Set in the beautiful North West Province of South Africa, lies the Madikwa Hills Private Game Lodge right in the middle of the Madikwe Game Reserve. Madikwe Game Reserve is home not only to the Big Five of Africa (Lion, Buffalo, Elephant, Rhino and Leopard), but also to a wealth of over 66 mammal species, including the rare African Wild Dog, as well as Cheetah, Eland, Kudu, Giraffe and a range of more than 300 resident and migratory species of birds.

The Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge has a unique setting amongst huge boulders and age-old Tamboti trees, and is designed with every comfort in mind to offer an unforgettable experience.  And then coupled with this distinctive setting, the total dedication and passion of the team at the Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge ensure that every guest departs with a memory of an African safari never to be forgotten.

And Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge is home to something else special and world-class – a Le Verre de Vin Wine preservation system.  Special because it offers Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge  the opportunity to offer both wine and bubbly – by the glass!!

We chatted to Nolene Laas, Food and Beverage Manager at Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge and found out that their Le Verre de Vin system is an integral part in the profitability of the experience that offer. They have had their Le Verre de Vin system in place since October 2015.  They made the decision to install a system on the recommendation of Wine Wise.  IngridMotteux from Wine Wise had suggested it because Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge found that they were making a big loss on their bubbly serving because of the demand for bubbly by the glass.  They soon realised the value it would add of being able to offer any wine by the glass – both still and bubbly. And they have not looked back since.

And now the choice lies with the guests, they are able to offer whatever their guests want, by the glass, and still make a profit out of their wine and bubbly sales, and not have any wastage and therefore they don’t  lose money on these sales.

And a further benefit that Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge have found with their Le Verre de Vin system, is its reliability.  Due to the nature of what they do, they are remotely positioned and need something that is dependable and not in need of regular repair. With the robustness of Le Verre de Vin they have not had any issue with their system in the 2 years that it has been installed, making their choice of wine preservation  system an exceptionally good one.

Nolene believes that their Le Verre De Vin wine preservation system adds value to the service that they offer and it definitely reduces loss.  They are able to offer a bigger variety of wines and bubbly to their guests by the glass, without their guests having to commit to more than they can consume.  This all adds to the superlative experience that they are committed to offering their guests.

If you are in the business of selling wine to consumers and would like to know more about how Le Verre de Vin can:

  • Ease of useAfford you the opportunity to offer your whole wine range by the glass
  • Increase your wine sales
  • Increase your wine profits
  • Eliminate wine wastage
  • Enhance your customer experience
  • And is very easy to use…

(All because Le Verre de Vin can preserve wine and bubbly for 21 days – as fresh as the day it was opened) – then contact us today and we will be happy to discuss this in detail with you.  Contact us on 021 788 9788 or email us at