Holidays to Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa

Madikwe Game Reserve is a prime wildlife safari destination, located about a 3.5 hour drive from Johannesburg. It is one of the largest, but at the same time one of the lesser known parks in South Africa. This hidden gem is the home of the Big Five and roughly 300 bird species. 

The park is malaria-free which makes it a family-friendly destination with a choice of excellent accommodation venues. The Game Reserve can only be entered by travellers who have booked their accommodation at Madikwe which means that guests will enjoy an exclusive experience of the Game Reserve and its fantastic wildlife.

The reserve compromises of 75,000 hectare of pristine African Bush. A true paradise offering the safari lover access to the Big Five, including the black rhino along other rare species such as the African wild dog and cheetah as part of its 120 resident mammal species and over 300 recorded species of birds. 


  • One of its largest game reserves in South Africa and home to the Big Five

  • Go out for a safari game drive with an experienced ranger

  • The only place in Africa where Springbok and Kalahari Gemsbok meet in the wild

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Madikwe Game Reserve Trip Ideas

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Map of Madikwe Game Reserve

Things to do in Madikwe Game Reserve

Here are some of the things you can do in Madikwe Game Reserve. When you've chosen your favourite experiences, just give our Travel Designers a call and they'll put a trip together for you. If you need help choosing an experience, or if you want to learn more about it, our Travel Designers will be more than happy to talk to you. Just call them on: 01483 319 333