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Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge | Madikwe Game Reserve

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Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge is a five star lodge situated on a prime site in the west of the malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve. The inception of this exclusive lodge has an exceptionally inspiring story to it in terms of local community upliftment, business smart, outstanding management and of course, breathtaking location and lavish accommodation. The safari lodge boasts a range of activities for guests to enjoy. The Lodge is an ecotourism partnership between North-West Park, the Balete Ba Lekgophung community and the operator, The Nature Workshop. The community has a 45-year lease to operate a commercial lodge with traversing rights across the reserve.



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Rates inclusive of 14% V.A.T. • South African Rand • Subject to availability
Details 1 Jul 2017 to 30 Apr 2018
Single Per Night 5 720.00  
Per Person Per Night Sharing 4 645.00  
Kids 3-12yrs sharing with Adult 2 320.00  
Details 1  May 2018 to 30 Jun 2018
Per Person Per Night Sharing 3 465.00  
Per person per night – 30% Single Supplement 4 505.00  
Kids 3-12yrs sharing with Adult 1 730.00  
Details 1 Jul 2018 to 30 Apr 2019
Per Person Per Night Sharing 4 990.00  
Per person per night – 30% Single Supplement 6 485.00  
Kids 3-12yrs sharing with Adult 2 495.00  

Tariff Charges

All tariffs quoted are subject to change, without prior notice, however rates quoted for confirmed bookings will be honoured

Tariffs Include

Accommodation, All Meals, Early Morning Teas and Coffees, Game Drives, Transfers to and from the Madikwe Airstrip.

Tariffs Exclude

Phone Calls, Bar Account, Bed Levy @ R 10.00 per Person per Night, and Gate Entry , All other transfers & Landing fee.

Children

• Children of all ages are welcome at most of our lodges (please enquire)
• Babysitters available

Tariff Charges

  • All tariffs quoted are subject to change, without prior notice, however rates quoted for confirmed bookings will be honoured

Tariffs Include

  • Accommodation, All Meals, Early Morning Teas and Coffees, Game Drives drives and Safari Activities

Tariffs Exclude

  • Phone Calls, Bar Account, Bed Levy @ R 10.00 per Person per Night 
  • Conservation Levy: R150.00 per adult per night; R75.00 per child (under 12) per night, R0.00 children (under 2).

    Park Entrance Fee: R180.00 per adult per stay and R80.00 per child (under 12) per stay.

Children

  •  Children of all ages are welcome at most of our lodges (please enquire)
  •  Babysitters available
  •  Children under 6 years old are not permitted on game drives

Payment

  • Deposit of 50% of the total accommodation charge is required on confirmation. Balance is due 30 days prior to arrival. For bookings made within 40 days of travel, full payment is required on confirmation.

Should the reservation be cancelled

If a booking is cancelled after confirmation, the deposit will be forfeited. In addition, the following fees will be levied and the scale of charges expressed as a percentage of the total price is as follows:
  •  Four weeks before arrival - 75% of the total amount
  •  Two weeks before arrival - 100% of the total amount

Arrival | Departure

Guests may arrive any time from 2pm, and rooms are to be vacated by 11:00am.

What to Take

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

Gate Entrance Fee

Gates open @ 06h00 & closes @ 21h00.
Entrance fee into the Madikwe Reserve by Road, please settle in camp.

Climate

Summer - October to March
Rainy season with hot days and warm nights. Temperatures 25°C - 40°C.
Winter - April to September
Dry season with generally warm days and cold nights. Temperatures 0°C - 25°C.

Flight | Air Transfers | Private Charters

• Daily scheduled MADIKWE AIR flights from O.R.Tambo Airport (JIA).
• Private charters are available on request
• Road transfers available on request
• Entrance Fee into the Madikwe Reserve by Air, please settle in camp.


We would like to inform you that the park management of Madikwe Game Reserve has adjusted the entry fees as of 1.1.2017:
Adults: R180
Children: R80
Day Visitors Fees: R70 per person or child
Fly In Fees: Adults R240, Children R150

The following new levy will apply for reservations made at Madikwe Game Reserve from 1 June 2017 and with a check-in date from 1 August 2017:
  • All visitors: ZAR 150 per night
  • Children under 12 years: ZAR 75 per night
  • Babies under 2 years: ZAR 0
Levies are inclusive of VAT and subject to change without prior notice. They will be charged by the respective lodge to the guest's overall bill and paid at check-out.
Bookings with check-in before 1 August 2017 as well as bookings made before 1 June 2017 will not be affected by this new levy. • Children under 6 years old are not permitted on game drives

Payment

Deposit of 50% of the total accommodation charge is required on confirmation. Balance is due 30 days prior to arrival. For bookings made within 40 days of travel, full payment is required on confirmation.

Cancellation

  • More than six weeks prior to travel - an admin fee of will be charged
  • Between six and four weeks of arrival - 25% of the total amount will be forfeited
  • Within four and two weeks of arrival - 50% of the total amount will be forfeited
  • Less than two weeks of arrival - 100% of the total amount will be forfeited
  • Refunds where agreed, less the cancellation fee applicable, is subject to a 10% administration fee.

Arrival | Departure

Guests may arrive any time from 2pm, and rooms are to be vacated by 11:00am.

What to Take

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

Gate Entrance Fee

Gates open @ 06h00 & closes @ 21h00.
Entrance fee into the Madikwe Reserve by Road, please settle in camp.

Flight | Air Transfers | Private Charters

• Daily scheduled MADIKWE AIR flights from O.R.Tambo Airport (JIA).
• Private charters are available on request
• Road transfers available on request
• Entrance Fee into the Madikwe Reserve by Air, please settle in camp.


We would like to inform you that the park management of Madikwe Game Reserve has adjusted the entry fees as of 1.1.2017:
Adults: R180
Children: R80
Day Visitors Fees: R70 per person or child
Fly In Fees: Adults R240, Children R150

The following new levy will apply for reservations made at Madikwe Game Reserve from 1 June 2017 and with a check-in date from 1 August 2017:
  • All visitors: ZAR 150 per night
  • Children under 12 years: ZAR 75 per night
  • Babies under 2 years: ZAR 0
Levies are inclusive of VAT and subject to change without prior notice. They will be charged by the respective lodge to the guest's overall bill and paid at check-out.
Bookings with check-in before 1 August 2017 as well as bookings made before 1 June 2017 will not be affected by this new levy.
 

Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge is situated on the Tweedepoort Ridge overlooking the plains and inselbergs of the western section of Madikwe Game Reserve.

The lodge has 8 suites; each with their own viewing deck, decorated in natural hews of colour and texture, offering a very private and luxurious experience. The thatched suites, with sliding doors from each room and shower allow the guest to experience a oneness with the bushveld.

Morning and afternoon/evening game-drives in open game-viewing vehicles, bush sundowners and drink stops on the Reserve, visits to hides.

Regrettably, due to safety concerns, children under 6 years of age are unable to participate in game-drives (shorter kiddies game drives can be arrange after breakfast).

Game-rich country with Big Five (black & white rhino, elephant, lion, buffalo and leopard) cheetah, wild dog, kudu, springbok, eland, red hartebeest, giraffe and impala, A paradise for bird watchers.

Number of Suites 8 Community visits
By arrangement
Separate WC Yes Meeting Room
Facilities
Yes, on
request
Maximum Guests 16 Lodge Pool In Room Safe
Lodge Safe
No
Yes
Suitability for
Disabled Guests
Due to terrain
unfortunately
not
Children Yes Childrens
Activities 
Room service Yes Power 220v AC
Air-Conditioning Yes Indoor Shower Telephone Yes Private 4x4
Safari Vehicle
Available, at
an extra cost
Room Fans Yes Indoor Shower Hairdryers Yes Babysitting Yes

Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge is situated at a prime site in the west of the Madikwe Game Reserve, straddling the Tweedepoort Ridge with expansive views across the northern plains and Inselbergs. The central lodge sits on the slopes of a hill across a ravine, separating it from the chalets. Each of the chalets is positioned on the ridge with expansive views to the North. Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge opened in November 2004.
Access

Buffalo Ridge is easily accessible by private charter or the daily Madikwe Shuttle into Madikwe Western Airstrip just 30 minutes from Buffalo Ridge through the reserve. Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge is a 3 and a half hour’s drive from Johannesburg on the N4.

How to get there

Daily scheduled flights are operated from Johannesburg International Airport to the Madikwe Airstrip with Federal Air / Madikwe Air Charters. Private air -charters are organised on request. It is only a 4-hour drive from Johannesburg to Buffalo Ridge – Road transfers can be arranged and Self-drive is possible in 2x4 vehicles.

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Sat (09:00 - 13:00)
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