Luxury Holidays in the North West Province, South Africa.
Set within 75 000 hectares of safari park, Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge is situated on a hill in the heart of the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve in the North West Province of South Africa. Ingeniously located amongst boulders and age-old Tamboti trees, the private game lodge offers visitors the most amazing South African safari adventure, where you will be enchanted by a world of intrigue and majestic beauty.
Madikwe Game Reserve is home not only to the Big Five of Africa (Lion, Buffalo, Elephant, Rhino and Leopard), 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.
Situated on the Botswana border, just three hours’ drive from both Johannesburg and Pretoria, Madikwe is one of the largest private 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. The area is dotted with huge rocky outcrops known as inselbergs. Madikwe is one of few game reserves in the world that was proclaimed a wildlife reserve purely on the grounds of being the most appropriate and sustainable land area for such use.
The Madikwe Hills team looks forward to welcoming you to a magnificent safari in South Africa, showcasing wonderful wildlife and fulfilling your every wish, making your safari to Africa the ultimate in privacy and luxury.
The total dedication and passion of the team at the Madikwe Hills Private Game Reserve 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 offers the complete adventure in South Africa.
This resort has a range of room types to suit your budget and party size.
Madikwe Hills consists of a Main Safari Lodge with ten suites, and a private camp, Little Madikwe Hills, accommodating twenty-four guests in total within the private game reserve.
At the Main Lodge, ten ultra-luxurious, glass-fronted suites complete with their own deck and private plunge pools, offer absolute privacy and majestic views of the safari park landscape.
The unusual, yet subtle “Afrochic” décor integrates natural elements with earthy colours, highlighting Africa’s ambience; with each suite boasting soft sofas, voluptuous mosquito netting and cotton picot linen.
Your suite has been designed for complete relaxation and comfort; with fireplaces and under-floor heating for the winter months, and in summer, overhead fans and air-conditioning provide a welcome respite from the African heat.
Outdoor showers, romantic bathrooms and concertina glass doors allow you to fully experience the glorious African Safari environment.
Find out what makes this resort special. Here are some of our personal highlights.
Madikwe Hills Private Game Reserve is where the plains still team with game and the acacia savannah symbolizes a paragon of beauty.
The malaria-free Madikwe Reserve is home not only to the Big 5 of Africa, but also to a wealth of other fascinating creatures, including the rare Wild Dog. Our team at Madikwe Hills looks forward to showing you Africa’s wonderful wildlife, and to fulfilling your every wish. Wildlife can be viewed on game drives, walking safaris, and from the privacy of your suite deck.
State of the art open landrovers with bucket seats and fold-down armrests stand ready to take you on safari, ensuring your optimum safety and comfort. Your knowledgeable ranger with his friendly disposition will ensure that your experiences are not but a “whisper on the winds of a timeless eternity”. Knowledgeable and professional rangers conduct early morning and late afternoon, or evening, game drives in search of Africa’s big game and smaller wildlife.
Those with a passion for wildlife photography will be able to get various tips from their ranger on taking the perfect safari picture, while on their game drive. Our rangers are avid fans of photography, many of them having entered renowned international and local competitions with great results. Please do not hesitate to ask your ranger for assistance in this regard.
On warm evenings, guests may be treated to a three course safari meal in the heart of the bushveld. As guests complete their evening game drive, they will be enticed by the essence of a burning fire, to arrive to a hurricane lit “dining room” in the bush.
With the finest in cuisine and service excellence, guests will enjoy an unforgettable feast under starlit African skies.
Join the Madikwe Hills kiddies club, and learn about all the fun things to do while on safari in South Africa.
• Madikwe Hills Lucky Packet. Receive your lucky packet on arrival at the lodge with lots of surprises inside.
• Face Painting. Have your face painted to become your favourite safari animal.
• Bug Finding. Do bug finding with your ranger and learn all about these amazing creatures.
• My Tree. Complete an artwork of an African tree by sticking down leaves and learning the secrets that this tree holds in the bush.
• Treasure Hunt. Follow the clues and read the signs, for at the end of your trail a treasure lies …
• Movie Night. Enjoy a night of traditional movie fun, with popcorn and snacks, in pajamas..
• Animal Dung Investigation. Investigate the contents in animal dung to find out which animal it belongs to. Your tracker will be of great help in the search and investigation.
• Marshmallow Braai. Kids Only, no parents – sorry ! Join us at boma dinner for a marshmallow braai.
• Face Mask. Paint the mask of your favourite animal to wear at the marshmallow braai.
• Clay Modelling Class. Create your own animal or ornament with clay.
• Kiddies Club Competition. Tell us all about your experience at Madikwe Hills and stand a chance to have it posted onto our website for other kids to read.
• Big 5 Certificate. Receive a certificate for successfully completing the Big 5 experience in the Madikwe Game Reserve on your departure.
“Ntshafatsa” Body Balance Massage
We will welcome you with a “Si-Ya-Bona” to reconnect your body. Your skin will be awakened by gentle body brushing, followed with our signature massage inspired by Tswana word “Ntshafatsa”. They give an idea of African healing traditions and maybe a change of reawakening to touch the inner self again.
Divine Body & Facial Renewal
While in your cocooned in our specific intensive nourishing / slimming body wrap, enjoy a mini lifting for the face and a relaxing scalp massage.
An effective, rejuvenating facial, using a special skin booster serum and latest equipment to improve skin texture and condition. Allows for deep relaxation.
Hot Stone Massage
This grounding massage will balance your body and evoke an aura of penetrating warmth.
There is something about a wedding in the heart of the African bushveld that cannot be forsaken! Small intimate weddings from two up to twenty-four guests are catered for at Madikwe Hills, and we pride ourselves on our meticulous attention to detail. At Madikwe Hills, we like to keep things simple, but exceptional.