Choose Your Lodge

Madikwe Safari Lodge’s three exclusive retreats – Lelapa, Kopano, Dithaba – are located to appreciate the vastness and diversity of the surrounding landscape and wildlife. With unfenced proximity to this wilderness, you’ll experience a thoroughly authentic connection with the wild.

And while the luxury of the lodges 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 after several hours in the bush that defines five-star stays here.

The Madikwe brand of luxury comes standard, and what sets each lodge apart is its unique feel – appealing to different travelers. Let us help guide you in choosing the right one for you…


Lelapa Lodge – Come Together  

Lelapa (meaning ‘family’ in local Setswana) is the kind of place that brings people together and welcomes you to settle in. Luxury here is not the fussy kind, it’s freedom – with your every need taken care of – to make the most of each moment. The open-plan main lodge invites meeting up – with each other and fellow guests; the Mack & Madi Kids’ Adventure Safari Club is non-stop fun with new friends; and with 12 spacious Suites, including four Family Suites, sociable couples and families alike will find themselves completely at home.

 Lelapa Lodge welcomes children of all ages


Kopano Lodge – Home on Safari

Kopano (meaning ‘small gathering’ in the local Setswana) includes only four Suites and reminds of a traditional homestead. Book an individual Suite or the whole lodge out exclusively – it’s this flexibility that makes Kopano the ideal safari destination for a family/friend adventure, unforgettable honeymoon, or solo discovery. Either way, the lodge’s main living spaces – a dining area, fireplace lounge with library, generously furnished deck, and boma raised above the bush – are yours to enjoy, along with splendid views over the savannah.

Kopano Lodge welcomes young guests 16 years and older
(all ages, if booked exclusively)


Dithaba Lodge – Exclusively Yours  

Dithaba (meaning ‘mountain’ in local Setswana) has just four Suites, cleverly positioned to maximise the glorious sense of space and privacy you get when on the reserve. Each Suite is a couple or solo traveller’s retreat; or together, an exclusive home base for a multigenerational family or friend group while on safari. But either way, you’ll find the main lodge area they link to great for gatherings of family, new and old friends – replete with rounds of sundowners on the star deck and festive bush dinners ’round the boma fire.

Dithaba Lodge welcomes young guests 16 years and older
(all ages, if booked exclusively)