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Molori Safari Lodge

Molori Safari is situated deep within the Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa’s North West Province, bordering Botswana. The secluded lodge offers absolute privacy, while taking in breathtaking views of the Dwarsberg Mountains and the expansive Madikwe valley.

The malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, is one of South Africa’s prime safari destinations. At 75 000 hectares, Madikwe Game Reserve is South Africa’s fifth largest Big Five game reserve, but offers so much more than the big five. Madikwe is home to the Super Seven, which includes all Big Five species as well as cheetah and wild dog. The Reserve is also home to some 350 recorded bird species.

The land consists of open grasslands and bushveld plains with scattered rocky outcrops and single mountains, and offers ideal game viewing opportunities.

Location

Molori Safari is situated deep within the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa’s North West Province, bordering Botswana.  90 km north of Zeerust and just four hours’ drive from both Johannesburg and Pretoria, is now one of South Africa’s prime safari destinations.

 

Accommodation

Molori Safari comprises five unique open-air suites, thoughtfully distanced from one another to offer absolute privacy.

They include:

Two premier suites (Ngwedi and Lesedi)

One family premier suite (Sephiri)

Two presidential suites (Metsi and Molelo).

All suites have floor-to-ceiling retractable glass walls, opening onto a private deck and swimming pool. Additional features and amenities include: fireplace, minibar, Nespresso machine, spotter scope, wireless Internet, outdoor shower and air-conditioning. The presidential suites also feature a kitchen and dining area, a study, walk-in dressing room and guest bathroom.

Facilities

The Molori Safari main lodge comprises:
Four dining areas
Library
Large living room
Bar

The living room and bar areas open onto an outdoor deck featuring a hot spa bath and twin infinity pools.

A rim-flow chilled spa bath is also situated on the highest mountainside deck for optimal wildlife viewing.

Guests can unwind with a cocktail, a book or a cigar on Molori’s many relaxation decks, including the prized reading and star decks which also feature Dedon daybeds.

The main lodge library offers a large selection of popular books, and a well-equipped humidor with a fine selection of imported cigars (available at an extra cost).

Also available in the main lodge is satellite TV and DVD player.

Fact File

General information:

Molori Safari is situated within a malaria-free zone and is a child-friendly venue; children of all ages are welcome, but may be restricted to some activities.

Climate:

Madikwe has hot, wet summers and cool, sunny winters. Summer daytime temperatures average around 31°C (88°F) and winter daytime temperatures average around 22°C (72°F). The rainy season begins around October and runs through to April with heavy rainfall occurring between November and February. The dry season or winter months begin around May and run through to mid-September.

Activities:

Activities include game drives, wild dog tracking, bush walks, super seven by night, rhino tagging and stargazing. Wellness activities include spa treatments, a sauna and steam room, heated spa baths, plunge pools and private swimming pools. There is also a junior ranger programme for children, culinary classes and an array of dining experiences to choose from.

Getting there:

Private charter flights, through our own privately owned charter company, can be arranged from either Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport or Lanseria International Airport to Madikwe Game Reserve’s private airstrip.

Rates

Rates are quoted per person, per night in South African Rand (ZAR) and are subject to availability and change.

Rates are inclusive of : luxury accommodation, all meals, wines (excluding premium Molori Collection), spirits, seasonal juices, tea, coffee and soft-drinks, two game drives daily, bush walking, transfers to and from the Madikwe airstrip, in-room minibar with snacks and beverages customised to guest’s preference, stocked Nespresso machine, wireless internet, hand-finished laundry, state-of-the-art specifications throughout with air-conditioning, heating, open fires as well as under floor heating, use of fitness centre, sauna, steam room and spa chiller pool, one complimentary 30 minute spa treatment limited to one treatment per person per stay.

Rates are exclusive of : Game reserve entrance fees, Madikwe Game reserve conservation activities, flights to and from Molori Safari, telephone calls, Molori Premium wine collection, cigars, cigarettes, baby sitting charged per hour as staff remuneration, outside excursions such as golf, and curio shop items. All of these are available at a supplemental cost.

Child Rates

We welcome children of all ages. Parents or guardians are responsible for the safety of their own children.
Sephiri and Molelo Suites are well suited for families with children.
Age limit of seven years applies to game drives, but it is also at the discretion of the field guide who will make the final call.
Private vehicles are available on request prior to guest arrival and highly recommended for those travelling with children. 

Children aged 0-2 years will be accommodated free of charge
Children 3-15 years or age will be eligible to pay 40% of the adult rates when sharing with parents in our family suites (Sephiri Premier & Molelo Presidential)
Should children stay in a suite of their own, full adult rates will apply
Should children share with one adult in our one-bedroom suites, the applicable child rate will apply 

Lesedi Premier Suite

1-2 guests
 
Mid Season rates
15 January 2017 - 30 June 2017
1 September 2017 - 10 December 2017
ZAR 14,550.00 per person per night sharing 
ZAR 7,275.00 single supplement 

Peak season rates
1 July 2017 - 31 August 2017
11 December 2017 - 14 January 2018
ZAR 15,000.00 per person per night sharing
ZAR 7,500.00 single supplement

 

Ngwedi Premier Suite

Mid Season rates
15 January 2017 - 30 June 2017
1 September 2017 - 10 December 2017 
ZAR 14,550.00 per person per night sharing 
ZAR 7,275.00 single supplement 

Peak season rates
1 July 2017 - 31 August 2017
11 December 2017 - 14 January 2018
ZAR 15,000.00 per person per night sharing
ZAR 7,500.00 single supplement

 

Sephiri Family Premier Suite

1-4 guests

Mid Season rates
15 January 2017 - 30 June 2017
1 September 2017 - 10 December 2017
ZAR 14,550.00 per person per night sharing
ZAR 7,275.00 single supplement *additional couple occupying second bedroom - 75% of the per person sharing rate

Peak season rates
1 July 2017 - 31 August 2017
11 December 2017 - 14 January 2018
ZAR 15,000.00 per person per night sharing
ZAR 7,500.00 single supplement *additional couple occupying second bedroom - 75% of the per person sharing rate

 

Metsi Presidential Suite

1-2 guests

Mid Season rates
15 January 2017 - 30 June 2017
1 September 2017 - 10 December 2017
ZAR 29,500.000 per person per night sharing
ZAR 14'750.00 single supplement 

Peak season rates
1 July 2017 - 31 August 2017
11 December 2017 - 14 January 2018
ZAR 30,300.00 per person per night sharing
ZAR 15'150.00 single supplement

 

Molelo Presidential Suite

1-4 guests

Mid Season rates
15 January 2017 - 30 June 2017
1 September 2017 - 10 December 2017
ZAR 26,750.00 per person per night sharing
ZAR13,375.00 single supplement *additional couple occupying second bedroom - 75% of the per person sharing rate

Peak season rates
1 July 2017 - 31 August 2017
11 December 2017 - 14 January 2018
ZAR 27,450.00 per person per night sharing
ZAR 13,725.00 single supplement *additional couple occupying second bedroom - 75% of the per person sharing rate

 

Exclusive use of Molori Safari

1-14 guests

Mid Season rates
15 January 2017 - 30 June 2017
1 September 2017 - 10 December 2017
ZAR 203,300.00 per night 

Peak season rates
1 July 2017 - 31 August 2017
11 December 2017 - 14 January 2017
ZAR 208,800.00 per night

 

Other costs & considerations

A private vehicle is included when booking both Presidential Suites in the same booking - Metsi and Molelo
Private vehicles are subject to availability and need to be pre-booked at a cost of ZAR 8000.00 per day
Private guide accommodation – ZAR 5'600.00 per night (subject to availability of guide room)
Northwest Parks Board fees as charged as follows and are subject to change without prior notice: 

Gate entrance fee adult ZAR 160.00
Gate entrance fee child ZAR 65.00
Fly in fee adult ZAR 215.00
Fly in fee child ZAR 120.00

Deposits

A 25% non-refundable deposit is due 7 working days after the pro-forma invoice has been issued.
Once a deposit is received, the booking status will be changed from provisional to confirmed.The full balance is payable 45 days prior to the day of arrival. Reservations shall not be binding until written acceptance and confirmation has been received from the property.

Cancellation Policy 

46+ days prior to arrival date : 25% cancellation fee
0-45 days prior to arrival date : 100% cancellation fee
Flight cancellations and road transfer cancellations are subject to the policy of the respective suppliers

Festive season & cancellation policy 

61+ days prior to arrival date : 25% cancellation fee
0-60 days prior to arrival date : 100% cancellation fee
Flight cancellations and road transfer cancellations are subject to the policy of the respective suppliers

Payment procedure

Credit card payments are accepted but may be subject to an administration fee. AMEX credit cards are also accepted. 
EFT payments should be settled in the currency indicated on the invoice by bank transfer, net of any bank charges.

Please email proof of payment as the confirmation of deposit to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Check in & Check out times

Our check in time is strictly 14h00
Our check out time is strictly 11h00
Please note that guests wishing to check in before 14h00 and/or check out after 11h00 are required to book an additional night at the day use rate (50% of the applicable nightly rate)

Travel Insurance 

We strongly recommend insurance coverage in the event of unforeseen cancellation, delay or interruption, lost or delayed baggage, emergency accident, sickness and evacuation, accidental death, common carrier, 24 hour medical assistance, traveller's assistance, and emergency cash transfer. Please contact us for advice on travel insurance. 

Force Majeure

If, for any reason beyond the control of the property, including but without limiting the generality of the following: Acts of God, fire, floods, weather, war, rebellion, riots or civil commotion, strikes or labour stoppages, accidents or mechanical failures, refusal, suspension or cancellation by any government authority of any licenses, permits or authorization which the Property has need of to operate, the Property is unable to perform any or all of its obligations under this agreement, the Property will not have any direct liability to the Partner or its guests in such an event.

General provisions 

This agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Republic of South Africa.

Why we LOVE it

  1. Breathtaking views and being deep within the Madikwe Reserve one has absolute privacy.
  2. Wonderful conservation efforts towards the endangered African Wild Dog and rhino protection.
  3. Opportunity to be involved in an extraordinary hands-on rhino tagging experience.

FAQ's

If you have any questions regarding this destination, please contact us.

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