Molori Safari Lodge
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Madikwe Entry Fees

Once-off payment
Paid directly by clients
Park Fees
  - R210
per Adults per STAY
  - R105 per Child (2 - 11 years)  per  STAY
Guest Conservation Contribution  (GCC)
  - R150 per Adults per DAY
  - R75 per Child (2 - 11 years) per DAY
SUBJECT to change without notice,
Guests GCC are payable at the lodges and
will be added to guests' bills
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Once-off payment
Paid directly by clients
Landing fees
  - R280 per Adult
  - R140 per Child (2 - 11 years) 
SUBJECT to change without notice

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What sets us Apart !

Ideal for family or small groups
Rich biodiversity of game
Large elephant population
Over 300 bird species
Effortless road and air access
An ultra exclusive retreat in South Africa

The word ‘Molori’ meaning ‘to dream’ in the local language of seTswana, truly captures the essence of Molori Safari, recognised throughout the world as one of South Africa’s most luxurious game lodges. This five-suite retreat, originally built as the owner’s private family retreat, was constructed in 2007 in the heart of the 75,000-hectare malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve. In 2009 the owners decided to open the property to the public, at which point the retreat received a complete makeover transforming it into the intimate and luxuriously chic lodge it has become today.

Situated 400kms northwest of Johannesburg in South Africa’s North West province, the reserve borders Botswana. The lodge offers breath-taking views of an expansive valley and the Dwarsberg Mountains, as well as an abundance of bird life and game including the Madikwe “Super Seven” which is the Big Five but includes the highly endangered wild dog and cheetah.

At Molori Safari the well-heeled discerning traveller in search of absolute privacy, luxury and relaxation, who has experienced much and expects the very best, will find it a retreat that offers extraordinary personalised service, style and comfort. The Molori experience is about every need being anticipated from beginning to end and is continuously evolving to provide guests with a fresh perspective.

The Molori experience includes basking in opulent, luxury suites with floor to ceiling glass retractable doors that allow nature in, thrilling game drives and bush walks led by award-winning guides, mouth-watering cuisine under the African sky and luxury spa treatments hemmed in by the bush - all personalised to guests' own preferences and time.

The Molori Safari experience will leave everlasting memories, ones that our guests will carry with them for a lifetime. It is the perfect destination for those in search of a bespoke luxury safari experience. 

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Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South African Rand • Subject to availability
Details 1 Jan 209 to 31 Dec 2019
Ngwedi Suite (Premier Suite) per person sharing 1-2 guests R15 260
Ngwedi Suite (Premier Suite) Single Supplement  R7 625
Ngwedi Suite (Premier Suite)  per child 3-15 yrs R6 100
Lesedi Suiteper (Premier Suite) person sharing  1-2 guests R15 260
Lesedi Suite (Premier Suite) Single Supplement R7 625
Lesedi Suite (Premier Suite) per child 3-15 yrs R6 100
Sephiri Suite  (Family Premier Suite ) per person sharing  1- 4 guests R17 060
Sephiri Suite  (Family Premier Suite ) Single Supplement, incl. VAT R8 525
Sephiri Suite  (Family Premier Suite ) per child 3-15 yrs R6 820
*additional couple occupying second bedroom pays 75% of the per person  rate Adult R12 795
Molelo Suite (Presidential Suite) per person sharing 1-4 guests R27 180
Molelo Suite (Presidential Suite)  Single Supplement, incl. VAT R13 590
Molelo Suite (Presidential Suite)  per child 3-15 yrs R10 870
*additional couple occupying second bedroom pays 75% of the per person rate per adult R20 385
Metsi Presidential Suite per person sharing 1-2 guests R27 180
Metsi Presidential Suite Single Supplement  R13 590
Metsi Presidential Suite per child 3-15 yrs R10 870
Exclusivity of Molori Safari (up to 14 guests)  per night R189 000
0-2 years stay free

Dream Honeymoon Escape
 Valid for 2019 as per the 2019 Molori rates  normal terms and conditions apply *

Spend three nights at Molori Safari cocooned in one of our romantic premier suites and receive the following:

One way complimentary flight from Johannesburg to Madikwe
  • A bottle of champagne on arrival
  • A soothing massage on our spa bush deck or your venue of choice
  • Complimentary upgrade to our Presidential Suite subject to availability
  • A private vehicle subject to availability
  • Romantic turn downs & sundowner surprises
  • A romantic picnic on our star deck or in your suite
* min 3 nights * not to be combined with other Molori specials *
* marriage certificate to be presented on making the booking * valid for 2 people only
* Flight from OR Tambo with condition*

  Exclusive use special 2019
Stay 4 nights and pay for 3

Book exclusive use of Molori Safari, our three premiers suites and two presidential suites for four nights and only pay for three 

Perfect for large groups of friends and multi-generational family travel

Valid for 2019  as per the 2019 Molori rates

* Normal terms and conditions apply * Not  valid during peak periods July, August and December

Presidential Suite Stay Longer Offer 2019

Stay 4 nights in one of our presidential suites,

Metsi Presidential or Molelo Presidential and only pay for 3 nights

Valid for 2019 as per the 2019 Molori rates  | normal terms and conditions apply  |  not to be combined with other Molori specials | not valid during peak periods July, August and December | applicable to couples and families  

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Molori Hide &Whiskey bar

New to Molori Safari is our new hide and whiskey bar. The hide offers magnificent  views overlooking the Molori waterhole which has quickly become a favourite spot for guests to observe Madikwe wildlife at close proximity.   It offers keen photographers new opportunities to take intimate images of elephants, lion, buffalo and amazing birdlife that pop in to drink at the waterhole. Adjacent to the hide, that features floor to ceiling glass doors overlooking the Dwarsberg mountain range, guests get to experience whisky and wine tastings while watching the wildlife walk by.

Viewing Decks & Pools

A special and unique feature of Molori Safari is the many pools and viewing decks which invite our guests to find some time and space all to themselves. Here they can immerse themselves in the natural surroundings and quietly focus on their inner world, getting in touch once again with what awakens and inspires the soul.

Decks include the Viewing Deck, with its view of Molori Safari's private water hole, the Jacuzzi Deck, with its spectacular rim-flow chilled spa bath, the Spa Deck, where you can opt for a massage or treatment, and the Star Deck, which also functions as a peaceful reading deck by day.

Unwind with a cocktail of your choice, a book chosen from the main lodge library, or a cigar. Molori Safari has a well-equipped humidor and offers a variety of imported cigars, available to our guests at an extra cost.

Culinary Classes

Our expertly trained chefs are available for one-on-one cooking classes and may even part with a few of their delectable secrets. Aspiring chefs can learn how to prepare their favourite indigenous dishes – from selecting and preparing ingredients to cooking and presenting a meal. Cooking classes can be booked 24 hours in advance.

Junior Rangers

For children, Molori Safari presents a world of adventure and discovery. Our experienced game rangers are passionate about sharing their knowledge with younger guests (our Junior Rangers) and opening their eyes to a whole new world of creatures both large and small. Junior Rangers can participate in exciting animal tracking and identification excursions, learn about the Madikwe Reserve’s Super Seven and the importance of conservation, and grow an appreciation for all the small gifts nature has to offer.

Other Junior Ranger activities include pizza making, baking, fishing, games and creative expression.


Special nearby activities such as fishing are gladly arranged for Molori Safari guests. The Groot Marico River runs through the reserve and offers some spectacular fishing spots as well as an opportunity to see hippos. Molori Safari can arrange a fishing excursion complete with a delectable picnic basket.

Personalised Services
The Molori Safari experience is about every need being anticipated and accommodated. Personalised, premium service is our expertise and includes for example, VIP airport handling with expedited customs clearance, helicopter and private charter arrangements, customised wildlife encounters, meals made to your liking by our experienced chefs, a complementary daily laundry service, and much more. Every request is considered and Molori Safari will go out of its way to bring your African dream to life.

Curio Shop
Molori Safari’s stunning curio shop offers distinctive, treasured items from local well known designers and lesser known crafters who produce beautiful work and create job opportunities for other craftspeople.  Molori seeks to source quality, unusual African craft that guests can purchase as gifts for loved ones or momentos of their holiday.  Practical items such as scarves, beanies, hats, T-shirts and jackets are also included in the product offering.

Molori's Guides
Engage with our three highly qualified and award winning guides.  Molori Safari’s guiding team comprising John D (head guide), Obakeng (Ob) and Jerry, have accumulated a wealth of knowledge in their many years as guides, most of which have been within the boundaries of the magnificent Madikwe Game Reserve.  All share a love for the bush and a passion for exploration and discovery which they take delight in sharing with Molori's guests.  The guiding team is passionate about spending time with families and children, opening up their experience of the African bush – from the antics of large species to the exquisite, tiny worlds of the smallest of creatures. They are all great storytellers, poo'ologists and re-assemblers of skeletons and makers of disposable gwarri bush toothbrushes.

Game Drives

Discover adventure and connect to the wild on a Molori Safari game drive. Game drives take place during the day and at night in open 4×4 vehicles, safely accompanied by an experienced and armed guide. During the drive, your Molori game field guide will share his wealth of knowledge while tracking the Big Five and other endangered species like wild dog and cheetah whilst also uncovering the many hidden facets of the African bush. Equally exciting, the night drives reveal an array of nocturnal wildlife, including leopard, honeybadger and smaller members of the cat family. A whole new world awaits you.

Bush Tracking

For close encounters with nature, Molori Safari offers guided game walks and the exhilarating experience of tracking animals on foot. On this experience you’ll immerse yourself in the rhythms of nature, opening up your senses to reveal an ancient language heard by animal trackers through the ages. Follow your guide as he reveals the big and small wonders of the African bush, its creatures, medicinal plants, hidden treasures and more.

Super Seven by Night

Discover nocturnal adventure on a night drive tracking Madikwe’s Super Seven. Using hi-tech torches, you have the rare opportunity to see into the nocturnal world of lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, rhinoceros, wild dog and cheetah. A whole new dimension is revealed on this exhilarating experience.

Rhino Tagging
Molori Safari is involved in rhino conservation efforts and guests can by arrangement be part of an extraordinary hands-on rhino tagging experience – involving the notching, DNA sampling and micro chipping of the rhino’s horns. Guests can work on the ground with the vet and ecologist, in close proximity to the sedated rhino, or take to the air in a helicopter during the rhino search. The rhino tagging conservation experience is charged as a separate cost and must be arranged a week in advance. Guests of all ages can participate, with a high level of parental monitoring required for younger children. The rhino tagging experience begins early morning, between 6:30 and 7:00am, and runs into the early afternoon. Lunch is taken to guests in the bush or a late lunch can be arranged on return to the lodge.

Wild Dog Expedition

Madikwe Game Reserve is home to the endangered wild dog, the second most endangered carnivore in Africa after the Ethiopian wolf, with the current population of wild dogs in South Africa estimated at less than 400. The Molori Safari wild dog expedition shares with guests the intensive push to conserve and protect these amazing animals for future generations. Guests spend an early morning tracking down the Madikwe wild dog pack and learn about the pack’s strictly defined social hierarchy, the bonds between members and their superb, cooperative hunting techniques.

Water Hole Viewing Deck

Experience Madikwe’s wild life from the comfort of the Molori Safari viewing deck, which overlooks our own private water hole. Here creatures big and small arrive to take their fill from this oasis-like water source, providing guests with ideal game-spotting and photo-taking opportunities.
Chartered flights are bookable through Molori’s reservations team. Flights are available from Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport or from Rand Airport to Madikwe Game Reserve’s private airstrip – wh ich is only 15 minutes from our lodge. Aircrafts available include Baron 58 (3 pax), PC 12 (7 pax) and for slightly larger groups, a Cessna Grand 208 (8-10 pax). Please inquire for more information.

Guests wishing to arrive incognito may request a quote for the use of a helicopter, which flies directly to Molori’s own helipad.
Daily shuttle flight services are also available commercially from OR Tambo International airport.

Additionally, the reservations team can arrange road transfers either directly from the airport or from their hotel.
Molelo Presidential Suite

All suites have floor-to-ceiling retractable glass walls, which fold away completely, connecting each suite’s interior to a private deck and infinity pool. All feature indoor and outdoor showers, as well as free-standing baths, custom furniture, indoor/outdoor dining options, fireplaces, mini-bars, Bose iPod docking stations and air‐conditioning. Both presidential suites follow the indoor/outdoor style of the other suites on a grander scale. Additionally each has a kitchen and dining area, additional guest bathrooms, rim-flow bathtub, a walk-in dressing room, and a library/study.

The spacious two-bedroom Molelo Presidential Suite combines elegance with modern African design elements, and offers a magnificent elevated view across the African landscape. Retractable floor-to-ceiling glass doors make the most of the view and give way to a spacious wooden deck, infinity pool, hot spa bath and alfresco dining area.

Thoughtfully planned to provide maximum privacy, the two bedrooms have been positioned at opposite ends of the suite and each has its own private bathroom.

The Molelo suite also has a study and library area, housing part of a cherished collection of National Geographic magazines dating back to the 1940s.

Other features and amenities include: Outdoor shower, guest bathroom, walk-in closet, fireplace, heated flooring, air-conditioning, flat screen TV with satellite TV and DVD, wireless Internet, laptop, iPod docking station, telescope, service kitchen, minibar and Nespresso machine.

Metsi Presidential Suite

The Metsi Presidential Suite contains one master bedroom and bathroom. This stunning, opulent suite mixes up contemporary design with earthy African art. The floor-to-ceiling retractable glass walls give way to a spacious wooden deck, private infinity pool, hot spa bath and alfresco outdoor dining area.

Interior spaces flow seamlessly, evoking comfort and elegance throughout. The kitchen area and formal indoor dining room blend into the living room and lounge area. The spacious master bedroom features a walk-in dressing room and luxurious en-suite bathroom with a freestanding rim-flow bath.

The Metsi suite also has a study and library area. Of special interest is the epic collection of National Geographic magazines, dating back to the 1940s.

Other features and amenities include: Outdoor shower, guest bathroom, walk-in closet, fireplace, heated flooring, air-conditioning, flat screen TV with satellite TV and DVD, wireless Internet, laptop, iPod docking station, telescope, service kitchen, minibar and Nespresso machine.

Sephiri Family Premier Suite

The split-level Sephiri suite has two bedrooms, each with their own private bathroom. It can sleep up to four guests and is ideal for families. The interesting combination of black and white finishes as well as neutral tones offset the stunning contemporary pieces while the retractable floor-to-ceiling glass doors render nature as the backdrop.

The main area includes a spacious bedroom, stone-clad fireplace, living room and study. The expansive deck features a private infinity pool and surrounding daybeds for blissful relaxation.

Unique to Sephiri is the second floor bedroom, which features its own entrance, private bathroom and an intimate terrace with breathtaking views of the Reserve.

Other features and amenities include: Outdoor shower, guest bathroom, heated flooring, air-conditioning, wireless Internet, iPod docking station, telescope, minibar and Nespresso machine.

Lesedi Premier Suite

The beautiful Lesedi suite epitomises comfort and elegance, featuring contemporary handcrafted African pieces such as the hanging bedroom chandelier.

The suite’s lounge is separated from the bedroom by a cylindrical floor-to-ceiling stone-clad fireplace, while the retractable glass walls give way to a large terrace with a private infinity pool and stunning views of the valley below.

The luxurious bathroom features a porcelain claw-footed bath and, here too, retractable glass walls that fold away so that you can immerse yourself in the surrounding nature.

Other features and amenities include: Air-conditioning, heated flooring, wireless Internet, iPod docking station, telescope, minibar and Nespresso machine.

Ngwedi Premier Suite

Ngwedi Suite offers a luxurious combination of comfort and elegance with custom-designed furniture in the large living and lounge area, also featuring an impressive floor-to-ceiling fireplace.

The bedroom unfolds onto a private wooden deck, which surrounds a private infinity pool. The stunning outdoor area also features luxurious daybeds, an orbital love seat, and an outdoor shower.

An eclectic use of furniture can be found throughout the suite, combining a contemporary feel with rustic elements. Unique to this premium suite is a freestanding copper bath, situated in the luxurious bathroom where glass walls fold away so that you are immersed in the breathtaking surroundings of the Madikwe bush.

Other features and amenities include: Air-conditioning, heated flooring, wireless Internet, iPod docking station, telescope, minibar and Nespresso machine.
Rates are quoted per person, per night in SA Rand (ZAR) and are subject to availability and change. 


  • Luxury accommodation
  • All meals, created from the freshest local ingredients & presented after personalised consultation with a Molori gourmet chef
  • Wines (excluding premium Molori Collection)
  • Spirits, seasonal juices, tea, coffee (Nespresso machines) & soft-drinks
  • In-room bars with snacks & beverages
  • Ipod docking stations and wifi throughout the property
  • State-of-the-art specifications throughout with air-conditioning, heating, open fires 
  • Two game drives daily and bush walks
  • Spa treatment, limited to one 30 minute spa treatment per person per stay
  • Use of the fitness centre, sauna, steam room & chiller pool located in our Spa facility
  • Laundry
  • Transfers to and from the airstrip
  • Tourism levy
  •  Molori premium wine collection
  •  Spa treatments
  •  Babysitting charged per hour as staff remuneration
  •  Flights to and from Madikwe Game Reserve & entrance fees into the park
  •  Boutique purchases
  •  Madikwe Game Reserve entrance fees (see Other Costs & Considerations for details)
  •  Conservation levy for the Madikwe Game Reserve Anti-poaching campaign (see Other Costs & Considerations for details)
  • We welcome children of all ages. Parents or guardians are responsible for the safety of their own children.
  • Sephiri and Molelo Suites are well suited for families with children.
  • Age limit of seven years applies to game drives, but it is also at the discretion of the field guide who will make the final call.
  • Private vehicles are available on request prior to guest arrival and highly recommended.

  • Children aged 0-2 years will be accommodated free of charge
  • Children 3-15 years or age will be eligible to pay 40% of the adult rates when sharing with parents in our family suites (Sephiri Premier & Molelo Presidential)
  • Should children stay in a suite of their own, full adult rates will apply
  • Should children share with one adult in our one-bedroom suites, the applicable child rate will apply
  • A private vehicle is included when booking both Presidential Suites - Metsi and Molelo
  • Private vehicles are subject to availability and need to be pre-booked at a cost of (2018) R8 070   (2019) R10 500 per day
  • Additional Private Guide accommodation – (2018) R5 650   (2019) R5 900  per night (subject to availability of guide room)
  • A 25% non-refundable deposit is due 7 working days after the pro-forma invoice has been issued.
  • Once a deposit is received, the booking status will be changed from provisional to confirmed. The full balance is payable 45 days prior to the day of arrival.
  • Reservations shall not be binding until written acceptance and confirmation has been received from the property.

  • 46+ days prior to arrival date : 25% cancellation fee
  • 0-45 days prior to arrival date : 100% cancellation fee
  • Flight cancellations and road transfer cancellations are subject to the policy of the respective suppliers

  • 61+ days prior to arrival date : 25% cancellation fee
  • 0-60 days prior to arrival date : 100% cancellation fee
  • Flight cancellations and road transfer cancellations are subject to the policy of the respective suppliers
  • Our check in time is strictly 14h00
  • Our check out time is strictly 11h00
  • Please note that guests wishing to check in before 14h00 and/or check out after 11h00 are required to book an additional night at the day use rate (50% of the applicable nightly rate) 

  • We strongly recommend insurance coverage in the event of unforeseen cancellation, delay or interruption, lost or delayed baggage, emergency accident, sickness and evacuation, accidental death, common carrier, 24 hour medical assistance, traveller's assistance, and emergency cash transfer. Please contact us for advice on travel insurance.
  • Molori Safari is privately owned and opened its doors in 2009
  • It is situated in the Big Five, malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa, offering the “Super Seven” including cheetah and wild dog and is an area rich in culture and history.
  • Madikwe Summer: September to April, daytime temperatures of approximately 31°C (88°F) with higher chance of rainfall.
  • Madikwe Winter: May to August, daytime temperatures of approximately 22°C(72°F) and evening temperatures dropping to as low as 2°C (35°F)
  • Molori Safari comprises five luxury suites, a main lodge area with four dining areas, a living room and bar opening out onto an outdoor heated jacuzzi and infinity pool
  • The three Premier Suites include: Lesedi, Ngwedi & Sephiri Family Suite
  • The two Presidential Suites include: Metsi & Molelo Family Suite
  • Children of all ages are welcome at Molori Safari
  • Private game drive vehicles are available at an additional cost for families travelling with children younger than 6 years and for those wanting a more tailor-made safari experience
  • Molori cuisine is under the direction of gourmet chefs combining the best of local produce and international trends. Every meal is an occasion at Molori Safari
  • The Molori private helipad allows for incognito arrivals when making use of our helicopter
  • Molori experiences include day and evening game drives, guided bush walks (16+), bird watching with high-tech viewing equipment, spa treatments, steam room, sauna and chiller plunge pool, heated jacuzzis, private swimming pools, cooking classes, photography,  star azing and junior ranger lodge activities and experiences.

Molori Safari Spa

The tranquil Molori Safari Spa encompasses the natural peace and beauty of the surrounding African bush. Guests can select from a full suite of massage, aromatherapy and skin and body treatments. Molori Spa uses only the finest products, made from the finest plant extracts and essential oils, and without artificial colours or fragrances. Treatments can be done in the spa’s comfortable indoor rooms or in the fresh, natural setting of the spa’s outdoor deck area. Guests can also enjoy private spa treatments in their own suites.

Fitness Centre

The Molori Safari Fitness Centre is equipped with state-of-the-art gym equipment, including a treadmill, bike and cross-trainers. Other accessories include weights and pilates and yoga equipment. The centre also features a spacious steam room and Nordic sauna, both overlooking an inviting chiller pool.

Spa Deck

Molori Safari Spa features it’s own outdoor treatment deck, set in the surrounds of the African bush. Recline on comfortable daybeds and enjoy a choice of massages and treatments while you immerse yourself in the natural sounds and rhythms of nature.

Jacuzzi Deck

The Jacuzzi Deck features a rim-flow chilled spa bath and is situated on the highest mountainside deck. Experience the pure bliss of a relaxing spa bath while taking in expansive views of the Madikwe reserve and wildlife.