Royal Madikwe
5 Star Game Lodge in Madikwe Game Reserve
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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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Landing fees
  - R280 per Adult
  - R140 per Child (2 - 11 years) 
SUBJECT to change without notice

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Where 5 star service, lavish accommodation and adventurous Game Drives come standard, Royal Madikwe offers an unforgettable luxury safari experience for families, groups of friends or couples, seeking to soak up the splendour of the  African Bush.  

Situated in the Malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve, just a 1 hour flight or 4 ½ hour drive from Johannesburg International  Airport, this is the ideal safari destination teeming with encounters of Southern Africa’s famous Big Five as well as the  endangered Wild dogs and Cheetah!  

Children of all ages are welcome at Royal Madikwe where they can play and learn about their natural surroundings in a safe  environment with an exciting kiddies program while parents relax by the poolside, or join in on the fun!

Winners of the “World Luxury Hotel Awards” in 2010, 2011 & 2013 in the Luxury Game Lodge category, Royal Madikwe offers  accommodation on a per person shared basis to a maximum of 14 guests in 2 free standing Luxury Suites, The Honeymoon  
Suite, The Royal Villa and The Emperor Suite with spacious interiors, organic textures and beautiful views giving our guests  the opportunity to lose themselves in the sights, sounds and smells of the African Bush.

Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge also offers the option of exclusive use of the whole lodge, providing a more personal and intimate experience ideal for small groups or families which is available on request. The Royal Madikwe is an intimate luxury safari lodge situated in the western section of the reserve, accommodating a maximum of 14 guests in just 5 beautifully appointed suites.

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The Royal Madikwe offers luxury accommodation on a per person sharing basis to a maximum of 15 guests in 5 beautifully appointed suites. Please enquire about the possibility of Exclusive Use of the whole property.

Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South Afican Rand • Subject to Availability
Seasonal Rates Non Peak Season
1 February—14 March 2019
1—31 July 2019
 1—30 September 2019
Peak Season
15 March—30 April 2019
1 —31 August 2019
1—31 October 2019
1 Dec 2019—31 Jan 2020
Low Season
1 May—30 June 2019
1—30 November 2019
Luxury Suite Single  R11 160 R14 330 R8 930
Luxury Suite (Max 2 guests) Per Person Per night sharing R7 440 R9 550  R5 950
Royal Villa - 2 Bedroom Suite - Max 5 guests  R33 985 R38 880 R27 170
Royal Villa pn Additional Adult R8 495 R9 790 R6 790
Royal Villa pn  Additional Child R4 250 R4 895 R3 395
Honeymoon Suite Single R12 600 R15 840 R10 370
Honeymoon Suite (Max 2 pax) pppns R8 400 R10 560  R6 910
The Emperor Suite -2 Bedroom Suite - Max  Adult & 2 Children) pppns (1-2 pax) R9 790 R12 095 R7 870
The Emperor Suite per night- Unit   (4 pax) R25 150 R30 240  R20 110
Exclusive Use per night ( 1-15 Guests) R109 945 R133 345 R88 305

Pay 2 Stay 3
& Pay 3 Stay 4 Special Offer
Luxury Safari Lodge
 
Travel Dates:  For travel anytime in 2019 
Excluding: 10-30 April 2019 & 20 December 2019 - 10 January 2020

Book by dates: From 26th December 2018 - 28th February 2019 inclusive

T's & C's                
  • Not combinable with any other offer

Pay 2 Stay 3 Night Special Offer
Book Dates                 :           Book Now- don’t miss out!!
Stay Dates                  :           1-31 May 2019
Minimum Stay           :           2 nights
Offer                           :           Pay for 2 nights & Stay for 3 nights
T&C’s Apply
 

Book within 30 days of travel and receive a 30% discount  

Minimum of 2 night stay required
Accommodation
2 Luxury Suites
1 Honeymoon Suite
1 Emperor Suite
1 Royal Villa
Non-Peak Season

1—31 July 2019
1—30 September 2019
Peak Season
15 March—30 April 2019
1—31 August 2019
1—31 October 2019
1 Dec 2019—31 Jan 2020
Luxury Suite  single  R7 810 R10 030
Luxury Suite ppns
Max: 2 guests
R5 210 R6 685
Honeymoon Suite  single  R8 820 R11 090
Honeymoon Suite ppns R5 880 R7 390
Emperor Suite  ppns (1-2 pax) R6 855 R8 465
Emperor Suite  pn (2-4 pax) R17 605 R21 170
Royal Villa  pn (1-4 pax) R23 790 R27 215
Royal Villa pn additional Adult R5 845 R6 855
Royal Villa pn additional Child R2 975 R3 425
Exclusive Use (1-15 pax) R76 960 R93 340

Terms & Conditions

  • All rates are quoted in South African Rand and include 15% VAT.
  • All rates quoted, but not limited to, Accommodation, Transfers, Additional Specialized Activities, Park Fee’s, Conservation Levy, etc.
  • are valid at the time of booking, but until such time as full and final payment has been received, the price is subject to change without prior notice.
  • Rates are quoted on a per person sharing basis
  • in the Luxury Suites and Honeymoon Suite and single occupancy incurs a 50% supplement.
  • The Royal Villa is quoted on a unit rate for up to 4 guests and adding an additional adult / child will incur a surcharge.
  • The Emperor Suite is quoted on a unit rate for up to 4 guests. The Emperor Suite is also quoted on a per person sharing rate for couples seeking a spacious and lavish Suite.
Children under the age of 2 years stay for free in a cot when sharing with 2 adults in a Luxury Suite or the Honeymoon Suite.
Creating triple suites in a Luxury Suite or the Honeymoon Suite will be subject to availability based on occupancy and only on confirmation, in writing, from Royal Madikwe Reservations.
Children aged 3-11 years will pay 50% of the per person adult rate when sharing with an adult in a Luxury Suite or the Honeymoon Suite, while an adult will pay the full adult sharing rate.

A minimum of 2 nights’ stay is required for all periods, unless otherwise confirmed in writing by Royal Madikwe Reservations.

Payment Terms

A deposit on the total invoiced amount is required in order to confirm a reservation and is payable within 14 days of acceptance of a quote;
  •  100% deposit required for bookings made on the Last Minute Special Offer
  •  50% deposit required for bookings made within 6 months of travel
  •  25% deposit required for bookings made more than 6 months in advance
 
Full and Final payment is due strictly 30 days prior to guest’s arrival.

Luxury Double Suite

The Luxury Double Suite is situated parallel to a regularly frequented game path on the Royal Madikwe conservancy within Madikwe Game Reserve.

With breathtaking views of the surrounding wilderness and mountains, this freestanding suite offers privacy, tranquility and luxury to couples in search of a delightful retreat.

This beautifully appointed suite boasts a king size four poster bed draped in a luxurious mosquito net; en-suite bathroom with indoor / outdoor rain showers and a large bathtub with a beautiful wilderness view; a cozy indoor wood fire place and comfortable outdoor seating.

The large private viewing deck encompasses plush sun loungers conveniently placed beside the plunge pool to soak up the Madikwe sunshine all year round!

Exquisite amenities available in this suite include Liquid soap, Bath foam, Bath salts, Hand & Body lotion, Shower gel, Shampoo and Conditioner, as well as;
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Harmon Kardon Bluetooth Speaker
  • Safety deposit box
  • Hair dryer
  • Air conditioner
  • Tea & Coffee making facility
  • Fully stocked mini bar
  • Velour bath robes
  • Slippers
Suite size:    46m²

Luxury Twin Suite

Become absorbed in the sights and sounds of the bush, while relaxing in the privacy of this lavish freestanding suite.

Where contemporary style meets African elegance, the Luxury Twin Suites offers the perfect space for friends, older children or couples to rejuvenate and relax in anticipation of their safari adventure.

The Twin Suite flaunts lavish extra length ¾ beds draped in luxurious linen, a mosquito net, and en-suite bathroom with indoor / outdoor rain showers, a large bathtub with a beautiful wilderness view, a cozy indoor wood fire place and comfortable outdoor seating. This suite can comfortably be converted into a double for couples.

The large private viewing deck, furnished with plush sun loungers allows you to soak up the sunshine beside your private plunge pool while enjoying the flurry of animals passing by your suite along the game path to the waterhole.

Exquisite amenities available in this suite include Liquid soap, Bath foam, Bath salts, Hand & Body lotion, Shower gel, Shampoo and Conditioner, as well as;
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Harmon Kardon Bluetooth Speaker
  • Safety deposit box
  • Hair dryer
  • Air conditioner
  • Tea & Coffee making facility
  • Fully stocked mini bar
  • Velour bath robes
  • Slippers
Suite size:    43m²

The Honeymoon Suite

Situated directly across from the busiest waterhole in Madikwe, the freestanding Honeymoon Suite offers spectacular views of the waterhole from the privacy of the elevated sun deck.

This sumptuous and romantic retreat is perfectly suited to couples celebrating their honeymoon, an anniversary or simply in search of a special getaway.

The Honeymoon Suite is embellished in a remarkable four poster bed draped in luxurious percale linen, a fabulous mosquito net, en-suite bathroom with indoor / outdoor rain showers, a large bathtub with a beautiful wilderness and waterhole view, a cozy indoor wood fire place and comfortable outdoor seating.
The large private viewing deck wraps around a refreshing plunge pool with the most exquisite views! Soak up the sunshine while enjoying the abundant wildlife frequenting the waterhole just 10 meters away.
Exquisite amenities available in this suite include Liquid soap, Bath foam, Bath salts, Hand & Body lotion, Shower gel, Shampoo and Conditioner, as well as;
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Harmon Kardon Bluetooth Speaker
  • Safety deposit box
  • Hair dryer
  • Air conditioner
  • Tea & Coffee making facility
  • Fully stocked mini bar
  • Velour bath robes
  • Slippers
Suite size:    44m²
The Emperor Suite

Boasting spectacular views of the Royal waterhole from the elegant sunken lounge, this spacious 2 bedroom suite is conveniently located on the second level of the Clubhouse.

The Emperor suite, in conjunction with its’ adjacent TV lounge and beautifully appointed private dining space is perfectly suited to couples in search of a lavish, spacious suite, a honeymoon retreat, or for families with 2 younger children.

The Emperor Master Bedroom is indulged in an extra length king size bed enchantingly draped in a luxurious mosquito net, extravagant percale linen and an en-suite bathroom with an open air rain shower and a large romantic bathtub.
The comfortable sunken lounge divides the additional bathroom, equipped with a rain shower, and the children’s room which is fitted with fun bunk beds.

The adjacent private dining space and contemporary TV lounge adds a further 82m² to create an exclusive private villa in the clubhouse where couples or families have the freedom and space to enjoy all the comforts of home in a serene and picturesque setting.
One of the best features of the Emperor Suite is the close proximity of the private dining space which allows parents to put the kids to bed and enjoy a romantic dinner whilst near enough to hear their little ones if they should awake.

Exquisite amenities available in this suite include Liquid soap, Bath foam, Bath salts, Hand & Body lotion, Shower gel, Shampoo and Conditioner, as well as;
  • Selected satellite channels
  • HD TV & DVD Player
  • Harmon Kardon Bluetooth Speaker
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit box
  • Hair dryer
  • Air conditioner
  • Tea & Coffee making facility
  • Fully stocked mini bar
  • Velour bath robes
  • Slippers
Suite size:    105m²
The Royal Villa

Where contemporary style meets African elegance, this luxurious 2 bedroom family villa offers exclusivity and privacy, perfectly suited to families with 2 – 3 children.

When booking the Villa in conjunction with another Suite a private vehicle for game drives will be included as an added luxury ensuring intimate family safari experiences as well as the flexibility sometimes required with younger children.

The Royal Villa Master Bedroom boasts a lavish four poster bed draped in a hand crafted mosquito net, indoor wood fire place, en-suite bathroom with both indoor and outdoor rain showers and a large romantic bathtub with exquisite views of both the waterhole and wilderness.
Separated by a dining area and kitchenette, the second bedroom flaunts sumptuous twin beds draped in luxurious mosquito nets and a large en-suite bathroom with indoor rain shower and an extravagant bathtub.

The Library and TV lounge located on the second level gives way to another viewing deck with perfect waterhole views.
The 138m² private viewing deck with plunge pool and a comfortable outdoor seating area is the ideal haven to enjoy the sights and sounds of the African bush.

Exquisite amenities available in the Villa includes Liquid soap, Bath foam, Bath salts, Hand & Body lotion, Shower gel, Shampoo and Conditioner, as well as;
  • HD TV & DVD Player
  • Selected satellite channels available
  • Harmon Kardon Bluetooth Speaker
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit box
  • Hair dryer
  • Air conditioner
  • Tea & Coffee making facility
  • Fully stocked mini bar
  • Wine cooler
  • Velour bath robes
  • Slippers
Suite size:    159m²
Tswana Danzing

The warrior tribe, as the Tswana’s are known, were mighty and fierce in their battles on the plains of Africa, using their dramatic tribal dance as a means to instill fear in the hearts of their enemies! Unlike the warrior men in the tribe, the Tswana women danced to show joy and love and when men and women came together they told a beautiful story….

Experience this incredible display of power and passion as you share their journey through a colourful cultural dance!
Pre-booking essential. Enquire with our reservations team for more information and a personalised quotation.

Stargazing

There are few things more romantic than the African night sky ablaze with sparkling lights hanging in the dark of night like diamonds. Witness the awe inspiring constellations and clusters that form part of our solar system through the crisp lens of a GPRS Telescope that enhances what your eyes only hope to capture. A wonderful story unfolds as you learn about the history and evolutionary formulation of these stellar phenomenon’s…Best viewing from February to late August, but this is available throughout the year if desired. Pre-booking essential. Enquire with our reservations team for more information and a personalised quotation.

Massage Treatments

Enjoy a massage treatment in the comfort and privacy of your suite or on the Sundeck with a gentle breeze blowing over your shoulders while you relinquish your mind to the tranquil wilderness surrounding you….

Treatments available
Pre-booking not essential, but welcome. Enquire with our reservations team for more information and a personalised quotation.

Marimba Band

Feel the rhythm of Africa and hear her call. Celebration is part of our culture at The Royal! Birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, or simply a joining together of family and friends… we love to share happiness in a magical way!

Relish in the soulful melodies of the Marimba instruments echoing through the valley as you enjoy a champagne breakfast in a beautiful natural setting.
Pre-booking essential. Enquire with our reservations team for more information and a personalised quotation.

Game Drives

Daily dawn and dusk game drives are recommended to ensure that you get the most out of your safari experience’s. The Big Five, (Elephant, Buffalo, Rhino, Lion and Leopard) are all present in Madikwe Game Reserve, as well as many species of birds, antelope and other mammals; including the endangered African Wild Dogs and Cheetah. Although we cannot guarantee sightings of specific animals, our experienced guides go out of their way to find the most special sightings for you to ensure you have an incredible safari experience!

Children under the age of 5 years are not allowed on scheduled Game Drives. Kiddies bumbles may be arranged and depend on availability at the time of arrival. These regulations are put in place to ensure your safety as this is our first priority given the dangerous nature of our environment.

Visit our ‘WHAT TO PACK’ page for more information on recommended clothing.

Drumming Lessons

The art of cultural drumming stems back many, many years to a time when communication was without technology. Used as an instrument to send messages to warn the tribe of approaching danger, but also to celebrate happy occasions, the Jemba drum was a vital form of communication amongst African tribes.

Join us in this cultural exploration where you will learn to navigate this beautifully hand crafted instrument and find your rhythm within…

Pre-booking essential. Enquire with our reservationsteam for more information and a personalised quotation.

Bush Walks

We invite you to enjoy the thrill and adventure of a bush walk with our highly qualified and experienced guides. Following in the footsteps of the animals allows you the opportunity to learn more about the smaller creatures as well as the flora that make up this unique wildlife reserve in Southern Africa.

Children under the age of 16 years may not partake in bush walks due to safety reasons and adults over the age of 60 years require a medical fitness certificate in order to participate. These regulations are put in place to ensure your safety as this is our first priority given the nature of our environment.

We recommend neutral colored clothing, long trousers, closed walking shoes and a sun hat to ensure your comfort on walking safari’s.
Pre-booking essential and dependent on availability. Enquire with our reservations team for more information and a personalized quote.

Directions from Johannesburg to Royal Madikwe
Follow the N1 North to Pretoria
From Pretoria N1 take the N4 Highway to Rustenburg.
Keep to the N4 which bypasses Rustenburg and head for Swartruggens.
There is a R75.00 toll gate at Swartruggens.
From Swartruggens, continue on to Zeerust. Please ignore all signs to Madikwe before Zeerust and enter the town itself.
Please give us a call when you reach the town of Zeerust (t) +27(0)82 568 8867.
There is a reliable gas station after this point which is approximately a 20 minute drive from the lodge.
At the 4 th intersection into the town of Zeerust, there will be an Absa Bank building on your left, here you will turn right into President Street.
Travel approximately 90km along this road towards Gaborone (R49/47). The first entry gate you will pass is Abjabaterskop on your right at around 83km (Do not turn into this entry point). Continue on for about 7km and look out for a sign board on your left indicating “Bush House, Impodimo, Rhulani”. Here you will turn right into Wonderboom Gate, Madikwe Game Reserve on your right.
The gate guard will radio the lodge to notify them of your arrival.
Once through the gate, take the first turn on your right where you see a sign indicating “Lodges” to your right and follow the road until you see the Royal Madikwe sign on your left.
Be sure to carry some cash with you on your journey for Toll Gate fees and kindly adhere to the speed limits.
We trust that you will have a safe journey and we look forward to welcoming you to Royal Madikwe!

Directions from Royal Madikwe to Sun City
Exit Wonderboom Gate, turn left and continue straight for 7km.
Turn left into Abejaterskop Gate.
Follow the signs to Molatedi Gate – this is approximately a 1 hour drive through the park. (Speed limit is strictly 40km/p)
Exit Molatedi Gate and follow the road. You will pass over the Marico River, through the Molatedi
Village and continue straight for about 32km on the gravel road until the tar road begins.
Drive for 26km until you reach a 4 way stop. At this intersection turn left towards Sun City.
Continue straight along this road for approximately 34.8 km’s, turn right at the T junction.
Continue straight along this road for 8.5km until you get to the next 4 way junction. At this intersection turn left, drive for 5km and Sun City will be on your left.
Wishing you a safe journey.

Directions from Sun City to Royal Madikwe
After passing Sun City on the right, continue straight (approximately 5 km) until you reach a four-way junction. Turn right to DERDEPOORT.
Follow the road for approximately 8.5 km’s and turn left at the sign saying, “BAPONG” and “Madikwe Game Reserve”.
Continue straight along this road for approximately 34.8 km’s after passing through MABESKRAAL (Ignore ALL signs saying “MADIKWE”). At the 4-way stop turn right to DERDEPOORT/Molatedi Gate.
After 26kms the road becomes gravel, the Dwarsberg Liquor Store will be on your left.
Continue straight along this road for about 32 km of gravel, (DO NOT take the next Derdepoort turn to the right, continue straight), passing through the Molatedi village over the Marico River and straight to the MOLATEDI GATE entrance into the Park.
When you are at Molitedi gate –please ask the guard to direct you to Abejaterskop gate. You will be traveling through the park to get to Abejaterskop gate.
As soon as you arrive at Abejaterskop gate, you will exit the park and turn right on the tar road. You will then travel about 7km to our next gate which is Wonderboom gate. At the gate the guard will direct you to Royal Madikwe. We are about 10min drive from the gate.

Directions from Tlokweng Border, Gaborone
Continue on the road, straight, for 10km.
Turn left into “Wonderboom Gate” Madikwe Game Reserve.
The gate guard will contact the lodge on your arrival.
Once you have entered the gate, follow the road until you reach a sign board indicating “Lodges” to your right, turn here and follow the road until you see the “Royal Madikwe” sign on your left and we will be waiting to meet you.
Wishing you a safe journey and we look forward to welcoming you to Royal Madikwe! 

 The Royal Madikwe is a very special place where families, couples, and groups of friends have the opportunity to share a piece of our Africa in a magical way.

We invite you to share our journey as you encounter spectacular wildlife, soak up the sunshine, relinquish your mind to the sounds of the bush and even take on an African drumming lesson! Let our passion guide you through your safari experience as you relish in this wild, tranquil and natural setting.

The Royal is about so much more than a safari holiday; it is the memory you will carry in your heart for a lifetime and the story you will tell to your grandchildren of your great African adventure with a team who opened their hearts to you so that you may share their love for a place they call home….”

Property Facilities
Bar
Internet Access (Complimentary)
Library
Pool
Secure Parking
Battery Charging Facilities
Kiddies Club
Malaria Free
Private Vehicle Available
TV Room
Eco Friendly
Laundry Service (Available)
Mobile Connectivity
Restaurant
Room Facilities
Air Conditioning
Complementary Wi-Fi

Electrical Outlets
Fridge

Laundry Service (Available)
Mosquito Nets
Private Pool / Jacuzzi

Sala
Verandah
Balcony / Deck
Detached Private Bathroom
En-Suite
Hair Dryer
Lounge Area
Outside Shower
Pure Cotton Linen
Shower
Bath
Dressing Gowns
Fireplace
Heater
Mini Bar
Plunge Pool   
Safe
Tea / Coffee  
Available Services
Airport Shuttle (Available)
Room Service
Babysitting Service Credit Card  
Activities on Site (some activities may be seasonal)
Big 5
Game Drives
High Tea
Walks (Guided)
Bird Watching
Game Viewing
Massages
Wildlife Tours
Fine Dinning
Game Walks
Safaris
Activities Nearby
Big 5
Fine Dinning
Game Walks
Historical Tours
Museums
Safaris
Bird Watching
Game Drives
General Sightseeing
Hot-air Ballooning
Natural History Tours
Walks (Guided)
Cultural Tours
Game Viewing
Golf
Massages
River Cruises
Wildlife Tours
 

 

 

 


The suggested route from Johannesburg is via Krugersdorp, Magaliesburg, Derby, Koster, Swartruggens and Zeerust.

  • From Johannesburg head north west on R24 to Magaliesburg
  • Once in Magaliesburg, follow Route 509 to Derby, Koster and Swartruggens
  • From Swartruggens follow the N4 “Toll Road” to Zeerust
  • Once in Zeerust, turn right at Gabarone/Madikwe signs on Route R49.
  • Pass the Abjaterskop Gate (first entrance to Madikwe), 7Kms before the Wonderboom gate
  • Enter Madikwe Game Reserve at the Wonderboom gate, 97Km north of Zeerust

The Royal Madikwe is easily accessed by road, daily shuttle flights or private charter flights, all of which we will happily arrange. Travelling to The Royal Madikwe is hassle free and we’ll assist you every step of the way. There are various options below depending on your preferred mode of transportation.

Important Notice

ADULTS TRAVELLING WITH CHILDREN UNDER 18 YEARS: As from 01 June 2015, all persons under the age of 18 years of age, traveling to/from South Africa are required to produce an UNABRIDGED BIRTH CERTIFICATE indicating the biological parents of the minor. In the case where only one parent is travelling with the child, a consent from the other parent in the form of an affidavit, is required. Airlines will be forced to refuse travel to persons under the age of 18 not in possession of these documents.

Shared Charters Flights

The Royal Madikwe is easily accessed by daily shuttle flights from (OR Tambo) Johannesburg International Airport to Madikwe Game Reserve Western Airstrip. Approximate flight time is 1 hour. Guests will be collected from the Western Airstrip by one of our guides and transferred to Royal Madikwe at no extra cost – approximately 25 minute drive time. Shuttle flight times may vary by up to an hour, so please ensure to allow a minimum of 3-4 hours between connecting flights.
Depart Johannesburg @ 13h00 and arrive at Madikwe Western Airstrip @ 14h00
Depart Madikwe Western Airstrip @ 11h15 and arrive in Johannesburg @ 12h15

Luggage restrictions are very strict with an allowance of 20kg checked luggage per person in soft sided bags only as well as 5 kg hand luggage per person. For excess luggage, the complimentary luggage storage facility at the Federal Airlines lounge can be utilized, or an additional seat must be booked and is dependent on availability at the time of enquiring. Please do note that seats are very limited and if flights are fully booked there is an option of Private Charter flights, or a Road Transfer as below.

Private Charter Flights

Private Charters can be arranged in the event of the shared Shuttle Flights being fully booked, or for a more luxurious experi-ence and includes a meet & greet facility whereby guests will be escorted off international flights through customs / immigra-tion on arrival. Flight times are reasonably flexible to suit guests’ requirements and dependent on flight and lodge operations. Please be sure to enquire with Reservations about the possibility of an earlier check-in or later check-out as a surcharge may be applicable for transfers to / from the airstrip.

Road Transfers

Alternatively, a road transfer can be arranged to transfer guests to/from The Royal Madikwe.
Approximately 4.5 hours’ drive from Johannesburg, approximately 3 hours’ drive from Sun City and approximately 1.5 hours’ drive from the Sir Seretse Khama Airport in Gaborone, Botswana. Please enquire for transfers from other destinations.

Driving Yourself

For the more adventurous, there is also the option of renting a vehicle at the airport and driving yourself to the lodge. This is a great way to see more of the country and the roads are generally in good condition, thus a 4×4 vehicle is not a requirement. We do advise using the downloadable directions to the lodge.

Check-in time 13h00 – 14h00
Check-out time 10h00 – 11h00

INCLUDED
Luxury Accommodation l All meals (Breakfast, Lunch or High Tea and Dinner) l Bottled water, Soft drinks, Beer, Cider, House Wines, Tea / Coffee, Fresh juices with breakfast, Game drive beverages and snacks l Transfers to/from Madikwe Western Airstrip l 2 Game Drives daily l Bush Walks if in place of a game drive and dependent on availability

EXCLUDED
All other beverages l Cigars and Cigarettes l Gift Shop purchases l Optional specialized safari’s l Reserve Entry/ Landing Fee’s l Laundry Service l Gratuities 

The Royal Madikwe offers luxurious accommodation on a per person sharing basis to a maximum of 14 guests in 5 beautifully appointed suites. Please enquire with our reservations team regarding the option of Exclusive Use of the lodge.

A written request is required to proceed with a reservation. A reservation will be held as provisional for a maximum of 10 days only if requested in writing and confirmed via return e-mail with a provisional reference number. No provisional booking will be held for last minute requests within 14 days of arrival.

A minimum of 2 nights stay is required for all bookings in both the Non-Peak and Peak Period, unless otherwise confirmed in writing. A deposit of 50% of the total invoiced amount is required to secure a reservation and must be paid within 10 days of accepting the quote. A deposit made to guarantee a reservation is non-refundable and once the deposit has been received, the client is liable for cancellation fees. Full and Final payment is due 4 weeks prior to the date of arrival.

A private vehicle for game drives is now offered when booking the Royal Villa in conjunction with another suite (it can be any other suite).

 
Cancellations are only effective on receipt of written notification.
  •  Less than 4 weeks’ notice prior to arrival - 50% of total invoiced amount.
  •  Less than 2 weeks’ notice prior to arrival - 100% of total invoiced amount
  •  Less than 8 weeks’ notice prior to arrival - 100% of total invoiced amount. (25 Mar – 25 April / 15 Dec – 5 Jan)
All rates quoted for both accommodation and transfers are valid at the time of booking, but until such time as full and final payment has been received, the price is subject to change without prior notice.
Bookings are not transferable.
In the event of premature departure the full extent of the stay, as originally booked and confirmed, will be charged.
In the unlikely event of there being an unscheduled postponement of a reservation caused by bad weather, strikes or any other matter beyond our control, it is understood that expenses incurred will be for the client's account.
Check in time is strictly 14h00.
Please enquire about the possibility of an earlier check in if required. No check in’s will be accepted before 12h00- should you require an even earlier check in than 12h00, an additional night will be charged prior to the day of arrival and is dependent on availability at the time of enquiring.
Check out time is strictly 11h00.
Please enquire about the possibility of a later check out if required. Check outs later than 14h00 will not be available for guests departing on a Private Charter or Scheduled flight.
Extras must be settled directly at the lodge on departure.  .

Children of all ages are welcome at Royal Madikwe!

Children under the age of 2 years stay for free in a cot when sharing with 2 adults in a Luxury Suite.
Creating triple suites in a Luxury Suite or adding an additional child to a Family Suite will be subject to availability based on occupancy.
Children under the age of 5 years are not permitted on the scheduled game drives, however, a 1 hour kiddie’s bumble can be arranged at the lodge and is dependent on availability at the time of enquiring.
Children under the age of 16 are not permitted on Bush Walks.
Children’s Activities (Daily between 12h00 – 13h00)
A complimentary fun filled program created just for your little ones to keep them entertained and excited about their adventure at Royal Madikwe. With T-shirt painting, Doughnut decorating, Animal tracking, Face painting, Arts and crafts, African beading, and Storytelling, they will have endless fun to look forward to!

SHUTTLE FLIGHTS

Royal Madikwe is easily accessed by daily shuttle flights from (OR Tambo) Johannesburg International Airport to Madikwe Game Reserve Western Airstrip. Approximate flight time is 1 hour. Guests will be transferred from the Western Airstrip in an open vehicle to Royal Madikwe at no extra cost – approximately 25 minute drive.

Shuttle Times (These times are subject to change)
Johannesburg – Madikwe Western Airstrip l Madikwe Western Airstrip to Johannesburg
13h00 – 14h00 l 1h15 – 12h15

PRIVATE CHARTERS

Private Charters can be arranged for a more luxurious experience and includes a meet & greet facility whereby guests will be escorted off international flights through customs/immigration. Flight times are reasonably flexible to suit guests’ requirements.

ROAD TRANSFERS

Alternatively, a road transfer can be arranged to transfer guests to/from Royal Madikwe. Approximately 5 hours’ drive from Johannesburg or 3 hours from Sun City. Please enquire for transfers from other destinations.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: ADULTS TRAVELLING WITH CHILDREN UNDER 18 YEARS:  
As from 01 June 2015, all persons under the age of 18 years of age, traveling to/from South Africa are required to produce an UNABRIDGED BIRTH CERTIFICATE indicating the biological parents of the minor. In the case where only one parent is travelling with the child, a consent from the other parent in the form of an affidavit, is required.  Airlines will be  forced to refuse travel to persons under the age of 18 not in possession of these documents.
 
Additional Activities

  • Zulu Dancing ZAR 9,430 per performance
  • Marimba Band ZAR 10,540 per performance
  • African Drumming Lesson ZAR 6,555 per group (Up to 14 guests)
  • ZAR 790 per person (Minimum of 4 guests)
  • Conservation for a cause Personalized quote will be provided on request.
  • Star Gazing
  • ZAR 7,210 per group (1-6 guests)
  • ZAR 10,540 per group (7-14 guests)  
  • This includes a presentation and star gazing through a GPS Telescope
  • Massage Treatments
  • ZAR 855 Full Body Aromatherapy Massage (1 hour)
  • ZAR 615 Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage (3/4 hour)
  • ZAR 685 Back Massage (1/2 hour)
  • ZAR 575 Foot Massage (1/2 hour)

SUMMER:  December - February

Summer is our rainy season and we experience some of the most breathtaking thunderstorms in the Southern Hemisphere, which can continue for 10 minutes or up to 2 hours. As Madikwe is a semi-arid area, with an average annual rainfall of only 500mm, it does not typically rain every day and thunderstorms generally occur in the afternoons. Daytime temperatures can vary from 25°C to 40°C, with an average of 31°C.
Recommended Clothing: Light cotton / linen fabrics are recommended for the hot daytime temperatures and a light jumper for the game drives. Short trousers, summer dresses, swimming trunks / costume and open toe sandals are recommended.

AUTUMN: March - May

One can still expect some rainfall in Autumn, but much less than in summer time. By now, the daytime temperatures have dropped down to 20°C, with a maximum of 31°C. The early morning and afternoon game drives are a little cooler, but we do provide cozy blankets on game drives for extra comfort.
Recommended clothing: Light summer clothing will still be required, but we recommend a warm jumper, long trousers and closed shoes for the game drives which can be a little cooler.

WINTER: June - August

Winter in Madikwe boasts lovely warm days with temperatures between 15°C and 25°C – much like European Summer temperatures! By now, the early morning and afternoon game drive temperatures have dropped and can be as low as 10°C to 0°C on some mornings, with an average of 6°C.
Recommended Clothing: Long trousers, long sleeve shirt, jumper, closed shoes and a warm jacket, scarf, gloves and a wooly hat for the cooler game drives is recommended, as well as some lighter clothing for the warmer daytime temperatures.

SPRING:  September - November

There is a definite change in temperature and, although the early morning and afternoon game drives still present a chill, midday temperatures range from 20°C to 30°C with an average of 25°C most days.
Recommended Clothing: Trousers and a warm jacket are still required for the game drives, but lighter clothing can be worn during the warmer midday temperatures. Both closed shoes and sandals will be useful.

Medical Requirements

Madikwe Game Reserve is a Malaria FREE area, therefore no anti-Malaria medication is required. We have a medical box available with basic medication for your convenience, however, if you are taking any prescribed medication, please ensure that you have an additional supply available in case of any unforeseen circumstances.
A paramedic is stationed in the reserve and can be called out to the lodge in necessary situations. Emergency Medical evacuation is also available for emergency cases, but each case is assessed individually and therefore no guarantees are given. We do advise that all guests take out personal travel insurance.

All Year Round Necessities

  • Sun hat
  • Sun glasses
  • Sun block & lip balm
  • Closed shoes for bush walks
  • Camera with extra film / memory card
  • Extra batteries / charger