Discover the Magic of South Africa with Our Premium Lodges and Camps
Experience the epitome of luxury and wildlife immersion at Madikwe Private Game Reserve. Nestled in the heart of untamed beauty, we pride ourselves on providing extraordinary lodging and accommodation experiences that surpass all expectations.
Discover our curated selection of premium lodges and camps, each chosen to deliver an authentic safari adventure with all the modern comforts and luxuries of home. We understand that every traveller has unique preferences and desires, which is why we offer a diverse range of accommodation options to cater to all interests.
Whether you seek a romantic escape or a thrilling family expedition, we have the perfect lodging tailored just for you. Our lodges and camps are strategically situated in some of the most breathtaking locations within and around Madikwe Private Game Reserve, providing unrivaled comfort and opulence, ensuring your stay is both indulgent and rejuvenating.
At Madikwe Private Game Reserve, your dream safari experience awaits, where every moment promises to be an unforgettable journey into the heart of untamed Africa.
Engage all your senses as you encounter the Big Five and other fascinating wildlife species, while relishing the breathtaking landscapes and luxuriating in world-class accommodations.
We also offer a range of activities and excursions, including guided wildlife safaris, walking safaris, and boat cruises. So come and explore the beauty of South Africa with us, and experience the magic of the African wilderness in comfort and style!
We understand that planning a trip can be overwhelming, which is why we offer a comprehensive planning service that takes care of everything from start to finish.
During your trip, we’re available 24/7 to provide assistance and support. If any issues arise, we’re here to help, so you can focus on enjoying your trip to the fullest.
A Living Testament to Preservation
Madikwe Game Reserve stands as a powerful testament to the dedicated preservation of a unique wilderness in one of South Africa’s more remote corners. Situated in the transitional zone between the lush bushveld of Southern Africa and the arid Kalahari thornveld, Madikwe is a sanctuary teeming with wildlife.
Operation Phoenix: The Birth of a Sanctuary
In the early days, this land was not the wildlife haven it is today. Operation Phoenix changed that. This monumental initiative was one of the largest wildlife relocations ever undertaken on Earth. Over a span of seven years, more than 8,000 animals were carefully transported to Madikwe, transforming it into an economically viable wildlife sanctuary.
The Super 7: A Wildlife Marvel
While the Big 5—lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros—are the stars of many African reserves, Madikwe goes a step further. Here, the Big 5 extend to the ‘Super 7,’ which includes the elusive African wild dog and the swift cheetah. Additionally, birdwatchers will find a paradise here, with more than 250 species of birds recorded.
For our first safari in Africa we decided to go to Sabi Sands private game reserve which was incredible. The whole process went seamlessly thanks to our amazing agent Valencia Sifo.
It was our 50th wedding anniversary & we took our whole family, our children, their spouses & our grandchildren, 20 strong, on safari at Umkumbe Bush Lodge, Sabi Sands & then for 5 days in the Western Cape. In the Cape we stayed at Lyonesse House in Constantia, a fabulous property for a big group. It was all arranged by Denise of East Cape Tours. Everything went very smoothly & everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Thanks Denise !
Stephanie has been the best agent I have worked with in Southern Africa. I bring groups from USA to South Africa and Zimbabwe and she has helped me tremendously.
Cearl Marney was an incredible agent, going above and beyond to arrange our stay at Amakhala Game Reserve. Not only were the arrangements flawless but Cearl also organised a nurse to come to our apartment to conduct PCR tests for the flight home. We would certainly recommend East Cape Tours (and Cearl in particular!) for any holiday bookings! We will be using them again next year Easter for sure!
Indulge in a blissful escape to paradise at Madikwe Game Reserve. With its pristine landscapes, abundant wildlife, and luxurious accommodations, this sanctuary offers a haven of tranquility and rejuvenation.