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Madikwe Game Reserve
Africa’s famous Big Five – lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino – can be seen at Madikwe Private Game Reserve.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Madikwe Private Game Reserve is a vast reserve and has a selection of safari accommodation for guests to choose from. Accommodations range from 5-star luxury to affordable comfort, as well as family-orientated options and romantic getaways for couples. Each lodge is beautifully set out with excellent views of the surrounds and situated in prime wildlife spotting areas of the reserve. Madikwe accommodations are independent of each other but each hold the same ethos of luxury lodging in the wild Southern African bushland. Stand-out accommodations include Jaci’s Lodges, Tau Game Lodge, Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge and Rhulani Safari Lodge.