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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: 96%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 5 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 31
  • Check-in: 14:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Reviews: 100 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
  • Shower
  • Covid Safety Approved
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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...
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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Reviews for Madikela Game Lodge

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Terence Green
05 October 2021

We loved the quiet.

Belinda McFadzean
03 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
29 August 2021

we enjoyed every minute

Heather Sissons
21 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.

Kempen Kotze
23 April 2021

The lodge is really great for that well deserved rest. The dogs can join, which was a massive highlight as well for the lodge. There are walking allowed and the jacuzzi for each unit is fantastic! Really such a great place. I could just advise to ensure maintenance is increased. But other than that awesome!

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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