Holidays to Madikwe & the North

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Expect a rich mosaic of spectacular wilderness and thrilling attractions with holidays to Madikwe & the North. Spanning various different locations and landscapes a good place to start exploring is North West Province. While the province remains famous for the Sun City Resort, take the chance to stray further afield and you'll enjoy a far richer experience.

The Palace of The Lost City at Sun City Aerial view Ivory Tree Lodge elephant sighting on safari holidays to Madikwe & the North Sun City Resort- Pilanesberg Game Reserve - Hot Air Ballooning

Lying directly on the Botswanan border, Madikwe Game Reserve is nestled in the far north of the province and spreads out across a dramatic 765 kmĀ² of Big 5 wilderness. The exclusive reserve is a stunning area of natural beauty characterised by flat plains of grassland and woodland. Accommodation at Madikwe is incredibly luxurious, from the unique Jaci's Tree Lodge to the aptly named Madikwe Safari Lodge; you won't tire of superbly comfortable rooms, excellent facilities and stellar service. Thanks to fantastic guiding on game drives you'll have the chance to see not only all of the Big 5 but a wide variety of species as well, including cheetah, rare African wild dog and around 350 species of bird.

To Madikwe's south east lies the famed Sun City, a curious sight of high-rise hotels and golf courses rising from the otherwise still and quiet of the bushveld. There are only four hotels found within the expansive complex, all of which possess their own appeal, however the Palace of the Lost City is unique, creating the illusion of an ancient civilisation through distinctive design. In the hinterland of the resort take on two world-class golf courses, enjoy gaming and casinos, relax at the Valley of Waves water park or embark on an adventure in neighbouring Pilanesberg Game Reserve. This malaria-free reserve is excitingly set in the crater of an extinct volcano, and not only offers Big 5 game viewing but some interesting rock formations as well.

Travelling beyond the North West you'll drift into South Africa's northernmost province, Limpopo. Named after the Limpopo River, the province is celebrated for its untamed landscapes and off-the-beaten-track allure. Set a course for the uppermost tip of Limpopo to find the Mapungubwe National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of ancient land, laced in history and dating back as far as 1200AD. One of South Africa's most significant archaeological sites, the national park was once home to a thriving civilisation. History aside, game viewing in the park is excellent with elephant, lion, leopard and hyena sightings.

In the south of Limpopo lies the Waterberg region, an expansive plateau ascending from the thirsty bushveld below. An intriguing alternative to game viewing in the Kruger, this malaria-free area offers a lesser visited wilderness to enjoy, although at the cost of a lower density of game. The Big 5 are present however, along with a host of other species. Visiting the stunning Welgevonden Game Reserve is an excellent choice: spanning 37,500 hectares, the reserve houses rugged natural beauty, exclusive safari lodges and a superb population of white rhino.

Madikwe And The North Highlights

  • Stunning Madikwe Game Reserve - malaria free with Big 5 status
  • Madikwe's rare wildlife, including African wild dog
  • Mapungubwe National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Vast scenic beauty of the Waterberg region
  • South Africa's gambling capital Sun City

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Selected Madikwe And The North Itineraries

Our favorite itineraries, showcasing the best of Madikwe And The North

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Elephant

Cape Town and Marataba Safari Holiday

Days
12
Cost Per Person
From $3,140 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
South Africa
Locations
Cape Town, Waterberg
Ibo Island Lodge aerial view

Madikwe Safari and Pemba Mozambique Holiday

Days
13
Cost Per Person
From $10,700 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Mozambique
South Africa
Locations
Quirimbas Archipelago, Madikwe
White Pearl Suite deck

Marataba Safari and White Pearl Beach Holiday

Days
13
Cost Per Person
From $7,040 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Mozambique
South Africa
Locations
Maputo & Surrounds, Waterberg
Wild dog

Private Cape Town and Madikwe Family Holiday

Days
12
Cost For Family of 4
From $10,070 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
South Africa
Locations
Cape Town, Madikwe

Featured Accommmodation

Some of our favorite accommodations in Madikwe And The North

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Ant's Hill

Expect breath-taking views, a heated pool that cascades into a gorge, a number of luxury accommodation options and a diverse range of family friendly activities.

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Ant's Nest

Expect breath-taking views, a number of luxury accommodation options, a 15 metre long heated pool and a diverse range of family friendly activities.

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Madikwe River Lodge

The tranquil flow of the Groot Marico River runs alongside, Madikwe River Lodge; a well-appointed property that affords spectacular game viewing and luxury accommodation.

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Madikwe Safari Lodge

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.

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