Madikwe, the fourth largest game reserve in South Africa, is a joint venture between the state, the local community and the private sector and is a landmark in modern conservation and community development. It is home to a wide range of animals, birds and plants, and a refuge for endangered species. Here, the big five roam free across bushveld plains, open grasslands, rocky outcrops and solitary mountains. Herds of antelope graze and there are giraffe, zebra, hyena, wild dogs and cheetahs... as well as over 350 species of bird. And in this wildlife haven there's a sanctuary for humans, too: the Royal Madikwe Safari Lodge.
With space for just ten guests in the four independent suites, and available on an exclusive basis, the Lodge offers tailor-made programmes of activities including bush walks and game drives. You could take traditional African dancing lessons, learn ranger skills, or indulge in a luxurious outdoor massage treatment to rejuvenate mind, body and spirit. Family-oriented options are available, too, including arts and crafts, music and story-telling, all focused to ensure the kids get the most out of their wilderness adventure.
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