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About Madikela Game Lodge

Welcome to Madikela Game Lodge, a sanctuary nestled in the breathtaking Waterberg Biosphere Reserve. Just 32 km outside Vaalwater on the Melkrivier Road, and a scenic two-hour, 15-minute drive from Pretoria, this hidden gem awaits you. Madikela, meaning "Place of the Setting Sun", captivates guests with its magnificent surroundings and enchanting atmosphere. Embrace the magic of this ancient land, where a mesmerizing limestone plateau, formed millions of years ago, rests gracefully on a granite base. Marvel at the awe-inspiring rock formations that have evolved over time, r

Safari: View game such as giraffe, kudu, zebra, wildebeest, blesbuck, implala, warthog, and baboons.

Wedding Venues: Large thatched lapa with tables and chairs for up to 90 people with a kitchen. Self catering.

Family friendly: Cottages are privately situated approx 100 mts apart with bush between them, ensures the kids have room Families are encourages to bring their bikes to cycle. Discover together, nature at its best.

Romantic: Flintstone cottage is our honeymoon cottage and Sandstone is our anniversary cottage. Both fully equipped for a romantic and memorable getaway. Both are 3 klm from the main lodge.

Covid Safety Approved: Cottages far apart. 1 Cleaner only with owner supervision. No contact with other people necessary. Cottage is fully equipped, jacuzzi is sanitised and refilled before every new guest. All means possible to ensure your safety at all times.

 Sleeps 31
Check-in: 14:00
Check-out: 10:00
Reviews: 112 reviews
 Minimum stay: 2 Days

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Important Information

Please note that the rates for the Cottages are subject to the number of guests staying, hence we advise guests to request the appropriate tariffs.
Pets allowed under the conditions; must have their own bedding and bowls. No pets allowed on the beds. Pets must be on a leash at all times when out walking.
Pets limited to two small/medium or one large dog. Owners must clean up after their dogs.

Guest Reviews

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4 out of 5 stars - 112 votes
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elizma botes
October 2023
We come from the city so the best part of the weekend was getting away from the city's noise and Madikela was just the right place for that. Very quiet with the best view of the sunrise and the hot tub was just a winner for the hot weather we experienced to cool down. I just love the idea that the chalets are very far apart from each other, so it is very private. I would definately recommend... Read more
chrsiti su maaren
September 2023
Was lovely ... had a great time
richard bremner
August 2023
The view, the peace, the quietness, one can't explain how wonderful it is, then you add a heated splash pool and the animals and birds that come to visit, it's just wow.we had great walks in the bush and just the needed quiet time alone with my partner.
karina de kock
July 2023
We loved the jacuzzi. We enjoyed the long walks and the wild animals we came across. The mattress needs improving. The heater in the bathroom was disconnected.
richard bentley
April 2023
We stayed in the Kingfisher Lodge which was very private in its positioning as we could barely see or hear anyone else. The cottage is however starting to show its age and could use a bit of a revamp in all areas - roof, deck finish, furniture, lighting , kitchen accessories.It was a lovely quiet location with one or two activities close by such as ziplining and the local farm zoo. Make sure you... Read more


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Jacuzzi/Hot-tub
  • Hiking
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
  • Air conditioning
  • Apartements
  • Balcony
  • Double bed
  • Double/Twin rooms
  • Fridge
  • Kitchen
  • Patio
  • Shower
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Madikela Game Lodge location

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Madikela Game Lodge is 34.4km from the centre of Vaalwater , the nearest airport 128.8km (Polokwane Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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