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Jamala Madikwe

Luxury South Africa Lodge

Natural Elegance Awaits

Distinctively designed with a classic sense of style, Jamala Madikwe boasts an elegant flair equal to the savage beauty that lies beyond. Set in the pristine 75,000 hectare Madikwe Game Reserve, the lodge’s wildlife and game-viewing opportunities are matched by their culinary offerings: led by chef Nico Verster, Jamala Madikwe’s cuisine has twice garnered the Safari Award for best cuisine. “Jamala” is the Swahili word for “natural elegance” – and when you see it, you’ll understand why.

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Who It’s For

Those looking for an ideal safari experience that combines luxury and comfort with the reserve’s rugged, natural beauty.

Luxury Boutique Safari Lodge
Open Plains, Dense Bushveld and Towering Rocky Peaks
Five Luxury Villas
Couples, Foodies, Nature-Lovers, Photographers, Wildlife-Lovers
$800 to $873 USD


  • Single supplement of 50% will apply
  • Rates include 14% VAT

Displayed rate based on double occupancy of Luxury Villa; rates vary between low and high seasons


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Michele Harvey

Favourite experience? Sipping sundowners on the patio while elephants drank from the watering hole just a few yards away.

Everything about Jamala Madikwe – the cuisine, the design, the incredible setting – evokes luxury and elegance. This isn't just a safari – it's an elevated and elegant experience.

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How to Get There

The closest airport to Jamala Madikwe is Sir Seretse Khama International Airport in Gaborone, Botswana (GBE), about a two-hour drive from the lodge.

Other options include Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) and Lanseria International Airport (HLA), both about a 4.5-hour drive away.

Activities & Amenities

Well positioned within the reserve’s treasure trove of animals, Jamala Madikwe incredible safari experiences including sighting of the big 5 and super 7.

Madikwe Game Reserve is one of the best conservation areas in all of Africa; at Jamala Madikwe you will get to experience this diverse and rich ecosystem with over 130 mammal species and 300 bird species, not to mention the vast landscapes of plant life.

Lodge Features

  • Game-Viewing Experiences
  • Morning and evening game drives
  • Game viewing from the Jamala Madikwe deck and watchtower
  • Over 300 Bird species
  • Big 5 game viewing
  • Highly endangered African Wild Dog sightings



Jamala Madikwe gently embraces the lay of the land with five freestanding luxurious villas.

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