About Madi-Madi | Virtual Tour

Once in a lifetime you find a special place suspended in time, hidden in a secluded valley in one of the most ancient and remote corners of the world. Madi-Madi Karoo Safari Lodge.
Madi, the Venda name for water, is situated just off the famous Route 62 (R62) in the forgotten secluded valley in the Little Karoo, one of the most bio diverse regions of South Africa and nestles between the Swartberg Mountains and the mighty Outeniqua mountains just outside Oudtshoorn.

The Karoo game reserve offers guests an experience of ultimate luxury accommodation in the karoo, personalized service, exquisite nature and wildlife including, Cape Buffalo, Giraffe, Wildebeest, Zebra, Eland, Springbok and over 200 bird species.  We also offer Bush Drives (game drives), Horseback Safaris, Briding, Nature Walks, Sun-set rivercruises, Stargazing evenings and much more.

Madi-Madi Karoo Safari Lodge is a privately owned game and nature reserve in the wilderness of stillness with breath-taking beauty and timeless allure. It offers 13km of river frontage along the Kammanassie River, named by the Khoisan people and meaning 'mountain of water'. The area enjoys year-round rainfall and every spring, Mother Nature parades her exquisite beauty with a miracle when the fynbos scrubs vegetation bursts into colourful bloom. The water levels of the Kammanassie River does change depending on the time of the year and the amount of rainfail  the area enjoys.  A little more than an hour away from this Karoo Lodge, are attractions such as the culture-rich town of Oudtshoorn, Swartberg Mountain Nature Reserve, Cango Caves, Ostrich Farms, Cango Wildlife Range and the Gamkaskloof Valley (also known as “Die Hell”).

Madi-Madi was originally developed as a private holiday getaway in 2010 by Lood Bester and his partner. Arnold Neethling, owner of Botlierskop Private Game Reserve, joined forces with Lood Bester in 2013 and they decided to share this unique game and nature reserve experience with superb Karoo accommodation with the rest of the world.
 

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Helpful Travelling Distances

From to Madi-Madi

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Duration

Km

George Airport Outeniqua Pass 1hr 20 min 103 km
Oudtshoorn N12 1hr 15 min 64 km
Mossel Bay Robertson Pass 2hr 00 min 128 km
Botlierskop PGR Robertson Pass 2hr 00 min 128 km
Beaufort West N12 2hr 30 min 184 km
Port Elizabeth Route 62 5hr 00 min 360 km
Cape Town Route 62 6hr 15 min 474 km
Transfers
  • Shuttle service available on request from Botlierskop at an additional cost. Approximate travel duration: 2hrs to Madi Madi
  • Helicopter transfer available on request from Botlierskop at an additional cost. Approximate travel duration: 15minutes to Madi Madi


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Terms & Conditions

Children Policy
  • This policy applies to all persons from 6 up to and including 12 years old
  • Persons from 13 years and older are considered adults and will therefore require their own room/suite at the applicable rates
  • We except children 6 and older only
  • Executive and Superior cottages does have a loft with two beds for children only
  • Child rates are:
    • applicable whether children share a room with or without adults
    • inclusive of meals, tea, coffee, water, activities (age dependant) and the "Kids on Safari" programme
  • 6 - 12 Years old
    • are accommodated at 50% (half) of the adult sharing rate
    • may share with adults, depending on the availability of rooms
    • are permitted on game drives
  • Child minding service is available on request and can be arranged at an additional cost
Travel Information
  • Insurance
    • We highly recommend that travel insurance is taken out
  • Travel Duration
    • Please see duration and travel times for your convenience on the map
Check in / Check out and driving times
    • Guest arrival time is at 13:00 at the latest
    • Lunch at 13:00
    • Check in at 14:00
    • Game drive departure at 15:00
    • Check out 11:00
    • To help you plan better - driving time from Oudtshoorn is about 1 hour 15 mins and from De Rest 1 hour
Payment
    • 50% Deposit will be required within 14 days of reservation being made
    • Balance will be required 30 days prior to arrival
    • Full pre-payment will be required at time of booking for reservations made within 30 days of arrival
Cancellations
  • Peak Season (24 December - 10 January)
    • Only written cancellations will be accepted; please ensure you receive an acknowledgement of cancellation from reservations
    • 50% of fee if cancellation is less than 60 days prior to arrival
    • 100% of fee if cancellation is less than 30 days prior to arrival
General
  • Only written cancellations will be accepted; please ensure you receive an acknowledgement from reservations
  • 50% of fee if cancellation is less than 30 days prior to arrival
  • 100% of fee if cancellation is less than 15 days prior to arrival
What to take
  • Madi-Madi is a Malaria free reserve so no tablets needed
  • Always good to bring a warm jacket when going on a game drive
  • Closed shoes when doing a bush walk or horseback safari is advised