Gauteng Attractions

Madikwe Game Reserve



Situated in the North West Province, Madikwe Game Reserve is currently the fifth largest game reserve and is also one of the lesser- known parks in South Africa. This makes it a hidden- gem as it is regarded as one of the best conservation areas in Africa and offers the Big 5 in a 680 km2 park (750 km2 including newly incorporated privately owned land).

The park offers a number of  luxurious lodges as well as community lodges in a malaria- free zone.

About 90 kilometres north of the town of Zeerust is Madikwe Game Reserve. It is situated against the Botswana border close to the Kalahari Desert. It is roughly 4.5 hours in a car from Johannesburg/ Pretoria. Safari Lodges are mostly located around the eastern and western gate.


Access to Madikwe Game Reserve is only allowed once accommodation in the park is booked. There are no day visitors allowed. This makes the reserve a unique safari destination without the traffic and crowds. Madikwe Game Reserve is made up of 4 and 5 star luxury/ comfortable lodges and camps.

Lodges and camps in the reserve are best suited to the type of experience you wish to enjoy during your stay. These include: Family Safari Lodges, Conferencing, Romantic Getaways, Safari and Spa treatments, Exclusive Eco Experiences.

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