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Madikwe Safari Lodges
As the fifth largest game reserve in South Africa, Madikwe Game Reserve is an ecological wonderland spanning over 680 km². The vast landscape covers a transition region between Kalahari thornveld and Lowveld bushveld resulting in a rich diversity of fauna and flora from both ecosystems. Among these very ecosystems you will find a variety of Madikwe safari lodges providing unique accommodation and world class game drives.
There are large volcanic intrusions (known as Inselbergs), expansive open plains, and a riverine environment attracting wildlife, birdlife, and flourishing vegetation. Madikwe Game Reserve is home to 66 large mammal species and 350 species of bird. Among the inspiring display of wild animals, you will find the Big 5 and may experience breath-taking sightings of leopard, black and white rhino, endangered wild dog, and cheetah.
Madikwe Safari Lodges ensures an exclusive and uncrowded safari experience by limiting park access to that of lodge guests only. Madikwe Game Reserve does not allow day visitors or facilities to the public. The reserve boasts some of the top rangers in the country who will often veer off-road to give guests the best up-close sightings and photo opportunities possible. Madikwe Private Game Reserve is also home to some of the best safari lodges in South Africa. From exclusive-use villas and family-friendly cottages to adventurous eco-camping and opulent honeymoon suites, the natural beauty is undoubtedly matched by world-class hospitality at Madikwe safari lodges.
Immersed in history, the reserve places community and sustainability at the forefront of all its endeavours. Each lodge within the reserve is involved in surrounding community upliftment projects, related largely to education or environmental sustainability.
Malaria in Madikwe
Madikwe Game Reserve is malaria free area.
Madikwe Game Reserve Location
Madikwe Game Reserve is located in the North Western Province of South Africa and lies on the South Africa/Botswana border.
Madikwe Safari Lodge Travel
The best way to travel to the Madikwe safari lodges is to fly into Madikwe Airstrip with Federal Airlines, followed by a short road transfer.
The reserve is a 4 – 4.5-hour drive from Johannesburg mostly on the N4 highway. Road transfers from Madikwe Airstrip to the lodge take approximately 15 – 30 minutes.
There are two daily scheduled return flights from Johannesburg to Madikwe Airstrip with Federal Airlines.
- Johannesburg to Madikwe: 60 minutes
Wildlife in Madikwe Game Reserve
Madikwe Game Reserve is home to 66 large mammal species and 350 species of bird. Among the inspiring display of wild animals, you will find the Big 5 and may experience sightings of Hyaena, Impala, Kudu, Springbok, endangered wild dog, giraffe, zebra, warthog, cheetah, Caracal and many more.
Madikwe Safari Lodges Highlights
- Malaria Free Game Reserve
- World class big-5 game drives and wildlife sightings
- Night game drives, guided bush walks, and off-road game drives
- Luxury safari lodges & world renowned hospitality
- Range of offers for families, friends, couples and honeymooners
Madikwe Special Offers
We have some fantastic specials offers including PAY STAY deals, Honeymoon offers and discounted rates available for both international travellers and SA residents. View all specials on our specials page here: special offers
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