Win a Two-Night Safari For Two at Last Word Madikwe


Competition closes

Until 3 January

Prize is redeemable

1 May – 1 October 2024

Total prize value

R36 000

Winner announced! Congrats to Peter Kyle Long How who won this fabulous prize.

Visitors to the Cape may be familiar with the Last Word’s boutique collection of family-owned small hotels in Constantia, Kommetjie and Franschhoek. The Last Word also offers a safari break for guests who would like to experience the iconic African landscape.

Last Word Madikwa

Last Word Madikwe is in South Africa’s fifth-largest game reserve, a stone’s throw from the Botswana border and Kalahari Desert. A swathe of woodlands and open savannah, it is a malaria-free, Big Five reserve that’s also world-famous for its cheetah and wild dog populations.

Front-row seat

Last Word Madikwa Wildlife

What makes Last Word Madikwe special is its location – right beside a prolific waterhole visited by elephants, buffalo, rhinos, zebras, giraffes, antelope, and predators, of course. Guests can see all the action from the comfort of the lodge, from the swimming pool or even pull up a chair on the lawns for a closer look.

Last Word Madikwe also has one of the best underground photographic hides in the country, right on the water’s edge, and comfortably furnished and kitted out for close wildlife encounters of the extraordinary kind.

Last Word Madikwa Elephant

In addition, guests enjoy daily dawn and sundowner game drives to explore more of the reserve and see the greatest variety of animals and birdlife. There is also a private nature trail on the property should guests want to stretch their legs.

Safari in style

Last Word Madikwa Lodge

Not your usual safari lodge, Last Word Madikwe feels like a gorgeous home, decorated in the elegant style of a boutique hotel, and filled with collectables and wildlife art. There are just five guest suites, dressed in chic-safari style, with a bathtub and shower, private patio, beverage tray and luxury amenities.

Last Word Madikwa Bedroom

Daytime meals are enjoyed on the verandah, and by night in the boma under the stars or at a candlelit dining table indoors or out. There’s a bar and lounge area (with a cosy fireplace for winter evenings), a green and tranquil garden to relax in, and an inviting rock swimming pool.

If you’re hearing the call of the wild, enter our competition below and stand a chance to experience this extraordinary place.

Last Word Madikwa Zebras

How to win your safari experience

Enter your email address in the competition widget, and you could be the lucky recipient of this awesome prize. (You’ll also be subscribing to our free weekly newsletter.)


The winner’s name will be drawn on 3 January 2024, and the prize is redeemable from 1 May to 1 October 2024 (subject to availability, and excluding public holidays and long weekends). The total prize is valued at R36 000, and includes two nights for two people sharing a classic suite at Last Word Madikwe, including game drives, all meals and selected drinks. Flights and transfers to the lodge are excluded (it’s a 4.5-hour drive from Johannesburg), as well as personal expenses such as gratuities and laundry, and the conservation levy of R190 per person per night.

This competition and its prizes are being offered by Last Word, which is solely responsible for ensuring that the winner receives his/her prize. The Inside Guide shall not be liable to entrants of this competition for any prizes, loss or damage whatsoever and howsoever arising from the running, or otherwise, of this competition. The winners will be notified by email and should reply within 24 hours. If you do not respond within 24 hours, you will forfeit your prize and another winner will be drawn. The prize is redeemable from 1 May to 1 October 2024 (subject to availability). Once we have received your email, we will put you in touch with the organisers to arrange your prize. Please note prizes are nontransferrable. Ts & Cs apply.

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After you’ve entered, share this competition via the Facebook or Twitter icon that will appear under “Earn Extra Entries”, and your name will be re-entered into the draw.

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The Inside Guide has made every effort to ensure that the information in this post was correct at the time of publication. However, we do not assume any liability caused by errors, such as price, cost, time, and location.

Time of publication: 04 December 2023

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47 Responses to “Win a Two-Night Safari For Two at Last Word Madikwe”

  1. Cyrintha

    I have been in the conservation field all my life and Madikwe does such incredible conservation work and would love to be able to experience what they do and have become.

  2. Claire Green

    Magical stuff

  3. Hugo Heunes

    Sounds absolutely amazing!

  4. Claudine F Rigney

    What a beautiful way to start 2024 should I win
    this amazing prizeπŸ’πŸ’―β£οΈ

  5. Andrew Turner

    Would be a piece of magic for 2024 !!!

  6. Marie-France

    The Madikwe would be just Out of this WORLD!
    De la magie!

  7. Lesley Walker

    All the best with this venture. It looks amazing. Wishing you and the team great success

  8. NB

    Great way to welcome 2024!!!

  9. Marcus


  10. Tamryn Combrink

    It would be a dream start to 2024. Nothing beats the African bush!

  11. Ian Watkins

    The Last Word hospitality in the Madikwe Reserve must be a magical combination. Would love to sample it.

  12. Carmelita Barron

    Would be a great start to 2024!

  13. Loretta

    We would LOVE to spend 2 nights at Madikwe !! If only I could win this Prize.

  14. Hanno de Swardt

    Craving some bush magic!

  15. Nikki

    What a way to welcome in 2024 – with wonderful scenery and wildlife – at Last Word – Madikwe

  16. Jordan

    This prize looks incredible! I’d love to see the wild dogs

  17. Antoinette

    Would be lovely to win this after a super hard year of work

  18. Shizelle

    This guide has been very useful in my life and a holiday in a time of no holiday in ages would be useful

  19. Bonny

    What a 25th anniversary present this would be!!!

  20. Rivers of Africa KHUMALO

    EPIC way to kick-off 2024!!

  21. Richard Fasham

    what a wonderful experience

  22. Steve Truslow


    What a great surprise if I win!

  23. Stacey Solomon

    Would love to win this amazing prize and spoil my daughter on her first safari for her 16th birthday.

  24. Pia Bachmann

    We need a get away for just the two of us, far from work and the daily stress

  25. Lynn Hotz

    selfish me say P-I-C-K M-E P-L-E-E-Z !!!!!



  27. Sarel

    I have travelled a lot overseas and there is nothing better than an African sunset, whilst watching animals at a drinking hole. African nature is essential for me and my family. We could not do without the seductive wellbeing that Africa and especially South Africa brings to our state of mind and bodies. It is not only a healing medicine for all problems but is life sustaining to everyone that gets to experience it.

  28. Leone Tiemensma

    The bush is the best place to experience nature and tranquility; “Me time”.
    Pensioners with little luxuries. This would be a such a special treat.

  29. Devon

    Would love for this to be my wife and I`s long over due honeymoon.

  30. Sheryl Schkolne

    I would love to give this as a wedding present to my daughter and son-in-law. They got married in the beginning of September and her work gave her 1 day off( she is a teacher. ) They are now relocating to CT from Joburg and the money that they received as wedding gifts will be spent on relocating so no extra for a honeymoon.

  31. Natasha Lee

    What a great price. would be great to become 1 with nature.

  32. Chrystal Williams

    Heavenly bliss and a must-have for the soul!!!

  33. Pierre


  34. Pierre

    Truly will appreciate such fabulous break out to bushveld paradise!

  35. Christine

    Africa calling, time to escape the snow and head for Madwike πŸ¦’πŸ˜πŸ†β€οΈπŸ‘Œ

  36. Nina Jones

    A stay at Madikwe would be a dream come true!!

  37. Martie

    Africa naturelovers paradise.

  38. Natalie Fleischhauer


  39. Liezl Solomon

    It is our 10 year anniversary June 2024 and we have never been on Safari. This would be a dream come true 🀍🀍🀍

  40. Alana Nel

    Looks stunning! What an experience!

  41. Claudia

    Looks insane!!

  42. Seiketso Molatudi

    Bucket list is incomparable. This is a Jojo tank list

  43. Megan


  44. Maria


  45. Leanne killian

    I hope I win this!!!

  46. Stefania Di Lembo

    Yes yes yes please ! Looks unbelievable!