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. Add to the bountiful game inspirational lodges and you have a real treasure.
Madikwe Game Reserve is a malaria-free safari destination offering excellent family-friendly safaris. It is something of a conservation miracle, as it was reclaimed from spent farmland in an economically desperate region. Restocking the reserve involved the largest relocation of wild animals ever undertaken, of which the wild dogs are the stars, while the spin-off from tourism is now the region's mainstay.
Accommodation in Madikwe Game Reserve is varied with something to suit every budget and style.