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Madikwe Nature Reserve

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Zeerust, South Africa
+27 14 778 9050
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WOW just WOW

What a great place to see the local animals and culture. I did travel to South Africa for safari... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kristina b
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Las Vegas, Nevada
A wonderful place for a game drive!

This is a cool reserve and has extensive diversity of wildlife from the big 5 to the critically... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bryan P
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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  • Very good8%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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“wild dogs” (22 reviews)
“game drives” (18 reviews)
“game reserve” (14 reviews)
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Zeerust, South Africa
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+27 14 778 9050
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great place to see the local animals and culture. I did travel to South Africa for safari however if unable, this is as close as it can get to real wild life!

Thank kristina b
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a cool reserve and has extensive diversity of wildlife from the big 5 to the critically endangered African Wild Dogs and rare brown hyena. I have been on numerous safaris and came here as a stop on my way between Joburg and Gabs...More

Thank Bryan P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The wildlife here is fantastic and that it is malaria free zone makes it a great place as a first time experience of for a family! We loved seeing lions, Hyhenas (eating an elephant carcass at night), a pack of wild dogs (after they hunted...More

Thank mummum
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Madikwe is a special place. A huge selection of Birds and Animals, if you want to see the Super Seven this is the place to go, plan 3 days.

Thank John P
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

The only animal we didn't get to see was the leopard but several others in our party did see one while we were there. The game park is vast with such a varied terrain. All the rangers for the different lodges co-operated in sharing information...More

Thank djsteele2017
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

In just 2 days I was presented in front of the magnificent 7. Apparently that is a rarity. I must say I was extremely pleased with the experience. It’s a must for all who wish to experience these animals.

Thank 459jeffz
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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Did a weekend trip from Gabarone and haf a great experience at Madikwe. This was my first safari drive and saw all the Big 5 plus so much more. This is a small reserve compared to Kruger. All the drivers respect each other and communicate...More

Thank swimmom92
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

OMG... Madikwe is just superb offering so many wild animals plus the BIG five are a must to see whilst doing game drives. Cannot wait to return far better than Kruger !!

Thank Paul S
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

too many lodges with a 20 km radius , 35 of then , therefore with 3 trucks per lodges , we let you imagine the numbers on animals - all driver radio each other - etc plus close to botswana border and it s blacktop...More

Thank Patrick c
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Reviewed 27 January 2018

Stayed her in Etali lodge. Madikwe has so much wildlife, it's an African eden. We saw lions, wild dogs, elephant, hyena, cheetah, rhino, buffalo...

Thank jgam43
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