South Africa, Madikwe
Located right in the heart of the wild plains of South Africa, Madikwe SafariLodge is ideal for those wanting to get up close to some of Africa’s most incredible animals. Perfect for families with children of all ages, enjoy warm and welcoming hospitality and all of the facilities you need for a relaxing and comfortable stay.
Included in your stay are two 4x4 safari trips per day, one which leaves at sunrise and one in the late afternoon, returning after sunset. This is when the animals are at their most active and you have a higher chance of spotting them. Enjoy delicious meals in the lodge’s dining area and freshly packed snacks while you are out in the bush, as well as luxury finishing touches including private plunge pools, massages on your private deck and elegant, modern interiors.
Guests can dine in the lodge’s boma, surrounded by the sounds and views of the bushveld under the shade of trees in the day and around the warming fire by night. Guests are also served delicious dishes while on safari.
The freshest local ingredients are served for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can enjoy a variety of international options, with expert chefs on hand to design seasonal menus. For spectacular views as you dine choose a table on the deck.
Madikwe Lelapa Lodge offers guests the use of a communal swimming pool, which is surrounded by a lawn and spectacular views of the bush and water hole.
All of the suites in the Dithaba Lodge, Madikwe Lelapa Lodge and Madikwe Kopano Lodge have their own private plunge pool where you can relax in the sun.
The most family friendly of Madikwe’s lodges, Lelapa has a full programme of children’s activities which runs during the day. Family rooms are available and there is also a babysitting service.
Passionate local guides will take you through the bush in open topped 4x4 vehicles, helping to track the native animals, including rhinos, leopards, elephants, giraffes and more. Safari tours leave just before sunrise every day and at around 4pm, returning in time for dinner after the sun has set.
Get up closer to the smaller insects, animals and plants that make up the wonder of the bushveld. Whether you love insects, birds, animals or natural surroundings your guide will adapt the walk to your interests.
Madikwe Safari Lodge is dedicated to conservation, especially of the endangered local rhino population. Start your day talking to the reserve’s head counter poacher and a veterinary specialist before watching the DNA sampling process first hand.
Choose from 12 suites, with family rooms available, private plunge pools and incredible views over the bush. Indoor and outdoor showers and wood burning fireplaces will make your suite feel like a luxury home away from home.
A once in a lifetime trip for the whole family full of magical experiences
Start your family holiday in South Africa in Gansbaai, where you and your family are sure to enjoy the many activities and adventures on offer. Located near the southern tip of Africa the meeting of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans brings together a rich marine biodiversity including dolphins, whales, sharks and more amazing creatures for children to see.View the South Africa Family Adventure itinerary