Discover Madikwe Game Reserve

Welcome to South Africa’s 680km2 diamond in the rough. As one of the largest, yet lesser known, game reserves, this gem stretches north from the small town of Groot-Marico up to the Botswana border. Madikwe Game Reserve is home to rich biodiversity, including the “Big Five”. A thriving population of 86 mammals, 350 bird species and 104 varieties of trees all exist in a completely malaria-free environment.

Located on the basin of the Marico River, the Reserve also has lush banks and cascading waters. This riverine nirvana contrasts the rest of the terrain that expands out over open grasslands and bushveld plains, interspersed with rocky outcrops and single mountains. Breathtaking views of an expansive valley and the Dwarsberg range can all be had from the vantage point of luxurious lodges that blend beautifully with the bushveld.

Our preferred safari lodges

Collection of properties in Madikwe

Molori Safari Lodge

The secluded Molori Safari Lodge offers absolute privacy, while taking in breathtaking views of the Dwarsberg Mountains and the expansive Madikwe valley. At 75 000 hectares, Madikwe Game Reserve is South Africa’s fifth largest Big Five game reserve, but offers so much more than the Big Five.

Madikwe Hills Lodge

The Madikwe Game Reserve is home not only to the Big Five, but also to a wealth of other fascinating creatures, including the rare Wild Dog. Our team at Madikwe Hills looks forward to showing you Africa’s wonderful wildlife and to fulfilling your every wish, making your stay the ultimate in privacy.

Madikwe Safari Lodge

While the luxury of Madikwe Safari Lodge lies in having direct access to some of South Africa’s best Big Five safari experiences, it is also the pleasure of coming back to thoughtful comforts, warm hospitality, and excellent meals in the bush that defines five-star stays here. 

Makanyane Safari Lodge

Each suite has spectacular glass-walled bedrooms and a spacious bathroom, offering uninterrupted views of the surrounding forest and the river. The stylish main lodge is on the edge of a ravine overlooking a waterhole frequently visited by game and has a spacious lounge and dining area.

Morukuru Owners House

Morukuru Owner’s House is the perfect Honeymoon haven. Completely private and exclusive, this home oozes an ambience of comfort, luxury and space. Although perfect for honeymooners it also caters to small families , friends travelling together or couples wanting to escape.

Jamala Madikwe Lodge

Tucked away in the far north of South Africa is a 75000 hectare, malaria-free wilderness inhabited by a profusion of species from Vervet monkeys to Leopard and – of course – the odd very fortunate human. Madikwe is widely acknowledged as being one of the finest conservation areas in Africa. 

Mateya Safari Lodge

If you’re searching for that rare and unforgettable safari experience, offering a luxurious destination within breathtaking natural surroundings, then welcome to Mateya. The Mateya Safari Lodge is one of the most prestigious lodges of its kind in the world and certainly one of the most exclusive.

Royal Madikwe

Royal Madikwe

The Royal Madikwe is an intimate luxury safari lodge run by a close-knit, experienced team with a dynamic workplace culture based on participation and democratic decision-making. Through scrupulous dedication to service excellence, the lodge offers nothing short of luxury.


Morukuru Farm House

Morukuru Farm House

Located on the other side of the mountain within the Morukuru Family private property inside Madikwe Game Reserve, the five-suite Farm House is an oasis, surrounded by luscious green lawns, and set within a 100-hectare fenced-in safe area which is home to general game, child friendly.