Madikwe Lelapa Lodge

Game Lodge, Madikwe Game Reserve


The African Savanna really is an unforgettable experience that will leave all who witness it with a deeper understanding of nature. One of the best places to explore this untamed land is at Madikwe Safari lodge in the North West – a definite must on all South African holidays.

While it has many accommodation types available it is its family lodge, Lelapa that captures the hearts of both parents and children alike. This lodge exudes the warmth and generosity that one would find in their own family home, just with one difference: everything is done with absolute luxury and pampering in mind.

Set up on a hill overlooking the reserve, Lelapa really is the heart of Madikwe Safari Lodge.


Families can choose from 12 suites at Lelapa, which means “family” in Tswana. Each of the suites has been carefully decorated with a keen design eye that has worked hard to bring the natural splendor of outdoors, indoors. Natural wood and earthy textures and materials await guests inside this thatched lodge.

Each of the suites is equipped with all the comforts of home but with that extra touch of luxury. Enjoy wood burning fireplaces, outdoor showers and even stylish bunkbeds for the kids.


Each suite comes with its own private plunge pool to keep the kids entertained when not indulging in a host of kids activities. There are also two dining areas where families can enjoy hearty local cuisine. The lodge even offers babysitting for when parents want to enjoy a romantic dinner under the stars or enjoy a night cap in the bar lounge.

In the true spirit of full catered too luxury, Madikwe offers glorious spa treatments in the comfort of guests suits – just one of the ways this lodge really does go the extra mile to ensure every experience here is unforgettable.

Child Policy

Children of all ages are welcome.


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