Madikwe Safari Lodge is situated where the Kalahari merges with the Bushveld and abundant wildlife thrives. It offers intimate accommodation with sweeping views over the game-filled plains with the Dwarsberg range forming a purple-hued backdrop.
Lelapa, which means family in the local Tswana dialect, is exactly that. It has the spirit and comfort of being at a home and is the lodge where children are welcome. There are 12 stone and thatched suites, all linked by walkways that meander through the bush. Each air-conditioned suite has an en-suite bathroom, with both indoor and outdoor shower. Each suite also has its own private plunge pool. The main lodge houses a lounge area with game viewing deck. Dinners are served outdoors under the African stars in the boma (outdoor dining area).
As Lelapa is their child-friendly lodge, there are two family suites and a children’s playroom. The children’s safari programme includes family game drives for children aged 2-6 years, bush orientation (eg learning which tree to use to make a toothbrush or which trees have edible properties, finding their direction in the bush, making a campfire and finding water), bug CSI (identifying different insects), dung tracking (identifying different animal dung), making plaster of paris casts of animal tracks, etc. Children aged six and older may join the adult game drives. A special children’s menu is also available.
At Madikwe Safari Lodge, daily safari activities include two game drives and a bushwalk with an exceptional game ranger. There are regular sightings of zebra, impala, wildebeest, giraffe, warthog, white & black rhino, lion, wild dog, elephant, brown hyena, and spotted hyena.