Dining at Madikwe Hills | Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge Menu

Bush Cuisine

Seducing the Palate Under the Star Studded Skies

Dining at Madikwe Hills is an experience on its own. From the varied delicious cuisine to the unique dining options, you will not be disappointed and will always look forward to the next delicious delight. Our chef passionately creates a variety of wholesome and satisfying dishes, leaving guests alive to the possibility of fusion food mixed with the finest in African ingredients and decadent local and international flavours. Our chef also goes to great lengths to accommodate guests with specialist dietary requirements (allergies, vegetarian and plant based diets etc) – delicious meals will be tailored around individual needs.

A culinary marvel in our own right, our chef has perfected the art of combining freshness with flavour and turning simple ingredients into cuisine of great visual appeal with every plate that makes its way from the kitchen. Our chef acknowledges passion as the secret ingredient when perfecting that ultimate safari dining experience.

Traditional Full English and Continental breakfasts served on the main deck are hearty and unpretentious; we like to call it “comfort food with a twist!” In addition to the English breakfast, there is also a selection of Eggs Benedict, Eggs Onassis, Breakfast Ciabatta, French Toast with Coppa Ham, Cranberry sauce and Camembert slices as well as a Modern style Frittata. We also have a full Vegetarian breakfast menu. Breakfasts at Madikwe Hills are a relaxed and fulfilling affair to start your day whilst on an African Safari.

Lunches under shady umbrellas on the main deck are a highlight of each day. Our chef and the team have kept a careful balance between old and new and traditional African cuisines, but have stuck to the basics of simplicity, authenticity and freshness, reviving old classics into ‘food with soul’.

Dinners at Madikwe Hills are without compromise, ensuring that style and substance is the main priority. Come and dine under the stars in our traditional boma, fine dining in our dining room, or next to the fire on the main deck.


We cater for allergies and preferences – no need for you to miss out on tasty, mouth watering food just because of allergies. We have Kosher cutlery and crockery, pots and pans and cooking utensils. Kosher foods can be arranged on request. You will experience a variety of different healthy venison meats (venison is free range and organic!).


  • Boma Dinners

    A traditional and elegant buffet safari dining experience with a warm and friendly atmosphere. Ask your ranger to explain the signs in the beautiful start-strewn sky or enjoy the mesmerizing, hypnotic effect of the boma flames dancing in the fire.

  • Bush Breakfasts

    End an enthralling game drive or invigorating bush walk with a hearty breakfast under the shade of an old Tamboti, soaking up the sights and sounds of the surrounding bush. Breakfast at Madikwe Hills is the simply the best way to start your day. Bush breakfasts arranged on request for whole main lodge groups or Little Madikwe groups.

  • Private Dining

    The perfect end to the ultimate safari experience! A private dinner on the deck of your suite is offered to couples wanting to spend time together in privacy. The ultimate in romance, private dinners at Madikwe Hills will seduce the senses and soothe the soul.


I look forward to many more visits

If you are looking for an amazing experience then Madikwe Hills will definitely not disappoint. Hannes and his team are so welcoming, warm and friendly. The food was outstanding and the service was superb. Nothing to wish for when on the game drives as their rangers and trackers are absolutely amazing. I look forward to many more visits!!

Tania Löhrke-Pheiffer, (June 2022)