Madwaleni river lodge

Nestled on the southern bank of the White Umfolozi River, sits Madwaleni River Lodge, a luxury safari lodge in the heart of Zululand in KZN. The name “Madwaleni” comes from an isiZulu phrase meaning “The place of the rock,” reflecting the beautiful granoliths found in the reserve. This ultra-luxury tented camp blends sophistication and wilderness, offering guests a truly exclusive retreat with its luxurious safari tents, restaurant, lounge, and library.

Madwaleni River Lodge is unfenced, so guests can fully immerse themselves in nature. The lodge has twelve luxurious tents, each uniquely designed and recognized for its award-winning distinction, providing unmatched comfort and style. It can accommodate up to 24 guests, making it a top choice for those seeking a luxury safari lodge in KZN.

HIGHLIGHTS OF MADWALENI RIVER LODGE

Madwaleni River Lodge is committed to sustainability, using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. The lodge’s restaurant has an innovative rooftop vegetable garden that supplies organic produce, delivering a delightful farm-to-table dining experience. The gym offers state-of-the-art facilities with panoramic river views, including treadmills, spin bikes, and an indoor water rowing machine. Yoga mats are also available for peaceful meditation and stretching exercises with riverside views.

The library serves as a serene sanctuary filled with old photographs, maps, and history books. Here, guests can delve into the rich history of the area, relax on the leather couches or engage in board games at the 8-seater table.

The infinity pool overlooks the river, providing a breathtaking view where guests can cool off, sunbathe, and watch the wildlife. The pool blends naturally into the surroundings, creating an immersive and unforgettable experience. Madwaleni River Lodge also boasts a magnificent 2,000-bottle wine cellar showcasing some of the Cape’s finest, rarest wines, making it the perfect luxury safari lodge in KZN for wine enthusiasts.

Our luxury tents

Luxury Tents: Indulge in ultimate luxury in one of the seven exquisite tents at Madwaleni River Lodge. Each tent features a private heated plunge pool, indoor and outdoor lounges with breathtaking wilderness views, and sophisticated copper bathroom fixtures. Air-conditioned rooms come equipped with iPads for seamless food and beverage orders, ensuring a comfortable stay.

Luxury Family Tents (available on request): Madwaleni River Lodge offers two sets of interconnected tents with a walkway, providing a shared space that is perfect for a group of friends. The communal lounge and dining room area offer a gathering spot for enjoying meals together and creating lasting memories.

Romance Luxury Tent: For a romantic escape, a secluded Romance Tent awaits with an outdoor shower and bath. Guests can revel in privacy while enjoying luxurious amenities.

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ROMANCE LUXURY TENT
FROM R11,500 PER PERSON, PER NIGHT SHARING
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ROMANCE LUXURY TENT
FROM R11,500 PER PERSON, PER NIGHT SHARING
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ROMANCE LUXURY TENT
FROM R11,500 PER PERSON, PER NIGHT SHARING
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ROMANCE LUXURY TENT
FROM R11,500 PER PERSON, PER NIGHT SHARING
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ROMANCE LUXURY TENT
FROM R11,500 PER PERSON, PER NIGHT SHARING
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ROMANCE LUXURY TENT
FROM R11,500 PER PERSON, PER NIGHT SHARING
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ROMANCE LUXURY TENT
FROM R11,500 PER PERSON, PER NIGHT SHARING
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LUXURY TENT
FROM R9,500 PER PERSON, PER NIGHT SHARING
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LUXURY TENT
FROM R9,500 PER PERSON, PER NIGHT SHARING
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LUXURY TENT
FROM R9,500 PER PERSON, PER NIGHT SHARING
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LUXURY TENT
FROM R9,500 PER PERSON, PER NIGHT SHARING
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FAMILY TENTS
2 TENTS INTERLEADING
From R28,500 Inclusive up to 2 adults & 2 children
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FAMILY TENTS
2 TENTS INTERLEADING
From R28,500 Inclusive up to 2 adults & 2 children
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FAMILY TENTS
2 TENTS INTERLEADING
From R28,500 Inclusive up to 2 adults & 2 children
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FAMILY TENTS
2 TENTS INTERLEADING
From R28,500 Inclusive up to 2 adults & 2 children
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FAMILY TENTS
2 TENTS INTERLEADING
From R28,500 Inclusive up to 2 adults & 2 children
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Exclusive Use
Private Vehicle and Guides. Flexible Meal and Game Drive times. Exclusive use of gym, pool and all lodge facilities. (12 TENTS – MAX 24 PAX)