In the early 1940's the Marico district was declared the poorest province in South Africa. Thus the Parks Board decided to create the MADIKWE GAME RESERVE, situated in a malaria free area, not only to conserve the fauna and flora, but also to provide a sanctuary to visitors from afar, as well as a more favorable environment to the local people.
t the edge of the Marico River and under a grove of Tamboti and Marula trees alike, you will find yourself enchanted by a world of intrigue and majestic beauty. MADIKWE HILLS is where the plains still team with game and the acacia savannah symbolizes a paragon of beauty. BLACK RHINO roam freely amongst the BIG 5. Giraffe gallop across the plains at sunset and zebra call out to one another in the early hours of the morning, after enduring a night of the "savage beast" upon the plains - LION.
Traversing over 75,000 hectares of true, untamed Africa and set in magnificent koppies amongst boulders, MADIKWE HILLS gently ebbs to the pulse of Africa's drumbeat - The luxurious suites are ingeniously placed amongst the boulders. The unusual, yet subtle décor integrates natural elements with colours highlighting Africa's ambiance.
After a mere 45 minute flight from Gauteng, or a scenic four hour drive, you will be met by our warm and friendly staff in the main reception area. It is here where you can select gifts for your friends and family back home from our curio shop, which boasts a breath-taking view of the boulders and rocks of MADIKWE HILLS - open landrovers with bucket seats and fold-down armrests stand ready to take you on safari. Your knowledgeable ranger with his friendly disposition will ensure that your experiences are not but a "whisper on the winds of a timeless eternity".
Our suite has been designed for complete relaxation and comfort, each boasting soft sofas, voluptuous mosquito netting and cotton picot linen. Overhead fans and air-conditioning are a welcome respite from the harshness of the African heat. Salute the timelessness of Africa with a gin & tonic from your fully stocked mini bar. For the energetic MADIKWE HILLS offers a fully equipped gym and health spa. For the businessman.... Internet connection! Children of all ages are most welcome and are accommodated with their own game activities and where needed, Nannies can be arranged to baby sit.
As well as a library full of verse and history awaits those yearning for knowledge of the African continent. Fables of Scorpio and Orion may be told by your ranger of Greek mythology, whilst dining in a rustic boma where dramatic and exotic flames dance to the uneven beat of life's drum. Perhaps you will discover the navigational skills of the Southern Cross before dining in the sophistication of silverware. Breakfast on the deck is an absolute must!
Little Madikwe Hills
The ultimate in luxury and privacy, Little Madikwe Hills boasts a 2-bedroom Presidential Suite with its own private Landover and game ranger, as well as a personal butler to take care of your every need! A well-stocked wine cellar, gourmet kitchen and entertainment centre complete the picture. Two additional standard suites can also be reserved to form a completely private camp, which accommodates up to 8 guests.
Mouth-watering cuisine is created by your personal chef in the gourmet kitchen of the Presidential Suite. You can even pick up a few culinary tips whilst you watch your meal being prepared! A luxury is being able to set your own meal and game-drive times, making this the ideal exclusive family escape.
The malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve is home not only to the 'Big 5', but also to a wealth of other fascinating creatures including the rare wild dog. Our team at Little Madikwe looks forward to showing you Africa's wonderful wildlife and to fulfilling your every wish, making your stay the ultimate in privacy and luxury.
Suites 8 Main Lodge Suite