Madikwe Game Reserve, R49, South Africa

Welcome to Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa 

Madikwe Game Reserve was proclaimed in 1991 and completed the Operation Phoenix in 1997 with over 8000 animals residing in the game reserve. Madikwe Game Reserve is located North West of South Africa and bordering Botswana, and only 3 hours away from Pretoria and Johannesburg. Madikwe Game Reserve is the third largest reserve in South Africa and it is home to renowned wild dogs and an abundance of wildlife including Africa's Big5 and bird species. The reserve is a malaria-free safari destination with vast grassland and woodlands, rocky hills, and mountains. Madikwe prides itself on endangered wild dog population progress due to human trespassing and other diseases passed by the domestic canine dogs. The reserve was home to for people a thousand years ago and the region was traversed by hunters and farmers. Guests can look forward to the luxury accommodation, sunset drinks overlooking the Madikwe Dam, and memorable game viewing.


  • Daily guided safari drive, bird watching
  • Kiddies guided safari 
  • River and bushwalk safaris 
  • Fly-in and return transfer from Johannesburg in a luxury air-conditioning vehicle 
  • English professional guide and tracker 
  • Unique spa and beauty treatment 
  • Cultural safari to the local tribe 

Why go to Madikwe Game Reserve 

  • Safari guided game viewing, bird watching, morning and afternoon game drives permitted to guest staying within the reserve 
  • The lodges offer family-friendly activities for the children and also offer kiddies game drive
  • Cultural safari to the local community to learn more about their traditional tribe 
  • Guided river and bushwalk safari an opportunity of a different view of the wild 
  • A unique experience stargazing the African night sky with sparkling lights 
  • Easy access to the nearest airstrip or return transfer from Johannesburg surrounding area 
  • Honeymoon, family-friendly, and solo travelers affordable tour packages inclusive of Johannesburg tours, and Kruger National Park safari 

Best of Madikwe Game Reserve

Escape to Madikwe Game Reserve and unwind with our tour packages on an exclusive safari experience. Our tailor-made itineraries offer a range of safaris based on the client's needs, the packages are best affordable for all budget, fully inclusive, luxury, and family-friendly travelers. Madikwe is a unique reserve with a rich history and an impact on the local communities. Enjoy being one with nature and breath fresh air on a spa and beauty treatment outside the suite private deck. The lodges offer daily game drives with sunset drinks, a professional ranger will guide the clients on an open 4x4 vehicle explaining the flora and fauna, and getting close-up the wildlife. The game drives are not permitted for visitors looking for a full day game viewing within the reserve, only overnight guests are welcomed to partake in game viewing.

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