Jamala Madikwe Royal Safari Lodge

Discover the Diverse Wildlife of Southern Africa


Nestled within the embrace of the ancient leadwood trees, the opulent Jamala Madikwe Royal Safari Lodge emerges as a masterpiece of design, carefully composed from a symphony of sumptuous woods, untouched stone, and hushed, gentle hues. Enveloped by the exclusivity of the Madikwe Private Game Reserve, this haven of indulgence beckons to those seeking an ultra-luxurious African safari experience.

Operated under the watchful eye of its proprietors, Jamala Madikwe Royal Safari Lodge is a testament to personalised hospitality that transforms your stay into an unforgettable tale. Every aspect, meticulously crafted and attended to, ensures your journey remains etched in memory as an unparalleled safari odyssey.


  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Viewing Deck
  • Wellness Spa
  • Wi-Fi
  • Gym

Room Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Minibar
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Shower

What to Expect

Embark on a captivating journey through the wilderness with the expertise of seasoned guides during both morning and evening game drives at Jamala Madikwe Royal Safari Lodge. These carefully curated excursions grant you the opportunity to intimately acquaint yourself with the captivating wildlife thriving in the enchanting Madikwe region.

Beyond the exhilaration of game drives, Jamala Madikwe Royal Safari Lodge presents a medley of pleasures. Allow your palate to be captivated by the renowned culinary artistry of award-winning chef Nico Verster, whose menu ignites your taste buds with every bite. Indulgence takes on new meaning as you unwind beside your personal oasis—a private swimming pool that offers moments of pure relaxation amidst nature’s embrace.

As the sun descends, partake in the timeless tradition of a sundowner, a drink shared with the savannah’s whispering breeze, on your exclusive wooden deck. At Jamala Madikwe Royal Safari Lodge, every facet of your experience is sculpted to perfection, granting you a passage into the heart of luxury and the untamed beauty of the African wilderness.


Luxury Villas

Within the embrace of this sanctuary, personal service and meticulous attention to detail redefine the very essence of your safari encounter. The five opulent villas at Jamala Madikwe Royal Safari Lodge offer not just a dwelling but a private haven, where solitude is savoured and comfort is paramount. Each villa boasts an exclusive rim-flow pool, a haven of tranquil reflection, accompanied by discreet outdoor showers that connect you to nature’s rhythm. Wooden decks, extending into the untouched bushveld and overlooking the mesmerising Jamala waterhole, invite you to commune with the untamed spirit of Africa in the most intimate of settings.


Safari and Daily Game Drives

Embark on daily game drives in the untamed, malaria-free wilderness of Madikwe Game Reserve. This ancient landscape serves as the stage for nature’s unscripted drama, pitting predator against prey. Ideally located amidst this haven of wildlife, Jamala Madikwe resonates with the songs of native birds and the playful antics of Vervet monkeys. The lodge provides unparalleled safari adventures, featuring sightings of both the iconic Big 5 and the elusive Super 7. Originally termed to describe Africa’s five most perilous animals to hunt, the Big 5 now celebrates the continent’s majestic creatures, while the Super 7 adds the critically endangered Wild dog and Cheetah to the list.

Madikwe Game Reserve stands as a paragon of conservation, acclaimed as one of Africa’s premier sanctuaries. During your stay at Jamala Madikwe Royal Safari Lodge, you’ll explore this biodiverse expanse teeming with over 130 mammal species, 300 species of birds, and a rich tapestry of plant life that nourishes this vibrant ecosystem.

Your safari days are structured around twice-daily game drives at dawn and dusk. Witness the awe-inspiring African sunrises and sunsets while reveling in daily wildlife encounters. Typically lasting three to four hours, all game drives are comprehensively included in our package, ensuring an immersive and unforgettable safari experience.


Savour exquisite culinary creations from Head Chef Jacques Sansom and Chef Nico Verster, each dish designed to engage and delight your senses. Experience open-air dining beneath Africa’s resplendent night sky, a tapestry embroidered with countless twinkling stars. For those with a palate for the extraordinary, Jamala Madikwe offers sumptuous South African cuisine, presented with the distinctive elegance and colonial grace that sets us apart.

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