Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa

Extending all the way to the Botswana border, the reserve is home to the Big Five and 350 bird species.

Extending all the way from the North West Province to the Botswana Border, it covers a massive 750-kmlometres-squared, which means it is more than capable of providing ample ground for an amazing safari experience.

The Madikwe Game Reserve is home to many creatures besides the Big Five, including countless species of antelope and 350 different species of bird. Because it is located on the transitional zone between South Africa and the Kalahari, many of the animals found in the Kalahari region can also be found here. An interesting feature of the Madikwe Game Reserve is that it is one of the only areas in Africa where the springbok and the Kalahari gemsbok meet naturally; normally they both prefer to reside in completely different habitats.

A stopover at the Madikwe Game Reserve during your South African safari with us will supply you with the chance to enjoy guided walks, night game drives and informative safaris. The Game Reserve was opened in 1991 as a community upliftment project and has since become a project of indisputable success.

The Madikwe Game Reserve has 30 lodges within its boundaries, which provide comfortable accommodation for you whilst you’re on your South African safari. The community lodges are a special initiative that is unique to the Reserve, which are run by locals with all profit going towards the upliftment of this region and the people who live there.

As the fifth largest Game Reserve in South Africa, the Madikwe Game Reserve is a fascinating experience to include on a South African safari. It comprises of open grassland, bushveld plains and rocky outcrops, with a climate that range from mild too hot throughout the day, with very cold winter nights.

Take a look at the range of South African safaris that we offer that include the Madikwe Game Reserve, by clicking on the links below. Alternatively, you can read on about some of the other attractions that you might want to include on your South African safari experience.