6 Night Best of Madikwe & Timbavati Safari

1 Free night ! Stay for 6 Nights  / Only pay for 5 

Treat yourself to the ultimate 6 Night South African Luxury Safari Duo at two sensational 5-star Lodges situated in the renowned Madikwe Game Reserve and Timbavati Private Nature Reserve.

Revel in the warmth of gracious hospitality, relax and soak up the tranquillity of the African bush and indulge in pampering treatments, delight in exceptional cuisine and savour spectacular sunsets.

Explore the endless fascination of Africa’s wildlife in open, state-of-the-art game viewing vehicles. Whether it is a leopard on the hunt, lions roaring at twilight, hippo wallowing in the river, or a crocodile basking on a sandy beach; each viewing will enthral


  • Exciting ‘Big-5’ Encounters & Exceptional Experiences
  • Exclusive Bush Lodges in Superb Locations
  • Luxurious Accommodation
  • World-class Facilities & Amenities
  • Outstanding Bush Hospitality
  • Luxury Open Vehicles with Expert Rangers & Guides
  • Intimate & Personal
  • Romantic Private Dining
  • The Ultimate Wedding & Honeymoon Package

Day 1:    Madikwe Safari adventure begins

Departure on a Federal Air flight from Johannesburg to the Malaria Free Madikwe Game Reserve

NOTE  – Luggage limit on Federal Air flights of  20 kg’s per person in soft sided / topped luggage 

On arrival at the Madikwe Airstrip , you will be met  by a ranger in an open-air game drive vehicle for a 30-35 minute transfer to the luxury Madikwe Hills Lodge or Tuningi Safari Lodge , where you will be spending the following three nights

Your Luxurious Safari begins with three nights of bushveld bliss in a 75 000 hectare malaria- free Big-5 game reserve on the border of Botswana. In Madikwe Game Reserve relish in the endless views of African bush where the plains teem with game and a world of intrigue, you can delight in sightings of the rare Wild Dog, glorious gourmet meals and thirst quenching cocktails

Enjoy your late afternoon Game Drive in open safari vehicles to search for the Big Five, returning to your lodge for dinner

Overnight: Madikwe Hills in a luxury Suite  – Fully inclusive of Luxury accommodation. Two game drives per day. Three meals daily. Tea / Coffee. A wide selection of local beverages, house wines and spirits. High tea canapes & snacks. Selection of Fruit Juices. Laundry service

OR  Tuningi Safari Lodge in a luxury Suite  – Fully inclusive of Luxury accommodation, three meals daily, game drive drinks (non-premium beverages only: local beers & spirits, soft drinks, and house wines), tea/coffee, two game drives daily and children’s program.

Day 2 & 3   Madikwe Safari


Where its Majestic Beauty waits to Enchant You…

Traversing over 75 000 hectares, Madikwe Private Game Reserve is where the plains still team with game and the acacia savannah symbolizes a paragon of beauty.

The malaria-free Madikwe Reserve is home not only to the Big 5 of Africa, but also to a wealth of other fascinating creatures, including the rare Wild Dog. Our team at Madikwe Hills looks forward to showing you Africa’s wonderful wildlife, and to fulfilling your every wish. Wildlife can be viewed on game drives, walking safaris, and from the privacy of your suite deck.

Bush Breakfasts and Boma Dinner

As guests complete their evening game drive, they will be enticed by the essence of a burning fire, to arrive to a hurricane lit “dining room” in the bush.

With the finest in cuisine and service excellence, guests will enjoy an unforgettable feast under starlit African skies.

Wildlife Photography

Those with a passion for wildlife photography will be able to get various tips from their ranger on taking the perfect safari picture, while on their game drive. Our rangers are avid fans of photography, many of them having entered renowned international and local competitions with great results. Our ranger s will be happy to assist in any way they can.

Game Drives & Bush Walks

An Exceptional Safari Experience in the Madikwe Game Reserve

Explore the wonders of the African bush in state of the art open game vehicles with bucket seats and fold-down armrests ensuring your optimum safety and comfort.

Knowledgeable and professional rangers conduct early morning and late afternoon, or evening, game drives in search of Africa’s big game and smaller wildlife.

On Morning Game drives, should you be feeling energetic, you may choose to experience an up close and personal glimpse of the African bush on foot with a gentle bush walk through the bush back to the Lodge. This experience provides exceptional close encounters with the smaller inhabitants of this wilderness.

Day 4:   Madikwe – Timbavati Kruger National Park

Enjoy your last early morning game drive in the Madikwe Game Reserve, followed by breakfast

Federal Air flight back to Johannesburg

Enjoy the services available at the Federal Air VIP lounge, whilst you wait for your next flight.  You will be met by a Federal Air representative and escourted onto your connecting flight to the Kruger National Park and Kings Camp

The Timbavati is the largest private game reserve bordering the Kruger National Park.

There are no fences between the Kruger National Park and The Timbavati Private Game Reserve  – and as the animals roam freely – the game viewing is superb.

The Timbavati Private Game Reserve is less populated with Private Game Lodges, making this area quite unique and special.

Enjoy a late afternoon Game Drive in open Safari vehicle with an experienced ranger in search of the Big Five , returning for a hearty dinner in the evening.

Overnight:  Kings Camp  –  Luxury Suite – Fully inclusive of  Luxury accommodation. Three meals daily. Tea & Coffee. Two game drives per day. Optional walking safaris. All beverages excluding premium brands, wines from our wine cellar. & champagne.

Day 5 & 6:  Timbavati Safari


 Game Drives

Your knowledgeable and professional ranger conducts early morning and late afternoon/evening game drives, in search of Africa’s big game. State-of-the-art game drive vehicles, specifically designed for Leopard Hills, have individual bucket seats with fold down armrests, ensuring your optimum safety and comfort. Leopard Hills prides itself with the best rangers in the business, and they offer a safari experience like no other, from sightings of big game in their natural surroundings, to the smaller flora and fauna, which make this piece of ‘paradise’ a place we are privileged to call home.

Walking Safaris

Walks through the bush take place just after breakfast, on request, and is the best way of experiencing the ‘finer’ aspects of the bushveld. Your knowledgeable ranger will guide you through the fauna and flora of the Sabi Sand Reserve, pointing out insects, grasses, trees, and smaller species that are all an integral part of the greater Kruger National Park ecosystem.

Wildlife Photography

Those with a passion for wildlife photography will be able to get various tips from their ranger on taking the perfect picture, while on their game drive or walking safari. The rangers are avid fans of photography, many of them having entered renowned international and local competitions with great results. Please do not hesitate to ask your ranger for assistance in this regard.

Bush Dinners

On warm nights in summer, guests may be treated to a three-course meal in the heart of the bushveld. As guests complete their evening game drive, they will be enticed by the essence of a burning fire, to arrive to a hurricane lit ‘dining room’ in the bush. With the finest in cuisine and service excellence, guests will enjoy an unforgettable feast under African starlit skies.

Cultural Tours  ( additional cost )

For those with a passion for Africa and an interest in its diverse and spontaneous culture, tours are offered into the local village, where guests will have the opportunity of embarking on a journey of invaluable knowledge and information on South Africa, its people and their way of life. For more information and tour rates, please speak to the lodge on your arrival.


The lodge is built on a hill overlooking a natural waterhole and the perennial Sand River is a sanctuary for many bird species and host to wallowing Hippo’s and basking Crocodiles as it gently flows to the heartbeat of Africa not far from camp. From this Hilltop Sanctuary, if you listen carefully somewhere in the distance you may be lucky enough to hear the roar of a Lion, companionless in his courage, friendless in his magnificence, or witness the reality of life and death in its fullness, as your eyes gaze into a marula tree, only to fall upon the elusive Leopard devouring the most graceful of all Antelope, the Impala. Or perhaps you stumble upon the Dung-beetle during a walking safari and pay homage to the courage and strength of this little creature, which has throughout time, competed with the charaxes, whom have always gained favour for their beauty.

Day 7:  Safari adventure ends

Enjoy your last early morning game drive, followed by breakfast

Federal Air flight from Timbavati back to Johannesburg

End of services

Why not add on a few nights in the beautiful Mother City of Cape Town 


Package is valid:  06 Jan  – 31 May  2021 &  01 Nov  – 20 Dec  2021

Madikwe Hills  & Kings Camp Combination

ZAR  95,000 per adult sharing

Tuningi Safari Lodge & Kings Camp Combination

ZAR 85,000 per adult sharing

Single Transport  ( Air & Road ) applicable if travelling alone 

Terms & Conditions Apply.

• Package rates are non-combinable with existing special offers at the Lodges.
• An additional surcharge applies should the routing be amended.
• Flight rates and schedules, and accommodation rates are subject to change without prior notice.
• Flight rates include combined fuel levies and departure tax.

Drones are STRICTLY PROHIBITED in the Game Reserves, failure to comply with this rule
will result in a heavy fine or arrest by reserve management.

• 3 Nights at Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge OR Tuningi Safari Lodge – Madikwe Game Reserve: Fully inclusive of all meals, selected drinks and game activities
• 3 Nights at Kings Camp Private Game Reserve – Timbavati Private Nature Reserve; Fully inclusive of all meals, selected drinks and game activities
• Airfare O.R. Tambo (Johannesburg) – Madikwe – O.R. Tambo (Johannesburg).
• Airfare O.R. Tambo (Johannesburg) – Kings Camp – O.R. Tambo (Johannesburg).

• Flights and transfers not listed.
• Conservation levies and park entry fees.
• Cellar wines, premium brand spirits, champagne, cognacs, cigars and cigarettes.
• Telephone calls, curios shop purchases, transfers, gratuities, additional activities, wellness treatments and laundry.

There are no set departure dates for this package. 

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