South African Game Lodges : Madikwe River Lodge – Madikwe Game Reserve

Mon, Jan 3, 2011

Game Lodges

The Madikwe river lodge is surrounded by 75 000 hectares of malaria-free African sand veld, this luxury lodge is ideally positioned on the Groot Marico River in the heart of Madikwe Game Reserve.

At Madikwe River Lodge, the African adventure is both rewarding and relaxing and combines the ruggedness of nature with luxury and comfort.

Madikwe Game Reserve is situated in the North West Province and is bordered by Botswana in the north, the Dwarsberg Mountains to the south, and the Marico river to the east. The diverse habitat in the reserve, from acacia savannah to riverine, ensures a unique combination of species, including wild dog, cheetah, lion, white and black rhino, buffalo and elephant. The birdlife is spectacular and it is also one of the few reserves in South Africa that is malaria free.

Accommodation Madikwe River Lodge offers comfortable accommodation in secluded split-level thatched chalets set in the cool tranquillity of a riverine forest. Each chalet is individually decorated to create a rich African feel, and offer an en-suite bathroom and shower with a full range of guest amenities, ceiling fans, complimentary tea and coffee making facilities, and a private wooden viewing deck overlooking the river. Luxury Suite features include a separate lounge area and an outside shower.

Madikwe River Lodge is a child-friendly establishment, and offers six family rooms, with twin beds and an additional sleeper couch, cots are available on request.

Activities / Facilities
Facilities and activities at Madikwe River Lodge include 24 hour security (the lodge is surrounded by an electric fence), a beautiful swimming pool with sun deck at the main lodge, a rock pool, and a curio shop. The lodge also offers a complimentary laundry service to its guests, as well as a babysitting service.

Game viewing, however, is Madikwe’s main activity, and the reserve is the fourth largest game reserve in South Africa and boasts the second largest Elephant population. Game drives and bush walks are conducted daily by excellent rangers, and specialised children’s drives are offered. Outdoor catering is a main part of life at Madikwe River Lodge, and, weather permitting, meals are usually served outdoors. Dinner is served in the Island Boma or in the lodge dining room, lunch is served on the main lodge deck, whilst breakfast is served in the dining room or outdoor deck. The summer months allow for the added experience of bush dinners, which can be arranged on request.

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