Madikwe River Lodge





For this safari you would need to book your international flights to arrive and depart from Johannesburg unless you select one of the below safari or tour extensions.

Your tour highlights:

  • Soweto Tour

  • Madikwe - Game Reserve

  • Daily Open Vehicle Safaris

  • Bush Walks

Recommended Extensions:

  • Cape Town

  • Victoria Falls - Zimbabwe or Zambia


  • “Meet & Greet” on arrival at the airport

  • Tourism levies, taxes, fees & service charges

  • 3 to 4 Star accommodations: 4 Nights

  • 11 Meals: 4 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches & 4 Dinners

  • All local transfers & transport

  • Professional English-speaking guide - transfers & tours

  • Conservation & entrance fees per itinerary

Day 1:

Depart for South Africa on an overnight flight to arrive the next morning. If this is not convenient or you can get a better deal, if you book an earlier flight, then please let us know and we will plan accordingly.

Day 2:

Your guide for the day will meet you upon your morning arrival in Johannesburg at O R Tambo International Airport. From here we depart for a short township tour of Soweto for a glimpse of neighbourhood life and to reflect on the apartheid history of South Africa. This vibrant city is home to a host of interesting attractions, such as the Twin Towers and Freedom Square, as well as Vilakazi Street which is the only street in the world where two Nobel Peace Prize recipients resided namely Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the great Nelson Mandela. Included in this tour is a visit to the Nelson Mandela “Matchbox” House Museum and then the Apartheid Museum. You might like to get a bite to eat at the Truth Café found at the museum complex. Afternoon check-in at our charming little lodge found on the East Rand. Dinner can be enjoyed at the lodge. Overnight in Johannesburg.

Accommodation:  Journey’s Inn Africa Guest Lodge

Meals:  Dinner

Included Activity:

  • SOWETO Tour

Day 3, 4 & 5:

Other than booking a private chartered flight, the only means of travelling to Madikwe is by road. After breakfast, your driver / guide will meet you at your lodge in Johannesburg and he / she will then transfer you (4 ½ hours) to Madikwe River Lodge found in the Madikwe Game Reserve, a conservation area in South Africa’s North West Province, bordering Botswana. The reserve, which consists mainly of wide flat open plains and a couple of rocky outcrops, is home to a large variety of wildlife, including elephants, lions, leopards, buffalo, rhino, cheetah and the endangered Cape wild dogs. The expert field guides in Madikwe will always do their utmost to ensure that you experience and enjoy an incredible bush safari adventure. This beautifully thatched roofed lodge situated on the banks of the Groot Marico River in heart of Madikwe Game Reserve offers guests a place where they can relax and unwind. The accommodation comprises of private, spacious, comfortable and secluded split-level thatched chalets, each with en-suite bathrooms, romantic outside showers and a private wooden deck overlooking the river and surrounding forest.

Accommodation:  Madikwe River Lodge

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Included Daily Activities:

  • Early morning & afternoon (sunset) open vehicle safaris

  • Bush walks (Depending on weather & safety)

Day 6:

Your driver / guide will meet you at the lodge after your early morning open vehicle game drive and breakfast. He / She will transfer you back to Johannesburg for you to catch your onward flight to your next destination, as per your selected safari or tour extension.

Accommodation:  None

Meals:  Breakfast