Winner of the 2011 World Luxury Hotel Awards, best Luxury Game Lodge category

Royal Madikwe, the 5-star safari residence in the North West Province of South Africa, took top honours at the 2011 World Luxury Hotel Awards by clinching the world’s best Luxury Game Lodge title for the 2nd consecutive year.

Competing with the highest echelons of international hotel destinations, Royal Madikwe celebrates its third success at these coveted international awards. In addition to bagging the same global award last year, this intimate bush retreat excelled as the only African finalist amongst the four top seeded contenders in the Luxury Villa Resorts group in 2008.

Founded in 2007, the World Luxury Hotel Awards are accepted as the pinnacle of achievement in hoteliering worldwide. They recognise hotels that have taken extra steps to distinguish themselves and the winners are selected from votes cast by travel industry delegates from across the globe. For the winners, the World Luxury Hotel Awards symbolise excellence while for travellers they provide assurance of top class quality and exceptional experiences.