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
  - R180 per Adults per STAY
  - R105 Child per  STAY
Guest Conservation Contribution
  - R150 per Adults per DAY
  - R75 per Child (under 12 years) per DAY
SUBJECT to change without notice
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Flight landing fee
  - R240 per Adult
  - R150 per Child (under 12 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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Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South Afican Rand • Subject to Availability
Seasonal Rates 1 May 2018
to 30 Jun 2018
1 Jul 2018
to 31 Aug 2018
1 Sep 2018
to 30 Sep 2018
Luxury Suite Single R8 860 R14 455 R11 040
Luxury Suite Per Person Per night sharing R5 905 R9 635  R7 360
Royal Villa (1-4 Guests) pn R26 875 R39 220 R33 600
Royal Villa pn Additional Adult R6 730 R9 875 R8 425
Royal Villa pn  Additional Child R3 365 R4 935 R4 210
Honeymoon Suite Single R10 020 R15 980 R12 495
Honeymoon Suite pppns R6 685 R10 650  R8 325
The Emperor Suite pppns (1-2 Guests) R7 695 R12 200 R9 635
The Emperor Suite per night (2-4 Guests)   R19 905 R30 505  R24 885
Exclusive Use per night ( 1-14 Guests) R83 770 R129 575 R104 590
Seasonal Rates 1 Oct 2018
to 31 Oct 2018
1 Non 2018
to 30 Nov 2018
1 Dec 2018
to 31 Jan 2019
Luxury Suite Single R14 455 R8 860 R14 455
Luxury Suite Per Person Per night sharing R9 635 R5 905  R9 635
Royal Villa (1-4 Guests) pn R39 220 R26 875 R39 220
Royal Villa pn Additional Adult R9 875 R6 730 R9 875
Royal Villa pn  Additional Child R4 935 R3 365 R4 935
Honeymoon Suite Single R15 980 R10 020 R15 980
Honeymoon Suite pppns R10 650 R6 685  R10 650
The Emperor Suite pppns (1-2 Guests) R12 200 R7 695 R12 200
The Emperor Suite per night (2-4 Guests)   R30 505 R19 905  R30 505
Exclusive Use per night ( 1-14 Guests) R129 575 R83 770 R129 575

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

Minimum of 2 night stay required
Room Type's Non-Peak
Last Minute Rate
1 – 30 September 2018
Peak
Last Minute Rate
 1 July -31 August 2018  
 1 – 31 October 2018
1 Dec 2018 – 31 Jan 2019
Luxury Suite  single  R7 725 R10 115
Luxury Suite ppns
Max: 2 guests
R5 150 R6 745
Honeymoon Suite  single  R8 670 R11 185
Honeymoon Suite ppns R5 830 R7 455
Emperor Suite  ppns (1-2 pax) R6 745 R8 540
Emperor Suite  pn (2-4 pax) R17 420 R21 355
Royal Villa  pn (1-4 pax) R23 525 R27 455
Royal Villa pn additional Adult R5 895 R6 915
Royal Villa pn additional Child R2 950 R3 455

Emperor Suite: Max: 2 Adults & 2 Children, 2 Bedroom Suite
Royal Villa : Max: 5 guests, 2 Bedroom Villa

Standard Inclusions
Luxury Accommodation l Breakfast, Lunch / High-Tea & Dinner l Bottled Water, Soft Drinks, A Selection of Local Beer/Cider & Spirits,
House Wines, Tea / Coffee, 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 l Kids Activities
Standard Exclusions
All Other Beverages l Cigars and Cigarettes l Gift Shop Purchases l Optional Specialized Activities l Reserve Entry/ Landing Fee’s l
Conservation Levy l Laundry Service l Private Vehicle l Gratuities
Additional Fee’s
RESERVE ENTRY FEE’S (Compulsory once off fee) – Pending Price Increase
Drive in - ZAR 180 per adult l ZAR 80 per child under 12 years l No charge for children under 2 years
Fly in - ZAR 240 per adult l ZAR 150 per child under 12 years l No charge for children under 2 years
CONSERVATION LEVY (Compulsory levy per person per night) – Pending Price Increase
ZAR 150 per adult per night l ZAR 75 per child under 12 years per night l No charge for children under 2 years
 

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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 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
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.
Suite size : 46m²
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 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 poolto 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
  • I-pod docking station
  • Safety deposit box
  • Hair dryer
  • Air conditioner
  • Tea & Coffee making facility
  • Fully stocked mini bar
  • Velour bath robes
  • Slippers
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.
Suite size : 43m²

The Twin Suite flaunts lavish extra length ¾ beds draped in luxurious linen, a mosquito net, en-suite bathroom with indoor / outdoor rain showers, 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
  • I-pod docking station
  • Safety deposit box
  • Hair dryer
  • Air conditioner
  • Tea & Coffee making facility
  • Fully stocked mini bar
  • Velour bath robes
  • Slippers
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.
Suite size : 44m²
 
The Honeymoon Suite is embellished in a remarkable four poster bed draped in luxurious percale linen, a fabulous mosquito net, ensuite bathroom with indoor / outdoor rain showers, 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
  • I-pod docking station
  • Safety deposit box
  • Hair dryer
  • Air conditioner
  • I-pod docking station
  • Tea & Coffee making facility
  • Fully stocked mini bar
  • Velour bath robes
  • Slippers
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.
Suite size : 105m²

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 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.

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
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit box
  • Hair dryer
  • Air conditioner
  • Tea & Coffee making facility
  • Fully stocked mini bar
  • Velour bath robes
  • Slippers
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.

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.
The private game drive vehicle offered with the Villa allows families the luxury of enjoying an intimate family safari experience as well as the flexibility sometimes required with younger children.
Suite size : 159m²
The Royal Villa master bedroom boasts a lavish four poster bed draped in a hand crafted mosquito net, indoor wood fire place, ensuite bathroom with both indoor and outdoor rain showers and a romantic bathtub with exquisite views of both the waterhole and wilderness.
Separated by a dining area and small 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.
Exquisite amenities available in this suite include Liquid soap, Bath foam, Bath salts, Hand & Body lotion, Shower gel, Shampoo and Conditioner, as well as;
  • TV & DVD Player
  • Selected satellite channels available
  • I-pod docking station
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit box
  • Hair dryer
  • Air conditioner
  • Tea & Coffee making facility
  • Fully stocked mini bar
  • Wine cooler
  • Velour bath robes
  • Slippers

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.

The Main Lodge has a distinctively stylish lounge, dining roomand well appointed library, lead to broad elevated decks and sweeping views of the landscape.

  • Curio Shop
  • Viewing Deck
  • Main Lounge
  • Dining Room
  • TV Lounge
  • Wine Cellar
  • Boma
  • Indoor and Outdoor Bar
  • Main Pool & a variety of other elevated decks, all overlooking our well frequented Water Hole
  • Wifi available in both The Clubhouse (Main lodge) and guest suites 
  • Note: we do not have fax facilities

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
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).

PARK & CONSERVATION FEES 2018​
  • Park fees - R180 per adult per STAY | R105 per child per STAY
  • Landing fees - R280 per adult | R140 per child (provisional, subject to change)
  • Guest Conservation Contribution: R150 per adult per DAY | R75 per child per DAY
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 11h15 – 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)