Declared a Natural Heritage site by the late president Nelson Mandela in October of 1997, and almost completely surrounded by the famous Ithala Game Reserve in South Africa, Madaka is an untouched and authentic Zululand game ranch.

Minimalism with the focus on the beauty of nature are core to any event at Madaka Game Ranch whilst keeping the local cultures and influences in mind. The ever-changing scenery, signature rolling hills and rich bounty of the wild animals roaming free on the Madaka plains will showcase why Madaka Game Ranch is such a special and unique place for your special day.

Destination Wedding

From $15,500
5 Day / 4 Night

Up to 32 People, accommodation on Madaka Game Ranch, three meals per day, housekeeping, laundry services, airport transfers.
On your special day WOW Africa provides the most relaxed and worry-free experience in Africa! Our fully qualified Event Manager, with her expertise from some of South Africa's most prestigious event venues, will look after every aspect of your ceremony - from A to Z. Included in your quoted price are the African themed wedding venue on Madaka Game Ranch, the ceremony and reception setup, a three-course meal, professional sound system for background music with microphone for speeches and of course staff to cater to your every need.
Your expectations and ideas are completely unique to you and your bridesmaids. We understand this, and therefore pride ourselves on having a personal and tailored experience. Many extras can be included into a simple bundled price. Once we have discussed your dream wedding, we will offer you various options, at different price points to simplify the process and allow you to relax.

Corporate Retreats

Sometimes it is important for Management to get out of the city, relax and brainstorm. This is where Madaka should be your first choice!

With Uncapped Wi-Fi available to our business clients, a relaxing setting like no other, many on-the-ranch activities so you can breakaway and staff qualified to handle it all, you get to let your mind go, set your imagination free and discuss confidential information with your colleagues like never before.
Your business is like a big old mechanical hunk of metal. Every single part, whether big or small, must be greased up and running in perfect harmony to be the efficient machine you want it to be. In realistic terms, this means teamwork. And lots of it. WOW Africa and Madaka Game Ranch is the perfect setting for exactly this. With our qualified and experienced event manager we will arrange all activities, whether for general staff, or top management.
Sometimes work stays behind, and you just want to show your appreciation to all those who really made your last annual report shine like Venus in the midnight sky. Having many inhouse activities as well as a vast selection of activities around the Ranch, this is one place where boredom does not exist.

Madaka Game Ranch

Long before Madaka became the heart of Zululand, it was the heart of the World’s Oldest Preserved Rift.

Madaka is recognized as a Southern African geological and ecological marvel. Declared a South African Natural Heritage Site in 1997 by the late president Nelson Mandela, and nearly surrounded by the famous Ithala Game Reserve, Madaka is a true African gem hidden amongst the rolling hills of the old Zulu Kingdom.

Here you will find all the species native to the land, including a vast variety of plains game, dangerous game and various nocturnal predators and pray.


Nyala Lodge is our wheelchair friendly main lodge offering 7 en suite bedrooms adjacent to the Lapa (African dining hall). Each room has a coffee station, air conditioner and heater. From your room you are close to all facilities, including the heated pool. Here, you may be called upon by the beating of the African drums, informing you of traditional cuisine that has been served.

Leopard Lodge is your private 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom bushveld home. Resting on the hillside and overlooking the plains down below, it is equipped with a swimming pool, jacuzzi, fire pit, satellite television and a private kitchen.

The Waterbuck and Springbuck Chalets, offer 2 en suite bedrooms with a central kitchen/living area. Walking out from your chalet you will meet the raised wooden deck overlooking the Savana and hear the Vervet Monkeys swinging over your head. Both chalets are within walking distance of the main camp.

Our Staff

WOW Africa has our own, always on-site, qualified event manager with ample of experience at one of South Africa's famed international function venues. Backed by a full kitchen & housecleaning staff as well as an African cuisine Chef and experts in the African Safari industry, you can rest assured that the function you plan on hosting at Madaka Game Ranch will be without a glitch.

Destination Activities

Being a privately owned and operated Game Ranch, Madaka offers WOW Africa's clients a vast, untouched scenic destination with enough activities - such as clay pigeon shooting, fishing and game drives - to entertain you for days on end. As if our inhouse activities aren't enough, Zululand is the home of many famed tourist attractions which may be visited as day trips.

+27 61 569 4367
P.O Box 1529
Vryheid, KZN

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Madaka Game Ranch
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