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Madikwe River Lodge

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2 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
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Minibar, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace

Overview of Madikwe River Lodge

Madikwe River Lodge

3 out of 5

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationDerdepoort Gate14 min drive
  • Popular LocationTshukudu Dam20 min drive
  • Popular LocationWonderboom Gate76 min drive

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About this area

Ramotshere Moiloa

Located in Ramotshere Moiloa, Madikwe River Lodge is in a provincial park and on a river. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Madikwe Game Reserve and Derdepoort Gate.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Derdepoort Gate - 14 min drive
  • Tshukudu Dam - 20 min drive
  • Kopfontein Border Post - 74 min drive
  • Wonderboom Gate - 76 min drive
  • National Botanical Garden - 93 min drive


  • Retaurant — 1 min walk

About this property

Madikwe River Lodge

3-star Riverside lodge, walk to Madikwe Game Reserve
2 outdoor pools, a restaurant and a bar/lounge are available at this lodge. Free full breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a coffee shop/café, coffee/tea in a common area and dry cleaning. All 16 rooms provide conveniences such as dining areas and sitting areas, plus fridges and minibars. Separate baths and showers, coffee makers and ceiling fans are among the other amenities available to guests. Limited housekeeping is available.
Madikwe River Lodge offers 16 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with minibars and a safe. This accommodation offers separate dining areas. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges and coffee/tea makers.

Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a limited basis. Amenities available on request include an iron/ironing board.

2 outdoor swimming pools are on site.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees 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 or hotter

Social distancing

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

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser 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.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Height restrictions apply for on-site parking

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily 8:30 AM–10:00 AM
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Ecotours

Family friendly

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Free supervised childcare/activities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Fridge
  • Separate dining area


  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Lockers available
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Outdoor furniture
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Communal living room
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Fireplace in reception
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Free cots/infant beds


  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Separate bathtub and shower

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Dining room
  • Minibar
  • Fridge

Outdoor space

  • Deck or patio


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Separate sitting area
  • Turndown service

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Check-in from 2 PM - 6:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 6:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types at the property

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Airport shuttle transfer per adult: ZAR 110.00 (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle transfer per child: ZAR 110.00 (one-way), (from 12 to 18 years old)
  • Additional fees: ZAR 50 per person, per night for adults and ZAR 20 per person, per night for children

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
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
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
This hotel is on the Madikwe Game Reserve. The additional mandatory fee covers entrance to the reserve.

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property
Parking height restrictions apply
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

National rating

Quality graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organisation.

Property is 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

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Rating 5 - Excellent. 11 out of 23 reviews
5 - Excellent 48%
Rating 4 - Good. 8 out of 23 reviews
4 - Good 35%
Rating 3 - Okay. 3 out of 23 reviews
3 - Okay 13%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 23 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 23 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Liked: Staff & service, room comfort
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
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.
Stayed 4 nights in Apr 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very friendly staff and great location to share with family and friends.
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great guide in Charles. Rooms and lidge are a bit tired. Staff wonderful. Very good value.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2018

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort
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..
Stayed 7 nights in Apr 2018