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Madikwe Game Reserve offers some of the finest game viewing and upscale safari experiences in South Africa. Home to the Big 5 and other animals of interest such as the resident African Wild Dog population, the reserve has become a symbol of conservation as well as luxurious safari encounters.

Biggestleaf Travel provides passage to and from Madikwe Game Reserve through its safe and reliable transfers division, ensuring that guests and their luggage are transported timeously to their destination.

For the 3 night, 4 day safari packages, accommodation is provided in elegant game lodges that ooze appeal. Madikwe Game Reserve is well-known for its fine luxury and ultra-luxury lodges which attract visitors from around the globe, and guests can expect this level of comfort when booking with Biggestleaf Travel.

Two game drives are undertaken daily, providing the opportunity to see a wide variety of Madikwe’s wild inhabitants.

  • 3 Nights accommodation
  • Transport for the duration of the safari
  • Game drives
  • All Meals
  • Snacks on game drives
Day 1: Gauteng – Madikwe
Leaving the metropolis of Johannesburg, our journey to Madikwe Game Reserve takes around 4-5 hours. We will arrive in the afternoon and briefly get to settle in at the lodge before we depart on our first real Madikwe encounter – a game drive with a qualified ranger. This Big 5 reserve offers many surprises with its exciting wildlife count so we will spend a few hours enjoying the surroundings before returning to the lodge after dark where a sumptuous dinner awaits us.

Day 2 & 3: Full days in the reserve
Spending three nights and four days in the reserve allows travellers to get a feel as to why Madikwe is such a special place. On both the second and third days we will embark on early morning game drives to hopefully catch a glimpse of some of the more elusive nocturnal animals as well as observe the diurnal inhabitants as they start their day.
Breakfast will be a welcome sight as we arrive back at the lodge fresh from our game drive and filled with excitement. The rest of the day will be spent at your leisure in & around the lodge before we return to the action on our late-afternoon/evening game drives to see what is on offer as the animals begin to become active again after the midday heat.

A sumptuous dinner will be enjoyed after returning to the lodge.


Day 3: Madikwe – Gauteng
Another early start sees us embarking on our final game drive through the reserve, hopefully with some memorable sightings to round off our stay. Upon returning to the lodge we will enjoy breakfast before departing the lodge and Madikwe.

Fully-serviced, luxury en-suite rooms add a touch of class to your experience.

We hand-pick the best lodges with the best reputation for our guests.

October – April (Rainy Season) – Daytime temperatures average around 30°C. The highest rainfall months are between November and February, though rainfall tends to come in short, sharp bursts and then the skies clear. The days can be hot and humid but the nights are beautifully balmy. During the rainy season the park’s vegetation is particularly lush, green and pretty; the soil is a distinctive deep red. This is the best time for birders, and for rich photographic contrasts.

May to September (Dry Season) – The winter months in Madikwe are dry and cool, with crisp clear blue skies. Night temperatures can sometimes drop to 2°C so be sure to bring warm clothes. Day temperatures average a comfortable 23°C. This is the best time for big game viewing, with animals being forced to move around in search of the scarce water supplies.Winter- This is known to be the best time to visit the park. During the period around July to October, animals in the park are easier to spot and spend longer feeding. It is also mating season which is definitely worth seeing. Days are generally warm and clear.


Why Book Madikwe With Us

  • Professional advice from experienced and knowledgeable consultants
  • Tailor-made itineraries to suit your travel requirements
  • We offer our own transfer service, adding a special touch to your getaway
  • Hassle-free, convenient booking process
  • Competitive rates and flexibility to suit your budget
  • Quick response and turnaround times
  • Local industry leaders and destination experts
  • Customer-service orientated team – we go the extra mile


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  • Return road or air transfers from Johannesburg
  • Professional drivers/guides (FGASA registered – Field Guides Association of Southern Africa)
  • Meals as specified per itinerary
  • Game drives in an open safari vehicle
  • Accommodation in luxury en-suite rooms
  • Bottled mineral water in the transfer vehicle


  • Meals not specified in itinerary
  • All entry fees and daily conservation levies
  • All Beverages
  • Optional extra activities such as Spa treatments
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities

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