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    Madikwe Kopano Lodge

    Aptly translated to ‘small gathering’, Madikwe Kopano Lodge hosts a maximum of eight guests in four luxury suites for a truly exclusive safari experience. Here, guests can enjoy a private and serene getaway, far removed from life’s stresses.

    Kopano Lodge is situated in the central-eastern region of the Madikwe Game Reserve—known for its rich biodiversity and flora habitats. 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 at Kopano Lodge 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 an extraordinary organic design, the main lodge area exudes warmth and comfort while upholding the utmost respect for the surrounding natural environment. High thatch ceilings and spacious open lounges provide a luxurious treehouse feel with glorious views. The main area is also home to an outdoor firepit, perfect for evenings of stargazing and a nightcap.


    • Game drives
    • Bush walks
    • Bush dinners
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    • Stargazing
    • Wildlife lectures
    • Bush breakfasts
    • Picnic lunches


    • 5-star luxury
    • Private plunge pools
    • Intimate retreat

    Closest airport

    • Madikwe Private Airstrip

    Children policy

    16 years and older are welcome


    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
    • Pay Stay offer is valid  4 Jan – 20 Dec
    • Rates displayed are valid to 05 January 2025
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    • Single supplement of 50% applicable

    Accommodation Options

    Luxury Suite

    Sleeps 2 Adults

    PAY 3 STAY 4

    Luxury suites each boast a private viewing deck, covered deck, and plunge pool. Elegant yet uncomplicated thatch interiors offer 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 £ 801 per person, per night

    High Season £ 671 per person, per night

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    By Road

    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.


    Flight Duration

    • Johannesburg to Madikwe: 60 minutes
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