Owner-managed and run, Jamala Madikwe 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”, is 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.
DELIGHT THE SENSES
Panoramic views, exotic sounds and wild perfumes of the bush are hallmarks of the Jamala Madikwe Lodge experience.
From its genteel position beneath a canopy of age-old Leadwood trees, the deck-fringed lodge gives way to views of open savanna lands and a watering hole that plays host to Africa’s wildlife.
Jamala Madikwe Lodge caters to a maximum of 10 guests only, within 5 luxurious villas. Owner managed, our guests are assured of exclusive luxury, absolute privacy and unmatched levels of personal service.
Organic glamor and opulent accents combine to ensure a distinctive and elegant flair.
Tradition and eccentricity are tastefully united in an atmosphere that knows no equal. Jamala Madikwe Lodge reflects a classic sense of style that is sufficiently robust to match the savage beauty that lies beyond.
Cocooned Beneath a Canopy of Stars
Jamala Madikwe Lodge gently embraces the lay of the land with five freestanding villas.
Each slice of paradise offers superlative luxury and intimate privacy combined with extravagant outdoor facilities which include individual rim-flow pools and salas, expansive wooden decks and private outdoor showers.
Cool Luxurious Serenity
Carefully considered design ensures that each private villa enjoys expansive views of open savannas and the Jamala watering hole.
Spatial elegance is to be found throughout each private sanctuary where gracious bathrooms, a separate lounge and bedroom are all luxuriantly appointed. Indulge by enjoying a romantic dinner for two within or on your own deck of endless views.
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.
A Food Lover’s Delight
Designs from our award winning chef Nico Verster tittilate the senses with an array of sensual delights. Dine alfresco beneath Africa’s ink-rich skies, cut with the brilliance of a million stars. Food aficionados can indulge in modern gastronomic treats served with the chic colonial charm and grace that is unique to Jamala Madikwe.
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