Madikwe Safaris

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.

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  • A stunning 45,000 hectare reserve encompassing a diversity of habitat
  • Fantastic game viewing with the chance to see the Big 5
  • Home to three hunting packs of the rare and endangered wild dog
  • Exciting activities led by highly trained guides

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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