Madikwe, private African safariMadikwe, private African safari

Your private African safari

Your private African safari

Head out on safari each morning and afternoon. Start and finish every day out in the wild in search of animals big and small. Whether leopard or chameleon, rhino or dung beetle, no two drives are the same!

Game Drives head out early morning at sunrise, and late afternoon just before sunset in search of the many animal species which call this place home. No more than six people at a time (for Kopano & Dithaba lodges) share in a private and intensely personal safari experience in the company of their Madikwe Guide. At Lelapa Lodge up to 8 guests are accommodated per safari vehicle.

Madikwe, with its rugged terrain, bold colours and habituated wild animal species make for a Photographer’s Dream. Wild Dogs are a signature species of the Madikwe Game Reserve.


05h00 Wake-up call 06h30
05h30 Tea/Coffee and game drive departs 07h00
09h00 Game drive returns, breakfast/brunch is served 09h30
At leisure Bush walk or activities of personal preference At leisure
16h00 Afternoon tea 15h00
16h30 Game drive departs 15h30
19h30 Game drive returns and dinner follows 18h30

* Summer is from September to April, while Winter is from May to August