Bordering the Botswana, Madikwe Game reserve is not just a malaria-free game reserve of South Africa but is home to the incredible wilderness with the big five. From the wasteland, it has now emerged as the most beautiful wildlife conservancy that is housing not just the endemic species but some flora and diverse birdlife. 

The game reserve is somewhere overlapping the two most dynamic national parks of Africa, the Kalahari thornveld and the Lowveld bush adding on to its dense vegetation and wildlife source. Over the past years, Madikwe has been the shelter to an abundance of relocated animals from Africa and other regions. So calling it a region with diverse wildlife won’t be wrong. Safari and game drive here will let you discover the habitat of species from the Kalahari Desert like Oryx, and other wilds like zebra, wildebeest, the kudu and more.

While South Africa can proffer the most luxurious and comforting safari drives with the premium lodges and safari camps, Madikwe somewhere is an ideal option for a family-friendly safari tour and honeymoon. You will get some elegantly designed luxurious lodges and the camps with the African touch to add a leisure touch to the thrilling South African safari tours. Well, consider booking your stay at one of these lodges at Madikwe.

Tau game lodge

Tau game lodge - Best lodges in Madikwe Game reserve

The Tau game lodge lies towards the northern border of South Africa and is one of the most luxurious safari lodges in Madikwe. Offering accommodation to around 60 guests, it is not only a vast property but an ideal choice for honeymooners and wedding plans. 

The panoramic surrounding of the lodge is not just picturesque but act as the amazing venue for pre-wedding shoots or ceremonies. The authentic safari vibes of Tau game lodge is all due to the natural surroundings, the wilderness around and the animals dwelling in the premises.

With the 30 fully equipped and spacious deluxe chattels, Tau brings the pleasure of leisurely game viewing from the private deck. The en-suite bathrooms and open-air showers add on an exotic touch to the cosy aura of Tau game lodge. There are Family Suite and Family for kids and parents at Tau Game lodge. Even there are activities for kids that can keep them engaged at Cubz Club with their own private game drives.

Madikwe Hills Game Lodge

Madikwe Hills Game Lodge - Best lodges in Madikwe Game reserve

Madikwe Hills game lodge is set amidst the boulder and ancient old Tamboti trees on the rocky projection. Standing in the central Madikwe game reserve, game drives here can be thrilling as one can easily spot the South Africa big five and other diverse wild species of Africa. Madikwe houses around 66 mammal species that include the endemic and endangered African Wild Dog Cheetah, Kudu, Eland, Giraffe other 300 species of birds.

Accommodating 24 guests the lodge has some spacious rooms with thatched roofs and wooden walkways, private deck overlooking the waterholes with the concentrated wilderness. Apart from the dining area, there are boma dinners arranged to enjoy the authentic cuisines under the open sky. The bar and wine cellar or the lounge area is to enjoy the leisure time at Madikwe hills game lodge.

The activities at Madikwe Hills game lodge can be thrilling big five safaris along with walking safari and Bush Dinners with the finest wines.

Royal Madikwe Safari Lodge

Royal Madikwe Safari Lodge - Best lodges in Madikwe Game reserve

The ultimate 5-star property at Madikwe game reserve, the Royal Madikwe Safari Lodge is the best accommodation for honeymooner. The wild lush surrounding and the organic touch add on to the beauty and the elegance of this premium property. 

The interior boasts of a contemporary look with the modern amenities and authentic décor inspiring the natural touch. Surrounded by the Africa bush, Royal Madikwe is soaked up in luxury and leisure bringing up the safari tours and a cosy break.

There are 5 suites with unique features adding on a diverse touch to your stay at Madikwe. The rooms are air-conditioned with private pool, fireplace and en-suite bathroom, inside and outside shower. Choosing the activities here, you can go for morning and afternoon safari tours and add on more with guided bush walks, Photographic Safaris and more. Book some additional activities like Zulu dancing, Marimba band, drumming lesson and star gazing.

Jaci’s Lodge Safari

Jaci's Lodge Safari - Best lodges in Madikwe Game reserve

Jaci’s Lodge stands as the family-friendly safari lodge at Madikwe where one can enjoy the outstanding service, luxurious facilities and utmost leisure. There are two suites to choose from- Jaci’s Safari Lodge and Jaci’s Tree Lodge that offers spacious rooms that are fully equipped. 

The safari lodge with 8 luxury tented camps exhibits the African interior touch all with the vibrant colours and textures. The private mosaic bath, outdoor showers and deck add on a comfy touch to the accommodation. Adding more the Jaci’s safari lodge has accommodation options as the tented suites, Nare suites, the safari suites and Starber suites.

Talking about the tree lodge, the property offers 8 spacious and luxury rooms that are connected by the wooden walkway. Each of the room opens up towards the view of Marico River and the tree houses blend completely with the surrounding.

Etali Safari Lodge 

Etali Safari Lodge - Best lodges in Madikwe Game reserve

A luxurious experience comes with the Etali safari lodge that offers a premium service and touch of nature with the earthy tone. With the 8 luxury suites, the lodge offers a perfect spot for a destination wedding or pre-weeding shoots and more.

 What makes Etali an ideal choice for honeymooners is the panoramic surroundings, the privacy and facilities like Spa sessions and more. The thatched chalets are not just spacious but the earthy tone and crisp linen and cosy furnishing add on to the beauty of Etali safari lodge. Facilities are provided like private game viewing deck and splash pool, indoor-outdoor showers, the fireplace and more.

Activities offered here are not just thrilling but will offer you a memorable and enthralling safari vacation in South Africa. More than the morning and evening game drives, Etali arranges for bush walks with guides and star viewing with a telescope during the clear evening at Madikwe. 

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