Jamala Madikwe

'A Tribute To African Elegance'

From the moment you walk through the front doors of this lodge, you will be blown away with the views from the deck, over the watering hole, the personal service, the attention to detail and the cuisine prepared by award winning chef Nico Verster. This owner-run lodge is situated within the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, located a four-hour road transfer, or a one-hour charter flight, from Johannesburg.
Five luxurious, individual villas, each fully air conditioned, with walk in dressing room, lounge area, king size beds, private decks with plunge pools, sala and indoor and outdoor showers.
Your days bush experiences will include twice daily game drives with highly qualified and experienced game rangers. If you feel like you need some down time and would like to stay at the lodge, a pool safari and sofa safari are highly recommended and are both unique experiences that makes Jamala Madikwe stand out from the rest.

Jamala Madikwe

Chef Nico Verster will titillate the senses with an array of sensual delights. Jamala Madikwe has been awarded the Best Safari cuisine in Africa 2014/2015. Dine alfresco beneath the African skies and indulge in modern gastronomic treats unique to Jamala Madikwe. Look out for the Jamala Madikwe Cookbook, Savannah to Sea by Nico Verster.

Property Facilities:

  • Bar
  • Eco Friendly
  • Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Library
  • Malaria Free
  • Meal on Request
  • Mobile Connectivity
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Secure Parking
  • Spa

Activities on Site:

  • Big 5
  • Bird Watching
  • Game Drives
  • Fine Dining
  • High Tea
  • Massages

The safety of our guests and staff alike is of paramount importance to us here at Jamala Madikwe.

We have implemented our sanitisation strategy for increased safety for the property as follows:

  • Masks

Current regulations require all person to wear masks

  • Hygiene training for the protection of staff and guests:

All staff have been trained in the relevant and regulated hygiene and sanitation protocols and PPE equipment.

Ongoing training and monitoring to ensure staff and guest safety are the top priority.

  • Guest and staff screening:

All guests to undergo screening which may include discrete temperature checking on arrival as well as

sanitisation protocols explained for their comfort for the duration of their stay.

All staff to undergo screening, temperature monitoring and record keeping.

  • Check in and departures:

It will be our policy to have a contactless check in and departures where possible and with appropriate

record keeping of clients contact pre and post their visit with us.

Tap credit card facilities are available for enabled cards. Sanitising of devices before and after each use.

Pre-arrival completion of indemnity and Covid questionnaire will be required from guests and operators.

  • House Keeping:

To alleviate the risk of transmission, continuous and stringent deep cleaning pre and post room use as well as during the use of the villa.

Staff to have all adequate training in safety procedures for safe cleaning, disposal of used material for sanitising.

For both protection of the guests and staff our procedures will be discussed with guests on arrival.

  • Surface and High Traffic areas:

Deep cleaning pre and post of all villas and high traffic communal main lodge areas and touch points with

accredited, eco-friendly and health regulation recommended disinfectants and cleaning processes.

Surface area disinfection with increased frequency to be performed throughout the day.

This will include game drive vehicles pre and post drives, all outside deck, fire pit and watch tower and

boma areas.

Laundry and housekeeping to be performed with suitable accredited hospital grade and eco-friendly products.

  • Easily accessible hand sanitisation stations:

70% Alcohol hand sanitisers are conveniently placed around the property for guests and staff to make use

of at all times. Game drive vehicles to carry with while out on drive.

  • Dining:

We have always seated guests separately for breakfast and dinners. Appropriate distancing between tables

as well as staff taking orders for fine plated dining. High Tea will be adapted to a individual portion option.

Kitchen food preparation protocols as per regulated safety standards.

  • Social distancing:

To alleviate the risk of transmission, continuous and stringent social distancing etiquette will be implemented between guest and staff.

We look forward to welcoming with warm smiles to Jamala Madikwe in the near future.


Set in the pristine 75 000 hectare malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve and located a four-hour road transfer, or a one-hour charter flight, from Johannesburg. The reserve is a conservation area in South Africa’s North West Province, bordering Botswana.