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Kopano Lodge

8 guests · 4 bedrooms · 4 baths
Stone, mud, and thatch make for safari-chic surrounds at this villa nestled into the savannah of South Africa’s Madikwe Game Reserve. Each of its 4 bedroom suites has a private deck, plunge pool, and alfresco shower, so you can spot wildlife while having a soak or a spritzer. Your adventure begins with a 45-minute flight from Johannesburg or about a 5-hour drive to the reserve. 
Set off at sunrise on the first of 2 daily game drives included in your stay. Not only will the accredited field guides help you tick off the Big 5, they’ll point out wild dogs and the 60 other mammal species that inhabit the malaria-free reserve. Refreshments are included on the drives, as are chef-prepared meals once you return to the lodge.
Adults can spend days getting close to the landscape on guided bush walks or learning about local fauna in wildlife lectures, while kids can go on their own bush drives and join special children’s activities such as insect investigations, scavenger hunts, and cookie baking. Finish the day with a family marshmallow roast in the boma or a stargazing session with the reserve’s guides.
Round out your stay by booking a treat like an in-villa facial or massage. For a once-in-a-lifetime activity, guests aged over 18 can book the rhino conservation experience, in which you’ll follow—and even assist—a veterinarian from the reserve’s counter-poaching unit as they notch a rhino’s ear and take DNA samples for the national database.
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BEDROOM & BATHROOM
  • Bedroom 1: King size bed (can be converted to 2 twins), Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone rain shower & bathtub, Alfresco shower, Dual vanity, Safe, Ceiling fan, Fireplace, Lounge area, Mini bar, Plunge pool, Viewing deck, Outdoor furniture, Savanna view
  • Bedroom 2: King size bed (can be converted to 2 twins), Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone rain shower & bathtub, Alfresco shower, Dual vanity, Safe, Ceiling fan, Fireplace, Lounge area, Mini bar, Plunge pool, Viewing deck, Outdoor furniture, Savanna view
  • Bedroom 3: King size bed (can be converted to 2 twins), Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone rain shower & bathtub, Alfresco shower, Dual vanity, Safe, Ceiling fan, Fireplace, Lounge area, Mini bar, Plunge pool, Viewing deck, Outdoor furniture, Savanna view
  • Bedroom 4: King size bed (can be converted to 2 twins), Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone rain shower & bathtub, Alfresco shower, Dual vanity, Safe, Ceiling fan, Fireplace, Lounge area, Mini bar, Plunge pool, Viewing deck, Outdoor furniture, Savanna view
SHARED ACCESS TO AMENITIES AT MAIN LODGE
Indoor:
  • Full equipped kitchen
  • Dining area with seating for 8
  • Bar
  • Lounge
  • Fireplace
  • Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
Outdoor:
  • Swimming pool - heating included
  • Fire pit
  • Boma
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Alfresco dining area with seating for 8
STAFF & SERVICES
Included:
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Daily turn-down service
  • Chef service - all meals included
  • Inclusive drinks and selected snacks - all soft drinks, and selection of beers, spirits and house wines
  • Bush walks
  • 2 game drives daily with FGASA-accredited field guide and tracker
  • Game drive refreshments and snacks
  • The Mack & Madi Kids’ Adventure Safari Club
Extra Cost (advance notice may be required):
  • Rhino conservation experience
  • In-room spa treatments
  • Private open safari vehicle
  • Gratuities
  • Laundry service
  • Activities and excursions
  • Airport transfers
LOCATION
Points of Interest:
  • Located within Madikwe Game Reserve
  • 380 km to Johannesburg
Airport
  • 40 minute drive from Madikwe Eastern Airstrip
  • 381 km to O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB)
Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom
Ensuite bathroom, King bed
Bedroom 2
Ensuite bathroom, King bed
Bedroom 3
Ensuite bathroom, King bed
Bedroom 4
Ensuite bathroom, King bed

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Amenities
Outdoor
Plunge pool
Lounge chairs
Fire pit
Indoor
Dining area
Essentials
Lounge area
Indoor fireplace
Wifi
Air conditioning
Outdoor seating
Mountain view
Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
Airport
Madikwe Eastern Airstrip
43 min(s) drive
O.R. Tambo International Airport
285 min(s) drive
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