Madikwe Game Reserve is one of South Africa’s most famed safari destinations and profound for its large diversity of game viewing. Madikwe is situated in the North West province of South Africa on the border of Botswana and is just 3 to 4 hours drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria. The topography of this fine destination offers beautiful scenic views of vast landscapes in a malaria free zone with pleasing safari experiences. This reserve offers spectacular safari encounters compromising wilderness with luxury stay in a tranquil setting of Africa’s wilderness. For information on booking availability, rates and safari packages visit African Safari Home.
Fauna and Flora:
The vast plains of the Kalahari bushveld at Madikwe habitats include many mountains, valleys, rocky hills as well as Perennial River. Madikwe boasts a large diversity of game, home to 66 different animal species which include the Big Five consisting of the rhino, leopard, lion, and elephant. Other mammals encountered at Madikwe include the brown hyena and Aardwolf. The substantial 8000 animals of 28 species release into Madikwe Game Reserve are the Cape Hunting Dog, Spotted Hyena, Zebra, zebra, giraffe, as well as species of antelope are also sighted amongst the magnificent plains of this reserve making visitors safari experience rather supreme. The wilderness of Madikwe also hosts up to 340 resident and migrant bird species. For the birding enthusiasts, the reserve offers extraordinary African bird sightings such as the ostrich, Cape Vulture, secretary bird, Kori Bustard, Marico Flycatcher, Shafttailed whydah and many others.
Madikwe offers stimulating excitement of African safari experiences second to none. Madikwe offer activities ideal for family adventures as well as activities for the more romantic safari. Thrilling early morning and afternoon game drives in open safari vehicles, guided safari walks with guides who share their knowledge and experiences of the reserve, sundowners with exquisite, relaxing and scenic views, star gazing of the African skies, meals in the bushveld and entertainment of wonderful experiences that are ought to give you the perfect safari. Madikwe also offers facilities which include a gym, swimming pools as well as spa treatments to add to the unique safari experiences that Madikwe has to offer.
Madikwe is one of South Africa’s best all year round game viewing destinations. The weather patterns and climate conditions are taken into account as part of everyone’s will to have the perfect safari experience. The rainy seasons encountered at Madikwe Game Reserve fall between the months of October and April. During this period of time foliage is thick and green thus making it more difficult for animal sightings. The wet season has benefits of its own for birding enthusiasts as migrant birds enlarge the number of species at the reserve, but resident species of birdlife are still at large during the course of the dry seasons encountered at Madikwe. During the months of July and September, Madikwe encounters pleasant weather conditions with warm days and cold nights. These weather conditions bring about fantastic game viewing as foliage is low and animals concentrate on water availability of the Kalahari bushveld.
Madikwe offers accommodation to suit your every need on your safari to Madikwe amongst Africa’s wilderness. Madikwe combines African wildlife with modern and luxury 5 star game lodges which include child friendly lodges such as Etali Safari Lodge, Madikwe Safari Lodge, Maruhuru Safari Lodge, Tuningi Safari Lodge and more. Eco friendly camps are also an option for visitors at the Mosetlha Bush Camp.