We have just returned from Madikwe safari lodge. We stayed at Lelapa (they have 3 separate lodges) rooms were spacious and beds comfortable and the outdoor shower is Awesome, it was very hot and we got good use of our private plunge pool. The food was excellent, I left with a few delicious recipes from the wonderful chef. Ruth our server was very good too. Our only gripe is that this lodge is very child friendly so if you taking children then its great but we wouldn't return to Lelapa again because of that but we will try one of their other lodges that don't allow children under 12. There were a couple of children on our vehicle and although they were 9 and 11 they made a lot of noise which was very irritating, there were other kids in camp who were also quite noisy and we go to the bush for peace and quiet not to be irritated by other people children. On our first and only drive (was extremely hot so we relaxed and enjoyed the lodge) our ranger didn't even have water for us only sodas and we felt quite dehydrated by the time we returned from our afternoon game drive, a mistake I hope he won't make again. There is a road about 200m in front of the rooms which isnt visable due to thick bush but is very noisy, it is quite a busy road as it links a few other lodges and the cars and trucks race down there. so consider that too if you looking for peace and quiet. Overall we had a lovely break away but don't compare Madikwe to Sabi Sands or Timbavati which I would highly recommend instead if you are able to choose.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The rich red timbres of the African earth are reflected in the warm tones of Madikwe Safari Lodge. Cradled between rolling hills, overlooking game-filled plains intersected by the Marico River and framed by the Dwarsberg Hills, just 20 suites are clustered in three intimate camps. With circular fireplaces at the heart of every suite, and big glass doors to blur the boundary between inside and out, Madikwe embodies the warm, bold heart of this spectacularly rugged corner of Africa. Spacious wooden decks embrace inviting plunge pools, and book-filled shelves in quiet corners entice and captivate, while large pizza ovens add a fun twist to meal times. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Madikwe Safari Hotel Madikwe Game Reserve