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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 wi

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

Wedding Venues: Large thatched lapa with tables and chairs for up to 90 people with a kitchen. Self catering.

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.

Covid Safety Approved: Cottages far apart. 1 Cleaner only with owner supervision. No contact with other people necessary. Cottage is fully equipped, jacuzzi is sanitised and refilled before every new guest. All means possible to ensure your safety at all times.

 Sleeps 31
Check-in: 14:00
Check-out: 10:00
Reviews: 101 reviews
 Minimum stay: 2 Days

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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 one large dog. Owners must clean up after their dogs.

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danielle abdullah
January 2022
We stayed in the Flintstone cottage in early September, and would highly recommend it. The cottage is perched above the trees, surrounded by rocks, and offers a great view over the bushveld. The jacuzzi, clean and hot, was one of the reasons we chose this game reserve, and we made good use of it. It was the perfect getaway for a long weekend of game spotting, bird and dassie-watching from the deck... Read more
terence green
October 2021
We loved the quiet.
belinda mcfadzean
October 2021
This was a little slice of heaven that was much needed after a stressful week. The hot tub was ready and waiting when I arrived and, from that point forward, all the stresses of the week just melted away.
shaun webber
August 2021
we enjoyed every minute
heather sissons
June 2021
Out weekend away was spent in a well equipped Kingfisher cottage. Sundowners enjoyed at the dam watching the Kingfishers fishing after a game drive to meet the many other animals. Evening wood fire and winter jaccuzzi added to the ambiance. We'll be glad to visit again soon.


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Jacuzzi/Hot-tub
  • Hiking
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
  • Air conditioning
  • Apartements
  • Balcony
  • Double bed
  • Double/Twin rooms
  • Fridge
  • Kitchen
  • Patio
  • Shower
  • Covid Safety Approved
* Please enquire for further details.

Madikela Game Lodge location

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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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