Expect a magnificent safari experience from this stunning game reserve, which remains one of South Africa's hidden gems. Covering a vast area of approximately 75,000 hectares Madikwe offers a captivating landscape encompassing a variety of habitats, from rocky outcrops to wide open plains to woodlands and lush grassland.
Known for its background in conservation, the reserve is home to a wide variety of wildlife. Guests can look forward to sightings of the legendary Big 5, with lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino; some of Madikwe's star attractions. The reserve is also home to the rare and endangered Africa wild dog. Sightings are sporadic although numbers are steadily increasing and the reserve holds three hunting packs - a wonderful leap from the 6 wild dog that were introduced back in 1994.
To fully explore this malaria free reserve, setting off on some of the excellent activities a Madikwe safari affords is an excellent idea. Embark on exciting game drives and from some properties enjoy thrilling walks into the bush. Excursions are led by highly trained guides, whose expertise and understanding truly enhances your safari.
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Set in malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve, from Madikwe Safari Lodge view the Big 5 and rare African wild dog. Split across three camps expect an excellent choice of accommodation and superb service.
An exclusive-use private house, Morukur Owner's House is a 2 bedroom house located in the Madikwe Private Game Reserve.
A stunning luxury safari offering in the malaria-free Madikwe region, perfect for couples seeking an intimate, unique and relaxing, yet exhilarating safari experience.
Set in prime big 5 territory, Jaci's Safari Lodge is a great family friendly property found in the Madikwe Game Reserve's immense 75,000 hectares.
Experience a treetop safari in the malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve. Overlooking the Marico River, from the lodge take in superb birding and exciting Big 5 sightings.
A spectacular lodge set in the heart of the Madikwe Game Reserve; ideally situated for some of the reserve's best game viewing. Stay in comfortable suites and enjoy thrilling activities.
A stunning lodge found in the Gabbro Hills - expect luxury accommodation, thrilling game drives and exciting bush walks, led by knowledgeable guides.
An exclusive and child-friendly lodge in the Big 5, malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve.
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