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Madikwe Dithaba Lodge
Situated in the central-eastern region of the Madikwe Game Reserve, Dithaba Lodge invites guests to a secluded retreat in the wilderness. The reserve is known for its rich biodiversity, flora habitats, and exceptional Super Seven sightings.
With only four luxury suites, Dithaba Lodge can host a total of 8 guests. This ensures an exclusive safari experience with great attention to detail. Suites are located on a hillside offering maximum privacy and spectacular views over the open plains.
Daily sunrise and sunset game drives take guests on a breathtaking adventure to spot the Big 5, cheetah, wild dog, and more than 60 mammal species. An expert ranger and tracker team will get to know exactly what your particular areas of interest are, tailor-making your safari to your preferences. After breakfast, you can set off on a walking safari with a ranger. Bush walks are the perfect way to explore the smaller intricacies of the ecosystem and to get up-close photo opportunities of birds, flora, insects, and small mammals.
Guests can request to join a rhino conservation experience or roll up your sleeves and partake in some of the local community development programmes. These community visits take your safari to a new level, allowing you to learn about the vibrant local culture and heartfelt hospitality of the people.
With bush breakfasts, outdoor boma dinners beside crackling fires, and African fusion flavors, dining at Dithaba Lodge is a glorious experience all on its own. This is also the perfect location for stargazing. Guests can spend evenings at the Star Deck and soak in the magical enormity of the constellations.
- Game drives
- Bush walks
- Bush dinners
- Wildlife lectures
- Bush breakfasts
- Picnic lunches
- 5-star luxury
- Private plunge pools
- Intimate retreat
- Madikwe Private Airstrip
Children 16 years and older are welcome at Dithaba Lodge More Details
- Children 16 years or older will be accommodated in their own suite
- Children are only accepted at Kopano and Dithaba Lodge if booked out exclusively
2 x Game drives per day, guided bush walks, all meals, and transfers from Sabi Sabi airstrip.
Premium brand drinks, cellar wines, gate fees, additional activities, spa treatments, private-use vehicles, and transfers.
High: 05 January – 19 December
Peak: 20 December – 04 January
Terms & conditions
- Rates are per person sharing, per night
- Rates displayed are valid until 31 January 2024
- Single supplement of 50% applicable
- Specials valid all year excluding peak season (20 Dec-4 Jan)
Luxury suites each boast a private viewing deck with plunge pool. Elegantly sleek, yet uncomplicated thatch interiors provide a light and airy living space, cosy fireplace, and ensuite with bathtub Read more, double vanity, indoor-, and outdoor showers. Less
Refer to T&C's above
Peak Season $ 1,028 per person, per night
High Season $ 885 per person, per night
Enquire at Dithaba Lodge
The reserve is a 4-hour drive from Johannesburg mostly on the N4 highway. Road transfers from Madikwe Airstrip to the lodge take approximately 15 minutes.
There are two daily scheduled return flights from Johannesburg to Madikwe Airstrip with Federal Airlines.
- Johannesburg to Madikwe: 60 minutes