Idube Private Game Reserve

Jamala Madikwe offers an exclusive safari experience in one of South Africa’s top Big 5 game reserves – Madikwe Game Reserve. Owner-run and managed, this small luxury lodge places a strong emphasis on personalised service with staff going out of their way to ensure an exceptional stay.

The main lodge at Jamala opens onto wide polished decks overlooking a busy waterhole. Elephant, buffalo, zebra, giraffe – and even lion – are regular visitors to the waterhole. The lodge has five luxurious villas that are set far apart from each other for optimal privacy with a fireplace, rim flow pool, outdoor shower and sala.

For close-up sightings, set off on game drives led by Madikwe’s expert guides. Days start early with your first thrilling drive, followed by brunch out on the deck. Enjoy the rest of the day relaxing next to your private rim-flow pool, having a hot stone massage or reading a book up in the observation tower, before a decadent high tea sets you up for your late afternoon drive.

Dining is an important part of the Jamala Madikwe experience, and each meal is of the high standard you’d expect at a top fine dining restaurant. Dinners, in particular, are a highlight with gourmet delights such as grilled scallops and springbok fillet served out on the deck or under the stars in the lantern-lit boma.

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