Lelapa Lodge, Madikwe Game Reserve

At a glance

  • Excellent Eco House for kids
  • Dedicated family suites
  • Malaria-free safari

Lelapa Lodge At Madikwe Safari Lodge


This relaxed and welcoming lodge in malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve is ideal for families.

‘Lelapa’ means family, and this lodge has centred everything they do around homely service and dedicated to smaller guests looking for adventure. Part of Madikwe Safari Lodge in the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, guests staying here are in for an unforgettable experience for the whole family. The comfortable living spaces are beautifully finished; there are plenty of nooks for relaxing when you’re not on one of the exhilarating twice-daily game drives with your expert guide. The outdoor pool looks out to a watering hole which regularly receives all different kinds of guests including elephants and giraffe, and the Eco House is a brilliant space for children to learn all about wildlife out in the bush. Parents can get some well-deserved rest while the little ones paint, bake cookies, learn how to track wildlife and go on scavenger hunts.

The 12 Suites all have spacious outdoor viewing decks so you can make the most of your spectacular natural surroundings. There’s a contemporary African style throughout and each Suite has a wood burner, indoor and outdoor showers and a private plunge pool – a winning feature for kids. For larger families, book a Family Suite for extra space and a second children’s bedroom for room for a bunk bed.

For Families

Key information

In Madikwe Safari Lodge, on the eastern side of the Madikwe Game Reserve, one of South Africa’s largest malaria-free and most diverse reserves

Airport transfer time: Approx. 4½ hours’ drive from Johannesburg or 1-hour flight from Johannesburg airport, 2½ hours’ drive from Sun City
Rooms: 12

Good to know

Children aged 2 and over are welcome on game drives; children aged 2-5 are welcome on the late morning family game drive.

Accommodation information

12 deluxe suites


• Go on twice-daily game drives out in the bush • Let the kids get stuck into a painting session or scavenger hunt at the Eco House • Head out on a bush walk with an expert guide.


Restaurant, boma

What's included

All Inclusive Lodge Package • Twice-daily game drives • All meals • Tea, coffee, all local beverages • Wi-Fi • Game drive refreshments and snacks • Transfers to and from Madikwe eastern airstrip.

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