Not only does this reserve boast the 'Big Five' but it also has the 'Super 7'!
Game Viewing in Madikwe
The Super 7 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. Wild dogs are a specialty of the area and due to their rarity and fascinating behaviour, are a wonderful sight. They are also known as Cape hunting dogs or painted dogs because of their tri-coloured (black, white and tan) abstract coat. Wild Dogs are Africa's most formidable hunters (followed by hyena and lion), and the essence of their successful social system is co-operative hunting and food sharing. Not only do they regurgitate food for the young but the babysitter gets fed too. They travel great distances while hunting and as a result often traverse farmland where they were almost shot to extinction. Luckily they are thriving in Madikwe.
The ultimate Game Drive & Safari Experience at the Madikwe Game Reserve.
Game Drive Departing early in the morning or late afternoon for your African Safari experience. Our experienced field guides & trackers will introduce you to some of the beauties of the Madikwe Reserve. On your Safari expect to see the Big 5,the famous Madikwe Wild Dogs, and some of the 350 bird species.
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. We recommend a reasonable level of fitness as walks could vary between 5km and 10km over the three to four hours. You walk as fast as the slowest person in the group, so don't worry about having to keep up with your guide.
What to wear on a guided walk
- Neutral-coloured clothing
- Shorts in summer and long trousers in winter
- Comfortable, closed walking boots and socks (seed gaiters if you have, but not essential)
- Wide-brimmed hat
What to carry on a guided walk
- As little as possible – your guide will carry a first-aid pack, water, radio, toilet paper, etc
- Small daypack
- Camera – small and compact with great zoom
- Recent medical certificate is required, stating you are fit to walk three to four hours in a wilderness area:
- If you have any pre-existing medical condition
- If you are over 60 years of age
- Children up to 15 years of age are not allowed to walk in Madikwe.
Madikwe Lodges with Walking Safari's
Out of the heart of the spectacular Madikwe Game Reserve, embraced by pristine bushveld, Etali Safari Lodge rises to meet you with...
Jaci`s Safari Lodge masterfully blends into its surroundings, encompassing a magnificent main area built around an ancient...
Jaci's Tree Houses, each encompassing a giant Tambotie or Leadwood Tree, constructed amongst the Riverine forest on...
Morukuru is a superb, exclusive use game lodge that is the epitome of extravagance and will fulfill...
Mosetlha is family owned and run, a rustic and intimate, unfenced bush camp nestling at the very heart...ECO LODGE
The Bush House is a private lodge in Madikwe Game Reserve. The lodge is an old farmhouse that's...
Impodimo features a magnificent pool which looks over an active water hole, during the day much is observed from the nearby...
The diverse geology and broad mix of habitats; exceptional field rangers; intimate accommodation with sweeping views...
At the edge of the Marico River and under a grove of Tamboti and Marula trees alike, you will find yourself enchanted by a world...