Madikwe Game Reserve is a conservation area bordering Botswana in South Africa’s North West Province. Elephants, lions, leopards, and rhinos, as well as endangered wild canines, live in the reserve’s grassland, forest, and rocky Tshwene Tshwene hills. Ostriches, vultures, and the enormous kori bustard are among the hundreds of bird species. At twilight, animals congregate at the Madikwe Dam to drink.
Madikwe Game Reserve is currently the fifth largest game reserve and is also one of the lesser- known parks in South Africa. This makes it a hidden- gem as it is regarded as one of the best conservation areas in Africa and offers the Big 5 in a 680 km2 park (750 km2 including newly incorporated privately owned land).
The park offers a number of luxurious lodges as well as community lodges in a malaria- free zone.
The land where Madikwe now stands was previously used as farming land. The poor soil meant that farming was mostly unsuccessful and the South African government then decided that it would best be used as a national park to help economically uplift the disadvantaged area.
Madikwe Game Reserve is a conservation area in South Africa’s North West Province, bordering Botswana. It is located about 90 kilometres north of the town of Zeerust. It is situated against the Botswana border close to the Kalahari Desert.
It is roughly 4.5 hours in a car from Johannesburg/ Pretoria.