No place better than Madikwe River Lodge

Madikwe River Lodge

Situated on the beautiful banks of the Groot Marico River, in the heart of the Madikwe Game Reserve, is the Madikwe River Lodge. This magnificent lodge offers a comfortable and luxurious place to rest and unwind, especially after a long day of driving and game viewing.

The Madikwe River Lodge is perfect for those travelling with family and friends and looking for a relaxing time away from the city. It’s also ideal for couples looking for a romantic getaway.


Madikwe River Lodge rooms
Madikwe River Lodge rooms

There are 16 comfortable and secluded chalets to choose from, with standard two twin beds, which can be turned to a double bed on request, and décor that provides an authentic African-feel. There are en-suite bathrooms with on bath shower and an outdoor shower only at the Luxury Room for those, who are brave enough. You can also enjoy uninterrupted views of the river and forest from your private wooden deck.

All chalets are equipped with air-conditioning, coffee and tea-making facilities with a terrific view of the Groot Marico River. The Family Room has standard twin beds and a sleeper couch. There is an open guest lounge next to the Restaurant with TV and a decoder.


World-class dining experience
World-class dining experience

After a long day of going on game drives, you are sure to feel a little hungry, and thanks to the Madikwe River Lodge’s world-class restaurant, you will be able to enjoy a filling and delicious meal before you go back to your chalet to rest.

Activities to enjoy at the lodge include game drives, bird safaris, stargazing from the boma, and swimming. There are even game drives made especially for those travelling with children – and bush walks and game walks are available upon request. With so many activities to take part in, you never have to worry about being bored!

For the frequent business traveller looking for a place to host their next event, the lodge is the ideal location for executive meetings, conferences or year-end functions.

The staff will help set up the venue for your conference, and can arrange seating for up to 25 delegates. Outdoor tea and coffee-making facilities will be made available for you, as well as a projector and flip chart with pens.

So, when looking for an accommodation that offers great views and even greater experiences, make sure you book yourself into the Madikwe River Lodge.

To make a booking, call 014 778 9000 or email today!

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