Madikwe Game Reserve


Malaria-Free Luxury Safaris in South Africa

Madikwe Private Game Reserve in the North West Province of South Africa is a great place to travel on safari. It's home to lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, rhino, wild dog and cheetah as well as a large number of plains game and over 360 species of birds. And it's all just a 4 hour drive from Johannesburg or a 50 minute flight. It is also a malaria-free destination so is perfect for families.

Formed in 1991, this reserve not only preserves the flora and fauna of the area, but also provides a sustainable environment for the local people. There are a variety of spectacular lodges to choose from in Madikwe, each with its own distinct character and atmosphere. Madikwe Safari Lodge and Jamala Madikwe are two of our favourites. Close by you will find Madikwe Hills set on a hill among huge boulders and an old Tamboti tree. Children and families will feel especially welcome at Jaci’s Safari Lodge and honeymooners will love Jaci’s Tree Lodge.

What makes Madikwe so special is its unique location - a transition zone on the edges of the Kalahari, where a number of rare species occur naturally. It's one of the best places in the country to see the famous South African wild dog.

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Madikwe Game Reserve Lodges

The Madikwe Game Reserve, situated against the Botswana border, 90 km north of Zeerust, just three hours' drive from both Johannesburg and Pretoria, is now one of South Africa's prime safari destinations. Here is our selection of accommodation for your safari experience.

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Madikwe Game Reserve Map

Our Madikwe area map highlights the major areas of the North West Province of South Africa. The map covers the Sun City City Resort, as well as the Malaria Free reserves of Pilanesberg and Madikwe.

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