Madikwe Hills – A Safari For the Whole Family
On the lookout for a safari for families in South Africa? From experienced sitters to our informative Junior Ranger programme, Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge is well-placed to create memorable family experiences. Our main lodge caters for children over 10 years, while kids of all ages are welcome at Little Madikwe, our self-contained stylish villa. Here’s why we’re the perfect spot for a family safari in South Africa.
Perfect for a family getaway in the bush, Little Madikwe is our luxurious self-contained 2-bedroom private villa. When booked out with suites 9 and 10 Little Madikwe accommodates up to 8 guests in comfort and style. Here, children of all ages are welcome. A range of convenient facilities includes a large swimming pool for the kids to splash around in, a private viewing deck from which to spot game from, indoor and outdoor showers, air-conditioning, fireplaces and a handy entertainment centre to help keep the little ones busy.
Meals are tailored to you and your family’s needs and are prepared by your personal chef. They’re served either in the beautifully-decorated dining room or out on the deck overlooking the veld. A dedicated game ranger and game viewing vehicle means that Little Madikwe’s guests can enjoy private game drives at their leisure, for as long or as short as they desire. The Madikwe Game Reserve is home to 86 species of mammals, including the Big 5, cheetah, African wild dog, hyena, giraffe and zebra.
Junior Ranger Programme
The team at Madikwe Hills go the extra mile to ensure your kids leave feeling wowed by the African bush. Run for about 2 hours per day, our Junior Ranger Programme introduces children to all the different aspects of the bush through various fun exercises. Hands-on experiences include looking at tracks, touch elephant dung, clay modelling, finding bugs, investigating termite mounds and treasure hunts. Our Junior Rangers are given “funwork”, a booklet to complete before or during afternoon game drives. At the end of the programme, the kids each receive a certificate stating they are now an official Junior Ranger of Madikwe Hills.
No to be outdone by Little Madikwe, which welcomes kids of all ages, Madikwe Hills main lodge caters for children over 10 years of age. Here, a wide range of facilities help keep your kids busy and enjoying themselves. Our main swimming pool offers cool respite from the harsh African sun, and is a great place for kids to spend countless hours throughout the day. The wooden deck where breakfast is served overlooks an active waterfall, so the whole family can look forward to regular mealside game viewing. Moving indoors , an intimate, circular room at the main lodge has a television with a satellite decoder, perfect for keeping them occupied while you’re out enjoying a spa treatment or romantic meal.
Like what you see? Get in touch with the team at Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge to book an unforgettable safari for families in South Africa. We are situated approximately 4.5 hours from Johannesburg in the incredible Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa’s North West Province.