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South Africa

Madikwe & the North

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Considered a hidden gem of South Africa and with lesser visitor numbers than the Kruger Park, the game reserves of the Limpopo and North West Provinces also have the added comfort of being malaria-free, making this northern area great for families with younger children. Both Madikwe Game Reserve and the Marataba Reserve offer dramatic landscapes and Big 5 game viewing, as well as a host of luxurious lodges and tented camps. Combine your Big 5 safari with the chance to see the wildlife from a different perspective on foot or on horseback.

Highlights

  • Diverse habitats - rocky outcrops, wide open plains, woodlands and lush grasslands
  • Join conservation activities at Marataba
  • Malaria-free Big 5 game viewing
  • Family-friendly lodges with children’s safari activities

Iconic Activities

  • Big 5 Safari Icon Sight seeing
  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Night Drive Icon Night Drive
  • Conservation Experience Icon Conservation Experience
  • Kids Bushcraft Icon Kids Bushcraft
  • Photography Safari Icon Photography Safari
  • Star Gazing Star Bed Icon Star Gazing/Star Bed
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Enriching encounters

ICONIC WILDLIFE

Whether you want to tick the Big Five off your bucket list or seek out specific safari species, our expert guides reveal the typical wildlife sightings to expect in Madikwe and the North.

  • White Rhino
    White Rhino
  • Southern Giraffe
    Southern Giraffe
  • Lion
    Lion
  • Leopard
    Leopard
  • Jackal
    Jackal
  • Elephant
    Elephant
  • Buffalo
    Buffalo
  • Brown Hyena
    Brown Hyena
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TRIPS TO INSPIRE

From majestic wildlife to out of this world natural wonders, enchanting beaches and intriguing cities, every bespoke Mahlatini journey is thrilling. Unsure where to visit? Whether it’s a bucket-list adventure, a milestone celebration or simply a much-needed escape, experience the joy with this inspiring selection of favorites.

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When to visit

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HOW TO BOOK

At Mahlatini, we like to make things easy for you. Browse our website for inspiration or pick up the phone. Whether you’re full of ideas or unsure of where to start, we’re here to help. Serial safari-goer or first-time visitor, we’re ready to create your ultimate tailormade itinerary.

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