Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge in the Madikwe Game Reserve
Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge is a four star lodge situated at a prime site in the west of the Madikwe Game Reserve. The inception of this exclusive lodge has an exceptionally inspiring story to it in terms of local community upliftment, business smart, outstanding management and of course, breathtaking location and lavish accommodation.
Offering a very private experience, Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge has eight uniquely decorated suites, each with their own deck which provides guests with expansive views to the north.
This 8-room (16-bed) luxury facility, which has been in operation for just over a year, was skillfully designed by Nick Plewman – an acclaimed small lodge designer – to blend with the beauty of the natural surrounds.
Decorated in natural hews of colour and texture, the thatched suites have sliding doors from each room and shower which allow the guest to fully experience the concept of complete integration with the bushveld.
Location Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge is located in the 75 000-hectare malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve which is located in the North West Province of South Africa.
Access Buffalo Ridge is easily accessible by private charter or the daily Madikwe Shuttle into Madikwe Western Airstrip just 30 minutes from Buffalo Ridge through the reserve. The Lodge is a 3 and a half hour’s drive from Johannesburg on the N4.
Accommodation Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge is situated on the Tweedepoort Ridge overlooking the plains and inselbergs of the western section of Madikwe Game Reserve. The lodge has 8 suites; each with their own viewing deck, decorated in natural hews of colour and texture, offering a very private and luxurious experience. The thatched suites, with sliding doors from each room and shower allow the guest to experience a oneness with the bushveld.
Activities Morning and afternoon/evening game-drives in open game-viewing vehicles, bush sundowners and drink stops on the Reserve, visits to hides. Regrettably, due to safety concerns, children under 6 years of age are unable to participate in game-drives (shorter kiddies game drives can be arrange after breakfast).
Wildlife Game-rich country with Big Five (black & white rhino, elephant, lion, buffalo and leopard) cheetah, wild dog, kudu, springbok, eland, red hartebeest, giraffe and impala, A paradise for bird watchers.