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Madikwe Nature Reserve

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Wonderful place to view the Big 5!

Absolutely fabulous place where we saw lions, cheetahs, elephants, rhinos and more. The elusive... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Usha R
Boulder, Colorado
Madikwe Game Reserve

This reserve is located at the edge of the Kalahari Desert in the place where South Africa and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Denver, Colorado
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2874 R49, Zeerust 2874, South Africa
+27 14 778 9050
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely fabulous place where we saw lions, cheetahs, elephants, rhinos and more. The elusive leopard escaped us! Nice park, very well kept and has the feel of being a real home for these wild animals.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Usha R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This reserve is located at the edge of the Kalahari Desert in the place where South Africa and Botswana meet. It is home to large concentrations of big cats and you can get a lot closer to lions here than at many other South African...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing experience, loved seeing the wild dogs it was my highlight. Great game drives to see the big 5

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KarenandCo
Reviewed November 4, 2018

Within a 4 hour drive from Johannesburg this reserve offers wonderful game viewing, big five included, but also wonderful sightings of rare game such as cheetah, brown hyena and wild dog. Rangers are allowed to drive off-road to allow for close up sightings which is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jimboza
Reviewed October 27, 2018

Absolutely loved Madikwe. Tons of wild animals. Calm safari atmosphere (no line of safari vehicles racing each other along a single lane road to get to the next vista point). All the guides seemed to work together and share information. It was all very cordial...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mike_45454545
Reviewed October 24, 2018

This reserve is huge and full of wildlife. We stayed at Jaci's Safari Lodge and the accommodations and our guide, Warwick, were fantastic.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kevin E
Reviewed October 17, 2018

Been back here 3 times as it's great game viewing and malaria free. There's also a huge range of accommodation from super luxury to eco bush camp.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Jellyfishslayer
Reviewed October 16, 2018

Here is a reserve that is truly a hidden gem of South Africa. Amazing wildlife to see at such close quarters.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Clarina E
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Great up close viewing opportuities minus the crowds. The guides from all of the lodges work with each other so they can share rare sighting opportunities. Since it is private they an yake you off road to some really interesting places.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank joel r
Reviewed October 7, 2018

Seeing the animals in their natural habitat was amazing. We saw the “Big 5” on our first days safari. Not forgetting the georgeous sunsets/rises

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 990CatH
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February 19, 2015|
Response from willieb259 |
Hi, I see on their website they do not allow day visitors - sorry. W