Unplug and unwind with an off-grid bush sleep-out at Madikwe Game Reserve
12 November 2023
Imagine sleeping under a canopy of stars with billowing curtains for bedroom walls and bush sounds as your soundtrack – the distant call of a jackal perhaps, or the trumpeting of an elephant. Otherwise, nothing but the hush of being far from civilisation.
As the sun rises, wildlife gathers at the waterhole on your “doorstep” while you watch them from the luxurious comfort of your bed. Later, sitting on the deck with a steaming mug of freshly brewed coffee, you look out across the expansive savannah and feel like the only human being in this wild, secluded place…
The magic of the African bush doesn’t get more immersive than a sleep-out experience at Morukuru Family Madikwe. It takes our safari to another level by offering you the opportunity to reconnect with nature and unplug, unwind, and tune out in a remote setting. A rare privilege these days. Combine this with a sense of adventure, for an unforgettable starry night out.
It’s not about camping in the rough, however, here it’s about luxury and special touches that ensure you can truly celebrate the natural environment, and you. The result is a deep immersion, restoring you through the proximity to nature.
Our Morukuru Family Madikwe hide, situated in a private concession of the Madikwe Game Reserve in the North West Province, has been designed to appeal to adventurous travellers, families, stargazers, couples, and honeymooners, and anyone in between. We offer you a memorable five-star overnight immersion, as part of your stay with us, in one of the country's premier Big Five game reserves where your every expectation is exceeded.
The experience begins just after dinner when your guide drives you and your family to your luxury bedroom ‘bungalow’. Built with natural materials that blend seamlessly into the environment, the hide is set on an elevated platform overlooking a waterhole. This prime vantage point allows for intimate yet unobtrusive game viewing. After settling in, the guide and the rest of the family will retreat to the house, and you’re treated to a romantic, starlit evening with bubbly on the wooden deck – adding a high note to the evening. While your guide has departed, our staff remain in radio contact for every need, and with no television, Wi-Fi or other distractions, all that’s left is to drop into tranquillity, reconnect with one another and feel at one with the bush.
In the morning, awake to the sounds of animals arriving to drink their fill at the waterhole, and whether you choose to watch reclining in bed or on the deck, the experience is equally magical. Enjoy a coffee and soon the guide and the rest of your family will arrive, to start the early morning game drive, or alternatively to take you back to your main accommodation, richer for the experience. For anyone seeking to escape the daily grind, a bush sleep-out experience is a balm for the soul, and we look forward to welcoming you!