Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa’s North West Province just a 4-hour drive or 1½ hour flight from Johannesburg is one of the country’s largest game reserves and is a firm favourite with all ages. This malaria-free destination offers a range of accommodation in lodges that cater for every discerning traveller’s needs.
With 75 000 hectares of prime wilderness to explore on guided game drives, off-road adventuring and spot-lit night drives, guests will be mesmerised by the abundance of game, spoilt with the levels of luxury, and moved by the spirit of co-operation and service that abounds at all of the lodges.
Born out of a unique partnership between state, private business and the local community, Madikwe, restored to its former state of wilderness in 1991, boasts an abundance of game such as elephant, lion, black and white rhino, spotted and brown hyena, buffalo, giraffe, the endangered African wild dog and many, many more. Close on 350 bird species provide a backdrop of sound to the sights and smells of the landscape’s diverse habitats. Unforgettable Big 5 game experiences, luxurious accommodation and a sense of authentic safari await guests at Madikwe.