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Madikwe Nature Reserve

#1 of 1 things to do in Zeerust Features Animals
Zeerust, South Africa
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A really good safari option

We are extraordinary fortunate in Southern Africa to have many excellent game reserves; many... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Big Five

This reserve is well worth a Visit and you will certainly get to see the big five and more. There... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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“wild dogs” (17 reviews)
“game drives” (12 reviews)
“game reserve” (10 reviews)
Zeerust, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We are extraordinary fortunate in Southern Africa to have many excellent game reserves; many boasting outstanding game lodge accommodation options. I've been blessed to have visited very many of these over a long lifetime. I recently visited Madikwe for the first time. This is a...More

Thank LesRuhrmund
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This reserve is well worth a Visit and you will certainly get to see the big five and more. There are numerous lodges to chose from.

Thank jeremymR3539UW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best vacation and experience of our lives! Suitable and entertaining for the entire family- children and adults. We can't wait to go back!

Thank emeyork
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Madikwe Nature Reserve was absolutely perfect for us. The game drives were literally the best we have ever been on. This includes game drives in Kruger, Chobe and Hwange. We stayed at the River Lodge and the staff was friendly, courteous, readily available without...More

Thank JBJ26
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Great nature reserve and Malaria free so great for taking children on a game drive.. Lots of animals to see and great places to stay and the drive to Madikwe is easy.

Thank All_fred27
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Lions, elephants, zebras, leopards, cheetahs, wild dogs, a buffalo, giraffes and even a brown hyena. That's what we saw in the Reserve over two days. Guides coordinate to avoid having too many people at one site at one time.

Thank TAZMPictures
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Stayed at mosethla bush camp for 3 nights in madikwe reserve. We had a great time there with good animal sightings. The bush camp is very eco friendly, the food is wholesome, lights are solar powered, shower by donkey boiler. All staff very friendly, The...More

Thank robalveston
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Madikwe is the place to go for game viewing experiences. The reserve is huge and has the big five. I would recommend a minium of two nights stay (three is best) at one of the many lodges, Rhulani and Mosetlha are our favourites.

Thank John P
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Our group did 4 game drives during our stay. Frequently saw elephants, lions wildebeasts, giraffes, zebras, kudus, all sorts of birds... and more! Rarely saw anyone else. Missed seeing leopards, the only disappointment

Thank akker1
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We stayed at Thakadu River Lodge. We saw rhino, lion, buffalo, elephants unfortunately no leopard. The game rangers have a lot of knowledge on birds, plants and animals however you have to inform them that you want extra information. They also forget sometimes that this...More

Thank NHaacke
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