Madikwe Game Reserve, located near the Botswana border, is one of the most important safari destinations in South Africa. The 75,000-hectare game reserve is only 3 hours’ drive from Pretoria and Johannesburg. With rich diversity of wildlife and vegetation, the landscape provides the perfect opportunity for game viewing.
Madikwe Reserve has approximately 300 bird species including both the migrant and resident. It is also home to numerous mammal species, which includes lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos, Cape buffalos, wild dogs, and cheetahs. The game reserve is known for its appropriate and sustainable land use.
Madikwe reserve features open grasslands and woodlands that are bordered by Dwarsberg Mountains and divided by Rant van Tweedepoort. The entire reserve is surrounded by the 150km perimeter electrified fence that prevents large predators and elephants from escaping.
Excellent accommodations are available at the private lodges, whose residents are only allowed to enter the reserve. The guests and tourists are taken on bush walks or day/night game drives. The top-notch lodges like Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge, Madikwe Safari Lodge, Impodimo Game Lodge, The Bush House, Jaci’s Lodges, and others offer the guests with luxurious accommodation, daily meals, local beverages, and regular game drives.
The lodges offer different kinds of Safari Packages like Family Safari Packages, Self-Drive Safari Packages, and other Getaway Breaks that provide exceptional safari experience. Game viewing in Madikwe offers regular sightings of spotted hyena, brown hyena, white rhino, wild dogs, warthogs, elephants, wildebeests, giraffes, impalas, zebras, and lions. There are ample opportunities for bird watching as the reserve houses 300 recorded bird species.
Madikwe is also the ideal place for romantic escapes. If you love nature and the spirit of African wildlife, then a wedding in the picturesque private lodges in Madikwe is highly recommended. With an idyllic, secluded, and romantic environment, the private lodges, surrounded by nature, are the perfect setting to celebrate honeymoons.
In all, Madikwe game reserve with its magnificent wildlife, natural surroundings, and soothing environment, is the ideal destination to spend your vacation.