Madikwe River Lodge

Madikwe River Lodge

The luxurious Madikwe River Lodge is settled on the banks of Groot Marico River inside the diverse Madikwe Game Reserve, located in the North West bordering Botswana, surrounded by 75 000ha of breathtaking scenery and endless malaria-free African sand-veld, acacia savannah, river-forests and wildlife.

Madikwe River LodgeMadikwe’s convenient location – only three and a half hours from Gauteng and a mere 45min by aircraft – has ensured its popularity as being easily accessible with excellent service delivery and superb facilities in spectacular bush settings.

Sixteen comfortable and secluded split-level thatched chalets surround the main lodge, each individually decorated to create a rich African feel, with en-suite bathroom and outside shower, full range of guest amenities, separate lounge and private wooden decks overlooking the tranquil forest and river.

Madikwe River Lodge

An outdoor boma is located on a central island in the river, accessed by a wooden bridge, with early morning breakfasts served under Acacia trees and fine-dining cuisine under sparkling and smiling stars. Madikwe River Lodge is the ideal venue to host intimate wedding ceremonies amid natural elements in an African ambience, and very popular for conferencing and incentive group packages with teambuilding activities such as bush dinners, big five spotting, treasure hunts, bird watching programmes, group game drives, game walks, star gazing and swimming.

Safari experiences are in 4×4’s through the untamed wilderness of the Kalahari Thornveld, home to 66 large mammal species and 350 bird species, with opportunities to view wild dog, cheetah, leopard, lion, white and black rhino, buffalo, elephant and bush babies.


Madikwe River LodgeMadikwe River Lodge offers comfortable accommodation in sixteen secluded split-level thatched chalets set in the cool tranquillity of a riverine forest. Each chalet is individually decorated to create a rich African feel, and offer an en-suite bathroom and shower with a full range of guest amenities, ceiling fans, complimentary tea and coffee making facilities, and a private wooden viewing deck overlooking the river. Luxury Suite features includes a separate lounge area and an outside shower.

Madikwe River Lodge is a child-friendly establishment, and offers six family rooms, with twin beds and an additional sleeper couch. Cots are available on request.


16 bedrooms, sleeps 32Madikwe River Lodge

1 Luxury Suite

3 Double Rooms (king size beds)

6 Twin Rooms

6 Family Rooms (twin beds and additional sleeper couch)

Cots are available on request

All rooms are split level, thatched chalets


Madikwe River LodgeMadikwe Game Reserve is situated in the North West Province and is bordered by Botswana in the North West, the Dwarsberg Mountains to the south, and the Marico river to the east. The diverse habitat in the reserve, from acacia savannah to riverine, ensures a unique combination of species, including wild dog, cheetah, lion, white and black rhino, buffalo and elephant. The birdlife is spectacular and it is also one of the few reserves in South Africa that is malaria-free.



From Johannesburg get on the N1 Pretoria North road.

Follow signs N4 Rustenburg

Continue along the N4 through Groot Marico into Zeerust.

In Zeerust you will see a sign directing you to Gaborone / Madikwe Game Reserve turn right on the R47 / R49.

It is +- 90 km to the Abjaterskop Gate.

Inside the reserve follow Derdepoort Gate signs for +- 32km, till you see a Madikwe River Lodge turnoff to the right. +- 3 km to the lodge.

In total it is about 380 km, and will take +-4.5 hours.


Madikwe’s convenient location, only 3 and a half hours from Gauteng and a mere 45 minutes by aircraft, has ensured its popularity not only as a conference venue, but also as an ideal incentive group destination and package tour combination. Here, excellent service, superb facilities and the spectacular bush setting all go hand-in-hand to create a unique location for any conference.

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