Madikwe River Lodge
Madikwe River Lodge is situated in the midst of the 75 000 hectares of malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve on the Groot Marico River. The lodge offers luxury and African charm in beautiful thatched chalets offering a tranquil retreat.
Madikwe River Lodge Highlights
Situated in the heart of the malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve just four hours drive from Johannesburg, Madikwe River Lodge is the perfect venue for both groups and private guests. Surrounded by 75 000 hectares of African sand veld, this luxury lodge is ideally positioned on the Groot Marico River, and is home to the Big Five, wild dog, cheetah and vast open spaces.
- Madikwe River Lodge is a child-friendly establishment and offers six family rooms.
- Exciting and rare birding opportunities at numerous birding venues.
- Opportunities for self-drive game viewing, guided game drives and wilderness trails.
Madikwe River Lodge Game Viewing and Activities
Madikwe Game Reserve is home to an incredible array of wildlife. All predator species are represented and also black and white rhino, buffalo, giraffe, zebra and a great number of antelopes. More than 350 bird species have been registered. The re-stocking of Madikwe with animals indigenous to the area began in mid-1991. Since then, more than 8,000 animals of 28 species have been introduced in the largest game translocation exercise in the world at that time. Species introduced to date include the Big Five, lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino plus cheetah, wild dog, spotted hyena, giraffe, zebra and many species of antelope and other herbivores. Early morning and late afternoon game drives, as well as guided bush walks are offered at Madikwe River Lodge. Guests not only get close to Big Game but also learn to identify birds and trees, taste edible fruit, follow in the footsteps of animals great and small and learn about local bush lore. Become one with the bush as you track silently after the spoor of wildlife during game drives.
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Thakadu River Camp
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