Madikwe Game Reserve & Safari Lodges
Located a short drive from the bustling Johannesburg, Madikwe Game Reserve boasts a Big 5 safari experience in the gorgeous, malaria-free setting of the North West Province. As one of the largest reserves of its kind in South Africa, Madikwe’s 75, 000 hectare sprawlof indigenous vegetation brings together a unique collection of landscapes, game, and accommodation offerings in one prime safari destination. As a result of an overwhelmingly successful game relocation project that populated the reserve, the wildlife roaming Madikwe come in an astounding variety of shapes and sizes. Going well beyond the renowned Big 5, visitors may add cheetah, wild dog, hyena and an array of large antelope and characteristically African mammals such as giraffes and hippos to their safari checklists. Madikwe is also home to a diverse population of bird species, with a number of rare birds being indigenous to the area. Over 350 indigenous and migratory bird species will keep the avid birders glued to their binoculars. The Madikwe safari lodges are designed as secluded hideaways, each providing a tranquil and private sanctuary with access to the entire reserve. The exclusive lodges are also built and managed for sustainable and eco-friendly use, while being run as five star luxury destinations.