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    This five-suite retreat, originally built as the owners’ family escape, was constructed in 2002 in the heart of the 75,000-hectare malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve. In 2007 the owners decided to open the property to the public, at which point the retreat received a complete makeover transforming it into the intimate, local-chic Lodge it is today. Situated 400kms northwest of Johannesburg in South Africa’s Northwest Province, the reserve borders Botswana.

    The word “Molori” means “to dream” in seTswana and truly captures the essence of the Molori Safari Lodge, arguably Africa’s most luxurious game Lodge.

    The Lodge offers breathtaking views of an expansive valley as well as an abundance of game. Catering to the well-heeled, discerning traveler in search of absolute privacy, relaxation and a genuine connection to their local surroundings. Guests who have experienced much and expect the very best will find in Molori a retreat without the pretense – one whose essence stems from extraordinary personalised service, style and comfort. Blending local elements and well placed ultra modern international design, the Lodge’s warmth, charm and comfort reign supreme in the five meticulous open air suites, thoughtfully distanced from each other to offer maximum privacy. All of the suites boast spacious wooden decks, private infinity pools and floor to ceiling glass walls which fully retract to let nature in.

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    Ngwedi Premier Suite (Sleeps 2) The Ngwedi Suite offers 232 square metres of comfort and elegance. A custom-designed rose-hued sofa anchors the large living and lounge area, positioned on one side of the suite’s impressive floor-to-ceiling fireplace. An eclectic use of furniture can be found throughout the suite, including a contemporary feeling combined with rustic elements. The bedroom unfolds onto a private Saligna wood deck.

    Lesedi Premier Suite (Sleeps 2) Measuring a generous 232 square metres, the Lesedi Suite is fitted with all the comforts of home-accentuated by the streaming light of the African sun. Handcrafted furnishings, such as the zebra skin chest of drawers. Alongside are carefully selected contemporary pieces. The suite’s lounge is separated from the bedroom by a cylindrical floor-to-ceiling stone-clad fireplace. Retractable glass walls open up to reveal a private infinity pool.

    Sephiri Family Premier Suite (Sleeps 4) Approximately 315 square metres, the split-level Sephiri Suite can sleep up to four guests and is ideal for families. Step down into the main level from the entrance, where a spacious bedroom, living room and study await. Designed in a soothing neutral colour, the suite showcases custom contemporary furniture, the retractable floor-to-ceiling glass doors and living room separated by a stone-clad fireplace. The expansive deck gives way to your own infinity pool for private relaxation.

    Metsi Presidential Suite (Sleeps 2) The 593 square metre Metsi Presidential Suite is truly breathtaking. An awe-inspiring mix of contemporary design and African art and artefacts. The floor-to-ceiling glass walls fold away completely, revealing an equally spacious Saligna wood deck, private infinity pool, Jacuzzi and alfresco dining area.

    Molelo Presidential Suite (Sleeps 4) The 619 square metre Molelo Presidential Suite illustrates a perfect balance of elegant white and glass interiors combined with modern African and International design elements. The spacious two bedroom suite reveals a magnificent elevated view across the African landscape with floor to ceiling glass doors that fold away onto a spacious Saligna wooden deck, infinity pool, Jacuzzi and alfresco dining area.

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    olori’s mouth-watering cuisine is under the direction of gourmet chefs inspired by both Eastern and Western influences and most meals are discussed with guests prior to preparation. All meals are created from the freshest local ingredients, selected from either the Lodge’s own organic garden or from premium items fl own in from Johannesburg, in accordance with personal preferences. The finest South African wines and top-shelf liquors accompany all meals; fine imported wines and special vintage whiskeys and cognacs are available at an incremental cost.


    olori’s Safari Lodge guests can choose to have their meals served in a wide variety of dining areas, from brunch on the Star Deck overlooking the water hole (which frequently attracts elephants in search of fresh water) to the al fresco dining area in the main Lodge, which boasts an authentic pizza oven. Molori also offers guests the opportunity to experience a true South African braai, or barbeque, in the Boma, or those seeking privacy and romance can always choose to dine on their private deck. Aspiring chefs can learn how to prepare their favorite indigenous dishes on-site, from selecting and preparing ingredients, to cooking and presenting a meal. Cooking classes can be booked 24 hours in advance.


    Photography Photography at MoloriEtienne Oosthuizen is our Specialist Field Guide who can offer a short photography course to our guests. Capture the wonderful memories of your African Safari or the incredible wildlife which you will encounter throughout your game drives.

    Rhino Tagging Expedition by Helicopter RhinoFor those guests who wish to participate in helping to fight the war on poaching and to make a difference one Rhino at a time, Molori Safari Lodge in association with the Madikwe Game Reserve, offers the unique opportunity for hands on tracking and tagging participation and a what can only be described as a once in a life time experience. This activity is available on advance request at additional cost. Please inquire at the time of booking for further information.

    Spoor Identification and Tracking Spoor Our guides share their wealth of knowledge on finding, identifying and tracking different types of animal tracks.

    Game Drives and Walks game walkFor close encounters with nature, Molori offers game drives twice daily that aim to leave guests with memories of much more than just the “big five” or Madikwe “super seven”. The 75,000-hectare reserve boasts several prides of lion, large herds of elephant, black and white rhino, countless buffalo and more than 340 bird species, as well as the endangered cheetah, brown hyena and a healthy population of wild dogs. Night drives showcase an array of nocturnal wildlife, including leopard, honeybadger and various smaller members of the cat family. Our guided safari walks give guests the exhilarating experience of tracking animals on foot and orientation on medicinal plants and local history.

    Stargazing StarFor a more celestial experience, guests can take advantage of Molori’s observatory. With a fully retractable roof the observatory is equipped with a fully automatic, digital telescope (one of the largest privately owned telescopes in Southern Africa) to explore the cosmos and the Southern Hemisphere’s remarkable night sky.

    Super Seven by Night nightFor the adventurous Molori Safari Lodge offers night drives with Night Vision Goggles (NVG’s) and hi-tech military issue torches, exclusive only to Molori, this gives a whole new dimension and exhilarating experience to bush tracking adventures and being out at night.

    Junior Rangers juniorFor family groups, Molori Safari Lodge will go the extra mile to ensure that our younger guests are kept busy and intrigued. Junior ranger experiences have been developed by our field guides to ensure that the big and small bush experiences are appreciated. Specialized activities at the lodge for example animal tracking and identification, pizza making, baking, fishing, games and creative expression are also available. Our staff are experts at providing just the right amount of entertainment in between game drives to allow parents a little free time to relax and become truly immersed in the African bush.

    Cooking Classes cookAspiring chefs can learn how to prepare their favorite indigenous dishes on-site, from selecting and preparing ingredients, to cooking and presenting a meal. Cooking classes can be booked 24 hours in advance.

    Sunsets, Bush Breakfasts and Bush Dinners sunsetTo enhance the bush experience Molori Safari Lodge takes the experience on step further with exclusive-use areas within the game reserve to watch breathtaking sunsets while enjoying champagne cocktails or to enjoy a light breakfast in the bush while overlooking the vast Madikwe plains all the way to sharing dinner and fire-side stories in our exclusive Bush Site situated only 20 minutes from the Lodge.

    Fitness Centre fitnessThe air-conditioned fitness center is well equipped with state-of-the-art treadmill, bike and cross-trainer machines, dumbbells and weight machines, as well as pilates and yoga equipment.

    Spa Services spaThe spa offers a large variety of skin and body treatments by a qualified Spa Therapist. All spa services are available in either the serene indoor treatment room, outdoors on daybeds, or for a truly unrivalled experience, in our outdoor treatment deck in the bush. Alternatively, guests can enjoy private spa treatments in their own suites.


    Property Facilities

    24-hour Security Bar Barbeque Facilities Mobile Connectivity
    Library Malaria Free Meal on Request
    Gym Internet Access Secure Parking
    Pool Restaurant Spa

    Room Facilities

    Air Conditioning Complementary Wi-Fi Deck Dressing Gowns En-Suite Fan
    Underfloor Heating Hair Dryer Outside Shower Private Pool / Jacuzzi Fireplace Fridge
    Heated Towel Rails Heater Internet Lounge Area Mini Bar
    Pure Cotton Linen Safe Satellite Television Shower Tea / Coffee

    Available Services

    Babysitting Service
    Credit Card
    Laundry Service
    Room Service
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