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The exclusivity of this award winning retreat means that guests not only have a luxury bush home, but a piece of Africa all to themselves.  
The exclusivity of this award winning retreat means that guests not only have a luxury bush home, but a piece of Africa all to themselves.  
The exclusivity of this award winning retreat means that guests not only have a luxury bush home, but a piece of Africa all to themselves.  
The exclusivity of this award winning retreat means that guests not only have a luxury bush home, but a piece of Africa all to themselves.  
The exclusivity of this award winning retreat means that guests not only have a luxury bush home, but a piece of Africa all to themselves.  
The exclusivity of this award winning retreat means that guests not only have a luxury bush home, but a piece of Africa all to themselves.  
Dinning Area  
Royal Madikwe  
Big 5, Malaria Free
luxury Game Lodge in
South Africa
Only 270k from Joburg
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Royal Madikwe offers an award-winning safari residence in the heart of South Africa’s game-rich Madikwe Game Reserve where an unrivalled wilderness experience is silhouetted against a backdrop of 5-star luxury and unsurpassed hospitality.

 

The seasonal rains have arrived! The bush is turning from a pale brown to a gorgeous green, and the vegetation is blooming! We had an amazing sighting of the Kwandwe brothers feasting on a 6 year old Elephant that they took down.  

 

What a lovely month it’s been at Royal Madikwe, the trees have all dropped their seeds and they are patiently waiting for the Season Rains to come and help start the next chapter in Madikwe Game Reserve, we have had some amazing sightings the last few months and the guests have had a incredible time with us, we look forward to seeing more of you guys joining us for some World Class Safaris in the next few months.

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Latest News

From the Rangers Desk

 

Lions, Lions, Lions – the month of May has been flooded with Lion sightings!

Our local territorial males have been drawing females in from the North, the South East and the West, bringing them closer to their core territory. 

It seems as though the males have settled nicely in the Western region of the park, with frequent sightings of them around Inkwe Pan

( About 1 km from our lodge).  These handsome Lions have been spotted on almost a daily basis!

 

The Jamala Lionesses have given birth to 5 new cubs and the Bolia female who is a regular customer at the Royal Madikwe waterhole 

has also given birth to 2 new cubs.  All the cubs are offspring of the Naledi brothers who have dominated the Southern section

 of the reserve for many years.

 

The 2 new males from Kwandwe have taken a liking to the Vlei Pan area in the South East of the reserve, so there should be

some interesting interactions in the coming months.

 

Enough about the lions now.... the painted wolves of Madikwe - the Wild dogs-  have been denning for a month or so and have taken up den sites on top

of the Dwaarsberg Mountain Range.  We will keep you updated on any sightings and future pups to be expected!

 

The 4 Cheetah brothers have been sited on numerous occasions around the Western airstrip and have treated our guests to

some very memorable sightings!

 

We look forward to sharing more of these special moments with you, so please enquire with us

at reservation@royalmadikwe.com about an amazing safari vacation soon!

 

From the rangers desk,

Adam

 

posted by Adam Whitfield - 31 May 2013

April Blog

 

From the Rangers Desk – April 2013

                                               

Wow wow wow, it’s been a fantastic month with some world class sightings, the bush is changing colour from a lush green to the beautiful autumn reds, the animals have put on a fantastic show for us this month, with the highlight being the 4 brothers cheetah that have created a territory around the South West of the Game Reserve and have given us great photos and entertainment.


 

Our local pan, Inkwe pan has also been a great hit with Lions having the local Bolia and Naledi brothers there a few times per week, the Naledi brothers used to dominate the south of the reserve but have now moved back to the area of their birth the ‘RIDGE’.

The bolia girls have really started making Royal Madikwe and the surrounds their home with daily sightings of them, and wow they are beautiful lions.

We are looking forward to the hand of winter drawing upon us and are expecting some magnificent sightings this month; we have a great Special rate for the month of May so enquire now to reserve your space.

 

 

From the Rangers Desk we say good bye for now and we hope to see you soon!!!

 

Adam Whitfield

Head Ranger

Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari lodge

posted by Adam Whitfield - 03 May 2013

February 2013

 

From the Rangers Desk 

 

 

Green, Rain, Lush and beautiful are just a few words to describe Madikwe at this time of the year, the flowers are in full bloom and the Marula trees are dropping their succulent fruit, the elephants are loving these tasteful treats and they are very high in vitamin C, sightings have been great this month with the birth of the Bolia female cubs, the bolia female has taken up residence around the lodge and we are getting to see her daily with her 6 week old cubs, we have also been lucky enough to have the dogs around the lodge which is creating a lot of excitement for our guests,.

The Tswala leopardess as been eluding us as the lion activity in her territory has been very active, another great animal has been sighted just south of Royal Madikwe for the past month has been a coalition of 2 male cheetah that have decided to make the western airstrip their home, these cats have come from a game reserve in the eastern cape and are very relaxed with the vehicles creating great sightings of them daily,.

We are hoping in the next month or two that the old territorial males called the Naledi brothers are going to be in trouble as the pressure from a lot of the younger males in the area is seriously wearing them down, but we will keep you updated on their movements, we are still hoping for more rain in Madikwe as this valuable commodity is always welcome in the area.

From the Rangers Desk we say good bye for now and we hope to see you soon!!!

 

Adam Whitfield

Head Ranger

 

posted by Adam Whitfield - 04 Feb 2013
 
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