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Royal Madikwe | Luxury Lodge | Safari Residence

Royal Madikwe Safari Lodge is located in the western section of Madikwe Game Reserve, internationally acclaimed for its rich diversity of fauna and flora. This five-star Lodge is committed to offering visitors old and young the ultimate in exceptional safari experiences amid the splendour of the African bushveld. It is this commitment that made the Royal Madikwe the winner of the “World Luxury Hotel Awards” in 2010, 2011, and 2013 in the Luxury Game Lodge category.

The Royal Madikwe can sleep up to 14 visitors in five exquisitely-appointed suites. Inspired by the pristine natural surroundings, each suite fuses organic colours and textures with contemporary design, inviting visitors to lose themselves in the sheer beauty of the Madikwe wilderness.

The Luxury Double, Luxury Twin, and Honeymoon suites can each accommodate two visitors while the Royal Villa has two separate bedrooms, making it perfect for families with up to three children. The Emperor suite, which lies on the second level of the Lodge Clubhouse, is suitable for families with younger children.

In keeping with its upmarket status, every suite has an extensive range of amenities including complimentary WiFi, an iPod docking station, a safety deposit box, hairdryer, air-conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, a fully stocked minibar, velour bathrobes, and slippers. As well as a sublime choice of liquid soap, bath foam, bath salts, hand and body lotion, shower gel, shampoo, and conditioner. In addition to these fantastic amenities, the Emperor and Royal Villa suites provide an HD TV plus DVD player with selected satellite channels.

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Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South Afican Rand • Subject to Availability
Seasonal Rates 1 Dec 2018
to 31 Jan 2019
Luxury Suite Single R14 455
Luxury Suite Per Person Per night sharing  R9 635
Royal Villa (1-4 Guests) pn R39 220
Royal Villa pn Additional Adult R9 875
Royal Villa pn  Additional Child R4 935
Honeymoon Suite Single R15 980
Honeymoon Suite pppns  R10 650
The Emperor Suite pppns (1-2 Guests) R12 200
The Emperor Suite per night (2-4 Guests)    R30 505
Exclusive Use per night ( 1-14 Guests) R129 575

The Royal Madikwe offers luxury accommodation on a per person sharing basis to a maximum of 15 guests in 5 beautifully appointed suites. Please enquire about the possibility of Exclusive Use of the whole property.

Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South Afican Rand • Subject to Availability
Seasonal Rates Non Peak Season
1 February—14 March 2019
1—31 July 2019
 1—30 September 2019
Peak Season
15 March—30 April 2019
1 —31 August 2019
1—31 October 2019
1 Dec 2019—31 Jan 2020
Low Season
1 May—30 June 2019
1—30 November 2019
Luxury Suite Single  R11 160 R14 330 R8 930
Luxury Suite (Max 2 guests) Per Person Per night sharing R7 440 R9 550  R5 950
Royal Villa - 2 Bedroom Suite - Max 5 guests  R33 985 R38 880 R27 170
Royal Villa pn Additional Adult R8 495 R9 790 R6 790
Royal Villa pn  Additional Child R4 250 R4 895 R3 395
Honeymoon Suite Single R12 600 R15 840 R10 370
Honeymoon Suite (Max 2 pax) pppns R8 400 R10 560  R6 910
The Emperor Suite -2 Bedroom Suite - Max  Adult & 2 Children) pppns (1-2 pax) R9 790 R12 095 R7 870
The Emperor Suite per night- Unit   (4 pax) R25 150 R30 240  R20 110
Exclusive Use per night ( 1-15 Guests) R109 945 R133 345 R88 305
 
 
Book within 30 days of travel and receive a 30% discount  

Minimum of 2 night stay required
Room Type's Peak
Last Minute Rate

 1 – 31 October 2018
1 Dec 2018 – 31 Jan 2019
Luxury Suite  single  R10 115
Luxury Suite ppns
Max: 2 guests
R6 745
Honeymoon Suite  single  R11 185
Honeymoon Suite ppns R7 455
Emperor Suite  ppns (1-2 pax) R8 540
Emperor Suite  pn (2-4 pax) R21 355
Royal Villa  pn (1-4 pax) R27 455
Royal Villa pn additional Adult R6 915
Royal Villa pn additional Child R3 455

Emperor Suite: Max: 2 Adults & 2 Children, 2 Bedroom Suite
Royal Villa : Max: 5 guests, 2 Bedroom Villa

Standard Inclusions
Luxury Accommodation l Breakfast, Lunch / High-Tea & Dinner l Bottled Water, Soft Drinks, A Selection of Local Beer/Cider & Spirits,
House Wines, Tea / Coffee, Game Drive Beverages and Snacks l Transfers to/from Madikwe Western Airstrip l 2 Game Drives daily l Bush
Walks if in place of a Game Drive and dependent on availability l Kids Activities
Standard Exclusions
All Other Beverages l Cigars and Cigarettes l Gift Shop Purchases l Optional Specialized Activities l Reserve Entry/ Landing Fee’s l
Conservation Levy l Laundry Service l Private Vehicle l Gratuities
Additional Fee’s
RESERVE ENTRY FEE’S (Compulsory once off fee) – Pending Price Increase
Drive in - ZAR 180 per adult l ZAR 80 per child under 12 years l No charge for children under 2 years
Fly in - ZAR 240 per adult l ZAR 150 per child under 12 years l No charge for children under 2 years
CONSERVATION LEVY (Compulsory levy per person per night) – Pending Price Increase
ZAR 150 per adult per night l ZAR 75 per child under 12 years per night l No charge for children under 2 years
 

 
Book within 30 days of travel and receive a 30% discount  

Minimum of 2 night stay required
Accommodation
2 Luxury Suites
1 Honeymoon Suite
1 Emperor Suite
1 Royal Villa
Non-Peak Season
1 February—14 March 2019
1—31 July 2019
1—30 September 2019
Peak Season
15 March—30 April 2019
1—31 August 2019
1—31 October 2019
1 Dec 2019—31 Jan 2020
Luxury Suite  single  R7 810 R10 030
Luxury Suite ppns
Max: 2 guests
R5 210 R6 685
Honeymoon Suite  single  R8 820 R11 090
Honeymoon Suite ppns R5 880 R7 390
Emperor Suite  ppns (1-2 pax) R6 855 R8 465
Emperor Suite  pn (2-4 pax) R17 605 R21 170
Royal Villa  pn (1-4 pax) R23 790 R27 215
Royal Villa pn additional Adult R5 845 R6 855
Royal Villa pn additional Child R2 975 R3 425
Exclusive Use (1-15 pax) R76 960 R93 340

Terms & Conditions

  • All rates are quoted in South African Rand and include 15% VAT.
  • All rates quoted, but not limited to, Accommodation, Transfers, Additional Specialized Activities, Park Fee’s, Conservation Levy, etc.
  • are valid at the time of booking, but until such time as full and final payment has been received, the price is subject to change without prior notice.
  • Rates are quoted on a per person sharing basis
  • in the Luxury Suites and Honeymoon Suite and single occupancy incurs a 50% supplement.
  • The Royal Villa is quoted on a unit rate for up to 4 guests and adding an additional adult / child will incur a surcharge.
  • The Emperor Suite is quoted on a unit rate for up to 4 guests. The Emperor Suite is also quoted on a per person sharing rate for couples seeking a spacious and lavish Suite.

Children under the age of 2 years stay for free in a cot when sharing with 2 adults in a Luxury Suite or the Honeymoon Suite.
Creating triple suites in a Luxury Suite or the Honeymoon Suite will be subject to availability based on occupancy and only on confirmation, in writing, from Royal Madikwe Reservations.
Children aged 3-11 years will pay 50% of the per person adult rate when sharing with an adult in a Luxury Suite or the Honeymoon Suite, while an adult will pay the full adult sharing rate.

A minimum of 2 nights’ stay is required for all periods, unless otherwise confirmed in writing by Royal Madikwe Reservations.

Payment Terms

A deposit on the total invoiced amount is required in order to confirm a reservation and is payable within 14 days of acceptance of a quote;
  •  100% deposit required for bookings made on the Last Minute Special Offer
  •  50% deposit required for bookings made within 6 months of travel
  •  25% deposit required for bookings made more than 6 months in advance
 
Full and Final payment is due strictly 30 days prior to guest’s arrival.
Luxury Double Suite

The Luxury Double Suite is situated parallel to a regularly frequented game path on the Royal Madikwe conservancy within Madikwe Game Reserve.

With breathtaking views of the surrounding wilderness and mountains, this freestanding suite offers privacy, tranquility and luxury to couples in search of a delightful retreat.

This beautifully appointed suite boasts a king size four poster bed draped in a luxurious mosquito net; en-suite bathroom with indoor / outdoor rain showers and a large bathtub with a beautiful wilderness view; a cozy indoor wood fire place and comfortable outdoor seating.

The large private viewing deck encompasses plush sun loungers conveniently placed beside the plunge pool to soak up the Madikwe sunshine all year round!

Exquisite amenities available in this suite include Liquid soap, Bath foam, Bath salts, Hand & Body lotion, Shower gel, Shampoo and Conditioner, as well as;
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Harmon Kardon Bluetooth Speaker
  • Safety deposit box
  • Hair dryer
  • Air conditioner
  • Tea & Coffee making facility
  • Fully stocked mini bar
  • Velour bath robes
  • Slippers
Suite size:    46m²

Luxury Twin Suite

Become absorbed in the sights and sounds of the bush, while relaxing in the privacy of this lavish freestanding suite.

Where contemporary style meets African elegance, the Luxury Twin Suites offers the perfect space for friends, older children or couples to rejuvenate and relax in anticipation of their safari adventure.

The Twin Suite flaunts lavish extra length ¾ beds draped in luxurious linen, a mosquito net, and en-suite bathroom with indoor / outdoor rain showers, a large bathtub with a beautiful wilderness view, a cozy indoor wood fire place and comfortable outdoor seating. This suite can comfortably be converted into a double for couples.

The large private viewing deck, furnished with plush sun loungers allows you to soak up the sunshine beside your private plunge pool while enjoying the flurry of animals passing by your suite along the game path to the waterhole.

Exquisite amenities available in this suite include Liquid soap, Bath foam, Bath salts, Hand & Body lotion, Shower gel, Shampoo and Conditioner, as well as;
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Harmon Kardon Bluetooth Speaker
  • Safety deposit box
  • Hair dryer
  • Air conditioner
  • Tea & Coffee making facility
  • Fully stocked mini bar
  • Velour bath robes
  • Slippers
Suite size:    43m²

The Honeymoon Suite

Situated directly across from the busiest waterhole in Madikwe, the freestanding Honeymoon Suite offers spectacular views of the waterhole from the privacy of the elevated sun deck.

This sumptuous and romantic retreat is perfectly suited to couples celebrating their honeymoon, an anniversary or simply in search of a special getaway.

The Honeymoon Suite is embellished in a remarkable four poster bed draped in luxurious percale linen, a fabulous mosquito net, en-suite bathroom with indoor / outdoor rain showers, a large bathtub with a beautiful wilderness and waterhole view, a cozy indoor wood fire place and comfortable outdoor seating.
The large private viewing deck wraps around a refreshing plunge pool with the most exquisite views! Soak up the sunshine while enjoying the abundant wildlife frequenting the waterhole just 10 meters away.
Exquisite amenities available in this suite include Liquid soap, Bath foam, Bath salts, Hand & Body lotion, Shower gel, Shampoo and Conditioner, as well as;
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Harmon Kardon Bluetooth Speaker
  • Safety deposit box
  • Hair dryer
  • Air conditioner
  • Tea & Coffee making facility
  • Fully stocked mini bar
  • Velour bath robes
  • Slippers
Suite size:    44m²
The Emperor Suite

Boasting spectacular views of the Royal waterhole from the elegant sunken lounge, this spacious 2 bedroom suite is conveniently located on the second level of the Clubhouse.

The Emperor suite, in conjunction with its’ adjacent TV lounge and beautifully appointed private dining space is perfectly suited to couples in search of a lavish, spacious suite, a honeymoon retreat, or for families with 2 younger children.

The Emperor Master Bedroom is indulged in an extra length king size bed enchantingly draped in a luxurious mosquito net, extravagant percale linen and an en-suite bathroom with an open air rain shower and a large romantic bathtub.
The comfortable sunken lounge divides the additional bathroom, equipped with a rain shower, and the children’s room which is fitted with fun bunk beds.

The adjacent private dining space and contemporary TV lounge adds a further 82m² to create an exclusive private villa in the clubhouse where couples or families have the freedom and space to enjoy all the comforts of home in a serene and picturesque setting.
One of the best features of the Emperor Suite is the close proximity of the private dining space which allows parents to put the kids to bed and enjoy a romantic dinner whilst near enough to hear their little ones if they should awake.

Exquisite amenities available in this suite include Liquid soap, Bath foam, Bath salts, Hand & Body lotion, Shower gel, Shampoo and Conditioner, as well as;
  • Selected satellite channels
  • HD TV & DVD Player
  • Harmon Kardon Bluetooth Speaker
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit box
  • Hair dryer
  • Air conditioner
  • Tea & Coffee making facility
  • Fully stocked mini bar
  • Velour bath robes
  • Slippers
Suite size:    105m²
The Royal Villa

Where contemporary style meets African elegance, this luxurious 2 bedroom family villa offers exclusivity and privacy, perfectly suited to families with 2 – 3 children.

When booking the Villa in conjunction with another Suite a private vehicle for game drives will be included as an added luxury ensuring intimate family safari experiences as well as the flexibility sometimes required with younger children.

The Royal Villa Master Bedroom boasts a lavish four poster bed draped in a hand crafted mosquito net, indoor wood fire place, en-suite bathroom with both indoor and outdoor rain showers and a large romantic bathtub with exquisite views of both the waterhole and wilderness.
Separated by a dining area and kitchenette, the second bedroom flaunts sumptuous twin beds draped in luxurious mosquito nets and a large en-suite bathroom with indoor rain shower and an extravagant bathtub.

The Library and TV lounge located on the second level gives way to another viewing deck with perfect waterhole views.
The 138m² private viewing deck with plunge pool and a comfortable outdoor seating area is the ideal haven to enjoy the sights and sounds of the African bush.

Exquisite amenities available in the Villa includes Liquid soap, Bath foam, Bath salts, Hand & Body lotion, Shower gel, Shampoo and Conditioner, as well as;
  • HD TV & DVD Player
  • Selected satellite channels available
  • Harmon Kardon Bluetooth Speaker
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit box
  • Hair dryer
  • Air conditioner
  • Tea & Coffee making facility
  • Fully stocked mini bar
  • Wine cooler
  • Velour bath robes
  • Slippers
Suite size:    159m²

Property Facilities
Bar
Internet Access (Complimentary)
Library
Pool
Secure Parking
Battery Charging Facilities
Kiddies Club
Malaria Free
Private Vehicle Available
TV Room
Eco Friendly
Laundry Service (Available)
Mobile Connectivity
Restaurant
Room Facilities
Air Conditioning
Complementary Wi-Fi

Electrical Outlets
Fridge

Laundry Service (Available)
Mosquito Nets
Private Pool / Jacuzzi

Sala
Verandah
Balcony / Deck
Detached Private Bathroom
En-Suite
Hair Dryer
Lounge Area
Outside Shower
Pure Cotton Linen
Shower
Bath
Dressing Gowns
Fireplace
Heater
Mini Bar
Plunge Pool   
Safe
Tea / Coffee  
Available Services
Airport Shuttle (Available)
Room Service
Babysitting Service Credit Card  
Activities on Site (some activities may be seasonal)
Big 5
Game Drives
High Tea
Walks (Guided)
Bird Watching
Game Viewing
Massages
Wildlife Tours
Fine Dinning
Game Walks
Safaris
Activities Nearby
Big 5
Fine Dinning
Game Walks
Historical Tours
Museums
Safaris
Bird Watching
Game Drives
General Sightseeing
Hot-air Ballooning
Natural History Tours
Walks (Guided)
Cultural Tours
Game Viewing
Golf
Massages
River Cruises
Wildlife Tours
 

 

 

 


INCLUDED
Luxury Accommodation l All meals (Breakfast, Lunch or High Tea and Dinner) l Bottled water, Soft drinks, Beer, Cider, House Wines, Tea / Coffee, Fresh juices with breakfast, Game drive beverages and snacks l Transfers to/from Madikwe Western Airstrip l 2 Game Drives daily l Bush Walks if in place of a game drive and dependent on availability

EXCLUDED
All other beverages l Cigars and Cigarettes l Gift Shop purchases l Optional specialized safari’s l Reserve Entry/ Landing Fee’s l Laundry Service l Gratuities 

The Royal Madikwe offers luxurious accommodation on a per person sharing basis to a maximum of 14 guests in 5 beautifully appointed suites. Please enquire with our reservations team regarding the option of Exclusive Use of the lodge.

A written request is required to proceed with a reservation. A reservation will be held as provisional for a maximum of 10 days only if requested in writing and confirmed via return e-mail with a provisional reference number. No provisional booking will be held for last minute requests within 14 days of arrival.

A minimum of 2 nights stay is required for all bookings in both the Non-Peak and Peak Period, unless otherwise confirmed in writing. A deposit of 50% of the total invoiced amount is required to secure a reservation and must be paid within 10 days of accepting the quote. A deposit made to guarantee a reservation is non-refundable and once the deposit has been received, the client is liable for cancellation fees. Full and Final payment is due 4 weeks prior to the date of arrival.

A private vehicle for game drives is now offered when booking the Royal Villa in conjunction with another suite (it can be any other suite).

 
Cancellations are only effective on receipt of written notification.
  •  Less than 4 weeks’ notice prior to arrival - 50% of total invoiced amount.
  •  Less than 2 weeks’ notice prior to arrival - 100% of total invoiced amount
  •  Less than 8 weeks’ notice prior to arrival - 100% of total invoiced amount. (25 Mar – 25 April / 15 Dec – 5 Jan)
All rates quoted for both accommodation and transfers are valid at the time of booking, but until such time as full and final payment has been received, the price is subject to change without prior notice.
Bookings are not transferable.
In the event of premature departure the full extent of the stay, as originally booked and confirmed, will be charged.
In the unlikely event of there being an unscheduled postponement of a reservation caused by bad weather, strikes or any other matter beyond our control, it is understood that expenses incurred will be for the client's account.
Check in time is strictly 14h00.
Please enquire about the possibility of an earlier check in if required. No check in’s will be accepted before 12h00- should you require an even earlier check in than 12h00, an additional night will be charged prior to the day of arrival and is dependent on availability at the time of enquiring.
Check out time is strictly 11h00.
Please enquire about the possibility of a later check out if required. Check outs later than 14h00 will not be available for guests departing on a Private Charter or Scheduled flight.
Extras must be settled directly at the lodge on departure.  .

Children of all ages are welcome at Royal Madikwe!

Children under the age of 2 years stay for free in a cot when sharing with 2 adults in a Luxury Suite.
Creating triple suites in a Luxury Suite or adding an additional child to a Family Suite will be subject to availability based on occupancy.
Children under the age of 5 years are not permitted on the scheduled game drives, however, a 1 hour kiddie’s bumble can be arranged at the lodge and is dependent on availability at the time of enquiring.
Children under the age of 16 are not permitted on Bush Walks.
Children’s Activities (Daily between 12h00 – 13h00)
A complimentary fun filled program created just for your little ones to keep them entertained and excited about their adventure at Royal Madikwe. With T-shirt painting, Doughnut decorating, Animal tracking, Face painting, Arts and crafts, African beading, and Storytelling, they will have endless fun to look forward to!

SHUTTLE FLIGHTS

Royal Madikwe is easily accessed by daily shuttle flights from (OR Tambo) Johannesburg International Airport to Madikwe Game Reserve Western Airstrip. Approximate flight time is 1 hour. Guests will be transferred from the Western Airstrip in an open vehicle to Royal Madikwe at no extra cost – approximately 25 minute drive.

Shuttle Times (These times are subject to change)
Johannesburg – Madikwe Western Airstrip l Madikwe Western Airstrip to Johannesburg
13h00 – 14h00 l 1h15 – 12h15

PRIVATE CHARTERS

Private Charters can be arranged for a more luxurious experience and includes a meet & greet facility whereby guests will be escorted off international flights through customs/immigration. Flight times are reasonably flexible to suit guests’ requirements.

ROAD TRANSFERS

Alternatively, a road transfer can be arranged to transfer guests to/from Royal Madikwe. Approximately 5 hours’ drive from Johannesburg or 3 hours from Sun City. Please enquire for transfers from other destinations.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: ADULTS TRAVELLING WITH CHILDREN UNDER 18 YEARS:  
As from 01 June 2015, all persons under the age of 18 years of age, traveling to/from South Africa are required to produce an UNABRIDGED BIRTH CERTIFICATE indicating the biological parents of the minor. In the case where only one parent is travelling with the child, a consent from the other parent in the form of an affidavit, is required.  Airlines will be  forced to refuse travel to persons under the age of 18 not in possession of these documents.
 
Additional Activities

  • Zulu Dancing ZAR 9,430 per performance
  • Marimba Band ZAR 10,540 per performance
  • African Drumming Lesson ZAR 6,555 per group (Up to 14 guests)
  • ZAR 790 per person (Minimum of 4 guests)
  • Conservation for a cause Personalized quote will be provided on request.
  • Star Gazing
  • ZAR 7,210 per group (1-6 guests)
  • ZAR 10,540 per group (7-14 guests)  
  • This includes a presentation and star gazing through a GPS Telescope
  • Massage Treatments
  • ZAR 855 Full Body Aromatherapy Massage (1 hour)
  • ZAR 615 Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage (3/4 hour)
  • ZAR 685 Back Massage (1/2 hour)
  • ZAR 575 Foot Massage (1/2 hour)
 
The suggested route from Johannesburg is via Krugersdorp, Magaliesburg, Derby, Koster, Swartruggens and Zeerust.
 
  • From Johannesburg head north west on R24 to Magaliesburg
  • Once in Magaliesburg, follow Route 509 to Derby, Koster and Swartruggens
  • From Swartruggens follow the N4 “Toll Road” to Zeerust
  • Once in Zeerust, turn right at Gabarone/Madikwe signs on Route R49.
  • Pass the Abjaterskop Gate (first entrance to Madikwe), 7Kms before the Wonderboom gate
  • Enter Madikwe Game Reserve at the Wonderboom gate, 97Km north of Zeerust
Game Drives
Daily dawn and dusk game drives are recommended to ensure that you get the most out of your safari experience’s. The Big Five, (Elephant, Buffalo, Rhino, Lion and Leopard) are all present in Madikwe Game Reserve, as well as many species of birds, antelope and other mammals; including the endangered African Wild Dogs and Cheetah. Although we cannot guarantee sightings of specific animals, our experienced guides go out of their way to find the most special sightings for you to ensure you have an incredible safari experience!

Children under the age of 5 years are not allowed on scheduled Game Drives. Kiddies bumbles may be arranged and depend on availability at the time of arrival. These regulations are put in place to ensure your safety as this is our first priority given the dangerous nature of our environment.

Bush Walks
We invite you to enjoy the thrill and adventure of a bush walk with our highly qualified and experienced guides. Following in the footsteps of the animals allows you the opportunity to learn more about the smaller creatures as well as the flora that make up this unique wildlife reserve in Southern Africa.

Children under the age of 16 years may not partake in bush walks due to safety reasons and adults over the age of 60 years require a medical fitness certificate in order to participate. These regulations are put in place to ensure your safety as this is our first priority given the nature of our environment.

We recommend neutral colored clothing, long trousers, closed walking shoes and a sun hat to ensure your comfort on walking safari’s.
Pre-booking essential and dependent on availability. Enquire with our reservations team for more information and a personalized quote.

Traditional Drumming
The art of cultural drumming stems back many, many years to a time when communication was without technology. Used as an instrument to send messages to warn the tribe of approaching danger, but also to celebrate happy occasions, the Jemba drum was a vital form of communication amongst African tribes.

Join us in this cultural exploration where you will learn to navigate this beautifully hand crafted instrument and find your rhythm within…

Pre-booking essential. Enquire with our reservations team for more information and a personalised quotation.

Zulu Dancing
The warrior tribe, as the Zulu’s are known, were mighty and fierce in their battles on the plains of Africa, using their dramatic tribal dance as a means to instill fear in the hearts of their enemies! Unlike the warrior men in the tribe, the Zulu women danced to show joy and love and when men and women came together they told a beautiful story….

Experience this incredible display of power and passion as you share their journey through a colourful cultural dance!
Pre-booking essential. Enquire with our reservations team for more information and a personalised quotation.

Star Gazing Evening
There are few things more romantic than the African night sky ablaze with sparkling lights hanging in the dark of night like diamonds.
Witness the awe inspiring constellations and clusters that form part of our solar system through the crisp lens of a GPRS Telescope that enhances what your eyes only hope to capture.

A wonderful story unfolds as you learn about the history and evolutionary formulation of these stellar phenomenon’s…Best viewing from February to late August, but this is available throughout the year if desired.
Pre-booking essential. Enquire with our reservations team for more information and a personalised quotation.

Massages
Enjoy a massage treatment in the comfort and privacy of your suite or on the Sundeck with a gentle breeze blowing over your shoulders while you relinquish your mind to the tranquil wilderness surrounding you….

Treatments available
Pre-booking not essential, but welcome. Enquire with our reservations team for more information and a personalised quotation.
Directions from Johannesburg to Royal Madikwe
Follow the N1 North to Pretoria
From Pretoria N1 take the N4 Highway to Rustenburg.
Keep to the N4 which bypasses Rustenburg and head for Swartruggens.
There is a R75.00 toll gate at Swartruggens.
From Swartruggens, continue on to Zeerust. Please ignore all signs to Madikwe before Zeerust and enter the town itself.
Please give us a call when you reach the town of Zeerust (t) +27(0)82 568 8867.
There is a reliable gas station after this point which is approximately a 20 minute drive from the lodge.
At the 4 th intersection into the town of Zeerust, there will be an Absa Bank building on your left, here you will turn right into President Street.
Travel approximately 90km along this road towards Gaborone (R49/47). The first entry gate you will pass is Abjabaterskop on your right at around 83km (Do not turn into this entry point). Continue on for about 7km and look out for a sign board on your left indicating “Bush House, Impodimo, Rhulani”. Here you will turn right into Wonderboom Gate, Madikwe Game Reserve on your right.
The gate guard will radio the lodge to notify them of your arrival.
Once through the gate, take the first turn on your right where you see a sign indicating “Lodges” to your right and follow the road until you see the Royal Madikwe sign on your left.
Be sure to carry some cash with you on your journey for Toll Gate fees and kindly adhere to the speed limits.
We trust that you will have a safe journey and we look forward to welcoming you to Royal Madikwe!

Directions from Royal Madikwe to Sun City
Exit Wonderboom Gate, turn left and continue straight for 7km.
Turn left into Abejaterskop Gate.
Follow the signs to Molatedi Gate – this is approximately a 1 hour drive through the park. (Speed limit is strictly 40km/p)
Exit Molatedi Gate and follow the road. You will pass over the Marico River, through the Molatedi
Village and continue straight for about 32km on the gravel road until the tar road begins.
Drive for 26km until you reach a 4 way stop. At this intersection turn left towards Sun City.
Continue straight along this road for approximately 34.8 km’s, turn right at the T junction.
Continue straight along this road for 8.5km until you get to the next 4 way junction. At this intersection turn left, drive for 5km and Sun City will be on your left.
Wishing you a safe journey.

Directions from Sun City to Royal Madikwe
After passing Sun City on the right, continue straight (approximately 5 km) until you reach a four-way junction. Turn right to DERDEPOORT.
Follow the road for approximately 8.5 km’s and turn left at the sign saying, “BAPONG” and “Madikwe Game Reserve”.
Continue straight along this road for approximately 34.8 km’s after passing through MABESKRAAL (Ignore ALL signs saying “MADIKWE”). At the 4-way stop turn right to DERDEPOORT/Molatedi Gate.
After 26kms the road becomes gravel, the Dwarsberg Liquor Store will be on your left.
Continue straight along this road for about 32 km of gravel, (DO NOT take the next Derdepoort turn to the right, continue straight), passing through the Molatedi village over the Marico River and straight to the MOLATEDI GATE entrance into the Park.
When you are at Molitedi gate –please ask the guard to direct you to Abejaterskop gate. You will be traveling through the park to get to Abejaterskop gate.
As soon as you arrive at Abejaterskop gate, you will exit the park and turn right on the tar road. You will then travel about 7km to our next gate which is Wonderboom gate. At the gate the guard will direct you to Royal Madikwe. We are about 10min drive from the gate.

Directions from Tlokweng Border, Gaborone
Continue on the road, straight, for 10km.
Turn left into “Wonderboom Gate” Madikwe Game Reserve.
The gate guard will contact the lodge on your arrival.
Once you have entered the gate, follow the road until you reach a sign board indicating “Lodges” to your right, turn here and follow the road until you see the “Royal Madikwe” sign on your left and we will be waiting to meet you.
Wishing you a safe journey and we look forward to welcoming you to Royal Madikwe! 

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Business Hours
Mon – Fri (09:00 - 17:00)
Sat (09:00 - 13:00)
Time Zone UTC/GMT +2 hours
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What sets us 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

Why Book With Us

Personal inter-action
Lodges with high standards
Stay in control of your booking
Most special deals by far
Secure payment process (SSL)
South African based
Superior knowledge
Expert advice
No booking fees

Madikwe Entry Fees

Once-off payment
Paid directly by clients
Park fees
  - R180 per Adults per STAY
  - R105 Child per  STAY
Guest Conservation Contribution
  - R150 per Adults per DAY
  - R75 per Child (under 12 years) per DAY
SUBJECT to change without notice
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Once-off payment
Paid directly by clients
Flight landing fee
  - R240 per Adult
  - R150 per Child (under 12 years)
SUBJECT to change without notice