Madikwe Hills

Location: Madikwe Game Reserve, North West Province of South Africa
No of rooms: Main Lodge: 10 suites. Little Madikwe Hills: Four suites.
One Stop Reason To Go: Wild dog viewing!!

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Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge is found on a hill in the heart of the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, ingeniously located amongst boulders and age-old Tamboti trees. Situated on the Botswana border, just three hours’ drive from both Johannesburg and Pretoria, Madikwe is one of the largest game reserves in South Africa. The safari reserve consists of vast plains of open woodlands and grasslands, dissected by a ridge of rugged hills and bordered in the south by the Dwarsberg Mountains. Madikwe Hills offers visitors the most amazing South African safari adventure, where guests will be enchanted by a world of intrigue and majestic beauty.

Madikwe Game Reserve is home not only to the Big 5, but also to a wealth of over 66 mammal species, including the rare African Wild Dog, as well as Cheetah, Eland, Kudu, Giraffe and a range of more than 300 resident and migratory species of birds.

The total dedication and passion of the team at Madikwe Hills ensure that every guest departs with a memory of an African safari never to be forgotten. From outstanding wild life holidays to unforgettable safari weddings and honeymoons – Madikwe Hills offers the complete adventure in South Africa.

The Main Lodge is comprised of 10 ultra-luxurious glass-fronted suites complete with their own deck and private plunge pools, offering absolute privacy and majestic views. The unusual décor integrates natural elements with colours, highlighting Africa’s ambience, with each suite boasting soft sofas, voluptuous mosquito netting and cotton picot linen. The suites have been designed for complete relaxation and comfort, with fireplaces and under-floor heating for the winter months, and for summer, overhead fans and air-conditioning, proving a welcome respite from the harshness of the African heat.

Outside showers, romantic bathrooms and concertina glass doors allow guests to truly feel at one with the environment. The Main Lodge does not accommodate children under the age of 10 years.

Little Madikwe Hills. Boasting a two-bedroom suite with its own private Landrover and game ranger, as well as a personal butler to take care of guests’ every need whilst a gourmet kitchen and an entertainment centre complete the luxorious picture. Two additional standard suites can also be reserved to form a completely private camp, which accommodates up to eight guests.

Verandah’s, plunge pools, luxurious décor, outside showers, fireplaces, under-floor heating, air-conditioning, and concertina glass doors that open the room up entirely, are standard in each suite at Little Madikwe Hills. Little Madikwe Hills has one large swimming pool and also offers extended amenities to groups of guests wanting to truly get away from it all.

The personal chef in the gourmet kitchen of Little Madikwe Hills creates mouth-watering cuisine and guests can even pick up a few culinary tips whilst they watch their meals being prepared. All the sumptuous gourmet experiences are enjoyed in Little Madikwe’s beautifully decorated and enchanting dining room.

A butler is on hand to respond to the group’s every need. A dedicated game ranger and game viewing vehicle means that Little Madikwe Hills’ guests can enjoy private game drives at their leisure, for as long or as short as they wish.

Little Madikwe Hills is ideal for families wanting to spend a special weekend together, and a permanent child minder is on hand for young family bookings. Or, for the ultimate romantic location, Little Madikwe Hills is also available for exclusive weddings for guests of up to eight people.

The secluded environment and outstanding service at Madikwe Hills is also an ideal retreat for corporate groups needing to get away and focus, whether with the objective of strategising, or simply spending time relaxing together as a team. There are Internet and presentation facilities and the outstanding yet discreet service ensures that corporates can stay focused on the job at hand.

Nowhere else in South Africa can groups be accommodated in such privacy and luxury, whilst being able to experience some of Southern Africa’s best Big 5, and Wild Dog viewing at their leisure – creating a truly unforgettable experience, that far exceeds expectations.

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