Arriving at Madikwe Hills we were struck but just how utterly gorgeous the view was. By that and the food- we could quite easily have eaten lunch three times over, it was so delicious. This is one of our first choices for a top-level luxury safari in Madikwe.
What’s Madikwe Hills really like?
Each of the ten suites at Madikwe Hills is slightly different, designed to fit around the boulders of the hill, but they’re all gorgeous, with a cosy sitting room (including thoughtful touches like a decanter for your evening drink) and incredible floor-to-ceiling windows around the bedroom. The immaculate bathroom felt like a beautifully designed spa, and outside there’s an open-air shower and a plunge pool for dips between hot afternoon game drives.
The main bar and lounge looks out over the waterhole: lunch is often eaten on the deck beside the swimming pool and we enjoyed wildlife-spotting while we were eating lunch.
What can I do at Madikwe Hills?
Madikwe Hills is rare in a safari lodge of this size in that it has a spa (blissful for a post-game drive massage) and a gym with an impressive selection of kit for such a remote location. Game drives in the open vehicles here seat up to 8, and you get a real sense of being incredibly deep in the Madikwe Reserve when you’re exploring here.
Giving Back at Madikwe Hills… The staff at Madikwe Hills are committed to giving back to the community around Madikwe, and work with the Molatedi Village creche- if you want to get involved, please just ask us as there so much guests can do. On a practical level around camp, electricity use is minimised (as much as it can be in such a luxurious camp) and water is treated so as not to pollute the natural environment. Conservation of rhinos is a particular issue and if you want to get involved you can contribute towards and participate in the rhino notching project the safari lodge supports.
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