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Luxury Accommodation in North West


Bordering the Kalahari Desert to the west, rimmed by the mighty Vaal River in the South and extending to the craggy, scenic hills of the Magaliesberg in the northeast, the North West Province is a treasure trove for travellers. Spot the Big Five in the malaria-free Madikwe and Pilansberg Game reserves – two of the few places where springbok...

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Jaci's Safari Lodge and Jaci's Tree Lodge

Madikwe Game Reserve
Jaci's Tree Lodge - 8 "Tree House" cabins / Jaci's Safari Lodge - 8 Tented suites & 2 Private family suites
PPS from R 5,795
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Wildlife photographers are in luck because there's now a water-level hide at Jaci's Lodges where photographic visions can come to life.

Jaci’s Lodges offer a fabulous...


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Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge

Madikwe Game Reserve
8 Chalets
PPS from R 4,550
Includes All Meals and activities

A wooden bridge spanning a ravine leads to Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge, set in a prime position in the west of the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve overlooking the sweeping...


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The Bush House

Madikwe Game Reserve
6 Bedrooms
PPS from R 3,750
Includes Fully inclusive

The Bush House is your home away from home. A place to kick off your shoes and unwind in Big Five country, just less than four hours drive from Johannesburg. Set in the...


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Tuningi Safari Lodge

Madikwe Game Reserve
4 Superior Chalets and 2 Presidential/Family Suites
PPS from R 5,500

Tuningi Safari Lodge is set in the heart of the world-renowned Madikwe Game Reserve, a 75 000-hectare malaria-free Big Five game reserve bordering Botswana. Understated...


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Motswiri Private Safari Lodge

Madikwe Game Reserve
5 Bush Villas, 1 Family Bush Villa
PPS from R 4,600

Motswiri Private Safari Lodge is set in the heart of the world renowned Madikwe Game Reserve, a 76 500 hectare malaria-free Big Five game reserve bordering Botswana. Relaxed...


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Makanyane Safari Lodge

Madikwe Game Reserve
8 Suites

Makanyane Safari Lodge is a luxurious lodge hidden in lush riverside forest within the 75 000ha malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve. Home to lion, leopard, elephant, black...


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Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge

Madikwe Game Reserve
10 Suites
PPS from R 8,100
Includes Fully inclusive

Overlooking the endless bushveld of the Big Five Madikwe Game Reserve is Madikwe Hills. Set on a hill among huge boulders and age-old Tamboti trees are eleven glassfronted...


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Tau Game Lodge

Madikwe Game Reserve
30 thatch chalets
PPS from R 2,950

Tau Game Lodge is situated in the 75 000ha, malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve. The 30 air-conditioned, thatched chalets, each with private verandah, overlook the waterhole...


Sun City
Located only two hours from Johannesburg, Sun City is...

Pilanesberg National Park
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North West Province travel guide

Bordering the Kalahari Desert to the west, rimmed by the mighty Vaal River in the South and extending to the craggy, scenic hills of the Magaliesberg in the northeast, the North West Province is a treasure trove for travellers. Spot the Big Five in the malaria-free Madikwe and Pilansberg Game reserves – two of the few places where springbok and impala are found naturally together where the Kalahari meets the Highveld.  Madikwe is home great safari and game lodges including Thakadu, Tuningi, The Bush House and Buffalo Ridge.

Amble along the banks of The Groot Marico discovering the quirky characters of this artistic community, as epitomised in the writings of Herman Charles Bosman featuring his famous character Herman Charles Bosman. Sun City’s Lost City Golf Course is a golfer’s paradise, famous for the Million Dollar Golf Challenge. 

Dust off the Boer War history books and rediscover the remarkable story of the Siege of Mafikeng.  It was in Mafikeng that Colonel Baden-Powell (who later founded the international Scouting movement) and his British troops held out against the Boer forces that encircled the town in 1899. The siege lasted for a remarkable 217 days until British reinforcements eventually arrived to relieve Mafikeng - a significant British victory and a bitter defeat for the Boers. Sol Plaatje (who later co-founded the Native National Congress which was to become the ANC) wrote his notable “The Boer War Diary of Sol T Plaatje: an African at Mafikeng” during the siege.  The diary was only discovered after his death, but gives a fascinating account of life during the siege - worth a read if you can find a rare copy which is now called "Mafikeng Diary."  

Beneath the scattered trees and grasslands of the North West Province lie some of the worlds richest platinum reserves for which the province is affectionately nicknamed “The Platinum Province.” Aside from its immense mineral wealth, sheep, cattle, maize and tourists are farmed! Being a mere 2 hours’ drive from Johannesburg, and boasting a hot, dry climate – sunscreen year round – means that the North West is a popular destination. Book ahead to ensure that you get your slice of sunshine!

Summer temperatures are between 22 and 34 degrees Celsius and winter averages about 16 degrees, although nights are often chilly so don’t forget the winter woolies. Summer is characterised by brief, dramatic, late afternoon thundershowers.

Use our North West Province accommodation listings to plan an unforgettable sojourn to this sunny province.

 

(Image: Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge)