The 75 000-hectare Madikwe Game Reserve is located in the North West Province of South Africa. Prior to its establishment in 1991, most of the land consisted of cattle farms. Since 1991, the park has undergone an intensive phase of development as a premier game reserve, and this included an extensive restocking programme with game species that historically occurred in the region.
The elegant, thatched main lodge encompasses a lounge, dining room and comfortable bar area, all with their own roaring fireplace in winter. The lodge opens onto a wrap-around wooden deck with seating and a refreshing rim-flow swimming pool.
Laze around the swimming pool or relax on the deck during the heat of the day but keep an eye out: the deck overlooks a waterhole frequented by elephant families and other big game species.
There are five air-conditioned villas set around the main lodge, each with a private viewing deck. Each en suite room is equipped with a bathtub and outdoor shower, while gas fireplaces are provided for those chilly winter nights.