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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: 96%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 2 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 31
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 84 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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Madikela Game Lodge Rooms

Reviews for Madikela Game Lodge

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Marie Wood
29 September 2019

We had a super week at the lodge, unfortunatly the weather was not good, very cold, so could not use the pool! grandchildren disappointed. We did see a lot of game & so close by, which was really fantastic.Facilities are very basic, no oven?? overall we did enjoy it, and being so close to nature was terrific.

Louisa Berning
25 September 2019

Absolute silence, great weekend. Thank you very much

Heinrich Penzhorn
14 July 2019

Its a very fascinating and a lot more than expected...private and awesome place for outdoor junkies... would recommend to Everyone!

Philip Kloppers
06 July 2019

2 Bedroom cottage rather cramped for space. Kids loved the warm jaccuzi. Cottage very cold when we were there in June. Loved the evening fire and clear night sky. Lovely walks especially the rocky outcrops. There is no 4x4 trail as stated on website - needs to be corrected as this was one of the features that attracted us in the first place. But still had a very enjoyable time.

Raksha Bhana
21 May 2019

Absolutely Stunning place in complete isolation. Perfect stay for couples. We stayed in the Flintstone cottage and for 3 days we saw no one else but each other. You do not see any animals from your room so don't expect that. But still a very serene and relaxing stay. Will be back when in need to rejuvenate again.

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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