- Molori Safari is an exclusive, uber chic five suite safari lodge in the malaria-free, big five, Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa.
- Five sumptuous designer suites each come with their own private infinity pool, wooden decks, heated flooring, fireplaces, indoor and outdoor showers, and fully retractable, floor-to-ceiling glass walls.
- Guests enjoy twice-daily Big Five game drives in open 4×4 safari vehicles or they can partake in a life-changing bush tracking experience.
- After a day in the warm sunshine, relax and recharge in the spa, or burn off some energy in the fitness centre, complete with yoga and pilates equipment.
- Molori’s ever-changing menu, inspired by both Eastern and Western influences is 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 flown in from Johannesburg.
- The highlights of a stay at Molori are the early-morning and late-afternoon game drives through the game reserve, home to a variety of games including Africa’s ‘big five’. The Lodge also runs its own small astronomical observatory, boasting one of the largest privately-owned telescopes in Southern Africa.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
Engage with our three highly qualified and award winning guides. Molori Safari’s guiding team comprising John D (head guide), Obakeng (Ob) and Jerry, have accumulated a wealth of knowledge in their many years as guides, most of which have been within the boundaries of the magnificent Madikwe Game Reserve. All share a love for the bush and a passion for exploration and discovery which they take delight in sharing with Molori’s guests.
Discover adventure and connect to the wild on a Molori Safari game drive. Game drives take place during the day and at night in open 4×4 vehicles, safely accompanied by an experienced and armed guide. During the drive, your Molori game field guide will share his wealth of knowledge while tracking the Big Five and other endangered species like wild dog and cheetah whilst also uncovering the many hidden facets of the African bush. Equally exciting, the night drives reveal an array of nocturnal wildlife, including leopard, honeybadger and smaller members of the cat family. A whole new world awaits you.
For close encounters with nature, Molori Safari offers guided game walks and the exhilarating experience of tracking animals on foot. On this experience you’ll immerse yourself in the rhythms of nature, opening up your senses to reveal an ancient language heard by animal trackers through the ages. Follow your guide as he reveals the big and small wonders of the African bush, its creatures, medicinal plants, hidden treasures and more.
Discover nocturnal adventure on a night drive tracking Madikwe’s Super Seven. Using hi-tech torches, you have the rare opportunity to see into the nocturnal world of lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, rhinoceros, wild dog and cheetah. A whole new dimension is revealed on this exhilarating experience.
Molori Safari is involved in rhino conservation efforts and guests can by arrangement be part of an extraordinary hands-on rhino tagging experience – involving the notching, DNA sampling and micro chipping of the rhino’s horns. Guests can work on the ground with the vet and ecologist, in close proximity to the sedated rhino, or take to the air in a helicopter during the rhino search. The rhino tagging conservation experience is charged as a separate cost and must be arranged a week in advance.
Madikwe Game Reserve is home to the endangered wild dog, the second most endangered carnivore in Africa after the Ethiopian wolf, with the current population of wild dogs in South Africa estimated at less than 400. The Molori Safari wild dog expedition shares with guests the intensive push to conserve and protect these amazing animals for future generations. Guests spend an early morning tracking down the Madikwe wild dog pack and learn about the pack’s strictly defined social hierarchy, the bonds between members and their superb, cooperative hunting techniques.
Experience Madikwe’s wild life from the comfort of the Molori Safari viewing deck, which overlooks our own private water hole. Here creatures big and small arrive to take their fill from this oasis-like water source, providing guests with ideal game-spotting and photo-taking opportunities.
Special nearby activities such as fishing are gladly arranged for Molori Safari guests. The Groot Marico River runs through the reserve and offers some spectacular fishing spots as well as an opportunity to see hippos. Molori Safari can arrange a fishing excursion complete with a delectable picnic basket.
For 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.
The word “molori” means “to dream” in seTswana and truly captures the essence of the Molori Safari, arguably South Africa’s most luxurious game lodge. This five-suite retreat, originally built as the owners’ family escape, is in the heart of the 75,000-hectare malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve. Catering to the well-heeled, discerning traveler in search of absolute privacy, relaxation and a genuine connection to their local surroundings, Molori Safari Lodge offers a mere 5 opulent suites and guests receive the finest services in elegantly sophisticated settings. Grand areas for relaxation blend into picturesque views of the Madikwe Reserve, while cathedral thatched roofs enhance the exotic hardwoods and natural elements found within each suite. The culmination of South African trees and crisp linens, handwoven baskets, and river stone embellishments evoke a sense of safari luxury.
Culinary experiences during a stay at the Molori Safari Lodge are one of a kind. There are no set menus or venues, each guest is consulted prior to their meal to determine what delicious foods they will explore each time. Every ingredient employed in the creative Molori cuisine is local and seasonal, exemplifying the authentic flavours of South Africa. Guests may choose to dine in their private suite, on one of the many private viewing decks, or even in the wild bush. A fireside Boma repast is always recommended, and Sundowner cocktails are surely expected.
The lodge offers five Suites and two Presidential Suites. All suites have their own infinity swimming pools and terrace overlooking the reserve which is equipped with a telescope. The suites feature Bose iPod system, espresso machine, wireless Internet, air conditioning and fully stocked minibar.
Molelo Presidential Suite
All suites have floor-to-ceiling retractable glass walls, which fold away completely, connecting each suite’s interior to a private deck and infinity pool. All feature indoor and outdoor showers, as well as free-standing baths, custom furniture, indoor/outdoor dining options, fireplaces, mini-bars, Bose iPod docking stations and air‐conditioning. Both presidential suites follow the indoor/outdoor style of the other suites on a grander scale. Additionally each has a kitchen and dining area, additional guest bathrooms, rim-flow bathtub, a walk-in dressing room, and a library/study.
Metsi Presidential Suite
The Metsi Presidential Suite contains one master bedroom and bathroom. This stunning, opulent suite mixes up contemporary design with earthy African art. The floor-to-ceiling retractable glass walls give way to a spacious wooden deck, private infinity pool, hot spa bath and alfresco outdoor dining area.
Sephiri Family Premier Suite
The split-level Sephiri suite has two bedrooms, each with their own private bathroom. It can sleep up to four guests and is ideal for families. The interesting combination of black and white finishes as well as neutral tones offset the stunning contemporary pieces while the retractable floor-to-ceiling glass doors render nature as the backdrop.
Lesedi Premier Suite
The beautiful Lesedi suite epitomises comfort and elegance, featuring contemporary handcrafted African pieces such as the hanging bedroom chandelier.
Ngwedi Premier Suite
Ngwedi Suite offers a luxurious combination of comfort and elegance with custom-designed furniture in the large living and lounge area, also featuring an impressive floor-to-ceiling fireplace.
Meals are prepared by internationally-trained chefs using the freshest, locally-sourced organic ingredients. You may choose to accompany your meal with a fine South African or international wine. Brunch is served on the deck with a view of the waterhole and the animals that congregate here to drink. Dining beneath the African night sky is always an unforgettable experience.
You can enjoy delightful candlelit dinners al fresco, in the formal dining room and brunch is served on the ‘Star Deck’ with a great view of the watering hole below.
You may choose to accompany your meal with a fine South African or international wine.
Facilities at the lodge include a spa, gym, steam room, helipad, observatory with telescope, restaurant and relaxation areas. Brunch can be enjoyed on the Star Deck overlooking the waterhole but there’s also an al fresco dining area with an authentic pizza oven, a Boma where you can enjoy a traditional South Africa braai (BBQ) and the formal dining room.
A special and unique feature of Molori Safari is the many pools and viewing decks which invite our guests to find some time and space all to themselves. Here they can immerse themselves in the natural surroundings and quietly focus on their inner world, getting in touch once again with what awakens and inspires the soul.
The tranquil Molori Safari Spa encompasses the natural peace and beauty of the surrounding African bush. Guests can select from a full suite of massage, aromatherapy and skin and body treatments. Molori Spa uses only the finest products, made from the finest plant extracts and essential oils, and without artificial colours or fragrances. Treatments can be done in the spa’s comfortable indoor rooms or in the fresh, natural setting of the spa’s outdoor deck area. Guests can also enjoy private spa treatments in their own suites.
The Molori Safari Fitness Centre is equipped with state-of-the-art gym equipment, including a treadmill, bike and cross-trainers. Other accessories include weights and pilates and yoga equipment. The centre also features a spacious steam room and Nordic sauna, both overlooking an inviting chiller pool.