The best way to see and explore Madikwe, near the Kruger National Park in South Africa, is to embark on one of many safaris or tours offered by this private game reserve. You can stay in this huge, top class conservation area, or you can combine your Madikwe safari with tours to other game reserves where you can then stay overnight – nothing is impossible.
At Madikwe Game Reserve, you will see the Big Five and you will be safe from malaria. Children are very welcome and are invited to join the ‘Bumble’ or ‘Jungle’ drives if they are five years and older. They will be on their own Madikwe Safari where they will learn about the animals, the ecosystems, the need for conservation.
When you decide to book one of the Madikwe Safaris and tours, you will stay at the Bush House, where one of the reserves best waterholes features wildlife of all shapes and sizes, at different times of the day. Get out that camera for the shoot of your life!
So, to start your tour to Madikwe, land at Johannesburg airport and find your transfer to the game reserve in an air-conditioned vehicle. Settle into your comfortable suite on arrival and enjoy a game drive before dinner. Every morning, you will be awoken by coffee and muffins before enjoying a game drive into the bush to see lion, elephant, rhino, antelope and the smaller critters. Back at camp, enjoy a huge breakfast then maybe a siesta before the next game drive - sundowners in nature, followed by dinner around the fire.
Your three day Madikwe safari will soak into your bones and by the time your transfer vehicle takes you back to the airport, you will feel renewed.
It is amazing to think that Madikwe Game Reserve used to be a cattle grazing farming area and is now successfully conserved as a home to the Big Five and fantastic biodiversity. Cheetah and African Wild Dog add to the amazing wildlife here and your Madikwe safaris and tours will develop into something grand if you see all of this plus more!
You have to travel great distances to see all of these amazing creatures which is why Madikwe has designed a range of safaris and tours either within the park alone or combined with other private game reserves nearby. This way, guests get to see a diverse range of habitats and animals, stay in special luxurious lodges and meet some wonderful staff and fellow guests.