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Madikwe Private Game Reserve is the fifth largest game reserve in South Africa and is home to an average of 66 mammal species and 300 bird species. The game reserve is a hidden gem, boasting an abundance of wildlife, including the famous Big Five, in one of the best conservation areas in Africa. Madikwe is conveniently located and is roughly a three-hour drive from Johannesburg. Guests can expect to enjoy unbelievable game drives with brilliant scenic views during their holiday at Madikwe.
The Big Five and More
Africa’s famous Big Five – lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino – can be seen at Madikwe Private Game Reserve. The game reserve is the perfect destination for birdwatchers, as the area is home to an assortment of birdlife. Guests may also enjoy rare African Wild Dog sightings, as the reserve is home to three hunting packs. Other animals to be viewed at Madikwe Private Game Reserve include giraffe, wildebeest, hyena, zebra, hippo, crocodiles, a variety of antelope and so much more.
Safari’s of Madikwe
Madikwe Game Reserve is a special safari destination, with its diverse landscapes and abundance of animals, where lions, leopards, rhinos, buffaloes and elephants roam freely. The game reserve is perfect for first-time visitors as well as seasoned travellers. Avid photographers will find that Madikwe is a wonderful photographic safari destination as the game reserve’s vast landscapes offer a scenic setting for wildlife photography. As Madikwe is a malaria-free game reserve, guests will be able to enjoy an outstanding safari experience without having to take extra medication.
Wildlife at Madikwe
As one of the largest game reserves in South Africa, travellers will find that Madikwe Game Reserve boasts a diverse variety of wildlife. Africa’s famous Big Five can be found roaming freely across the expansive reserve, and game enthusiasts will also be able to spot antelope species, hyenas, wild dogs and cheetah on their holiday. With over 66 mammal species and 300 bird species, Madikwe is an extraordinary wildlife haven.
Fauna and Flora
The game reserve is home to an exquisite variety of fauna and flora, including mixed bushveld, kalahari bushveld, arid sweet bushveld and thornveld. Madikwe’s animals and game can be found across a number of habitats on the reserve, from seasonal wetlands and rocky hills, to savanna areas and a perennial river. The area’s diverse vegetation makes for a beautiful setting with breathtaking wilderness views.