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Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge

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Traversing over 75 000 hectares, Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge is situated on a hill, in the heart of the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve. Ingeniously set amongst boulders and age-old Tamboti trees, the lodge offers visitors the utmost in luxury and hospitality, where you will find yourself enchanted by a world of intrigue and majestic beauty. Madikwe Game Reserve stretches all the way up to the Botswana border and is one the largest and most popular game reserves in South Africa. Once farm land, the Reserve has now been restored to its former natural environment with 86 mammals (from mice to elephant), 420 bird species (110 being rare) and 104 tree species. Predominantly grasslands and bushveld, intermingled with lone mountains and rocky outcrops, the Reserve is home to cheetahs, wild dogs, leopards, hyenas, lion, elephant, black & white rhino, buffalo, zebra, giraffe and various antelope. • Two 3-hour game drives a day (morning and afternoon) • 'Big 5' game viewing in state-of-the-art game-viewers • Tea, filter coffee and biscuits on morning game drive • Drinks and canapes on afternoon game drive • Bush breakfasts and dinners on request for larger groups MAIN CAMP • 10 Secluded glass fronted suites (±150m2) • Uninterrupted views of the African bush • Private deck with plunge pool • Air-conditioning • Fans • Fireplaces • Fully stocked mini-bar • Indoor and outdoor showers • Mosquito nets • Private lounge Little Madikwe (Family Friendly Camp) Little Madikwe comprises of a 2 Bedroomed Suite (±390m2). An additional 2 Luxury Suites (±150m2) can be reserved to form a completely private camp accommodating up to 8 guests. • Private deck and swimming pool • Air-conditioning and fans • Fireplaces • Fully stocked mini-bar • Indoor and outdoor showers • Mosquito nets • Private lounge, verandah and dining room • Private kitchen with personal chef - set your own meal time • Private game drive vehicle and game ranger - set your own game drive time • Personal butler/child minder • Entertainment centre • Satellite television and DVD collection • Various CD's and children's games • Small library FACILITIES IN MAIN LODGE • Lounge • Dining Room • Bar • Wine Cellar • Local wines • Terraced viewing deck with umbrellas overlooking waterhole • Swimming Pool • Library - stocked with a comprehensive selection of books • Internet Facilities - desktop with wireless internet connection available 24 hours • Satellite Television at the main building in the Lounge • Traditional Boma • Curio Shop Well stocked with books, clothing, safari gear, handmade knives, shoes, bags, jewellery, postcards and local arts & crafts. WELLNESS Set the mind at ease and embrace the energy of the bush. Experience Spafaris with soul of Africa. From our enchanting world, secrets are revived and re-created to bring you, for the first time, a unique spa concept based on a fusion o f ancient healing tradition, philosophies and rituals from Africa. To reconnect to nature, to realise, to recover and to relax... In holistic therapy, our body "energy" is the universal life force that governs personal wellbeing and vitality. The signature treatments are concentrates on establishing and maintaining a balance between our body energies. The new range Wisdom of Africa blended indigenous botanical ingredients from all over the continent of Africa, that natures mind, body and spirit. They give us an idea of African healing traditions and a chance to re-awaken, to touch the inner self again. Fully Equipped Gym The fully quipped gym at Madikwe Hills, with treadmill, spinning bike, rowing machine, fitness flyer, weights and bench, dumbbells and barbells and aerobic mats, allows guests to keep up with their fitness regime, or a place to release the guilt built up after indulging in mouth-watering delights.
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Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
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Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
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Sir Seretse Khama Intl Airport48 km
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

Visited in 2008 when the UK was battered by an Easter snow storm, so it was very pleasant arriving in a land full of sun and very friendly faces. The reserve was also a winner, seeing African wild dogs, lions, hyenas, elephants, zebras, giraffes and...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank Patrick D
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Spent three great days here. Our room was large and private, with both internal and external bathroom, and a private deck with plunge pool and lounges. There is a central shared facility with internal/external dining area, bar and lounge area, gift shop and also a...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank OzSooty
Response from HannesMadikweHills, General Manager at Madikwe Hills Private Game LodgeResponded 16 October 2018

Dear OzSooty, Thank you very much for your kind and detailed review. Luckily 3 days of over-indulging cannot do too much damage, but the gym is here to help with the conscience! We hope to see you again soon. Regards,

Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

The lodge is beatiful, views from each room are like being in a movie, you get the chance to see the animals from your own deck all day long. The staff is great! they make your stay even more pleasant. Ernst and Lebo were our...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank MariaC3406
Response from HannesMadikweHills, General Manager at Madikwe Hills Private Game LodgeResponded 16 October 2018

Dear MariaC3406, Thank you very much for your kind review! We hope to welcome you back soon. Regards,

Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

We have been to Madikwe Hills a number of times - as well as other lodges in the Madikwe Game Reserve. It is the only lodge we have repeatedly returned to. Madikwe Hills’ rooms, service, food, privacy and game drives are a par above the...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank sjrubinek
Response from HannesMadikweHills, General Manager at Madikwe Hills Private Game LodgeResponded 24 September 2018

Dear sjrubinek, Thank you very much for your review! It is always a pleasure to have you here and we are looking forward to your next visit! Regards,

Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

We had a simply wonderful time at Madikwe Hills whilst celebrating a birthday with friends. It is a little piece of heaven where one feels completely spoilt and indulged. The room was spectacular, secluded and private. They have literally thought of everything from comfort to...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank JacquiS596
Response from HannesMadikweHills, General Manager at Madikwe Hills Private Game LodgeResponded 5 September 2018

Dear Jacqui S, It was such fun to have you all here for the birthday celebration! Thank you very much for your compliment and praises, it means a lot to us! We hope to see you all again very soon. Regards,

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28 January 2018|
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Response from HannesMadikweHills | Property representative |
Hello Shirley28, Madikwe Game Reserve is owned by North West Parks Board (National Park). We are allowed to go off road in many areas but there are some areas where off loading, for example on the plains where the soil is... More
4 December 2017|
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Response from HannesMadikweHills | Property representative |
Hello Lynda2040, Thank you for your question. There is no dress code: some guests like dress up whilst others come to dinner in the same clothing they wore on safari. Most guests wear smart casual to dinner. Regards,
8 November 2017|
Response from HannesMadikweHills | Property representative |
Hello Shirley2810, We are open the whole year through, also over Christmas and New Years. On Christmas morning you will go on a 3 hour safari. On return you will enjoy a leisurely breakfast on the main deck overlooking... More
Room Tips
"If you're traveling as a family try to stay in Little Madikwe...it's gorgeous and sooooo spacious."
02 Sep 2018
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"Some lodges has a perfect view on wild life"
22 Aug 2018
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"we loved #2"
30 Jul 2018
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"9 great view of water hole"
20 Jan 2018
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US$1 521 - US$1 845 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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