Madikwe River Lodge
5 Star Game Lodge in Madikwe Game Reserve
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MALARIA FREE
Ideal for family or small groups
Rich biodiversity of game
Large elephant population
Over 300 bird species
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Situated in the heart of the malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve just four hours drive from Johannesburg, Madikwe River Lodge is the perfect venue for both groups and private guests. Surrounded by 75 000 hectares of African sand veld, this luxury lodge is ideally positioned on the Groot Marico River, and is home to the Big 5, wild dog, cheetah and vast open spaces. The lodge offers comfortable accommodation in sixteen secluded split-level thatched chalets set in the cool tranquility of a riverine forest.

Madikwe's convenient location, only 3 and a half hours from Gauteng and a mere 45 minutes by aircraft, has ensured its popularity not only as a conference venue, but also as an ideal incentive group destination and package tour combination. Here, excellent service, superb facilities and the spectacular bush setting all go hand-in-hand to create a unique location for any conference. Surrounded by nature and wildlife, conference delegates, incentive tour members and corporate guests are removed from the stress and strains of every day life.



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Special Domestic Rates
  Single Per Person Per Night Saring
1 October 2016 to 31 March 2017 3 810.00 2 930.00
Special Domestric Rates
Validity from 1 October 2016 to 31 March 2017
exclude 20 December 2016 – 03 January 2017

SA Resident Rate R 3 810 single R2 925 per person sharing

Rate includes all meals and 2 game drives daily
Rate excludes conservation levy of R160 per person per stay

Single rate is a 50% supplement of the sharing rate.
Children between the ages 6 – 12 years will pay 50% of the adult sharing rate. Children over 12 are charged as adults.
The above Conservation Levies are subject to change.

Room Configuration

  • 16 bedrooms, sleeps 32
  • 1 Luxury Suite
  • 3 Double Rooms (king size beds)
  • 6 Twin Rooms
  • 6 Family Rooms (twin beds and additional sleeper couch)
  • Cots are available on request
  • All rooms are split level, thatched chalets

Standard Room Feature

  • En-suite bathrooms with showers
  • Bedroom leading onto a private balcony with views overlooking the Groot Marico River
  • Range of customised toiletries

Suite Feature

  • Separate lounge area leading onto private balcony with views over looking the Groot Marico River
  • En-suite bathroom with shower guest amenities
  • Ceiling fan in bedroom
  • Outside shower
  • Hairdryers General Information On All Rooms
  • Ceiling fans
  • Complimentary tea and coffee making facilities
  • Hairdryers
  • Mini Bar

Arrival & Departure Times

  • Check In – 13h00
  • Check Out – 10h00

Madikwe River Lodge offer excellent service, superb facilities and the spectacular bush setting all go hand-in-hand to create a unique location for any conference. Surrounded by nature and wildlife, conference delegates, incentive tour members and corporate guests are removed from the stress and strains of every day life.

Facilities & Services

  • 24 Hour reception services
  • 24 Hour security
  • Babysitting facilities
  • Boma Dinners
  • Bush Dinners
  • Laundry service
  • Curio shop
  • Full bar service
  • Lodge is surrounded by an electric fence
  • Main lodge swimming pool with sun deck Rock Pool
  • Private airstrip
  • Private viewing decks in each room
  • Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners Club accepted at Lodge

Activities

  • Game Drives (early morning and late afternoon)
  • Guided Bush Walks

Dining Room

  • Located at the main camp
    • Seats 30 guests
  • Boma
    • Across the Groot Marico River on a little Island
    • (Children 8 years and under are not permitted in the boma area for meals, but are required to have their meals in the dining room)

Bush Dining in Madikwe Reserve

  • Picnic Baskets Available On Request
  • Morning Game drives leave at approximately 07h00 and return for brunch at about 10h30 (served until 12 noon).
  • High-Tea is more substantial and is served at 15h00.
  • Evening Game Drives leave at approximately 15h30 and return at 19h00 for Dinner.

Conferences & Weddings

Madikwe's convenient location, only 3 and a half hours from Gauteng and a mere 45 minutes by aircraft, has ensured its popularity not only as a conference venue, but also as an ideal incentive group destination and package tour combination. Exclusive bush wedding co-ordinated together with the bridal couple

Madikwe River Lodge is situated in the malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve in the North West Province South Africa.

Flights

  • Madikwe Charters flies from Johannesburg International on a daily basis, approximately 45 min flight.
  • Contact nr: +27 11 805 4888

Situated in the malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve in the North West Province approximately:

  • 50km from Gaborone
  • 120km north of Zeerust
  • 150km west of Sun City/Pilanesberg
  • 250km from Shidzidzi and Nungubane
  • 250km from Mabula Game Lodge
  • 380km west of Johannesburg
  • 430km from Johannesburg International Airport

From Johannesburg Airport

  • From Johannesburg (Jhb) International Airport follow the R21, north, to Pretoria (Tshwane) through Kempton Park
  • After +- 40 km follow N1 north to, Pretoria (Tshwane), Pietersburg (Polokwane)
  • From the N1, +- 12 km, take N4 west into Pretoria (Tshwane), to Rustenburg or Hartebeespoort dam
  • Follow the N4 through Pretoria, +- 60 km to Hartebeespoort dam
  • From Hartebeespoort, follow N4 to Rustenburg for about +- 30km, go on the R556 to Sun City
  • +- 94 km to Sun City
  • From Gauteng pass Sun City on your right (R556); continue past the petrol stop onto the main junction.
  • The junction reads Derdepoort to the right. Turn right ensuring you zero you odometer (Km counter of the car).
  • Once you have turned right continue on the tar road, you will find the first sign indicating MADIKWE GAME RESERVE- Moletedi 100Km and Derdepoort 150Km.This is confirmation that you are on the right road.
  • You will continue on this tar road for 40Km.
  • On route you will pass the following turnoffs (do not take them only use them as reference together with your KM reading of the car):
  • At 4Km you will pass a turnoff to Ledig settlement.
  • At 9Km from the main junction there are several signs including Madikwe Game Reserve, Bapong, Jaci’s and Makanyane. DO NOT TURN LEFT
  • At 18Km there is a Mabeskraal sign (do not take).
  • You will pass through several informal settlements on route please be careful of the sometimes unexpected traffic (cows,goats,taxis and people).
  • At 28 Km there is the first MADIKWE RIVER LODGE continue straight.
  • At 40 Km from the main junction there is a Khayakhulu turn to your left (There is a sign indicating Madikwe River Lodge 87 Km)TAKE THIS ROAD LEFT . At this stage you leave the tar road for a gravel road for the rest of the trip to the Lodge.
  • Stay on the main gravel Road.
  • Pass straight past the Makgope turn on your left.
  • At 47Km there is a sign indicating that you have 81 Km to go to the Lodge. Continue straight there is no junction.
  • At 49 Km there is a junction continue straight to Khayakhulu (not left to Mabeskraal and not right to Mogoditsone)
  • At 53 Km there is a Y- Junction KEEP RIGHT There is another lodge sign indicating 74 Km left)
  • At 62 Km another Y-Junction KEEP LEFT.There is another lodge sign indicating 66Km left.
  • At 65 Km sign Indicating MADIKWE GAME RESERVE- Moletedi 40 km and Derdepoort 90 km.
  • At 66 km from the Sun City main junction you will arrive at a T-junction. Turn right to Deredpoort as the sign indicates. There is another lodge sign indicating 63 Km left.
  • You will pass the Dwaarsberg Liquor store on your left continue straight. There is a sign indicating 51 Km to the Lodge.
  • At 87 Km there is a sign indicating 43 Km to go no junction just continue straight.
  • At 90 KM turn right at the Madikwe River Lodge sign indicating 40 Km left. There is also a sign indicating Derdepoort.
  • At 96 Km continue straight past the turn to right (Swartruggens/Dwaalboom).
  • At 106 Km continue straight past the turnoff to right (Dwaalboom)There is a Lodge sign indicating only 21 Km left.
  • At 118 Km continue past the turnoff to your right (Buffelsdrift). Camp Mosela Sela will be on your right.
  • At 127 Km you will have arrived at the Reserve gate called Derdepoort. (On your right there is a farm filling station should you require fuel for your trip home). At this junction turn left and report to the gate guard at the boom. Inform him that you will be proceeding to Madikwe River Lodge. He will in turn confirm this by radio with us at the Lodge.
  • Proceed through the gate (40 km per hour) you are now in the reserve. After 3Km you will find a concrete sign indicating left to Madikwe River Lodge. Turn left and follow the reception signs.
  • The lodge is 3 Km from the main road.

From Johannesburg via Abjaterskop Gate

  • From Johannesburg get on the N1 Roodepoort Road
  • Take the 14th Avenue off ramp from the N1
  • Turn onto the M8, (M47), (M18) Ontdekkers road that goes west
  • Go straight for a few hundred metres, then turn right at the traffic lights on the M47 Krugersdorp North / Hillfox road
  • Follow the M47 Krugersdorp North road. Go straight on this road, you will cross several traffic lights and stop streets. After +- 7 km go straight over a busy 4-way stop street following N14 Ventersdorp sign
  • Go straight for +- 10 km, then turn right at stop street on N14 Ventersdorp / R563 Hekpoort
  • +- 0,8 km, turn left on the N14 Ventersdorp / (R24) Rustenburg road
  • After +- 10,5 km turn right at stop street on the R24 Rustenburg / Magaliesburg road
  • After +- 14,5 km you in Magaliesburg. Go straight through and turn left onto the R509 Koster / Derby road
  • Follow this road, and after +- 56 km you will be in Derby. Go straight through Derby still on the R509 to Koster
  • +- 17 km to Koster
  • In Koster turn right on the R509 to Swartruggens. +- 33 km to Swartruggens
  • Turn left at T-junction to Swartruggens on the N4
  • Go straight through Swartruggens on N4 to Zeerust
  • Go through tollgate
  • +- 70 km to Zeerust on the N4
  • DO NOT FOLLOW MADIKWE SIGNS - it is a village far away from us. ONLY FOLLOW MADIKWE GAME RESERVE or MADIKWE RIVER LODGE signs
  • In Zeerust turn right on the R47 / R49 to Gaborone / Madikwe Game Reserve
  • It is +- 90 km to the Abjaterskop Gate
  • Inside the reserve follow Derdepoort Gate signs for +- 35km, till you see a Madikwe River Lodge turnoff to the right. +- 3 km to the lodge
  • In total it is about 380 km, and will take +-4.5 hours
Tariff Include
  •  Rates are quoted per person per night and include accommodation, three meals, two game activities, TOMSA levy and VAT at 14%
  •  VIP Meet and assist on arrival at ORTambo (*for Madikwe Houses only)
  • Private and exclusive use of the Houses
  • Free Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks
  • Local drinks, water, non-alcoholic drinks
  • Local house wines & local spirits
  • Private butler
  • Private chef
  • Your own private guide & tracker
  • Private game drives & nature drives
  • Private bush walks (*in Madikwe Game Reserve 16yrs+)
  • Private nature walks (*in De Hoop Nature Reserve for all ages)
  • Mountain biking (*in de Hoop Nature Reserve)
  • Sundowner drinks
  • Picnics
  • Road transfers within Madikwe Game Reserve and De Hoop Nature Reserve
  • Entrance fee/reserve gate fee
  • Laundry service
  • VAT/taxes
Tariff Exclude
  • Road transfers to/from the reserves
  • Flights to/from the reserves
  • Massage treatments
  • Cellar wines
  • Local dancers (*Madikwe Houses)
  • African drummers (*Madikwe Houses)
  • Conservation activities (*Madikwe)
  • Day trips outside the reserves
  • Curio shop purchases
NOTES:
  • All combinations are permitted.
  • A minimum stay of 4 nights is required at the exclusive use houses, for reservations during Christmas/New Year “PEAK SEASON”
  • Infants from the ages of 0 till 2 years are accommodated free of charge

AIR & ROAD TRANSFERS:
The Morukuru Family reservations team will gladly assist with any road transfer or air transfer requirements you might have. Quotations on request. Please also check our special offers and packages.

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE TIMES:
Regular check in time is from 14:00 PM, regular check out time is strictly 11:00 AM. Due to the specific nature of our exclusive-use houses in Madikwe Game Reserve and De Hoop Nature Reserve we have to be strict about these times.
Early arrival or late check out is only possible when an additional night is booked.

CHILD POLICY:
Morukuru Family gladly welcomes children of all ages in all private houses 
We have fold away beds, baby cots, highchairs and car seats available. Our junior guests are allowed to participate in game drives, no matter their age.

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS:
Please ensure that you are in possession of a valid ID, a Visa (if applicable) and a travel and cancellation insurance policy covering - at least - injury, death, medical costs, repatriation, loss of or damage to personal belongings and cancellation
costs. Families travelling with children under 18 years old should check the immigration regulations for South Africa, as additional documents may be required.

EXTRAS:
All clients shall settle their extra account prior to departure from the premises unless otherwise arranged.

SPECIAL DIETARY / MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS:
If guests have any medical problems, disabilities and/or allergies that may affect their holiday, please inform us before confirming the booking so that we can advise as to the suitability of the arrangements we provide. In any event guests
must give us written details before booking. If we reasonably feel unable to accommodate the particular needs of a guest we reserve the right to decline the reservation or, if full details are not provided at the time of booking, we may need to
cancel the reservation when we become aware of the situation. Normal cancellation policy will apply. We cannot be held responsible if we are not advised at the time of booking. 

PAYMENT CONDITIONS:

  • A deposit of 10% will secure your reservation for all our properties.
  • We kindly request you to pay this deposit within 1 week after receiving the confirmation from Morukuru Family.
  • We request to pay the full balance of accommodation 30 days prior to date of guests’ arrival. For bookings made less than 30 days prior to stay, full payment must be received immediately.
  • Morukuru Family reserves the right to automatically release reservations being held for which a deposit payment has not been received. After your booking has been confirmed, any amendments will be done subject to availability.
  • A fee will be charged for amendments at our discretion.
  • For Christmas/New Year “PEAK SEASON” reservations a deposit of 10% will secure your reservation. We kindly request you to pay this deposit within 1 week after the booking is confirmed by Morukuru Family.
  • Please pay 50% of the total amount on the 1 st of July of the booking year and the full balance of accommodation 30 days prior to the date of guests’ arrival. Standard cancellation fees will apply. Morukuru Family reserves the right to
  • automatically release reservations being held, for which deposit payment has not been received. After your booking has been confirmed, any amendments will be done subject to availability. A fee will be charged for amendments at our discretion. 

Gate Fees:

We would like to inform you that the park management of Madikwe Game Reserve has adjusted the entry fees as of 1 Jan 2017:
Adults: R180
Children: R80
Day Visitors Fees: R70 per person or child
Fly In Fees: Adults R240, Children R150

CANCELLATION POLICY:
  • All cancellations must be made in writing. No telephonic or verbal cancellations will be accepted.
  • If a booking is cancelled after confirmation, the 10% deposit will be forfeited.
  • In addition, for AtholPlace Hotel (superior and deluxe suites) the following fees will be levied:
  • Cancellation within 2 days before arrival – 100% of full amount
  • For our private houses and AtholPlace Villa the following fees wil be levied:
  • cancellation within 60 days before arrival – 50% of full amount
  • cancellation within 30 days before arrival – 100% of full amount