• Luxury

    In the Heart of the Bushveld
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    South African Safari Experience
  • Destination

    Luxury Travel in Madikwe Game Reserve
  • Big 5

    Experience Wildlife in Malaria Free Madikwe Reserve
  • Guide To

    Family Friendly Safari Lodges
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Child Friendly Lodges

Guests enjoy a specialised family friendly holiday at Madikwe Game Reserve Read More

Mid Range Safari Lodges

View our selection of Mid Priced Safari Lodges in the Madikwe Reserve. Read More

High End Game Lodges

The adventure begins the moment you arrive at Madikwe's Luxury Lodges. Read More

Exclusive Use Lodges

Exclusive accommodation overlooking the Marico River in Madikwe. Read More

Eco Friendly Camp

Rustic and intimate, unfenced bush camp in the very heart of Madikwe. Read More
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  • Game Lodge Specials

    Find out what Lodges are running specials and packages!

    View our current last minute and early bird special for Madikwe Game Lodges with with accommdoation, game drives, activities or children facilities.

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  • Game Drives

    Not only does this reserve boast the 'Big Five' but it also has the 'Super 7'! This adds cheetah and wild dog to the traditional five; leopard, lion, buffalo, elephant and rhino. Plus brown hyena, sable, eland, gemsbok, giraffe and large herds of plains game and plenty of birds. Read More
  • Walking Safari's

    Walking in the wild with your senses finely tuned to every sound and smell. Madikwe Game Reserve walking safari's accompanied by an expert walking-trails and experienced guides. You walk as fast as the slowest person in the group, so don't worry about having to keep up with your guide. Book your walking safari now. Read More
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Madikwe Game Reserve | Luxury Lodges

Madikwe is a prime wildlife reserve safari destination with a choice of excellent accommodation venues.

It is one of the largest game reserves in South Africa; besides many other wildlife species, the Big 5 can also be found in the reserve. Accommodation in Madikwe is mainly in luxury private game lodges rated 5 and 4 stars and is of the highest standard. The Reserve borders Botswana and is located in North West Province, 90 kilometers north of Zeerust, about 3.5 hours' drive from both Johannesburg and Pretoria.

Madikwe Game Reserve is one of the few game reserves in southern Africa, the only place in Africa where Springbok and Kalahari Gemsbok meet naturally. The Reserve is a unique family friendly malaria-free safari destination catering for all holiday and business travel. A special feature of Madikwe lies in its unique location, a transition zone on the edges of the Kalahari, where a number of rare species occur naturally, and the bushveld. The climate is generally mild to hot, but winter nights can be cold.

The reserve lies within a transition region between Lowveld bushveld and the Kalahari thornveld. As a result the region is host to an incredible diversity of species from both ecosystems. Geographically the region has enormous volcanic intrusions known as Inselbergs, wide open plains and the riverine environment along the Marico River in the east of the reserve. The rich diversity of vegetation ensures a wide range of game and the topography offers ideal game viewing opportunities.

Madikwe is home to 66 mammal species including the Big Five and more than 300 resident and migrant bird species. The Reserve is a protected area in South Africa, part of the latest park developments in the country. It is relatively close to Pilanesberg National Park and there is currently a two year scheme between the two protected areas that will eventually lead to there being a corridor between the two parks. Madikwe has also started Community Lodges, which the local villages own and run. All profits are then used to uplift the communities.

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Road & Air Transfers to Madikwe

  • image Federal Air is the market leader of air shuttle services in Southern Africa, it offers a daily Shuttle Service to Madikwe Reserve. Read More

    Transfer by AIR

  • image Leave the city behind and drive deep into rolling African countryside, see the Big 5 in Madikwe Game Reserve. Read More

    Transfer by ROAD

  • image Get Quotes And Book Online For All Your Car Rental Needs. South Africa's favourite brand in the car hire categoiry is Avis. Read More

    CAR Rentals

  • image For the most part those lodges in the western part of the Game Reserve are accessed by the Wonderboom Gate. Lodges located in the... Read More

    Getting to Madikwe

  • image From Sun City resort and the Pilanesberg and Madkiwe game reserves, to the Taung Heritage site and Hartbeespoort Dam, the North West ... Read More

    Conferences & Meetings

  • image Wild Dogs were trans-located to Madikwe Game Reserve in 1994. This highly endangered species number between... Read More

    Reintroduction Game

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About Madikwe


Discover the mystery of the acacia bushveld, enjoy a myriad of bird-life and experience the thrill of observing the majestic "Big Five" in their natural habitat.

Madikwe Game Reserve is home to 66 large mammal species, including the Big Five and approximately 300 resident and migrant bird species, and is one of South Africa's largest game reserves. Below you will find a list for easy reference to bird, mammal, tree and grass species found in Madikwe Game Reserve.

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  • Window Shopping for Madikwe Lodges +

    You have a choice of more than 20 Read More
  • Meetings & Conferences +

    From Sun City resort and the Pilanesberg and Read More
  • Rhino Poaching Awareness +

    210 rhinos have already been killed by poachers Read More
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