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Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Experience

There is no denying that this is luxury travel on a grand scale. The Royal Madikwe lodge, in the malaria free Madikwe game reserve in South Africa, sends its own private plane to collect you from Johannesburg - it even rolls out a red carpet - before flying you low over the African bush.

On arrival at the lodge I was greeted with a traditional welcome song, given a glass of champagne and shown my own private lodge with huge four-poster bed, strewn with puce pink cushions, a log fireplace and an outdoor plunge pool and shower on a wooden sundeck. This is luxury like I have never experienced before.

This five-star lodge is the place to come for a very special celebration. It is available for exclusive hire and all your interests and needs will be met, from leisurely buffet breakfasts after early game drives to sundowners in the bush before returning to banquet suppers.