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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.

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.

  • 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: 90 Reviews

Facilities

  • 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
  • Pillow top mattress
  • Shower
  • Covid Safety Approved
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* Please enquire for further details.

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

90 guest reviews Reviews of

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Marthe-Mari Rossouw
24 August 2020

We stayed at the Sandstone unit and was blown away with the peace and serenity. The unit was sufficient with a small kitchen, bathroom and open plan bedroom. The view from the spacious deck was amazing and we really enjoyed the jacuzzi. Would definitely recommend if you need to reconnect with nature.

Jackie Drotsky
30 March 2020

I loved the fact that we could go for long walks everyday and enjoy the bushveld.

Jenny Granig
01 March 2020

It was a lovely stay- would definitely recommend and will be back.

Bert Nel
05 January 2020

The bathroom drains can be unblocked. A new grid on the braai. More plug points.

Tanya Fivaz
27 December 2019

Our overall experience was pleasant but the cottage is in serious need of some maintenance and a good clean.

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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