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About Madikela Game Lodge

Madikela Game Lodge is situated in the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve, 32 km outside Vaalwater on the Melkrivier Road, and a comfortable two-hour, 15-minutes drive from Pretoria. Madikela, meaning "Place of the Setting Sun", is situated on a limestone plateau which was formed millions of years ago. This limestone, which rests on a granite base, has in time eroded, forming the most amazing rock formations.

The main garden area features a large swimming pool, 18-hole minigolf, a jungle gym, and games room. Accommodation comprises six secluded, thatched, self-catering cottages, each with its own game-viewing deck, a Jacuzzi splash pool, and enclosed barbecue boma.

The Bush Camp is located 80 m from the main swimming pool and consists of four thatched bungalows, each sleeping nine guests. Features at the camp include a ladies and gents ablution block with hot showers and flushing toilets, and a bush kitchen in the barbecue boma with a large fridge-freezer.

Facilities include a big lapa with ample tables and chairs and kitchen for informal wedding, birthday, reunions and celebrations etc
Activities include a 4X4 trail which takes approximately five hours to complete, with exit routes provided to shorten the trail if required. The reserve also offers the most wonderful sand stone formations, and many guests have enjoyed climbing onto these rocks for a breathtaking 360-degree view of the Waterberg. To view game such as giraffe, kudu, zebra, wildebeest, blesbuck, impala, warthog and baboons, one can either self-drive, cycle or walk. Due to safety issues, buffalo may only be viewed from outside the electrified camp.

In addition, there are three fully licensed restaurants within 4 km of Madikela, where apart from enjoying a fine meal, one can view tigers, white lion, leopard, caracal, hyena, wolves, reptiles, and birds of prey.

Pets allowed under the conditions; must have their own bedding and bowls. No pets allowed on the beds. Pets must be on a leash at all times when out walking.

Pets limited to two small/medium or one large dog. Owners must clean up after their dogs.

NO MUSIC IS PERMITTED IN THE CAMP. WE RESPECT OUR GUESTS' NEED FOR QUIET AND PRIVACY.

Safari: View game such as giraffe, kudu, zebra, wildebeest, blesbuck, implala, warthog, and baboons.

Family friendly: Cottages are privately situated approx 100 mts apart with bush between them, ensures the kids have room Families are encourages to bring their bikes to cycle. Discover together, nature at its best.

Romantic: Flintstone cottage is our honeymoon cottage and Sandstone is our anniversary cottage. Both fully equipped for a romantic and memorable getaway. Both are 3 klm from the main lodge.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 5 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 31
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 74 Reviews

Facilities

  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Jacuzzi/Hot-tub
  • Swimming Pool
  • Romantic

Important Information

Please note that the rates for the Cottages are subject to the number of guests staying, hence we advise guests to request the appropriate tariffs.
Pets allowed under the conditions; must have their own bedding and bowls. No pets allowed on the beds. Pets must be on a leash at all times when out walking.
Pets limited to two small/medium or...
Please note that the rates for the Cottages are subject to the number of guests staying, hence we advise guests to request the appropriate tariffs.
Pets allowed under the conditions; must have their own bedding and bowls. No pets allowed on the beds. Pets must be on a leash at all times when out walking.
Pets limited to two small/medium or one large dog. Owners must clean up after their dogs.
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Reviews for Madikela Game Lodge

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Sharon Swart
25 June 2018

What an awesome 4 days, stunning accommodation and stunning venue. Thank you so much. Will visit again

Pierre Muller
11 May 2018

Every thing was very nice. Only the shower water was cold. Luckily the hot tub was warm at night.

Kyle Kemp
01 May 2018

This place is a gem - great location for a quick and quiet escape out of the city. Accommodation is relatively basic, but comes with everything you need and the absolute bonus of a jacuzzi. Will definitely be back.

Petra de Jager
19 March 2018

We loved our time spent at Madikela, my wildest expectations was exceeded.....300%. We will definitely visit again

Angelique Otte
13 March 2018

We loved absolutely everything, from the cottage to all the animals and hosts. Thank you Carol and Chris fro creating this amazing heaven on earth we loved spending our 11 year anniversary there and would def be back. Our favourite place on earth. We saw all the animals, except the Brown Hyena, we had a Black Mamba on our path, he left us alone as we just backed off slowly, wow what an experience. Thank you thank you thank you for this beautiful place you created. I can see you love the animals and the reserve.

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Madikela Game Lodge is 34.4km from the centre of Vaalwater , the nearest airport 128.8km (Polokwane Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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