Johannesburg - Family holidays are the hot trend in the high-end safari market. South Africa’s MORE Collection specialises in giving every member of the family maximum value in the continent’s Big Five tourism sector.
Madikwe Safari Lodge is the latest and most spectacular addition to the Collection’s private hotels and game lodges. The spacious, 5-star property is made up of 20 luxury suites built into the wooded foothills that overlook the most game-intensive areas below.
The suites, strung out along a winding paved pathway, continue the linkage between the bushveld and its pampered guests. Each has its own wooden terrace and plunge pool overlooking the valley to the mountains beyond. Each has a king-size bed and spacious bathroom and dressing room area.
The indoor shower is set in a high, conical cubicle shaped like the tall termite mounds that dot the Madikwe undergrowth. The outdoor shower on the deck next to the pool is open to the sky. The water supply is piped to gravity tanks on the hill above the lodges to ensure a consistent flow.
The malaria-free Madikwe game reserve is within an easy 4½-hour drive north-west of Johannesburg.