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Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge

Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge

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  • - Lodge type; Safari Lodge
  • - Location; Madikwe Game Reserve
  • - Lodge size; 8 suites
  • - Recommended stay; 2-5 nights
Madikwe Game Reserve is one of the few malaria-free reserves in southern Africa. Located in South Africa along the Botswana border and 20 kilometres from Gaborone, the Reserve lies within a transition region between lowveld bushveld and the Kalahari thornveld. As a result, the region is host to an incredible diversity of species from both ecosystems. Geographically the region has enormous volcanic intrusions known as Inselbergs, which are prominent throughout the reserve and create a spectacular backdrop.

Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge is the first wholly-owned, Community-based Safari Lodge to be developed in South Africa. The concept is unique in South Africa as the community owns the development, with substantial benefits accruing back to the community itself.

The Buffalo Ridge is situated on the Tweedepoort Ridge overlooking the plains and inselbergs of the western section of Madikwe Game Reserve, which is one of the few malaria-free reserves in Southern Africa and is host to an incredible diversity of species.

The main lodge is spectacularly located on two tiers of the ridge, accessed via a wooden bridge that crosses a ravine surrounded by rock figs. Each of the living areas has its own character, mood and style providing guests with a choice of breathtaking views and tranquil spaces.

Rooms & Suites:

The lodge has 8 suites, each with its own viewing deck, decorated in natural hues 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.

Food & Wine:

The dining room at Buffalo Ridge serves delicious local cuisine.

Activities:

Madikwe Game Reserve is home to a tremendous diversity of fauna and flora, including both the black and white rhino, buffalo, elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dog. The lodge is a superb open vehicle safari destination where guests are accompanied by well-trained and informative rangers who are able to interpret the many encounters whilst on safari.

While staying here at Buffalo Ridge, take in the opportunity to visit the Lekgophung community; where clients may be given a chance to meet the Kgosi (chief) and learn about the ethnic heritage, cultures and ancestral history of the local people. A tour of the Legkophung community may include a visit to the tannery and a chance to purchase the leather products that are available as well as a visit to the traditional kraal. The atmosphere in the community is welcoming and enthusiastic and it really is a wonderful experience.


  • Rates from: R 3185.00
  • Per person per night sharing
  • Rates are in South African Rands
  • *Rates may vary according to season
  • Flights (return);
  • UK - RSA; from £ 611
  • USA - RSA; from $ 1390
  • EUR - RSA; from € 495
  • Subject to availability & T&C's


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  • Madikwe Wilddog Photos

  • Madikwe Wilddog Photos
  • To be honest, going on a game driving and getting the chance to see African Wilddogs is not a everyday occurrence, in fact this a rare experience no matter where you are. This is where the Madikwe comes into play, although it is never a guarantee that one will see them, Madikwe does offer one of the better chances.
  • Madikwe Wildlife Photos

  • Madikwe Wildlife Photos
  • All photos and pictures have been taken from a safari vehicle whilst staying at numerous lodges within the game Reserve itself. The Madikwe is truely a wildlife destination that can compete with the very best that Southern Africa has to offer and to top it all off the Reserve is "family Friendly" and "Malaria Free".
  • Madikwe Scenery Photos

  • Madikwe Scenery Photos
  • Over the course of the last few years we have had to opportunity to visit this amazing game reserve in the North west region of South Africa. One of the many striking features of the Madikwe Reserve are her vistas (other than of course her birdlife and wildlife), different to anything else that South Africa has to offer.
  • Madikwe Bird Photos

  • Madikwe Bird Photos
  • If there is one thing that the Madikwe Game Reserve has plenty of, and that is birds. As many as 360 species of these little fellows have been spotted in the Game Reserve to date, and that is a number that is spectacular no matter how you look at it. Looking for birds, then seriously consider the Madikwe.
  • Madikwe Elephant Photos

  • Madikwe Elephant Photos
  • The African Elephants stands as a proud member of Afric's "Big 5" and in the Madikwe Game Reserve there is no shortage of these incredible animals. With a population of over 900 counted in the last census the Madikwe is the destination for those who are in the need to photograph these highly intelligent mammals.