Madikwe Game Reserve

Madikwe Game Reserve operators in a three- phase system; The North West Parks and Tourism Board, the local communities and the private sector. It is the country’s fourth-largest reserve and one of its best, covering 760 sq km of bushveld, savannah grassland and riverine forest on the edge of the Kalahar. It is situated against the Botswana border close to the Kalahari Desert, approx 4-5 hours drive from Johannesburg. Although it is Government owned and run by the Parks Board, visitors are not allowed to self-drive, which means you must stay at one of the comfort to luxury lodges to explore the reserve. This vast conservancy of 75,000 hectares provides a wonderful opportunity to share an authentic safari adventure with your partner or family.

The park offers a number of luxurious lodges as well as community lodges in a malaria- free zone.

Excellent game viewing is available all year as the park is a single unit conservation area (there is no migration).Current day Madikwe has a thriving wild dog population with three hunting packs roaming the park. The rainy season is between October and April in the wet summer months. Winter can provide pleasant game viewing as animals concentrate around waterholes and vegetation thins out.

Narrow your search to hotels within a specific region of the Madikwe Game Reserve:


Tuningi 5*

Nestled in a verdant valley, Tuningi’s guest areas overlook a waterhole and are linked by wooden deck to the boma, sheltered by the ancient fig tree from which the Lodge received its name. Up to 16 guests are welcomed warmly in luxurious and traditionally-styled suites with al fresco showers and…
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Thakadu River Camp A

Thakadu River Camp 4*

Set within a riverine canopy surrounded by an impressive diversity of fauna and flora, Thakadu River Camp offers guests beautifully appointed tented suites, reflecting a strong Afro-Asian safari ambience, each boasting a viewing deck overlooking the Marico River. The lodge boasts an eco-tourism partnership with the North West Parks, the…
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Madikwe Hills 5*

For the ultimate, malaria-free safari experience, catering to the needs of even the most discerning traveller, we highly recommend Madikwe Hills. Expansive views of the bush prevail, whilst the suites, ingeniously placed between the granite bouders and Tamboti trees, offer a very high standard of space and luxury. The Presidential…
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Jacis Tree Lodge 5*

Jaci’s Tree Lodge showcases 8 luxurious tree houses perched wooden stilts in the canopy, giving guests a magnificent tree-top safari experience. The Main Lodge area includes an open-plan kitchen, pool with deck, and outdoor hide, creating a romantic venue for couples or unique destination for those with older children.
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Jacis safari lodg

Jacis Safari Lodge 5*

Jaci’s Safari lodge is set alongside the Marico River in a beautiful area of Madikwe Game Reserve surrounded by lush vegetation creating a Jungle feeling. Facilities including several swimming pools and a play room make this an ideal option for families. The 8 rooms are built around an ancient termite…
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