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Madikwe
Madikwe

Madikwe

Madikwe is one of the largest game reserves in South Africa and one of the most successful wildlife relocation programs in the world! The other major advantage of the Madikwe Reserve is that it is a Malaria Free Safari destination. It is conveniently located only 3 hours drive from Johannesburg, which makes it even closer than the Kruger National Park. The Madikwe reserve covers 75,000 hectares and is Big 5 territory. Madikwe has one of the largest Wild Dog populations, adding to the excitement of your game drive. Madikwe has 66 mammal species and approximately 300 bird species.

The vegetation and landscapes in Madikwe are diverse giving varied experiences within the reserve. It is possible to have a full 5 or 6 night Safari at Madikwe. It is a great option to combine a Madikwe safari with a beach holiday, either in Mozambique or the KwaZulu Natal Coastline. Madikwe also combines well with Cape Town, giving you the best of both worlds.
Madikwe has some of the finest luxury African safari Lodges available. There are a variety of accommodation options within the Reserve. It is a great family friendly destination, highlighted by the advantage of being Malaria Free. There is real African romance at Madikwe Hills or Etali Safari Lodge. Stunning views, and baths under the stars. One of our preferred partners More Hotels operates Madikwe River Lodge with an exceptional level of luxury, service and expert guiding.

Madikwe is also one of those rare exceptions where the local community is involved in the reserve. There are lodges like Thakadu River Lodge and Buffalo Ridge that are community run. These are luxury retreats and the standard of service and hospitality is on a par with anywhere else in the Madikwe Reserve. Conservation here is of paramount importance. The idea is to preserve a unique wilderness area of Kalahari thornveld in a remote section of the South African safari landscape at Madikwe.

Jacis Safari Lodge

Madikwe River Lodge
Perched on the edge of a stream (which is part of the Marico River) in the captivating Madikwe Game Reserve in the North West Province, Jaci's Safari Lodge boasts private decks from where guests are treated to sights of warthogs rolling in the river mud and tree squirrels darting through the dense foliage of the Tamboetie trees. Also within viewing distance from an established and well-used waterhole, the lodge enjoys a prime position.

Jacis Treetop Lodge

Madikwe River Lodge
Beautifully located high above the ground on sturdy wooden stilts, Jacis Treetop Lodge has magnificent views of the Marico River and the guest suites are connected by wooden walkways - making the most of the extraordinary surroundings of the Madikwe Game Reserve. Teeming with wildlife, including the much-touted Big 5, the lodge offers everything an authentic safari holiday requires, and more.

Madikwe River Lodge

Madikwe River Lodge
Nestled in the heart of the Madikwe Game Reserve, Madikwe River Lodge is surrounded by 75 000 hectares of malaria-free African safari wilderness which is bordered by Botswana. The luxurious lodge is perfectly positioned on the Groot Marico River and thanks to experienced game rangers, safari outings and game walks are filled with wonderful sightings of some of the continent's most fascinating creatures.

Thakadu River Lodge

Madikwe River Lodge
Madikwe Game Reserve is one of the few national wildlife reserves that is malaria free and an ideal destination for travel with a young family. The wilderness is also home to an incredible diversity of African animals including the Big 5. And Thakadu River Lodge, with its luxurious tented accommodation, is the perfect base to experience all the tranquillity and excitement that underpins an authentic African safari.
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