Madikwe Game Reserve | Malaria-free Safari in South Africa


The magnificent Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa offers visitors a Big Five, family holiday safari experience. Located about 4 hours north of Johannesburg, in Northwest Province. Madikwe is malaria free, and offers excellent year-round game viewing.

Madikwe game reserve is home to the 'Super 7' – that's the Big Five (Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino and Buffalo) plus Cheetah and Wild Dogs.

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Family Safari

Madikwe is a malaria-free safari destination. Many of the lodges offer safari activities for children including short game drives and mini-rangers courses, making this an excellent family holiday...

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Romantic Escape

Imagine getting married in a scenic spot in the middle of the African bush. Take your honeymoon on safari in the heart of Madikwe, for an unforgettable romantic escape...

getaway breaks

Getaway Breaks

Madikwe Game Reserve’s proximity to Johannesburg and Pretoria makes it an ideal choice of destination for short safari get-aways. Take the long week-end off for an exceptional safari experience...

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Self-Drive Safari

What could be better than escaping the stress of everyday life and going on safari, combining comfortable bush accommodation with thrilling game drives led by specialist guides...



The Madikwe is a malaria-free game reserve which is a great year round family safari destination. It is situated on the border with Botswana in the North West Province of South Africa, close to Sun City.

Madikwe Wild Dog Project

Wild Dogs were once one of the most persecuted animals in Africa and today there are less than 5000 left. Due to their rarity, they are now a “must see”. The Madikwe Wild Dog Project is at the forefront of conservation efforts. Wild Dogs were re-introduced into the reserve in 1994 and are now thriving.

Best Time to Visit and Getting to Madikwe

Madikwe Game Reserve is a great self-drive safari destination in South Africa. Find out about the best time to vist and how to get there.

Best time to visit Madikwe

Getting to Madikwe Game Reserve

Madikwe Game Reserve | Malaria-free Safari in South Africa
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