite Parking Restaurant Rooms Swimming Pool

Relax, on the deck in front of your room, in the main lodge or wander to the forest pool to cool off.

Jaci’s Lodges are an oasis of calm and serenity in the arid African bush. Whether you’re planning a short weekend trip out of the city or a longer stay to recharge your batteries, the luxury accommodation and five-star service you’ll enjoy at Jaci’s ensure that you can kick back and relax in comfort and style. Our lodges offer two very unique five-star experiences, catering to both families looking to reconnect in a peaceful setting, and couples looking for a more intimate bush experience.

Jaci’s Tree Lodge:

At Jaci’s Tree Lodge, perched high up in the trees, you can relax in one of eight expansive treehouses (six king rooms and two twins) overlooking the Marico River and watch squirrels play in the tree canopy.

Jaci’s Safari Lodge:

For those looking for a more down-to-earth experience, Jaci’s Safari Lodge offers guests a tranquil space in which to unwind and interact with some of Africa’s most impressive wildlife. From your balcony – or even from your bed – you can see buck come down to the stream to drink. Each of the eight tent-style rooms, with their outdoor-indoor ambiance and earthy African tones, have been decorated and designed with your comfort in mind. From a bed that inspires afternoon naps to the expansive stone baths and luxurious bath robes, the attention to detail at Jaci’s guarantees maximum relaxation.
Jaci's Safari Lodge has two exclusive family suites: the Nare Suite, which accommodates up to six guests, and the Safari Suite, which accommodates up to eight guests. Both suites feature a plunge pool and come with a private guide and game drive vehicle.

Game drives:

Apart from their unique surroundings and comfortable, well-appointed accommodation, twice-daily game drives into the 75 000-hectare Madikwe Game Reserve are the main draw card at Jaci’s Lodges. Game drives take place when the likelihood of sightings is at its highest – early morning and late afternoon. Winters are dry and evening temperatures may drop to 0°C, while the wet summers are characterized by daily highs of up to 38°C. Game drives take into account these shifts in temperature, to ensure that guests are in no discomfort while out on a drive. The morning drive leaves after a light breakfast at first light, while the later drive usually departs around 15h00 to 15h30, depending on the season.
Each drive lasts for three-and-a-half hours on average, but if a spectacular or unusual sighting is made, it could last longer.
Guests are allocated one of seven qualified and experienced game guides on arrival. The guide remains with the couple or family for the duration of their stay, that they might develop a rapport. Over and above a wealth of knowledge on local fauna, Jaci’s guides have accumulated a wonderful repertoire of anecdotes and interesting snippets of information on local customs, flora, geology, history and geography – all of which is guaranteed to make game drives fun and informative. A two-way radio system keeps the guides in touch as they traverse the vast expanse of thorny, scrubby terrain that is Madikwe. This adds to the variety of animal sightings, although a strict protocol is enforced to ensure that a fresh lion kill, for example, doesn’t become instantly overcrowded with excited tourists. Only three vehicles are permitted at a time per animal sighting, and subsequent arrivals remain out of range, only approaching once the initial vehicles have left the scene. This system works well in Madikwe and prevents commercialisation of its wildlife resource. Jaci van Heteren says: "We are there for the wildflife and we need to respect their territory."

A fleet of rugged land cruisers – with tough 14-ply tyres and suitably elevated seating – offer premier game viewing along Madikwe’s main and off-road trails. On morning drives guests are provided with blankets and hot-water bottles to ward off early morning chills – a most welcome example of the attention to detail that guests constantly encounter at Jaci’s Lodges.
The guides who provide the link between guests and the thousands of animals living in Madikwe are all professional game guides who have a minimum of three to four years of experience in the field, on top of their Field Guides Association of Southern Africa (FGASA)-accredited qualifications. Many of Jaci’s guides have had long tenure in the world of wildlife, and one in particular has two decades under his belt. Guests can relax in the knowledge that guides not only collaborate to ensure that visitors are exposed to a variety of game species, but they are also equipped and trained to deal with medical emergencies, thanks to regular medical training. If you haven’t experienced one before, game drives can be pretty bumpy affairs, especially when plunging off-road to see something really special, like a leopard kill or young cubs at a hyena den. However, one soon adjusts to the rugged ride and it’s not long before your eyes become focused on the middle distance where animals are likely to be spotted. Morning drives include a halfway stop for hot chocolate, coffee or tea and home-baked rusks, while the late afternoon drive includes a stop for drinks and snacks to take in an unforgettable African sunset.
Options after your game drive include an alfresco shower, an indulgent full-body aromatherapy massage, or a wallow in one of the lodge’s inviting pools.

Children:

* Jaci's TREE Lodge: no children under 13 years allowed
* Jaci's SAFARI Lodge: We welcome children 6 - 12 years of age
* This policy applies to all children from 6 up to and including 12 years old,sharing a room with two parents
* Jaci’s Safari Lodge can accommodate a maximum of two children 6 - 12 years old sharing with two adults in a room, subject to availability of stretchers
* The child rates are applicable to children age 6 - 12 years sharing a room with their parents (2 x full paying adults)
* A child sharing a room with a single Adult. The Adult will be charged a single rate and the child will pay the applicable child rate.
* Children occupying their own room will be charged the applicable adult rate
* Children sharing a tent with parents are accommodated on a stretcher
* Each stretcher and cot can accommodate a maximum of one child
* A child menu is available and can be discussed with the chef upon arrival
* 06 – 12 Year old sharing a tent with parents may join their parents on the adult morning and/or evening game drives
* Persons from 13 years and older are considered adults and will therefore require their own tent at the applicable adult rate

Rates from:

Jaci's Three Lodge

For South African and SADC Guests

R 4 900 per person sharing per night
R 9 360 per single guest per night
Valid 01 Mar 2017 to 30 Apr 2017
R 4 050 per person sharing per night
R 6 030 per single guest per night
Valid 01 May 2017 to 30 Jun 2017
R 4 900 per person sharing per night
R 9 360 per single guest per night
Valid 01 Jul 2017 to 18 Dec 2017
R 7 200 per person sharing per night
R 10 800 per single guest per night
Valid 19 Dec 2017 to 05 Jan 2018

Jaci's Three Lodge

For International Guests

R 6 300 per person sharing per night
Valid 01 Mar 2017 to 30 Apr 2017
R 4 050 per person sharing per night
Valid 01 May 2017 to 30 Jun 2017
R 6 300 per person sharing per night
Valid 01 Jul 2017 to 18 Dec 2017
R 7 200 per person sharing per night
Valid 19 Dec 2017 to 05 Jan 2018

Jaci's Safari Lodge

For South African and SADC Guests

R 4 900 per person sharing per night
R 9 360 per single guest per night
Valid 01 Mar 2017 to 30 Apr 2017
R 4 050 per person sharing per night
R 6 030 per single guest per night
Valid 01 May 2017 to 30 Jun 2017
R 4 900 per person sharing per night
R 9 360 per single guest per night
Valid 01 Jul 2017 to 18 Dec 2017
R 7 200 per person sharing per night
R 10 800 per single guest per night
Valid 19 Dec 2017 to 05 Jan 2018

Jaci's Safari Lodge

For International Guests

R 6 300 per person sharing per night
Valid 01 Mar 2017 to 30 Apr 2017
R 4 050 per person sharing per night
Valid 01 May 2017 to 30 Jun 2017
R 6 300 per person sharing per night
Valid 01 Jul 2017 to 18 Dec 2017
R 7 200 per person sharing per night
Valid 19 Dec 2017 to 05 Jan 2018

Rate Includes:

* Accommodation
* Dinner and brunch
* Game Drives
* Return Transfers (when flying with FedAir)

Rate Exclude:

* All Extras
* Reserve fees

Terms and Conditions:

* Rates are subject to change and availability of flights.
* Madikwe Entrance Fee is not included.
* A minimum three night stay throughout the year is recommended

For mobile users, you may launch the full service webpage by clicking HERE or launch the CONTACT US page.