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Madikwe Nature Reserve

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WOW just WOW

What a great place to see the local animals and culture. I did travel to South Africa for safari... read more

Reviewed April 11, 2018
kristina b
Las Vegas, Nevada
A wonderful place for a game drive!

This is a cool reserve and has extensive diversity of wildlife from the big 5 to the critically... read more

Reviewed April 3, 2018
Bryan P
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed April 11, 2018

What a great place to see the local animals and culture. I did travel to South Africa for safari however if unable, this is as close as it can get to real wild life!

Thank kristina b
Reviewed April 3, 2018

This is a cool reserve and has extensive diversity of wildlife from the big 5 to the critically endangered African Wild Dogs and rare brown hyena. I have been on numerous safaris and came here as a stop on my way between Joburg and Gabs...More

Thank Bryan P
Reviewed April 2, 2018

The wildlife here is fantastic and that it is malaria free zone makes it a great place as a first time experience of for a family! We loved seeing lions, Hyhenas (eating an elephant carcass at night), a pack of wild dogs (after they hunted...More

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Reviewed March 30, 2018

Madikwe is a special place. A huge selection of Birds and Animals, if you want to see the Super Seven this is the place to go, plan 3 days.

Thank John P
Reviewed March 4, 2018

The only animal we didn't get to see was the leopard but several others in our party did see one while we were there. The game park is vast with such a varied terrain. All the rangers for the different lodges co-operated in sharing information...More

Thank djsteele2017
Reviewed February 27, 2018

In just 2 days I was presented in front of the magnificent 7. Apparently that is a rarity. I must say I was extremely pleased with the experience. It’s a must for all who wish to experience these animals.

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Reviewed February 19, 2018 via mobile

Did a weekend trip from Gabarone and haf a great experience at Madikwe. This was my first safari drive and saw all the Big 5 plus so much more. This is a small reserve compared to Kruger. All the drivers respect each other and communicate...More

Thank swimmom92
Reviewed February 13, 2018

OMG... Madikwe is just superb offering so many wild animals plus the BIG five are a must to see whilst doing game drives. Cannot wait to return far better than Kruger !!

Thank Paul S
Reviewed February 5, 2018

too many lodges with a 20 km radius , 35 of then , therefore with 3 trucks per lodges , we let you imagine the numbers on animals - all driver radio each other - etc plus close to botswana border and it s blacktop...More

Thank Patrick c
Reviewed January 27, 2018

Stayed her in Etali lodge. Madikwe has so much wildlife, it's an African eden. We saw lions, wild dogs, elephant, hyena, cheetah, rhino, buffalo...

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February 19, 2015|
Response from willieb259 |
Hi, I see on their website they do not allow day visitors - sorry. W