Madikwe Hills Main Lodge boasts 10 supremely spacious and luxurious suites which are very hard to leave. A cosy living room with huge slate-clad chimney (perfect to snuggle up in front of an open fire on cooler nights) leads into the peaceful bedroom with a gigantic pillow-strewn four-poster bed draped in generous layers of muslin, from where it’s possible to lie and gaze in wonder as herds of wandering animals make their way to the watering hole.
Throw open all the floor-to-ceiling windows and retreat to a sunbed in the shade of an acacia tree, or grab a towel and jump into your own personal plunge pool for the ultimate in relaxed game viewing – you’ll be amazed at what passes by just a hundred feet or so from your deck.
The cathedral-like bathrooms are ultra luxurious. A large deep tub takes centre stage in front of fold-back windows that reveal the same wilderness views and a cavernous step-up circular shower is built into the opposite wall – but that’s not all. Just outside the far door is an open-air extension with a private outdoor shower (with hot water) perfect after prolonged plunge pool dips.
As the sun goes down, there’s nothing better than a candle lit bath open to the elements. Some nights, you may even find a freshly run bath when you return to your room, a trail of rose petals leading the way.
If you are celebrating your wedding or have booked the Honeymoon Suite, you will not be able to resist the claw-foot bath tub built into a well-concealed outdoor corner for secluded soaks under African skies. There is absolute privacy here, and it really is quite a feat to tear yourself away for your game drives, especially when you are treated to your own private show of elephants in the waterhole below…
Two of the lower 10 Suites (room number 9 and 10) from the Main Lodge can be combined with the Private Villa at Little Madikwe forming an exclusive and private camp for small groups and families up to 8 people.
Incredible Luxury Bush Getaway!
The lodge is situated on a breathtakingly beautiful spot on a hill with amazing views of the Madikwe Game Reserve. It’s small and quaint serving only 20 odd guests. The rooms are huge at 150m2 and truly luxurious with all the modern amenities expected of a 5 star lodge. With outside plunge pool on the deck, and a really cool outside shower […] It truly is such a magical peaceful spot that will completely clear your mind of all your worries of your world. The most romantic place for a couple with candlelit dinners to rose petals around your bubble bath. […] I would highly recommend this place and we were sad to leave. Will be back again soon.
MJRaddall, South Africa (March 2018)View on TripAdvisor
SUMMARY OF SUITES
SUITE 1 & 2: Next to Main Lodge with amazing views of a waterhole.
SUITE 3 & 4: Right next to each other making it comfortable for families of 4 when mom and dad wants the teenagers to stay close by (no kids under 10 in Main Lodge) 3 and 4 share a view of another waterhole.
SUITE 5: Romantic open plan room set high up on the hill with spectacular elevated scenic bush and waterhole views.
SUITE 6: The Honeymoon Suite is set high up on the hill. The plunge pool offers a very private feeling surrounded by trees and rocks. The bathroom, with an outside bath and shower, has a breathtaking scenic view of a watering hole. There are about 10 steps up a hill and then about 10 steps down the hill to get to the suite.
SUITE 7: High up on the hill, quite far from Main Lodge (with many steps to get to the suite). Breathtaking 270° scenic view with a big dam in the distance, bring binoculars!
SUITE 8: High up on the hill, quite far from Main Lodge (with many steps to get to the suite). Breathtaking scenic view. Our leopard has been spotted drinking out of this pool on a few occasions.
SUITE 9 & 10: On ground level far from Main Lodge. Bird lovers paradise with a watering hole close to the suite. A lot of steps to get to Main Lodge (makes you feel less guilty over all the food you will be enjoying!) 9 and 10 are close to each other, good for groups of 4 and can be joined with the Private Villa forming Little Madikwe private camp for up to 8 guests
LITTLE MADIKWE: A 2-bedroomed Private Villa 1.5m off the ground. Large pool and deck overlooking views of bush and a watering hole. Lounge, dining room and gourmet kitchen complete the picture. You are in control of your game drive and meal times. Read more.
AT A GLANCE
10 Secluded Unique (±150m²) Glass-fronted Suites
Exclusive Private Villa @ Little Madikwe
Private Deck with Plunge Pool
Air-conditioners, Fans & Fireplaces
Indoor & Outdoor Showers, and a Venetian Bath