Jamala Madikwe
Luxury Private Villa Boma Dining
Luxury Private Villa
Boma Dining

Jamala Madikwe

A Tribute to African Elegance. Owner-managed and run, Jamala Madikwe, Royal Safari Lodge offers an intimate bush experience, where personal service and attention to detail are the cornerstones of every waking moment. The lodge successfully combines colonial style and African eccentricity in a delightful marriage of opposites.
Set in the pristine 75 000 hectare Malaria-Free Madikwe Game Reserve,Jamala Madikwe is the ideal place for that ultimate safari experience.

“JAMALA” is the Swahili word for “natural elegance”. Elegant (adj.) – is defined as “graceful and stylish; pleasantly ingenious and simple”.
“SAFARI”, another Swahili word that means “journey” or “to travel”, but has come to mean so very much more. Imbued with a sense of the exotic, more typically a sense of Africa, the word safari has today become symbolic of something far more romantic; it evokes images of adventure and stylish indulgence.


South Africa


We need places and moments that make us pause and take time out. Time to think. To listen. To return a smile. To write a letter. Things that make us focus on what really matters in life. On friendship and feelings. Thoughts and dreams. Jamala Madikwe is that place.

Need to Know

Malaria-Free Jamala Madikwe boasts a very active private waterhole with views from every deck across the open savanna grasslands which gave rise to our now legendary "Sofa Safari". The experience allows you to enjoy lounging on the couch with maybe a G&T in-hand whilst watching the antics at the waterhole.


Treasure Seeking Game Drives: Madikwe is an ancient land where nature plays out her age-old theatre of life and death between hunter and hunted. Well positioned within the reserve’s treasure trove of animals, Jamala Madikwe reverberates with the call of birds and impish Vervet monkeys. Madikwe Game Reserve has become renowned for exception game viewing and photographic opportunities. After a sumptuous high tea venture out on treasure seeking game drive with your ranger exploring the terrain and photographic moments before serenading the African Sunset with a sundowner in true African style.

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

Madikwe Game Reserve is acknowledged as being one of the finest conservation areas in South Africa. The wild terrain offers sanctuary to the Big 5, Super 7 and a kaleidoscope of plains game and fascinating creatures as well as being renowned for our Wild Dog breeding program and exceptional bird viewing all within it's untamed natural splendour.

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

Game viewing,
Spa treatments,
Boulle court,
Exceptional cuisine.


Main Lodge:

  • - Views of our private waterhole
  • - Lounge and Library with Fire Place
  • - Gourmet dining experiences
  • - Sofa Safari from our expansive deck
  • - Curio shop
  • - Bar
  • - Gym
  • - Spa
  • - Complimentary wi-fi



Villa facilities:
- Lounge with fireplace
- Separate in-room dining area
- Walk in dressing room
- Complimentary refreshment station
- Air conditioned
- Private rim flow pool and sala
- Indoor and Outdoor shower, free standing bath, separate WC


2014/2015 Safari Awards Winner - Best Safari Cuisine in Africa


All year round

Average StayAverage Stay

4 nights.

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

ZAR 8300,00 pppnight.

Children PolicyChild Policy

Children under 16 accepted with prior arrangement.

Contact and Social Media

To find out more, visit Jamala Madikwe's website.

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at safariawards.com.

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