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Madikwe Game Reserve is best explored when a few days are afforded to get intimate with it. Known as one of South Africa’s premier wildlife viewing destinations, this private reserve also offers luxury and ultra-luxury accommodation options for those looking to spend the better part of a week exploring.

Here travellers can spend time in pristine Big 5 country – all five species reside in Madikwe as well as an impressive tally of other animal and bird species. From catching a sighting of the resident African Wild Dog population, to spotting an elusive Leopard to the melodic call of the spectacular Crimson-breasted Shrike trailing over the bushveld, there’s an awe-inspiring moment in every Madikwe encounter.

Our Madikwe Game Reserve packages include transfers to and from Johannesburg, full board at a lodge of our recommendation, two daily game drives and all meals. Sit back, relax and let the magic of Madikwe leave a lasting impression.

  • 4 Nights accommodation
  • Transport for the duration of the safari
  • Game drives
  • All Meals
  • Snacks on game drives
Day 1: Gauteng – Madikwe
Madikwe Game Reserve lies a 4-5 hour drive outside the bustling city of Johannesburg. Upon our arrival into the reserve, we will spend some time to settle into our new home for the next four nights before departing on our first game drive. As the sun begins to descend, it gets cooler and the animals become more active. We will return to the lodge after dark, fresh from our first game drive and filled with excitement as to what the next four days hold.
A hearty dinner awaits us before our first day in Madikwe ends.


Day 2,3 & 4: Full days in the reserve
The next three days will be spent getting to know this intimate reserve. Our itinerary for each day will be to rise early for a morning game drive, heading out at dusk to witness the reserve’s nocturnal and diurnal inhabitants. Returning to the lodge for breakfast will be a welcome sight after a few hours spent tracking game – game viewing works up an appetite!
From late-morning to early afternoon we will enjoy the activities in & around the lodge was well as a lunch prepared by the chefs at the lodge, before getting ready to leave on our late-afternoon/evening game drives. Each game drive should return something different; in this reserve wildlife is abundant.

Dinner will be served once we arrive back from our game drive, with something different for us to savour each evening.


Day 5: Madikwe – Gauteng
On the final day we awake early again in anticipation for our final game drive. Having had a few game drives under the belt will make us familiar with the surrounds, but one can never predict what might be around the next corner. After a good few hours on our drive we will return to the lodge for a last breakfast before we check out.

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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