Acacia at sunset. Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa.
Off the Beaten Track
Little known and off the beaten track, Madikwe Game Reserve in the North West Province of South Africa, is utterly beautiful. Most of the area you'll traverse is overlooked by the Tweedepoort Mountain Range, a long lizard of ancient red gabbro rock, which divides the park into northern and southern regions. On the cusp of the Kalahari, it has a plethora of general game species as well as the Big Five. Then there's the mascot of the reserve, the African Wild Dog.
By David Bristow
Not only does Madikwe Game Reserve in North West Province boast the favoured Big Five, but visitors may also be lucky enough to see hippo, giraffe, wild dog, hyena and cheetah....more
Madikwe Game Reserve lies in the heart of the Marico, an evocative corner of South Africa made famous in the short stories of Herman Charles Bosman. Located on the western border of North West Province, Madikwe offers 75 000 hectares...more
Many of the farms described by writer Herman Charles Bosman in his short stories no longer exist, quite a number having been incorporated into Madikwe Game Reserve....more