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May 29, 2012

Madikela Private Game Reserve

The Madikela Game Reserve is situated amidst the Waterberg mountains, a mere 2 hours drive from Pretoria. In this Malaria free wilderness, one can experience the wonders of the Waterberg, with amazing rocky outcrops, which are an unique feature of this reserve.

MADIKELA (Place of the setting sun) is situated on a limestone plateau, which was formed millions of years ago. This limestone, which rests on a granite base has in time eroded, forming the most amazing rock formations. The Waterberg lends it to being the most comfortable bush climate in the Limpopo Province.


A) Chalets

1 Bedroom Chalet has a full en-suite bathroom, TV, heated Jacuzzi/splash pool, thatched viewing deck and enclosed braai boma.

2 Bedroom Chalets have shower, basin and toilet,TV,Jacuzzi/splash pool,thatched viewing deck and enclosed braai boma.

Note: Only some of the Jacuzzis/splash pools are heated Bring your own decoder and Sim card for full DSTV viewing

B) Bush Camp

This camp consists of 4 thatched cabins, thatched bush kitchen, a large braai boma and ladies and men ablution facilities. The camp is close to the main garden and swimming pool. Each cabin has bunk beds and sleeps 9 each (36 total)


There is a large swimming pool in the garden area with an adjoining baby pool. There is also a large jungle gym, 18 hole putt-putt course and games room with a pool table to keep the children occupied.


There is a 60km scenic 4×4 – 4×2 trail. The trail runs along the entire Blokland River escarpment with spectacular views of the Blokland basin and vast Lapalala River wilderness.
There are escape routes along the way for those who have had enough. Optional activities on a neighbouring farm are horse riding and ‘Big Cat’ viewing. Fishing (bring your own gear) all at own cost.
This optional 4×4 trail is on the neighbouring farm, where one can view abundant game along the route. The use of this trail is at your own cost.



1 Bedroom chalet with full en suite bathroom, TV, braai boma with jacuzzi and thatched viewing deck.

R275 – R400 per person per night depending on season and length of stay.

Bush Camp:

The ladies and mens ablutions have hot showers, basins and flushing toilets. The camp sleeps a maximum of 36 persons. The camp has electricity and a chest fridge / freezer.

2 Bedroom family chalets with shower, basin, toilet, TV and enclosed braai boma with jacuzzi and thatched viewing deck.

R225 – R375 per person per night depending on season and number of persons sharing.

4X4 TRAIL R180 per vehicle


From the Pretoria, take the N1 to Polokwane. At the Kranskop toll take the extreme left toll gate to Modimolle (Nylstroom). Drive straight through Modimolle (Nylstroom) and on to Vaalwater (65kms).
At the first stop street in Vaalwater, turn right. You are now on the Melkrivier road (tarred all the way). Drive for 32kms to the Dorset – Sondagsloop cross road. At this cross road turn left and then immediately right. Travel along the gravel road for 2kms to our main entrance on the right. Come to reception.

The Waterberg enjoys world wide recognition and is approved by UNESCO – the United Nations Education, Science and Cultural Organisation – and has been proclaimed a Biosphere Reserve and is protected by law.


There is no land Claims on farm

1. Farm Size 135 Ha.
2. 6 Fully equipped chalets each with a game viewing deck Digital Satellite TV and hot water Jacuzzi/splash pool.
3. 1 Main 2 bedroom dwelling with en suit bathroom and reception
4. Snooker room/conference room
5. Large games room
6. Large Jungle gym
7. Large swimming pool + baby pool
8. Industrial kitchen
9. Game Fenced
10. Resort rights for 30 Chalets and 10 caravan sites
11. Application lodged to have the 30 chalet stands converted to 30 Full Title stands, Water, geological reports and EIA are all done.
12. 2 Boreholes (3,500 lts/hr)
13. Game: 6 – Kudu 14 – Wildebeest – 14 Zebra – 4 Giraffe – 15 Implala – 4 Blesbuck – 6 Duiker – 4 Klipspriger
Other roaming game: Leopard – Warthog – Bush Pig – Brown Hyena – Bat Earled Fox – Black Backed Jackal – Aardvark – Honey Badger – Banded Mongoose – Steen Buck – Bush Buck
14. Bush Camp consisting of 4 thatched/brick cabins sleeps 40.

When development application is approved, farm will be worth R8 – R13 million
Farm was value 2006 at R3,8 million, without later improvements

Asking price: R6 million


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