Madikwe Game Reserve

Situated in the North West Province of South Africa, the Madikwe Game Reserve unfolds as a hidden jewel, offering a captivating blend of untamed wilderness and exceptional safari encounters. This expansive reserve is celebrated for its biodiversity, providing a sanctuary for diverse wildlife against a backdrop of stunning landscapes. Traverse the rugged terrain and lush plains in search of the Big Five, guided by the echoes of the African bush.

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Madikwe Game Reserve | Safaris

Head into this incredible part of South Africa with Magical Africa and enjoy private game walks and guided safaris with experienced and knowledgeable tracker teams who will lead you in search of lion, elephant, and rhino, or experience an unforgettable ‘bush breakfast’ as you begin the day over coffee in the wild.

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South African Adventures | Family African Safari

Pampered throughout, your family will create memories, witnessing the country’s incredible wildlife and breathtaking scenery, while enjoying numerous exciting activities while traveling by land, sea and air.

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Madikwe | South Africa

Bordering Botswana in the north west province and easily accessible from Johannesburg, the Madikwe Game Reserve is one of South Africa’s largest malaria-free wildlife sanctuaries. Originally established as an old cattle ranch, Madikwe’s ‘Operation Phoenix,’ was the most significant game translocation exercise in the world. Today, more than 8,000 animals have been released into the reserve, including the Big Five of elephant, buffalo, rhino, lion and leopard, the African wild dog, hyena and many species of antelope.

Meaning ‘place of blood,’ ‘the crocodile’ and ‘wealth’ in the indigenous languages of the area, Madikwe is synonymous with the wilderness and harmonizes perfectly with the natural surroundings of the region. Rich, ochre-colored sands and thorny acacia bushveld dotted with game-packed, shimmering waterholes surround luxurious and family-friendly lodges scattered throughout the reserve, making for excellent game viewing and wildlife encounters.

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Feel free to get in touch with us to begin planning your personalized dream safari today. Our team specializes in crafting bespoke safari experiences that cater to your specific preferences. Whether you’ve always dreamed of witnessing the Big Five in their natural habitat, marveling at the mesmerizing Great Migration, or simply savoring the enchanting African sunsets, we’re here to turn your safari dreams into reality.


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