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South Africa Holiday Safari Specials - Stay/pay holiday special (1 night safari FREE) at the malaria-free Madikwe Safari Lodge in the Madikwe Game Reserve, about 4 hour’s drive from Johannesburg.

 
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Stay 4, pay 3 (StayMore): Enjoy a complementary night at Madikwe Safari Lodge - BOOK BY 19th December 2019

Valid until 17 December 2019, 4 January – 19 December 2020 & 4 January – 30 April 2020.
 
OR:
Book three nights at Madikwe Safari Lodge and three nights at Marataba South Africa (Safari or Mountain Lodge) and receive all three flights on the Air Taxi OR all road transfers FREE (FLYMORE)
 
Valid until 17 December 2019, 4 January – 19 December 2020 & 4 January – 30 April 2020.
Only valid on adult sharing and single rates
Children (6-15) will receive 50% off flight
Standard fare applies to kids under 6 years of age
 
OR:
Madikwe Safari and Victoria Falls (WONDERMORE):
Book a 3-night stay at Madikwe Safari Lodge, and receive 2 NIGHTS FREE at Stanley & Livingstone Boutique Hotel*

Validity:
1 November 2019 - 30 June 2020
• Free nights at Stanley & Livingstone on B&B basis
• Free nights at Ursula’s Homestead on DBB basis
 
OR:
Madikwe/Marataba combination (HOPMORE): stay two nights at each property, and get the Air Taxi hop OR the road transfer link FREE
 
Valid from 1 August – 17 December 2019 | 4 January – 19 December 2020 | 4 January – 30 April 2021
Book at least one flight on Mara-Dikwe Air Taxi out of/back to JHB to receive your Mara-Dikwe hop between the lodges free
Children (6-15) will receive 50% off flight
Standard fare applies to kids under/OR 6 years of age
 
OR:
For newlyweds on their honeymoon (LOVEMORE)!
Spend three nights at Madikwe Safari Lodge and one of the happy couple gets 20% off their accommodation rate

Valid: From 1 August – 17 December 2019, 4 January – 19 December 2020, 4 January – 30 April 2021
Honeymoon offer is valid for a year after date of marriage; marriage certificate to be provided

Subject to availability.
 
Rates at Madikwe Safari Lodge (LELAPA LODGE) Per person
sharing
1 September - 30 November 2019 from R10 790
1 December - 17 December 2019 from R8 260
18 December - 3 January 2020 from R12 415
4 January - 30 April 2020 from R10 905
1 May - 31 August 2020 from R9 265
1 September - 30 November 2020 from R12 110
1 December - 19 December 2020 from R9 265
20 December - 3 January 2021 from R15 140
4 January - 30 April 2021 from R11 780
 
Rates at Madikwe Safari Lodge (KOPANO & DITHABA LODGE) Per person
sharing
1 September - 30 November 2019 from R 12 335
1 December - 17 December 2019 from R 9 440
18 December - 3 January 2020 from R 15 325
4 January - 30 April 2020 from R 11 995
1 May - 31 August 2020 from R 10 195
1 September - 30 November 2020 from R 13 320
1 December - 19 December 2020 from R 10 195
20 December - 3 January 2021 from R 16 650
4 January - 30 April 2021 from R 12 955
 
Madikwe Safari Lodge operates on best available rates so rates fluctuate according to demand so the above are indicative only.

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Madikwe Safari Lodge:
Madikwe Safari Lodge accommodation
 
Madikwe Safari Lodge is situated in one of South Africa’s largest and malaria-free sanctuaries; with a rich biodiversity of mammals, such as Africa’s Big Five, cheetah, wild dog, brown and spotted hyena, oryx, eland, springbok & ostrich; excellent bird watching with  over 350 bird species; diverse geology and broad mix of habitats; exceptional field rangers; intimate accommodation with sweeping views over the game-filled plains with the Dwarsberg range forming a purple-hued backdrop; unique area imbued in history – Mzilikazi, Dr David Livingstone, Sir Cornwallis Harris and Herman Charles Bosman; effortless road and air access.
 
Set on a gentle slope nestled between two rolling hills, Madikwe Safari Lodge overlooks game-filled plains with the Dwarsberg Hills in the distance and the Marico River nearby. Madikwe Game Reserve is run as a joint venture between the North West Parks Board, the private sector and the local communities.

The rich red timbres of the African earth are reflected in the warm tones of Madikwe Safari Lodge. Featuring just 20 suites in three intimate camps; Lelapa Lodge (12 suites), Kopano Lodge (4 suites) and Dithaba Lodge (4 suites). Kopano and Dithaba Lodges are ideal for exclusive-use family safaris or for private safari getaways.
 
Lelapa Lodge
Lelapa literally means ‘family’ - there is no restriction in terms of age or generation. Each of the 12 Suites (approximately 100 m2/1080 ft2) has indoor and outdoor showers; private plunge pool; wood-burning fireplace; a double bed (convertible to twins); air-conditioning; ceiling fan; bathroom en-suite; safe; mini bar; direct-dial telephone; hairdryer and a range of deluxe amenities.
Four rooms are Family Suites, and have a second bedroom with children’s bunk beds and sleeper couch.

Kopano Lodge
Kopano directly translated means ‘small gathering’. Each of the 4 Suites (approximately 100 m2/1080 ft2) has indoor and outdoor showers; wood-burning fireplace a double bed (convertible to twins); air-conditioning; ceiling fan; bathroom en-suite; safe; mini bar; direct-dial telephone; hairdryer and a range of deluxe amenities. No children under 16 years, unless the lodge is booked on an exclusive basis.

Dithaba Lodge
This Lodge is well suited to a group of friends or family members. Each of the 4 Suites (approximately 110 m2/1180 ft2) has indoor and outdoor showers; private plunge pool; wood-burning fireplace; a double bed (convertible to twins); air-conditioning; fireplace; ceiling fan; bathroom ensuite; safe; mini bar; direct-dial telephone; hairdryer and a range of deluxe amenities.

With huge circular fireplaces at the heart of every suite and big glass doors to blur the boundary between inside and out, Madikwe embodies the warm, bold heart of this spectacularly rugged corner of Africa. Spacious wooden decks embrace inviting plunge pools (in all suites), and book-filled shelves in quiet corners entice and captivate.

The superb safari experience only varies in temperature and not in quality of the game-viewing; making Madikwe an excellentl year round safari destination.

Rich biodiversity of mammals, such as Africa’s Big Five, cheetah, wild dog, brown and spotted hyena, oryx, eland, springbok and ostrich.

Excellent bird watching with over 350 bird species, diverse geology and broad mix of habitats, exceptional field rangers, intimate accommodation with sweeping views over the game-filled plains with the Dwarsberg range forming a purple-hued backdrop. The best bird-watching period is from October to April.

Getting to Madikwe Safari Lodge:
Federal Air operates a daily flight from O.R. Tambo International Airport (JIA) to Madikwe airfield, departing at 12h00 and returning at 13h30. The airfield is 10 minutes drive from the Lodge.
Gaborone, Botswana is 2 hours from Madikwe Safari Lodge. If you are either coming from or going on safari in Botswana, transfers can be arranged.
The driving time from Johannesburg is approximately 4 to 4.5 hours.

Madikwe Safari Lodge Rates Include:
- Luxury accommodation in a suite with private plunge pool
- All meals
- Teas/Coffees
- Soft drinks, local brand beers and spirits & house wines (not groups)
- Two game drives daily with FGASA qualified ranger
- Game drive refreshments & snacks
- Transfers to and from the Eastern Madikwe airstrip
- Specified inclusive safari activities

Specialist Activities Included:
- Game drives
- Bush walks
- Astronomy
- Wildlife lectures
- Bush breakfasts, picnic lunches & bush dinners
- Children’s activities

Madikwe Safari Lodge Rates Exclude:
- Laundry
- Mini bar in room
- Premium brand beers, spirits, cellar wines & champagnes
- Cigars & cigarettes
- All flights and transfers not specified
- Gratuities
- Telephone calls
- Curio shop purchases
- Spa treatments
- Madikwe Game Reserve entrance/conservation fees
- Madikwe Game Reserve landing fees
- Any additional extras will be for the guests account

Specialist Activities Excluded:
- Cultural village experience
- Any additional outside services

Madikwe Safari Lodge childrens policy:
Lelapa Lodge
Children of all ages are welcome at Lelapa Lodge.
Children aged 0 - 5 years stay free of charge.
Children aged 6 - 15 years pay 50% of the adult sharing rate.
Children aged 16 years and older pay the full adult rate.

Kopano Lodge
Regretfully we do not accept any children at our Kopano Lodge.
Children aged 16 years and older pay the full adult rate.

Dithaba Lodge
Children are only accepted if the lodge is booked exclusively. If the lodge is booked exclusively, then the same policy as Lelapa Lodge is applicable.

Families on Safari:
Children of all ages are welcome at Madikwe Safari Lodge’s Lelapa Lodge. There are many activities available for children including: family safari drives, bush orientation, bug CSI, dung tracking, track pack with Plaster of Paris, baking in the kitchen, making pizzas in the boma, star gazing, games night and much more. Unfortunately no game drives are allowed for children under the age of two years and children between the ages of two and five are only allowed on the late morning family safari drive. The family safari drive for children aged two to five departs at 11:00 in winter and 10:00 in summer and lasts approximately two hours.

Single room rates available on request.

Distance Table
Location Travel time Kilometres Miles
Oliver Tambo (Johannesburg) International Airport 4h45 min 359 km 224 miles
Lanseria Airport, Johannesburg 4h15 min 315 km 196 miles
Sir Seretse Khama International Airport, Gaborone 1h45 min 87 km 55 miles
Sun City 2 hours 138 km 86 miles

Federal Air operates a daily flight from O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) to Madikwe airfield. The airfield is 10 minutes drive from the Lodge.

Gaborone, Botswana is 2 hours from Madikwe Safari Lodge. If you are either coming from or going on safari in Botswana, transfers can be arranged.

The driving time from Johannesburg is approximately 4 to 4.5 hours and there are two different routes to consider.

O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) to Madikwe Safari Lodge via Abjaterskop Gate - Note: this route is recommended if you prefer to travel a shorter distance on a gravel road bearing in mind neither routing requires a 4x4 vehicle.
O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) to Madikwe Safari Lodge via Molatedi Gate (Sun City) - Note: this route is recommended if you do not mind travelling 50 kilometres/30 miles on a gravel road or if you are coming from or going to Sun City. This is a shorter route in distance, does not require a 4x4 vehicle and is more scenic.

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