Madikwe & the North
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.
- 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
- Big 5 Safari
- Guided Walking Safari
- Night Drive
- Conservation Experience
- Kids Bushcraft
- Photography Safari
- Star Gazing/Star Bed
Madikwe & North Map
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.
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 favourites.
- Bespoke itineraries
- Flights and transfers included
- Best rates guaranteed
When to visit
From remote safari camps to world-class resorts, our selected properties are hand-picked by our experts and endorsed by our guests. Often intimate, always exceptional, we'll choose the perfect lodges, hotels and villas to suit your personal style and interests.
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.
Call us or inquire online. Share your wish list and we’ll start planning your adventure.
Your dedicated travel expert will be in touch within 24 hours to start designing your bespoke African itinerary.
We won’t stop refining your plans until we get the perfect trip at the best price.
Receive your Mahlatini travel documents, pack your bags and set off on your trip of a lifetime!
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