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Madikwe Nature Reserve

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Zeerust, South Africa
+27 14 778 9050
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Flawless in everywhere...

OMG... Madikwe is just superb offering so many wild animals plus the BIG five are a must to see... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Paul S
Cala'n Porter, Spain
lot of trucks few animals

too many lodges with a 20 km radius , 35 of then , therefore with 3 trucks per lodges... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Patrick c
Sint Maarten, St Martin / St Maarten
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Zeerust, South Africa
+27 14 778 9050
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to a few and this rates above the others I have visited. It's quiet - lots of game. The wildlife is respected - they have a rule of maximum of 3 vehicles at any sighting. I have been 3 times now and have...More

Thank TansyNewton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Kruger National Park is the first place people think of for a safari in South Africa, but Madikwe doesn't have to stand back. Lodges on offer are amazing, and there is a budget range from mid-price to very expensive. The game viewing is very...More

Thank Veruschka N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Madikwe is a great nature reserve to view the Big 5 and much more. This time, had the pleasure to see a brown hyena, watch a large elephant herd with youngsters, and had a wonderful encounter with seven rhinos at a watering hole. Also saw...More

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The wildlife is fairly easy to spot and we saw a lot of white rhino and lions on a kill. We did drive round the perimeter a few times which makes you feel you are in an enclosure rather than the wild.

Thank scattysal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first safari bit Madikwe exceeded our expectations. The reserve is quite large, there are plenty of animals, and drivers can go off-road. The field guides from all lodges seem to all know each other and create a great atmosphere for guests. If...More

Thank CWGators22
Reviewed 11 January 2018

Our stay in The Morukuru Farm House was like living in paradise. Everything was super: the house, suites, surounding, game drives, food and beverage, staff, food, etc.

Thank elisabethmarazzi
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Madikwe reserve does not allow private vehicles so when you see the game with the rangers its a much more personal experience without 15 other cars in the area - much better photo opportunities

Thank Kevin M
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