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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: 99%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 6 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 31
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 77 Reviews

Facilities

  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Jacuzzi/Hot-tub
  • 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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Thembisile Konofana
25 November 2018

Environment is chilled.

Heiletje Pretorius
08 October 2018

Ons het voorwaar 'n baie heerlike naweek deurgebring by Madikela. Die rus en stilte het ons goed gedoen en dit was so lekker om sommer van die stoep af vir die kameelperde en koedoes, wat die watergat besoek, te kyk. Die warmwater sitbad was voorwaar 'n pluspunt.

Marcus Ngoepe
02 October 2018

The summary of our stay was in short horrible.1. We slept only 1 night of 3 and checked out the very first time we could.2. The facility milk-wood, was very very dirty, the carpet was so dirty we woke up with blocked noses.3. We complained the next morning, there was no apology, no effort to remedy the situation and eventually only 1 night of the two refused for, on top of this we got very rude emails from the establishment in an effort to avoid refunding us.4. The roof must have been fumigated years ago and needs to be replaced completely.5. The sheets were so old and dirty they have all lost...
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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.

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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