If there’s a lodge that embraces family through and through, it’s Madikwe Lelapa Lodge. The word ‘Lelapa’ literally translates to family so there’s no hiding their natural affinity for guests of all ages. Ideally located within South Africa’s malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, guests can enjoy memorable Big 5 wildlife encounters as well as the lodge’s luxurious facilities.
Madikwe Game Reserve’s 76,000ha expanse is found in the North West Province bordering Botswana. A typical day in the life of a guest at Lelapa Lodge includes game drives and exhilarating bush walks with expert game rangers who are eager to show listeners the wonders of the great outdoors. Community village tours are also on offer as are birdwatching excursions. Meals are enjoyed in the bush or at the boma—and a romantic starlit dinner is not to be missed.
The 12 Deluxe Suites at Lelapa Lodge not only boast indoor and outdoor showers, but wood-burning fireplaces, private plunge pools, and some have adjoining rooms for the little ones, too. There is also a communal pool, free Wi-Fi, babysitting facilities, and plenty of children’s activities on offer.
- Located in Madikwe Game Reserve, home to the Big 5, cheetah, wild dog, and up to 350 different bird species
- Family-friendly safari destination with babysitters, children’s activities, and interleading rooms
- Activities include game drives, bush walks, and visits to local villages and the astronomy ecology house
- The lodge is in a malaria-free area of South Africa, bordering Botswana