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Madikwe Game Reserve, North West Province, South Africa

Molori Safari Lodge is renowned for being South Africa’s most luxurious game lodge. This five-suite retreat sits in the heart of the 75,000-hectare malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, 400kms northwest of Johannesburg.

Originally built for the family in 2002, it was transformed into a paradise retreat for discerning travelers in 2007.

Defined by its exquisite attention to detail, highly personalized service and unpretentious affluence, this fine residence is a perfect fit for those who expect the very best.

Molori Safari is situated deep within the Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa’s North West Province, bordering Botswana.

The secluded lodge offers absolute privacy, while taking in breathtaking views of the Dwarsberg Mountains and the expansive Madikwe valley.

At 75000 hectares, Madikwe Game Reserve is South Africa’s fifth largest Big Five game reserve, but offers so much more than the Big Five.

Madikwe is home to the Super Seven, which includes all Big Five species as well as cheetah and wild dog.

There are an estimated 400 wild dogs still surviving in South Africa and a large concentration of these are thriving in the Madikwe habitat. The reserve is also home to some 350 recorded bird species.

All suites have floor-to-ceiling retractable glass walls, which fold away completely, connecting each suite’s interior to a private deck and infinity pool.

All feature indoor and outdoor showers, as well as free-standing baths, custom furniture, indoor/outdoor dining options, fireplaces, mini-bars, Bose iPod docking stations and air‐conditioning.

Both presidential suites follow the indoor/outdoor style of the other suites on a grander scale.

Additionally, each has a kitchen and dining area, additional guest bathrooms, rim-flow bathtub, a walk-in dressing room, and a library/study.

LOCATION
Molori, Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
The secluded lodge offers absolute privacy, while taking in breathtaking views of the Dwarsberg Mountains and the expansive Madikwe valley.
Madikwe is home to the Super Seven, which includes all Big Five species as well as cheetah and wild dog.
ROOMS
5 Open-air suites:
2 premier suites (Ngwedi and Lesedi)
1 family premier suite (Sephiri)
2 presidential suites (Metsi and Molelo)
All suites have floor-to-ceiling retractable glass walls, opening onto a private deck and swimming pool. Additional features and amenities include: fireplace, minibar, Nespresso machine, spotter scope, wireless Internet, outdoor shower and air-conditioning. The presidential suites also feature a kitchen and dining area, a study, walk-in dressing room and guest bathroom.
DINING
Molori’s cuisine is under the direction of gourmet chefs inspired by both Eastern and Western influences and combines the best of local produce and international trends. The finest South African wines and top-shelf liquors accompany all meals – the lodge also has a spectacular collection of fine imported wines and special vintage whiskeys and cognacs available for guests at an additional cost.
TRANSPORT
Private charter flights with a preferred charter companies can be arranged to Madikwe Game Reserve’s private airstrip from either Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport, Grand Central Airport or Lanseria International Airport. Guests wishing to arrive incognito may request the use of a private helicopter, which flies directly to Molori’s own helipad from O.R. Tambo International Airport. Molori Safari is also able to assist with the booking of door-to-door transfers in luxury vehicles.
FAMILIES
Molori Safari is situated within a malaria-free zone and is a child-friendly venue; children of all ages are welcome, but may be restricted to some activities.

Molori Safari is situated deep within the Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa’s North West Province, bordering Botswana.
The malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, situated against the Botswana border, 90 km north of Zeerust and just four hours’ drive from both Johannesburg and Pretoria, is now one of South Africa’s prime safari destinations.
The land consists of open grasslands and bushveld plains with scattered rocky outcrops and single mountains, and offers ideal game viewing opportunities.
The secluded lodge offers absolute privacy, while taking in breathtaking views of the Dwarsberg Mountains and the expansive Madikwe valley.
At 75 000 hectares, Madikwe Game Reserve is South Africa’s fifth largest Big Five game reserve, but offers so much more than the Big Five.
Madikwe is home to the Super Seven, which includes all Big Five species as well as cheetah and wild dog.
There are an estimated 400 wild dogs still surviving in South Africa and a large concentration of these are thriving in the Madikwe habitat.
Species you are likely to see
Madikwe is a Big Five game reserve covering some 75,000 hectares and is currently the fifth largest game reserve in South Africa.
The reserve was opened in 1991 and was part of the biggest game relocation programme ever staged. Operation Phoenix took place over six years and involved moving more than 8 000 animals into the Madikwe Game Reserve.
The reserve contains all the big five species – lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard and rhinoceros, but it is the prevalence of cheetah and wild dog that has given the reserve its special reputation for the ‘Super Seven’.
There are of course many other species within the reserve, including almost all antelope species as well as some 350 recorded bird species.
Molelo Presidential Suite
The spacious two-bedroom Molelo Presidential Suite combines elegance with modern African design elements, and offers a magnificent elevated view across the African landscape.
Retractable floor-to-ceiling glass doors make the most of the view and give way to a spacious wooden deck, infinity pool, hot spa bath and alfresco dining area.
Thoughtfully planned to provide maximum privacy, the two bedrooms have been positioned at opposite ends of the suite and each has its own private bathroom.
The Molelo suite also has a study and library area, housing part of a cherished collection of National Geographic magazines dating back to the 1940s.
Metsi Presidential Suite
The Metsi Presidential Suite contains one master bedroom and bathroom. This stunning, opulent suite mixes up contemporary design with earthy African art.
The floor-to-ceiling retractable glass walls give way to a spacious wooden deck, private infinity pool, hot spa bath and alfresco outdoor dining area.
Interior spaces flow seamlessly, evoking comfort and elegance throughout.
The kitchen area and formal indoor dining room blend into the living room and lounge area.
The spacious master bedroom features a walk-in dressing room and luxurious en-suite bathroom with a freestanding rim-flow bath. The Metsi suite also has a study and library area.
Of special interest is the epic collection of National Geographic magazines, dating back to the 1940s.
Sephiri Family Premier Suite
The split-level Sephiri suite has two bedrooms, each with their own private bathroom. It can sleep up to four guests and is ideal for families.
The interesting combination of black and white finishes as well as neutral tones offset the stunning contemporary pieces while the retractable floor-to-ceiling glass doors render nature as the backdrop.
The main area includes a spacious bedroom, stone-clad fireplace, living room and study.
The expansive deck features a private infinity pool and surrounding daybeds for blissful relaxation. Unique to Sephiri is the second floor bedroom, which features its own entrance, private bathroom and an intimate terrace with breathtaking views of the Reserve.
Lesedi Premier Suite
The beautiful Lesedi suite epitomises comfort and elegance, featuring contemporary handcrafted African pieces such as the hanging bedroom chandelier.
The suite’s lounge is separated from the bedroom by a cylindrical floor-to-ceiling stone-clad fireplace, while the retractable glass walls give way to a large terrace with a private infinity pool and stunning views of the valley below.
The luxurious bathroom features a porcelain claw-footed bath and, here too, retractable glass walls that fold away so that you can immerse yourself in the surrounding nature.
Ngwedi Premier Suite
Ngwedi Suite offers a luxurious combination of comfort and elegance with custom-designed furniture in the large living and lounge area, also featuring an impressive floor-to-ceiling fireplace.
The bedroom unfolds onto a private wooden deck, which surrounds a private infinity pool.
The stunning outdoor area also features luxurious daybeds, an orbital love seat, and an outdoor shower.
An eclectic use of furniture can be found throughout the suite, combining a contemporary feel with rustic elements.
Unique to this premium suite is a freestanding copper bath, situated in the luxurious bathroom where glass walls fold away so that you are immersed in the breathtaking surroundings of the Madikwe bush.
Rates include
  • All meals, wines (excluding premium Molori Collection), spirits, seasonal juices, tea, coffee and soft-drinks
  • 2 game drives daily
  • Bush walking
  • Transfers to and from the Madikwe airstrip
  • In-room minibar with snacks and beverages customized to guest’s preference, stocked Nespresso machine
  • Wireless internet
  • Laundry service
  • Use of fitness center, sauna, steam room and spa chiller pool.
  • A private vehicle is included when booking both Presidential Suites in the same booking – Metsi and Molelo
Rates exclude
  • Game reserve entrance fees
  • Madikwe Game reserve conservation activities
  • Flights to and from Molori Safari
  • Telephone calls
  • Molori Premium wine collection
  • Spa treatments
  • Baby sitting (charged per hour as staff remuneration)
  • Outside excursions such as golf
children
The lodge welcomes children of all ages. Parents or guardians are responsible for the safety of their own children.
Sephiri and Molelo Suites are well suited for families with children.
Age limit of seven years applies to game drives, but it is also at the discretion of the field guide who will make the final call.
Private vehicles are available on request prior to guest arrival and highly recommended for those travelling with children.
Children up to 2 years will be accommodated free of charge. Children 3-15 years or age will be eligible to pay 40% of the adult rates when sharing with parents in a family suites (Sephiri Premier & Molelo Presidential)
Should children stay in a suite of their own, full adult rates will apply. Should children share with one adult in a one-bedroom suites, the applicable child rate will apply.
FLIGHTS
Daily flight services are available through Federal Air who offer scheduled flights from Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport (ORTIA) to Madikwe Game Reserve’s private airstrip. The duration of the flight is approximately one hour.
Additionally, guests have the option of chartering their own private charter flight with Federal Air directly to Madikwe Game Reserve’s private airstrip. Prices and aircraft options available on request and both scheduled and private charter flights are bookable through a reservations office.
Guests wishing to arrive incognito may request the use of a private helicopter, which flies directly to Molori’s own helipad from O.R. Tambo International Airport. Prices on a request basis.
Alternatively land services can also be arranged in luxury vehicles offering a guests maximum comfort on their journey to Molori Safari. The duration of the road transfer from Johannesburg to Molori Safari is approximately three and a half hours.
Features
  • KIDS' BEDROOM
  • PRIVATE CHEF INCLUDED
Different rates for using
  • 1 bedroom

DAILY RENTAL STARTING AT

$2,150 $2,043/night

Rates vary according to seasonality. Contact us to discuss your holiday needs.

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Africa changes you forever, and to go on safari is to experience the greatest outdoor adventure holiday of them all. To live for a while in the sun and the wind, looking for lions on the boundless savannahs or watching the spectacle of the wildebeest migration is all you need for the lure of the wild to take hold.
Discerning travellers yet to go on a safari holiday should know it is possible to do so without sacrificing an ounce of comfort, staying in luxury safari camps and lodges whose facilities are the equal of any world-class city hotel, and whose romantic locations are second to none.
Even though these properties offer modern conveniences, such as spa and gym facilities, the surrounding environment is what makes these accommodations so unique. You’ll be closer to the action — so close that at times you’ll have to be escorted through the bush to your suite.
Planning a safari trip can be a daunting task.
ZEKKEI offers a wide range of luxury African safari options. We want to help you ensure that your experience is unforgettable. Choose from one of our luxury lodges at well-known rest camps. We specialize in lavish and indulgent getaways and provide once-in-a-lifetime fully guided safaris.
Booking with us is easy, hassle-free and safe, with best rates guaranteed, and we are with you every step along the way. If the camp of your choice is already booked, our team is happy to suggest equivalent alternatives and take care of the details. You can expect your vacation to be personalized to suit your tastes.
Private, insured, direct airport transfers to and from the camp can be arranged. Once on site, your resident staff will ensure the camp is kept clean and tidy. Your butler is available to cater to guests’ specific needs and can help organize activities.
Staying with us
  • Travel concierge: We listen to help you plan
  • For big villas and chalets, special rates for smaller groups (reduced occupancy)
  • Limited time deals, exclusive perks
  • The best rates, guaranteed
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