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      Royal Madikwe

      Big Five Game Viewing in the Malaria Free Madikwe National Reserve, South Africa

      Along the Marico River lies a piece of Eden, where the animal kingdom lives united, against the uncontested authority of the Big 5, where the horizon is immortalized by the palette of the sun and Africa draws her breath. Heralded as the boutique reserve in South Africa, the 190,000-acre Madikwe National Reserve is easily accessed malaria-free bushveld. A landmark in modern conservation and community development, this is the setting for Africa’s biggest translocation of wild game including endangered species such as wild dog and cheetah. The massive reserve is a joint venture between the state, the community and the private sector, which has breathed new life into a beautiful but economically depressed region. The Madikwe Reserve is now a thriving refuge for the most precious sustainable resource in Africa, its flora and fauna. Royal Madikwe accommodates a maximum of 10 adult guests in five luxury suites two of which can also accommodate up to 2 children each. The same contrast of natural tones against a unique fusion of modern and comfortable furnishings is integrated in four open-style suites, each with its own distinct setting and complete privacy. Guests can enjoy the exclusivity of a private pool, game viewing deck, spacious interiors, fireplace, en-suite bathroom and inside and outside shower. Ancient leadwood and marula trees fuse in a celebration of contemporary design to create the Royal Clubhouse where a stylish lounge, dining room and library lead to elevated decks and sweeping views of the African bush. A tranquil infinity pool gives way to a vivid green palette of lush surroundings which blend in with the lodge’s rustic charm. The lodge also offers an African gift shop, clubhouse, wine cellar, indoor and outdoor bar, boma, viewing deck with gprs telescope, TV lounge with extensive DVD library, play room, main pool & a variety of other elevated decks, all overlooking our well frequented water hole. Early morning and sunset game drives in an open vehicle, led by an experienced ranger and tracker, are highly recommended to explore the superstars of the African bush. Guided bush walks provide the ultimate experience to get up close and personal with Mother Nature while appreciating the opulence of the bush in the footsteps of the animals. In addition to exceptional game drives and walks, other leisure activities are also offered at Royal Madikwe: celestial safari, guided photographic safari, ranger skills training, traditional African dancing lessons, pampering outdoor massage treatments to rejuvenate mind, body and soul. (Notice prior to arrival is requested for these activities.)

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      The availability calendar for this property is not yet connected. Please call one of our safari specialists at 800-995-8689 to request current availability.

      Accommodation Details

      • Price: From $820 per person per night
      • Location: Southern Africa, South Africa
      • # of Beds: 10 beds
      • Age Minimum: 0 years old
      • Amenities: Cell Phone Coverage, Ensuite Bathrooms, Hairdryer, Local Drinks Included, Pool, Recharge Facilities, Wi-Fi
      • Type: Lodge
      • Included: Accommodation, all meals, bottled water, soft drinks, beer, cider, house wines, tea and coffee with meals, fresh juices with breakfast, 2 game drives daily, game drive beverages and snacks, bush walks if it is in place of a game drive and dependent on availability, return transfers from Madikwe Western Airstrip to the lodge, outdoor dining, reserve entry/landing fees, Madikwe conservation levy (from July 1, 2017)
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        All other beverages, cigars and cigarettes, curio shop items, optional specialized safaris, laundry service

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