RockFig Lodge

Discover the Diverse Wildlife of Southern Africa


Situated atop a ridge overlooking the expansive plains of Madikwe, Rockfig Lodge in Madikwe Game Reserve is an intimate haven set against some of Africa’s most untouched wilderness. Let go of life’s frenetic pace and immerse yourself in the luxury, adventure, and natural splendour we offer, complete with personalised care from our attentive staff.

Designed for ultimate privacy and personalized attention, our boutique lodge welcomes solo adventurers, romantic escapades, and family getaways alike. With just four individual villas spaced thoughtfully apart, each is a sanctuary unto itself yet within easy strolling distance to our restaurant, bar, and pool area.

When opting for our Inkwe Private Family House, or taking the exclusive booking of all four villas, you gain the liberty to tailor your safari experience to your unique desires. Whether you reserve a single villa or all four, your stay promises seclusion amid the grandeur of Africa’s wilderness.

Step into modern, contemporary villas complete with all the conveniences you require for an indulgent stay. From your private plunge pool to the exceptional dining experiences, every detail is orchestrated for your delight. Enrich your senses with the luxuries of your villa, refreshing pool soaks, awe-inspiring sunsets, melodious bird calls, and the enthralling sounds of African wildlife echoing in the distance. Welcome to Rockfig Lodge, where luxury meets untamed beauty.


  • Wi-Fi
  • Pool
  • Airport Transportation
  • Gift Shop
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant

Room Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Safe
  • Tea / Coffee

What to Expect

Located near the Botswana border in South Africa’s North-West province, Rockfig Lodge sits within the illustrious Madikwe Game Reserve. Renowned for its Big 5 sightings and malaria-free environment, Madikwe offers unparalleled opportunities for wildlife exploration and is conveniently reachable by road or air. Set near the fringes of the Kalahari Desert, this expansive reserve ensures a safari experience that is both vast and exceptional.

Step into the intimate world of Rockfig Lodge and experience refined modern villas, each thoughtfully designed to blend comfort, contemporary aesthetics, and a sense of being at home. Each villa is a distinct retreat, offering all the amenities you need, but common to all is a design that pays homage to the surrounding bushveld that beckons to be discovered.

If you desire an exclusive experience, reserve all four of our villas to gain private use of the lodge. This allows you to host up to 14 guests and grants you exclusive access to our communal entertainment spaces, including our stunning deck, swimming pool, boma, lounge, and bar. Allow our seasoned staff to cater to your every need as you relish in the seclusion and luxury that is uniquely Rockfig Lodge.


Tshukudu Villa

Named after the Tswana word for “rhino,” the Tshukudu Villa at Rockfig Lodge is a secluded, all-inclusive sanctuary designed for couples seeking the ultimate romantic safari escape. The villa boasts a lavish bedroom with a king-sized bed and an attached en-suite bathroom. Like all our villas, Tshukudu offers a fully furnished kitchen and a tastefully decorated living room, perfect for relaxed evenings.

Elevate your outdoor experience with your own private patio and boma, ideal for savouring al fresco barbeques under the African sky. The villa also features a personal splash pool and an outdoor shower, enhancing your connection with the natural surroundings.

From your private deck, drink in sweeping views of Madikwe’s expansive plains and the unique inselberg formations scattered across the landscape. If you wish, venture a short walk to the lodge’s underground hide, providing an intimate perspective of a nearby waterhole that draws an array of captivating wildlife. Experience the serene beauty and adventure of the African wilderness, all from the luxurious comforts of Tshukudu Villa.

Nare Villa

Designed for couples in search of a private and romantic safari adventure, the Nare Villa at Rockfig Lodge provides an unparalleled escape into African wilderness. Named “Nare,” which means “buffalo” in Tswana, the villa is perched atop a cliff, offering jaw-dropping vistas of the expansive plains below. Don’t forget your binoculars to observe the diverse wildlife and exotic birds right from your own secluded patio.

The villa owes its name to the frequent buffalo sightings at a nearby waterhole, accessible via a short walk to our underground hide. This intimate abode features a sumptuous bedroom with a king-sized bed and an attached en-suite bathroom, as well as a fully equipped kitchen for your culinary needs.

Blending the rugged allure of Africa with contemporary flair, the villa’s aesthetic is a harmonious mix of natural elements and modern accents. The ample living space extends to a spacious patio, your own private splash pool, and a boma—the perfect settings for an unforgettable romantic getaway.

Savour the luxury of lounging beside your personal splash pool, all while taking in panoramic views that stretch out before you. As the golden hour paints the sky, toast to the magic of the moment with a glass of champagne. As day turns to night, the natural soundtrack of Africa—from melodious birds to the majestic roars of lions—provides the perfect backdrop for your evening. End your day beside a roaring fire under a starlit sky, enveloped by the nocturnal symphony of cicadas and night jars. Experience the Nare Villa, where every detail is crafted to bring your African dreams to life.

Tlou Villa

Experience the soul of the African bushveld at Tlou Villa in Rockfig Lodge. Perfectly tailored for two couples or a small family, the villa features mesmerising vistas of Madikwe’s undulating landscape, enveloping you in nature’s grandeur. Tlou, which is the Tswana term for “elephant,” offers an intimate yet expansive living space.

The villa boasts two sumptuous bedrooms, each fitted with a king-sized bed and an adjoining en-suite bathroom. For a refreshing interlude, each room also has an outdoor shower to revitalise your senses during warm African days.

Tlou Villa marries elegance and practicality with a fully-equipped kitchen, tastefully furnished living room, and a generous patio. Amplify your relaxation at the villa’s secluded splash pool, where you can indulge in the tranquil beauty of the surrounding bushveld or simply unwind to the mellifluous tunes of native birds.

As evening draws near, the boma becomes a convivial gathering spot. Light up an open fire and revel in the simple pleasure of a sundowner, all under a tapestry of stars that fills the expansive African night sky.

With every amenity thoughtfully designed for your comfort and leisure, Tlou Villa is more than just a place to stay; it’s your personal sanctuary in the heart of Madikwe where relaxation and adventure find their perfect balance.

Inkwe Private Family House

Nestled among lush indigenous flora, Inkwe Private Family House is your expansive sanctuary at Rockfig Lodge. Named after the Tswana word for “leopard,” Inkwe offers an unparalleled sense of privacy and luxurious comfort tailored for families, groups of friends, or even corporate retreats.

This family home features three opulent bedrooms, each with their own en-suite bathrooms for ultimate privacy. The generously sized, fully-equipped kitchen caters to your culinary desires, while the adjacent living room, bar, and dining area offer ample space for communal gatherings, all enveloped by the vibrant bushveld.

Step outside onto the expansive patio and find yourself truly at one with nature. The property boasts its own secluded swimming pool for leisurely days under the sun, and a large boma perfect for evening gatherings around an open fire.

What sets Inkwe apart is its own private watering hole, frequented by local wildlife like impalas and zebras— a delightful spectacle you can enjoy right from the comfort of your home. The myriad of birds that grace the area add another layer of wonder to your safari experience.

Whether you’re enjoying a family vacation, hosting friends, or seeking an inspiring space for deep thought and discussion, Inkwe Private Family House envelops you in both luxury and the untamed beauty of the African wilderness.

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