• Travel To Madikwe

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Getting to Madikwe Game Reserve

Lodges that lie in the central and eastern region of Madikwe are accessed via the Abjaterskop Gate, while most of the lodges in the western part of the reserve are accessed by the Wonderboom Gate.

Entrances to the Madikwe Game Reserve

  • Abjaterskop Gate
  • Wonderboom Gate
  • Tau Gate
  • Derdepoort Gate
  • Motledi Gate

Once your booking is confirmed, we’ll send directions to your lodge.

  • From Johannesburg head north on the N1 towards the N4 Toll Road.
  • Take the N4 Toll Road north-west towards Rustenburg, Swartruggens, Groot Marico, and Zeerust.
  • Once in Zeerust turn right at the second stop street into President Street. There you’ll see a signpost on the left marked “Madikwe Game Reserve/Gaborone” and a First National Bank on the corner to your right.
  • Follow the R49 towards the reserve for approximately 97km.
  • The first entrance to the reserve is Abjaterskop Gate.
  • The second entrance to the reserve is the Wonderboom Gate exactly 7km on from the first gate.


  • Gaborone Airport (Botswana) - Madikwe 28km
  • Johannesburg - Madikwe 360km
  • Pretoria - Madikwe 400km
  • Zeerust - Madikwe 100km

Day Safaris

There is an executive daily air shuttle service available between Johannesburg International Airport and Madikwe Game Reserve. The service departs from the Federal Air Executive Lounge at Johannesburg International Airport and operates the latest model Cessna Grand Caravans as well as twin-engine piston aircraft.

Chauffeur Drive

  • Transfers can be arranged at an additional cost and are provided by our preferred suppliers.
  • Quotes are offered on request.
  • Transfers costs range from 3 000.00 – 5 000.00 ZAR one way, subject to the number of guests in the party, the pick-up point, and availability of a driver.
  • Transfers and accommodation costs are payable upfront.

Madikwe Aircharters

  • Please note that flights can only be booked once your accommodation is confirmed. 
  • Flight bookings must be paid upfront on booking and are subject to a 10% non-refundable administration fee.
  • The lodge provides transfers between the reserve airstrip and your destination.

For more information on our 2019 Madkiwe Aircharters & Schedueles with pricing please CLICK HERE or contact one of our Travel Consultants


Important Information

  • Rates (including VAT):
    • Children aged 2 – 11 years, accompanied by an adult, less 25% off fare
    • Infants aged 0 – 2 years, accompanied by an adult, less 75% off fare – no seat
  • Departure times may vary day to day depending on actual lodge and guest requirements as well as landing conditions
  • Departure times subject to change without notice
  • Luggage is restricted to one (1) standard piece of hand baggage (maximum 5 kilograms), and one (1) piece of standard sixed soft-sided checked-in hold baggage (maximum 20 kilograms). Excess baggage charged at ZAR 400 per 10 kilograms.
  • Onward connections:
    • Inbound flights:
      • Domestic: 1.5 hours prior to shuttle departure
      • International: 2.0 hours from estimate shuttle arrival
    • Outbound flights:
      • Domestic: 2.0 hours from estimate shuttle arrival
      • International: 3.0 hours from estimate shuttle arrival
  • Carrier will not be held responsible for late arrivals
  • Shuttle price is exclusive of any passenger administration fees charged for entering the Madikwe Game Reserve
  • All bookings to/from Madikwe require a minimum of 2 guests.
  • Federal Airlines operates a Shuttle Service and is NOT a Scheduled Carrier

Cancellation Policy

  • 14 – 8 days: 50%
  • 7 – 4 days: 75%
  • 3 days – day of travel: 100%
  • Executive Meet and Greet will be available at an additional charge


What sets us Apart!

Ideal for family or small groups
Rich biodiversity of game
Large elephant population
Over 350 bird species
Effortless road and air access

Entry Fees

Once-off payment
Paid directly by clients
Gate Entry Fees
  - R180
per Adults per STAY
  - R 80  per Child  
Guest Conservation Contribution (GCC)
  - ZAR R165 per Adults per DAY
  - ZAR 82.50 per Child    
• Bed Levy
  - ZAR 10 pppn from age 1 year old    
SUBJECT to change without notice,
Guests GCC are payable at the lodges and
will be added to guests' bills
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Once-off payment
Paid directly by clients
Flight Entry
  - R240 per Adult  
  - R150 per Child from   
SUBJECT to change without notice
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Molatedi Gate: R1250.00 per vehicle /
 escort (2020 Rate - subject to change without prior notice)
Derdepoort / Abjaterskop Gate: R1250.00 per vehicle /
 escort (2020 Rate - subject to change without prior notice)