The magnificent Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa offers visitors a Big Five, family friendly safari experience. It is located about 4 hours north of Johannesburg on the border of Botswana in the Northwest Province. Madikwe has excellent year-round game viewing and is renowned for Wild Dog sightings.
It is the perfect family-friendly safari destination, as many lodges offer children’s activities.
Madikwe Game Reserve’s proximity to Johannesburg makes it an ideal destination for short safari getaways
Family safari packages offer fun activities for the kids, while Eco packages let you travel while preserving the environment.
What could be better than escaping the stress of everyday life and going on safari?
Madikwe is a conservation success story. It was re-stocked with wildlife during one of the biggest wildlife relocation project’s ever - Operation Phoenix.
Today the reserve is home to many animals, including the “Super 7” – the Big Five (Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino and Buffalo as well as Cheetah and Wild Dogs.
The Madikwe Game Reserve is a malaria-free
game reserve which is a great year round family safari destination. It is situated up on the border with Botswana in the North West Province of South Africa, close to Sun City. The reserve is a conservation success story, it is home to the Big Five
and was created to boost employment in the area.
Family Safari Destination
Madikwe Game Reserve offers excellent family safari packages
due to the fact that it is a malaria-free destination, and that many of the lodges offer child-friendly safari activities
. Madikwe game lodges offer activities including short game drives and mini-rangers courses. Child Care is also offered, allowing Mom and Dad to have some grown-up time.
Bush Weddings and Honeymoons
Imagine getting married in a scenic spot in the middle of the African bush surrounded by your friends and family. Enjoy your honeymoon safari
in the heart of the bush, where you will experience romantic candlelight dinners and champagne breakfasts on romantic safari packages
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.
Getting to Madikwe
Madikwe Game Reserve is a great self-drive safari
destination in South Africa. Read more info on getting to Madikwe.