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Madikwe Safari Lodge

Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa

Silver price level

Mango Opinion

Three larger lodges are separated making Madikwe Safari Lodge feel small. This property enjoys a prime, central location inside Madikwe and is a good value option in this area.

Located near the Botswana border, Madikwe Game Reserve is famed for Operation Phoenix, the world's largest game translocation exercise. Guests can experience the diverse Kalahari and Bushveld habitats lodging in three exclusive camps, with a total of 20 luxury suites.

With only 20 suites split into three camps, Madikwe offers a personal touch that leaves you feeling pampered. Groups gather around large fireplaces and compare wildlife encounters, whether in the snug sitting areas with their board games and books or over the full flavors of meals in the dining rooms. Colors bursting with warmth and easygoing layouts, like the casual covered living room filled with beanbags, swinging chairs and cushions scattered directly on the floor, reflect a carefree and comfortable lifestyle.

Take sanctuary among natural textures and rich materials in spacious suites with circular fireplaces. Glass doors blur boundaries between inside and out, and your private sitting area is the perfect vantage point for an afternoon spent gazing at the bush. Watch elephant, giraffe and warthog from the depths of your deep, copper-plated bathtub, which opens out onto a private deck, or indulge in a cool splash in the strategically placed plunge pool. Take your shower indoors or out, with only the whisper of the wind and maybe a curious yellow hornbill for company.

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