With its open guest areas, friendly staff, and overall atmosphere of easy sociability, combined with the tranquil individual accommodations, Lelapa camp has something for everyone.
Lelapa, which is Setswana for “family”, invites you and your loved ones to enjoy the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve. An experience to be enjoyed by the whole family.
The camp’s luxuriously laidback vibe and attentive hospitality ensures that you feel right at home with all the exciting discoveries of the game reserve right on your doorstep.
All Lelapa luxury suites offer stunning views of the Madikwe Game Reserve that can be enjoyed from the comfort of your suite’s private deck, which includes an outdoor shower and plunge pool.
Four of the camp’s suites are best suited for families with young children. Whether you want to spend time as a family or enjoy your own space, all guests can indulge in total, stress-free comfort and convenience. Each family suite provides a kids’ room equipped with bunkbeds, gown and slipper sets, and bedside hot-chocolate mugs as well as an array of toys, games, and books. While the children enjoy the perks of their stay, you and your partner can enjoy some much-needed alone time.
If you’d prefer a little more company, you can always take a plunge in the camp’s larger guest pool and take in the sights of the animals doing the same at their very own watering hole just across the lawn.
The uniqueness of Madikwe lies in its diversity – not only the complexity of biomes but the range of fauna and flora that is a result of the changing landscapes – all of which can be covered in a three-hour safari.
The Kalahari plains in the western sections of park transition into more recognizable lowveld savannah and acacia thickets, while the hillsides and riverine sections provide more wooded areas, providing the perfect environment for an extraordinary array of wildlife.
Celebrate With Us
There is no better way of demonstrating your love and appreciation, than marking those milestones than the inspiring, intimate and adventure filled setting that is Madikwe Safari Lodge.
Nature has created the perfect picturesque surroundings for you and your loved ones to celebrate the occasion. Whether it be a birthday, engagement, wedding, honeymoon or anniversary, we provide the ultimate setting, spiced up with excellent food, service and a sprinkle of spoils.
A Family Adventure
Madikwe Safari Lodge is one of South Africa’s very best family-friendly safari destinations. Being a family-owned lodge, we strongly believe in quality family time, creating unforgettable memories in nature that get passed from generation to generation.
Our experienced child-minders also allow parents to enjoy some relaxing time to themselves, while children are treated to an array of activities, both fun and educational.
Dine With Us
Experiencing the cuisine at Madikwe Safari Lodge is worth the experience on its own! Yet the beautiful surroundings and atmosphere are a perfect accompaniment which only make the pleasure of dining even more fulfilling.
Our chefs introduce local flavours and techniques into international dishes to create a world class dining experience complimented by a selection of South Africa’s finest wines and other beverages, dining at Madikwe Safari Lodge becomes an adventure all on its own.
Madikwe Game Reserve is deeply involved in wildlife conservation, particularly that of the critically endangered rhino species. Therefore, guests of Madikwe Safari Lodge have the unique opportunity to experience rhino conservation in action. Under the careful eyes of park representatives and animal care specialists, guests can actively participate in the process of gathering DNA samples from a sedated rhino as well as “notching” the animal, ensuring it can be tracked throughout the reserve.
Pamper yourself and & indulge in a relaxing and revitalising spa therapy with Madikwe Safari Lodge’s qualified therapists, while enjoying the beautiful surrounds of the Madikwe Game Reserve. The gorgeous an intimate atmosphere of the South African bushveld already promotes the ultimate relaxation for the body and mind, while our spa therapies amplify this spiritual, physical & mental healing. All products used in our spa treatments are 100% organic.