Situated in South Africa and only an hour’s drive from Gaborone in Botswana, Madikwe Game Reserve offers 75 000 hectares of prime Game Viewing including Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo, and Rhino, in a malaria free area. As well as the Big Five, Madikwe offers fantastic opportunities to view the rare and endangered Wild Dog which is a mega “tick” on any game viewers list.

There is also extensive plains game and over 340 species of birds to attract your attention. Here, in the wilderness, bordered by Botswana to the north – a mere one hour drive from Gaborone, the greater Madikwe Game Reserve boasts exquisite world class safari lodges.

Madikwe Game Reserve is one of the largest reserves in South Africa and its diversity of vegetation ensures a wide range of game, including some endangered species. A joint venture between the government, the private sector and the community, the reserve is known for its sustainable land use. The reserve’s vast open plains provide many game viewing opportunities and draws wildlife fanatics and bird watchers from all over the world.

To fully enjoy the beauty of the area, one can visit either one of the luxuriously appointed lodges indicated below.

Madikwe River Lodge, Jaci’s Safari Lodge, Jaci’s Tree Lodge, Madikwe Safari Lodge, Tau Game Lodge, Impodimo Game Lodge, Makanyane Luxury Safari Lodge, Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge, Tuningi Safari Lodge, Mateya Lodge, Etali Safari Lodge, Madikwe Bush House, or rough it a bit at Mosetlha Bush Camp.