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Madikwe is a 50 minute charter flight or 4-5 hour drive from Johannesburg and lies on the edge of the Kalahari and Botswana borders. Most significantly it is a malaria-free safari region, which makes it ideal for families with younger children. These family-friendly luxury lodges offer tailored children’s activities as well as adjusted game drives which are more geared towards children. Madikwe Safari lodge and Jaci’s Safari lodge offer fantastic family-friendly safaris.

Hand-picked Luxury Accommodation

However Iconic Africa has also handpicked the exclusive lodges that are equally famous for their bespoke honeymoon luxury experiences.  Madikwe Safari Lodge, Madikwe Hills and Jamala Madikwe are such lodges who have become synonymous with luxury and attention to detail. These exclusive lodges will ensure a romantic, lavish safari retreat.

Incredible Game Viewing

In Madikwe’s early years, the chance of seeing a Leopard on safari was low. However, in the more recent years the Leopard viewing has improved tremendously. As such the opportunity to see the much desired Big 5 is high! All rangers and trackers work together in unisome to try locate these ever elusive cats. Due to the semi-arid nature of the terrain, the visibility in the reserve is good and the quality of game viewing is further ensured as the game rangers are able to drive the safari 4×4 vehicles off road for closer viewing.

Our Safaris Featuring Madikwe & Marataba

Africa’s Family Getaway

Africa’s Family Getaway is the ultimate luxury bespoke family holiday. It is full of excitement, adventure and fun while maintaining an indulgent level of sumptuous luxury. It is also completely safe for young children. The One&Only Cape Town is perfectly placed and appointed to accommodate your family in luxury while being an excellent launch pad… READ MORE

Iconic Africa have an exclusive range of only the best, exclusive Madikwe lodges which are guaranteed to exceeded your wildest dreams! Simply contact one of our African travel experts and begin your journey to Africa with us now!


Marataba Trails Lodge

Perfectly perched on the side of a mountain, with a 180 degree view of the Waterfall Valley and surrounded by mountain streams, rests Marataba Trails Lodge. Flawlessly secluded and purely remote, Marataba Trails Lodge is the perfect escape from the bustling world that lies beyond it.

Marataba Safari Lodge

Resting at the sleepy foothills of the magnificent Waterberg mountain range, you will find Marataba Safari Lodge—an absolutely magical retreat. Combining luxury, adventure, and the best of Africa’s delights, Marataba Safari Lodge truly has it all.

Madikwe Hills – Little Madikwe

Little Madikwe Private Villa is the ultimate in bespoke private family safari. The luxury yet homely atmosphere of the villa allows families to rediscover each other free of the trappings and stresses of modern life but with all the creature comforts. The exclusive butler, chef, child minder and ranger are all specialists in catering to the needs of the modern family. Madikwe Game Reserve is a malaria free wonderland of wilderness discovery that will enthral adults and children alike.

Madikwe Safari Lodge

Madikwe Safari Lodge is owned by the More family who are constantly redefining luxury African safaris. They have conceived and created three extravagant camps spread between two picturesque and boulder strewn hills on the eastern side of the magnificent Madikwe Game Reserve. The camps offer exquisite privacy and romance The premier family safari experience and the perfect place for small groups. All of this surrounded by the abundant animals and unforgettable scenery of malaria free Madikwe.

Madikwe Hills

Madikwe Hills nestles in the centre of the 75 000ha, malaria free magnificence of the Madikwe Game Reserve. The ten extravagant, airy suits offer indulgent luxury that blends seamlessly into the timeless savannah plains of Madikwe. The suspended walkways allow you to hang in space and travel to a time where life was untrammelled by modern stresses – to a space where your soul can reconnect with the ancient African wilderness. Madikwe Hills is romance, privacy and rejuvenation.

Jamala Madikwe

Jamala Madikwe is an owner-run jewel of African elegance in the heart of the 75 000ha, malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve. It offers an authentic and generous home away from home atmosphere while immersing guests in grandeur, award winning cuisine, service excellence and some of the best game viewing Africa has to offer. Madikwe is an island of serenity in the modern world and Jamala is the conduit through which this serenity will infuse your body, mind and spirit.