Madikwe Game Reserve
With more than 20 game lodges - all of them with varying degrees of luxury and comfort.
South Africa

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Madikwe Entry Fees

Once-off payment
Paid directly by clients
Rebuilding and Recovery levy
  - R115
pppn (optional)
Gate Entry Fees
  - R180
per Adults per STAY
  - R 80  per Child  (3-9 yrs)
Guest Conservation Contribution (GCC)
  -  R190 per Adults per DAY
  -  R  95 per Child  (2-12 yrs)
• Bed Levy
  - ZAR 10 pppn from age 1 year old    
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
Flight Entry
  - R240 per Adult  
  - R150 per Child (3-9 yrs)  
SUBJECT to change without notice
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Best time to visit

The best time to visit malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve is during March and November, when temperatures are lower.


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TRANSFER Federal Airlines •  2023 RATES • South African Rand (ZAR)
To Book a Transfer please call or e-mail us
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 Federal Airlines
Shuttle Flights
Timetable & Flight Information


JOHANNESBURG - MADIKWE SHUTTLE 
 
JOHANNESBURG DEPARTURES LOWVELD LODGES DEPARTURES
Departure Time Arrival Time Days Departure Time Arrival Time Days
Johannesburg 10:00 Lodges 11:00 Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr, Sa, Su
Stops may vary
Lodges 11:30 Johannesburg 12:30 Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr, Sa, Su
Stops may vary
Check In times for the above flight at the federal Airlines facility - from 07:30 - up to 30 minutes before the departure time stated above. The lodge will inform guests of the time they need to be ready for the flight.                                                                    
Departure Time Arrival Time Days Departure Time Arrival Time Days
Johannesburg 13:00 Lodges 14:00 Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr, Sa, Su
Stops may vary
Lodges 14:30 Johannesburg 15:30 Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr, Sa, Su
Stops may vary

Effective date means that these airfares will only apply to any bookings made on/after 1 March 2023. Bookings made before 1 March 2023 will be at the applicable issued fares prior to this airfare sheet.
Date/Route changes made to any bookings on/after 1 March 2023 will attrack the below airfares.
Low Season - 9 January 2023 to 30 June 2023
High Season - 1 July 2023 to 7 January 2024
ALL AIRFARES IN SOUTH AFRICAN RAND - ZAR. All fares include applicable taxes & VAT, but EXCLUDE relevant runway fees mentioned under Fare Notes.

Johannesburg - Madikwe Shuttle Low Season
Per Adult
Low Season
Per Child
Low Season
Per Infant
High Season
Per Adult
High Season
Per Child
High Season
Per Infant
Taxes
Johannesburg OR Tambo to Madikwe Lodges R5 400 R4 360 R1 700 R5 500 R4 650 R1 720 R100
Madikwe Lodges to Johannesburg OR Tambo R5 400 R4 360 R1 700 R5 500 R4 650 R1 720 R100

Fare Notes
* A minimum of two guests per booking is required. A single guest supplement may apply.

SA & SADC Residents Airfares (Subject to SA ID or SA Passport being presented) Low Season
Per Adult
Low Season
Per Child
Low Season
Per Infant
High Season
Per Adult
High Season
Per Child
High Season
Per Infant
Taxes
Johannesburg OR Tambo to/from Madikwe Lodges R3 475 R3 475 R1 090 R3 475 R3 475 R1 090 R100

*The R240 Rock Fig runway arrival and departure fee applies to the guests staying at the following lodges: KAM, TAN, SBI and UML. This fee is per person and excluded from the above rates.
* A minimum of two guests per booking is required. A single guest supplement may apply.

Flight Information
  • Departure and arrival times stated above may vary up to onehour.
  • Updated departure times from the lodges, and the time to beready for the flight, will be communicated by the lodge.
  • For guests connecting onto domestic flights we recommendthey allow a minimum of 2 (two) hours from the above arrival times.
  • For guests connecting onto international flights werecommend they allow a minimum of 3 (three) hours from the abovearrival times.
  • Guests connecting to and from our Madikwe Shuttle onto theLowveld Shuttle may be accommodated for same day travel. These flightsalso connect with the Tswalu air service.
Note: Whilstevery effortis made for guests to make all connections, we are not responsible forany missed connections as a result of delays or any other operationalmatters.
          A minimum of 2passengers are required per booking. Single passengers may be charged asingle supplement. Refer to Rates sheet for further details.

Guest Services
  • Airport Service Desk at our Guest Services Welcome Centre(Located at the OR Tambo Shuttle Bus Terminal) is available between07:30 and 12:00 Noon.
  • Complimentary bus transfers from our Guest Services WelcomeCentre to our private facilities are available from 07:30.
  • Private terminal facilities and check-in for federalAirlines flights open at 07:30.
  • Early Transfers from OR Tambo International Airport& early check-in for federal Airlines between 07:00 &07:30 is available on request with 72 hours prior notice.  
Additional Information

Standard Rates &
South Africa & SADC Resident Rates

Z Class Fares Applicableuntil 08 January 2024

Standard Rates
  • Details of our standard published rates are found on therates page included with this Agents manual.
  • Updates to rates will be communicated to all agents by thefederal Airlines Commercial & Reservations agents, and will bepublished on our website.
South Africa &SADC Resident Rates
  • Special reduced rates are available for South African& SADC residents.
  • Only available to South African ID / Passport and SADCPassport Holders (ID or Passport copy required).
  • No child discounts.
  • Infants charged at 25% of quoted rates.
  • IMPORTANT – A minimum of 2 passengers arerequired per booking. Single passengers may be charged a singlesupplement.
  • We offer exclusive rates for South African ID / Passportand SADC Passport Holders (ID or Passport copy required). These ratesoffer a discount over our standard rates.
 Baggage
  • All passengers travelling on our Federal Airlines shuttleflights are entitled to one free piece of checked luggage and one smallcarry on item.
  • Due to the nature of the environment in which we operate,our aircraft are smaller than a typical airliner. As a result of thiswe have small luggage holds which means that we have weight and sizelimitations. The Federal Airlines luggage specifications are as follows:
  •   SOFT (all-sides) luggage/duffel bags with ONEflat side will be allowed. We offer soft sided bags which can bepurchased at our lounge at an additional cost.
  •   Maximum luggage weight (includingphotographic/filming equipment) is 20kg/44lbs (in the hold); maximumluggage size per piece is 40cm (16 inches) wide x 30cm (12 inches) highx 60cm (24 inches) long.
  •   Maximum hand luggage is 5kg/11lbs (1 soft pieceallowed with ONE flat side only)
  • Should your luggage exceed the above limitations, we willNOT BE ABLE to load it. We do provide a COMPLIMENTARY LUGGAGE STORINGFACILITY (provided guests are booked on a return Johannesburg basis).Excess luggage remains the responsibility of the
  • affected passenger at all times.
  • Oversized luggage CANNOT be carried on your lap. Yoursafety is our first priority and unsecured objects inside the cabin arehazardous.
  • At times, due to an aircraft constraints, excess luggagecan be an operational problem.
  • Therefore any excess luggage over 20kgs needs to bepre-booked and pre-advised. We might not always be able to assistshould excess luggage not have been pre-booked.
  • For less than 10kg extra luggage, there will be an R800surcharge and carriage is subject to aircraft operational weight andbalance restrictions. Should the guest require between 10kg and 20kg ofextra baggage the surcharge is R1500, for more than 20kg we would
  • allocate a freight seat for R2,000 (up to max of 40kg). Forflight safety and operational reasons, all additional freightallowances are subject to weight and balance constraints.
  • We cannot guarantee acceptance or carriage.
  • It remains the responsibility of the booking agent toinform their client of Federal Airlines baggage policies. Full detailsand terms are found on our Terms & Conditions of Carriage. Acopy is available from our Commercial Department and via our website.
Lodges Airstrip Information
MADIKWE COMMERCIAL CAMPS (MPC)
Code Lodge Airstrip DrivingTimeAirstriptoLodge
BFR/W Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge Madikwe West 15 minutes
ETL/E Etali Lodge Madikwe East 20 minutes
IPD/W Impodimo Lodge Madikwe West 20 minutes
JAC/E Jaci’s Lodge Madikwe East 35 minutes
MDH/E Madikwe Hills Lodge Madikwe East 20 minutes
JAM/E Jamala Madikwe Lodge Madikwe East 30 minutes
MRL/E M Madikwe River Madikwe East 20 minutes
MDS/E Madikwe Safari Lodge Madikwe East 10 minutes
MAT/E Mateya Safari Lodge Madikwe East 10 minutes
MOL/E Molori Safari Lodge Madikwe East 12 minutes
MOR/E Morukuru Lodge Madikwe East 45 minutes
MSW/W Motswiri Private Safari Madikwe West 20 minutes
RLS/W Rhulani Safari Madikwe West 30 minutes
RMD/W Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Madikwe West 30 minutes
TAU/W Tau Game Lodge Madikwe West 45 minutes
MBH/W Madikwe Bush House Madikwe West 45 minutes
THK/E Thakadu River Camp Madikwe West 45 minutes
TNS/W Tuningi Madikwe West 45 minutes
MADIKWE PRIVATE CAMPS (MPC)
Code Lodge Airstrip DrivingTimeAirstrip to Lodge
MOS/E Mosetha Bush Camp Madikwe East 30 minutes
ROC/W Rock Fig Lodge Madikwe West   30 minutes
TAM/W Tamboti Madikwe West 01 hour