Madikwe Game Reserve

Madikwe Hills


A romantic retreat

In the heart of Madikwe Game Reserve’s 75,000 wild, malaria-free hectares, Madikwe Hills is a luxury game lodge found on a rocky outcrop amid boulders and age-old trees overlooking a waterhole where elephants and giraffes gather to drink.

There are ten well-spaced and totally private glass-fronted suites scattered across the hillside, each with a plunge pool, sun beds, outdoor showers, deep bathtubs, cosy fire-warmed lounges and giant four-poster beds.

Follow wooden walkways lit by hurricane lamps to the central open-plan lounge, bar and wine cellar. You can dine in the elegant indoor space, open-air boma or on the deck of your suite.


At a glance

  • Ten suites with plunge pools

  • Main swimming pool

  • Bar, dining room and wine cellar

  • Spa and gym

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    Game drives

    Explore the wonders of the African bush with knowledgeable and professional rangers on early morning and late afternoon drives. Madikwe Game Reserve is home not only to the ‘Big Five’, but also to a wealth of over 66 mammal species, including the rare African wild dog, as well as cheetah, giraffe and a range of more than 300 resident and migratory species of birds.

  • Scenic view of Madikwe hills, a region benefiting from environmental sustainability efforts.

    Walking safaris

    To experience an up-close-and-personal glimpse of the African bush on foot, head out on a guided walk for close encounters with the smaller inhabitants of this wilderness.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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