Guests per Safari Vehicle
Jamala Madikwe is a luxury boutique safari lodge in South Africa’s malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve. Showcasing authentic glamour and opulent accents which combine to ensure a distinctive and elegant flair. Tradition and eccentricity are tastefully united in an atmosphere that knows no equal. This African safari will provide a detailed insight into the diverse landscape of the Madikwe Game Reserve and its unparalleled game viewing. Indulge in award-winning cuisine under African skies or treat yourself to a tranquil spa day in the Jamala Madikwe Royal Spa.
Jamala Madikwe reflects a classic sense of style that is sufficiently robust to match the savage beauty that lies beyond. Jamala Madikwe is easily accessible by air and road and is in Madikwe Game Reserve in the North West Province of Southern Africa.
Main Lodge Features
Jamala Madikwe gently embraces the lay of the land with just five freestanding luxurious villas. Each slice of paradise is fully air-conditioned and offers a luxury and intimate setting combined with extravagant outdoor facilities which include individual plunge pools and salas, expansive wooden decks, and private outdoor showers. The Jamala Madikwe villas exude colonial charm perfectly suited to a luxury safari experience.
Madikwe, a South African private game reserve created in 1991 from 75,000 ha of farmland, which had been extensively degraded by overgrazing, was chosen as the site of Operation Phoenix. The government-sponsored, biggest-ever game- relocation program in Africa involved re-stocking and conserving flora and wildlife, which had long since disappeared from the region.
Ten thousand animals of 27 major species, including wild dog, cheetah, lion, white and black rhino, buffalo, and elephant, have been re-introduced to the Madikwe Game Reserve over a six-year period with animals coming from various reserves and breeding centres and game viewing is now at its prime.
Northwest Parks Board (formerly Bop Parks) has adhered to a strict policy of introducing only those species, which once occurred in the area). Madikwe is run as a three-way partnership between the State, the local communities, and the private sector.
Madikwe, therefore, should not be looked at as solely a protected area or tourism destination, the reserve acts as a major social and economic core and engine around which the development of the region can be based.
The name of Operation Phoenix is appropriate: like the mythical bird that burnt itself to a crisp on the pyre and then rose from the ashes to live again with new vigor, nature has regained a stronghold on the land and the program has been hugely successful.
Madikwe Game Reserve is currently the country's fourth-largest game reserve. It is situated in the North West Province and is bordered by Botswana in the north, the spectacular Dwarsberg Mountains to the south, the Marico river to the east.
The diverse habitat in the reserve, from acacia, savannah to riverine, ensures a unique combination of species such as springbok, gemsbok, sable, and impala. The birdlife is also spectacular, and this is one of the few South African private game reserves that are malaria-free.
5 Luxury Freestanding Villas
Johannesburg - OR Tambo International
4 hours from Johannesburg
The Royal Madikwe Safari Lodge, South Africa
The following fees are applicable to all guests staying within the Madikwe Game Reserve:
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