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Madikwe River Lodge

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2 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Gift shop
Family Room | Minibar, in-room safe, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board
Breakfast, lunch and dinner served
Separate tub and shower, hair dryer, towels

Overview of Madikwe River Lodge

Madikwe River Lodge

3.0 star property
Riverfront lodge in Ramotshere Moiloa with 2 outdoor pools and restaurant
8,6 out of 10 Fabulous
8,6/10 Fabulous

23 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
Madikwe Game Reserve R24, Derdepooort, Ramotshere Moiloa, Limpopo, 2876
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Lobby fireplace
  • Communal living room
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Gift shops/newsstands
  • Wedding services
  • Luggage storage
Feel at home
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Separate sitting area
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

About this property

Madikwe River Lodge

Enjoy your visit to Ramotshere Moiloa with a stay at Madikwe River Lodge. Guests can take a dip in one of 2 outdoor pools or grab a bite to eat at Retaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The pool and spacious guestrooms get good marks from fellow travelers.


All-inclusive room rates at Madikwe River Lodge are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 16 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 6:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning 8:30 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

What to do

  • Ecotours


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • Communal living room
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Lockers available

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Deck or patio
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Retaurant - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Additional fees: ZAR 50 per person, per night for adults and ZAR 20 per person, per night for children


  • Parking height restrictions apply

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
This property does not have elevators.
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ+ friendly).
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.
This hotel is on the Madikwe Game Reserve. The additional mandatory fee covers entrance to the reserve.

Also known as

Madikwe River Lodge Three Cities
River Lodge Madikwe
Three Cities Madikwe River
Madikwe River Lodge Ramotshere Moiloa
Madikwe River Hotel Madikwe Game Reserve
Three Cities River Lodge
Three Cities River
Madikwe River Ramotshere Moiloa
Madikwe River Hotel Game Reserve
Makwe River Ramotshere Moiloa
Madikwe River Lodge Lodge
Madikwe River Lodge Ramotshere Moiloa
Madikwe River Lodge Lodge Ramotshere Moiloa

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Madikwe River Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
How much does it cost to stay at Madikwe River Lodge?
As of 06 June 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Madikwe River Lodge on 26 June 2023 start from R8 789, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is there a pool at Madikwe River Lodge?
Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools.
Are pets allowed at Madikwe River Lodge?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Madikwe River Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Madikwe River Lodge?
You can check in from 2 PM - 5:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
What is there to do at Madikwe River Lodge and nearby?
Onsite recreation at Madikwe River Lodge includes ecotours. Madikwe River Lodge also has 2 outdoor pools.
Are there restaurants at or near Madikwe River Lodge?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Retaurant.
Does Madikwe River Lodge have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a deck or patio.
What's the area around Madikwe River Lodge like?
Madikwe River Lodge is located by the river, a short 1-minute walk from Madikwe Game Reserve.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities


8/10 Very good

George, 3-night business trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Service was excellent and the Safari tour very enjoyable as we managed to see the big five. Takura the ranger and driver knew everything about the animals and where to drive to see the animals. The rock pool was great to swim and relax in the middle of the day and the Bush breakfast was awesome. Rooms were spacious, clean, modern and with views of the river. Would highly recommend.
4-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very friendly staff and great location to share with family and friends.
3-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Great guide in Charles. Rooms and lidge are a bit tired. Staff wonderful. Very good value.
2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Nice lodge but 1bot.of 1.5 lit. for my1wk stayed
Nice lodges to stay in a couple of days only not a week coz the food was the same but delicious. Also they supply one bottle 1.5 lit of water for my whole one week stayed in my room just good for checkin only. Thanks god I brought my own water from hazy view grocery.. staff not too much friendly. The dinning room always late on time to serve my food. If you ask some questions about the food they won’t comeback to answer my inquiry..
7-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Great Location - But Something Lacking
I've stayed at Madikwe River Lodge a few times before and visited Madikwe Game Reserve several times, staying at other lodges. I feel that things at Madikwe River Lodge are slipping a bit. It is looking a little tired (the rooms and main building) although nothing drastic. But what struck me was that they seem to be watching their costs closely. You now have to select your meals in advance. Nothing too wrong with that, but when they take this to the extreme and ask you to select the drink you want on your evening game drive at breakfast it's a bit much! Come on guys, do I really want to be thinking about whether I'd like a G&T or a beer later in the day when I'm having breakfast?! Just bring a cold box along with a selection of drinks then your guests can choose what they want at the time. That's what other lodges do, and what you used to do! Seeing my sole G&T lifted out of the cool box and served to me seemed extremely tight. On departure I asked for a bottle of water for my journey. However this was not given to me (remember I'd just spent £500 over two nights!), the bill was re-adjusted to add another £1 to it. This is the hospitality sector! Would I return? Of course I would. I enjoyed my stay, Madikwe River Lodge is a great place, and the staff were very pleasant. However, this place could be so much better. I suggest the management take a long hard look at what they are doing right now and start to think about hospitality rather than the bottom line all the time.
Kevin, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Luxury bush break
Excellent location. Obliging staff. Good food. Staff from the General Manager to the cleaning staff made out of their way to make our stay comfortable. Fortune the game ranger was not only very knowledgable about the sightings but went out of his way to accommodate us.
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Enjoyed our stay. Seemed expensive but price included 2 game drives all meals snacks and refreshments
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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