Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge | Madikwe Game Reserve

A Seasons in Africa Property


Personal Impression

Madikwe Game Lodge is situated in the Madikwe Game Reserve. This exclusive lodge has 11 rooms and the finest of accommodations. The rooms are set in the hills with incredible views of the bush below. There are huge boulders all over the property which give it a truly unique ambiance. The lodge is large and spacious with delightful main rooms and the guest rooms are expansive and luxurious. I highly recommend this property.


jeep with sundowner

Suite is an appropriate name for the fabulous rooms at Madikwe Hills. The rooms are on hills and very private offering expansive views of the bush below. On arrival in the room we looked out to see a large bull elephant wandering in the area right below our room. You then know you are in Africa.

The rooms are large with floor to ceiling windows looking out into the bush, a separate sitting area, all fully air conditioned with a sun deck, private plunge pools as in the picture below. The bathrooms are romantic and VERY large with big bathtubs and indoor and outdoor showers. This is extreme and total luxury.

Pictures below are images of a standard suite.
bed looking onto the deck bedroom with fireplace huge bathroom

bathroom deck with plunge pool living room area

Game Drives

Game viewing here is plentiful. Animals are everywhere. This reserve has many lodges with a lot of vehicles driving the park. However, I felt this to be positive since there would be many people looking for animals - the sightings were numerous. The lodges cooperate with each other by way of radios to control the sightings so there are never more than three vehicles at a sighting at a time. At no time did I feel as if the reserve was crowded. You are seeing nature at its finest here, not penned in a small area for tourists to see. Add this with the peaceful atmosphere of the bush - it is game viewing at its finest. There are only six guests with a guide and tracker in each land rover for a truly personal experience. Each game drive holds new adventures and the sights you see will be burned into your memory forever. Madikwe Hills also offers bush walks, boma dinners and bush breakfasts. This is a wonderful property where your expectations will be exceeded.

wood decks between rooms main lounge main deck for meals

The Guides

The quality of the guides at all the Seasons in Africa properties are superb. The guides stop at sundown to cook little appetizers and to mix you your favorite drink. You will enjoy this while watching the sunset over the African bush. The rangers post reports on the website (address below) with details of game drives and sightings. It is a nice thing to do and makes for very interesting reading as you anticipate your time in South Africa.

Dining and Wines

The dining room at Madikwe Hills is spacious and inviting. The food is outstanding. The deck outside the main lounge is the place for lunch and breakfast that will offer incredible views of the bush below. Personal service is the key to Seasons in Africa properties and this is evident in the wonderful meals served at this fine lodge. The lodge is on an all-inclusive basis with wines and spirits served complimentary (excluding premium imported brands).

Spa, Internet and Laundry

A wonderful spa with a variety of treatments is available. There is a unique outdoor shower and toilet attached to the spa. A gym is also available. Internet and laundry services are available for guests on a complimentary basis.

dining area spa facilities main entrance

Website: Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge