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How long does it take to fly to Madikwe from Johannesburburg

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edinburgh
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How long does it take to fly to Madikwe from Johannesburburg

We are arriiving Johannesburg from Heathrow 16 May early morning.

How long does it take by domestic flight to reach Madikwe and what is the baggage allowance? We are flying Emirates and are allowed 30 kilos.

We have done over 45 safaris in Kenya and to Masaii Mara and have not had a problem with weight.

Obviously other countries differ.

We normally take a small plane to the reserve which takes two hours and there is no toilet on the plane!!

Is it the same to go to Madikwe?

Are there any tented camps 5 star or are there only lodges?

What is the best 5 star to go to? Preferably with a swimming pool and water hole.

Also what is the time difference in S. Africa.

Thanks for your help.

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1. Re: How long does it take to fly to Madikwe from Johannesburburg

We have the same time as Europe so 1 hour different for you. Madikwe had nice lodges. We were in the Bush lodge, nice pool and a waterhole with a lotmof animals, also they have a special outlook, close to the waterhole, super place!

Ask you flight company how much kg,s you can fake. For sure it is a smaller plane!

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2. Re: How long does it take to fly to Madikwe from Johannesburburg

Hello, Federal Air operate flight to Madikwe, but not from the main Johannesburg airport terminal. If you book a flight, they would collect you off your flight and transfer you across to their departure lounge.

The flight is 1 hour and you can only take 1 bag (soft only no rigid sides 20 km max) and 1 small hand luggage of not more than 5k,g. However, if you do have other bags for your onward trip, they have a storage facility for your bags. There are a number of excellent lodges in Madikwe. Tau game lodge has a waterhole right in front of the lodge, but they are right up close to the Botswana border.,check out their website. Also Impodimo which is situated on top of a hill with lovely views, also recommended.

Lyn - Owner - Thorntree Tours and Safaris

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3. Re: How long does it take to fly to Madikwe from Johannesburburg

sorry forgot to mention, they have one flight per day, check in at 12noon, departs at 13h00 and arrives at 14h00.

Lyn

edinburgh
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4. Re: How long does it take to fly to Madikwe from Johannesburburg

Thanks for all your replies. Very helpful!! We have been told that we are staying in Rhulani Lodge and it looks great.

However as there are more people than rooms it states on the web site that an overflow would be accommodated in their sister lodge.

Can anyone tell me the name of the lodge and if it has the same standards of Rhulani lodge.

Thanks for your help.

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